LISTEN: Black Churches Take on Fight Against Racial Disparities In Health Care

Some black churches in the South have taken a dramatic step: banning fried chicken from their Sunday menus. It is part of a broad effort...
Dr. Bennet Omalu. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Doctor Portrayed in “Concussion” Movie Says Letting Children Play Football Should Be Considered Child...

The doctor who discovered CTE believes that letting anyone under 18 years old play football should be considered child abuse. Dr. Bennet Omalu, a neuropathologist...
U.S. President Donald Trump (R), flanked by Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Tom Price, delivers remarks on North Korea during an opioid-related briefing at Trump's golf estate in Bedminster, New Jersey, U.S., August 8, 2017. (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

WATCH: President Trump Vows Victory in Fight Against Opioid Crisis

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the United States had no alternative but to defeat an epidemic of opioid drug use, but announced no...

What It Would Mean For President Trump To Declare the Opioid Crisis a National...

The foremost recommendation from a commission established by President Donald Trump to address the opioid crisis spiraling across the United States was that he...
Edward Jackson from the University of Alabama at Birmingham tells church leaders it's important to share information about getting tested for HIV with their congregations. (Photo: Deborah Barfield Berry, USA TODAY)

With Healthcare Bill Stalled, Black Churches Are Stepping Up to Bridge Health Disparities

In a small room down the hall in the Greater Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, about two dozen people listened one recent afternoon as Donald...

WATCH: 5 Steps You Can Take to Lower Your Blood Pressure

A short "how to" on living a lifestyle that will keep blood pressure within normal limits.

Doctors Still Overprescribing Opioids In U.S., New Federal Study Shows

Nearly 92 million Americans used a powerful prescription painkiller in 2015, survey shows More than one out of three average Americans used a prescription opioid...

Leftover Opioids Become Common Problem for Surgery Patients

Surgery patients often end up with leftover opioid painkillers and store the remaining pills improperly at home, a study suggests. The research raises concerns about...

Christian Husband or Wife, What To Do When Your Spouse Is Mentally Ill

My husband’s schizoaffective disorder devastated our family. Here’s what I’ve learned in the years since he was first diagnosed. “I think someone is listening in...

Study: Women Who Gain Weight Between Having Babies More Likely to Develop Diabetes

Danger is greatest for women whose weight was normal before they got pregnant, study finds Women who gain weight after having a baby may be more likely to develop diabetes during...

Study Finds Aspirin Is Safe for Heart Failure Patients

Large trial comparing it to warfarin finds aspirin not tied to more hospitalizations or deaths Some research has raised concerns about the safety of aspirin for heart failure patients....

Sugary Drink Tax to Take Effect Next Week In Chicago

A sweetened beverage tax will take effect in Chicago on Wednesday after an Illinois judge threw out a lawsuit by retailers that argued the...

Drinking a Glass of Wine With Your Meal Could Reduce Risk of Diabetes by...

Regularly drinking a moderate amount of certain alcoholic drinks could reduce a person’s chances of developing diabetes, according to a study. Consuming alcohol three or...

U.S. Scientists Say They Have Successfully Edited DNA in Human Embryos

The first successful editing of DNA in multiple human embryos has been conducted for the first time in the United States, scientists say. Using gene-altering...

Young Children Are Overdosing on Their Parents’ Dietary Supplements, Study Finds

Children under age 6 most often affected, study finds A curious toddler opens a bottle of melatonin found on the kitchen counter, and accidentally overdoses...

Running for Just One or Two Minutes a Day Helps Strengthen a Woman’s Bones

Study suggests brief bursts of intense physical activity lowered risk for bone loss Just a minute or two of running every day could strengthen your bones, new...

Study: 99% of Examined NFL Players’ Brains Have C.T.E.

Of the 111 brains of deceased National Football League players studied by neuropathologist Dr. Ann McKee, 110 of them had chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a...

New Blood Test Can Check for 13 Types of Cancer

A research team led by the Tokyo-based National Cancer Center Japan has developed a new test to diagnose 13 kinds of cancers from a...

8-Year-Old Girl Cured of HIV After 10-Months of Medication as a Baby

A little girl in South Africa has been "virtually cured" of HIV after being given a cocktail of drugs as a baby, doctors have...

Study Says Wine Could Improve Memory

Lived through too many booze-induced, hazy nights to deem them true? Well, contrary to popular belief, alcohol may actually be beneficial to our memory.According...