About 28 million Americans are considered at “intermediate risk” of having a heart attack. A new study suggests adding a CT scan can improve doctors’ ability to gauge these patients’ actual risk
Missouri Rep. Todd Akin bungled science when he claimed that women who are raped are naturally protected from pregnancy. But he’s not the first politician to have a shaky relationship with scientific fact
Increasingly, research finds that exposure to anesthesia in early childhood may have long-term effects on kids’ brain development.
Overweight people who are diagnosed with the blood sugar disorder outlive their thinner counterparts, a study shows
Thousands of scientists, doctors, policymakers and people living with HIV are meeting this week for the annual International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C., the first time the conference is being held on U.S. soil in 22 years.
Even in countries that have made great gains in reducing the burden of AIDS, the epidemic is still growing among gay men
New research shows that women who have larger babies have more than twice the risk of breast cancer, compared with mothers who give birth to smaller infants.
When it comes to being couch potatoes, Americans aren’t alone. Physical inactivity has become a global pandemic, say researchers in a series of related papers published in the journal Lancet.
Doctors now have another weapon against HIV/AIDS in their arsenal, and it’s a potent one.
In 2006, New York City passed a first-in-the-nation ban on trans fats in restaurant food. Here’s how it worked
A rare gene variant appears to protect against the degenerative brain disease, holding hope as a target for future drug development
Two new studies confirm that the benefits of getting a flu shot outweigh the very small risks