Patients seeking alternatives to statins may undergo rigorous vetting
A powerful new class of drugs promises to change the management of heart disease for high-risk patients who struggle to get their cholesterol...
Not all new mothers in US get advice on breastfeeding, infant care, survey says
Despite medical evidence showing the benefits of breastfeeding and how to prevent cot deaths, some doctors are not passing on the information to...
Britain says tests on suspected MERS cases prove negative
Tests on two people in Britain suspected of being infected with Middle Eastern Respiratory Virus Syndrome (MERS) have proved negative, hospital...
Young cancer patients may be unaware of fertility options
Young cancer patients, often left infertile after treatment, may be unaware of ways to preserve their options for having children, a study suggests.
Primary care doctors should screen for depression, panel says
U.S. adults should be screened for depression, according to a proposal from a government-backed panel of medical experts.
Family, peers influence teens' e-cigarette use
Teens are more likely to use electronic cigarettes if their friends and family view them as cool or acceptable, a new study suggests.
New technology helps revolutionize IVF
A newly developed technology called the embryoscope is changing the playing field for fertility doctors across the country.
Well: ‘Fat’ Cartoon Characters May Make Children Eat More
“Fat” cartoon characters may lead children to eat more junk food, new research suggests, but there are ways to counter this effect....
Op-Ed Contributor: What I Learned at the Weed Dispensary
Traditional health care should copy the best elements of the medical marijuana industry.
5 ways to avoid summer weight gain
Summer’s breezy vibe may tempt you to give your diet a vacation, but wait! Here are some easy ways to keep your weight in check while still...
What you must know about the chemicals in your sunscreen
You probably don’t need to be told (again) how important wearing sunscreen is for reducing your risk of skin cancer, not to mention sunburns and...
Nutrition and Pregnancy: Scientists Challenge "Eat for Two" Myth
Scientists have shown that women may not need to "eat for two" during pregnancy because the body adapts to absorb more energy from the same amount...