People with the skin disease psoriasis are at increased risk for type 2 diabetes, and the more severe the psoriasis, the greater their risk, a new study finds.
There's an easy way for parents to help cut their child's chances of ending up in the hospital with the flu -- get them vaccinated, researchers say.
Overweight kids who are shamed or stigmatized are more likely to binge eat or isolate themselves than to make positive changes such as losing weight, a leading pediatricians' group says.
States that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act saw a greater increase in low-income adults who quit smoking than did states that did not expand Medicaid, a new study found.
Fruits and vegetables can be delicious and nutritious -- but too many Americans are still passing them by, a new report finds.
As challenging as it can be to raise a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new research offers biological evidence that calm, positive parenting may help these kids master their own emotions and behaviors
Macular degeneration is a major cause of vision loss in older Americans. But new research shows that baby boomers are somehow avoiding the illness at higher rates than their parents did.
For many people, nothing's more draining than a throbbing headache or toothache. Scientists now think they know why.
It's often no fun getting old in America: A new report finds the availability of health care for U.S. seniors lags behind that of other affluent nations.
Young athletes have a very low risk of suffering a fatal cardiac arrest -- and most of those tragic cases probably cannot be predicted, new research suggests.
For women contemplating having a baby, new research adds to the evidence suggesting that starting a pregnancy at a normal weight is best.
Methamphetamine appears to be damaging the hearts of U.S. military veterans at an increasing rate, researchers report.
Aggressively treating gum disease may help lower blood pressure in people at high risk for high blood pressure, according to new research.
Heart patients who've bought an all-electric Tesla need not worry that their car might interfere with their implanted defibrillator.
A life-threatening heart emergency can spell financial doom for people who don't have health insurance, a pair of new studies shows.
Nearly half of all adult Americans will be considered to have high blood pressure under new guidelines issued Monday by the nation's top heart health organizations.
Cutting back on salt, along with following the highly recommended "DASH" diet, can beat back high blood pressure in adults, new research shows.
If you love to while away a weekend watching a season's worth of episodes from a favorite TV series, you may inadvertently put yourself at risk for developing a dangerous blood clot.
Put down that forkful of perfectly twirled white spaghetti, and grab a plate of whole grain pasta instead.
Cats with diabetes, dogs with cancer, birds with high cholesterol or even rabbits who cannot turn around to clean themselves -- what do these animals all have in common?
Exposure to air pollution can increase the risk for osteoporosis and broken bones in older adults, a new U.S. study suggests.
A decline in the pumping ability of an older person's heart can lower blood flow to their brain's memory center, new research has found.
Women treated for early stage breast cancer still face a substantial risk of recurrence up to 20 years later, a large, new study shows.
As if the idea of teen cyberbullying isn't harrowing enough, a new study warns of a strange twist in which kids anonymously post hurtful messages -- to themselves.
The sooner driverless cars make their way onto American roadways, the sooner thousands of lives will be saved each year, a new report suggests.
Maybe you should skip that glass of wine tonight, because even light drinking increases your risk of cancer, warns a new statement from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).
For advanced lung cancer patients, yoga appears to help improve their overall physical function, stamina and mental health.
Mass slayings, like the church shooting in Texas Sunday that left at least 26 dead, are hard enough for adults to comprehend. For children, these tragedies can make the world seem like a terrifying place.
The American dream of success is a lot harder to attain for teenagers who use pot and alcohol, especially if they become substance abusers, a new study reports.
For a child with spastic cerebral palsy, simply grasping a toy may be impossible. But infusions of their own umbilical cord blood might make basic movements like this easier, researchers say.
When Americans need medical care, almost one in two people choose the emergency room, a new study reveals.
Seniors who want to lose weight should hit the weight room while they cut calories, a new study suggests.
With findings that some experts believe could change cardiovascular care, a new study suggests that the placebo effect of stents in heart patients with chest pain may be far more pronounced than thought.
Babies born with a previously untreatable degenerative nerve disease now have two fresh sources of hope for their future.
Steering opioid addicts toward treatment programs instead of prisons, while tightening federal policies on opioid prescribing, could curb the opioid epidemic, President Donald Trump's opioid crisis commission said Wednesday.
People with rheumatoid arthritis appear to have a higher risk of the lung condition chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), researchers report.
Having an alcoholic parent may increase the risk that a teen will commit dating violence, researchers say.
Popping certain heartburn drugs like they're candy might up your odds for stomach cancer, new research suggests.
To cut calories, you may be tempted to cut out carbs in the form of grains. But that could be a mistake -- for a variety of reasons.
One in every 30 children in the United States has high blood pressure. Now, new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics may help doctors screen children 3 years and older for the condition.
Excess belly fat dramatically increases the risk of complications and death after emergency surgery, a new study finds.
Extremely powerful synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl or carfentanil, were directly responsible for more than half of thousands of opioid overdose deaths across many states in 2016, a new report finds.
Botox injections may help bring relief to children suffering from migraines, a small study suggests.
Planning to have open heart surgery anytime soon? You might want to ask your cardiologist to book an afternoon slot in the OR.
In his first major speech Thursday on the opioid epidemic in the United States, President Donald Trump declared the crisis a public health emergency.
Triclosan -- a potentially harmful antibacterial agent used in some toothpastes -- accumulates in toothbrush bristles, researchers report.
Proving yet again that kids will try almost anything when you're not watching, one European 11-year-old wedged two small magnetized disks up his nostrils -- causing serious medical issues, his doctors report.
The advent of powerful drugs in the mid-1990s brought remarkable gains in survival for HIV patients who had access to the medications.
Levels of the herbicide Roundup in human urine have increased dramatically among California residents in the past two decades, a new study reports.
Nearly half of American children have faced at least one traumatic experience, such as the death of a parent, witnessing a violent crime or living with someone who is suicidal or abuses drugs or alcohol, new research reveals.
In a report that will likely surprise many women, researchers say most cases of ovarian cancer originate in the fallopian tubes, not the ovaries.
Being in relatively poor financial health when middle-aged or older appears to significantly increase the risk for developing a disability or dying early.
Medical marijuana appears to hold only limited promise for sick children and teenagers, a new review suggests.
Teens who vape e-cigarettes with higher nicotine levels are more likely to start smoking conventional cigarettes soon after, new research shows.
Pollution led to more than 9 million deaths worldwide in 2015, or 1 in 6 deaths that year, a new report reveals.
Daily aspirin may reduce the risk of liver cancer for people with hepatitis B infection, a new study suggests.
Drug overdose death rates in rural areas of the United States are now higher than in cities, a trend that worries federal health officials.
Yescarta (axicabtagene ciloleucel) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as the first form of gene therapy for a non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) form of cancer.
Scientists have found new evidence that the H7N9 bird flu, currently confined to China, has the potential for a widespread outbreak.
State laws aimed at curbing an alarming rise in concussions among student athletes appear to be working.
For people seeking treatment for a migraine in the emergency room, a commonly prescribed opioid called hydromorphone (Dilaudid or Exalgo) doesn't seem to work as well as at least one other medication, a new study finds.
Vaccines that ward off the cancer-linked human papillomavirus (HPV) are safe for adult women, according to a study of more than 3 million Scandinavians.
Be careful when you reach for foods labeled "healthy" -- new research suggests if they have hidden high levels of sugar, you may snack more later.
Machines armed with artificial intelligence may one day help doctors better identify high-risk breast lesions that might turn into cancer, new research suggests.
Young football players are more likely to experience a brain-jarring hit to the head if they're part of a team's running and passing game or a fast-moving defender, a small study found.
A commonly promoted exercise purported to help a woman control a leaky bladder probably isn't effective, experts say.
Surgery is the main treatment for melanoma -- a dangerous form of skin cancer -- but a patient's insurance could affect whether or not that cancer is quickly removed, new research suggests.
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