Compared with other vaccines, the human papillomavirus, commonly known as HPV, falls short when it comes to state requirements.
A new study suggests that by treating as many as two-thirds of Americans with cholesterol-lowering statins, more than 160,000 cardiovascular-events could be prevented.
Pediatricians say the best way to cut your kids' screen time is to do the same, yourself!
New research has linked exposure to the chemical formaldehyde to an increased risk of ALS.
A new study reveals substance abuse may cause long term brain damage in women.
People who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis are mostly focused on getting the disease under control and easing the joint pain.
The preventive services task force has recommendations to help prevent type 2 diabetes.
According to a new study, cancer survivors between the ages of 20 and 44 experience more hospitalizations than the general public later in life.
Two states will now allow women to get birth control without a doctor's prescription.
A recent study finds most high school soccer concussions occur during player-to-player contact.
Many young athletes do go on to play college sports though and a new study suggests some surgeries early on may set them up for getting hurt during their college career.
A growing number of young baseball players are undergoing surgery because of elbow overuse injuries.
Cancer survivors may face additional hurdles when trying to start a family.
For many mothers, a complicated pregnancy is unavoidable. However, there are ways to minimize your chances of having one.
What puts smiles on people's faces? What makes us happy? Those are questions that a St. Louis researcher is about to embark on answering.
Regulators say popular painkillers, including Ibuprofen, raise the risk of heart attack and stroke.
The cost of giving birth can differ by as much as $10,000 across the U.S.
Eating on the run may not be as bad as we think.
A new federal report on key health indicators of kids and teens in the US has some good news, and some bad news.
Using your devices too much can cause strain on your eyes.
Tips on treating elderly patients after they have had a heart attack.
As summer temps rise, those looking to beat the heat, should use caution diving in head first.
People who suffer from both lower back pain and depression may find more pain relief if they first treat their mental health.
You may want to add a grapefruit or banana to your breakfast.
Warning labels on popular pain relievers will now have stronger language about their risks of heart attack and stroke.
The bright lights and loud sounds associated with a dental visit can be extremely frightening for children with autism. Now the University of Southern California is working to change that.
Recent study found that milk chocolate may provide cardio-protective protection.
Many people try to diagnose their own illnesses using online symptom checkers but experts say these tools may often get it wrong.
A recent study suggests that women who smoke and have premature babies are at a 29 percent greater risk for cardiovascular disease later in life.
Summer is upon us, and for many that means fun in the sun. If that fun includes a day at the pool, there are some safety guidelines you'll want to keep in mind.
Nabisco is coming out with a new "thin" Oreo but is it healthier? Don't let buzzwords like "thin" fool you!
A study finds many patients don't understand exactly how bad hypertension affects you.
It costs a family of four $1,500 more a year at regular stores for healthy meal options.
CDC-led study finds slight increase in birth defects among babies born to women taking 2 popular antidepressants.
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When it comes to optimal health and longevity exercise and a healthy diet are no-brainers.
The American Cancer Society has identified three areas of the country where colon cancer death rates remain especially high.
A new pill to treat heart failure will hit the market soon.
General Mills is committing to use 100 percent cage-free eggs for its products.
The minimum age to drink alcohol is 21 and a majority of adults think people should be 21 to smoke cigarettes, as well.
A small new study suggests a child's body composition may influence how their brains respond to food.
According to a new study, some adults suffering from obesity have a vivid imagination when it comes to food.
Summer is upon us, and for kids, that means spending lots of time outdoors. Infants and small children are among those at highest risk for heat-related illnesses. Tips how to protect your kids from the heat during the hot days of summer
Doctors discuss the issues with the mosquito borne disease.
Doctors discuss how summer's heat may affect your heart.
A sleep tracking app may help combat sleeping disorders.
New CDC study finds alarming rise in use of deadly drug.
Do you consider yourself a foodie? Or at least an adventurous eater?
Weight-loss surgery might be better for type 2 diabetes patients than just lifestyle changes.
A new study finds that people who have suffered from a stroke can experience both immediate and long-term declines in brain function.