In treating influenza patients, doctors have prescribed unnecessary antibiotics, while not prescribing antiviral medication for all patients who could benefit from it.
In an attempt to fix his broken headphones, a radiologist turned to an unusual resource at his disposal.
Niacin, or vitamin B3, is too dangerous and should not be used routinely by people looking to control their cholesterol levels or prevent heart disease, doctors say.
A new national report takes a first look at health disparities among lesbian, gay, bisexual people compared with straight people.
New research shows stress may make people burn calories more slowly, suggesting a high-fat comfort food may be the wrong way of coping with stressful events.
People who are highly stressed, depressed or cynical may have an increased risk of stroke, a new study finds.
For people who can control their dreams -- called lucid dreamers -- flying and having sex are the most popular activities they plan to do in their dreams, a survey finds.
Over the course of his life, Nikola Tesla registered some 300 patents under his name, and traces of his inventions can be found in many modern-day devices, including in some unexpected places.
Medical literature is replete with references to food items when describing various diseases. Such food imagery may be useful tool for teaching doctors...who must have strong stomachs.
The VirtualTraining software brings Google maps, satellite images and videos of the roads together, so that people can take a virtual ride, anywhere in the world.
For women, being "hypersexual" may mean high rates of masturbation and pornography use, rather than more passive behaviors such as fantasizing, as previous studies had suggested, new research finds.
An experimental drug that could help people with asthma or allergies works in a new way, by blocking the production of an inflammatory protein, according to a new study.
Scientists have identified nearly 45,000 spider species, but estimate that there are as many yet to be discovered. Here are some of the most popular and most dangerous spiders.
Almost half of the U.S. soldiers who have recently returned from deployment have chronic pain, and 15 percent use opioid painkillers, a new study finds.
Today's Supreme Court decision undermines science and may have the effect of actually leading to more abortions, experts say.
More than 50 years after being bitten by a poisonous snake, a woman developed a large mass in her lower leg, according to a new report of her case.
Taking small doses of aspirin daily may lower the risk of developing pancreatic cancer, a new study suggests. However, the risk of side effects may outweigh benefits for some people.
For women, being able to have children naturally later in life may be a sign that they will live an unusually long time, according to new research.
Researchers genetically modified probiotic bacteria to produce a hunger-suppressing hormone in the gut.
Incontinence is a common problem among older adults in the U.S., according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Could a tiny, flexible patch on your skin read your emotions and change things in your environment accordingly? Not yet, but it might know when you get the chills.