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
After analyzing more than two decades worth of data, researchers have found that high blood pressure and obesity, so-called "diseases of affluence," are no longer confined to countries with higher incomes.
Recently at an American Association for Cancer Research conference, Anees B. Chagpar, associate professor of surgery at Yale School of Medicine, said that it "blew my mind" when her research showed more than a quarter of melanoma survivors do not use sunscreen when outdoors for more than an hour and that a small portion of the skin cancer survivors still visited the tanning bed.
A new study from The University of Nottingham has found that children with autism are more likely to imitate only useful actions that can get a job done efficiently, rather than "silly" actions.
A new study has found co-relation between birth month and vitamin D levels, along with risk for multiple sclerosis in newborns. Researchers say that summer babies are at a higher risk of having low vitamin D levels and increased risk of multiple sclerosis when compared with babies born around winter.
Diclegis, a drug used to treat morning sickness in pregnant women, has now been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Substances in green tea and red wine may be used to combat Alzheimer's disease, a new study shows.
The Joint Commission issued an alert to medical workers on Monday regarding the tendency of some to block out beeps from the machines they work with - a state the group is calling "alarm fatigue."
The husband of the late Savita Halappanavar gave a tragic testimony about
High mercury levels during early ages can up the risk of diabetes type-2 by as much as 65 percent in the later years of life, according to a new study.
Dengue infects some 390 million people each year, about three times more than the current estimates made by the World Health Organization, according to a new study.
Amiodarone, a drug used to treat arrhythmia, can raise the risk of cancer, especially in older patients, according to a new study.
Researchers have found a compound - common in red meat products and popular energy drinks - that promotes the progression of a heart disease.
Walking was shown to just as effectively reduce the heart health risks like high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol as running, in a health survey of nearly 50,000 runners and walkers of all ages.
Patrons who ate at a restaurant in New York City have been asked to get themselves vaccinated against Hepatitis A, after a food handler at Alta restaurant in the West Village was diagnosed with the disease.