China's state-run news agency Xinhua confirmed Saturday that a 7-year-old girl admitted into a hospital in Beijing tested positive for the avian flu virus H7N9.
South Africans living with HIV or AIDS are being offered a new option for treatment that will significantly reduce the number of pills they have to take daily. The South African government, which sponsored the new medication, says it will be the least expensive HIV/AIDS treatment in the world.
Dietary stimulants containing the stimulant DMAA have got to go, warned the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in a press release on Friday.
Weight loss following gastric bypass surgery may change more than just people's waistlines - it may actually change their genes.
Almost ninety percent of smokers who started using electronic cigarettes completely quit using tobacco, a new study shows, according to the U.K. news outlet Metro. But some people who quit still end up "smoking" more.
Brittany Ozarowski, a 21-year-old from Long Island, was indicted Wednesday on charges of scamming both family and local businesses out of thousands of dollars by claiming she had cancer.
Lotus Births, which consist of leaving the umbilical cord in tact with the placenta until it naturally falls off, is being used by some parents as a way to add what they feel is a more natural element to the process.
Childhood deaths caused by pneumonia and diarrhea could be largely eliminated by 2025 through a new "integrated strategy" launched Friday, said two UN agencies.
American adults who regularly exercise and make their own meals often do one healthy behavior at the expense of the other.
Kidneys' ability to function may be directly related to where a person carries his or her weight, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.
Rampant misreporting of height and weight has skewed public belief that the South is America's most obese region, according to researcher George Howard. People in the South being more honest may be why the region is perceived as the heaviest.
A new study on people with apple bodies has found that there is increased blood pressure around the kidneys when there is a lot of fat around the belly, increasing kidney disease risk in these people.
Sounds that are in sync with the brain's slow oscillations help enhance memory, a new study reported. Slow oscillations in the brain occur during slow-wave sleep and are associated with memory. The sound stimulations can also help a person sleep better.
The restriction on serving cups for soda in New York City could lead to people buying more soda, a new study has found.