Researchers at Imperial College London looked at over 1.3 million births that took place in NHS services in England between April 1, 2010, and March 31, 2012. The research, which is published in The BMJ, found that the rate of maternal infections and perinatal death (defined as a baby being stillborn or dying in hospital within seven days of birth) varied according to the day of the week on which a woman gave birth.
There is no substantive evidence for a 'pause' or 'hiatus' in global warming and the use of those terms is therefore inaccurate, new research from the University of Bristol has found.
In research published in Nature Communications, scientists from the Materials Dynamics Laboratory at the RIKEN SPring-8 Center, along with collaborators from the Tokyo Institute of Technology's Earth-Life Science Institute and other institutes, have succeeded in measuring the speed of sound in mixtures of liquid iron and carbon in extreme conditions, allowing limits to be set on the composition of the Earth's core.
In the first published results from a $386,000 National Cancer Institute grant awarded earlier this year, a paper by Scott Verbridge and Rafael Davalos in Scientific Reports has been published, describing the researchers' work on developing a new type of treatment for glioblastoma multiforme, the most common and deadly malignant primary brain tumor.
More than 18 million women in low- and middle-income countries around the world are severely undernourished, according to the first global estimate published in a new study from St. Michael's Hospital and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Corresponding author and Medical University of Vienna professor Leopold Eckhart and colleagues, in a study published in the advanced online edition of Molecular Biology and Evolution, performed the first comprehensive study of the genes that control the hard cutaneous layers of the shell in the North American painted turtle and other turtles.
Improvements in availability of antiretroviral therapy for HIV in South Africa over the past decade coincide with an increased gap in female versus male life expectancy, according to a study published in PLOS Medicine this week.
People with diabetes may be harboring advanced vascular disease that could increase their risk of stroke, according to new research. The findings suggest that arterial imaging with 3-D MRI could be useful in helping to determine stroke risk among diabetics.
The area of the brain associated with impulsivity and the development of obsessive-compulsive disorder is activated in obese children when introduced to food smells, according to new research.
Women with a certain type of lung nodule visible on lung cancer screening CT exams face a higher risk of lung cancer than men with similar nodules, according to a new study.