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While former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was reported to have died of stroke on Monday, few experts doubt that dementia, the disease she lived with for at least the final 12 years of her life, contributed powerfully to her demi...
The long-established link between red meat consumption and heart disease may have less to do with the fat in the meat than many have assumed, researchers said Sunday.
You would think that people who were diagnosed with melanoma -- the most deadly form of skin cancer -- would be meticulously careful about using sunscreen, avoiding tanning salons and generally protecting their skin.
As a student at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Timothy Harlan was often struck by how little the medical professionals around him seemed to know about healthful eating. Doctors would tell their patients what foods to avoid, but rarely did they advise them on the foods they should embrace.
Little Mermaid Smoke House is recalling its Smoked Herring and Pickled Herring because the viscera of the fish were not removed and the products now pose a risk of contamination by Clostridium botulinum, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Science trumped politics, but politics may still present problems for teens trying to purchase emergency contraception.
A federal court judge has ordered the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to lift controversial restrictions on the so-called morning-after pill, saying females of all ages should have unimpeded access to emergency birth control.
After any military operation, participants huddle for what's called a hot wash: an early after-action review that explores what went wrong -- or right-- in an effort to glean lessons for future operations. Public health officials are...Show More Summary
Following an outbreak of E. coli cases in 15 states, Rich Products has expanded its recall to include all food products made at its Waycross, Ga., plant, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Americans are increasingly saying “I do” to living together before marriage, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In fact, cohabitation is now more common among younger women than living with a spouse or living alone.
Prescription sleep medications can be balm for the insomniac, but for many who take medications marketed as Ambien, Restoril and Lunesta, they can come with a cost: fogginess that can last into the next day. An experimental medication...Show More Summary
Living with a baby who vomits and cries all the time can make a parent worried (yes, I know this first-hand). If a doctor diagnoses a problem, and there’s medication to treat that problem, it’s easy to understand why parents might eagerly accept it.
The financial toll of caring for Americans with dementia adds up to at least $159 billion a year, making it more expensive than treatments for patients with heart disease or cancer, according to a new report in the New England Journal of Medicine.
The American Cancer Society is looking for 120,000 volunteers for a long-term study, called Cancer Prevention Study 3, that could help determine cancer risks for future generations.
Staph infections remain a significant problem for hospital patients, and scientists are trying to develop vaccines to prevent Staphylococcus aureus bacteria from establishing itself in vital areas like the heart, lungs or blood. ButShow More Summary
Publix Super Markets has recalled its Publix Deli Tri Fruit and Grain Salad since it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
President Obama’s brain-mapping initiative, for which he has proposed $110 million in federal funding for 2014, will focus how on how the brain is affected by conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia and autism; how it produces...Show More Summary
Repeat births among teens have fallen, but nearly one in five children born to teen mothers already has a sibling, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
Lifestyle Evolution Inc. has voluntarily recalled a number of its NuGO nondairy bars because the products contain milk, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.