Worldwide, more than 1.13 billion people now live with high blood pressure, nearly doubling over the past 40 years.
The researchers hope their new study will create greater awareness about the hearing perils of balloons — similar to the acceptance of sunscreen as a normal part of life.
A new study shows that men who are depressed during their partner's pregnancy experience an upswing in their symptoms nine months post childbirth, which can be due to several factors.
This condition may make you think twice before raising a can of soda to your lips.
Overall, the children in the study saw a 25 percent improvement in behavioral symptoms and an improvement of 80 percent in gastrointestinal symptoms.
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.
Researchers believe these surprising results were because alcohol blocks new information — including false information.
Scientists have figured out a way to manipulate the DNA within adults cells, a technique that may prove especially useful against genetic diseases.
When it comes to preventing migraines in children, sugar pills may work just as well as some prescription medications, a new study suggests.
New research shows that 37 percent of people with asthma also have “clinically significant” insomnia.
The findings go hand-in-hand with growing evidence that metabolism functions differently during the day when the body is active, as opposed to at night when it’s winding down.
Placing small objects in your ear canal can potentially damage this sensitive area.
Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds died just one day after her daughter Carrie Fisher’s passing.
A new study found it is far more likely for a product to be less nutritious on the whole if it carries a “low” or “reduced” content claim.
The study found that the brain’s gray matter decreased or increased, based on how long the astronauts were in space.
The new study adds a wrinkle to the current understanding of genetics and may hold the answer to the cause and incidence of some brain disorders.
Both prickly pear and brown seaweed plants have medicinal properties that could prove beneficial for treating and even preventing these degenerative brain diseases.
A man dubbed as such for his tree-like hands finally finds relief from this extremely rare condition, thanks to the kindness of doctors in Bangladesh.
A research team is hopeful they have found a new path to less lethal pain relievers like opioids.
Researchers have found a way for virtual reality technology to help U.S. veterans manage their post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.
New guidelines from the ACP advise that other therapies for treating lower back pain, like acupuncture and rehab, should be considered before taking potentially addictive pain medications.
It’s a widespread practice that apparently has been going on for quite some time: One surgeon overseeing multiple surgeries at the same time.
2016 was filled with health and wellness stories that informed and inspired our readers to lead healthier, more productive lives.
The high-tech device could be very attractive to individuals who are wary of taking prescription painkillers for their migraines.
Komodo dragons possess antimicrobial saliva and blood, a discovery that could have broader implications for fighting infections in humans.
Take a closer look at these four beauty pillows, specifically designed to maintain the youthful, healthy-looking appearance of facial and neck skin.
The difference between getting an A instead of a B letter grade could be affected by higher iron levels in students who are more physically active.
It works by blocking an immune system protein in the skin with an antibody, which halts the process of when the brain tells the skin that it is itchy.
Although the carcinogens present in e-cigarette "juice" are not fully known, a group of researchers have concluded that they are still less harmful than traditional tobacco cigarettes.
Researchers studied how women coped with traumatic episodes during different times of their menstrual cycle, when estrogen levels naturally ebb or increase.
While specific musical anhedonia isn't a brain disorder, it is a fascinating condition that explains why some people feel no emotional response when listening to music.
The new guidelines will make it easier for pregnant women to make informed choices about consuming fish.
The implant lets the user put together accurate messages using a computer typing program that analyzes brain activity.
Sunscreen is essential when it comes to protecting your skin from the damaging effects of the sun, but it can also reverse the signs of aging.
New research finds that allowing pregnant women to ingest more than water or ice chips during labor is tied to a 16-minute shorter labor, on average.
For the first time since 1993, the average life expectancy of people in the United States has declined, according to the CDC.
Regular use of marijuana could more than triple a person’s chance of developing a psychotic disorder, a new study suggests.
While Dance for PD does not claim to cure any of the symptoms, it does provide a way for patients of Parkinson’s to “demedicalize” the disease.
Less than five percent of elephants get cancer in their lifetime, and an abundance of a cancer-fighting protein in their genetic makeup is likely the reason why.
A study shows that there’s no link between receiving a flu vaccine during pregnancy and the child’s risk of being diagnosed with autism later in life.
The new guidelines call for beginning treatment in those with a systolic blood pressure of 150 or higher.
A new study shows that the drop in estrogen levels during menopause causes memory loss in women.
The new study assessed vitality, depression, anxiety, motivation and other aspects of mental well-being among groups of participants who were directly given more fruits and vegetables.
Children delivered by C-section have a 40 percent greater risk to be overweight than those born vaginally.
A few extra minutes of sleep may provide a big boost to teens’ learning ability, a new study says.
A new study shows that consumption of prebiotics — found in foods like, asparagus, oatmeal and legumes — can help good gut bacteria and promote better sleep patterns after a stressful event.
Have you had a sinus infection recently? If so, there’s a good chance you received a non-recommended antibiotic prescription from your doctor.
The helpful and cost-effective app was designed with the goal of empowering and informing women who are scheduled to undergo a C-section.
Researchers found that people who had diverse gut bacteria were more likely to benefit from immunotherapy, a treatment used to fight cancer.
There’s a test you can do at home to see if your probiotics are actually working — all you need is a glass of milk.