World Health Organization wages war on industrially produced trans fats with a six-pronged plan to eliminate it from the global food supply. The step-by-step guide, REPLACE, aims to reach low- and middle-income countries as well.
The secret for the cure of chronic disease, diabetes, and even pancreatic cancer may lie in vitamin D treatments. The vitamin can reportedly treat damaged beta cells, which is behind high glucose levels in diabetes.
A measles outbreak has hit New Jersey and health officials are warning residents to watch out for signs of infection. The highly contagious disease already infected a couple of people in the states.
James Harrison has saved the lives of 2.4 million babies by regularly donating his blood that has rare antibodies. Now, the Man With the Golden Arm is retiring.
More people have gotten infected with salmonella, following an outbreak in the East Coast that led to a massive recall of over 200 million eggs in the market.
Block the sun effectively with one of Consumer Reports' top-rating sunscreens of the year. The group's annual list states that chemical products are still a more effective option than mineral ones.
An Indianapolis woman died from necrotizing fasciitis or flesh-eating bacteria that she reportedly got from Florida. The family believes that inadequate and delayed medical care played a part in her death.
Major depression is becoming more and more common in the United States where 9 million people are already diagnosed with it. Even worse news: it's the young who are suffering the most from the condition.
A new survey shows that most oncologists don't feel knowledgeable enough about the benefits of medical marijuana on their cancer patients. Scientific evidence on cannabis for cancer is scarce, although anecdotal evidence are plentiful.
Private Shamika Burrage lost an ear completely in a car accident, but surgeons successfully gave her a new one that's grown on her own forearm. The revolutionary surgery was the first of its kind in the army.
What did poppy seeds ever do to the CDC? The organization warns their Twitter followers of the sneaky nature of ticks with photos of parasites masquerading as poppy seeds on a muffin.
A man makes a desperate plea on Facebook, offering his possessions and his own kidney in exchange for a part of the liver for his wife. His wife, Marie Robinson, is one of 18,000 people waiting for a liver donor.
Every year, 300,000 people get afflicted with Lyme disease in the United States. The summer months are especially notorious for this disease, so it's important to be aware of its prevention, symptoms, and treatment.
A drug used to treat osteoporosis turns out to have a potentially wonderful side effect: a cure to baldness. If it holds up in clinical trials, this discovery could be the key in treating hair loss for men and women.