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.
Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds died just one day after her daughter Carrie Fisher’s passing.
New research shows that cardiac arrests and intensive care unit transfers might happen in bunches, and for a reason.
Melanoma deaths have climbed nationwide during a recent 10-year span, with only one region of the country seeing a decline.
The sudden and shocking death of Carrie Fisher has put the topic of heart disease back center stage in women’s health.
When it comes to brain development, scientists say there is no final maturity — our brains are constantly changing as we age.
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 the brains of people with dyslexia have a diminished ability to adapt to repeated input — a trait also known as neural adaptation.
A study found that teens are 48 percent more likely to get involved in a serious fight if a friend had engaged in the same behavior.
According to doctors, cutting the umbilical cord 30 seconds too soon could deprive the child of receiving a life-giving surge of placental blood.
Scientists have unlocked a longstanding mystery that may have important ramifications on maternal and infant health.
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.
A cheap and effective preventative for infant eczema has been discovered, and there’s a good chance it’s already in your medicine cabinet.
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.
Double mastectomies when cancer is present in only one breast, also known as contralateral prophylactic mastectomy, or CPM, have skyrocketed in recent years.
The research may have vast therapeutic implications if the age-reversement treatment can be transferred to humans.
An anonymous survey of more than 1,800 pilots found that 13.5 percent of the pilots were depressed.
New clues about the lives of cavemen are giving scientists a better idea of their eating habits and hygiene routine.
You’ve probably heard that taking aspirin may lower your risk of heart attack. But taking aspirin to prevent pancreatic cancer?
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.
There aren’t any differences between optimists and pessimists when it comes to hearing bad news, a new study suggests.
Is it possible to sleep off the effects of traumatic events? A new study tries to answer that question.
Elderly people treated by female physicians in the hospital are less likely to die than those treated by male doctors, a study found.
Cholesterol-busting drugs known as statins may also protect patients from developing Alzheimer’s disease, says a new study in JAMA Neurology.
Socially isolated patients in the early stages of breast cancer were at a higher risk of dying from the disease, according to a study.
Good news in the fight against childhood obesity — chubby babies are on the decline, according to a study from the CDC.
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?
Forget the “Freshman 15” — the “Graduate 10” is a far more likely scenario for the typical college student.
A Harvard report says one colon cancer test’s nearly 95 percent success rate might be flawed.
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.
A new study shows that hearing loss among adults ages 20 to 69 years continues to decline.
Anyone who has ever worn high heels knows that tingly ball-of-foot pain that happens after a few hours. That pain can ruin your night...
Where you live may determine how you die, and how long you live, according to a new study.
According to a new study, our pets serve to comfort us when we need it the most, especially for people with mental illnesses.
Four machines and about a dozen workers in a Chinese factory were reassigned for a week to make 1,000 sippy cups for Ben Carter, who suffers from autism.
Seeing the glass half-full may be more than a way to view life – it may actually help you live longer.
Breathing doesn’t just keep us alive, it also boosts our brain power, 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.
New research shows that 37 percent of people with asthma also have “clinically significant” insomnia.
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 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.
New research highlights a damaging chemical imbalance in the brain — one that results in a process that scientists compare to rusting metal.
For the first time since 1993, the average life expectancy of people in the United States has declined, according to the CDC.
Happiness in the U.S. is like a fine wine – it ripens as it ages – at least according to a new study.
The rise of Caesarean sections may be affecting human evolution, according to a new study.
According to the CDC, as of November 5, there were 2,879 cases of mumps across 45 states and the District of Columbia.
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.
More than one third of Americans don’t get an adequate amount of sleep on a nightly basis, and it costs the U.S. billions.
A few extra minutes of sleep may provide a big boost to teens’ learning ability, a new study says.
A new study suggests that just watching pain could cause you to experience pain yourself.