The government is closed — which means that important public health programs like disease-tracking and food safety efforts, not to mention important basic medical research, may be going dark.
In a head-to-head comparison of two major forms of hormone replacement therapy, a more natural version of estrogen proved less dangerous to the heart than a synthetic one made from the urine of pregnant mares.
Over the last 20 years, the number of parents sharing a bed with their infants has doubled.
It’s well known advice for pregnant women — don’t eat fish while you’re expecting, since the mercury they contain could harm a developing brain.
About 6.7 million American women suffer from infertility, 1% of whom struggle to get pregnant because of poor-quality eggs.
The Geniuses at Apple certainly anticipated complaints about the way iOS 7 looks and how it works, but they probably never anticipated this: some iPhone and iPad users are getting motion sickness and vertigo from the new operating system.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released some good news for the school lunch program, which should translate to healthier students by the end of the year.
California’s worst episode of whooping cough, or pertussis, in 2010, likely spread among unvaccinated children to infect 9,210 youngsters.
As rates of behavioral disorders like attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and anxiety rose among children, so did concerns about treating them with psychotropic drugs.
McDonald’s announced on Thursday it will stop marketing a portion of its unhealthy fare to young kids — including soda — and will start offering healthier side alternatives like salads and sliced fruit to its adult menu too.
Heirloom tomatoes had their moment, so now it’s the beans’ turn.
A team of scientists are getting closer to the holy grail of brain-powered prosthetics by developing the first advanced-movement prosthetic leg that communicates with the wearer’s mind.
Childhood anxiety is on the rise at every level, from fear of monsters under the bed to severe anxiety disorders.