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Theres especially a risk for people aged 75 or older.
Read about the innovative new wearable that can diagnose sleep apnea as well as traditional methods.
Swedish researchers found that attaching defibrillators to high-tech drones shaved off an average of 16 minutes for response times, a difference that can mean life or death for heart attack patients.
The cost to society emphasizes the need for healthcare that reduces the risk of abuse and offers care to those struggling with opioid addiction.
Here's why you may want to have a pet around if you're expecting a baby on the way.
A new melatonin product called REMfresh helps people sleep longer and better than traditional melatonin pills do.
Considering the high depression rate among hospitalized patients, a new study asks why we aren’t screening all patients for depression, just as we do for high blood pressure or diabetes.
Researchers are further revealing why getting consistent, sufficient sleep is crucial to brain health as we age.
At Scripps Research Institute, scientists are making some remarkable discoveries in their research into how disease infects our bodies.
Researchers of a new study recorded an almost 150 percent plunge in sodium intake from salty snacks and a more than 100 percent dive in sodium intake since the turn of the century.
The next time you think about passing on sex because you’re too tired, you may want to reconsider. A new study shows sex and sleep go hand in hand.
A new study on your body’s internal clock could lead to innovative new treatments for obesity.
With the Alzheimer's death rate continuing to spike in the U.S., the quality of care that Alzheimer's patients are getting is a major concern.
In a study of people with stage II colon cancer, those who ate tree nuts slashed their chance of cancer recurrence and death roughly in half.
A new study explores the various ways we cook mushrooms and what impact each method has on their nutritional value.
Survival rates for women diagnosed with breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body are increasing two-fold.
A device called Active Pelvis Orthosis, or APO, can prevent elderly persons from falling, even when put through hazardous conditions on a treadmill.
These findings are extra relevant because African Americans already are at greater risk of cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, stroke and heart attack.
In a study, Mexican-American students with larger hippocampus brain areas had heightened sensitivity to depressive symptoms.
The breakthrough puts the researchers on pace to make a tremendous impact on patients with genetic disease.
A new study debunks claims that eating dairy products has an adverse effect on cardiovascular health.
Overall, women are twice as likely to develop PTSD than men.
Despite the associated stigma, talking to ourselves is partially what makes us human.
Vital Updates spoke with Miss USA Deshauna Barber about her lesser known role in the Army Reserves, what it's like to be a woman in the military, and what she thinks of the controversial show "Thirteen Reasons Why."
The researchers had conducted previous experiments on mice using CRISPR/Cas9 but with less impressive results.
The more breast milk the infants received, the more closely their gut’s microbiome resembled their mother’s.
More and more children in the U.S. are experiencing eyesight problems but aren't getting the corrective care they need.
The discovery of a peptide in the frog slime is a potentially important one to global public health.
German researchers gathered data from 3,000 people at Oktoberfest to study the effects of binge drinking on the heart.
Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine identified a specific protein in the plasma of umbilical cord blood that increased cognitive functioning in animal studies.
A new report shows illegal pot use is up significantly in states with medical marijuana laws, compared to those without them.
The FDA just approved a device called gammaCore that targets the vagus nerve to treat debilitating cluster headaches.
Utilizing virtual reality to assess the muscles used in maintaining balance could lead to new therapies to help the elderly avoid falling.
The scientists' success in animal trials may suggest strawberry extract as a curative remedy for breast cancer, although many more studies would need to be done before extrapolating to humans.
New research has found that there are high levels of tobacco and nicotine getting onto kids' hands, even when no one is smoking around them.
Scientists are utilizing gene-editing technology to create pills that could destroy bacteria within the body.
A new study found that a significant number of patients aren't taking their medication as directed two years after discharge.
Many of the so-called therapies for 'curing' autism are dangerous and misinformed, warns the FDA in a recent consumer alert.
The lovable Muppets living on "Sesame Street" have welcomed Julia, a character with autism, to the neighborhood.
Scientists have developed a spray loaded with the good bacteria that people with eczema are missing.
Believe it or not, this ball of water is entirely edible.
City of Hope currently has active clinical trials of gene therapy for AIDS using blood stem cell transplantation.
In 2012, the U.S. Preventive Series Task Force didn't recommend doctors give regular screening tests for prostate cancer, but now they're recommending the test for men ages 55 to 69.
The stress levels of Americans all over the country have been assessed; where does your state rank?
A report reveals that industry money was used to sway journalists to report that inactivity is a bigger problem than sugar consumption in the obesity epidemic.
Dr. Melissa Mattison's key message at the American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Conference last weekend warned against the effectiveness of antipsychotics for elderly patients.
A new study found that the greater a mother’s body mass index, the greater the risk of having a baby that developed childhood epilepsy.
Gut health was one of many topics discussed at the 2017 American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Meeting in San Diego.
A new study reveals that the cognitive effects of lead exposure can last for decades.
In a session at the American College of Physicians’ Internal Medicine Meeting in San Diego this week, Dr. Douglas S. Paauw stressed the importance of heeding medication warnings from the FDA.