Children rarely die of the flu, but the illness can be more severe than parents think — which is why, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Thursday, vaccination is crucial.
It’s official: Brazilian Blowout is dangerous, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
A parasitic infection normally transmitted by deer ticks has made its way into the U.S. blood supply, researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Tuesday.
Firefighters who worked at Ground Zero are 19% more likely to have cancer than those who were not exposed to the site, a new study finds.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reduced the maximum recommended dose of the antidepressant Celexa (citalopram) to 40 mg per day, warning that higher doses may trigger potentially fatal changes in heart rhythm.
Getting angry is one thing. Holding a bitter grudge is another. Over the long term, chronic feelings of resentment can harm your physical health, according to the authors of a new book, Embitterment.
Three people have died this summer from a rare infection with a waterborne amoeba that attacks the brain.
Charla Nash, who lost her face and hands after being mauled by a friend’s 200-lb. pet chimpanzee two years ago, is recovering well from her face-transplant surgery in May. On Thursday, Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston …
What is a menopausal woman to do? A new study finds that taking soy supplements, a popular alternative to hormone-replacement therapy, does not help relieve the symptoms of menopause or protect against bone loss.
When it comes to keeping your weight down, a new study by Harvard researchers suggests that the quality of your food matters more than its calorie count.
Labeling on sunscreen bottles is about to get a whole lot less confusing. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on Tuesday stricter new rules for sunscreen manufacturers’ claims of sun protection, including new …
Obesity researchers from Yale University say that online news outlets overwhelmingly use negative images of overweight people — in ill-fitting clothes or eating fast food — to illustrate stories about obesity. The practice …