Women whose mothers lived a long and healthy life have a good chance of doing the same, a new study suggests.
A new type of genetic analysis could identify millions of Americans at high risk for five serious and common diseases, researchers report.
A low-dose three-in-one combination pill controls blood pressure more effectively than the regular medications people take, according to data from a new clinical trial.
Eating a wide variety of foods might not be good for you after all, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association (AHA).
Children born to women who got the Tdap vaccine during pregnancy have no greater risk of autism than other kids, a new study finds.
The potential risks of lung cancer screening are often left out when doctors and patients discuss the issue, a new report suggests.
Losing weight about 6 months after giving birth lowers a woman's risk of being overweight in the future.
A pair of new studies points towards two potential paths to the fountain of youth.
People with type 1 diabetes have a much greater risk of serious heart problems and early death, especially if they were diagnosed before age 10, new research suggests.
More than half of adults who survived childhood brain and spinal cord cancers don't live fully independent lives, a new study finds.
Exercise is good for your mental health, as long as you don't overdo it, researchers say.
Contrary to what doctors have thought, women who opt to have their labor induced in the 39th week of pregnancy do not face a heightened risk of cesarean section, a new clinical trial finds.
Emergency treatment rarely allows you much time to consider your options. But what about care that can be done on your timetable?
If you're in your early 60s, becoming more active may reduce your risk of heart disease, researchers report.
Be sure to put vaccinations on your children's back-to-school lists, whether they're just starting school or heading off to college, experts say.
A "power gap" between doctors and nurses contributes to poor communication that puts hospital patients at risk, a new study contends.
People with diabetes face a host of expenses related to their disease, but some relief may now be available in states that expanded Medicaid eligibility as part of the Affordable Care Act.
A new blood test can help emergency room doctors more quickly determine whether patients with chest pain are having a heart attack, a U.S. study confirms.
You eagerly await baby's first words and delight at his growing vocabulary. But that excitement may cause you to miss speech problems that should be corrected quickly.
If you have developed swallowing problems as you age, a new study may explain why.
Donji Cullenbine's young son, Alex, has autism, but when he put on a pair of Google Glass smartglasses they helped him recognize the emotions of others through their facial expressions.
People often urge moms-to-be to get plenty of sleep before the baby comes. Now, researchers report that good sleep during pregnancy might also lower the risk of premature delivery.
If you want to keep your kids at a healthy weight, show them, don't tell them.
Hopefully, you enjoy exercising and don't watch the clock, impatient for it to be over.
Heart disease is a leading cause of death in patients with the autoimmune illness lupus. Now, research suggests high-tech scans can spot cardiac issues early.
Colon cancer is treatable if caught early. And sending screening tests in the mail might boost timely detection, a new study suggests.