Consider this: of the trillions upon trillions of cells in the human body, only about 1 in 10 is actually human. The rest belong to microbes, which colonize every inch of you, from the inside of your mouth to the skin between …
It’s not unusual for teens to stay home from school for a day or two if they’re feeling under the weather. But in some uncommon cases, debilitating symptoms — such as joint pain and exhaustion — persist.
It could be argued that a life free of lies and sarcasm would be a happier one. But the inability to recognize others’ insincerity can also be hazardous — and a warning sign of a form of dementia.
Lending credence to the old adage about eating an apple a day, a new study finds that women who ate the fruit daily saw improvements in cholesterol levels and markers of inflammation — suggesting a lower risk of heart disease …
Within a matter of seconds, your child slips from your watchful eye and wanders away. Soon, he or she is nowhere to be found.
Being plugged into an iPod is a hallmark of adolescence, but a new study suggests that teens who spend too much time listening to music may be at higher risk of depression.
The differences between liberals and conservatives run wide and deep, and a new study suggests they may even be reflected in the very structure of their brains.
It’s the battle of his life, and any day now, it may be over.
You assume it’s just a headache and that it’ll go away on its own. But what if it doesn’t? What if your child’s headache is a symptom of a life-threatening problem like brain cancer?
So much can be communicated in just one kiss — including the bacteria Streptococcus mutans and Streptococcus sobrinus, which flourish on teeth and gums and cause cavities.
Bellyaches, head bumps and pain are all ailments that children complain about and parents fret over. But do they always warrant a CT scan in the emergency room?
People shouldn’t attempt walking on water because it isn’t safe, the government said, cautioning people not to climb into the large, plastic “water walking” balls that have grown in popularity as rides in amusement parks, malls …