Children have fewer school absences and infections in the first year after a tonsillectomy, but the benefits ebb over time, reports a Vanderbilt University Medical Center study of 10,000 children.
Fewer hours of sleep was linked to a depressed immune system in a University of Washington study that had ruled out genetic factors as contributors.
Half of those with chronic back pain that participated in a study reported meaningful relief after 10 sessions of massage therapy, say Indiana University-Purdue University researchers.
Chinese and British adults that ate 100 grams of fruit a day lowered their heart-attack and stroke risk by a third over seven years.
Chinese asthma sufferers reported fewer symptoms and improved lungs after taking a fungi-based traditional Chinese medicine for three months.
Women between ages 30 and 60 that were novice meditators had less depression and stress markers after six days of meditating while at a resort than peers just vacationing there.
British researchers found that listening to natural sounds led to relaxed brain patterns, while artificial sounds activated stress.
The inulin in pure maple sugar encourages the growth of desirable bacteria in the gut, say researchers from the University of Rhode Island.
Both premature deaths and hospital admissions caused by air pollution have dropped sharply since Ontario systematically closed down its coal-fired power plants.
Italian researchers have found gut inflammation in Type 1 diabetics linked to 10 specific genes, raising hopes for treatment.