A new finding could enable detect of increased risk of autism at birth, which could enable early treatment or interventions
Gene patents, if upheld by the Supreme Court, could affect genetic research and access to genetic tests for patients
New findings back up a study published last year that suggested HRT increased the risk of all categories of breast cancer. Previusly, doctors thought HRT only increased the risk of less-serious cancers...
Colon cancer usually progresses slowly, so early detection is less likely to benefit older adults. Also, colonoscopies come with a risk of perforation of the intestine, bleeding or incontinence...
Gluten-free products made with refined grains can be low in fiber, vitamins and minerals
Hallucinations, heart problems and seizures also tied to illegal drug
A new study finds that 40 percent of physicians in hospitals report that, at least once a month, they took on more patients than they could safely handle. The results suggest that hospitals need to evaluate doctors' workloads and create standards for safety...
Morbidly obese individuals—those with a BMI of 40 and above—were 80 percent more likely to die in a car crash, according to a study published in Emergency Medical Journal
Public health officials urge U.S. families to get vaccinated in preparation for what, they warn, could be a particularly bad year
Particularly common mistakes: children over age seven were seldom seated in a booster seat and by ages eight to 10 a quarter of kids were already sitting in the front seat
New York City's proposed ban on large drinks could reduce calorie consumption if 40 percent of people comply, and do not feel the need to purchase several smaller-size drinks at once
A molecular signal that triggers sunburns helps the body remove sun-damaged cells before they trigger cancer. The findings could lead to new treatments for psoriasis and other inflammatory responses...
Human papillomavirus spreads quickly between two people in a new relationship. Screening is advised because the virus is known to cause cervical cancer
At least three cups of caffeinated coffee a day appear to protect against basal cell carcinoma, the most common form of skin cancer, but more studies are necessary to confirm the association...
The new estimate is based on measurements taken at the hip and lower part of the spine, not just the hip as in a previous major study. In some, osteoporosis may be present at only one site...
The researchers said this is the first study to link caffeine intake with "chronotype," which classifies people by the time of day they are most alert and active
The findings suggest that there is a potential to disrupt autism during a child's first year before the disorder becomes entrenched
It takes longer for people to get high from this oral form of marijuana, so there is little potential for abuse
Future research is needed to find out the exact causes of pain perception differences, and which ones would be best to target for more effective pain control
Even though radiation from body scanners is likely to be very low, the doses should still be confirmed using dosimeters