Alzheimer's is a devastating disease — and what's worse is a large part of the disease is still a mystery. A new study sheds some light in one of the factors that could contribute to Alzheimer's: high blood pressure.
Scientists use genome-editing technology to make cancer cells kill off other fellow cancer cells in the original tumor. Also key to this potential treatment is cancer cells' self-homing behavior.
Tick-borne diseases can be deadly, so it's important to watch out when outdoors. In Wisconsin, a woman recently died of Rocky Mountain spotted fever, the first time a resident has died of the disease in the state.
Who doesn't want to stay youthful for as long as possible? Soon, there could be a way to stave off aging as scientists reveal a promising anti-aging drug that boosts the immune system of the elderly.
A man who went crabbing in New Jersey soon displayed severe symptoms of a flesh-eating bacteria. Now, he's fighting for his life from the infection.
Here's a potential reprieve for exhausted parents: infants who start eating solid food earlier are found to sleep significantly better through the night. New research shares an alternative feeding plan for babies.
A new study tackled the effects of parents' childhood on their kids. Researchers say people with traumatic and stressful experiences in their childhood are more likely to have children with behavioral and mental problems.
Doctors are humans too, and they get burned out just like all of us. The problem is the stakes are high, as a survey reveals that physician burnout could actually be the source of many medical errors in hospitals and clinics.
After over two weeks trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand, rescue operations may soon get the boys and their coach back on solid ground. Unfortunately, the ordeal isn't over yet, particularly when it comes to their health.
The United States' measles vaccination efforts has kept the country generally safe from the contagious disease, but a child visiting Washington was recently confirmed to have it. Officials recommend residents to visit a doctor if they went to these following places.
The parasite outbreak that hit four states in the past month or two has been traced to Del Monte Fresh Produce, which has already been recalled from stores. CDC reports the latest count for cyclosporiasis cases reached 212.
Scientists inch closer and closer to an HIV vaccine, and Harvard University has just taken an important step. A new 'mosaic' vaccine was able to generate positive results in both humans and rhesus monkeys.
Psychopathy is still largely a mystery to the medical community and the greater pubic. In a new study, researchers show that psychopaths could have fundamentally abnormal attention mechanisms in the brain.
A woman was declared dead along with two others following a car accident in South Africa. Hours later, a morgue technician found her breathing and unmistakably alive inside a freezer.
Dozens get sick in Texas from the microscopic parasite Cyclospora that causes the illness cyclosporiasis. Health officials are trying to trace its source. Other outbreaks have been related to fresh produce such as cilantro.