Experts Say It’s Impossible to be ‘Fat and Fit’: Being Overweight Always Leads to...

If you’re clinging to the hope that hitting the gym or the odd run makes up for being overweight, it’s time to think again. Because...
Alexa Barbin, 19.

19-Year-Old California Girl Dies of Flu Hours After Coming Down With Cold Symptoms

Thirteen influenza-related deaths reported last week have brought the season's total to 302 in San Diego County, health officials announced Wednesday. Among them was a...

From Cherries to Matcha Tea: the 9 Metabolism Boosting Foods, Proven by Science, That...

It's well-known that your metabolism worsens with age. But there are foods out there that can give your body a much needed boost to help...

WATCH: 23andMe Offers At-Home Test for Breast Cancer Gene Mutations

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=La0nqXeukfM The DNA testing company 23andMe has gotten FDA approval to screen for 3 BRCA gene mutations linked to a higher risk of breast cancer....

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...
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Dr. LaPrincess Brewer and the FAITH Program Are Promoting Heart Health in the Black...

February was National Healthy Heart Month, and thanks to Dr. LaPrincess Brewer and local church leaders in Rochester, Minnesota, the FAITH Program promoted heart...
Dental hygienist working on patients teeth

Why Do Dentists Keep Dying of This Lung Disease?

Seven of the patients were dead, and two more were dying of a rare chronic, progressive lung disease that can be treated but not...

If You’ve Suffered a Heart Attack, You’re More Likely to Recover Without Your Doctor’s...

If you are recovering from cardiac arrest, doctors are essential to the healing process, right? According to a new report, you’re more likely to...
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...

Scientists Warn of Mysterious New Epidemic ‘Disease X’ That Could Wipe Out Humanity

An unknown and deadly new illness dubbed Disease X has been added to the list of potential global epidemics that could kill millions. Each year...
Around the age of 13, the human brain region that hosts memory and learning appears to stop producing nerve cells, according to a new study. (AFP Photo/RAUL ARBOLEDA)

Study Says There Are No New ‘Learning’ Brain Cells After Age 13

Around the age of 13, the human brain region that hosts memory and learning appears to stop producing nerve cells, said a study Wednesday...

Single PSA Screening for Prostate Cancer Does Not Improve Survival Rates

One-time prostate-specific antigen (PSA) cancer screenings in men does not improve mortality rates for the disease, according to a study published online March 6 in JAMA. Opinions vary...
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...

Doctors Call For All Teens to Be Screened for Depression Yearly

On Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics updated its guidelines to recommend that children 12 years and older get screened annually for depression. The screening would take...

Vegetarian and Mediterranean Diets Are Equally Effective at Causing Weight Loss and Protecting the...

Vegetarian and Mediterranean diets are equally effective, new research suggests. Cutting out meat causes people to lose around 4.2lbs (1.9kg) after three months, a study found. Whereas following...
At just 13 years old, Kayleigh (pictured) had developed ovarian cancer – one of the youngest cases ever diagnosed – and was just days from death

Doctors Thought This 13-Year-Old Girl Had a Stomach Ache; They Discovered a Cancerous 12-Inch...

When she visited her GP complaining of stomach pain and bloating, Kayleigh Donnelly was sent home with reassurances that she just had tummy trouble. But...

University of California Professor Says a Couple of Glasses of Wine a Day Could...

It’s the sort of health news most would toast with a cheeky tipple – but it may have health fanatics choking on their carrot...

17 People Who Lost 100 Pounds — or More — Share Their Secret to...

As a child, Laura Eastel was caught in a vicious cycle. Often bullied for being heavier than her classmates, she turned to junk food...

Teenager Reveals How he Completely Cured his Severe Acne in Eight Months After Creating...

A high school student who spent years battling severe acne has revealed how he completely cleared up his blemish-covered skin using cheap drugstore products...

Increase in Drugs, Alcohol and Suicides Contribute to Large Drop in U.S. Life Expectancy

Life expectancy in the U.S. has fallen for the second year in a row, thanks to a combination of drug and alcohol use and...