Women who've given birth can tell you--the process is quite painful. That might be why a majority of mothers-to-be opt for an epidural. This medication that's delivered through a catheter can significantly reduce labor pains. However, it can also greatly increase the duration of the birthing process...
Whole Foods has recalled dozens of items prepared with a supplier's ground cumin spice that may have also contained undeclared peanut, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Recent findings published in BMJ Open show that more than 80 percent of patients with potential cancer symptoms are given the all-clear following a health investigation. However, having a false alarm was also found to discourage many people from seeking help in the future event of a symptom.
Want to feel better? A power nap may be exactly what you need. Scientists have taken a closer look at short naps and have found that they can relieve stress and bolster immune systems.
There may be a way to cut back on the urge to eat, which could help combat obesity. Scientists have discovered a peptide and hormone that when administered to a specific area of the brain, may reduce the desire for food.
Smoking may actually thin a vital part of your brain. Scientists have examined the long-term effects of smoking and have found that it could cause thinning of the brain's cortex, which is responsible for critical cognitive functions such as memory, language and perception.
Chances are, your 2-year-old is a bit more intelligent than you thought. Researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia have found that the babies of the world are actually quite brilliant, in fact. They can easily grasp complex social situations and act accordingly in relation to what they've j...
Researchers at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston have identified what they believe are eight specific physical signs that strongly indicate death for someone dealing with the advanced stages of cancer.
If you're constantly checking Facebook to see who liked your status update or new picture, you could be dealing with a bit of low self-esteem.
Tired of waiting on the perfect man? Evolution shows it's ok to settle instead of holding out.
New research published in the journal Environment International studies data on sunlight and vitamin D levels via geographical information. Researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School found that those who live closer to the coast in England get higher levels of vitamin D--a crucial compon...
Researchers at Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) have traced the origins of colorectal cancer cells, showing important clues to why tumor cells are relatively harmless or metastasize, in certain cases.