Here's Who Tyler Oakley Sees as His Toughest Competition on The Amazing Race

But host Phil Keoghan thinks Oakley is the competition himself.


Dr. Leonard Bailey, Who Gave a Baby a Baboon’s Heart, Dies at 76

The case of Baby Fae, the recipient of Dr. Bailey’s experimental transplant in 1984, generated worldwide headlines — along with criticism, demonstrati...


Emma Thompson Reflects on Life, Loss, and Resilience

At 60, Academy Award-winning actor and screenwriter Emma Thompson wonders what's next: "How do I feel about dying? Am I ready to look at that?&qu...


Women With Sleep Apnea May Have Higher Cancer Odds

The study found that people who have more airway closures during sleep and whose blood oxygen saturation levels fall below 90% are diagnosed with canc...


How Does Room Temperature Affect Test Scores?

The findings suggest that ordinary variations in room temperature can affect brain performance significantly and differently for men and women, the st...


Opioid Users' Kids May Be At Higher Suicide Risk

The findings suggest that opioid use by a parent or parents doubles the risk for suicidal behavior by their children, study co-author Dr. David Brent ...


Why High-Class People Get Away With Incompetence

People who came from higher social classes were more likely to have an inflated sense of their skills, a new study found. This overconfidence was inte...


Study: Anti-Clotting Meds OK After Bleeding Stroke

The findings suggest that anti-clotting drugs reduce, rather than increase as feared, the chances of more bleeding in the brain, but more study is nee...


Q Fever May Be More Human Threat Than Thought

When it's diagnosed, Q fever can be cured with antibiotics. But chronic cases can lead to serious heart and blood vessel infections and have poor outc...


COPD May Strike Women Harder Than Men

Symptoms for women with COPD may be worse than for men with the same level of disease, and periods of worse symptoms may be more frequent, lead resear...


Rising Rx Costs Creating Tough Choices for Seniors

Increasing numbers of people 65 and older have skipped medication they couldn't afford, taken less medication than prescribed, or delayed filling a pr...


Trilobites: ‘Battle of the Thermostat’: Cold Rooms May Hurt Women’s Productivity

In a new study, women scored better on tests they took in warmer rooms.


'Sesame Street' Welcomes a Foster Child Character

There’s a new Muppet in town on Sesame Street. Her name is Karli, and she’s a little girl who lives with a foster family.


Cancer Killing Fewer, Heart Disease Killing More

Both women and men had similar patterns of decline in cancer deaths and recent rises in heart disease deaths.


Get Outside and Get Ripped With This 7-Minute Ab Circuit

Get shredded in the great outdoors in under 10 minutes.


The 15 Best Breakfasts for Weight Loss

Bonus: They taste waaaaaay better than a bowl of shredded wheat.


U.S. measles outbreak spreads to Maine, 25th state to report case

Maine became the 25th U.S. state to confirm a case of measles amid the country's worst outbreak of the disease in a quarter century, as state medical ...


Eggs Not Tied to Higher Stroke Risk

“For healthy people without heart problems or diabetes, up to one egg a day should be O.K.,” said one researcher.


Maine becomes 25th U.S. state caught up in measles outbreak

Medical authorities in Maine on Wednesday confirmed the state's first measles infection in two years, making it the 25th state to report cases of the ...


Senator Gillibrand wants insurance to pay for fertility treatments

U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful Kirsten Gillibrand on Wednesday proposed requiring insurance companies to cover expensive fertility treatments, p...


Voices: Lessons on Living From My 106-Year-Old Aunt Doris

Love, meaningfulness and the power of connection don’t stop just because we get old.


Phys Ed: A Possible Weight Loss Strategy: Skip Breakfast Before Exercise

A new study finds that the choice to eat or omit a meal before an early workout could affect our relationship to food for the rest of the day.


Turmeric Takes a Star Turn in Cocktails

The spice widely praised as a curative superfood is showing up in a different kind of medication.


A.I. Took a Test to Detect Lung Cancer. It Got an A.

Artificial intelligence may help doctors make more accurate readings of CT scans used to screen for lung cancer.


The Checkup: Is ‘Digital Addiction’ a Real Threat to Kids?

Think of screens as something to handle in moderation, like food, rather than something without any healthy place in our lives, like heroin, experts s...


In her words: Teenage Girls and Dating Violence: Why We Should Be Paying Attention

A new study found that 90 percent of young people killed by an intimate partner from 2003 to 2016 were girls.


Are DIY Sunscreens Dangerous?

Overall, about seven out of 10 sunscreen recipes failed to adequately protect skin from dangerous ultraviolet (UV) rays, the study authors found.


DNA Might Determine Whether You're a Dog Lover

Dogs were the first domesticated animal and have had close ties with humans for at least 15,000 years. Dogs are believed to benefit the well-being and...


FDA OKs First Nasal Spray for Seizure Clusters

Patients over 12 can keep the single-dose spray with them, and it does not have to be given by a doctor or nurse.


Cholesterol Levels Improving Among U.S. Kids

Meanwhile, one-quarter of teenagers and about 15% of children had unhealthy levels.


Are There Health Benefits from Burning Sage?

Native Americans and other indigenous peoples have burned sage for centuries as part of a spiritual ritual to cleanse a person or space, and to promot...


Could CBD Treat Opioid Addiction?

The researchers found that, compared to a placebo, CBD reduced drug cue-induced craving and anxiety in the participants.


Computers Spot Lung Cancer as Well as Doctors Do

This new technology is still under development, but shows how artificial intelligence may have a future role in medicine.


Dog Person? It May Be in Your Genes

Scientists calculated that genetics is responsible for 57 percent of dog ownership in women and 51 percent in men.


Tuesday Could Be the Beginning of the End of Philadelphia’s Soda Tax

A slew of opponents of the tax are running in the city’s election Tuesday and beverage industry has spent more than $600,000 on ads aiming to turn pub...


Bill Would Raise U.S. Legal Age to Buy Tobacco to 21

A bill to raise the minimum age for buying any type of tobacco product, including electronic cigarettes, from 18 to 21 was introduced Monday by Senate...


Mustaches May Guard Against Sun's Rays

For all of those men who view a mustache as a largely ornamental addition to their masculine appearance, a new study reveals it can also guard against...


When a College Student Is Home for the Summer

Adding college students back into family life is rarely as simple as rebooting their high school days.


Measles Outbreak Now at 880 Cases, With Fastest Growth Still in New York

Warming weather usually slows transmission of the virus, but it is not clear that this outbreak is fading, experts said.


The New Health Care: Is Our Health Care Spending Worth It?

Putting a price on longevity or well-being is tricky, but not impossible.


Hours After French Patient Is Taken Off Life Support, a Court Orders It Be Restored

Vincent Lambert was left in a vegetative state after a 2008 car accident. His family is split over removing life support, and his case has attracted i...


Purely Elizabeth Recalls Granola Products

A range of gluten-free granola products have been recalled by Purely Elizabeth because they may contain foreign matter such as glass, plastic or rocks...


Putting Your Child to Sleep in a Car Seat is Risky

The deaths fall under the umbrella of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and accidental suffocation and/or strangulation in bed.


U.S. Children Eating Less Seafood

U.S. government advisories on possible fish contamination may have "pushed people away from eating fish in general and canned tuna in particular,...


Walking During Work Meetings Brings Benefits

Not only does it provide much needed exercise for people who are often tied to their desks for the entire work day, it can also give them a stress-red...


Neck Cracking and Stroke: How Risky Is It?

A direct cause-and-effect link has not been established, but the Heart Association-Stroke Association statement recommends that health care providers ...


Breastfeeding Brings a Heart Bonus for Mom

In the study, researchers assessed heart and blood vessel health in postmenopausal women, along with their breastfeeding history.


Swallowed Button Batteries Must be Removed: Study

Whenever a child swallows a battery -- or might have swallowed one -- parents should get to the hospital right away.


Sugary Drinks and Juices Increase Early Death Risk

The researchers found that those who drank the most sugar-sweetened beverages -- including 100%  fruit juice -- had higher odds of dying during the st...


Personal Health: Millions Take Gabapentin for Pain. But There’s Scant Evidence It Works.

“There is very little data to justify how these drugs are being used and why they should be in the top 10 in sales,” a researcher said.


What Does It Really Mean to Be 6 Weeks Pregnant?

So-called ‘heartbeat’ legislation restricting abortion as early as six weeks into pregnancy has started a conversation about when most women actually ...


Maternity Leave for Sponsored Runners

A video about female runners losing their pay and health insurance if they are pregnant sends ripples through the running world.


In Cities Where It Once Reigned, Heroin Is Disappearing

The rise of the more potent fentanyl in its place has put a generation of older users, who had managed their addiction, at far greater risk of overdos...


For Women With HIV, Life Can Hurt Fight for Health

The study of nearly 2,000 HIV-positive women in Washington, D.C., New York, Chicago and San Francisco who have been followed since 1994 found that man...


E-Cig Makers' Free Stuff Leads More Teens to Vape

Before adjusting for other factors, the researchers found that teens who owned promotional items were 2.3 times more likely to try alternative tobacco...


Suicides Up Among U.S. Kids; Girls' Deaths Highest

Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among Americans aged 10 to 19, with rates historically higher in boys than girls.