According to most physicists, there is no safe dose of radiation. So why would the EPA consider saying otherwise? Who stands to gain if the EPA declares low-dose radiation harmless?
As health care grows more digital, an array of health apps promise to track steps, count heartbeats and look at moles. But without more FDA oversight, could we be shooting ourselves in the foot?
Individuals who carry the breast cancer genes _BRCA1_ or _BRCA2_ are often unaware of the fact. That suggests that physicians need a new way to apply DNA-based screens to identify those at risk.
Just what role does exercise play in weight loss? Plenty. While word has spread in recent years that physical activity isn't all that important, a doctor debunks that myth.
The toll of the opioid epidemic is often derived from toxicology reports. These rely on drug tests. A medical historian explains these tests and how they fall short of capturing why people are dying.
World Food Day, Oct. 16, provides an opportunity to gauge where the fight against hunger stands. It's also a time, an expert says, to look at so-called hidden hunger.
Body mass index is often used to gauge health. But there may be more accurate measures. A report on your blood metabolites, your metabolome, may distinguish healthier-obese from sicker-obese.
Noncommunicable diseases are a growing problem in Africa. Among women, heart disease is a particular concern. Medication to treat it can interfere with pregnancy, making women undesirable partners.
While more women than ever are surviving breast cancer, they often do so with bad side effects. Studies are showing that physical therapy early in the post-treatment phase can help.
A person in the US can expect to live an average of 78.8 years. But that number can change by decades depending on the community they come from.
Breast cancer, once a death sentence, now has a survival rate of more than 90 percent. This means that millions of women suffer effects of treatment. Recent research shows ways to overcome them.
The Kavanaugh hearings have brought sexual assault to the forefront. A just-published study suggests that bystanders can help prevent it.
The ability to help save other babies’ lives can make recovering from a big loss easier.
An international team of researchers is probing the links between skin diseases, including cancer, to speed the search for cures.
Media pioneer Ted Turner's announcement that he has Lewy body dementia brings the illness into the spotlight, which is rare. A neurologist explains why it's hard to even get a correct diagnosis.
James Allison and Tasuku Honjo won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for encouraging immune cells to attack cancer. See how their work has revolutionized cancer therapies and medicine.
In the wake of the #MeToo movement and women finally feeling free to discuss having been sexually assaulted, it may seem like all men are predators. A trauma psychologist says this is far from true.
Sometimes the difference between intending to do something and doing it is a little nudge. Now researchers are designing apps that nudge patients with chronic diseases to change their behavior.
New data underscore that adults with no high school diploma or GED are at the greatest risk for the leading causes of disease and death.
First, scientists wanted to decode all three billions units of the human genome. Now, a new effort will identify all the cell types in the human body to discover the roots of diseases, like diabetes.
When kids get injured their skin heals fast, but usually with nasty-looking scars. Now scientists studying the genes of old mice have figured out how they regenerate skin and block scars.
The age of the US is increasing, and with it, new expectations of health and happiness. Is the US prepared for the wave of baby boomers who will live long and want to be as healthy as they do?
Saturday isn't just the first day of fall. It's also the 10th annual National Falls Prevention Awareness Day. Falls are a major cause of disability in seniors. Experts explain ways to prevent them.
Many people may misunderstand the basics about opioids. That prevents researchers from understanding the full scope of the epidemic.
A Sept. 14 report on drug use suggested that opioid use has declined. But troubling trends in drinking among teens and young adults stood out. An addiction specialist explains the unique dangers.