A major study finds that taking calcium or vitamin D pills does not help prevent growths that can lead to colon cancer in people who have had at least one in the past.
Seeking to douse a months-long scandal over providing fetal tissue for research, women's health care giant Planned Parenthood said Tuesday it will no longer accept reimbursements for costs of the donations.
Research published in the medical journal The Lancet says one in three of all the young men in mainland China are likely to die from tobacco, but that the number can fall if the men quit smoking.
A simple blood test can reduce unnecessary hospital admissions by pinpointing people seeking medical help for chest pain caused by something other than a heart attack, a study said Thursday.
Dogs, like people, can be born with cleft palates. Some die from pneumonia or malnourishment. Some with the defect, which is basically a hole in the mouth, are euthanized.
A UNESCO panel of scientists, philosophers, lawyers and government ministers called Monday for a halt to genetic "editing" of the human germline, warning of the danger of tampering with hereditary traits that could lead to eugenics.
"Alarming" rates of smoking, alcohol consumption and obesity in Europe could set back progress in reducing premature mortality, the World Health Organization said Wednesday in a report on the region's health.
Most Americans will experience at least one wrong or delayed diagnosis at some point in their lives, a blind spot in modern medicine that can have devastating consequences, says a new U.S. report that calls for urgent changes across health care.
The noise of cars honking and zooming through the streets may shorten the lifespan of sparrows growing up near the clamor, scientists said Wednesday.
People injected with hormones extracted from cadaver brains in a long-abandoned procedure may have received "seeds" of Alzheimer's disease, said a study Wednesday, urging research into possible risks for "accidental" medical transmission.