New research has identified correlations between weather conditions and the occurrence of West Nile virus disease in the United States, raising the possibility of being able to better predict outbreaks.
Pictures illustrating the dangers of cigarette smoking were more effective at strengthening people's intentions to quit smoking than text warnings, a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill analysis of ...
(HealthDay)—There's not enough data to decide whether or not electronic cigarettes can help smokers quit, according to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).
Hispanics in the United States face a higher risk than whites of dying from diabetes and liver disease, according to the first nationwide report of its kind released Tuesday by US health authorities.
Norway ranks as the world's best place to be a mother, well ahead of the United States which dropped to the 33rd spot in the annual scorecard released by Save the Children on Monday.
(HealthDay)—Home births without a midwife or doctor present—which have been linked to increased risk of infant death and disease—have jumped 79 percent in the United States in recent years, researchers ...
(HealthDay)—A new survey finds that many people in the United States are forgetting their backs when they try to be forward-thinking about skin cancer prevention.
Puerto Rico's Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla has authorized the use of marijuana for medicinal use, in a surprise move after the US possession's legislature failed to act on the issue.
A team of researchers from Sweden and the United States have examined the potential role of the family environment and neighborhood factors on mental health outcomes in a new study published in Journal of Psychiatric Research.
It's been five months since the H5N2 bird flu virus was discovered in the United States, and producers have lost 21 million birds in the Midwest alone. Yet, researchers acknowledge they still know little ...
(HealthDay)—There are a number of ways you can reduce your risk of stroke, a neurologist says.
(HealthDay)—Heart attack patients live longer if they're treated at high-performing hospitals—those with lower 30-day death rates, a new study indicates.
(HealthDay)—A Colorado dog last year caused the largest outbreak of pneumonic plague—also called the Black Death—in the United States since 1924, scientists reported Thursday.
The United States decommissioned its treatment unit Thursday for Liberian healthcare workers infected with Ebola, with the country set to be declared free of the virus within two weeks.
Swine farmers are more likely to carry multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus or "staph") than people without current swine exposure, according to a study conducted by a team of researchers f ...