Parents who can’t get their kids to stop biting their nails might rest a easier knowing these habits could protect their youngsters against allergies.
Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds died just one day after her daughter Carrie Fisher’s passing.
Both prickly pear and brown seaweed plants have medicinal properties that could prove beneficial for treating and even preventing these degenerative brain diseases.
Where does your city rank? Learn about the factors that determine what makes America's cities more or less active than others.
Elderly people treated by female physicians in the hospital are less likely to die than those treated by male doctors, a study found.
Good news in the fight against childhood obesity — chubby babies are on the decline, according to a study from the CDC.
An anonymous survey of more than 1,800 pilots found that 13.5 percent of the pilots were depressed.
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.
New research shows that cardiac arrests and intensive care unit transfers might happen in bunches, and for a reason.
Researchers have cast aside prevailing wisdom that antibiotic use in a child’s first year of life is predictive of later obesity.
Setting a goal that's realistic is the best way to achieve it, study says.
Researchers have found a way for virtual reality technology to help U.S. veterans manage their post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.
Doctors in Japan got more than they expected when performing routine appendix removal surgery on a teenage girl.
Scientists have figured out a way to manipulate the DNA within adults cells, a technique that may prove especially useful against genetic diseases.
A woman agonized for months over stomach problems, before realizing the culprit behind her ailments was a giant hairball in her stomach.
While being overweight contributes to an increased risk of cancer, research shows that weight loss does not necessarily protect you from certain types of malignancy.
Seeing the glass half-full may be more than a way to view life – it may actually help you live longer.
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.
This condition may make you think twice before raising a can of soda to your lips.
Marijuana may be a powerful antidote for alcoholics and those dealing with opioid addiction to come clean, says a new study.
Almost a century after falling out of popularity, laughing gas is seeing a comeback in the United States in the delivery room.
Boulder, Colorado has the lowest number of adults who have experienced heart attacks. Charleston, West Virginia has the most.
Cholesterol-busting drugs known as statins may also protect patients from developing Alzheimer’s disease, says a new study in JAMA Neurology.
The promising results of Phase III clinical trials for the drug Ocrelizumab revealed a significant decline in disease progression in human subjects.
Teenagers who regularly use e-cigarettes are more likely to become heavy smokers, research suggests.
Early childhood nutrition leader Gerber has added probiotics to its Good Start milk-based powder formula line.
2016 was filled with health and wellness stories that informed and inspired our readers to lead healthier, more productive lives.
In an unprecedented ruling, a British judge sided with a 14-year-old girl who died of a rare cancer and wanted to be cryogenically frozen.
The rise of Caesarean sections may be affecting human evolution, according to a new study.
Have you purchased frozen chicken breast tenders recently? Check to see if your product is involved in this recall.
Hillary or Donald? It’s a question that’s causing Americans to lose sleep, and it’s even giving Canadians nightmares.
See which ingredient the plaintiffs claim to be harmful to skin.
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.
It turns out that having a healthy social life maintains one's mental and physical health.
According to the CDC, as of November 5, there were 2,879 cases of mumps across 45 states and the District of Columbia.
A Harvard report says one colon cancer test’s nearly 95 percent success rate might be flawed.
There aren’t any differences between optimists and pessimists when it comes to hearing bad news, a new study suggests.
Socially isolated patients in the early stages of breast cancer were at a higher risk of dying from the disease, according to a study.
A new understanding of the root cause of acne, specifically how we house the bacteria that trigger inflammation, could help to develop new treatments.
It’s a widespread practice that apparently has been going on for quite some time: One surgeon overseeing multiple surgeries at the same time.
Researchers found that women with higher levels of vitamin D in their blood were more likely to survive breast cancer than women with lower levels.
Happiness in the U.S. is like a fine wine – it ripens as it ages – at least according to a new study.
Researchers are studying the effects of high doses of vitamin C, injected intravenously, on cancer cells in patients with pancreatic and lung cancer.
Six complaints have been filed over the airline's policy of weighing passengers before they fly between Honolulu and American Samoa.
When it comes to brain development, scientists say there is no final maturity — our brains are constantly changing as we age.
Research shows that a new iPad game is a much better treatment for lazy eye, or amblyopia, than wearing a traditional eye patch.
Men who live a playboy lifestyle or engage in misogynistic behavior are more apt to have mental health issues, a new study suggests.
In just under a minute, a new smartphone app could potentially detect autism in a child as young as two years old.
Even sleeping just five or six hours in a 24-hour period can double the chances of crashing, compared to people who get at least seven hours of sleep or more.
Here's how much your chance for developing dementia increases just by living near a busy road or highway.