Obesity has been tagged as a disability, according to Europe's top court. On Thursday, officials ruled that obese employees will be granted specific protection under European laws, providing better support for obese staff.
A 2-month-old was recently diagnosed with a very rare disease that makes it impossible for her to receive a simple hug. Named Kiira Kinkle, the little girl was born with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa, which causes the skin to blister and rupture from minor friction.
Previous studies have linked air pollution to autism. Now, new findings presented by the Environmental Health Perspectives reveal that certain types of air pollution and exposure may put some at higher risk.
Feeling younger than your actual age may just be good for you. Scientists have found that those who feel younger are liable to live longer.
You may be able to expect a few extra years of life. Researchers have found that people are living much longer worldwide than they were two decades ago, as death rates from infectious diseases and cardiovascular diseases have fallen.
When you sneak a kiss under the mistletoe during holiday season, do you ever wonder where the tradition comes from? And do you ever consider exactly what the plant can be used for? It turns out that mistletoe is far more than meets the eye.
Patients may not always be so honest with their doctor. Recent findings published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine found that close to one in two patients withhold clinically sensitive information from healthcare providers.
Statistics show that stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States, with more than 140,000 people dying from the health issue every year. Treatment and recovery can be rather challenging and timing plays a critical factor when it comes to getting help. Now, new studies conducted by...
Could an eye-tracking device determine brain-function? New findings published in the Journal of Neurosurgery found that this new technology could help to assess the location and dramatically impact brain injury by tracking the eye movements of patients as they watch music videos for less than four m...
Fifty-three-year-old Jan Schuermann was diagnosed with a neurodegenerative condition that paralyzed her from the neck down in 2003. Yet since 2012, thanks to science, she's been able to move certain objects with the help of a robotically controlled arm that is assisted by none other than her mind. T...
Recent findings published in the journal Reproductive Sciences show that men who have been infected with Ebola should wear condoms for a minimum of three months.