HealthDay News Children born to older moms today have better thinking skills than those with younger mothers, a new study suggests.
It could open the door to a new type of medicine for preventing and treating pain.
Thousands of people are needlessly given radiological exams and cardiac stress tests after suffering chest pains, according new research led by the University of British Columbia.
When doctors told Elizabeth's parents that her heart was struggling and she was not stable enough to move, she couldn't believe her ears. Surely there was nothing wrong with losing weight?
She turns 50 this year, but at a recent Oscars nominees lunch, Nicole Kidman showed off calves that defied her years. The Australian actress says she goes running, rides her bike and does yoga.
Spencer Kolman, 15, from Chicago, Illinois, was the only child in the United States to receive a rare heart-lung transplant that year. His lungs had severe scarring due to long ago chemotherapy as a
One of the most promising non-hormonal alternatives for a male contraceptive is a 20p pill called nifedipine. Scientists from Harvard University have found the drug can switch off sperm's swimming
Researchers at UCLA's Longevity Institute got groups of people to limit their intake to 750 calories for five days a month for three months. By the end, they had lost weight and lowered their diseas
Former “Partridge Family” star David Cassidy says he’s living with dementia.
The 66-year-old opened up to People magazine about his diagnosis, telling the magazine the disease
A recent study published in the British Medical Journal found that people who take vitamin D supplements are less likely to succumb to colds, flu and infections such as pneumonia.
Kirstine Jackson from Sheffield has struggled with a chronic cough for more than 20 years, and has been prescribed asthma medication for the symptoms. Dr Martin Scurr advises on treatment.
Cornish clotted cream is 60 per cent fat, so why do we find it nearly addictively delicious? TV doctor Michael Mosley reveals what cake and smelly cheeses do to our bodies in a new BBC2 series.
As a psychiatrist, Professor Carmine Pariante has treated thousands of people over the past 25 years for debilitating clinical depression. He writes that antidepressants do help in many cases.
Caralyn Duignan, 53, from Crewe, was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, but did not learn about the life-saving drug from her GP. Instead, she discovered it from an article online.
Most people are familiar with health apps, but there are now phone devices that can test everything from fertility to a fever. Experts such as Suffolk GP Matt Piccaver give their verdicts.
These days, Fitbits and Jawbones adorn arms the way watches once did.
And for good reason: Wearable technology can log the steps you take in a day, track heart rate during workouts and help you get b
In a U.S. trial, verapamil reduced sniffles in those suffering from chronic sinusitis — which affects one in six people. Sinusitis develops when the nasal passages and the lining of the sinuses get
HealthDay News Eating mercury-laden seafood may raise the risk of developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, preliminary research suggests.
HealthDay News Prevention and treatment, not legal action, should be the focus when dealing with pregnant women who use opioids, a leading pediatricians' group says.
HealthDay News Only one-third of American parents think they're doing a good job teaching their kids healthy eating habits, a new survey shows.
Dennis Thompson, HealthDay News A child's risk of a potentially fatal drug overdose more than doubles if a parent brings home a prescription opioid painkiller, a new study reports.
Steven Reinberg, HealthDay News Stem cell transplants may halt the progression of aggressive multiple sclerosis in nearly half of those with the debilitating disease, a new study suggests.
Suspect was driving stolen car in accident.
Medics claim they have tried to seek guidance on how lawmakers want them to administer anesthesia - a complicated and risky procedure. But no legislators will agree to draw up guidance.
Teen suicide attempts in the U.S. declined after same-sex marriage became legal and the biggest impact was among gay, lesbian and bisexual kids, a st
Eating fish and seafood with high levels of mercury may be linked to a higher risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), according to new research.
As the nascent field of genetic testing advances, expectant parents face a dizzying array of new and difficult questions. Would you want to know if your child will have Down syndrome? Or if your
A small survey suggests that many young sex workers cannot protect themselves from infection and pass it on to their infants.
Amy WallaceFeb. 20 (UPI) -- Researchers have found same-day procedures to treat narrowing of the arteries in the heart using the radial artery in the arm can save millions of dollars.
Five women describe why they used marijuana while pregnant, and how they assessed the risks and benefits before making that choice.
Amy WallaceFeb. 20 (UPI) -- Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles have discovered the process the brain uses to create and maintain short-term memories.
Opioid use has soared in the U.S. in recent years.
Kissing can be fun but did you also know it can actually improve your health? From giving your immune system a boost to lowering blood pressure, we take you through eight health benefits.
Liliane Ploumen, a trade minister in the Netherlands, mobilized support for global family-planning groups threatened by an executive order from President Trump.