Women who fear childbirth just got something else to worry about: a recent Norwegian study found that women who were scared of giving birth ended up spending more time in labor, about 8 hours versus 6.5 for women who weren’t afraid.
Free HIV tests may be coming to a drugstore near you, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on Tuesday.
The H1N1 flu pandemic of 2009-10 killed an estimated 284,500 people, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) scientists — an estimate that is 15 times higher than the previously recorded official death toll.
In a large new study, researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital used EEG to identify specific patterns of brain activity that can distinguish children with autism.
Turns out, that morning chocolate-chip scone may not wreck your diet after all. In fact, it might help you stick to your weight-loss goals.
The majority of allergic reactions in kids are accidental — typically due to caregivers’ forgetfulness or lapses in supervision — but 1 in 9 reactions are triggered by giving known allergens intentionally, a study finds.
When it comes to social influence, what type of people lead and who follows? It’s a question pondered by parents and marketing companies alike. Researchers at NYU sought to figure it out by tracking more than a million users on …
Media and public-health researchers argue that social responsibility campaigns launched by the soda industry are dangerously similar to those used by the tobacco industry to counter public health concerns.
Feeling fat is an insecurity many women don’t grow out of, according to a recent study by researchers at the University of North Carolina Eating Disorders Program. They found that 62% of women over age 50 reported that their …
News reports declaring deposed Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak ‘clinically dead’ have onlookers confused. One would think ‘dead’ is a pretty straightforward characterization, but nowadays defining death is a little more complicated.
Are you having an allergy-free summer? You may have Fido to thank for that.
Experts say multiple sclerosis is unpredictable, but the prognosis tends to be good for patients who are diagnosed when they are young and otherwise healthy.