Sen. Charles Schumer, D-NY, announced new legislation Wednesday aimed at mitigating prescription drug abuse, especially pain killers.
The World Health Organization has officially passed off an a strategy that, should it succeed, would result in the complete eradication of polio by 2018. The real hurdle now isn't polio - it's funding.
A new cancer treatment has successfully put cancer into remission in laboratory mice with none of the side effects that traditional chemotherapy or radiation therapy.
Developing vaccine for flu is a difficult task, as researchers first have to look at the various strains that are most likely to cause the disease in a given year. A new study proposes a new model to make vaccines more "universal", where a vaccine is designed to target an internal protein of the flu virus, as opposed to surface proteins that are bound to change over time.
A new study has found that common antidepressants can ease the pain related to chemotherapy. Researchers say that patients receiving duloxetine for 5 weeks report a greater reduction in pain compared with patients kept on placebo.
A new study has found that children who reach puberty earlier than their peers have emotional and behavioral problems from an early age. The effects of these psychological issues remain throughout the teenage years.
About one in five children born to a teen mother is a repeat birth, said Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in a statement. A second birth is a second or more pregnancy before age 20.
Cholesterol-lowering drugs may be used to treat macular degeneration - a disease of the eye that leads to blindness, a new study shows.
After announcing plans to fund research dedicated to mapping the human brain in this year's State of the Union address, President Barack Obama released details on Tuesday on what has been named the Brain Research Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative.
A diet heavy in fish and seafood may lower overall mortality risk by as much as 27 percent, according to researchers at Harvard University and University of Washington.
After a failed abortion nearly ended her life, one woman is charging a clinic with malpractice despite a successful birth to a healthy daughter.
For women between the ages of 50 and 74, receiving a mammogram every two years may be the best option, according to a new study.
A new study from Brigham Young University has confirmed the idea that obesity leads to a decline in physical activity.
About 11 percent of all children in the U.S. aged between 4 and 17 years, which is about 6.4 million children, have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Latest data on the condition provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that one in every 5 boys has received an ADHD diagnosis.