If you’re at high risk of having a heart attack, changing your diet can significantly lower your chances of heart disease. But how much can fruits and vegetables help someone who already has heart trouble?
Vaccines are by far the best defense against pertussis, or whooping cough. But protection among kids dwindles with every year since the last dose of vaccine, a new CDC study finds
As World AIDS Day approaches Dec. 1, public health experts are turning the focus on teens and young adults who make up a remarkably high proportion of HIV infections in the U.S.
Most doctors say meditation can’t hurt you, but now there’s reassuring evidence that it may help you as well when it comes to warding off disease.
Colonoscopies prevent cancer and save lives, but patients don’t like them. Could less invasive screening tests work just as well?
A daily multivitamin doesn’t protect against heart attack, stroke or heart-related death, according to a new large-scale study among men
What you eat can lower the risk of diabetes. But which foods have the strongest effect?
A new bra from First Warning Systems claims a series of sensors embedded in the cups can pick up temperature changes in breast tissue and alert doctors to the presence of malignant cells. Read the full story in our companion …
Getting yearly physicals makes intuitive sense—routine checkups can pick up early signs of disease and get you on treatment that could save your life. Or can they?
Weak bones may seem like a problem of aging, but there’s plenty we can do early in life (in our teens and 20s) to make sure bones stay healthy down the line
And the hunt for the cure to the common cold continues
A final push to eradicate a disease has powerful friends — and a lot of money — behind it
On Thursday the New York City Health Department became the first in the nation to ban the sale of sugared beverages larger than 16 oz. at restaurants, mobile food carts, sports arenas and movie theaters.