African American youth are at increased risk for death by suicide. An expert explains why it's important to better understand the effects of racism, bullying and alienation on black youth.
Vitamin D is essential for good health and particularly for fighting infections and keeping the microbes in the human gut healthy. But in winter it can be difficult to get enough.
A health informatics researcher explains why people don't always get the 'credit' they think they should from using wearable fitness trackers.
Among the issues candidates will debate Tuesday night is health care – an important, yet confusing, topic for viewers. An expert simplifies, explaining where and what the candidates stand for.
High prescription drug costs are a widespread concern for consumers and policymakers. For patients who need specialty drugs, though, the problem is even worse, with no relief in sight.
Bioprinting, an offshoot of 3D printing, is advancing so rapidly that regulators have been caught off guard. Two legal scholars argue patients and manufacturers would benefit from clearer rules.
Are you a worry wart? Not to worry. Turns out you were born that way, to some degree. Humans have a default mode in their brains that lead them to worry, but there are many ways to switch gears.
Norovirus, the winter vomiting bug, is highly infectious among people in confined places – like cruise ships. But not everyone is equally vulnerable. Your blood type may determine if you get sick.
Claims about the medical benefits of cannabis are greatly exaggerated on Twitter, a recent study found. Most of the mistruths came from bots. How can the medical falsehoods online be stopped?
Most women in the US give birth lying flat on their back, anesthetized. An obstetrician investigates why this is and whether this is always the best approach.
The US has been trying to reform its complicated health care system since 1993. In 2020, it continues to be one of the biggest and most complicated issues of the presidential campaign.
For your 2020 New Year's resolutions, think about keeping the microbes that live inside your gut healthy. Look after them and they'll look after you.
There are more effective ways to give the tuberculosis vaccine.
New Year's resolutions are often no more than good ideas that last a few weeks. Research suggests, however, that putting purpose behind your resolutions can make a big difference. Here's how.
George Washington's crossing of the Delaware on Christmas night 1776 led to victory, but his troops were bound to suffer from terrible weather, which led to more casualties than the battle.
Santa is the best part of Christmas for many children, but do they really believe in a magical man flying around the globe on Christmas Eve?
Getting in better shape is one of Americans' top resolutions for the new year, but many people give up after six months. Here are some suggestions to make exercise enjoyable so you can stick with it.
Obamacare has been under siege since its passage in 2010. A ruling by a three-judge panel on Dec. 18 further chopped at the law by saying a key provision is unconstitutional.
Confused about whether meat is good or bad for you? You're not alone. Various studies, some of which were funded by the meat industry, have added to the confusion. A noted expert sorts it out.
Prenatal and postnatal antibiotic exposure combined with oxygen treatment led to lung inflammation and altered immunity in a study in mice.
Grief has been thought to present itself in five stages, but newer studies into how people process grief shows that, in many ways, it never ends. Grief can be especially powerful at the holidays.
The holidays are not solely about religious observations or societal celebrations, as alcohol has established itself in the festivities. But how much is too much? An addiction specialist examines.
The number of children with complex medical issues is growing, thanks in large part to medical advances. But these kids and their caregivers need a lot of support.
Americans who live in rural parts of the country have fewer doctors, specialists and hospitals than those who live in cities. It also appears that insurers are working against them.
Asking loved ones with memory problems to discuss holiday memories can help them retrieve some memories, studies suggest. In turn, that can improve mood and quality of life.