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
Could a simple blood test predict a person’s risk of dying from heart disease or cancer?
Information is the currency of modern medicine. Better diagnostic tools — think everything from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines to rapid genetic sequencing for new pathogens — enable better medical care.
How clean is your colon? If you’re tempted to find out by getting a colon cleanse, don’t bother. You’re quite likely to develop complications from the procedure and there’s no evidence that flushing out your colon has any …
As a deadly heat wave sweeps across the U.S. — soaring temperatures have contributed to at least 22 deaths this week — there’s one question on most people’s mind: How do I find relief?
Vampire bats have a well-known trick for getting the most blood out of their victims: an enzyme called desmoteplase, or DSPA, in their saliva that thins victims’ blood and helps it flow more freely. The good news for the rest of …