The number of emergency-room visits related to prescription sleep aids has doubled in recent years, according to a new study.
Antimicrobial chemicals are so ubiquitous that a recent study found them in pregnant mothers' urine and newborns' cord blood. Research shows that their risks may outweigh their benefits.
Elite weightlifters are bigger than ever before, largely thanks to steroids and growth hormones.
Valley fever has been around for more than 100 years, and disproportionately affects poor farmworkers. For some, it becomes a lifelong illness, and doctors don't know why.
Thicker, stronger, and more resilient. Once a week is all it takes, new research says.
Using military terms like "battle" and "fighter" to help patients conceptualize their illness can sometimes harm more than it helps.
Instead, we need a treatment and better quarantine measures.
Pheromone parties say daters can find their match from the smell of a t-shirt, but the science is a little more complicated.
For pregnant women taking antidepressants, balancing mental health and fetal health can lead to difficult choices.
A new study finds that pills with a high level of estrogen increase breast-cancer risk significantly. But that still might not mean you should change your prescription.
As intense exercise programs like CrossFit and P90X gain popularity, a look at the psychology of pushing your limits—and when that can be a bad idea.
A sexologist helps people with dwarfism overcome their bodies' obstacles to sex and intimacy.
How eating bats, washing victims' bodies, and a lack of doctors are all contributing to the worst Ebola outbreak of all time.
A new study pinpoints the facial features that contribute to others' snap judgments.
For many people living with this common disease, the most debilitating symptoms are shame and isolation.
Increasingly, doctors are using their patients' own immune systems as valuable weapons against the disease.
A new study found that even when parents recognize that their children are overweight, many fail to do anything about it—or even to see it as a problem.
Chagas, a disease common in Latin America, is gaining traction among immigrants in the U.S.
Those two little lines aren't just aesthetic. They are instrumental in helping us communicate, mourn, and even stay alive.
Increasingly, baseball players of all ages are turning to "quick-fix" surgery to keep their pitching skills strong.