Though previous studies have shown that concussions can hinder cognitive function, recent research shows that they can also increase suicidal tendencies in teens.
In 2007 the New York City Health Department was the first to release an official branded condom. The NYC Condom was distributed throughout the five boroughs for free in order to prevent sexually transmitted infections.
A recent study conducted by researchers from the Chi Mei Medical Center in Tainan, Taiwan, shows that sleep apnea could potentially increase the risk of osteoporosis in women and seniors.
A recent study conducted by researchers from Stanford University shows that a newly discovered gene may explain why more women develop dementia than men. For the female sex in particular, researchers found that having this gene significantly increased their risk for the health issue.
A recent study conducted by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center has accurately detected the presence of advanced breast cancer cells in some patients, via a blood test.
In 2013 Americans spent $329.2 billion on prescription drugs, which was a 3.2% increase from the year before. The IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics released their study today, also documenting the rise in spending for healthcare overall.
A recent study conducted by researchers from the University of Cincinnati shows that the snack food ingredient olestra has been found to speed up the removal of certain toxins in the body.
What began as a few cases of the mumps on the Ohio State University campus has worsened over the past month and a half. The virus has spread to surrounding counties and now Columbus Public Health has documented a total of 212 cases.
For any woman who's dealt with period pain, menstrual cramps can create a wide-variety of health issues--including fatigue, nausea, and cramping in close to 40 percent of women. For 15 percent, they may experience even more severe symptoms.
Based on data taken from 2010, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report last month that found 1 in every 68 children have autism spectrum disorder. There are a few positives to this alarming discovery.
Medical staff from the World Health Organization as well as Doctors Without Borders flocked to Guinea following an unabated Ebola Virus outbreak that began in February. The virus has slowed, but diagnoses and deaths are still occurring.
After fielding criticisms left and right over the past few months, Jenny McCarthy penned an op-ed in the Chicago Sun-Times where she said she is not “anti-vaccine” despite being vocal in the past about vaccines link to autism spectrum disorder.