Two centuries after its discovery, it's still incurable—but research is accelerating, with major help from citizen scientists in the patient community
Let's take a time-out to review the five-second rule
Insomnia is a very common medical condition in today's high-stress world. Aside from prescription drugs, you may have been curious about over-the-counter melatonin supplements. But do they work?...
New research suggests a tasty way to stop the yo-yo dieting cycle and prevent weight regain
Mice that lost weight and then gained back more than they lost maintained an obesity-type microbiome that affected biochemicals involved in either burning or adding fat--suggesting interventions...
A meta-analysis found that being of low socioeconomic status was associated with almost as many years of lost life as was a sedentary lifestyle.
Several studies suggest that eating prunes every day could help prevent or even reverse bone loss and osteoporosis
Exposure to specific microbes when an infant is less than a year old seems to have a protective effect against the child's eventual acquisition of asthma.
A controversial measure may be included in future healthcare reform
Apple cider vinegar does have a few things going for it but its powers have been vastly over-estimated in the popular imagination
The social media giant will offer updated contact tools
Shortness of breath can arise from a bewildering number of conditions, complicating diagnosis and treatment
Properly fermented foods deliver probiotics that could help cut disease risk, said a researcher at the annual meeting of the AAAS.
A new study shows five days of hunger a month may reduce risk factors for aging and age-related diseases
The secret to healthy weight loss may have nothing to do with how many carbs or how much fat you eat. Read on to find the surprising factor that might make all the difference
C-sections and formula feeding could be interfering with a critical biological process
This week Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen goes straight for the gut with three surprising mind-gut connections
Charles Platkin, director of the New York City Food Policy Center at Hunter College, published tips on what it would take to burn off the calories we typically consume during the Super Bowl ...
Join House Call Doctor as she reviews crucial tips on how to be a healthy vegetarian and avoid any medical pitfalls.
Sunscreen or beach umbrellas alone were unable to completely prevent sunburns—so researchers suggest combining the methods instead. Christopher Intagliata reports.