The United States needs to improve its medical care for people nearing death, a move that might cut rising healthcare costs, an Institute of Medicine (IOM) study said on...
People who donate kidneys to total strangers aren't just bighearted, they're big-brained compared to most people, researchers say.
Using artificial sweeteners may set the stage for diabetes in some people by hampering the way their bodies handle sugar, suggests a preliminary study done mostly in mice.
One thing that I’ve learned in my surgical training over the years is that the surgeon is the captain of the operating room.
At least 15 children died after receiving vaccinations in rebel-held parts of Syria, and activists said Wednesday that the death toll from two days of government airstrikes in...
The way you eat may be a reflection of how much money you have, according to a new study.
Aflatoxin is a potent carcinogen produced by the Asergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus molds, which grow on corn, peanuts, cottonseed, milk, walnuts, pistachios and...
Polish medical experts say that the preserved heart of 19th century composer Frederic Chopin shows signs of tuberculosis and possibly some other lung disease.
A Georgetown University student has died after contracting what's suspected to be meningitis.
The first volunteer in a fast-tracked British safety trial of an experimental Ebola vaccine made by GlaxoSmithKline received the injection on Wednesday, trial organizers said.