Adults of today are less "metabolically" healthy than their counterparts of previous generations, despite their greater life expectancy. That's the conclusion of a large cohort study from the Netherlands which compared generational shifts in a range of well established metabolic risk factors for car...
Adding more fiber to your diet may lower the risk of stroke, a new study showed on Thursday, although the effect is moderate.
Around 7,000 patients in Oklahoma are being urged to get tested for HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C as health officials believe they may have been exposed to those infections after being treated by a dentist who may have infected them with his unsanitary medical equipment.
Rabies, a viral disease typically contracted following a bite from an infected animal, is the reason why one Maryland patient died. However, he got the infection from an organ donor who had rabies after receiving a kidney transplant more than a year ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Preventio...
A new virus infection named novel coronavirus (nCoV) is making the rounds primarily in the Middle East with some isolated cases in Europe. The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported the ninth death in Saudi Arabia which has faced the most cases of this infection so far.
Britian's top health official said Monday antibiotic resistance poses a catastrophic threat to medicine, with the potential to push medicine back to the 19th century, according to a report.
Mummies from thousands of years ago and around the world show evidence of clogged arteries, new research finds, ending the notion that heart disease is a modern condition brought on by today's unhealthy diets and smoking.
The Huangpu River near Shanghai, China, which provides a major source of drinking water for the city, had over 2,800 rotting pig carcasses in the river, although city authorities said the drinking water quality has not been affected.
If parents aren't already concerned enough of the damaging effects of the infamous chemical bisphenol A (BPA), new research released Friday shows that it can cause an increase of asthma in children.
In order to help addressing the lack of adequate protein in the diet of more than 500 million people, German researchers thoroughly compared the nutritional value of rapeseed protein with the much more widely used soya protein. It represents the first human study worldwide on the use of rapeseed pro...
More nutritious milk with much more omega-3 fatty acids and less saturated fat is delivered by dairy cows that are fed flaxseed, according to a new study by Oregon State University.