Alzheimer’s May be Preventable in a Decade

Roughly 5½ million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s, a disease that ravages sufferers’ memories and, ultimately, stops their bodies from performing basic functions. There’s...

How to Properly Wash Your Hands by Microbiologist Michelle Sconce Massaquoi

For my fourth-grade science fair project, I tested different soaps to see which ones were the most effective at keeping my hands clean. Now, nearly...

Food to Help You Live Longer and Beat Heart Disease, Cancer, Diabetes and Dementia:...

What if I told you there was a miracle pill that could drastically improve your health and the length of your life? What’s more, this...
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...

Big Study Finds Many Breast Cancer Patients Can Skip Chemo

Most women with the most common form of early-stage breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy without hurting their chances of beating the disease, doctors...

Georgia Cancer Center is Training Black Church Leaders On How to Help Congregants Decrease...

Some community members learned about a topic Saturday that many want to avoid: Cancer. It all started with church leaders touring the Georgia Cancer Center...

WATCH: New Jersey Family Files Lawsuit After ‘Miracle’ Baby Suffers Severe Burns From Hot...

A family is demanding action after their 10-month-old baby was accidentally burned by a nurse in New Jersey. The incident was reported during a bath...

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...

Testosterone Therapy Won’t Raise Your Prostate Cancer Risk

One in four men over the age of 30 has low testosterone in America, with symptoms including a lack of libido, depression, and erectile dysfunction....

Study Says Low-Carb Keto Diets Increase Risk of Heart Rhythm Disorders

Trendy low-carb diets popular with celebrities raise the risk of a developing an irregular heartbeat linked to strokes, warns a new study. The low-carb -...

CDC Labels Mystery Disease ‘Candida Auris’ an Urgent Threat

A mystery disease that's often hard to detect is now being labeled an "urgent threat" by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The fungus...

‘Breach in Protocol’ is Cause of Second U.S. Ebola Infection

A Dallas health care worker who provided care for the Ebola patient who died there last week tested positive for the deadly virus --...

What Candace Cameron Bure Eats to Stay Healthy

Actress Candace Cameron Bure has maintained a fit and youthful appearance thanks to a disciplined health regimen. With a demanding bi-coastal schedule that includes constant...

Cholesterol Medicine Cuts Risk of Heart Attacks, Sparks Debate on Cost

A long-acting cholesterol medicine cut the risk of having a heart attack or some other serious problems by 15 to 20 percent in a...

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...

Faith-Based Movement ‘GirlTrek’ Rallies Black Women Nationwide To Prayer Walk for Social Change

Walk and pray: that’s the formula for social change according to T. Morgan Dixon, co-founder of GirlTrek, a national public health nonprofit and movement...

The Existence of Facebook Doesn’t Affect your Mental Health — It’s How you Use...

It's hard to believe that social media has only been around for a little over a decade. (Remember when you needed a college email...

In 2017, Gene Therapy Found a Place in Medicine

After decades of hope and high promise, this was the year scientists really showed they could doctor DNA to successfully treat diseases. Gene therapies...
Children at a school in Madagascar wear face masks to protect them from a plague outbreak (CREDIT: ALEXANDER JOE/AP)

Scientists Warn Bacteria that Caused black Death Could be Hiding in Common Soil and...

The bacteria that cause plague, or the Black Death, could be lying dormant in common soil and water sources, posing a serious public health...

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...