Georgetown University researchers report that they were able to coax cells that normally produce sperm to make insulin instead, and used them to temporarily cure Type 1 diabetes in mice.
There are fewer and fewer places where smokers can light up these days, with smoking bans being instituted by governments and private companies in virtually every public place, from offices and airplanes to bars and restaurants.
As the authors of a recent study published in BMJ attest, society’s red-haired members don’t always get a fair shake.
A sexual health clinic in the San Fernando Valley — the Hollywood of pornography — has been denied a license to operate as a community clinic by California’s Department of Public Health, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Living without pain may not require potent drugs, according to a new study published in the medical journal Pain — all you need is a cushion, a quiet corner and maybe a mantra.
We all know that smoking is bad for us, but a new report from the U.S. Surgeon General concludes that even a single cigarette can cause immediate harm and raise the risk of diseases like cancer and heart disease.
Class rank is important for more than just wowing college admissions officers and securing bragging rights. According to new research, the better your grades were in high school, the healthier you are years later.
TIME magazine has partnered with Dr. Oz to find out more about America’s health habits. The results of our poll will be featured on a special episode of The Dr. Oz Show, airing on Jan. 4, 2011. Click here to take the poll …
Children exposed to cell phones before and after birth were 50% more likely to have emotional or behavior problems by the age of 7, compared with kids who were not exposed to the phones, according to a new study of 28,745 children.
Millions of middle-aged and elderly people already take a low-dose aspirin to lower their risk of heart attack or stroke. But could their daily preventive be staving off cancer too? New research published Dec. 7 in The Lancet …
Of all the conditions that appear during pregnancy — from gestational diabetes and acne to foot growth and intense cravings — transient restless leg syndrome (RLS) doesn’t get a lot of attention. But according to new research …
Physicians usually require an annual pelvic exam before prescribing oral birth control to women, but the two practices have no medical reason to be linked. Indeed, according to a consortium of health-care providers and …
According to the most recent surveys, the incidence of food allergies continues to climb, with anywhere from 1% to 10% of Americans unable to safely consume common foods such as milk, eggs or nuts. But how reliable are these figures?