More companies are starting or expanding wellness programs that aim to reduce their medical costs by improving their employees' health.
Despite recommended limits on codeine use in children, the potent painkiller is prescribed for children in at least half a million emergency room visits each year, a study suggests.
A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen patient groups, who warn that the genetic test could displace a simpler, cheaper and more established mainstay of women's health: the Pap smear.
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The calorie counting that defined dieting for so long is giving way to other considerations, like the promise of more fiber or natural ingredients
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In a north London hospital, scientists are growing noses, ears and blood vessels in a bold attempt to make body parts in the laboratory.
An experimental drug has shown encouraging results in treating advanced breast cancer in an early clinical trial, pharmaceutical giant Pfizer reported Sunday.
This is part of a continuing series on the Best Strength-Training Exercises. This is the third in the series the squat. Experts: Fabio Comana, M.A., M.S., Faculty Instructor for the National Academy of Sports Medicine, with assistance from Gregory Florez, exercise physiologist for FitAdvisor.com.
The Douglas County Health Department says there has been a spike in reported syphilis cases.
A new class of experimental medicines can dramatically lower cholesterol, raising hopes of a fresh option for people who can't tolerate or don't get enough help from Lipitor and other statin drugs that have been used for this for decades.
There's fresh evidence that a lot of young people could be headed for heart trouble. A large study of preteens in Texas found that about one-third of them had borderline or high cholesterol when tested during routine physical exams.
A small study that examined brains from children who died found abnormal patterns of cell growth in autistic children. The research bolsters evidence that something before birth might cause autism, at least in some cases.
The Food and Drug Administration is weighing the benefits and risks of two experimental colon cancer screening tests which use DNA from a patient's stool to detect dangerous tumors and growths.
Calcium is famous for helping to build and maintain strong bones, but it also plays a role in blood clotting, blood pressure and muscle and nerve functioning. Calcium accounts for 1 to 2 percent of adult human body weight.