A startling new study regarding football helmets and how they protect kids from concussions has left parents scratching their heads.
For many older Americans who lost jobs during the recession, the quest for health care has been one obstacle after another. These luckless people, most in their 50s and 60s, have emerged this month as early winners under the nation's new health insurance system.
Using videos that claim to teach toddlers, or flash cards for tots, may not be the best idea. Simply talking to babies is key to building crucial language and vocabulary skills - but sooner is better, and long sentences are good.
Women have a higher risk of blood clots that can cause strokes, heart attacks and other problems for 12 weeks after childbirth - twice as long as doctors have thought, new research finds.
Here are a few popular Valentine’s Day treats and how much sex (or walking) it would take to burn them off (in minutes). You just might be surprised by the amount you would need to do.
There may be a link between weather and the risk of suffering a stroke, say researchers who analyzed climate trends and hospital records on millions of Americans.
The new cardiovascular center at BAH will bear the name of Steve Prefontaine, not only to honor his legacy, but his commitment to health and fitness.
A drugmaker working to develop a pill to boost sexual desire in women says regulators are demanding more studies on the experimental drug.
Federal health experts are taking a second look this week at the heart safety of pain medications used by millions of Americans to treat arthritis and other everyday aches and pains.
It's not quite the bionics of science fiction, but European researchers have created a robotic hand that gave an amputee a sense of touch he hadn't felt in a decade.
Researchers are gathering kelp from along the West Coast to analyze it for traces of radioactive material that leaked into the Pacific Ocean from Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant.
The Food and Drug Administration is using ads depicting wrinkled skin on youthful faces and teenagers paying for cigarettes with their teeth in a campaign to show the nation's young people the costs associated with smoking.
New York City is this year’s Super Bowl capital. Well, actually it’s New Jersey. This is the highest of holy days for sports foodies and second only to Thanksgiving for eating calorie-laden foods.
Forget being sneezed on: Government scientists are deliberately giving dozens of volunteers the flu by squirting the live virus straight up their noses.
After 20 years, the nutrition facts label on the back of food packages is getting a makeover.