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
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.
It’s news that’s certain to ignite debates over vaccines again: researchers say that the childhood immunization against whooping cough fades substantially over time, leaving even fully vaccinated children vulnerable to …
About 28 million Americans are considered at “intermediate risk” of having a heart attack. A new study suggests adding a CT scan can improve doctors’ ability to gauge these patients’ actual risk
According to a U.S. government advisory panel, almost no one should get screened for prostate cancer. But a new study this week reflects the continued view of many physicians — that screening does help to catch tumors earlier. …
Supersized debate: opinions flowed over at the public hearing on New York City’s proposed ban on large-sized sodas, on which the Board of Health is set to vote on Sept. 13
The proportion of U.S. patients who receive effective treatment has jumped from 45% in 2001 to 72% in 2010, according to a large national study, but that’s still lower than some previous estimates