Study Says Sitting at a Desk All Day Can Damage the Brain and Raise...

Sitting at a desk all day or spending hours watching television may damage the brain in a way which is known to increase the...
Viruses attached to a fragment of a bacterial cell wall. “Viruses modulate the function and evolution of all living things,” scientists wrote last year. “But to what extent remains a mystery.” (Credit: Biophoto Associates/Science Source)

NYT: Trillions of Viruses Fall From the Sky Every Day

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Spain, an international team of researchers set out four buckets to gather a shower of viruses falling...

Mariah Carey Reveals Why She Kept Her Bipolar Disorder Hidden for Years: ‘I Lived...

In this week’s PEOPLE cover story, Mariah Carey reveals that she is being treated for bipolar disorder. Although she was diagnosed with the disease in 2001 when...

Boom! Dieting Leads to Weight Gain

Forget about dieting and counting calories. Simply keeping a regular eating schedule may help manage weight long-term better, according to a new study. It may...

Scientists Say Babies Born After IVF Treatments May Have Greater Heart Disease Risk

Children who are born with the use of intensive IVF treatment could have a greater risk of developing heart disease later in life compared...

Study Says New Abortion Pill Reversal Is Saving Babies’ Lives

A new medical study shows that the abortion pill reversal medical intervention is saving lives and giving hope to women who change their minds...

Conception Using a Dead Person’s Reproductive Cells Raises Host of Legal and Moral Questions

The legal and moral propriety of conceiving a child with a dead person's egg or sperm is among the latest fronts being discussed in...

Leading Pediatrician Denounces Study That Claims Using Preferred Pronouns for Trans People Reduces Depression...

New research published in the Journal of Adolescent Health by scholars at the University of Texas purports to show that the more transgender youth...

Sudden Loss of Wealth Increases Your Chances of Dying Early

When people lose 75% or more of their wealth, they are 50% more likely to die early than people whose wealth remains steady, according...

Scientists Say We Should Not Be Worried About Supposed Cancer Risk From Coffee

Trouble is brewing for coffee lovers in California, where a judge ruled that sellers must post scary warnings about cancer risks. But how frightened...

UK Doctors Unable to Treat Man Who Has ‘World’s Worst’ Super-Gonorrhea

A man in the UK has caught the world's "worst-ever" case of super-gonorrhoea. He had a regular partner in the UK, but picked up the...

Study Says Rubber Duckies Are a Haven for Potentially Pathogenic Bacteria

Scientists now have the dirt on the rubber ducky: Those cute yellow bath-time toys are — as some parents have long suspected — a...
Public health experts say that they are alarmed by the continuing rise in obesity among U.S. adults and by the fact that efforts to educate people about the health risks of a poor diet do not seem to be working. (Mark Lennihan, AP file photo)

American Adults Just Keep Getting Fatter

U.S. adults continue to put on the pounds. New data show that nearly 40 percent of them were obese in 2015 and 2016, a...
Crystal Harris, Smith River Rescue Squad

Rural Hospitals Are Closing at an Alarming Rate, Forcing Community Volunteers to Take Care...

Crystal Harris was at her Virginia home one winter afternoon when she received a 911 call. As an unpaid volunteer of the Smith River Rescue...

Exposure to Cold Temperatures Could Help With Weight Loss

If you want to lose weight, you might consider getting comfortable with the cold. A new study published in the Nature journal Scientific Reports has...

Short Bursts of Exercise Cuts Premature Death Risk by More than a Half (Which...

Just an hour of daily exercise in short bursts could slash your risk of dying prematurely, a new study says. The study from Duke University School...

WATCH: How God’s Power Helped a Young Teen Overcome the Odds After Suffering Traumatic...

On September 8, 2015, 13-year-old Isaiah was at football practice when he got a severe headache and began throwing up. After getting a call...

FDA Report Reveals Rate of Cancers Caused by Breast Implants Increased 15% Last Year

There has been an increase breast implant-related cancer cases, according to a new report from the FDA. The Food and Drug Administration's official count of...

Music Star Will.i.am says Parents and Teachers Are Ruining the Lives of ADHD Kids...

Grammy award winning artist will.i.am is blaming 'pill pushing' parents of children with ADHD for "destroying potential". The Voice judge and pop star suffered from the...

Woman Nearly Dies from Blood Clot After Staring at her Phone for 20 Hours

A woman almost died after she spent her entire 20-hour train journey lying on her side and playing on her mobile phone. Medics say the...