Health
Cerebellum checks, corrects thoughts, movement: study2018-11-05
U.S. researchers suggested that the cerebellum has a hand in every aspect of higher brain functions, not just movement, but attention, thinking, planning and decision-making.
Inflammation can lead to circadian sleep disorder: study2018-11-02
Inflammation has unexpected effects on body clock function and can lead to sleep and shiftwork-type disorders, a Northwestern Medicine study in mice found.
Both overweight, underweight linked to increased death risk: British study2018-11-02
Both low and high Body Mass Indices (BMI) were associated with an increased risk of death from various causes, according to a new study recently released by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).
Star-like brain cells may play key role in sleep: study2018-11-02
A study published on Wednesday in the journal PLOS Genetics found that star-shaped brain cells called astrocytes played an essential role in sleep in fruit flies and might do the same in mammals including humans.
Researchers identify how brain decides what to learn2018-10-26
American and Chinese scientists found a neural mechanism by which humans and other animals track details to facilitate learning.
Scientists find neurons that help rats "make wise decisions"2018-10-26
When facing mounting tasks, will you continue to work or indulge in a cup of coffee? Behind this choice lies key brain activity that decides "what's more important."
New brain hyperactivity link points to better hallucination diagnosis: Aussie research2018-10-26
Australian researchers on Friday said they have found important links between brain hyperactivity and hallucinations in people suffering from a major age-related blindness, a discovery that could improve the way the mental experiences are diagnosed.
Health issues brewing as tippling takes off2018-09-26
Per capita alcohol consumption in China soared by almost 76 percent between 2005 and 2016, causing increasing health consequences, according to a report by the World Health Organization.
Chinese device for heart disease passes muster in Europe2018-09-07
A stent for treating coronary artery disease, known as the Firehawk, that was invented by researchers in Shanghai has been found safe and effective in European patients.
China asked to advise on transplants2018-07-05
After years of working to overhaul its organ transplant system, China has been given a leading role on a new international committee that will advise health authorities worldwide on best practices in the field.
Hong Kong scientists invent novel method for stem cell cultivation2018-07-04
A novel medical device invented by researchers from Hong Kong Baptist University can reduce the risk of carcinogenesis when cultivating neural stem cells (NSCs), a treatment for neurodegenerative diseases, the university said on Tuesday.
New drug to save thousands of women's lives from post-childbirth bleeding: WHO2018-07-04
The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday that a new formulation of drug preventing excessive bleeding following childbirth could save thousands of women's lives in low- and lower-middle-income countries.
UN officials hail China's progress on HIV/AIDS prevention2018-07-04
With its strong leadership, innovation and partnership, China has made huge progress in fighting AIDS, UNAIDS executive director Michel Sidibe said during his visit to China.
Kids' eye health issues in focus2018-07-04
China's growing number of bespectacled young people has caught the attention of national leaders.
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