It's no secret that being a couch potato watching television all day may cause you to pack on a few pounds. But now new research shows that just one hour of television a day is linked to weight gain in children.
French physicians identified a case of the deadliest disease in the world, rabies, in one unfortunate patient earlier this year. Before it was even realized what he had, 158 healthcare workers had been exposed to the deadly virus. Now, experts are calling this a strong reminder that rabies is very real, even in countries that take the proper precautions.
Though it is well known that air pollution raises the risk of stroke, now new research suggests that long-term exposure can even cause damage to brain structures and impair cognitive function in middle-aged and older adults.
Sugary drinks increase the risk of getting heart disease, even when consumed for just two weeks by young, healthy men and women.
A number of research studies have shown that coffee helps to protect against breast cancer, and now a new study shows that it even protects against the return of breast cancer.
While dietary recommendations support the consumption of dairy products as part of a well-balanced diet, new research says that eating yogurt in particular doesn't actually improve our health.
In recent years, parents have been cautious of getting their child vaccinated for fear that they might develop autism. But parents can rest easy as a new study shows that there is no link between autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine.
Fake medication - that is, those that fail to meet quality standards - is a global problem, threatening not just public health but important advancements in medicine as well.
She may of not known it, but when your mother used to make you eat at all your greens at dinner, she may have been keeping you cancer-free. A new study has found that an extract from cruciferous vegetables - such as broccoli, cabbage and garden cress - may help mitigate the effects of environmental carcinogens.
You may think that indulging in fatty foods every once in a while isn't so bad for your health; but think again. New research shows that treating yourself to a couple of cheeseburgers, fries and donuts for even just a few days can cause your body's muscles to "protest."
Scientists have discovered antibiotic resistance genes in the bacterial flora of a remote South American tribe, which curiously had never before been exposed to antibiotic drugs, possibly shedding light on a phenomenon that has developed countries utterly surrounded.
Rabies has always been seen as something of an enigma in the healthcare world. An uncommon disease, rabies has all but disappeared in developed worlds. However, its capacity to quickly and mercilessly kill its victims - even those treated with modern medicines - has made it seen as the deadliest disease in the known world. Now new data has revealed that it's not nearly as uncommon as thought, killing a stunning 160 people every single day.
It turns out that soda and other sugary drinks may be able to help relieve stress.
Despite decades of public health campaigning, it turns out that many smokers underestimate the dangers of smoking even just a few cigarettes, according to a new study.