Marine Corps officials have repeatedly said that federal environmental regulations for these cancer-causing chemicals were not finalized under the Safe Drinking Water Act until 1989 -- about four years after the contaminated wells had been identified and taken out of service. But victims who have scoured decades-old documents say the military's own health standards should have raised red flags l
What if you had the ability to heal your body just by changing how you think and feel? My experience with patients (as well as my personal background) has led me to the conclusion that whether they become sick or stay healthy might have more to do with everything else that's going on in their lives than with any specific health standard they abide by.
A California doctor has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison for bilking her patients out of more than $1 million by promising that an herbal supplement could cure late-stage cancer and other diseases.
Last summer, the nation was captivated by the story of Aimee Copeland, who lost both her hands and a leg to a terrible bout with flesh-eating bacteria. Now, a little over a year later, Copeland has been fitted with a new pair of prosthetic hands, which allow her to wipe down tables, fold towels and even straighten her hair.
Doing computer puzzles may improve thinking skills in women who've undergone chemotherapy, according to a Stanford study.
Recently, the American Urological Association (AUA) announced new guidelines for prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing. Here is what you need to know
Some of 40 chaperones and students visiting Penn State's main campus say they came home with bedbug bites.
British fertility experts have devised a new IVF technique that takes thousands of snapshots of a developing embryo that they say can help doctors pick those most likely to implant successfully and develop into healthy babies.
The organic food industry is gaining clout on Capitol Hill, prompted by rising consumer demand and its entry into traditional farm states. But that isn't going over well with everyone in Congress.
Has anyone seen "Molly"? If you've heard that line before, chances are someone was offering you a street drug.
The cholesterol-lowering agent red yeast rice, an alternative treatment method for patients that can't tolerate statin drugs, doesn't work any better when a plant-derived compound called sterol is added to it, according to a new study.
The 5 killer moves that earn this A-lister her super-fit bod
There is merit in being efficient in the gym. First off, it gives you time for other, non-gym stuff in life. What’s more, it breeds greater mental intensity. So here are 10 ways you might be wasting time in the gym.
The World Health Organization says a yellow fever booster vaccination given 10 years after the initial shot isn't necessary.
Up to 20 percent of children in the United States suffer from a mental disorder, and the number of kids diagnosed with one has been rising for more than a decade, according to a report released on Thursday by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Being under stress at work is tied to a higher risk of heart problems, new research confirms - but putting down the beer bottle and going for a walk may help.
The American Council on Exercise debunked eight common workout myths, so the next time you hit the pavement (or treadmill) you can start to see results.
New research has revealed that soldiers who experienced multiple concussions during active service are much more likely to have suicidal thoughts than those who sustained just one injury or never had a concussion
There's poop in 58 percent of public pools, according to a new report
There's an unexpected link between marijuana use and factors related to Type 2 diabetes that has medical researchers intrigued
Michelle McBride, president of the Noreen Fraser Foundation, speaks out about the attention Angelina Jolie has garnered by revealing she underwent a preventative double mastectomy with reconstruction when she learned she had the BRCA gene
Earlier this week, Google CEO Larry Page finally revealed the reason behind his soft, hoarse-sounding voice: he suffers from a rare condition called vocal cord paralysis.
In a new study, researchers from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, NY have revealed that individuals who develop non-melanoma skin cancers may have a lower chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
Liposonix, a new ultrasound technology, helps to zap away the last bit of fat leftover after exercising and eating right.
Recent studies and anecdotal reports suggest the vibrations and soothing rhythms of music, especially performed live in the hospital, might benefit preemies and other sick babies.
Two health workers in Saudi Arabia have become infected with a potentially fatal new SARS-like virus after catching it from patients in their care - the first evidence of such transmission within a hospital, the World Health Organization said.
In lieu of Adderall and eight-balls, hard-charging professionals are turning to a new class of nootropics (a type of smart drug) to score an edge at work. It's a category of substances that includes prescription analeptics like Nuvigil and Provigil, as well as less-potent supplements like New Mood and Alpha Brain that are made of vitamins, amino acids, and antioxidants, which purportedly stimula
Unless you've been living under a rock, you know to apply sunscreen. Stick with these smart tips—and check out our product picks—to make sure you're as protected as you can possibly be.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved Johnson & Johnson's drug Simponi for patients with moderate to severe ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory disease affecting the colon.
In the new psychiatric manual of mental disorders, grief soon after a loved one's death can be considered major depression. Extreme childhood temper tantrums get a fancy name. And certain "senior moments" are called "mild neurocognitive disorder."