It’s a widespread practice that apparently has been going on for quite some time: One surgeon overseeing multiple surgeries at the same time.
The active ingredient in hallucinogenic mushrooms, psilocybin, provides a significant boost to cancer patients facing depression, two studies found.
Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds died just one day after her daughter Carrie Fisher’s passing.
There are very specific things that doctors should pay attention to when checking up on elderly patients.
Where you live may determine how you die, and how long you live, according to a new study.
If you're an avid sushi eater, you may want to hold off on those salmon rolls right now.
A doctor has set up a fundraising initiative in order to fly someone believed to be the world's heaviest woman to India for treatment.
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.
Manipulating these cells may be the key to preserving organs and fighting the aging process.
This condition may make you think twice before raising a can of soda to your lips.
Researchers find that both good and bad bacteria are essential to a healthy gut.
New clues about the lives of cavemen are giving scientists a better idea of their eating habits and hygiene routine.
Elderly people treated by female physicians in the hospital are less likely to die than those treated by male doctors, a study found.
You’ve probably heard that taking aspirin may lower your risk of heart attack. But taking aspirin to prevent pancreatic cancer?
A new study suggests that just watching pain could cause you to experience pain yourself.
Double mastectomies when cancer is present in only one breast, also known as contralateral prophylactic mastectomy, or CPM, have skyrocketed in recent years.
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?
Cholesterol-busting drugs known as statins may also protect patients from developing Alzheimer’s disease, says a new study in JAMA Neurology.
New research highlights a damaging chemical imbalance in the brain — one that results in a process that scientists compare to rusting metal.
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.
Melanoma deaths have climbed nationwide during a recent 10-year span, with only one region of the country seeing a decline.
According to doctors, cutting the umbilical cord 30 seconds too soon could deprive the child of receiving a life-giving surge of placental blood.
New research shows that 37 percent of people with asthma also have “clinically significant” insomnia.
If you’ve ever had a teacher or boss who told you to stop scribbling on your papers, you’ve just been vindicated.
Researchers found that pregnancy reduces gray matter in certain areas of the brain, helping the woman bond with her new baby and prepare for motherhood.
A few extra minutes of sleep may provide a big boost to teens’ learning ability, a new study says.
The oldest-known sample of the smallpox-causing variola virus has been discovered in a 17th century child mummy found in a church crypt in Lithuanian.
A new study shows that hearing loss among adults ages 20 to 69 years continues to decline.
A cheap and effective preventative for infant eczema has been discovered, and there’s a good chance it’s already in your medicine cabinet.
Breathing doesn’t just keep us alive, it also boosts our brain power, according to a new study.
New research shows that cardiac arrests and intensive care unit transfers might happen in bunches, and for a reason.
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.
2016 was filled with health and wellness stories that informed and inspired our readers to lead healthier, more productive lives.
See which ingredient the plaintiffs claim to be harmful to skin.
Scientists have figured out a way to manipulate the DNA within adults cells, a technique that may prove especially useful against genetic diseases.
A recent study found that “chemo-brain” hinders chemotherapy patients after treatment.
Research has revealed that because of higher estrogen levels, women are more susceptible to cocaine addiction during their menstrual cycle.
Finnish researchers found that men who used a sauna four to seven times a week were 66 percent less likely to be diagnosed with dementia.
According to a new study, our pets serve to comfort us when we need it the most, especially for people with mental illnesses.
Socially isolated patients in the early stages of breast cancer were at a higher risk of dying from the disease, according to a study.
The rise of Caesarean sections may be affecting human evolution, according to a new study.
Forget the “Freshman 15” — the “Graduate 10” is a far more likely scenario for the typical college student.
Is it possible to sleep off the effects of traumatic events? A new study tries to answer that question.
According to the CDC, as of November 5, there were 2,879 cases of mumps across 45 states and the District of Columbia.
Women who give birth to their first child later in life are more likely to live into their 90s, according to a new study.
Worldwide, more than 1.13 billion people now live with high blood pressure, nearly doubling over the past 40 years.
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.
Children delivered by C-section have a 40 percent greater risk to be overweight than those born vaginally.
Happiness in the U.S. is like a fine wine – it ripens as it ages – at least according to a new study.
Scientists have pinpointed a chemical in the brain tied to extreme migraine sensitivity, and their work could lead to new treatments.