Humans have been fighting viruses throughout history. Here are the 12 viruses that are the world's worst killers, based on their mortality rates, or the sheer numbers of people they have killed.
Moms who want their daughters to exercise need to practice what they preach, a small new study shows.
Being bullied during childhood may have even graver consequences for mental health in adulthood than being neglected or abused, according to a new study.
Lack of activity isn't what's primarily to blame for people getting fat, a few researchers are arguing.
People over age 65 who frequently take over-the-counter sleep aids and certain other commonly used drugs may be increasing their risk of dementia, new findings show.
The body's calorie-burning brown fat can be activated by a drug already approved to treat people with overactive bladder, new findings show.
Most teens who drink alcohol have had at least one blackout, a new study shows. Many teens who drink report having blackouts regularly.
Staying warm in cold weather is easier if you pay attention to the science of heat transfer. Live Science spoke with an expert on wilderness medicine to bring you tips for keeping cozy.
Kids may be more likely to develop ADHD if they are exposed to higher levels of air pollution before birth, a new study suggests.
For teens, spending time thinking about situations in which their peers thought well of them, no matter what they did, may make it easier time to cope with setbacks, new findings show.
Women who drink three or more glasses of milk daily may have an increased risk of dying over the next 20 years, compared with women who drink less milk, according to a new study..
Humans have been fighting viruses throughout history. Here are the nine viruses that are the world's worst killers, based on their mortality rates, or the sheer numbers of people they have killed.
The amount of trust that the American public puts in doctors has fallen over the last few decades, a new report finds.
In women with ovarian cancer, the DNA from cancer cells can be detected in tampons they use, new research shows. The finding could point the way toward a way to test for the disease, researchers say.
Providing teens with free contraception dramatically reduces their chances of unintended pregnancy, a new study shows.
For teens, the first choice for birth control should be the long-acting forms of birth control, according to new guidelines.
Whether you find the taste of alcohol to be pleasant, or bitter and stinging is partly decided by your genes, new research shows.
Exposure to light during the night may interfere with tamoxifen, a drug commonly used in women with breast cancer, a new study suggests.
E-cigarettes are touted as being safer than regular cigarettes, but can these devices actually help people quit smoking? Here's a look at the truth behind some claims about e-cigarettes.