Report: Synthetic Opioids Are Now Killing More People Than Prescription Opioids

Synthetic opioids, like fentanyl, have overtaken prescription pills as the top opioid killer in a new JAMA Network report. Researchers found that as many as...

Nearly 80% of Hair Products Aimed at Black Women Contain Chemicals Linked to Cancer,...

Nearly 80 percent of hair products aimed at black women contain chemicals linked to cancer, infertility and obesity, new research suggests. Up to 78 percent...

Scientists Say Garlic can Slash Cancer Risk, Heart Disease and Type 2 Diabetes

It's been used to treat ailments for thousands of years. But eating garlic really does have health benefits, researchers have concluded. A study found consuming the...

Dark Chocolate May Help Improve Your Vision, New Study Shows

Dark chocolate may have a surprising health benefit. A small new study found people had a slight improvement in their vision two hours after...

Mediterranean Diets Boost Good Bacteria in the Stomach by Nearly 10%

Eating a Mediterranean diet boosts ‘good’ bacteria in the gut, new research suggests. Eating lots of vegetables, fish and olive oil improves good bacteria in...

Study Shows Artificial Sweeteners Linked to Obesity and Diabetes

A new study indicates that artificial sweeteners are linked to obesity and diabetes, asserting they contain chemicals that change how the body processes fat...
Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar was hospitalized with diverticulitis for a second time since Sunday, the department said. PHOTO: MARIO RUIZ/EFE/ZUMA PRESS

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar Hospitalized for Diverticulitis — Second Time in...

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar has been admitted to a hospital for diverticulitis for the second time in recent days, but he...

WATCH: Legendary Grammy Award-Winning Blues Guitarist Buddy Guy’s Mission To Bring Awareness To Prostate...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIOj73bZ1H8 For legendary blues guitarist Buddy Guy, prostate cancer is personal. Guy’s youngest brother, Phil, was diagnosed with prostate cancer, the second most common cause...

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...
Viruses attached to a fragment of a bacterial cell wall. “Viruses modulate the function and evolution of all living things,” scientists wrote last year. “But to what extent remains a mystery.” (Credit: Biophoto Associates/Science Source)

NYT: Trillions of Viruses Fall From the Sky Every Day

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Spain, an international team of researchers set out four buckets to gather a shower of viruses falling...

Mariah Carey Reveals Why She Kept Her Bipolar Disorder Hidden for Years: ‘I Lived...

In this week’s PEOPLE cover story, Mariah Carey reveals that she is being treated for bipolar disorder. Although she was diagnosed with the disease in 2001 when...

Boom! Dieting Leads to Weight Gain

Forget about dieting and counting calories. Simply keeping a regular eating schedule may help manage weight long-term better, according to a new study. It may...

Scientists Say Babies Born After IVF Treatments May Have Greater Heart Disease Risk

Children who are born with the use of intensive IVF treatment could have a greater risk of developing heart disease later in life compared...

Study Says New Abortion Pill Reversal Is Saving Babies’ Lives

A new medical study shows that the abortion pill reversal medical intervention is saving lives and giving hope to women who change their minds...

Conception Using a Dead Person’s Reproductive Cells Raises Host of Legal and Moral Questions

The legal and moral propriety of conceiving a child with a dead person's egg or sperm is among the latest fronts being discussed in...

Leading Pediatrician Denounces Study That Claims Using Preferred Pronouns for Trans People Reduces Depression...

New research published in the Journal of Adolescent Health by scholars at the University of Texas purports to show that the more transgender youth...

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...

Scientists Say We Should Not Be Worried About Supposed Cancer Risk From Coffee

Trouble is brewing for coffee lovers in California, where a judge ruled that sellers must post scary warnings about cancer risks. But how frightened...

UK Doctors Unable to Treat Man Who Has ‘World’s Worst’ Super-Gonorrhea

A man in the UK has caught the world's "worst-ever" case of super-gonorrhoea. He had a regular partner in the UK, but picked up the...

Study Says Rubber Duckies Are a Haven for Potentially Pathogenic Bacteria

Scientists now have the dirt on the rubber ducky: Those cute yellow bath-time toys are — as some parents have long suspected — a...