Doctors Use Measles Virus to Heal Woman from Cancer

A woman with an incurable cancer is now in remission, thanks, doctors say, to a highly concentrated dose of the measles virus. For 10 years,...

American Medical Association Calls Gun Violence a ‘Public Health Crisis’

The worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history has prompted the American Medical Association to call gun violence a "public health crisis" and urge...

We’re Winning the Race for the Cure

Nearly everyone is thinking about cancer these days thanks to the Ken Burns film on PBS, "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies." All of us,...

Number of African-American High School Smokers Remain the Same Since 1992

Percentages of African-American high school seniors who smoke remain statistically similar since 1992, according to the a new paper published in Nicotine & Tobacco...

New Study Links Smoking to Schizophrenia

People with schizophrenia are three times more likely to smoke than those who don't have the mental health condition, a study published in Lancet...

WATCH – Cutting Hair and Blood Pressure: Study Shows How Black Barbershops Can Save...

Experiment shows new ways to treat African-American men, the group most at risk from high blood pressure High blood...

Brushing Your Teeth Could Lower Risk of Heart Attack

Brushing teeth thoroughly to remove plaque could help prevent heart attacks and strokes by reducing inflammation in the body to levels close to what...
A man walks on Benning Road in Northeast Washington, D.C., in front of the Greater Northeast Medical Center, where Dr. Edwin Chapman works. (Claire Harbage/NPR)

Frightening: Opioid Crisis is Now Surging in Black, Urban Communities

The current drug addiction crisis began in rural America, but it's quickly spreading to urban areas and into the African-American population in cities across...

New Study Shows Zika Causes More Brain Damage Than Just Microcephaly

A new study, published Tuesday, shows how Zika infects and attacks babies' brains. The New York Times writes that the study of the 45...

Many Americans Don’t Handle Poultry Safely When Cooking, Study Finds

Too few use food thermometers, too many wash and store meat in way that spreads germs, researcher says Many Americans do not follow recommended safety...

Genetically Modified Salmon Approved by FDA as Safe to Eat

What's for dinner? Before long, it may well be genetically modified salmon, the first such altered animal cleared for human consumption in the United...

Japan Confirms First Bird Flu Case In Chickens Since 2011

Two chickens have tested positive for avian influenza at a farm in Japan where more than 1,000 chickens have died, marking the country's first...

Study Suggests Diabetes May Affect Kids’ Brain Growth

High blood sugar may slow brain growth in young children with type 1 diabetes, a new study indicates. The research included children aged 4 to...

Lifeway Research Survey: Most Americans, Including Many Evangelicals, Say Assisted Suicide Is Morally Acceptable

The American Medical Association has described physician-assisted suicide as a serious risk to society and “fundamentally incompatible with a physician’s role as healer.” Millions of...

Churches Becoming Sanctuaries of Support for Those Battling Cancer

Cancer is a word no one wants to hear. Yet statistics show half of all men and a third of all women will receive...

Many Ivy League Students Admit to Using ADHD Drugs to Perform Better In School

Almost one in five Ivy League college students acknowledge they've used stimulants to perform better in school even though they haven't been diagnosed with...

Study Shows Eating Nuts Helps Keep Weight Down

A new U.S. study adds to growing evidence that nuts - once considered too fattening to be healthy - may in fact help keep...

Some Scientists say Controlling Cancer Should be Focus, Not Destroying It

Managing cancer with low doses of chemotherapy could be more effective than attempting to kill the disease, scientists believe. The controversial approach suggests that cancer...

Amy’s Kitchen to Open Its First Vegetarian Drive-Thru This Summer

The frozen food company will launch a fast food drive-thru this summer Amy’s Kitchen wants to be more than just a frozen food company. In...

Exercise Might Not Help Some Type-2 Diabetics Control Their Blood Sugar

Certain genes might prevent regular exercise from improving blood sugar control in up to a fifth of people with type 2 diabetes, a new...