A UCLA study says millions of Americans are unfairly labeled as overweight or obese due to a limited view of a person’s body mass index versus their overall health and well-being.
The discovery could reshape how the medical community views childhood vaccines.
Regular use of marijuana could more than triple a person’s chance of developing a psychotic disorder, a new study suggests.
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.
The number of Americans suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) could be triple what was previously estimated.
Teenagers who regularly use e-cigarettes are more likely to become heavy smokers, research suggests.
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.
Having a baby after your mid-30s helps to give you better brain power as you age and protects you from memory loss, researchers say.
Researchers have cast aside prevailing wisdom that antibiotic use in a child’s first year of life is predictive of later obesity.
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.
Researchers found that people who had diverse gut bacteria were more likely to benefit from immunotherapy, a treatment used to fight cancer.
Almost a century after falling out of popularity, laughing gas is seeing a comeback in the United States in the delivery room.
Women who underwent weight-loss surgery were at lower risk of heart disease than men who had same procedure, according to a new study.
Studies show that limiting exposure to BPA products can help women experience significant weight loss.
Scientists believe the blue coral snake, dubbed the “killer of killers,” might hold the key to developing powerful painkillers for humans.
Health gut bacteria may block bacteria-related infections, such as salmonella and E. coli, from spreading.
Wine drinkers may want to start rationing their daily dosage of Merlot. According to a new report, wine production has dropped due to global warming.
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.
Rainy day blues could be called lack of sunshine blues, according to a new study, which found that lack of sunshine is to blame for some emotional distress.
Hillary or Donald? It’s a question that’s causing Americans to lose sleep, and it’s even giving Canadians nightmares.
A new understanding of the root cause of acne, specifically how we house the bacteria that trigger inflammation, could help to develop new treatments.
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.
Sleeping on your side is a healthier position for your brain, and it reduces the chances of developing Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, a study found.
When it comes to preventing migraines in children, sugar pills may work just as well as some prescription medications, a new study suggests.
A woman in Georgia had no idea she was pregnant, until she showed up at a hospital seeking treatment for what she thought were kidney stones.
Boulder, Colorado has the lowest number of adults who have experienced heart attacks. Charleston, West Virginia has the most.
Early cholesterol tests for your toddler could indicate whether they’re at risk for heart disease years in the future.
Have you had a sinus infection recently? If so, there’s a good chance you received a non-recommended antibiotic prescription from your doctor.
Six complaints have been filed over the airline's policy of weighing passengers before they fly between Honolulu and American Samoa.
Several factors, like rates of exercise and smoking, were assessed to rank the best U.S. cities for healthy lifestyles.
A woman agonized for months over stomach problems, before realizing the culprit behind her ailments was a giant hairball in her stomach.
Early childhood nutrition leader Gerber has added probiotics to its Good Start milk-based powder formula line.
One out of every two U.S. adults takes a dietary supplement on a routine basis, and a closer look behind the data reveals a number of trends.