(Reuters Health) - Patients with severed spinal cords once had no hope of regaining limb function. But a method that helps new nerve cells bridge the damage by growing through a scaffolding structure might one day change that, researchers say.
(Reuters Health) - Teens who use pot just one or two times may end up with changes to their brains, a new study finds.
(Reuters Health) - The U.S. government's toll-free substance abuse helpline, which provides free referral services to those looking for treatment, gets little publicity, a new study finds.
(Reuters Health) - Diabetic patients who take statins to treat high cholesterol may get an added benefit: a lower risk of damage to the retina, a new study suggests.
(Reuters Health) - A survey of low-income women in a large U.S. city finds that nearly two-thirds couldn't afford menstrual hygiene products such as tampons or pads during the previous year.
(Reuters Health) - A program that combines home modifications with specialized counseling may help seniors disabled by aging stay in their homes longer, a new study suggests.
(Reuters Health) - The risk of heart disease and premature death may be higher for people who experience sudden, unpredictable income drops in early adulthood, a new study suggests.
(Reuters Health) - More than 10 percent of American adults are allergic to at least one food, a new study suggests.
(Reuters Health) - A review of research on artificial and natural sweeteners commonly used as alternatives to sugar failed to find strong evidence they provide significant health benefits, but also found no harm from using them.
(Reuters Health) - Older people with heart failure may be able to continue drinking moderately without harming their health, a new study suggests.