FOX News: Health
When the weather turns cold and daylight hours dwindle, it's easy to blame seasonal affective disorder (SAD) for a blue mood. But chances are, there's a whole lot more to your SAD story. Before you flip on a light box, make sure these other seasonal mood-busters aren't dragging you down.
A preliminary study has found that a vaccine may reduce the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) in people who have beginning signs of the disease.
Cases of Type 2 diabetes in children are on the rise, and it’s more important than ever for parents to learn the signs and symptoms. Dr. Manny talks with Dr. Dyan Hes about tips to prevent diabetes in children
No matter how many cold and flu seasons you've weathered in your years, chances are you're still buying into some far-too-common illness myths.
Many governments are woefully unprepared for an epidemic of dementia currently affecting 44 million people worldwide and set to more than treble to 135 million people by 2050, health experts and campaigners said on Thursday.
Exercise may prove effective at helping older people with dementia retain their ability to complete simple, everyday tasks.
The number of teens who have ended up in the emergency room after using MDMA – the drug present in both Ecstasy and Molly – has more than doubled in recent years.
The latest plant to bliss out users and worry law enforcement officials is kratom, a Southeast Asian tree related to coffee, the leaves of which are chewed to produce a pleasant buzz. Indigenous to Thailand and Malaysia, kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) is making its way into parties, festivals, kava bars and a variety of places where aficionados are employing it to get high.
Obesity has long been associated with an increased risk for certain types of cancer. Now, recent research from the National Institute on Aging, in Bethesda, MD, reveals new information about just what types of fat are most likely to cause cancer – and who should be most worried.
While conventional mammography is the most widely used tool for breast cancer screenings, a new study from the University of Pennsylvania indicates that digital breast tomosynthesis – or 3D mammography – may be better able to detect the disease.
As full face transplantation continues to become a more viable option for patients with severe facial disfigurations, doctors have learned more and more about the intricacies of this novel procedure. Now, researchers have discovered that in the months following the procedure, the blood vessels in the faces of transplant recipients are actually able to reorganize themselves.
According to a new study, rats who were fed diets low in vitamin D for a long period of time developed free radical brain damage and performed poorly in cognitive functioning tests compared to rats fed a normal diet.
In an effort to make losing weight—and keeping it off—easier, researchers are studying what happens to the body when people eat next to nothing every few days.
Elderly people today might be more mentally nimble than their counterparts were a decade or two ago, according to a new European study.
There’s nothing worse than losing sleep because you or your partner snores. Here are some solutions that are worth a shot
How to know more (because it’s hidden where you least expect) and consume less (because you likely need to cut back).
More fast food and chain restaurants are posting calorie counts on their menus, but a new study suggests only one in three diners reads that information.
With so much going on in our busy lives, it’s easy to forget one very important thing: taking our medications.