As the holiday party season gets underway, the Distilled Spirits Council is sharing tips for hosting responsible holiday gatherings.
Serious sports injuries aren't confined to athletes -- spectators also run that risk, a new study finds.
A new report shows the rate of people with serious psychological distress is declining, and more folks are seeking mental health care on an outpatient basis
Whether you track your diet efforts on paper or with an app, frequent and consistent self-monitoring contributes to success.
A new mint-sized, battery-free patch that alerts wearers to potentially harmful sunlight exposure in real time might become a powerful weapon in preventing skin cancer.
Eight brands of dry dog food have been recalled because of potentially deadly amounts of vitamin D, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.
Swimsuit? Check. Camera? Check. Evening attire? Check. When you’re thinking about what to pack for your vacation, your mind probably gravitates right toward the fun stuff. While there’s no shame in packing 10...
Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It causes irritation, swelling, and sores (ulcers) on the inner lining of the colon. Each year, 38,000 Americans are diagnosed with ulcerative colitis,...
Back pain is one of the most common ailments experienced by American adults. In terms of the number of doctor visits, lower back pain is second only to colds and flu. Here are the most common types of back pain.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a serious illness, you know that coping with the condition and life changes is difficult enough. When you add on trying to understand the diagnosis and treatment options—and...
Gut health has been a big topic lately, with probiotic-rich foods like kimchi, kefir, and kombucha overtaking the grocery store. Although fermented foods have a long history and definitely aren’t going anywhere, there’s...
If you’re one of those people who thinks exercise at the gym feels too much like—umm—exercise, you might think summer is your best season to get in shape. The warm weather allows you to run at the park, swim, take long...
Increasing numbers of jobs take place at an office, so it’s no surprise that the vast majority of Americans spend their day glued to a desk chair. “Many Americans spend 80 percent or more of their day sitting,” says Kaliq...
Holiday decorations are a delight to humans, but they may be even more precious to your pets. Your cat will climb to the top of your Christmas tree within half an hour of its assembly, and there’s at least a 95 percent...
Osteoporosis affects 24.5 percent of women over the age of 65 in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In that same age group, osteoporosis affects just 5 percent of men. Why the...
When you were a kid, being stuck at home when you were feeling under the weather had its perks. You’d get to cozy up on the couch and watch The Price Is Right, and your mom would make you chicken soup to help your cold...
If you’re a candle lover, you know that these wax miracles give your home a soothing ambiance and relaxing scent year-round. What many people don’t think about, however, is that each time you light that wick ablaze you’re...
Leukemia is a type of blood cancer that affects blood stem cells in the bone marrow. Instead of maturing into healthy red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets, the blood stem cells become leukemia cells that...
“Vocal fry” has re-emerged in conversation due to its use by several pop culture icons—most notably, Kim Kardashian and Britney Spears. While the term may seem new to a lot of people, vocal fry is not a new phenomenon (and...
Coloring books have long been considered something for kids, but the past decade changed that. Barnes & Noble sold 14 million adult coloring books made in 2016, with pages filled with intricate mandalas, patterns,...
Catchy health phrases, such as “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” or “you are what you eat,” have been passed down from generation to generation. But there’s one adage moms have been saying that’s literally ancient:...
No one wants to spend the holidays in a hospital bed, but heading home might not be a good idea, new research suggests.
Over the past few months, numerous recalls of the popular heart drug valsartan have already occurred. Now, generics maker Mylan Pharmaceuticals is adding more products to the list.
A change as simple as where you do most of your food shopping could translate to a better diet.
Ultrasounds and MRIs during pregnancy and after birth can detect most Zika-related brain abnormalities in infants, researchers report.
The world's first baby born to a woman who had a uterus transplant from a deceased donor shows that such transplants can be successful, Brazilian doctors say.
About 10 percent of people will suffer from the itchy skin condition known as eczema at some point in their lives, new research shows.
If you're shopping for toys this holiday season, make sure some simple, old-fashioned items are on your list, pediatricians say.
Electrical stimulation of a certain part of the brain may offer a new option for "treatment-resistant" depression, a small new study suggests.
An experimental gene therapy for Parkinson's disease seems to work by rewiring key areas of the brain, a new study finds.
Americans have unwelcome eight-legged visitors from the East, and they're here to stay.
Connections between different areas of the brain are sustained longer than usual in people with autism, perhaps explaining some of their symptoms, a new study suggests.
Many older drivers take medications known to raise the risk of a crash, a new study shows.
You might love getting fresh produce at your local farmers' market, but you should wash everything thoroughly when you get home.
A freeze-dried polio vaccine that could be used in locations without refrigeration might help doctors conquer the disease, researchers report.
People with disabling back pain may one day receive replacement spinal discs grown from their own stem cells, researchers say.
Millions of American kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may have a genetic vulnerability to the disease, a new study suggests.
High-impact hits may affect the brain development of children and teens after just one season of football, preliminary research suggests.
When you first start strength training, almost any weight you lift will bring some results.
People caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's or other types of dementia should focus on four main safety issues, an expert says.
People with chronic dry eye may find the condition slows them down when they have to read beyond a couple of paragraphs, a new study suggests.
Obesity itself raises odds for diabetes and heart disease, even in the absence of conditions like high blood pressure, a new study finds.
Making the switch to whole wheat bread and whole wheat pasta are good ways to get more unrefined grains (and needed fiber) into your diet.
For Americans with diabetes, high-deductible health insurance plans may lead to delays in diagnosing and treating dangerous blood vessel diseases, a new study suggests.
People with peanut allergy can protect themselves from an allergic reaction by consuming a small amount of peanut powder every day, a new study suggests.
Traffic-related air pollution may play a role in development of autism, new research suggests.
Americans in states with the highest obesity rates are less likely to have weight-loss surgery, researchers say.
Milk allergy affects more than half of American infants who have food allergies in their first year of life, a new study finds.