A large scale federal survey has documented the continuing rise in severe obesity, which increases the risks for heart disease, diabetes and some cancers.
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Dr. Redfield, a Baltimore AIDS researcher and advocate for medication-assisted therapies to treat addiction, will take over the public health agency.
That coughing person in seat 14C? Make sure you’re at least two rows away.
Women with breast implants have an increased risk of a type of lymphoma that can usually be cured by surgery alone — but not always.
After a report in The Times, the National Institutes of Health will examine whether health officials violated government policy by soliciting donations to fund a study of moderate drinking.
At a cost of $1.4 billion, a National Institutes of Health program may help scientists discover links between diseases, genes and lifestyle. But the project faces obstacles.
Scientists and National Institute of Health officials waged a concerted campaign to obtain funding from the alcohol industry for research that may enshrine alcohol as a part of a healthy diet.
Whether you are a fast metabolizer or slow metabolizer of caffeine can determine whether it helps or hurts your athletic performance.
Wearing a mask may protect you from infecting others or your own chances of getting sick, but they are far from foolproof.
Men who had the highest omega-6 levels tended to have fewer deaths from heart disease and other causes.
After facing criticism for how the show’s first season depicted suicide, Netflix commissioned a study that has led the network to offer viewers more resources.
Known as “Ata,” the six-inch-long skeleton was discovered in Chile and may have had genetic mutations causing a bone disorder never before documented.
More than chronicling her colon cancer, she wrote about hope, love and family and recalled being born blind in Vietnam and her family’s escape in a boat.
It has been 15 months — longer than the worm’s life cycle — since the last case of infection, which means the parasite is nearing eradication in the country.
The mumps resurgence has been largely in people 18 to 29, most of whom received the recommended two shots in early childhood.
A growing number of museums bring stimulation and solace to dementia patients through regular tours.
Exercising as a youngster might mean more heart-muscle cells as a grown-up.
The disease, which until recently seemed to be under control in Venezuela, is making an aggressive comeback in the nation, overwhelming its broken health care system.
The geneticist at Harvard Medical School has retrieved DNA from more than 900 ancient people. His findings trace the prehistoric migrations of our species.
Abby Norman’s “Ask Me About My Uterus” describes her quest to get proper medical attention.
Authors of two books about aging pass along some of the wisdom of the oldest old about what brings meaning and pleasure to their twilight years.
Oral health cannot properly be considered apart from the health of the rest of the body.
Veterans accounted for 24.3 percent of the American Paralympic team this year, and they benefit from funding sources not available to civilians.
A new category of prescription medical treatments, what executives call digital therapeutics, comes in the form of mobile apps.
The administration is vetting Dr. Robert Redfield, a founder of the University of Maryland’s Institute of Human Virology, for C.D.C. chief.
After years of austerity, the National Health Service is under enormous strain, so it is paying French doctors to perform some operations on its behalf.
“Hippocratic,” a documentary about Dr. M.R. Rajagopal, who helps India’s dying, shows the desperate need for the same drugs maligned for causing overdoses.