The number of people suffering from dementia worldwide is set to explode in the coming decades as the population ages, tripling by 2050, according to a study released Thursday.
The teenager's voice breaks the silence that hangs over the dozing, grey-haired figures. "If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you," she recites -- "you'll be a man, my son," finishes one of the pensioners, with a burst of recognition.
A wider definition of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is causing inappropriate diagnosis and unnecessary and possibly harmful medical treatment costing up to US$500 million in the United States alone, scientists said on Wednesday.
Many people hospitalized in intensive care for conditions like a heart attack face lasting mental deficits similar to traumatic brain injury, U.S. researchers said Wednesday, urging families to push for minimal sedation.
Fewer than a quarter of the people in Taiwan who have contemplated suicide have sought help from medical professionals because of the stigmas associated with the act, according to a survey released recently.
An Australian woman who now speaks with a French-sounding accent after a head injury eight years ago has revealed the experience has left her feeling frustrated and reclusive.
A Mediterranean-style diet packed with fish, chicken and olive oil and low on fatty dairy products and meat may lower the risk of memory problems later in life, a large U.S. study said on Monday.
There are roughly 230,000 people who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder in Taiwan, according to doctors from Taipei Medical University (TMU).
African-Americans with a certain gene variant have nearly double the risk of developing late-onset Alzheimer's disease than those without it, a new study out Tuesday found.
A U.S. study out Friday sought to dispel the fears of about one third of American parents that giving a series of vaccines to children may be linked to autism.