Doctors, Patients Rely on Antibiotics Even When They Aren’t Needed

While both health care professionals and the public seem to be aware of the problem of antibiotic resistance, a new survey shows that when...

What Loving God With All Your Strength Has to Do With Your Physical Health

“After we’re done here, we’re gonna hold a little Bible Study.” The man talking is Kelsey. He’s a good friend, a firefighter, and, at the...

CDC says Alcohol Abuse Causes Nearly 100,000 Deaths in America Each Year

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), alcohol is responsible for 1 in 10 deaths in the US. The conclusion was derived...

8 Surprising Signs from Your Body That You Might Have Cancer

The American Cancer Society projects that more than 1,665,540 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in 2014. Even though it is the second...

Low Vitamin D Levels May Cause High Blood Pressure

Low levels of vitamin D may be a cause of high blood pressure, according to a new study. Previous research has suggested a strong link...

Drink More Water; Lose Fat

Parents should replace juice and fizzy drinks with jugs of water at mealtimes, diet experts have advised, to reduce their children’s sugar intake and...

Why Almost Everything You’ve Been Told About Unhealthy Foods Is Wrong

Eggs and red meat have both been on the nutritional hit list—but after a major study last week dismissed a link between fats and...

President Obama Wants New Mothers to Have Paid Maternity Leave

President Barack Obama hosted a daylong summit Monday to persuade more employers to adopt family friendly policies, but he said the federal government itself...

NBA Hopeful Isaiah Austin Diagnosed With Marfan Syndrome – What Is This Rare Disease?

Four days before Baylor University basketball star Isaiah Austin hoped to be drafted into the NBA, his dreams of playing in the pros were...

Give Coffee a Break: Foods to Help You Stay Alert

A vital issue when seeking to equalize brain chemistry has to do with a vital tool in the brainpower chest: the eat-right prescription: Are...

WATCH: How Losing Sleep Hurts Your Health

Safwan Badr, past president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and a sleep expert with Detroit Medical Center and Wayne State University, explains...

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,...