Researchers say shift workers are slightly more at risk of having a heart attack or stroke than day workers.
According to a team of Harvard researchers, men diagnosed with prostate cancer are less likely to die from the disease than from largely preventable conditions such as heart disease.
State expansions of the Medicaid health insurance program for poor Americans reduced adult mortality rates by more than 6 percent compared to states that did not broaden eligibility for their plans, according to a study released on Wednesday.
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death among women.
European regulators have recommended approval of the Western world's first gene therapy drug.
In a latest study, a 'biomarker' has been found in the blood that may help indicate and predict a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. Researchers tested blood samples of 99 women between the age of 70 and 80 and checked for levels of a fatty compound called ceramides, which is linked to inflammation and cell death. When the women were followed up after 9 years, 27 of them reportedly had developed dementia, 18 of whom had perhaps contracted Alzheimer's disease.
Researchers have concluded that surgery for prostate cancer was no better in saving lives than observation.
The Polypill is said to reduce blood pressure and cholesterol, cutting risk of heart attack by 75 percent and a stroke by 66 percent.
Almost 1,000 cases of the contagious whooping cough have been confirmed so far in 2012, according to preliminary reports from New York Health Department. That number is up 931 cases reported in all of 2011.
Fewer people infected with HIV globally are dying as more of them get access to crucial antiretroviral drugs, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, the United Nations AIDS program said on Wednesday.
A latest study by US researchers claims that by modifying bacteria in the gut of the malaria mosquitoes the disease could be stopped. Malaria is one of the most widespread and dangerous insect-transmitted human disease in the world. The research has revealed that 'friendly' bacteria in the stomach of the mosquito alongside the malaria parasite can be modified and used to destroy the malaria causing parasite. The friendly bacteria produces certain kinds of deadly toxins which are neither ha...
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Expert Panel on Protective Factors for Youth Violence is now calling for new research to find ways to approach and prevent youth violence.
A latest study says that one should get stomach cancer screenings once in every three years.
A latest study reveals that psychological stress can lead to premature aging in people.
An ABC News investigation has claimed that "inadequately trained" dentists are putting American children at risk by sedating them for even routine tooth cleaning and cavity treatments.