New research shows that a lack of sleep really can make you sick. Sleeplessness can be directly tied to illnesses, like the common cold.
Could more frequent sex increase your chance of getting pregnant? Research shows the answer is yes - but not just in the way you might expect.
Researchers have discovered that vessels directly connecting the brain and the lymphatic system exist - despite decades of doctrine that they don't
Vaccination against measles doesn't just protect people from the measles virus - it also prevents other infectious diseases, too.
If you've had a sleepless night, a nap can do more than just make you feel a little less tired - it might actually restore health.
It’s not just your imagination: The common cold really can spread more in cooler temperatures.
Brains affected by autism share a pattern of ramped-up immune system responses and inflammation, a new analysis of data reveals.
Feeling chilly? Good. Research says cold weather might trigger a way for you to burn more fat - and that could lead to a new kind of weight loss strategy.
Psychosis includes hallucinations or delusions that define the development of severe mental disorders such as schizophrenia. Schizophrenia emerges in late adolescence and early adulthood and affects about 1 in...
Mothers give a newborn baby a gift of germs that help to kick-start the immune system, which offers clues about improving immunity in premature infants.
A study shows that cycles of prolonged fasting not only protect against immune system damage, but also induce immune system regeneration.
When a person becomes sick or is exposed to an unwelcome substance, the body mobilizes specific proportions of different immune cells in the blood.
Researchers don’t yet know what causes this disease or how to cure it, but they've been making progress.
While sitting in microbiology class as a college sophomore, Elaine Hsiao was stunned to learn that the human gut held between as much as six pounds of bacteria.
Diabetes is a disorder of metabolism -- the way the body uses digested food for growth and energy. Find out more here.
Research could clarify how inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), conditions that include ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, are triggered and develop.
Why does your skin break out in red blotches? More important, is there anything you can do about it?
A team of Melbourne researchers has shown a recently discovered type of cell death called necroptosis could be the underlying cause of inflammatory disease.
Vitamin D may be an effective therapy to treat and even prevent allergy to a common mold that can cause severe complications for patients with cystic fibrosis and asthma.
A newly-identified difference between the brains of women and men with multiple sclerosis (MS) may help explain why so many more women than men get the disease
A healthy and balanced diet, as well as probiotics, have been known to be helpful in preserving gastrointestinal health for quite a long time.
For expectant moms who may contemplate the pros and cons of natural childbirth or cesarean section, a study suggests that C-section babies are susceptible to developing allergies by age two.
Researchers have found elevated antibodies to gluten proteins of wheat in children with autism in comparison to those without autism.
A diagnostic method recently developed by UC Santa Barbara professor Patrick Daugherty can reveal — on a molecular level — the factors behind conditions thought to have environmental triggers.