GREENVILLE, S.C. – A prosecutor says no charges will be filed against guards involved in a scuffle that resulted in the death of a man at a South Carolina hospital. Solicitor..
WHAT IT MEANS: The National Kidney Foundation, a major voluntary nonprofit health organization, is dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases, improving the health a..
Coca-Cola wants soda drinkers to be regular. Of course, they want customers to buy their products often but they also want your insides to, you know, move regularly, too. The..
So-called “diet” foods actually cause people to put on weight, new findings suggest. When embarking on a mission to shed pounds, chances are you’ll begin to wage war on high-f..
People with chronic fatigue syndrome may have imbalances in their gut bacteria, a new study suggests. The study found that people with chronic fatigue syndrome had higher levels of..
ATLANTA – The NRA kicks off its annual meeting in Atlanta at a time Georgia is in the middle of two hot debates — one over who will represent the state’s 6th Congressional Di..
Medical News Today
Prediabetes is very common, affecting 1 in 3 American adults. Getting enough exercise, eating a wholesome diet, and maintaining a healthy weight can reverse symptoms of prediabetes..
Asthma affects around 1 in 12 people in the United States, and this number is on the rise. A new study, however, finds that two compounds added to tonic water may be an effective t..
Although research is in a preliminary stage, cinnamon may help fight some symptoms of diabetes. It is also unlikely to cause blood pressure spikes, or disrupt blood sugar. So, peop..
Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes cells to develop rapidly on the skin. This growth can create thick, scaly patches that may be itchy and uncomfortable. There are several d..
People with type 2 diabetes who are overweight or obese are more likely to have exacerbated and progressive abnormalities in the structure of their brains and cognition, find resea..
New research brings some good news for men who like a caffeine kick. Drinking more than three cups of Italian-style coffee daily could more than halve the risk of developing prosta..
Sometimes I think there are two types of Philadelphians: those who think everything we do will go wrong, and those who are sure it will. That’s why we’re sometimes called..
In deciding to bring back the heavy-handed “war on drugs”, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is ignoring the advice of the 148,000 physician and medical student members of the America..
Editor's note: This story has been updated to provide correct information about the amount of money dispensed to the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education program. The ..
Americans trying to stay healthy have abandoned sugary drinks for diet drinks in droves over the past few decades on the theory that the latter is better than the former. Now, more..
Jefferson Health and Denver-based National Jewish Health, a leading respiratory hospital, on Thursday announced the creation of a new respiratory institute in Philadelphia. The Jan..
Eradicating cancer without damaging healthy tissue is the Holy Grail of cancer researchers. Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia is testing a novel, light-activated drug designed to ..
The stubborn fat lying around one’s midsection is not only unsightly and annoying but is also a health risk. According to a new study, people with a normal body mass index or BMI b..
Lead poisoning, the main cause of concern with the Flint Water Crisis, can lead to serious medical and neurological conditions, especially in children, when left untreated. This is..
Social media has had its fair share of circulating heartbreaking stories of parents losing their infant children from disease and accidents, but Eva Young's story is one ..
Minnesota state officials confirmed that five new cases of measles have been reported in the state, taking the toll to 29 children who have been infected with the disease since Mar..
The quest for finding the root cause of autism and epilepsy has led to the complexities of brain development at the prenatal stage. This was borne by the results on brain defe..
"Plain wrong" — this is what a new science editorial says of a widely believed idea that saturated fats clog up one’s arteries and result in coronary heart disease. Now the piece h..
Yes, even dummies are recognizing the ongoing obesity epidemic. Dummies as in crash test dummies. No, not the musical group that sang "Mmm mmm mmm mmm"...but the mannequins that ar..
Today the FDA approved a new drug—one of few available—for treating liver cancer. Regorafenib is a pill manufactured by Bayer and sold as Stivarga. Already it’s been approved for u..
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 28: US President Donald Trump makes remarks prior to signing an Energy Independence Executive Order at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Headquarters..
Oregon’s Willamette Valley: Home to some of the finest Pinot Noir in the world, fantastic truffles, excellent restaurants, and…French investors? Oui. There has been an influx of mo..
Cori Bargmann, president of science at Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, with cofounder Priscilla Chan, M.D. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for The New York Times ) The Chan Zuckerb..
Various saturated fat-laden products have graced the covers of magazines in the last several years, the underlying message generally being that science has shifted fats f..
Davina McCall has revealed a deep fear of suffering from Alzheimers after her dad and grandmother were diagnosed. There has been ANOTHER Harry Potter reunion - as Emma Watson ..
If you are sitting in a chair right now – stand up. That’s because today is all about raising awareness of how unhealthy it is to spend all hours of the day sitting down – be that ..
A couple died just 40 minutes apart from one another at the weekend after 69 years of marriage. Isaac Vatkin was holding onto his wife Teresa’s hand as she passed away at 12.10am o..
I’m a self-confessed hypochondriac. I’ll admit it. How to stick with veganism once your original motivation's gone A little bit of pain in my foot and I’ll convince myself I have a..
With plans full steam ahead for Madonna biopic Blond Ambition, Good Morning Britain viewers have given a helping hand with casting the title role – and reckon James Corden wou..
Vinod Khanna, one of Bollywood’s most popular stars, has passed away at the age of 70. 'Heartbroken' Jodie Foster pays tribute to late director Jonathan Demme Khanna appeared in ov..
Los Angeles Times
When babies are born, they draw their first breaths. Those gulps of oxygen trigger the lungs to stop developing. When babies are born prematurely, the same thing happens. But a pre..
What’s the legacy of the unrest that shook L.A. 25 years ago? I'm Davan Maharaj, editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Times. Here are some story lines I don't want you to miss today...
Thanks to scientists who have ventured outside the laboratory, we have learned that tight-knit groups of females experience synchronized menstrual periods over time, that cohesive ..
It was lunchtime Thursday, and the cooks at Locol had kicked into high gear. They quickly placed beef patties on the grill and scooped fries onto paper plates as the line at the fr..
After complaints from California hospitals and physicians, a state legislator has stripped his bill of a measure that would have required doctors to record deadly infections on dea..
A series of executions in Arkansas has reignited the longstanding battle over the death penalty. Beginning last week, the state tried to put eight men to death over 11 days before ..
FRIDAY, April 28, 2017 -- Midostaurin, marketed as Rydapt, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, in combination with chemotherapy, to treat adults with acute ..
April 28 (UPI) -- A study by researchers at the University of Washington has found that people with slender faces are 25 percent more likely to be left-handed. Researchers analyzed..
Study finds an average of 27 percent of nursing home residents tested positive for multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria, or MDR-GNR, colonization. April 27 (UPI) -- Researche..
April 27 (UPI) -- Every week in Des Moines, Iowa, the employees of a small nonprofit collect bins of unexpired prescription drugs tossed out by nursing homes after residents died, ..
April 27 (UPI) -- A new study by Johns Hopkins Medicine found the combination of exercise and vitamin D can lower the risk of heart attack and stroke. Researchers analyzed survey r..
WEDNESDAY, April 26, 2017 -- Vaccines prevent serious infections so effectively that many parents mistakenly believe the diseases are no longer a threat in the United States, a ped..
PND mothers 'need more support' Jump to media player The search for a mother-of-three suffering with post-natal depression (PND) ended yesterday after police found a body. Bethany ..
Not for the first time, Madonna is on the war path. The focus of her rage is Universal Pictures, who snapped up a script about the singer's early years in New York earlier this wee..
What do you picture when you think of a drone? A solitary, remote-controlled toy with propellers, or perhaps a large, unmanned military aircraft? Soon, those images could be quite ..
Teenage years can be fraught with dilemmas. But what if you are deaf and fast losing your sight too? Molly Watt was born severely deaf and learned to lip read. But, at the age of 1..
It might be possible to treat the main cause of permanent blindness before people notice any loss of vision, say University College London researchers. They have developed a new ki..
The British Veterinary Association has warned breeding of Scottish fold cats should stop because of health fears. The breed has had a surge of popularity after celebrity owners suc..
THURSDAY, April 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- After having one baby and tending to the infant's dirty diapers and middle-of-the night wails, you'd think that most teens would want t..
Español Get Consumer Updates by email. April is National Minority Health Month. It’s a time to remember that health outcomes can be different among people of diverse ethnic and rac..
WEDNESDAY, April 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Surviving trauma such as assault, rape or wartime combat can leave a person emotionally devastated. Now, new research suggests your ge..
WEDNESDAY, April 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Vaccines prevent serious infections so effectively that many parents mistakenly believe the diseases are no longer a threat in the Uni..
WEDNESDAY, April 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The surge from energy drinks can cause unhealthy changes in your heart rhythm and blood pressure that don't occur with other caffeinat..
WEDNESDAY, April 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Children given an organ transplant have a substantially higher risk of developing cancer -- in some cases up to 200 times higher -- th..