Know how to prevent, treat and control the symptoms of various diseases and medical conditions. We explain what's happening in your body when disease strikes, and what you can do to feel better faster.
Your Hay Fever Could Make You Allergic to Some Fruits
First New Asthma Pill in 20 Years Could Replace Inhalers
Can you get arthritis from cracking your knuckles?
Smartphone App May Help Detect Pancreatic Cancer Early
How the Framingham Heart Study Works
Say It; Don't Spray It. Speaking Spreads the Flu, Too.
10 Tips for How to Relieve Sinus Pressure
What are the common natural diabetes treatments?
New Study: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Affects Teens More Than Thought
10 Osteoporosis Facts to Know
How to Cure A UTI Naturally
'Can I Eat This?' App Saves You from Montezuma's Revenge
More Than a Third of U.S. Adults Take Prescription Opioids, Millions Misuse Them
To Fight Disease, Should We Treat and Educate Popular People First?
Being a Tattoo Artist Is a Pain in the Neck — Literally
10 Diseases Named After People
Removing Brands From Cigarette Packs Encourages Smokers to Quit
The Top Contender for How You'll Likely Die
New studies find links between regular coffee intake and lowered risks for cirrhosis and multiple sclerosis, but you've got to drink a significant amount.
By Laurie L. Dove Mar 4, 2016
As the Zika virus spreads, there's still much health experts don't know. So just how bad is the outbreak, and is it really connected with the rising cases of microcephaly?
By Nicholas Gerbis
Only Charlie Sheen knows exactly why he went public with his HIV diagnosis last fall, but public health researchers are glad he did, as more people sought information.
By Jesslyn Shields Feb 22, 2016
As we approach a 100 percent polio-free world, several significant hurdles remain. We'll have to make some changes to vaccine strategy to succeed.
By Jesslyn Shields Feb 17, 2016
Genetic mutations in ancient Vikings protected them from parasites, but contribute to our modern susceptibility to lung diseases COPD and emphysema.
By Jesslyn Shields Feb 12, 2016
Studies presented at the 2016 AAAS meeting find an impact on immune system genes and on the potential for artherosclerosis.
By Christopher Hassiotis Feb 11, 2016
Children with chronic fatigue syndrome miss more school and face more adverse environments than healthy peers, finds a new UK study.
By Laurie L. Dove Feb 4, 2016
The sixth-leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S. remains maddeningly difficult to figure out.
By John Donovan Jan 26, 2016
The WHO has declared such an emergency only three times before. And in the U.S., public health authorities are reporting the first sexually transmitted Zika infection.
By Julia Layton Jan 13, 2016
Some say indigenous people don't have backache the way those in industrialized societies do because of the way they carry themselves. But is that true?
By Chris Opfer Dec 28, 2015
If you spent the year on the International Space Station, you could drop about 180 pounds of personal payload. That's just one crazy fact we learned about No. 2 in 2015.
By John Donovan Dec 18, 2015
Is surrounding yourself with supercooled nitrogen gas a smart move for pain relief or a bunch of pseudoscience?
By Oisin Curran
While pigeons probably won't be donning lab coats anytime soon, they are proving their prowess when it comes to detecting cancer.
By Laurie L. Dove Dec 3, 2015
Depending on the test and other factors, a false positive reading for cancer could be as high as 50 percent. What causes false positives, and what does it mean for the patient?
By Melanie Radzicki McManus
The parasite-host relationship just got a lot more complicated.
By Robert Lamb Nov 6, 2015
Are turkey necks the next man bun? Turns out smartphone use can increase the wrinkle factor for saggy skin known as "tech neck."
By Chris Opfer Oct 20, 2015
The human body requires water to thrive, so how could one possibly be allergic to H2O? Consider the strange case of one teen who broke out in hives after swimming.
By Laurie L. Dove
With blood pumping through your body every second of the day, it seems unthinkable that this life-giving substance could be an allergen. For some people, it's not weird science — it's reality.
Allergy symptoms like itchy, watery eyes aren't any fun to deal with. Could you be causing your own pain with certain patterns of behavior?
Death is a fact of life. Since the beginning of time humanity has come up with numerous superstitions to come to terms with the dearly departed.
By Bambi Turner
How can something so small be such a giant pain? Tweezers can undo most splinter damage but not all: That tiny interloper might be teeming with bacteria.
Living with ulcers often means passing up your favorite spicy foods. But it gets worse — ulcers can form inside your body and on your skin, leading to potentially fatal conditions.
There's such a thing as getting too close to nature. Many diseases that infect animals can make the jump to humans, sometimes with deadly consequences.
By Debra Ronca
It might seem counterintuitive for labs to stock highly contagious diseases, but some researchers insist it's with good reason.
Although it's uncommon, bones can get infected — and it can be pretty serious stuff.
Illustrator Unearths a Forgotten 19th-century Albanian Alphabet
Flying, On-demand Taxis Are Taking Off
Lightning Deaths in the US Are Way, Way Down