Developing lean muscle mass is important for everyone -- it can keep you active and independent throughout your life.
"Eyeballing" emergency room patients may be better than a formal medical assessment in identifying those most in need of urgent care, a new study suggests.
Obesity surgery may help prevent heart attacks and strokes in people who are severely overweight and have diabetes, a new large study suggests.
Fear of doctors is common among American preschoolers, and a trip to the pediatrician's office can cause equal anxiety for Mom and Dad.
In an attempt to head off federal regulation, America's pharmaceutical manufacturers announced Monday that they would take voluntary action to make drug prices more transparent.
People may rely on social media such as Facebook to showcase the highlights of their lives, like vacations. But new research suggests the language they use in posts might also help predict depression.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the ID CORE XT DNA-based test to help doctors verify blood compatibility before a transfusion.
Children with asthma are at increased risk for childhood obesity, a new study suggests.
The same type of bacteria that causes stomach cancer may also increase colon cancer risk, especially in black Americans, a new study finds.
While therapy dogs can help ease anxiety for kids with cancer, they may also carry antibiotic-resistant bacteria that can put patients at risk for serious infections.
The flu shot reduces a pregnant woman's risk of hospitalization for flu by 40 percent, new research shows.
School is in full swing, and with it comes a plethora of colds passed back and forth among kids.
There's nothing like the convenience of working out at home or going for a walk on your schedule.
Occasional fasting may help control type 2 diabetes, a small Canadian study suggests.
Living in urban areas with heavy air pollution could increase your risk for mouth cancer, a new study says.
One in four Americans 65 and older falls each year, with some ending up in hospitals or even dying. But new research suggests that it's possible to avoid some of these serious injuries.
Privacy curtains in hospital rooms can collect dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria, researchers report.
There are four common myths about breast cancer that can affect prevention and treatment of the most common type of cancer in American women, an oncologist says.
If you're gluten-sensitive, watch out: One-third of the "gluten-free" foods sold in U.S. restaurants actually contain trace levels of the substance, new research suggests.
Although clinical trials are the only way to test the mettle of new drugs and medical devices, just 1 percent of Americans participate in such trials, research experts say.
Take two aspirins and reduce your risk of liver cancer? New research suggests this weekly routine might help.
Getting too little sleep at night? If so, your odds for a car crash are rising, new research suggests.
Every now and then you might not feel well enough to exercise and decide to skip a workout. Here's how to stay in the game
U.S. patients face numerous roadblocks when trying to access their medical records at the nation's top hospitals, a new study finds.
Getting too little or too much sleep can affect stroke risk, depending on a man's race, researchers say.
People with fibromyalgia have widespread inflammation in their brains, new research reveals.
Preschoolers who quickly pack on pounds may be at particular risk of becoming obese teenagers, a large new study finds.
The impact of acne is more than skin-deep, and often disrupts sleep and well-being, scientists have found.
Americans' love affair with fast food continues, with 1 in every 3 adults chowing down on the fare on any given day.
Among the most significant advances in surgery has been the development of laparoscopic -- or minimally invasive -- procedures.
Pain sends more people to the doctor than any other ailment. But if you don't want relief from a medicine bottle -- or when that relief isn't enough -- consider complementary and integrative health approaches
A personalized vaccine held an aggressive group of cancers in check among more than half of patients who received it in a small, preliminary trial, researchers report.
The most dangerous play in football can be rendered safer through a simple rule change, a new study out of the Ivy League suggests.
People with type 2 diabetes who are taking common drugs called diuretics may be at a significantly increased risk of losing a foot or leg, according to a new French study.