Middle-aged men risk a faster mental decline as they age if they've been drinking heavily for years, new research suggests.
Children's clothing and shoes made by a dozen globally recognized brands have been found to contain potentially harmful chemicals, Greenpeace said Tuesday.
New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra faced a new contamination scare Tuesday with the forced recall of nearly 9,000 bottles of cream which had been tainted with E.coli bacteria.
Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) yesterday received notification of seven new human infections of the avian influenza A (H7N9) virus in China, and reminded nationals traveling to the mainland to exercise caution.
A closely watched prototype therapy to inject corrective genes into the brain to treat Parkinson's disease has cleared an important safety hurdle, doctors said Friday.
As if the fiery rash and painful blisters of shingles were not punishment enough, the average patient who suffers a resurgence of the dormant chickenpox virus known as herpes zoster — or shingles — has a higher risk of heart attack or mild stroke two decades or more after the blisters and rash recede, says a new study.
A naturally occurring hormone acts as spontaneous defense in the brain against the high caused by marijuana and could be useful in preventing addiction, researchers said Thursday.
Another medical guideline, another controversy. This time, a group of experts wants to redefine high blood pressure — it's now OK for some of us to be a little higher, they say — and other doctors are resisting the change.
Michael Bloomberg steered New York City through economic recession, a catastrophic hurricane and the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, but he may always be remembered, accurately or not, as the mayor who wanted to ban the Big Gulp — a super-sized soda drink.