A number of infection control measures need to be taken when giving "kangaroo care" to premature babies in the neonatal intensive care unit, researchers say.
More than a half million people are treated for swimming-related accidents in the United States in a given year.
Good sleep is hard to come by for the 25 percent of Americans who experience a period of severe insomnia each year, new research suggests.
City folks are leaner than their country cousins, a new U.S. study finds.
Doctors can't yet predict if someone exposed to the flu will become sick. But such predictions may be getting closer to reality, new research hints.
Men and women with type 2 diabetes may face a significantly higher risk of developing Parkinson's disease later in life, new British research suggests.
Blood transfusions around the time of surgery may raise your risk for dangerous blood clots, researchers say.
Eating a Mediterranean diet rich in healthy fats from olive oil and nuts provides better protection against heart attack and stroke than a low-fat diet, a new Spanish trial has shown.
Federal, state and local health officials are investigating a salmonella outbreak linked to fruit salad mixes that has sickened 60 people in five U.S. states.
After briefly leveling off, the U.S. obesity rate may be climbing again, according to a preliminary study.
A new genetic test can identify men most likely to develop prostate cancer, a new report contends.
Drugs taken by more than one-third of U.S. adults have depression as a possible side effect, a new study reveals.
Many teens and young adults in the United States -- particularly women and girls -- are physically inactive, a new study reveals.
More good news for coffee lovers: Having three or more cups of "joe" each day may help ward off serious liver ailments, new research suggests.
Researchers have developed a blood test that can predict a pregnant woman's risk of preterm delivery with up to 80 percent accuracy.
Having health insurance is essential, especially for catastrophic situations. But it's important to choose a plan carefully because your costs can go well beyond the monthly premium
Fatty cuts of meat. Thick slabs of cheese. Stacks of bacon.
If your favorite National Football League team has a make-or-break game this coming season, you might want to hope for a nighttime kickoff.
You're probably familiar with the stereotypes about people who wear glasses -- these folks are studious and spend a lot of time indoors with their noses in a book.
Parents should choose to have their children get the flu shot in the fall instead of the nasal spray flu vaccine, pediatricians say.
Eight million people in less-developed countries die needlessly each year, and that loss of life strips $6 trillion from the economies of those nations, new research calculates.
Vegan diets are hard for many people to stick with long-term, but studies show that this way of eating can translate to weight loss.
An experimental HIV vaccine protected animals from dozens of strains of HIV. And a human trial of the vaccine is expected to begin in the second half of 2019, according to U.S. researchers.
Dog lovers might be distressed by the latest research on flu pandemics.