Recent news has focused attention on suicides in teenagers and children, and while early deaths in this group can be harrowing, the overall rates of suicide in young people are not especially high. Rather, it is the elderly who …
Heart attacks are frightening mostly because they are so unexpected; they can happen at anytime, anywhere and can have long-term health consequences.
“Toasted skin syndrome” does not refer to the healthy glow earned by lying on a tranquil beach (slathered responsibly with SPF 50, of course). Really, it’s more like a work injury.
With more than four million babies and counting, in vitro fertilization (IVF) is a well-established way for couples who otherwise couldn’t have children to start or expand a family. For some, it’s their only option.
Adding to the ongoing debate over the benefit of screening mammograms, a new study suggests the tests can reduce breast cancer death rates by 26% in women in their 40s.
If you’re cursing Mom and Dad’s genes for making you too short (or too tall), you’d probably be justified.
It’s been a good week for advocates of stem cell research, both politically and scientifically.
A new study finds that intrauterine devices (IUD), which are traditionally used as contraceptives, could help treat early stage endometrial cancer in women who wish to preserve their fertility.
Following Monday’s exploration of “bullycide” comes more news about tormented children. More than 30% of children with food allergies report being bullied or teased — often repeatedly — because of their eating restrictions, …
Bayer HealthCare, the manufacturer of Yaz birth control pills, won government approval for Beyaz, a new oral contraceptive that is essentially identical to Yaz but is designed to boost levels of folic acid in users.
With flu season right around the corner, your mother, doctor and HR manager will no doubt be reminding you of the usual preventive measures: Get a flu shot. Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze. Wash your hands with …
When it comes to preventing heart disease, most of us know what to do — lower our cholesterol, lose weight, quit smoking and try to avoid stress. But we also know that if eating right and going to the gym aren’t enough, there …
Bedbugs are so five minutes ago. There’s a new intruder infesting the Middle Atlantic states: the stinkbug.