Left Brain-Right Brain Split Challenged By Musical Study

New research from Australia is challenging the widely held view that emotions and feelings are the domain of only the right hemisphere.

White Americans Sleep Longer Than Asian & Indian Americans, Study

White, American-born adults sleep the longest, according to two studies that shed light on the differences between the quality and duration of sleep among ethnic groups in the US.

HIV Drug Abacavir Hypersensitivity Linked To Human Gene Allele

Researchers have published a new study explaining how the HIV drug abacavir causes allergies in people with the HLA-B*5701 gene allele.

Chinese-Style Meditation Linked To Brain Changes

Scientists report that practising Chinese mindfulness meditation regularly for a month may lead to positive behavioral changes and structural changes in the brain.

Low Dietary Vitamin D Increased Stroke Risk In Japanese-Americans

Japanese-American men who did not eat foods rich in vitamin D had a higher risk of stroke later in life, according to results of a 34-year study in Hawaii.

Interleukin-5 Jab Offers Hope For Treating Autoimmune Disease

Research into treatments for autoimmune diseases may have received a booster shot as interleukin-5 injections show promise in regulating the body's immune system.

A Dark Chocolate A Day Keeps The Doctor Away

In fantastic news for all chocolate lovers around the world, researchers say that a daily dose of dark chocolate may lower the risk of stroke and heart attack over a ten-year period.

Zinc Helps Infants Respond To Bacterial Infection Treatment, Study

A newly released clinical study conducted in India showed that zinc supplements, taken with antibiotic treatment, boosted infant survival from serious bacterial infections.

Are Short-Term Medical Missions Useful?

A University of Sydney study questions usefulness of medical missions and calls for improved transparency, implementation, and policymaking.