Polio-like Disease Spreads to 31 States

There are now 286 cases of possible and confirmed acute flaccid myelitis in the United States this year, according to the US Centers for...

Working the Night Shift With an Unhealthy Lifestyle Raises Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Rotating night-shift work together with an unhealthy lifestyle significantly increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, researchers say. "Most cases of type 2 diabetes could...

Canadian Study Says Surgery Drinks Put You at Greater Risk of Developing Diabetes Than...

Artificially sweetened drinks put people at a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes than other sugary foods, a new study warns. Products with added...

New Mexico Writer Jamie Sams Sues Hospital for Reviving her After Cardiac Arrest

A new lawsuit filed on behalf of a local woman alleges that Santa Fe’s Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical was negligent twice while she...

Study Says Meditation Helps to Treat Conflict Veterans With PTSD

Transcendental meditation -- the practice of effortless thinking -- may be as effective at treating PTSD in conflict veterans as traditional therapy, US researchers...

Study Says Social Isolation Leads to Higher Risk of Death

A large American Cancer Society study links social isolation with a higher risk of death from all causes combined and heart disease for all...

New Study Finds Limiting Your Social Media Usage to 30 Minutes a Day Reduces...

A new study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania found that limiting one's social media usage to 30 minutes per day can lead...

Parents Say CDC is ‘Sugar-coating’ Children’s Deaths from Polio-like AFM

Parents of children who had a horrifying polio-like illness are accusing the Centers for Disease Control of hiding the deaths of two children who...

Medication With Fish Oil May Cut Risk of Heart Attack or Stroke

A fish oil-derived medication may lessen the likelihood of a heart attack or stroke in patients who are at high risk despite taking statin...

California Man’s Brain Tumor Vanishes Without Surgery or Treatment: ‘It’s a Miracle, God Planned...

It’s a medical mystery that’s left several doctors scratching their heads. A suspected malignant brain tumor vanishes without treatment giving a patient a second...

WATCH: Tiny Robots Swim Through an Eyeball to Deliver Medicine

Although the mere thought of a swarm of microrobots burrowing into an eyeball is enough to make some people squirm, scientists believe tiny, controllable...

American Academy of Pediatrics Says Spanking is Ineffective and Causes Children to be More...

Parents should not spank their children, the American Academy of Pediatrics said on Monday in its most strongly worded policy statement warning against the...
Freya, a springer spaniel, is in training to detect malaria parasites in sock samples taken from children in Gambia. Two canine cohorts were used in a study on malaria detection. (Durham University/Medical Detection Dogs/London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)

Dogs Are Being Trained to Sniff Out Diseases in People in Effort to Stop...

Several years ago, British entomologist Steve Lindsay landed at an American airport and was immediately struck by all the furry creatures walking around the...
Even a week without marijuana use improves young people's ability to learn and remember. (BURGER/Canopy/Getty Images)

In Completely Obvious News, Study Finds That Not Using Marijuana Improves Cognitive Functions in...

Marijuana, it seems, is not a performance-enhancing drug. That is, at least, not among young people, and not when the activity is learning. A study...

Air Pollution Kills 600,000 Children Every Year

Exposure to toxic air both indoors and out kills some 600,000 children under the age of 15 each year, the World Health Organization warned...

The Coming Dementia Crisis: We’re Not Ready

Many of us played the lottery this week in hopes becoming an instant billionaire. The chance of winning was less than 1 in 300...

Doctors in Canada to Prescribe Visits to Art Museums for Some Patients

A group of Canadian doctors are to begin prescribing trips to an art gallery to help patients suffering a range of ailments become a...

Healthy Georgia Toddler Goes to Bed Fine and Wakes Up Paralyzed from the Neck...

A Georgia mother said her toddler went to bed sick and woke up paralyzed from the neck down. It's the latest in a series of...

Earl Bakken, Co-founder of Medtronic and Creator of Wearable Pacemaker, Dies at 94

Earl Bakken, an electronics repairman who created the first wearable external pacemaker and co-founded one of the world's largest medical device companies, Medtronic, has...

Black Women in the U.S. Are 42 Percent More Likely to Die of Breast...

White women in the U.S. are slightly more likely to develop breast cancer than black women – but less likely to die of it....