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Despite their "pumped up kicks,” kids today aren’t running nearly as fast as their parents did at the same age. In fact, in a one-mile run, youngsters now are about 1.5 minutes slower on those laps than children 30 years ago, according to a new study.
A 33-year-old woman in Canada who had large, abnormal pulses that were clearly visible in her neck ultimately needed surgery to combat a bacterial infection in her heart, according to a new report of her case.
Pregnant women exposed to phthalates, a group of hormone-mimicking chemicals found in personal care products and processed foods, may have an increased risk of preterm delivery, a new study suggests.
Emergency doses of a vaccine are on the way to Princeton University to halt a meningitis outbreak there that has already sickened seven students. There are approved meningitis vaccines available, but they do not protect against serogroup B meningitis.
Men may have larger noses than women because they generally have more muscle, demanding larger noses to breathe in more oxygen, researchers say.These findings could also shed light on mysteries of human evolution, such as why Neanderthals had big noses, scientists added.
Princeton University students could get an imported vaccine as early as December to stop the spread of a potentially deadly meningitis outbreak that has sickened seven since March, school officials said Monday.
Some people have an amazing ability to recall specific events, like exactly what happened on a particular day decades ago.
WASHINGTON — Congress has taken a half step toward increasing federal oversight of so-called compounding pharmacies that custom mix medications in bulk, a year after a meningitis outbreak from contaminated steroid pain injections killed at least 64 people and sickened hundreds more.
Sometimes, science requires test tubes and Petri dishes. And other times, it involves stroking men wearing only their underpants.In a new study, researchers from Aalto University in Finland imaged the brains of scantily clad men who were being gently touched by their partners.
One woman's Italian vacation took a turn for the worse when she woke up with pain in her ear one night. She had no way of knowing then that she'd just been bitten by a Mediterranean recluse spider, and that a chunk of her ear would soon be liquefied by the spider's venom.
Last week, the nation’s leading heart organizations released a sweeping new set of guidelines for lowering cholesterol, along with an online calculator meant to help doctors assess risks and treatment options.
Next year, your workout is going to get a lot more intense. Once the domain of fitness fanatics, high-intensity interval training is poised to hit the mainstream in 2014, according to a new survey from the American College of Sports Medicine.
Cardiologists are taking aim at treating and preventing heart disease, the world's No. 1 killer, with a more personalized approach under a new research collaboration that will marry data with the evolving understanding of genetics. The effort, being billed as Heart Studies v2.
The pair of lungs sits inside a clear dome, gently inflating as doctors measure how well they'll breathe if implanted into a patient who desperately needs a new set.It's a little-known twist of nature — your lungs can live on for a while after you die.
Life is coming to a land blanketed in death. But as an estimated 12,000 babies are born in storm-smashed swaths of the Philippines during the next month, many will arrive underweight and ill, adding fresh medical misery to places where all health clinics were swept away.
Federal health officials say that defects in some Medtronic devices used in heart procedures are severe enough that they could cause serious injury or death.
NEW YORK — Maintaining a healthy weight after menopause may improve women's chances of living into their mid-80s while keeping their health and mobility, a new study shows.Women tend to put on weight after menopause.
Emergency doses of a meningitis vaccine not approved for use in the U.S. may soon be on the way to Princeton University to halt an outbreak of the potentially deadly infection that has sickened seven students since March.
Women who get an abortion may be interested in long-acting forms of birth control, but they might not come back for another visit to get them. A new study suggests offering women those types of contraception right away may lower the chance they'll have another unintended pregnancy.