As many as 70 million Americans may not be getting enough sleep. Men get fewer hours of sleep than women.
Few things seem to matter to our health as much as a good night’s sleep, but fewer and fewer of Americans are getting it. A neurologist explains why sleep is so important.
The House plans to vote on 'right to try' legislation. Politically, it's a winner. But will it give terminally patients the help they need or only bring false hope?
Most Americans dread the time switch to daylight saving time, which results in a loss of an hour's sleep. The downside is more serious than that – it can lead to workplace injuries and traffic fatalities.
One hundred years after a strange and devastating pandemic, researchers comb for clues in dusty libraries, church records and long- forgotten books.
The 1918 flu pandemic has long puzzled those who study disease outbreaks. Why was it so severe? While that question is hard to answer, one thing is certain: Vaccines would have lessened the toll.
The Affordable Care Act has been under siege since it became law eight years ago. What impact will the latest lawsuit against it have?
As the nation grapples with its opioid addiction epidemic, an understanding of how the drugs affect people is important. The powerful class of drugs actually can change the brain.
By undermining the ACA, Republicans may be taking away one of the health care system's best tools for improving the lives of those with addiction.
There's a norovirus outbreak at the Winter Olympics. Here's what that means – and why it's so hard to stop.
McDonald's recently announced it will make its Happy Meal, which accounts of about 15 percent of all sales, healthier. Will it make kids healthier? That's unclear, but it could lower parents' guilt.
Anyone who's had the flu can attest that it makes them feel horrible. But why? What is going on inside the body that brings such pain and malaise? An immunologist explains.
While parents are growing more concerned about their children's easy access to porn, they often don't realize just how 'hardcore' and violent it has become and how early their kids are seeing it.
Social isolation is linked to higher blood pressure, lower cognitive abilities and even increased chances of premature death.
In a survey of 80 teens and college-aged Americans, most said they'd experienced physical or emotional distress before and after the 2016 presidential election.
Research has resulted in advances in treating breast cancer in recent decades, but a wide gap exists in mortality rates between African-American women and white women. Here's a look into why.
The Trump administration shelved its plans for a 'bloody nose' attack while the Olympics in South Korea were under way. With the games over, it's time to consider the consequences of a strike.
More than 47 million people age 65 and older live in the US, and many need help accessing health care. Here are some questions that grown children should ask their parents' doctors.
The U.S. has had multiple drug epidemics, and, until recently, has not had evidence-tested ways to help people. That has changed. New medicines can help. But other medical issues should also be addressed.
Science has come a long way in the 100 years since the worst flu pandemic in history. But that doesn't mean that the country is ready for another health disaster.
The recent death of 'Storm Chaser' star Joel Taylor, reportedly because of his use of the GHB, is a tragic reminder of the drug's dangerous impact.