Three recent studies have found that when untrained bystanders perform mouth-to-mouth resuscitation as part of CPR on people who are in cardiac arrest, it does not improve patient survival rates.
Work next to a jackhammer or amidst the incessant din of industry? If you have to raise your voice to be heard at work, you may be putting your health at risk, according to a new study published in Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
We have a complicated relationship with the world’s oldest profession.
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.