High school may improve young people's minds, but it does the opposite for their bodies. A new study out of the University of Waterloo shows Canadian students in Grade 12 are in worse health than their younger high school peers.
The most recent issue of the New England Journal of Medicine describes a highly detailed and thorough investigation into the hospital-associated outbreak of MERS that occurred in Saudi Arabia in earlier this year, between April and May.
The American Medical Association has decided to take the bold step of declaring obesity a disease, a move that could compel more doctors to suggest treatment for the tens millions of Americans considered obese.
A vaccine against a cervical cancer virus cut infections in teen girls by half in the first study to measure the shot's impact since it came on the market. The results impressed health experts and a top government top health official called them striking.
Recent research has found that soccer players who frequently “head” the ball while passing or trying to score could be risking memory loss and impaired thinking ability, but experts say there are ways to perform the move more safely.
A mosquito-borne disease that preys on the young and malnourished is sweeping across poverty-riven northern India again this monsoon season, with officials worried it could be the deadliest outbreak in nearly a decade.
Starbucks has a new way to wake up its customers: showing the calories in its drinks. The Seattle-based coffee chain says it will start posting calorie counts on menu boards nationwide next week, ahead of a federal regulation that would require it to do so.