You Can Control Some Pain Much More Than You Think

Pain is often the hallmark of disease. Chronic pain itself is not a defined medical condition, but rather a symptom in the body that...

Number of Cancer Survivors In America Now Exceeds 14.5 Million

As Americans mark National Cancer Survivors Day, a new report finds the number of survivors now exceeds 14.5 million people. According to the American Cancer...

Measles Cases In America Hit 20-Year High

Measles cases in the United States are at a 20-year high so far this year. And nearly all the cases involve unvaccinated U.S. residents...

Wow! Sex-Reassignment Surgery Can Now be Covered by Medicare Following HHS Decision

The Obama administration on Friday ended a 33-year ban on Medicare coverage for gender reassignment surgery — a major victory for transgender rights and...

Your Low-Fat Diet May Not Be Working Because of This Reason

The very common advice to people suffering from heart disease has always been to avoid the overconsumption of saturated fat. Such saturated fats can...

Does Pornography Cause the Brain to Shrink?

A new study shows a correlation between porn and smaller gray matter volume in the male brain. New research published Wednesday in JAMA Psychiatry could send chills down every...

White Bread Consumption Contributes to Obesity

If you're watching your weight, you may have to watch your white bread consumption, too. When white bread is a diet staple, you may be...

Dark Chocolate That Is Heavy In Cocoa Helps Keep Blood Flowing

Although recent studies suggest the resveratrol in red wine, chocolate and grapes might not be as healthful as previously thought, take heart. Chocolate contains...

CDC says Measles are at Highest Levels 20 Years

The CDC says there have been 288 cases of measles in the U.S. less than halfway into 2014.  That's the highest number of cases...

Study: Drinking Diet Soda Actually Helps People Lose Weight

Most people choose artificially-sweetened soda over regular soda to avoid packing on extra pounds. But what if you already choose diet? Would it be...

The Entire Globe has a Weight Problem and the USA is Leading the Way

By sheer numbers, the USA handily leads the world in obesity, with 87 million of the world's 671 million obese people — 13% of...

Obesity Gene May Explain Why Some Gain Weight as They Get Older

A defective gene linked to obesity appears to affect impulse control and food choices. And this could explain why people with the gene have...

Home-Based Walking Program Will Benefit People With Poor Leg Circulation More

People with poor circulation in their legs benefit from a home-based walking program and are more likely to keep it up over the long...

Sun Exposure Is Both Good and Bad for You

Is the sun bad for you? Yes and no! We get one of the healthiest vitamins of all, vitamin D, from sun exposure (without...

Daniela Drake says Obamacare Will ‘Screw’ Black Doctors

By tying doctor pay to patient satisfaction scores, Obamacare’s “pay for performance” system is going to disproportionately hurt minority doctors. Here’s why. Imagine that you’re...

What You Need To Know About Lupus

May is National Lupus Awareness Month. Lupus is an autoimmune disease that effects lots of African Americans. Health and wellness advocate M Gadsden-Williams and...

Hummus and Dip Products Recalled Due to Listeria Contamination

Nearly 15,000 pounds of hummus and dip products are being recalled by Lansal, Inc. due to possible contamination with listeria bacteria, which can cause...

United Nation’s Food Expert Says Unhealthy Foods Need to Be Taxed

Should world health officials impose taxes on unhealthy food? The United Nation's lead food expert says "yes." Olivier De Shutter, the U.N.'s special rapporteur on...

Top Healthy Benefits of Barbecue

Warm weather means all kinds of things, including…fire up that grill! And oh, what delicious grilling options there are. Though barbecue overall has a pretty...

Cell Phones Can Cause Skin Irritations, New Study Finds

If you're finding an unusual rash or swelling, itching or blistering on some parts of your face or hands, you may be allergic to...