Chicken Dinner at Alabama Church Leads to E. coli, Salmonella Outbreak

The Alabama Department of Public Health is investigating an outbreak of both E. coli and Salmonella at a church chicken dinner, according to AL.com....

Fasting Can Help People With High Blood Sugar Avoid Becoming Diabetic

People with chronically high blood sugar can avoid becoming diabetic by periodically fasting to bring down glucose levels, according to new research presented at...

United States’ Health System Ranks Last for 5th Time In Developed World

The United States' health system once again comes in last when compared to 10 other rich nations, according to the latest Commonwealth Fund report...

Mosquito-Borne Chikungunya Virus Finds Its Way from the Caribbean to U. S. States

A painful, mosquito-borne viral illness has surfaced across the United States, carried by recent travelers to the Caribbean where the virus is raging. Health officials...

Disease-Fighting Vitamin C Is Making a Comeback

Vitamin C was one of the earliest supplement fads, championed by Nobel Prize-winning physicist Linus Pauling in the early 1970s as a cure for...

Dr. Oz Rebuked by Lawmakers for his Claims About “Miracle” Weight Loss Products

Television’s popular physician Dr. Mehmet Oz was harshly  criticized by a skeptical Senate panel today over his claims that certain weight loss products can be “miracles”...

Chikungunya Cases in the Caribbean Top 170,000

The number of chikungunya cases in parts of the Caribbean continued to surge last week, pushing past 170,000 cases, with the first cases confirmed...

The Paleo Diet: Avoiding Foods That Cause Inflammation Will Leave You Healthier

Inflammation is a serious health problem you can't even feel, but it does tremendous damage, especially over a long period of time. Scientists say inflammation...

Having a Healthy Breakfast at Dawn Each Day Could Change Your Life

Breakfast at dawn—that's what my dad's barn cats enjoy each morning. Babycakes and Muffin come running for their kitty chow when he calls. (Yes,...

California Health Department Calls Whooping Cough a Problem of ‘Epidemic Proportions’

California is being hit hard with a whooping cough epidemic, according to the state's public health department, with 800 cases reported in the past...

Missouri Company Recalls Over 4,000 Pounds of Beef Products Due to Mad Cow Concerns

More than 4,000 pounds of beef products are being recalled by a Missouri company due to the slight chance that they may expose people...

Is Dr. Oz A Snake Oil Salesman?

Dr. Oz is perhaps America’s most famous doctor, and yet, he shills a load of anti-science mess. If I were a member of the United...

Mosquito-borne Illness from the Caribbean Starts Showing Up in U.S.

A Forsyth County (North Carolina) resident who recently returned from the Caribbean has been diagnosed with the state’s first case of chikungunya, a painful...

Women Who Eat More Red Meat at Higher Risk of Breast Cancer

Women who often indulge their cravings for hamburgers, steaks and other red meat may have a slightly higher risk of breast cancer, a new...

Guys, Putting a Ring On It Has Health Benefits

Guys, a loving spouse may save your life, U.S. health officials say. But living with a significant other doesn't appear to confer the same...

Berkeley, California Considers Placing Extra Tax on Sugary Drinks to Fight Obesity

An effort to combat obesity by placing an extra tax on sugary drinks was proposed by the California city of Berkeley on Tuesday, bringing...

Most Women With Breast Cancer Don’t Get Enough Exercise

The majority of women with breast cancer get too little exercise for optimum health, a new study suggests. After women are diagnosed with breast cancer,...

Ohio Woman Sues Hospital After Her Medical Record Was Posted to Facebook

An Ohio woman whose medical record was posted to Facebook, revealing her name and a syphilis diagnosis, has sued the hospital where she was...

Are Saturated Fats All That Bad?

"To eat, or not to eat?" For many people these days, that really is the question. For the past four decades, we've been told to...

The State-by-State Drinking Habits of America

If we were to ask you which state you thought was the heaviest consumer of alcohol in 2012, what would you guess? A party...