Many Kids Are Given Probiotics for Stomach Bugs. But They May Not Help At...

When kids catch a stomach bug, they are increasingly treated with probiotics in the hopes of improving the symptoms of diarrhea and vomiting. But rigorous new research...

Cancer DNA Binds to Gold. That Could Lead to New Cancer Blood Test.

Researchers have discovered a curious difference between the DNA from cancer cells and that from healthy cells, and this finding could lead to a new...

All About Apples: Health Benefits, Nutrition Facts and History

Often called a "miracle food" and a "nutritional powerhouse," an apple a day really may keep the doctor away as they're one of the healthiest...

Opioids Don’t Really Do That Much for Chronic Pain, Meta-Analysis Finds

Not only do prescription opioid drugs come with a risk of addiction and overdose, but they also appear to provide little benefit for patients with chronic pain,...

Going Viral: New Findings about Viruses

Viruses were discovered in 1892, and yet even in 2018, researchers are still uncovering new secrets about these infectious invaders. Viruses are not quite living things and...

There’s a Link Between the Size of Your Belly and the Size of Your...

Belly fat has long been thought to be particularly bad for your heart, but now, a new study adds more evidence to the idea that...

What the Slowdown in FDA Food Inspections Means for You (Spoiler: Don’t Panic Yet)

The ongoing government shutdown has put a halt to some food safety inspections, but that doesn't necessarily mean that your salad or sushi is any...

Woman with Rare Condition Couldn’t Hear Male Voices

A woman in China suddenly developed an unusual condition that made her unable to hear male voices. And while that might seem enviable to some,...

What Are Corticosteroids?

Corticosteroids are synthetic drugs that are used to treat a wide variety of disorders, including asthma, arthritis, skin conditions and autoimmune diseases. The drug mimics...

A Man Overdosed on an Erectile Dysfunction Drug. Then He Saw ‘Doughnut-Shaped’ Spots in...

Bigger isn't always better — and that especially applies to dosages of erectile dysfunction drugs. Indeed, consuming excessive amounts of sildenafil —...

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