A research team is hopeful they have found a new path to less lethal pain relievers like opioids.
The vaccine testing program is currently underway in pre-clinical trials, and the researchers plan to move forward with efficacy tests among human subjects once they conclude.
This oft-removed organ may serve a more important role in stimulating healthy gut microorganisms than once thought.
A new study found that playing an instrument could have beneficial effects for prolonging cognitive processes as we age.
The study authors found that doctors on average are charging more than two and a half times what Medicare pays.
Beach umbrellas are stylish and functional, but you still need to apply some sunscreen if you want to avoid a sunburn, even in the shade.
The new guidelines call for beginning treatment in those with a systolic blood pressure of 150 or higher.
The qualm is with palm oil, which, when refined at high heat, produces harmful contaminants.
A vaccine for the common cold may be available within the next decade.
A new study suggests that men may want to reconsider the amount of red meat they eat in order to avoid a painful digestive disorder.
Catherine Girard worked through the awkwardness of collecting stool samples door-to-door to research the microbiomes of Inuit people in Canada.
A new study reveals that individuals who lead a sedentary lifestyle may be just as likely to develop dementia later in life as people with a genetic predisposition.
The maker of these pacemakers is addressing vulnerabilities revealed by a security flaw, and the company is still working to quickly fix other potential cyber security patches.
If you're an avid sushi eater, you may want to hold off on those salmon rolls right now.
Research has revealed that because of higher estrogen levels, women are more susceptible to cocaine addiction during their menstrual cycle.
Restoring the tooth’s dentine structure using this drug, instead of cement fillings, has the potential to eliminate issues like tooth decay and erosion.
The researchers wanted to find out whether they could pinpoint changes in brain activity between the mini brains they created, which retained characteristics of a living, human brain.
The prevalence of low-calorie artificial sweeteners in a growing number of basic food products has made the impending sugar fix more and more difficult to avoid for many consumers, young and old.
There's a simple way to test whether or not your current workout routine is proving to be beneficial.
Analyzing biomarker signatures in the blood offers insight into a person’s risk for developing age-determined diseases and even death.
Researchers are studying the effects of high doses of vitamin C, injected intravenously, on cancer cells in patients with pancreatic and lung cancer.
Both prickly pear and brown seaweed plants have medicinal properties that could prove beneficial for treating and even preventing these degenerative brain diseases.
"Positional bias" can help to explain this evolutionary behavior seen in humans and other mammals.
There's no need to leave the house to treat a persistent cough, so long as you've got these commonly found remedies around.
Doctors in Japan got more than they expected when performing routine appendix removal surgery on a teenage girl.
The link between iron levels and hearing loss is a strong indicator for treating and avoiding auditory impairments.
Instead of costly, cumbersome batteries, wearable solar cell devices could soon be used to power electronic implants, like pacemakers and brain stimulators.
A man dubbed as such for his tree-like hands finally finds relief from this extremely rare condition, thanks to the kindness of doctors in Bangladesh.
Have you ever walked into a room only to immediately forget why you're there? Here's what a new study suggests about working memory.
Read about the science behind these innovative sleep aid spectacles.
Have you purchased frozen chicken breast tenders recently? Check to see if your product is involved in this recall.
While specific musical anhedonia isn't a brain disorder, it is a fascinating condition that explains why some people feel no emotional response when listening to music.
Here's how much your chance for developing dementia increases just by living near a busy road or highway.
Where does your city rank? Learn about the factors that determine what makes America's cities more or less active than others.
The plaintiffs cite an inconclusive study in their claim that the memory-boosting supplement, Prevagen, doesn't provide substantive health benefits.
A study shows that even short breaks of physical activity every hour can help you get through your day easier.
Health professionals recommend skipping out on these health trends for the new year.
A new drug compound therapy previously used to treat an autoimmune disorder shows promising results when targeting cancer-causing melanoma skin cells.
It turns out that having a healthy social life maintains one's mental and physical health.
Preliminary studies show that participating in yoga classes can help kids with cancer, as well as their parents, manage the physical and mental effects of treatment.
One to two vigorous workout sessions per week may be all you need to maintain your health.
Using MRI technology, researchers are able to analyze blood flow to the part of the brain responsible for language and speech.
See which ingredient the plaintiffs claim to be harmful to skin.
Give babies peanuts to ward off deadly allergy. Being around dogs and dirt promote healthier growth, too.
Setting a goal that's realistic is the best way to achieve it, study says.
A recent study found that “chemo-brain” hinders chemotherapy patients after treatment.
Manipulating these cells may be the key to preserving organs and fighting the aging process.
Researchers find that both good and bad bacteria are essential to a healthy gut.
Parental obesity has an alarming impact on children's developing fine motor and social skills.
Scientists have analyzed the medicinal purposes of the Indian long pepper by studying its properties.
The popular sports supplement creatine may be unsafe for minors.
This technology will provide much needed insight and data during a woman's pregnancy.
Placing small objects in your ear canal can potentially damage this sensitive area.
Cancer rates have dropped to their lowest levels in more than two decades.
Researchers have confirmed a long-ago speculated fact about this vital organ.
Research shows strength training workouts decrease a woman's risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and that the timing of workouts during a woman's menstrual cycle makes a difference in efficacy.
A new study may shed some light on why we get so passionate about politics.
A new test hopes to sniff out early signs of Alzheimer’s — literally.
While weight loss surgery provides lasting results for some, it may also come with lasting issues affecting digestion and food tolerance.
ICU patients could recover more quickly by exercising using a bicycle during their stay.
The promising results of Phase III clinical trials for the drug Ocrelizumab revealed a significant decline in disease progression in human subjects.
2016 was filled with health and wellness stories that informed and inspired our readers to lead healthier, more productive lives.
A study says people who experience poverty in childhood are more apt to have psychological challenges as adults.
By making small, achievable tweaks in how you think and interact with others on a daily basis, you can make a stress-free New Year that much more real.
Sticking to a resolution or accomplishing a goal can be a matter of will. However, building up that willpower is much easier said than done.
In the wake of Christmas, as families celebrate the coming new year, a curious phenomenon occurs – mortality rates spike to the highest levels of the year.
This year, stop the cycle of broken promises. If you’re resolving to practice better nutrition, you’ll have a much better year if you fully commit.
Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds died just one day after her daughter Carrie Fisher’s passing.
There are plenty of supplements that claim to improve your brain health, but there are also many natural remedies that you can find in your spice rack.
New research shows that cardiac arrests and intensive care unit transfers might happen in bunches, and for a reason.
Melanoma deaths have climbed nationwide during a recent 10-year span, with only one region of the country seeing a decline.
The sudden and shocking death of Carrie Fisher has put the topic of heart disease back center stage in women’s health.
The home uses a wireless signal that allows Steve Saling and other patients to open and close doors, call an elevator and operate TV and lights.
Routine family meals aren’t the only way to get kids to eat their fruits and veggies. A new study reveals other tricks to keep children on track.
When it comes to brain development, scientists say there is no final maturity — our brains are constantly changing as we age.
If you’ve ever had a teacher or boss who told you to stop scribbling on your papers, you’ve just been vindicated.
The technology of breathalyzers has progressed, from detecting the amounts of alcohol in someone’s blood, to now — diagnosing illness.
British researchers found both men and women prefer to date someone who has had three previous sexual partners.
Researchers found that the brains of people with dyslexia have a diminished ability to adapt to repeated input — a trait also known as neural adaptation.
The holidays are a time of excess, and that can include too much eggnog and spiked cider. But there are a few tricks to help ease the pain of a hangover.
Feeling like you’ve hit a plateau in your weight loss journey? Try these metabolism boosting tricks to help get you closer to your pound-shedding goals.
The holidays are a time of indulgence, but enjoying traditional holiday foods doesn’t necessarily mean ditching your diet.
If you’re one of the millions of Americans suffering from asthma, you might want to rethink your next ham sandwich.
A study found that teens are 48 percent more likely to get involved in a serious fight if a friend had engaged in the same behavior.
Where gifts and good cheer abound, there is also a sharp increase in injuries, illness and accidents.
According to doctors, cutting the umbilical cord 30 seconds too soon could deprive the child of receiving a life-giving surge of placental blood.
Researchers believe that extra vitamin D helps to improve gut health by replenishing good bacteria.