It turns out two rare diseases—one viral and one genetic—are connected in an unexpected way.
Recently it seems the public isn't just turning to movie stars for entertainment—we're listening to their health advice.
The impact of early interventions can be so great that in some cases an autistic child who received therapy as a baby will no longer exhibit signs of the disorder by age 3.
This "fix it and forget it" method of birth control is not only easy to use, it's also highly effective for years at a time.
The FDA says supplements with labels that make these claims are not backed up by scientific evidence.
Too much exercise may also increase the risk of death from heart attack or stroke in patients with existing heart problems.
People have short attention spans and the news cycle is fickle, both of which have contributed to the illusion that Ebola is no longer the worry it once was.
For some time, researchers have been on a quest to create a device that mimics the functions of the body's natural pancreas and seamlessly stabilizes blood sugar in a person with Type 1 diabetes.
The disease that's killed more than 7,800 people across West Africa may have taken hold after a chance encounter last winter between a 2-year-old boy and wild bat in a hollowed-out tree.
Painful cramping, backache, headache, moodiness, fatigue and bloating—for many women, that time of the month is miserable enough to be categorized as an acute illness.
When a woman should start going for routine mammograms is a matter of contentious debate.
Humans were designed to stand upright. And yet in this modern world, too many of us spend our days with our heads slumped over for a simple reason: we're staring at the tiny screen of a smartphone.
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