People with high blood sugar may be at a 15 percent increased risk for developing cancer, a new review study finds.
Airline pilots and cabin crews appear to have twice the risk of developing skin cancer melanoma compared to the general population, a new review of past studies finds.
Ebola survivor Nancy Writebol and her husband held a news conference today about their battle with the deadly disease.
Popular diets offering different advice about carbohydrates and fat seem to be similarly effective for weight loss, if people stick to them, according to a new review of available evidence.
People may be consuming higher amounts of potentially harmful trans fat than they think, as a result of misleading food labels, according to a new study.
An extensive look at the genome of the Ebola virus reveals its behavior, when it arrived in West Africa and how it spread in the region to cause the largest-ever recorded Ebola outbreak.
The virus that causes MERS (Middle East respiratory syndrome) spreads among people within households at a lower rate than seasonal flu viruses, a new study suggests.
Scientists manipulated mice brain cells using light and changed the emotional aspects of their memories.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns the public about dietary-supplement products that claim to prevent or treat concussions and traumatic brain injuries.
In states where medical marijuana is legal, the rates of deaths caused by painkiller overdoses are lower than in states where medical marijuana is illegal, a new study has found.
Experience with Ebola survivors in Africa suggests that the two American Ebola patients who recovered from the disease are now immune to the strain of the virus that infected them.
The viral campaign has many elements of success that are rarely achieved together. But to know the real value of a campaign, one has to examine it in the context.
Dr. Kent Brantly, an American doctor who contracted the Ebola virus in West Africa, is cured of the disease and was released today from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.
The toxin used commonly for beauty treatment may prove useful in treating stomach cancers, new research in mice suggests.
The birth rates of U.S. teens continues to decline, and hit a new historic low in 2013, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Emergency doctors may soon see more cases of what appears to be a heroin overdose but is actually related to the deadly and relatively new designer drug acetyl fentanyl, a researcher says.
The rates of hospitalizations and deaths from heart disease and stroke in the U.S. have declined dramatically in the past two decades, a new study has found.
The iconic, walnut shape of our brains may depend on two simple physical parameters, researchers say.
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is asking innovators to build models that predict the spread of chikungunya virus across the Americas, and take home $150,000.
Lucid dreamers know they are dreaming and can sometimes even change the plot of their dreams. New research suggests that these people may have stronger insight compared with others, even when awake.