Swallowing a tablespoon of the dry spice on a dare could lead to serious health problems, according to the latest report on the practice.
Parents who exert too much control over what their children eat may not be doing their adolescents any favors when it comes to controlling the youngsters’ weight, according to the latest study.
About 1 in 6 people in the United States gets sick from eating contaminated food, a rate that has not declined in seven years.
When it comes to making healthy lifestyle changes, which should come first — changing your diet or becoming more physically active?
While physical activity can lower the risk of heart disease, two studies suggest that jobs involving hard manual labor may harm, rather than help the heart.
A blast at a fertilizer plant in the small town of West, Texas, raises concerns about exposure to anhydrous ammonia, a potentially deadly gas that is stored at high pressure.
Aging and drinking result in similar changes in the brain, and if aerobic exercise can alleviate the age-based damage, could it do the same for alcohol-related harm?
Screening procedures put in place after 9-11 detected letters testing positive for ricin mailed to the President and Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi.
Amid questions about how effective blood-based tests for prostate cancer might be, a new study suggests early screening with the test could identify about half of future deaths from the disease.
Congressional officials confirmed that a letter addressed to Senator Roger Wicker tested positive for ricin, a potentially fatal natural toxin.
While more effective chemotherapy agents have improved cancer survival, not all patients benefit from the drugs.
It’s a basic tenet of smart shopping — compare prices so you can find the best deal. Doctors, however, are often in the dark about what medical tests cost.
Explosions near the Boston Marathon finish line have killed at least two and injured at least 23.