Scientists identify gene mutations that contribute to common childhood obesity — the kind we normally chalk up to sloth and overeating — which could someday lead to treatments for heavy kids.
The psychological toll of a devastating cancer diagnosis may kill patients before their disease does.
A new study finds that using antibiotics as an initial treatment is safe, effective and can help some appendicitis patients avoid surgery.
Women who have false-positive results from their mammograms may have another reason to worry, a recent study says.
A battery-powered, hand-held plasma-emitting device created by Chinese and Australian scientists could speed wound sterilization in the field.
Berries, tea, apples and red wine are all rich in a naturally occurring compound called flavonoids, and a new study finds that men who eat a diet high in these healthy compounds may have a lower risk of Parkinson’s disease.
An outbreak of an unusual strain of salmonella called Salmonella Bareilly has hit 19 states and the District of Columbia, infecting 90 people since late January, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The breast cancer screening debate continues. A new study finds that adding ultrasound or magnetic resonance imaging (MRIs) tests to annual mammogram screenings can increase cancer detection in women with higher-than-average risk …
A recent study finds that combining exercise and caffeine can reduce the risk of skin cancer in mice. The finding seems counterintuitive, but the researchers say the beneficial effect may ultimately have to do with weight …
When you’re already plagued with relationship spats and financial woes, why is it that your immune system seems to abandon you too?
Mayo Clinic researchers report skyrocketing rates of skin cancer among young adults, probably because of their persistent use of tanning beds
Hiking up cigarette prices is one of the most effective ways to reduce smoking, especially in youths and young adults. Yet a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds that fewer states are …
It’s a relatively simple dare, but teens are sending themselves to the hospital by attempting the “cinnamon challenge.”