The same type of bacteria that causes stomach cancer may also increase colon cancer risk, especially in black Americans, a new study finds.
While therapy dogs can help ease anxiety for kids with cancer, they may also carry antibiotic-resistant bacteria that can put patients at risk for serious infections.
Occasional fasting may help control type 2 diabetes, a small Canadian study suggests.
One in four Americans 65 and older falls each year, with some ending up in hospitals or even dying. But new research suggests that it's possible to avoid some of these serious injuries.
Privacy curtains in hospital rooms can collect dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria, researchers report.
There are four common myths about breast cancer that can affect prevention and treatment of the most common type of cancer in American women, an oncologist says.
If you're gluten-sensitive, watch out: One-third of the "gluten-free" foods sold in U.S. restaurants actually contain trace levels of the substance, new research suggests.
Although clinical trials are the only way to test the mettle of new drugs and medical devices, just 1 percent of Americans participate in such trials, research experts say.
Take two aspirins and reduce your risk of liver cancer? New research suggests this weekly routine might help.
Getting too little sleep at night? If so, your odds for a car crash are rising, new research suggests.
Every now and then you might not feel well enough to exercise and decide to skip a workout. Here's how to stay in the game
U.S. patients face numerous roadblocks when trying to access their medical records at the nation's top hospitals, a new study finds.
People with fibromyalgia have widespread inflammation in their brains, new research reveals.
Preschoolers who quickly pack on pounds may be at particular risk of becoming obese teenagers, a large new study finds.
The impact of acne is more than skin-deep, and often disrupts sleep and well-being, scientists have found.
Americans' love affair with fast food continues, with 1 in every 3 adults chowing down on the fare on any given day.
Pain sends more people to the doctor than any other ailment. But if you don't want relief from a medicine bottle -- or when that relief isn't enough -- consider complementary and integrative health approaches
A personalized vaccine held an aggressive group of cancers in check among more than half of patients who received it in a small, preliminary trial, researchers report.
The most dangerous play in football can be rendered safer through a simple rule change, a new study out of the Ivy League suggests.
People with type 2 diabetes who are taking common drugs called diuretics may be at a significantly increased risk of losing a foot or leg, according to a new French study.
For people suffering from a cold, the severity of their symptoms may be linked to the mix of bacteria that inhabit their nose.
Wearable defibrillators do not lower the chances of dying from sudden cardiac arrest among high-risk patients who've just had a heart attack, a new investigation concludes.
It's a perfect case of the enemy of my enemy is my friend.
Calories in must be less than calories out -- that's the basic rule of dieting.