Viral skin-cancer selfie boosted online searches
A Kentucky woman's brutally honest selfie and Facebook post while undergoing treatment for skin cancer drew the type of social media attention and...
Exposure to Larger Air Particles Linked to Increased Risk of Asthma in Children
Researchers at The Johns Hopkins University report statistical evidence that children exposed to airborne coarse particulate matter -- a mix of...
Ask Well: Is an Ice Cream Binge Bad for the Heart?
A reader asks: Is there a cardiovascular difference between eating a pint of ice cream in one sitting versus eating it over a week?
Easing the Burden on Caregivers
A new program in Hawaii will provide stipends of up to $70 a day to people caring for an elderly family member at home.
Coarse Particulate Matter May Increase Asthma Risk
Children exposed to coarse particulate matter may be more likely to develop asthma and to be treated in an ER or be hospitalized for the...
High Glucose Levels in Pregnancy Tied to Heart Defects in Babies
Exercise and a healthful diet during pregnancy may help to lower the risk of heart problems in newborns, one expert advises.
Fertility doctor accused of impregnating patients with own sperm receives no jail time
A former fertility doctor in Indiana who was accused of using his own sperm to impregnate his patients pleaded guilty on Thursday to lying to...
Italy to Allow Living Wills and the Refusal of End-of-Life Care
The new law was enacted after years of debate and pushback from conservative Catholic lawmakers.
"Bet Hedging" Explains the Efficacy of Many Combination Cancer Therapies
Benefits of many cancer drug combinations are not due to drug synergy, but to "bet hedging." Combinations give each patient multiple chances of...
Man spiked girlfriend’s drink with abortion pills to kill unborn baby, woman claims
Sikander Imran’s girlfriend, Brooke Fiske, accused him of spiking her drink with a high dosage of abortion pills to kill their unborn baby.
Vigorous Exercise Tied to Macular Degeneration in Men
New findings have surprised and puzzled researchers, though the study does not prove cause and effect.
Stressed-Out Worms Hit the Snooze Button
When you catch a nasty cold, curling up in bed to sleep may be the only activity you can manage. Sleeping in response to stress isn't a uniquely...