Brazil will soon look into the possibility of legalizing the use of a marijuana derivative to treat people suffering from severe seizures.
About 15 percent of women in the United States suffer from anxiety disorders and depression during their pregnancies, and many are prescribed antidepressants. However little is known about how early exposure to these medications ...
A listeria outbreak believed to originate from commercially packaged caramel apples has killed at least four people in the United States and sickened 28 people since November, officials said Friday.
(HealthDay)—Traveling through the same U.S. airport gate, one infected passenger transmitted the measles virus to three others within a four-hour time span, illustrating just how easily the virus can spread, ...
(HealthDay)—The flu is starting to tighten its grip on much of the United States, particularly in the South and Midwest, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.
(HealthDay)—Ebola's entrance into the United States—along with Angelina Jolie's chickenpox and the National Hockey League's mumps outbreak—have highlighted cracks in the nation's public health defense ...
23andMe today announced the publication of a study that pinpoints fine-scale differences in genetic ancestry of individuals from across the United States.
Prescription use of benzodiazepines—a widely used class of sedative and anti-anxiety medications—increases steadily with age, despite the known risks for older people, according to a comprehensive analysis of benzodiazepine ...
Although stroke is the No. 4 cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States, there's an increasing shortage of neurologists who specialize in stroke care.
(HealthDay)—As gas prices rose in recent years, so did motorcyclist injuries and deaths, a new study suggests.
(HealthDay)—Chickenpox befell Angelina Jolie this week, preventing the actress-turned-director from attending the premiere of her new film.
(HealthDay)—The first test to screen for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) in newborns has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Research at the University of Kansas is exploring how a person's native language can influence the way the brain processes auditory words in a second language.
A federal judge has ordered an Irish drug manufacturer to halt its plans to discontinue its widely used Alzheimer's medication, allegedly in an effort to drive patients to a newer patented drug.
Most patients don't receive counseling about resuming sexual activity after having a heart attack, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.