New research shows the effect of lead exposure is long lasting and that brain damage can occur up to 18 years later.
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University studied over 500 men who worked in a chemical plant and were exposed to both organic lead, which used to be in gasoline, and inorganic lead, which used to be in paint.
After studying MRI scans and bone tissue to determine the extent of lead exposure, they found over 30% of the men had lesions on their brain and some even had a smaller brain size proving that lead exposure is not just a risk to childhood, but at any age.
Kidneys from deceased diabetic donors can save the lives of patients on the transplant wait-list, researchers say.
Scientists say they've developed a new blood test for identifying pancreatic cancer -- a step that might eventually allow earlier diagnosis.
A landmark clinical trial has shown that a compound in marijuana can ease life-threatening seizures in children with a rare and devastating form of epilepsy.
There's delicious news for chocolate lovers: New research suggests the sweet might help keep a common and dangerous form of irregular heartbeat at bay.