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.
Why Severe Allergies Can Suddenly Pop Up in Adulthood
People With Asthma, Hay Fever May Have Higher Risk of Psychiatric Disorders
Can you get arthritis from cracking your knuckles?
U.S. Cancer Death Rate Continues Decades-Long Drop
Heart Stents Fail to Alleviate Chest Pain, New Study Finds
Could Dog Flu Make the Jump to Humans?
First Migraine-specific Drugs Show Promise in Studies
How Many People Could Use the Same Kidney?
New Study: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Affects Teens More Than Thought
10 Osteoporosis Facts to Know
How to Cure A UTI Naturally
Are Meat Sweats a Real Thing?
More Than a Third of U.S. Adults Take Prescription Opioids, Millions Misuse Them
Tick- and Mosquito-borne Diseases on the Rise
Being a Tattoo Artist Is a Pain in the Neck — Literally
Can Humans Catch 'Zombie Deer Disease'?
The Milk and Mucus Myth, Busted
The Sarco Suicide Pod: Controversial or Compassionate?
Your body never freaked out before when you were stung by a bee. And yet one day, you have an anaphylactic reaction to a bee sting. What's the deal?
By Jesslyn Shields Sep 28, 2018
The long-standing cultural belief that milk products generate phlegm is a myth, according to a 2018 literature review.
By Jesslyn Shields Sep 19, 2018
Influenza can jump from pigs to dogs and is becoming more diverse in canines, increasing the possibility that it could eventually evolve to endanger humans.
By Patrick J. Kiger Jun 20, 2018
People who consume massive quantities of animal protein report experiencing the meat sweats, a sensation of feeling flushed and fatigued, accompanied by profuse perspiration.
By Patrick J. Kiger Jun 19, 2018
Since 2004, cases of diseases spread by ticks and mosquitoes have tripled in the U.S.
By Jesslyn Shields May 15, 2018
A large study from Taiwan showed that people who had asthma and/or hay fever had a higher risk of developing a mental illness than those who didn't.
By Alia Hoyt Apr 26, 2018
For those on the list waiting for a kidney donation, it could be years before their name comes up. One doctor is hoping to shorten this wait by retransplanting already donated kidneys.
By Alia Hoyt Apr 13, 2018
Many people with Type 1 diabetes are deliberately skipping or manipulating their insulin doses in order to lose weight. But this can have very serious consequences.
By Alia Hoyt Mar 19, 2018
With so many germs flying about this time of year it can be tricky to figure out what ails you. Take this quiz to test your cold versus flu IQ!
By Alia Hoyt
So far there have been no reports of people contracting zombie deer disease, but could it make the jump from animal to human?
By Laurie L. Dove Feb 7, 2018
Good news, for a change: The cancer death rate in America has declined 26 percent since 1991. Here's why.
By Alia Hoyt Jan 23, 2018
It's kind of like the suicide booth on 'Futurama,' and its inventor says the Sarco should be available in 2018.
By Robert Lamb Jan 3, 2018
Would you communicate your end-of-life wishes by tattoo? And would they be respected?
By Robert Lamb Dec 6, 2017
The first drugs specifically targeted to prevent migraines could be available as soon as 2018.
By Alia Hoyt Dec 5, 2017
A groundbreaking study upends conventional wisdom on heart stents for treating stable angina.
By Michelle Konstantinovsky Nov 7, 2017
Nearly half of all U.S. adults who have food allergies developed at least one of them during adulthood.
By Jesslyn Shields Nov 3, 2017
Although we're told to start getting screened for colorectal cancer at 50, new research suggests we should start earlier.
By Jesslyn Shields Nov 2, 2017
Skipping breakfast might seem innocuous, but a new study finds it associated with atherosclerosis and a wider waistline.
By Jesslyn Shields Oct 5, 2017
And the good news is that researchers have identified the protein that may be causing the problem.
By Kate Kershner Oct 4, 2017
A U.K. study that lasted years and involved thousands of people suggests a link between slow walking and cardiovascular mortality.
By Shelley Danzy Sep 28, 2017
British scientists call for more awareness that diabetes can go into remission through weight loss.
By Alia Hoyt Sep 26, 2017
A new smartphone app may help detect pancreatic cancer and other diseases tied to jaundice.
By Sarah Gleim Aug 31, 2017
A national survey finds that one-third of Americans used prescription opioid painkillers in 2015, and millions were taking them without prescriptions. What's the reason for this huge number?
By Jesslyn Shields Aug 3, 2017
We often lack the resources to treat and educate everyone when combating disease. Moving the 'hubs' of a social network to the front of the line may be most effective.
By Jesslyn Shields Aug 1, 2017
And that unique ability may propel us closer to an HIV vaccine for humans.
By Kate Kershner Jul 28, 2017
10 Essential Supreme Court Cases of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
What Is Einstein's 'God Letter'?
If the Light Is Stuck on Red, Are You Stuck Too?