When the association between exercise and sedentary behavior was explored, it showed that swapping sitting time with even light activity had great positive long term effects on one's health.
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.
Catherine Girard worked through the awkwardness of collecting stool samples door-to-door to research the microbiomes of Inuit people in Canada.
Tears could be an alternate source of diagnostic fluid for assessing nutritional deficiencies, and studies show that people with these deficiencies blink more.
Doctors in Japan got more than they expected when performing routine appendix removal surgery on a teenage girl.
It's been long-believed that the weather influences joint pain, but new research puts this theory to rest once and for all.
Whether you prefer coffee, tea or even chocolate, regularly consuming caffeine has been found to procure health benefits, like combatting inflammation as we get older.
There's no need to leave the house to treat a persistent cough, so long as you've got these commonly found remedies around.
The new guidelines will make it easier for pregnant women to make informed choices about consuming fish.
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Ginger root's antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties make it a super food that you can easily incorporate into your diet through these seven delicious recipes.
Before reaching for that supplement bottle, consider eating more of these five delicious foods to boost your immunity and fight disease.
Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds died just one day after her daughter Carrie Fisher’s passing.
The new guidelines call for beginning treatment in those with a systolic blood pressure of 150 or higher.
A new study may shed some light on why we get so passionate about politics.
There are very specific things that doctors should pay attention to when checking up on elderly patients.
If you're an avid sushi eater, you may want to hold off on those salmon rolls right now.
Read about the science behind these innovative sleep aid spectacles.
Cancer deaths in the U.S. plummeted 20 percent between 1980 and 2014, but a county-by-county breakdown reveals some areas actually saw cancer cases rise.
This condition may make you think twice before raising a can of soda to your lips.
Where you live may determine how you die, and how long you live, according to a new study.
You're in good company if you've gone through these twelve stages of dieting.
Researchers find that both good and bad bacteria are essential to a healthy gut.
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.
You’ve probably heard that taking aspirin may lower your risk of heart attack. But taking aspirin to prevent pancreatic cancer?
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.
A new study suggests that just watching pain could cause you to experience pain yourself.
In an effort to hopefully reduce the amount of botched lip surgeries, researchers took to Facebook to create a poll about ideal female lip size and appearance.
While there is still considerable debate over the health effects of e-cigarettes, a new study measuring heart activity of e-cigarette users may be tipping the scale.
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?
When calculating cervical cancer risk, previous studies did not consider women who had undergone hysterectomies.
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.
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.
Scientists and activist groups are joining forces once again to battle and ultimately end the prevalence of HIV in the Deep South.
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.
According to doctors, cutting the umbilical cord 30 seconds too soon could deprive the child of receiving a life-giving surge of placental blood.
Melanoma deaths have climbed nationwide during a recent 10-year span, with only one region of the country seeing a decline.
A popular ingredient widely used in toothpaste, chocolate, sweets, chewing gum and biscuits might cause cancer, according to a new study.
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.
The study authors found that doctors on average are charging more than two and a half times what Medicare pays.
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.
A new campaign seeks to warn the public about the cancer risks linked to eating over-cooked starchy foods like burnt toast and over-roasted potatoes.