Genetic mutations that can be blamed for unusually high cholesterol are far rarer than previously thought, existing in only about 2 percent of the population, researchers said Sunday.
The first major research of its kind shows that cholesterol-lowering statins can prevent heart attacks and strokes in a globally diverse group of older people who don't have heart disease.
Taking steps to recover from depression and boost vitamin D levels may improve heart health, according to new research out Saturday.
Liberian authorities on Saturday called for calm following the discovery of a fresh case of the deadly Ebola virus, more than two months after the epidemic had been declared over in the country.
Patrick O'Brien was a young, budding New York City filmmaker and DJ known as "TransFatty" when his legs suddenly started trembling uncontrollably. Walking became a struggle. He'd lose his balance and often fall down.
One in five adults could be obese by 2025, said a major survey Friday that warned of a looming epidemic of "severe obesity" with significant health and economic costs.
The world's first liver transplant from a donor infected with HIV to an HIV-positive recipient was announced Wednesday by U.S. doctors, three years after a U.S. ban on such operations was overturned.
The government is mulling law revisions to force drug addicts, alcoholics or people with suicidal tendencies to get compulsory treatment, following a random attack Monday by a suspect who has a record of taking drugs and has alleged mental problems.
New research bolsters evidence that a simple blood test may someday be used to detect concussions.
The number of people globally aged 65 and over is expected to more than double by 2050 as the world's senior population continues to rocket, a U.S. study said Monday., 2 Comments