Can Some Kids Outgrow Autism?

Doctors have known for decades that a small number of young children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder seem to outgrow it. The vast majority ...


Reports of Breast Implant Illnesses Prompt Federal Review

The Food and Drug Administration is taking another look at breast implants because of renewed safety concerns.


Third of Uninsured Skimp on Meds to Save Money

Nearly 1 in 5 of those prescribed drugs asked their doctors for less expensive options. The rate was highest -- 40 percent -- among people without ins...


March Madness: The Men's Health Ultimate Sex Position Bracket

Welcome to the NCAA’s (the National Coitus Appreciation Association) Bracket of Sex. WHAT A MOVE!


British Gallery Turns Down $1.3 Million Sackler Donation

“I congratulate them on their courage,” said the photographer Nan Goldin, after the National Portrait Gallery said it would not accept a gift from the...


Study: OK to Stop Aspirin 3 Months After Stent

Patients who get drug-eluting stents to open a blocked artery can stop taking aspirin after just three months, instead of the typical full year, and l...


New Facial Bone Might Someday Be Grown From a Rib

The achievement is the latest by the U.S. Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine. Its aim is to take advantage of the body's natural healing ...


CDC: 40% with HIV Cause 80% of New Infections

A new government program hopes to address the urgent needs by getting more people tested for HIV and boosting treatment rates.


Psychic Mediums Are the New Wellness Coaches

A woo-woo profession is getting a boost from the wellness industrial complex. Seems … intuitive.


Professional Hair Removal Catches On With the Preteen Set

Dermatologists and salons that offer waxing and laser treatments report seeing an increasing number of girls as young as 8.


Well : Broken-Heart Syndrome Is Not All in the Head

Broken-heart syndrome, a serious medical condition, may begin in the brain.


Q&A: Moving Dung Is a Dirty Job. These Beetles Live for It.

Deployed on farms, industrious dung beetles clean up livestock waste, improve soil and reduce harmful bacteria.


The Right Way to Follow Your Passion

Passion can be a gift or a curse.


Knowing the Right Time to Say Goodbye to a Pet

End-of-life decisions for animals are difficult. A veterinarian has developed a scale to help clear up the confusion.


Unvaccinated Student in Kentucky Sues After Being Barred From Playing Basketball

Jeremy Kunkel, 18, claims he shouldn’t be forced to be vaccinated against chickenpox. He contends that barring him from school violates his First Amen...


EPA's Methylene Chloride Ban Excludes Workers

The EPA says it will issue a rule that bans the sale of methylene chloride to consumers, but allows for its continued use in commercial products.


Early Food Exposure May Cut Baby's Allergy Risk

Although experts had advised parents in the past to avoid highly allergenic foods early in their child’s life, more recent research has suggested that...


Rx Fish Oil Cuts Heart Dangers in Statin Takers

The study suggests that the prescription fish oil pill, not to be confused with over-the-counter supplements, reduces the lifetime risk of dying from ...


Daily Low-Dose Aspirin No Longer Recommended by Doctors, if You’re Healthy

New guidelines suggest the risk of bleeding outweighs the heart benefits among healthy adults who take low-dose aspirin.


More Teens, Kids Seeking Mental Health Care in ERs

Between 2011 and 2015 alone, there was a 28 percent jump in psychiatric visits among Americans between the ages of 6 and 24.


Your Apple Watch Might Help Spot Dangerous A-Fib

The study improves understanding of how this wearable technology and app works in the real-world setting and how well the technology can detect long p...


Docs Back Off Aspirin to Prevent Heart Attack

The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association agree that for older adults at low heart risk, the chance of bleeding that comes...


Docs Back Off Aspirin to Prevent 1st Heart Attack

The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association agree that for older adults at low heart risk, the chance of bleeding that comes...


Stay Away From Sugary Sodas, Spare Your Heart

People who consumed at least two sugar-sweetened drinks per day were about one-third more likely to die of heart disease or stroke, versus those who r...


Trump Plans to End the AIDS Epidemic. In Places Like Mississippi, Obstacles Are Everywhere.

The administration will focus on more than 50 “hot spots” in the U.S. that annually account for half of new H.I.V. infections. A clinic in the Deep So...


Expandable Heart Valves Could Mean Fewer Surgeries

Expandable aortic valves are guided to the heart through a catheter into a blood vessel and placed inside the old valve.


White Chicks 2 Is 'Going to Happen,' According to Terry Crews

It's the gift you didn't know you were waiting for!


Taking Aspirin to Prevent Heart Attacks Could Be Dangerous

• You've probably heard taking aspirin can reduce heart attack or stroke risk.• Doctors warn that this could be dangerous in healthy adults.• New reco...


The Checkup: Talking to Children About Terminal Illness

New guidelines call for speaking openly with children when they or their parents face life-threatening diseases.


Personal Health: When the Benefits of Statins Outweigh the Risks

Knowing the odds of side effects and making sure to get periodic checkups that would pick up an adverse reaction, I chose to focus on the drugs’ poten...


The New Health Care: When Email Comes to the Doctor’s Office, Wait Times Decrease

The growing use of electronic consultations can save time, expense and headaches.


Ebola Epidemic in Congo Could Last Another Year, C.D.C. Director Warns

Returning from a trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo, the agency chief also worried that vaccine supplies could run out.


Tens of Thousands of Heart Patients May Not Need Open-Heart Surgery

Replacement of the aortic valve with a minimally invasive procedure called TAVR proved effective in younger, healthier patients.


U.S. seizes 1 million pounds of pork from China on swine fever concerns

U.S. border agents have seized around 1 million pounds of pork from China, a spokesman for the agency said on Friday, over suspicions that it might co...


Apple Watch detects irregular heart beat in large U.S. study

The Apple Watch was able to detect irregular heart pulse rates that could signal the need for further monitoring for a serious heart rhythm problem, a...


Should You Get Pills or Surgery for A-Fib?

Study subjects who got ablation -- where a catheter is used to tweak the heart muscle cells responsible for the arrhythmia -- also seemed to have less...


EPA bans consumer sales of methylene chloride paint removers

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Friday it had issued a final rule to prohibit the manufacture, import, processing and distribution of...


Can TV Dumb You Down?

Older adults who watched more than three and half hours of television a day had lower scores on tests of verbal memory,


Are Eggs the Cholesterol Enemy Again?

As Americans have embraced low-carb diets, many have turned to eggs as a reliable protein source. According to industry data, the average American wil...


Heart Attacks Fall One-Third Among Older Americans

The study of more than 4 million Medicare patients found that hospitalizations for heart attacks dropped 38 percent between 1995 and 2014. At the same...


Methadone Helped Her Quit Heroin. Now She’s Suing U.S. Prisons to Allow the Treatment.

About to enter a federal prison, a Massachusetts woman is not permitted to continue taking the opioid as a treatment to block cravings and withdrawal ...


The New Old Age: Older Americans Are Awash in Antibiotics

The drugs are not just overprescribed. They often pose special risks to older patients, including tendon problems, nerve damage and mental health issu...


Heart Guidelines Rarely Backed by Good Science

Less than one in 10 recommendations are based on results from multiple randomized controlled trials (considered the "gold standard"), and th...


States Raising Smoking Age to Combat Teen Vaping

Newly released numbers from the 2018 National Youth Tobacco Survey show more than 3.6 million teens used e-cigarettes in 2018. Those numbers include a...


Doctors: Early Detection Is Possible for Pancreatic Cancer

We can help people at risk, but it is much more challenging if most people think that early detection and prevention are impossible.


Do Social Media Hurt Mental Health of US Young?

Investigators found that beginning in the mid-2000s, those under the age of 26 started reporting a huge rise in symptoms related to depression, distre...


Jury Awards $29.4 Million in Talcum-Cancer Trial

Johnson & Johnson says its products do not contain asbestos, and said it will appeal Wednesday's jury decision.


U.S. Dementia-Linked Death Rate More Than Doubles

The analysis found that dementia was the primary cause for nearly 262,000 deaths in 2017, nearly half from Alzheimer's disease. That's up from about 8...


New Drug Could Help Tough-to-Treat Cholesterol

After a year of testing, the new drug, bempedoic acid, lowered "bad" LDL cholesterol levels by 18 percentage points, researchers found.


Tons of Meat Snacks Recalled After Tampering Claim

The products, more than 95,000 tons of them, were sold in stores around the U.S. and have the establishment number “EST. 795” inside the USDA inspecti...


Blood Test to Detect Heart Attacks May Be Flawed

In a new study of patients undergoing blood tests at a hospital in England, one in 20 people had high blood levels of troponin, a protein released int...


N.Y. Judge Bans 50 Unvaccinated Kids From School

Nearly all states allow vaccine exemptions for religious beliefs, and 17 states allow exemptions for philosophical or personal reasons.


Are 'Inactive' Drug Ingredients Really Harmless?

On average, each pill or capsule has more than eight different inactive ingredients and sometimes as many as 38. Reports of patients who have had seve...


FDA Acts to Limit Kids' Access to Flavored E-Cigs

Because of the new restrictions, "we expect that some flavored e-cigarette products will no longer be sold at all," outgoing FDA Commissione...


Molecular 'Clues' May Predict Breast Cancer Return

If doctors could better predict which patients had a high recurrence risk, those women might want to continue hormone therapy past the standard five y...


Common Chemicals Harm Sperm in Both Men and Dogs

Previous studies have reported a 50 percent decline in human sperm quality worldwide in the past 80 years. Another study by the same U.K. team found a...