The Obama Administration says it will not tolerate the use of chemical weapons by Syria’s Bashar Assad amid reports the dictator has stored the ingredients needed to make sarin. What is sarin, and how dangerous is it?
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.
Repeated job losses may be as damaging to heart health as smoking, high blood pressure, or diabetes
Airports with designated smoking areas can still expose nonsmokers to surprising levels of cigarette smoke
Voters want actors in adult films to wear condoms, but the industry is threatening to sue and shift production elsewhere.
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
You can’t smoke in most restaurants and malls, and those laws may be responsible for saving thousands of lives.
What you eat can lower the risk of diabetes. But which foods have the strongest effect?
Health officials are hunting for the source of a meningitis outbreak among dozens of people who received steroid injections to treat back pain.
Two experts debate whether celebrities have any business getting involved in issues of public health