New study supports suicide 'contagion' in teens
Researchers found 12 to 13-year-old children were at greatest risk and were five times more likely to have suicidal thoughts than teens who had not been
Mediterranean diet is brain food
Researchers found that study participants who were on a Mediterranean diet and supplemented that diet with extra nuts or olive oil performed better on
France: Drugmaker on trial, suspected in deaths
The makers of a diabetes and weight loss drug suspected in the deaths of hundreds of people went on trial Tuesday, facing charges they misled the public about
Health group didn't disclose HIV tests, apologizes
Kaiser Permanente Northwest is apologizing to nearly 6,500 members in Oregon and Washington whose blood was tested for HIV without their knowledge or consent.
Ostomy saved me from a life in the bathroom
Doug Yakich had a life-changing colostomy about two years ago. He hopes his essay will inspire a national conversation about ostomies.
Another round for the House on 'Obamacare'
Only months away from the rollout of coverage for uninsured Americans, Republicans on Thursday were making their 37th attempt in a little more than two years
7 questions on cancer gene testing
Angelina Jolie's case highlights the importance of knowing one's family history and learning one's cancer risks in order to address them proactively.
Study: Malaria-infected mosquitoes more attracted to human odor
Scientists are exploring how the malaria parasite itself may actually change a mosquito's behavior to make it more attracted to humans, as if controlling its
Health care workers sickened by new virus
The health care workers were exposed to patients with the novel coronavirus, or nCoV, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.
Shrinks, critics face off over psychiatric manual
Prominent critics say the American Psychiatric Association is out of control, turning common human problems into mental illnesses in a trend they say will just
Copper in hospital rooms may stop infections
Researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina explored covering key surfaces in hospital intensive care units in copper alloy, and found that this is
5 ways to maximize your doctor's visit
You have all the tools you need to get the most out of your doctor's visit right at your fingertips. Technology can simplify your health care experience and
Study questions how sharply US should cut the salt
Make no mistake: Most Americans eat way too much, not just from salt shakers but because of sodium hidden inside processed foods and restaurant meals. But
Why are moms in America lagging?
Carolyn Miles, the President and CEO of Save the Children,says the U.S. is 30th in Save the Children's annual index, below Canada, Belarus, Poland
Teens who text and drive more likely to take other risks
High school students who acknowledge texting while driving are more likely to engage in other risky behaviors, such as riding with a driver who has been
Drug manufacturer agrees to $500 million penalty
A subsidiary of India's largest pharmaceutical company has agreed to pay $500 million in fines and civil penalties for selling adulterated drugs and lying