As hundreds of thousands of refugees from the civil war in Syria are fleeing to Europe, the concern is they could bring polio with them.
A national team of stem cell researchers has found that a gene called lin28a might hold the secret to regenerating tissue and regrowing hair.
According to The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, many commonly held beliefs about allergies are just not true.
If you are a migraine sufferer and you notice that your headaches occur at the same time each month, you may have what is called a menstrual migraine.
If you’re willing to exercise through the winter, you will no doubt be in far better condition when it gets warm again.
Prescription drug abuse has become such a big issue that computer technology is now in place in many states to track the flow of these medications.
According to new information, a portable screening device to screen for vision problems in infants can be used as early as 6 months of age.
A Swedish study looking at teenagers diagnosed with cancer finds the teens are at an increased risk of suicide compared to their peers.
Approximately one in six women will have a hip fracture in her lifetime. One in 35 will die from complications related to the break. So, what can you do to reduce the chances it will happen to you?
Americans are swallowing 22 teaspoons each day. A troubling statistic because women should be getting no more than six teaspoons a day, and men, nine.
A growing trend for emergency room physicians is to try and involve primary care doctors when treating elderly patients and get the other doctor’s input regarding treatment.
Commercials and public service announcements often use fear to try to scare someone into healthier behavior. But is it a good idea to frighten people? And, is it effective?
A patient navigator helps those diagnosed with cancer or other illnesses, navigate the health care system and understand their options.
A new report in the New England Journal of Medicine has found that physicians need to talk to their patients more about treatment options and their costs.
The numbers are staggering: over 1.5 billion people belong to Facebook. But, can time on Facebook have an impact on your health? – and is that impact good or bad?