The Food and Drug Administration is using ads that depict yellow teeth and wrinkled skin to show the nation’s at-risk youth the costs associated with cigarette smoking.
Could too much sugar be deadly? The biggest study of its kind suggests the answer is yes, at least when it comes to fatal heart problems.
A kinder, gentler approach to one of the most dreaded exams in medicine is on the way: U.S. regulators have cleared a bite-size camera to help screen the large intestine of patients who have trouble with colonoscopies.
Drugmaker Pfizer Inc. says a midstage study of its experimental drug for advanced breast cancer, palbociclib, met the main goals.
Gay and bisexual teen boys use illicit steroids at a rate almost six times higher than do straight kids, a “dramatic disparity” that points up a need to reach out to this group, researchers say.
The U.S. abortion rate declined to its lowest level since 1973, and the number of abortions fell by 13 percent between 2008 and 2011, according to the latest national survey of abortion providers conducted by a prominent research institute.
Scarlet fever is extremely rare and very serious.
A new report says childhood cancer cases continue to increase, but death rates have fallen by in half.
A new study of Kansas elementary and middle school students makes a link between physical fitness and better performance on math and reading exams.
Fred & Friends is recalling 200,000 pacifiers because of the risk that a baby using one could choke.
A new study of obesity finds that much of a child’s “weight fate” is set by age 5.
An experimental therapy that fed children with peanut allergies small amounts of peanut flour has helped more than 80 percent of them safely eat a handful of the previously worrisome nuts.
Dr. Zenko Hrynkiw was at Brookwood Medical Center Tuesday morning when he was needed for emergency brain surgery miles away at Trinity Medical Center.
A cruise ship on which nearly 700 passengers and crew fell ill has arrived at its home port in New Jersey after a Caribbean voyage cut short by an outbreak whose cause has not yet been determined.
Wesley Medical Center now offers new help for women with nurse navigator position.