They are not the great all-purpose painkillers they've been cracked up to be
A wider waist is dangerous for reasons we don’t fully grasp
Pancreatic cancer will soon be the second-biggest cause of cancer deaths
Bone fractures are rife after age 50, so why aren’t we doing more to prevent them?
It can reveal whether popular operations are actually effective
Can certain foods really help you fight heart disease, arthritis and dementia?
How much should we worry?
Doctors shift toward personalized goals for glucose, cholesterol, and more
Many physicians are advocating a simpler approach to treating lower back pain: exercise
New initiatives aim to lessen the obstacles to finding useful treatments for children
Sophisticated software could help doctors make better diagnoses
Although certain bacteria help treat some gut disorders, they have no known benefits for healthy people
Overexposure to insecticides has bred resistance in the parasites, making it harder than ever to treat infestation
In addition to relieving headaches and preventing heart attacks, the drug seems to keep malignant cells from spreading
Current medicines fail to relieve seizures in about a third of people with epilepsy. What can be done?
Shortness of breath can arise from a bewildering number of conditions, complicating diagnosis and treatment
Doctors and patients are grappling with the unsettling finding that chronic use of popular heartburn medicines may be riskier than was thought
The FDA finds that many so-called laboratory-derived tests may actually harm patients
The approach is popular for treating achy joints and muscles, but hard evidence is lacking
Why electronic screens keep you awake at night and what you can do about it