U.N. recommendations that people should do at least two-and-a-half hours' physical activity a week are unworkable for some individuals, health experts argued Wednesday.
It's midmorning and hundreds of people are squeezed under a banyan tree's shady canopy to have blood drawn by just three nurses, working assembly-line fast.
How a person's immune system does its job seems to depend more on environment and the germs he or she encounters than on genes, says new research that put twins to the test to find out.
Federal regulators have approved an appetite-suppressing implant designed to treat obesity by zapping nerves that connect the stomach and the brain.
It's true: working too hard can drive you to drink, said researchers Wednesday who warned of the health risks of such dual excess.
It's not just about how many steps you've taken or how many calories you've burned in a day. Wearable fitness trackers and health monitors are becoming more commonplace and diverse, but just what do you do with all of that data?
Scientists using a revolutionary approach have devised an antibiotic that may offset the mounting problem of drug resistance for decades, they said on Wednesday.
Seizures of methamphetamine soared at the U.S.-Mexico border during fiscal year 2014, accelerating a trend that began several years ago as new laws that limited access to the drug's chemical ingredients made it harder to manufacture it in the U.S.
The tequila sure looks real, so do the beer taps. Inside the hospital at the National Institutes of Health, researchers are testing a possible new treatment to help heavy drinkers cut back -- using a replica of a fully stocked bar.
A list of resolutions can be easily broken if they were promptly made. If you find yourself repeating the same resolutions every year, some adjustments need to be made