China is reporting four more deaths due to infection from a new strain of avian influenza, H7N9, bringing the total number of bird flu related fatalities to 31---according to Chinese health authorities. The total number of infections in the country has increased from two to 129.
New research shows prenatal exposure to the flame retardants --- used in items such as baby strollers, pajamas, carpets and electronics --- is linked to lower intelligence and hyperactivity in early childhood.
Drugs containing valproate are used to treat epileptic seizures and manic episodes associated with bipolar disorder, as well as prevent migraine headaches --- and are already packaged with warnings about possible birth defects.
Health officials reportedly announced two cases of a resistant strain of gonorrhea, dubbed the "sex superbug,"in Hawaii but then later conflicting reports said that the reports are false.
A cure for both gray hair and the skin condition vitiligo is coming closer to fruition, according to researchers.
Pfizer Inc. announced that they are going to start selling Viagra directly from its website, marking a drug industry first---according to the Associated Press.
About half of teenage athletes wouldn't notify their coach of concussion symptoms, according to a new study from the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, which also found that half of high school football players would continue playing despite a headache resulting from a head injury on the field.
A new study suggests that babies, whose parents suck their pacifiers, were less likely to develop conditions like asthma and eczema later in life.
Researchers have found a way to slow down aging and it's not what you think it could be.
The disease, prevalent in arid regions of the United States, Mexico, Central and South America, can be contracted by breathing in dust containing fungus-infected spores.
Data compiled by researchers at Cohen Children's Medical Center in New York said an estimated 43 percent of driving-age high-schoolers confirmed they had texted while driving at least once during the previous 30 days.
British firm Touch Bionics has developed a smartphone application, i-limb ultra revolution, which allows amputees to control their prosthetics just by using a smartphone application.
The Food and Drug Administration approved a new cholesterol drug Friday, to be named Liptruzet, which is a combination of Merck's Zetia and the generic form of Lipitor.
Routine prostate cancer screening is no longer recommended for healthy men under the age of 55, according to new guidelines set by the American Urological Association.
The new findings are based on the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, which evaluates food and beverage habits through in-person interviews with about 15,700 adults, ages 20 and older.