Loneliness Now Seen as a ‘Public Health Hazard’

It torments the young and terrorizes the old. It carved “caverns” in Emily Dickinson’s soul and left William Blake “bereaved of light.” Loneliness, long a...

Drinking Black Tea Tied to Fewer Fractures In Older Women

Drinking multiple cups of black tea -- as opposed to green or other tea -- with or without milk is linked to lower odds of...

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...

Eating More Fruits and Veggies Can Slash Obesity Odds

Eating lots of fruits and vegetables doesn't only boost your health, it can cut your risk of packing on extra pounds by almost half,...

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...

Low-Dose Aspirin Tied to Longer Colon Cancer Survival

Study found most benefit seen in those taking the drug before their cancer diagnosis Colon cancer patients who take low-dose aspirin may have a somewhat...

World’s Heaviest Woman Weighs In at 1,100 Pounds

500-kg Egyptian Eman Ahmed, who bears the tag of the world's heaviest woman will land in Mumbai on Saturday for a bariatric surgery. She is...

Reducing Salt Might Harm Heart Failure Patients

But finding is preliminary and much more research needed to test hypothesis, experts say For decades, doctors have urged heart failure patients to slash their salt...

Middle-Age Fitness Reduces Risk of Stroke Later

Study finds this one thing reduces risk by 37 percent Physical fitness in middle age may lower your risk of stroke after 65, a new...

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...

What You Don’t Know About Alcohol Could Kill You

It might be time to cut back on the cocktails, ladies. We get it: Watching Scandal with a glass (or two) of wine somehow makes...

Study: Not All Green Teas Are as Healthy as Originally Advertised

Green tea has long been touted as one of the healthiest things you can put in your body. It has been shown to fight many...

FDA Cracks Down on Antibacterial Soaps Over Potential Health Risks

Says the products are no better than traditional soap, and may pose risk of bacterial resistance The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is banning most...

Why Hot Showers Are Bad for Your Skin

After a stressful day, it feels like there’s nothing more indulgent than a long, hot shower. But how hot is too hot? The ideal shower...

Florida State University Recruits African-American Caregivers for Faith-Based Health Project

Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are tough on patients but also on caregivers, especially African-Americans. Now Rob Glueckauf, a Florida State University College of...

Bird Flu Strikes Flock on Tyson-Contracted Farm; Over 70,000 Birds To Be Euthanized

An estimated 73,000 birds are set to be euthanized at a Tennessee farm after a deadly bird flu virus was discovered there. The farm...

Group Warns Some Baby Food Contains Lead

Some baby food sold in the United States contains lead, an environmental group warns. "Lead was detected in 20 percent of baby food samples compared...

Sudden Loss of Wealth Increases Your Chances of Dying Early

When people lose 75% or more of their wealth, they are 50% more likely to die early than people whose wealth remains steady, according...

Study: Doctors’ Unconscious Biases Don’t Affect the Care They Give to Patients

Doctors may have biases for or against people of different races and social statuses, but those unconscious views don’t overtly affect the care they...

Birth Control Pills Recalled After Being Mistakenly Packaged With Placebos

Allergan is voluntarily recalling packs of its birth control pills in the U.S. because of a packaging error with placebos, increasing the possibility of...