The average American consumes more than 3,400 mg of sodium a day, which is the same as 1 ½ teaspoons. Doctors have long touted the need to reduce sodium intake, but now a new study says there is actually no evidence to back up the benefits of a low-sodium diet.
It may seem counterintuitive but a new study suggests giving newborns a bottle of formula milk over a few days, will actually increase the chances the baby will be successfully breastfeeding three months later.
As the United States continues struggles with an obesity rate of every 1 in 3 adults, a recent study says major fast food chains have "barely improved nutritional quality of menus in 14 years", further spurring the obesity epidemic.
Lipstick - often a woman's go-to make-up tool to add a little glamour to their look - might actually be causing more harm than previously thought.
The recent decade saw the mortgage crisis and the economic recession leaving many Americans without a job, home or even both. The rise in economic instability led to a sharp rise in suicide rates among middle-age Americans.
A staggering 80 percent of U.S. adults aren't meeting the federal physical activity recommendations for both aerobic exercise and muscle-strengthening activity, according to government statistics out today.
Children born in the United States have a higher risk of developing skin, food allergies and asthma compared to children born in other countries, according to new research published Monday.
Cancer is threatening to overwhelm Latin American countries, according to report published in the Lancet Oncology by researchers at the Harvard Medical School in Boston.
What is a patient's nightmare may be a hospital's gain. A new study reports that hospitals often make more profit when a surgery goes wrong, than when it goes according to plan.
By selectively breeding rats that exhibited traits of either extreme activity or laziness, researcher Frank Booth and post-doctoral fellow Michael Roberts, found that genetics could play a role in exercise motivation.
A new gene mutation has been identified that could make African-Americans with it twice as likely to develop Alzheimer's disease in old age as those without it
Food-borne illnesses are on the decline with some down as much as 40 percent over the last ten years, according to a study released by the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest.
"Why would you reinvent the wheel?" goes the old saying, so why would you then reinvent the condom? Well, Bill Gates is hoping to do just that through his foundation and Grand Challenges in Global Health Program by offering a $100,000 grant to anyone who can create the world's next-generation condom.
Since 2010, an outbreak in meningitis has infected 22 individuals, killing seven.