If you live in Maine and you've never experienced hay fever, new research predicts that climate change has an unwelcome surprise in store for you.
More than one-third of Americans have prediabetes, but 90 percent of them don't know they have it, medical experts say.
The long-term effects of head injuries in football players begin at a young age, a new study finds.
People who have experienced either a concussion or a mild traumatic brain injury are twice as likely to commit suicide than others, a new review suggests.
If the last flu season is any indication, you need to take steps now to protect yourself against infection, an infectious diseases expert warns.
A newborn can bring a sense of fulfillment to your life … and an equal amount of stress over everything from baby's health to your own parenting skills.
Driving under the influence and distracted driving are well-known hazards, but few people think twice about getting behind the wheel when feeling drowsy, a sleep expert warns.
Your life partner has a much greater influence on your longevity than the genes you inherited from your family, according to a new analysis of the family trees of more than 400 million people.
The earliest evidence of lead exposure has been discovered in 250,000-year-old teeth from the remains of two Neanderthals found in southeastern France, researchers say.
Trying to avoid "panic parenting" is the reason why many single women freeze their eggs for non-medical reasons, a small new study suggests.
Alzheimer's patients taking diabetes drugs may have fewer signs of dementia in their brains than similar patients not taking the drugs, new research finds.
When stroke patients get an infection while in the hospital, that may raise the chances they will wind up back in the hospital later, new research suggests.
Rules for new drivers instituted in Massachusetts back in 2007 have led to fewer car crashes, including fewer deadly crashes, among drivers in their teens.
Children may suffer delayed language skills if their mothers come in contact with common chemicals called phthalates in early pregnancy, new research suggests.
Though the term "functional foods" currently has no legal definition, it's more than just a clever marketing catchphrase.
Anxiety, depression and panic attacks are sending U.S. college students to mental health clinics in record numbers, a new study finds.
Middle-aged people with higher-than-average levels of the "stress" hormone cortisol may have fuzzier memories, a new study suggests.
The better the weather, the more seniors venture out and get active.
Childhood obesity has been linked to a higher risk of type 2 diabetes and early heart disease, but new research now ties it to a sometimes crippling hip condition.
In what researchers are calling a "breakthrough," two preliminary trials have found that either of two triple-drug regimens could potentially benefit 90 percent of people with cystic fibrosis.
Contrary to popular belief, new research suggests that drinking coffee might be a good prescription for avoiding the unsightly skin condition known as rosacea.
You won't jump for joy when you're told you need hearing aids or cataract surgery. But get this: Both appear to slow mental decline in older adults.
"Eyeballing" emergency room patients may be better than a formal medical assessment in identifying those most in need of urgent care, a new study suggests.
In an attempt to head off federal regulation, America's pharmaceutical manufacturers announced Monday that they would take voluntary action to make drug prices more transparent.
Children with asthma are at increased risk for childhood obesity, a new study suggests.
The flu shot reduces a pregnant woman's risk of hospitalization for flu by 40 percent, new research shows.
Occasional fasting may help control type 2 diabetes, a small Canadian study suggests.
Privacy curtains in hospital rooms can collect dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria, researchers report.
Take two aspirins and reduce your risk of liver cancer? New research suggests this weekly routine might help.
Every now and then you might not feel well enough to exercise and decide to skip a workout. Here's how to stay in the game
People with fibromyalgia have widespread inflammation in their brains, new research reveals.
Americans' love affair with fast food continues, with 1 in every 3 adults chowing down on the fare on any given day.
Milk allergy affects more than half of American infants who have food allergies in their first year of life, a new study finds.