First Baby With Zika-Related Birth Defect Born In New York City

New York City has reported its first case of a baby born with the birth defect microcephaly related to exposure to the Zika virus,...

Study Shows African-Americans Twice as Likely to Die From Sudden Cardiac Arrest

African-Americans are twice as likely as whites to die from sudden cardiac arrest, and they are younger on average when it happens, too, researchers...

U.S. Kids are Eating Healthier Now, But Daily Diet Still Far from Perfect

U.S. kids are eating healthier these days, but their daily diet is still nowhere near perfect, a new study reports. Kids today are eating more...

Gaining Even a Little Weight Increases Your Risk of Heart Failure

But losing a few pounds might help decrease the damage, cardiologist suggests Gaining even a little weight can increase your chances of developing heart failure,...

Dallas Officially Clear of the Ebola Disease

The place where Ebola first surfaced in the United States is officially clear of the disease, as the last hospital worker being monitored for...

South Africa Confirms First Case of Zika Virus

South Africa confirmed its first case of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in a Columbian man, health authorities said. The virus, which is causing international alarm...

New Study Finds Hispanic Immigrant and African American Men Have Highest Rate of Workplace...

Hispanic immigrant and African American men work in jobs with the highest risk of injury, according to a new study of workplace injuries and...
Mariama Bojang, 25, a native of Gambia, said shame kept her from seeing a doctor after her genitals were cut as a girl. (Brandon Thibodeaux for The New York Times)

Ancient African Custom of ‘Female Genital Cutting’ is Causing a Big Problem for American...

One immigrant woman told of visiting five gynecologists in recent months, each of whom gasped audibly at her anatomy. Another went to see a doctor,...

Sedentary Lifestyle Could Kill You By Raising Risk of Heart Disease

Sedentary lifestyle can kill and many people didn't realize that they're putting themselves at risk of heart disease, according to a new study. The frightening...

Mandisa Shares God-Inspired Tips to Help Overcome Depression

Mandisa has been vocal about battling depression after her close friend's death years ago, but now the Grammy-winning Christian contemporary music singer is revealing...

Study Shows Children Are Biologically Hard-wired to Eat Sugar

Hearing the familiar jingle of an ice cream truck in the heat of summer may not be the only reason kids constantly crave sweet...

A New Drug Might Help Fight Heart Failure in the Black Community

African-Americans are 20 times more likely than Whites to develop heart failure before the age of 50. So doctors want this holiday season to include...

Here Are Some Things You May or May Not Know About Dark Chocolate and...

Chocolate has a bad reputation in the food community because most (read: milk) chocolate is packed with sugar and doesn't offer any real nutrition....

Doctors Warn Measles Can Trigger Blindness In Children

In the midst of the current resurgence of measles across the United States, many people may still believe it's a harmless, transient disease. But experts...

Israeli Scientists Say They Have Found a Way to Block Spread of Melanoma

Israeli scientists have uncovered how the most severe form of skin cancer spreads to other organs in a discovery that could revolutionise treatment of...

Walking Their Dogs Keeps Elderly People Active

Senior citizens who live with dogs appear to meet internationally recognized exercise goals just by walking them, a new study suggests. Researchers matched 43 older...

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...

Study Shows Eating Trans Fat May Damage Memory

Yet another reason to cut back on cookies: A new study shows that eating trans fat – used for decades in margarine and to...

Many Americans Don’t See Link Between Cost and Health Care Quality

Most consumers don’t believe the adage that “you get what you pay for” in health care, according to a new study. The report in this...

New Research Review Finds Obesity May Cause 11 Types of Cancer

People who are obese have a greater risk of developing and dying from several types of cancer including malignancies of the breast, ovary, kidney,...