Exposure to common chemicals in plastics during pregnancy has been tied to a risk of preterm birth in a new analysis.
People can carry some antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria for up to nine years, new research suggests.
Activity in the brain's "ventromedial prefrontal cortex" differs between people who assume the worst in social situations and those who don't, a study finds.
A "complex" that regulates gene activity in people with two X chromosomes may predispose them to autoimmune disease, a new study hints.
Infectious-disease experts explain why it's never too late in the season to get a flu vaccine.
A small study suggests that "seeds" of Alzheimer's can be transferred from one person to another via certain medical procedures, leading to the disease later in life.
A new study suggests that mutations in regions of the genome that help control gene activity may influence the development of autism.
Mosquitoes are responsible for transmitting the flesh-eating bacterium behind "Buruli ulcer" to humans, new research suggests.
Knowing that Alzheimer's comes in at least five distinct forms could change the treatment landscape, the scientists behind the new study say.
Timely diagnosis and surgery saved the girl's life, doctors involved in her folded-stomach case reported.