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.
Almost half of Americans ages 40 to 75 and nearly all men over 60 qualify to consider cholesterol-lowering statin drugs under new heart disease prevention guidelines, an analysis concludes.
IBM said Wednesday that its Watson cloud computing system will be used in partnership with a New York-based genetic research center mainly to help sequence DNA for the treatment of glioblastoma, the most common type of brain cancer in U.S. adults.
It's not just grandma with a new hip and your uncle with a new knee. More than 2 of every 100 Americans now have an artificial joint, doctors are reporting.
See how good your nutrition knowledge is by trying to figure out which food has the most of each nutrient.
The World Health Organization says your daily sugar intake should be just 5 percent of your total calories - half of what the agency previously recommended, according to new draft guidelines published Wednesday.
Exciting research suggests that a shot every one to three months may someday give an alternative to the daily pills that some people take now to cut their risk of getting HIV.
The following six foods are reported to be those most often searched for calorie information on Google. I thought that I would give you that calorie info, plus a few other interesting tidbits on each of them.
A medical group of epilepsy experts on Monday called on the federal government to reconsider classifying marijuana as a dangerous drug so its impact on seizures can be studied.
Teenagers in Washington State are being told a new designer drug will give them the high of a lifetime. Twenty overdose deaths across the country are linked to a synthetic drug called NBOMe, and its popularity is just starting.
Those "Nutrition Facts" labels that are plastered on nearly every food package found in grocery stores are getting a new look.