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An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but if you want to live longer, a handful of nuts may be a better bet, researchers reported Wednesday.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned physicians on Wednesday that two chemicals used to conduct cardiovascular stress tests can cause heart attacks and death, and it suggested resuscitation equipment and trained staff be available when the tests are conducted.
Sexual problems in men may be linked to low levels of the hormone prolactin, according to a new study.
Some cigarette smokers over 65 years old who kick the habit may be able to reduce their risk of dying from heart-related problems to the level of those who never smoked far faster than previously believed, according to new research presented Wednesday.
A majority of women are unaware that birth control is available for free from health insurance plans under Obamacare—even as the Supreme Court is likely to soon consider legal fights over that law.
Oregon, a state that fully embraced the Affordable Care Act, is enduring one of the rockiest rollouts of President Barack Obama's signature health care law, with an inoperative online exchange that has yet to enroll a single subscriber, requiring thousands to apply on paper instead.
More older Americans than young adults so far have signed up for new insurance coverage under the state marketplaces created by President Barack Obama's health care law, according to early data from four states reporting details on their enrollment.
Signs of approaching "sudden" cardiac arrest, an electrical malfunction that stops the heart, usually appear at least a month ahead of time, according to a study of middle-age men in Portland, Ore.
Hormones may nudge women toward having more sex during fertile periods, but practical concerns such as work and a partner's desire may ultimately matter more for how often women get busy.Those are the findings of a new study on the murky relationship between hormones and female sexuality.
Carbs are great, the creamier the better. Fresh, juicy vegetables and fruits are good, too.New research released Tuesday as part of a project on cancer nutrition shows not only what turns patients’ stomachs, but what they will find appetizing.
DENVER — Two Colorado cantaloupe farmers who pleaded guilty to charges related to a deadly listeria outbreak are meeting Tuesday with some of the family members of people who got sick or died, an attorney and one of the relatives said.
Many doctors are disturbed they will be paid less — often a lot less — to care for the millions of patients projected to buy coverage through the health law’s new insurance marketplaces.
What should have been a minor issue affecting fewer than a quarter of the people without health insurance — less than half a percent of the population — is threatening to derail the entire health reform effort, advocates fear.Two left-leaning groups, Moveon.
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.