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There are very specific things that doctors should pay attention to when checking up on elderly patients.
Where does your city rank? Learn about the factors that determine what makes America's cities more or less active than others.
One to two vigorous workout sessions per week may be all you need to maintain your health.
Give babies peanuts to ward off deadly allergy. Being around dogs and dirt promote healthier growth, too.
Researchers find that both good and bad bacteria are essential to a healthy gut.
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.
A study in rodents found that the typical diet consumed by American mothers increased the chances of offspring becoming obese.
A paper published in JAMA Cardiology shows that people with HIV have almost double the risk of heart attack than people who do not have the disease.
Double mastectomies when cancer is present in only one breast, also known as contralateral prophylactic mastectomy, or CPM, have skyrocketed in recent years.
New clues about the lives of cavemen are giving scientists a better idea of their eating habits and hygiene routine.
You’ve probably heard that taking aspirin may lower your risk of heart attack. But taking aspirin to prevent pancreatic cancer?
A systematic review of research informing daily sugar intake concludes “guidelines on dietary sugar do not meet criteria for trustworthy recommendations."
Elderly people treated by female physicians in the hospital are less likely to die than those treated by male doctors, a study found.
It’s a question that has long perplexed scientists: Why do girls who develop a rare type of benign brain tumors lose their vision more often than boys?
A new study shows that hearing loss among adults ages 20 to 69 years continues to decline.
Where you live may determine how you die, and how long you live, according to a new study.
New research shows that 37 percent of people with asthma also have “clinically significant” insomnia.
It’s a widespread practice that apparently has been going on for quite some time: One surgeon overseeing multiple surgeries at the same time.