Federal data show an increased cancer risk to neighborhoods across the country around plants that emit a gas called ethylene oxide, which is used to sterilize medical equipment.
Across two-thirds of the United States, over 115 million Americans live where some level of heat alert is already in effect, and 290 million will see temperatures soar past 90 degrees at some point in the next week, USA Today reported Wednesday.
Pot use and pregnancy hardly go hand-in-hand for health reasons, but more American women are using marijuana just before and right after they become pregnant, new research warns.
For some people, caffeine may help with concentration and provide an energy boost, but it can cause problems for those with general anxiety disorder, said Dr. Julie Radico, a clinical psychologist with Penn State Health.
Even though the pesticide chlorpyrifos has been linked to brain harm in children, it will not be banned in the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday.
Diabetes brings with it a variety of long-term complications, but at least one of those — heart failure — is a bigger threat to women than men, new research suggests.
Kratom, made from the leaves of a Southeast Asian plant, is usually used to treat pain and addiction. But poison control center data shows it has been tied to seizures, withdrawal, hallucinations, agitation and rapid heart rate, researchers report.
A new study confirms that both numbers are, in fact, critical in determining the risk of heart attack and stroke.
Financial rewards for quitting smoking do help smokers — including pregnant women — kick the habit and remain smoke-free, a new study confirms.
An E. coli outbreak in the United States that’s linked to ground bison produced by Northfork Bison Distributions, Inc. of Canada is being investigated by federal and state officials.
For the first time in three decades, drug overdose deaths in the United States fell last year.
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday called the year-old outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo a global health emergency.
he largest study of its kind, involving more than 2 million people across five countries, finds that autism spectrum disorders are 80% reliant on inherited genes.
Rates of Alzheimer’s disease are higher in women than in men, and researchers now think they know why.
When states have stricter gun laws, fewer children die from gun violence, new research shows.
Recent cases of flesh-eating bacterial infections have made headlines, yet you’re far more likely to wind up with nausea, diarrhea, or a respiratory infection after a trip to the beach.
While the extreme stress of losing a loved one has been linked to heart troubles in prior research, a new study found that one in six people with broken heart syndrome also had cancer.
Obese children may be twice as likely to develop multiple sclerosis, a new study suggests.
Using low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) for lung cancer screening instead of X-rays helped reduce lung cancer deaths in current and former smokers, a new study says.
New research suggests that the reason why it’s hard to keep weight off lies far back in human evolution, with an anti-starvation mechanism that primes the body to store fat.