| Aug 6, 2013
| 4:56 PM
People with celiac disease who had persistent damage to their intestines were at higher risk of lymphoma than people whose intestines had healed, scientists reported.
Celiac disease is characterized by damage to the lining of the small intestine,...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 5:00 PM
You know you shouldn't have, but you did. You got sunburned. And now you're itching to know what to do about it.
Here are a few tips from Dr. Latanya Benjamin, a pediatric dermatologist at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University and an...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 5:59 PM
In a draft recommendation, the federal government recommends annual lung cancer screening for people who don’t have symptoms but are at high risk for the disease that is the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S.
The U.S. Preventive Services...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 3:02 PM
Don't expect old age to be all golf and cruises: As Americans live longer and longer, more of us should expect to suffer some sort of independence-threatening disability in the final phase of life, two new studies published online Monday suggest.
| Jun 19, 2013
| 3:13 PM
Post-traumatic stress disorder, known as PTSD, is not just a problem for military veterans, sexual assault survivors and other crime victims — it also plagues many stroke victims, according to new research.
The study, published online Wednesday...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 1:55 PM
A Harvard sleep expert testified in the Michael Jackson wrongful death case Friday that the singer suffered from almost total sleep deprivation that resulted from his use of the anesthetic propofol.
Dr. Charles Czeisler, who has both an MD and a PhD,...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 2:06 PM
Nutritionists known for issuing warnings about the health risks of eating red meat reiterated their message this week, confirming a link between red meat consumption and Type 2 diabetes -- and showing, in a new follow-up study, that the association...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 4:19 PM
In the 11 years that researchers, physicians and womens' health advocates have been skirmishing over the benefits and risks of hormone replacement therapy, one hope had proved tantalizingly persistent: that newly menopausal women who used the therapy...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 1:06 PM
For older patients with Type 2 diabetes, an aggressive focus on keeping high blood sugar down increases the risk of driving blood sugar too low--and with that, boosting the likelihood of developing dementia, says a new study. As if that weren't bad...
| May 13, 2013
| 8:12 PM
Fame was never her intent, Dr. Joyce Brothers often said.
She was not yet 30, new to stay-at-home motherhood and struggling to help her husband stretch his pay as a medical resident when she came up with an ambitious plan: Transform herself into a...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 1:39 PM
Can a vegetarian diet add years to your life?
A new study suggests the answer could be yes. After examining the health records of 73,308 people for an average of nearly six years, researchers discovered that vegetarians were 12% less likely to die...