Whether a baby sleeps through the night is partly genetic, a new study of twins finds.
Men with erectile dysfunction who received treatment for their inflamed gums reported their erections improved in three months, a new study finds.
Here's a look at seven gadgets aimed at improving kids' health, along with expert tips for what parents may want to consider when making a purchase.
Children may be more likely to develop autism if their mothers had the flu a prolonged fever during pregnancy, a new study suggests.
Physical features that are commonly associated with aging — such as a receding hairline or a crease in the earlobe — may also signal an increased risk of heart disease, a new study says.
Teens with metabolic syndrome (a collection of symptoms linked with diabetes and heart disease) do worse on tests than their healthier counterparts, a new study says.
A cancer drug that isn't passing muster in clinical trials may still be the answer for some patients
A new study of air pollution levels in New Jersey has found an increased risk of stillbirths among women exposed to specific pollutants.
Fetal surgery researchers are looking for ways to reduce risks, operate earlier, and treat more conditions.
A new technique that reveals a fetus's genes without an invasive test could lead to a test for more genetic disorders.
People in an experiment who slept for just six hours per night developed pre-diabetes after three weeks.
The U.S. approach to curbing the spread of sexually transmitted infections needs an update, an expert says.
Health myths and misinformation spread on the Internet, but public health experts say they are increasingly turning to social media to counter bad information with the facts.
The melanoma drug Zelboraf can halt the cancer's progression, but eventually the drug stops working and patients relapse. A new study may explain why, and point to new treatment options.
The drug bexarotene, already approved as a cancer treatment, may reverse Alzheimer's disease in its a early stages, a new study in mice suggests.
Distracting yourself from pain makes you hurt less, and even works better than the placebo effect, a new study finds.
A new study of women age 50 and older who had children using donated eggs reveals that pregnancy at this age carries about the same risks as similarly induced pregnancies in younger women.
Massage do more than just make you feel good -- a new study shows that a massage after a workout reduces inflammation and revs up your muscles' ability to make energy.