The CDC reported that Africa is very close to becoming a polio-free continent.
A new study reported that poor people have worse oral health than rich people.
Researchers have identified an estrogen receptor, previously shown to regulate blood pressure in women, also plays a significant role in regulating low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels, according to a new study.
Every patient with pre-dialysis kidney disease should receive statins by current guidelines, reports a new study.
A UCSF team has launched SugarScience, an initiative that was created to provide the public with information on how added sugar can impact health.
A newly developed experimental drug aimed at treating a common liver disease has shown promising results, according to a new study.
US philanthropist Bill Gates announced he will donate $500 million to fight malaria and other infectious diseases in the developing world, adding that the Ebola outbreak is a call to action.
An antibody abundant in mice and previously thought to offer poor assistance in fighting infection may actually play a key role in keeping immune responses in check, suggests a new study.
A new study found that when gut bacteria digest certain foods, it leads to the production of a metabolite that can increase risk of heart failure.
The number of infectious disease outbreaks and the number of unique illnesses causing them are increasing around the globe, a new study has found.
Sending out text reminders can effectively combat malaria, a new study reported.
A new study discovered that certain ethnic groups, such as South Asians and Blacks, have a greater risk of heart disease.
Psoriasis - a chronic inflammatory disease of the skin - and cardiovascular risk factors are more prevalent among patients with psoriasis compared to those patients without it, according to a new study.
In patients with Alzheimer disease (AD), increased cerebrospinal fluid levels of orexin, which helps regulate the sleep-wake cycle, may lead to sleep deterioration, according to a new study. The condition also appears to be associated with cognitive decline.
A computerized surveillance system that allows preschools and child care centers to report illness to local public health departments could improve the detection of disease outbreaks, according to a new study.
They may not be scientifically based, but the need for a solution outside of pharmaceuticals may encourage you to consider such options. When traditional medicine is not quite doing the trick, thinking outside the box and trying one of these options may bring surprising results.