A government panel finds there is little evidence that a common prostate-cancer screening saves men’s lives and instead raises the risk of unnecessary harm
People with more education are more likely to earn a decent living and enjoy better health, according to the government’s annual health report.
New software can digitally “cleanse” a colon, eliminating the muss and fuss of a standard colonoscopy. Ready to book your appointment?
If Americans keep getting heavier at the current rate, 42% of the population will be obese by 2030, a new study says. The increase accounts for an additional 32 million obese Americans and a whopping $549.5 billion in medical …
Researchers say the culprit is academic ambition: spending too much time studying indoors and not enough hours in bright sunlight is ruining kids’ eyesight
When is a label a badge of honor, and when is it a harmful stigma of sickness or deviance?
In 2009, researchers reported that an AIDS vaccine had for the first time protected people against HIV. Since then, the researchers have been wondering, How did it work?
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.
How healthy is your county? An interactive survey ranks 3,000 U.S. counties on health measures including the number of fast food restaurants and the level of physical activity among residents.
A public-health advocacy group is on a mission to get caramel coloring banned from soda on the grounds that it may cause cancer.
The Department of Homeland Security insists that backscatter X-ray machines pose no danger to public health. Are you persuaded?
Katie Couric was right: colonoscopies are uncomfortable, but they lower the risk of cancer and save lives.
The new treatment, called Sklice, promises to be a real time-saver.