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.
As part of a new effort to cut the use of dogs in drug trials, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday launched an initiative to keep canines out of studies for certain veterinary medicines.
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.
Prejudice directed at older people results in $63 billion in excess health costs each year in the United States, a new study claims.
If you live in Maine and you've never experienced hay fever, new research predicts that climate change has an unwelcome surprise in store for you.
Researchers seeking the elusive fountain of youth are shining the spotlight on protein.
People with celiac disease must follow a very restrictive diet, but an experimental vaccine may offer many of them the freedom to eat more normally.
More than one-third of Americans have prediabetes, but 90 percent of them don't know they have it, medical experts say.
Head-size measurements can help screen for long-term IQ problems in very premature or very low birth weight babies, researchers say.
There's bad news for heart failure patients with dilated cardiomyopathy who'd like to stop taking their meds.
Yoga has many benefits, from increasing flexibility to reducing stress.
The long-term effects of head injuries in football players begin at a young age, a new study finds.
Dietary fiber is a unique component of many foods. It has no actual nutrients yet helps ward off a host of diseases and has even been associated with lower body weight.
People who have experienced either a concussion or a mild traumatic brain injury are twice as likely to commit suicide than others, a new review suggests.
Cancer is expected to overtake heart disease as the leading cause of death for well-off Americans by 2020.
Eating more fish or taking a fish oil supplement can reduce your risk of a heart attack, according to a pair of Harvard-led clinical trials.
Take the stairs up to your office. Park a little further away from the grocery store. Walk your dog around the block. Carry out the trash.
If the last flu season is any indication, you need to take steps now to protect yourself against infection, an infectious diseases expert warns.
Having hearing loss and not knowing it might translate into higher medical bills and other health problems for many seniors, two new studies suggest.
A newborn can bring a sense of fulfillment to your life … and an equal amount of stress over everything from baby's health to your own parenting skills.
If it seems like everyone you know is trying yoga or meditation, you might be right. A new government survey shows that the number of Americans practicing the "mindfulness" techniques has surged in the past few years.
As stigmas surrounding mental health issues have eased, more U.S. college students are seeking help for emotional problems, a new study finds.
Driving under the influence and distracted driving are well-known hazards, but few people think twice about getting behind the wheel when feeling drowsy, a sleep expert warns.