Teen birth rates in the U.S., which have been declining for two decades, have reached a record low, with significant drops in …
The latest study suggests that the one-third of Americans who are obese they may not be getting the proper health care they need — because their doctors are biased against treating them.
CT scans can reveal a remarkable amount of useful medical information, but more studies underscore the need to balance the benefits of that knowledge with the risks of being exposed to …
In the past, women who lacked sexual desire were stigmatized as “frigid”— today, psychiatry’s diagnostic manual labels them with “hypoactive sexual desire disorder” (HSDD). Big Pharma is betting that many such women …
Apparently, fast food frequenters have no idea how many calories they’re ordering up at the counter.
Taking your first drink in your early teens may put you at greater risk of developing alcohol problems later on, according to new research.
A new study suggests that intelligence is more about what the brain chooses to ignore than simply its ability to process information rapidly.
The advice to detect and treat cancers at the first opportunity may not apply to older men with prostate tumors, according to the latest study.
A promising new drug for treating asthma could not only reduce asthma symptoms but also improve lung function in patients, according to a new study.
The largest study to date confirms that ketamine — a “club drug” that is also legally used as an anesthetic — could be a quick and effective way to relieve depression.
How marijuana contributes to weight loss — and a reduced risk of diabetes; researchers zero in on the first genes associated with postpartum depression; and ADHD in childhood may be linked to obesity later in life. These are the stories making health news this week; for more, visit TIME Health & Family.
Sneezing and wheezing can make children feel miserable, and that discomfort can hamper how well they do in school.
With summer vacation about to start, kids will inevitably spend even more time online. So here are some tips for making sure they’re only seeing what’s appropriate for them.
Breathing in pollutants released into the air isn’t healthy for developing lungs, but a new study says it’s harmful for developing brains too.
Researchers say that a blood test may soon identify which pregnant women are at highest risk of developing postpartum depression, so they can seek treatment that could control their symptoms.
Toking up may help marijuana users to stay slim and lower their risk of developing diabetes, according to the latest study, which suggests that cannabis compounds may help in controlling blood sugar.