There are many things you can do to combat stress before you run out to get a pill. Here’s a list of some of the most effective natural stress reducers
Bunions are likely inherited and not caused by faulty footwear.
Many parents are not aware that their teenage children abuse "study drugs," a new poll suggests
An extract from the kava plant can treat people with chronic anxiety, an study from Australia finds
Britain launched a research program on Monday that should eventually allow all cancer patients to have access to the kind of genetic analysis that led Hollywood star Angelina Jolie to decide to undergo a double mastectomy.
When Wes Schlauch, of Breinigsville, PA, was 16 years old, he suffered a stroke that paralyzed the entire right side of his body. Miraculously, three years later, Wes is not only walking and talking – he’s even sending text messages, attending college and going on fishing trips with friends.
Last week, a 105-year-old Texas woman announced the secret to her longevity: eating bacon with every meal. While this story is worth mentioning for the sheer audacity of her claim, it conjures up the debate over meat’s role in the American diet and just how essential it is – or isn’t – for our bodies and our environment.
Scientists have long known that Crohn’s patients – even when they are in remission – suffer from fatigue and low quality of life.
A proposed state ballot measure would require doctors to be randomly subjected to drug and alcohol testing.
Women’s health care has a big problem, and we women are the cause of it. That sounds like a broad statement, but I believe for the majority of women it is the truth.
One in five handbags contain higher levels of bacteria than the average toilet.
Boys who are diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in elementary school are more likely to grow up to be obese adults than those who don't have the condition, a new study suggests.
If you underwent a genetic test for a heart condition, but the test also revealed that you have a high risk of colon cancer, would you want to know? A respected scientific society says your doctor should tell you, but the group is receiving criticism for its recommendation that "incidental findings" of genetic tests be shared with patients
A newer version of the whooping cough vaccine doesn't protect kids as well as the original, which was phased out in the 1990s because of safety concerns, according to a new study.
Until now, the only way to find out what people in the United States eat and how many calories they consume has been government data, which can lag behind the rapidly expanding and changing food marketplace. Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are trying to change that by creating a gargantuan map of what foods Americans are buying and eating.
More than a decade ago, British parents refused to give measles shots to at least a million children because of a vaccine scare that raised the specter of autism. Now, health officials are scrambling to catch up and stop a growing epidemic of the contagious disease.
Saudi Arabia has reported another case of infection in a concentrated outbreak of a new strain of a virus that emerged in the Middle East last year and spread into Europe, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.
The H1N1 virus strain that caused a 2009 swine flu outbreak in humans was detected in northern elephant seals off the coast of central California
The average family throws out nearly 122 pounds of food per month and wastes $590 per year on food that eventually spoils. From milk and eggs to produce, find out which storage tips will do the trick and try these tips to make food last longer.
A survey of 1,400 sunscreen products by the Environmental Working Group finds that most products meet new federal requirements put in place last December.
When you start dating a new woman, everyone becomes a critic: She's great, she's trouble, she's hot, she's not. Learn who to ignore—and realize who might have a point
For many women, the extra calories that are vital for a healthy pregnancy often become a green light to indulge and give into cravings. However, if you’re overweight or obese before getting pregnant, or you gain too much weight during pregnancy, you and your baby’s health could be compromised.
It is well known that extra virgin olive oil is good for the body – boosting heart health and even lowering the risk of certain kinds of cancer. But not all olive oils are created equal.
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.