Medically Supervised Weight Loss Programs Helping People Shed Pounds

If you're overweight, it's only a matter of time before your health goes downhill. Research shows those extra pounds could lead to serious illnesses,...

Ugandan Nurse Accused of Deliberately Spreading HIV to 2-Year-Old Patient

Goaded by journalists who wanted a clear view of her face, the Ugandan nurse looked dazed and on the verge of tears. The Ugandan...

More People Experience Injury from e-Cigarettes as Devices Become More Popular

Complaints of injury linked to e-cigarettes, from burns and nicotine toxicity to respiratory and cardiovascular problems, have jumped over the past year as the...

Study says Some Folks Have a Lazy Gene

Could genes be to blame for a lack of motivation to hit the gym? A recent study conducted at the University of Missouri suggests...

Financial Stress Causes Some African American Adults to Rate Their Health More Poorly

Feeling stress about finances leads some Black adults to rate their health more poorly, finds a new study in the American Journal of Health...

Number of American Adults With Diabetes Has Doubled Since 1988

Researchers found a nationwide rise of the disease since late 1980s, and a parallel rise in obesity The percentage of Americans with diabetes has doubled...

You’ve Heard of Artificial Oil, Now They Are Trying to Create Artificial Blood for...

Wellcome Trust-funded stem cell research has produced red blood cells fit for transfusion into humans, paving the way for the mass production of blood It...

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...

Health Study: Black Vegetarians at Lower Risk for Heart Disease

Among more than 26,000 black Seventh-day Adventists, those who are vegetarians are at lower risk for heart disease, compared with their meat-eating counterparts, according...

Girls Who Eat Carotenoid-Rich Fruits and Vegetables Less Likely to Have Benign Breast Disease

Girls who ate the most fruits and vegetables rich in carotenoids were less likely to get benign breast disease, a new study suggests. Carotenoids are...

Pregnant Mothers Who Eat a Lot of Junk Food Increase Their Child’s Risk of...

Mothers who indulge in junk food while they're pregnant may be programming their unborn babies to want the same kind of bad food and...

Research Shows Preschoolers, Infants Perform Better After Naps

Naps play a crucial role in helping infants and preschoolers remember things they've just learned, according to new research. Investigators examined young children's ability to...

Report says ‘Selfie’ Addiction may Cause Mental Illness

Having an addiction to taking selfies, may cause mental illness, according to an expert. Danny Bowman, a man diagnosed with body dysmorphic disorder, explained that...

Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Of all the homegrown, “cure-all” tonics that exist today, apple cider vinegar continues to be one of the most popular ones. But why? While the scientific...

Tyson Foods Recalls Chicken Nuggets for Plastic Pieces

Tyson Foods has voluntarily recalled more than 75,000 pounds of chicken nuggets sold at Sam’s Clubs nationwide because the nuggets may contain pieces of...

The Family that Went Without Sugar For a Year

During the April 7 episode of the Dr. Oz show author Eve Schaub shared her family’s journey via her new book 'Year of No...

Millions May No Longer Be Prescribed High Blood Pressure Drugs Under New Guidelines

About 5.8 million American adults may no longer be prescribed drugs to treat high blood pressure under recently revised guidelines, according to a new...

The ‘Fat’ Paradox Book says Being Fat May be Healthier than being Skinny

With swimsuit season right around the corner, a new science-based, anti-diet book offers the most enabling advice we’ve heard this year: Those thunder thighs...

Study: Childhood Eczema Often Lasts Into Adulthood

Despite a widespread belief that childhood eczema clears up by adolescence, a new study suggests the condition often lasts into adulthood. Researchers followed kids with...

Teenagers’ Screen Time Linked to Poorer Bone Health

Spending too much time sitting in front of screens may be linked to poorer bone health in teen boys, according to a new study...