People begin New Year resolutions seriously enough -- only to abandon them midway. But having a friend can boost the likelihood of sticking to them, suggests a study.
Couples who are married or living together will probably have more trouble parenting as a team if they have been violent towards one another during pregnancy, a new study has claimed.
The role of breast milk in protection against various forms of cancer has been known, but what makes it do so has remained a mystery. Now, a new study has found high levels of cancer-fighting TNF-related apoptosis inducing ligand (TRAIL) in human milk, which might be one source of breast milk's anticancer activity.
Unusual patterns of eye contact could help detect developing autism symptoms in babies just six months old, reveals a study. La Trobe University psychologist Kristelle Hudry, a key researcher in the study, says the results of the study are linked with emerging autism.
A new smartphone being developed can spot symptoms of depression in its user and take immediate actions to counter it. Scientists at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Center are inventing the smartphone as part of other web-based, mobile and virtual technologies to treat depression and other mood disorders.
One in four office workers complain of "chronic boredom," fueling themselves with coffee and chocolate during the day and hitting the happy hours after work to brighten their day -- habits which can take a toll on their health in the long term.
Taking vitamin E supplements may make bones old and frail before their time, Japanese researchers say. A study found that animals fed on a diet supplemented with the vitamin had bones 20 per cent weaker than those that ate normally.
Overweight, diabetic patients who undergo bariatric surgery may achieve considerable improvement or remission of their diabetes, a new study has revealed. In a randomized, controlled trial, some weight loss surgery patients achieved normal blood sugar levels without use of any diabetes medications.
Smoking might increase the impact of a schizophrenia risk gene, researchers say. Schizophrenia has long been known to be hereditary. However, as a melting pot of disorders with different genetic causes is concealed behind manifestations of schizophrenia, research has still not been able to identify the main gene responsible to this day.
Depression may lead mothers to needlessly wake their soundly sleeping babies, say researchers. In a study Penn State researchers found that depressed mothers are more likely to wake up their infants at night than mothers who are not depressed, says researchers.