Apple's iPhone 5S was the most sold smartphone worldwide in October, outselling Samsung's flagship device Galaxy S4, according to Counterpoint Technology Market Research.
The Counterpoint report said iPhone 5S retained its top spot for global smartphone sales despite supply shortages that caused long...
Men suffering from mental disorders such as schizophrenia are more likely to develop heart disease, according to research at the University of Edinburgh, the University of Southampton and the Karolinska Institute. The study, published in the journal Circulation, surveyed more than a million Swedish men over a 22-year period beginning at the average age of 18.
A team of researchers from the United States and Germany has discovered the molecular map that is linked with the development of cataracts. The researchers have discovered that cataracts may be born of an imbalance between three proteins that aid in the focusing of the eye. Two of the proteins are active, while the third works as a "chaperone," regulating the chemical balance between the three.
Low levels of Vitamin D in one's diet may result in brain damage, according to research at the University of Kentucky. The animal study, published in Free Radical Biology and Medicine, showed that rats fed a vitamin D-deficient diet developed free radical brain damage. The rats with the low vitamin D diet also showed poor performance on tests of learning and memory.
The CDC has released an official statement noting that while the measles virus has been eradicated since 2011, it could still pose a threat to the public. According to a new study, the CDC warns that while the disease is largely controlled within the U.S., the public is still at risk from those who travel outside the country.
Exercise during adolescence may help mitigate the negative health effects shown in children whose mothers had high-fat diets during pregnancy, according to an animal study conducted at Johns Hopkins. The team compared a group of rat offspring whose mothers were given high-fat diets during pregnancy.
A newly discovered strain of HIV leads to the much quicker development of AIDS, according to research conducted at Lund University in Sweden. The study, published in the journal of Infectious Diseases, notes that the strain takes five years to develop into AIDS, the shortest time span among HIV-1 types.
Cancer researchers say they have created a new and easier technique to diagnose brain tumors in just a half hour. Traditionally, testing for brain tumors require intrusive surgery to acquire a tissue sample for testing that can take two to three days to complete. The new method is a simple blood test that yields results much quicker and allows the patient to avoid both the physical trauma.
According to a new study, taking a low dose of aspirin for heart health before going to bed could reduce the chances of having a heart attack or stroke in the morning. The American Heart Association is now recommending that people who have a high risk for heart attacks should take a daily dose of aspirin.
Vaccination against rotavirus, which causes vomiting and diarrhea in kids, may help reduce seizures, according to research conducted by the CDC. The study, published in Clinical Infectious Diseases, analyzed nearly 250,000 U.S. children born between 2006 and 2009. The team found that kids vaccinated against rotavirus were at a 20 percent reduced risk of seizure-related hospitalizations.
People who eat a handful of nuts each day may increase their life span, according to research conducted at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and the Harvard School of Public Health. The study, published the New England Medicine of Journal, surveyed data on nearly 120,000 people over a 30-year period.
A new cognitive model based on the reading of cognitive test scores may help correctly diagnose early signs of Alzheimer's, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins. The study, published in the journal Neuropsychology, looked at the records of over 500 subjects (aged 60 and older) given cognitive testing for the disorder.
New research is showing that individuals who have high blood pressure are more susceptible to having biomarkers of Alzheimer's disease in their spinal fluid. According to the Mayo Clinic, individuals suffering from high pulse pressure could be an indicator of heart problems with older adults. The study was published in the journal "Neurology."
Nostalgic memories of the past could make some people feel more positive about their prospects for the future, according to researchers from University of Southampton in the UK. Researchers surveyed a group of volunteers on their self-perception after hearing a nostalgic holiday song or story. They found that those who heard a nostalgic song were more likely to report optimistic feelings.
A new strain of the bird flu, which is being called H6N1 has been found in an individual. This is the first known occurrence of this particular strain being found in an individual. According to Taiwanese researchers, a 20-year-old woman from central Taiwan was experiencing several flu-like symptoms which led to her being hospitalized back in May 2013. The woman was working in a delicatessen.