Want to Shed Extra Pounds? Make Sure Your Emotional and Spiritual Condition Is Healthy

Two significant enemies of the physical and psychological health of millions of Americans today are obesity and depression. In fact, obesity and depression go...

Health Workers Say Ebola Virus Is Unlikely to Become World Pandemic

The unprecedented Ebola virus outbreak is moving faster than efforts to contain it. But there is some good news: Health workers say the deadly...

U. S. Doctor With Ebola Arrives In Atlanta from Africa for Treatment

The first Ebola victim to be brought to the United States from Africa was safely escorted into a specialized isolation unit Saturday at one...

More Young People With Diabetes Taking Visits to the Doctor

A new report finds that by 2010, one in every 10 visits Americans made to their doctor's office involved diabetes, with the greatest rise...

World Health Organization Chief Says Ebola Virus Is Out of Control But Can Be...

An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa is out of control but can be stopped with more resources and tougher measures,...

Florida Health Officials Warn of Flesh-Eating Bacteria In Warm Seawater

Florida health officials are cautioning visitors to the state's beaches about the threat of a flesh-eating bacteria lurking in warm seawater this summer. Vibrio vulnificus...

Brown Recluse Spider Bites Are on the Rise

Although the bite of a brown recluse spider is poisonous, these wounds usually heal well if left alone, an expert notes. It's still important to...

Health Officials Fear Ebola Virus Outbreak Could Go Global

Fears that the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa that has killed more than 670 people could go global have led to health officials...

Researchers Say Fist Bumps Are More Cleanly Than Handshakes

British researchers report that an alternative to the traditional handshake might spread far fewer germs around. In their experiments, the scientists found that clasping hands...

Samaritan’s Purse American Doctor Tests Positive for Ebola Disease In Liberia

A 33-year-old American doctor working for a relief organization in Liberia's capital has tested positive for the tropical disease Ebola, according to a statement...

Study Shows Car Interiors Reach Dangerous Temperatures All Year

After a string of high-profile cases of kids being left in hot cars this year, a new study shows just how quickly heat can...

More Teen Girls Are Getting Cervical Cancer Vaccine

More teen girls are getting a controversial cervical cancer vaccine but the increase isn't much of a bump, the government reported Thursday. Last year's rise...

How to Choose a Better Breakfast Cereal

Experts say that breakfast is an important meal – it jump starts your metabolism, gives you energy, and helps you stay on a healthier...

Children Who Lose a Parent Face Increased Risk of Early Death In Adulthood

Children and teens who lose a parent might face an increased risk of an early death in adulthood, a new study suggests. People who were...

Chikungunya Virus Infects Nearly 600 People as It Continues to Spread Across U. S.

More cases of chikungunya, a painful virus spread by mosquitos, are being reported across the country. The Centers for Disease Control has listed a total...

Feeling Sluggish? Maybe You’re Making One of These Common Eating Mistakes

Energy is essential to survive our hectic lifestyles and to enjoy them too. But, the bitter fact is that most of us have just...

Smoking While Pregnant Increases Child’s Risk of Having ADHD

Children born to women who smoked during pregnancy appear to have an increased risk of developing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to new research. The new...

Gynecologist at Johns Hopkins Hospital Secretly Filmed Patients, Commits Suicide After Getting Busted; Victims...

Dr. Nikita Levy’s career as a gynecologist at one of the most trusted hospital systems in the world lasted for 25 years. It took...

Illinois Legalizes Medical Marijuana for Children With Seizures

Illinois children and adults with epilepsy will soon be allowed to use marijuana to ease their symptoms under a law signed on Sunday by...

Stressed Women More Likely to Eat Greasy Meals and Gain Weight

It's convenient, it's cheap and it's delicious. And while we all know that the greasy burger with a side of large fries may not...