Imagine if, instead of heat this summer, we were faced with a sudden, dramatic cold front that lasted the next 100 years. That is what our hunter-gatherer ancestors lived through 11,000 years ago.
Arianna Huffington is one of the most influential women in media, but today she defines herself as a wellness guru and a so-called "sleep evangelist."
Children with autism spectrum disorder are significantly less likely to be fully vaccinated than children unaffected by autism, new research finds. And the same is true of their younger sisters and brothers.
Are you trying to lose weight? Follow these 6 proven strategies to reduce your weight and boost your health.
Bill Gates traveled to Nigeria to publicly give its leaders some tough talk. It was a highly unusual move but the tech billionaire believes the country is facing a critical moment.
Cheering on your favorite sports team and snacking on junk food often go hand in hand in the United States, but a new study sheds light on just how intertwined sports and unhealthy foods really are.
Spring is in the air! Find out which foods to eat so you can feel your best.
On a crisp sunny day, Tyson Toledo, a precocious 5-year-old boy, hobbled into a private health clinic to have his infected foot examined.
Eighteen-year-old Nicholas Coats died Monday night after doctors said he was too sick to receive a lifesaving liver donation, his family said.
Dr. Ronny Jackson, the presidential physician who has served under three presidents, has been nominated for a promotion.
You know spring has sprung when hundreds of people vent about their itchy eyes, dripping nose and uncontrollable sneezing and coughing.
Walla Walla, Wash., - Providence Health & Services-Washington has purchased four vacant buildings on the site where Adventist Health closed Walla Walla General Hospital last year.Adventist Health chose Providence following its request for proposals from potential buyers. This purchase allows…
Maybe there's no need for a fountain of youth after all. New research suggests that cutting calories by 15% for two years can slow the metabolic process that leads to aging and protect against age-related diseases.
Laws that seek to limit abortions around the world may not lower the rate of abortions but could make them less safe, according to a new report that illustrates the trend.
Dr. Robert Redfield has been selected as the next director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday.
Luke Skywalker losing his right hand may turn out to be a blessing in disguise for real-life amputees. Because at the stroke of Darth Vader's lightsaber, "The Empire Strikes Back's" grizzliest moment had a useful, if unintentional consequence.
Today is National Kick Butts Day, a day for activism that will hopefully empower adults and youth to "stand up, speak out and seize control against Big Tobacco." Kick Butts Day is organized, yearly, by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids…
As doctors continue to search for the cause of her illness, 16-year-old Zei Uwadiahas managed to pace the halls of Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, surprising and inspiring many.
Like many teenagers, Nicolas Travis struggled with severe acne. But he did something about it.
Find out more about melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, here.
Do you find that food deeply affects your mood? Science is beginning to back up such gut feelings.
An estimated 10 to 18 percent of couples have trouble getting pregnant or having a successful delivery. Find out what the symptoms, risk factors and prevention options are for infertility.
A new study found that, at least on intercontinental flights, what may make all the difference between getting sick and avoiding possible infection is where you sit and who is close to you.
President Donald Trump on Monday rolled out his three-part plan to tackle the opioid epidemic -- including some programs long championed by public health advocates -- but it's the proposal to impose the death penalty on drug traffickers that has raised the most eyebrows.