The FDA reports that drug prescriptions for kids have dropped overall since 2002, but while the use of certain drugs like antibiotics fell, prescriptions for others, including ADHD meds, increased significantly.
Hopefully you pack hand sanitizer when you travel because you may need it — especially in your hotel room.
People can more accurately remember the health warnings included in graphic cigarette labels than in standard text-only Surgeon General’s warnings, a study finds.
The use of CT scans, MRIs and other imaging tests has skyrocketed over the last 15 years, leading some experts to raise alarms over the potential risks of patients’ increased exposure to radiation.
Postmenopausal women shouldn’t take low-dose supplements of vitamin D and calcium in hopes of preventing broken bones, a government panel recommended on Tuesday.
Sorry, office drones, yet another study finds that your workspace is teeming with germs.
If you think the bathroom is the only germ haven in your office, think again. Would you believe the dirtiest spot is the sink faucet in the break room?
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.