Recent studies had hinted that gum disease can increase the risk of heart disease, but a new review suggests the evidence is still wanting.
Nine professional medical societies are urging doctors and patients to cut back on unnecessary tests and procedures. The question is, Are they listening?
It’s no secret that as a population, Americans been getting heavier, but researchers now say that our weight problem may be worse than we thought.
It’s time to get off your keister. Another study finds that sitting for too long increases your risk of death, even if you exercise regularly.
Katie Couric was right: colonoscopies are uncomfortable, but they lower the risk of cancer and save lives.
High fashion has a cost — and it’s not just on the price tag.
In a new study, middle-aged men who smoked did worse on tests of cognitive ability over time, but women who lit up didn’t show the same declines.
A study finds disturbing evidence that chemicals found in furniture, fast-food packaging and microwave popcorn bags may compromise children’s immune systems.
How bad is the flu season? Doctors are Googling the answer
Heart patients benefit from taking a low-dose aspirin daily, but the same same protection doesn’t extend to healthy people hoping to prevent a first heart attack
CPR can save lives, but most bystanders are reluctant to do it. Would you be more likely to perform CPR if a 9-1-1 operator talked you through it?
Screening for cancer is supposed to save lives, but not all experts recommend regular testing for cancer. Why?
In an international study of patients with severe heart attacks, Americans had shorter hospital stays but were much more likely to be readmitted to the hospital for complications