Unhealthy teens face college and job obstacles
Being in poor health as a teenager can have a long-term influence on someone's educational and job opportunities in adulthood, a new review...
Climate change health risk is a 'medical emergency', experts warn
The threat to human health from climate change is so great that it could undermine the last 50 years of gains in development and global health,...
Many with early breast cancer have too many imaging tests
Nearly nine in 10 women with early breast cancer have imaging exams to see if the cancer has spread, despite official recommendations against such...
Ebola returns to Sierra Leone capital after three-week gap
Sierra Leone has recorded two new cases of Ebola in Freetown in the past few days, disproving the assumption that the capital city had already...
FDA approves Medicines Co's blood clot drug after a decade
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved Medicines Co's blood clot preventer Cangrelor, which has faced multiple setbacks since it...
Massachusetts launches plan to counter heroin epidemic
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker unveiled a $27 million plan on Monday to increase the state's capacity to treat drug addicts and reduce the...
In twist, scientists join tobacco companies to fight cancer
Scientists who have devoted years developing medicines to cure disease are now working for tobacco companies to make e-cigarettes.
WHO agency says insecticides lindane and DDT linked to cancer
The insecticide lindane, once widely used in agriculture and to treat human lice and scabies, causes cancer and has been specifically linked to...
Samsung scion apologizes for MERS spread at group hospital
The heir-apparent of South Korea's massive Samsung Group bowed in apology during a nationally televised address on Tuesday for failing to stop the...
HBO doc chronicles woman’s journey to find out if she’s inherited Huntington’s disease
If a simple genetic test could tell you whether or not you had inherited a devastating disease would rob you of your future and leave you a...
Study finds most women with lupus can have good pregnancies, identifies risk factors
Newly published results of a 10-year study on lupus patients has found that women can expect a good pregnancy outcome if their disease is inactive...
5 ways to burn 500 calories
You don’t have to be a slave to the gym to burn off extra calories.