Coffee contains a protein that has an effect similar to morphine, specialists at the University of Brasilia and Brazilian agriculture research company Embrapa have discovered. Moreover, the new substance’s effect lasts longer.
Scientists in Sweden have identified the gene that causes a syndrome affecting the muscles in a fetus. It lessens the movement of a baby in the uterus, reduces growth, deforms limbs and underdevelops lungs, which eventually causes late fetal death.
A trip to Disneyland may give you more souvenirs than expected: State officials in California have urged that infants and other people not vaccinated against measles avoid visits to the state’s Disneyland theme parks after an outbreak of the disease.
President Barack Obama may be looking for the new Republican-controlled Congress to grant him authority to fast-track negotiations over a pair of international trade deals, but critical Democrats are fighting back against the measure.
Doctors Without Borders has released a new report blasting two top pharmaceutical companies for inflated costs of vital vaccines that have proved too steep for poor nations, recommending they adjust prices in order to save lives.
A British doctor, accused of performing illegal female genital mutilation on a young woman after she delivered a baby, has gone on trial in London. He is facing up to 14 years in jail in the first case of its kind in the UK.
Scientists from the University of California, San Diego have developed an easy-to-wear, temporary tattoo that can accurately measure glucose levels in the skin, allowing diabetics to monitor their levels without a finger prick test.
A woman suspected of having Ebola is being tested for the virus at a hospital in Northampton, in central England. The patient has not yet been named and no details of how she might have contracted Ebola have been revealed.
Research from University College London and Kings College London claims that falling rates of smoking, better diagnosis, and more advanced technology have led to a one percent decline in the number of cancer deaths since 1990.