It’s a health conundrum that doctors have been trying to resolve for several years now: most Americans are deficient in vitamin D, which can help to build bones and even protect against certain cancers and autoimmune diseases …
If you saw someone in cardiac arrest, would you know what to do? If you had ever been trained in CPR, you might remember your ABCs — airway, breathing, chest compressions.
I’ve been waiting to write this week’s TIME Magazine cover story on Alzheimer’s disease for a long time. It’s been a while since there has been any significant progress in treating this stubborn degenerative brain disease.
Do you believe that love conquers all? If you do, you probably won’t be surprised by the following study. It turns out that being in love can actually dull pain perception. What’s more, it works in a different way that painkillers do.
Heart attacks are frightening mostly because they are so unexpected; they can happen at anytime, anywhere and can have long-term health consequences.
With more than four million babies and counting, in vitro fertilization (IVF) is a well-established way for couples who otherwise couldn’t have children to start or expand a family. For some, it’s their only option.
Thirty two years after the first test tube baby was born, the biologist who was the first to successfully mix egg and sperm in a lab dish and generate a healthy human baby was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine.
It’s been a good week for advocates of stem cell research, both politically and scientifically.
When it comes to preventing heart disease, most of us know what to do — lower our cholesterol, lose weight, quit smoking and try to avoid stress. But we also know that if eating right and going to the gym aren’t enough, there …
Volunteering to be part of a medical research study has risks and benefits. One risk most people don’t consider is the possibility that the trial will uncover some health problem you didn’t know you had.
Now that the Food and Drug Administration has decided to strictly limit the use of the diabetes drug Avandia, what does that mean for patients?
The myth of the dreaded “freshman 15,” it seems, is greatly exaggerated. That’s the average amount of weight that college freshmen supposedly gain after moving into dorms where beer and pizza are more plentiful than fresh …