Although much of our DNA has no obvious function, scientists are discovering that some of these “junk” segments may be key to our humanity.
The recent malaria vaccine approval is a major step forward in the global fight for health equity but also showcases that socioeconomically disadvantaged individuals are at higher risk for virtually all diseases due to lower access and prioritization.
Many would consider being born with a cleft lip and palate a setback that could have negative implications throughout one’s whole life, but Dave Liu disagrees.
U.S. adults have decreased daily physical activity by almost a half hour compared with activity levels in the early 1800s.
A new report reveals recreational screen time among U.S. teens doubled from before the pandemic to nearly eight hours per day during the pandemic.
During 3 hours of oral arguments on Monday, a seeming majority of Supreme Court justices appeared receptive to blocking a Texas law that essentially outlaws abortion after 6 weeks.
WebMD sat down with New York Times columnist Ross Douthat to find out a little bit more about his journey and what he recommends to anyone with Lyme Disease.
In a situation where you may have tried all other alternatives to losing weight, surgery might be your best bet. But which is it going to be?
Nightly shifts in the moon’s brightness and placement in the sky may play a modest role in how well we sleep -- or not.
Experts report on the success of their program at UCLA to honor and remember people who died in the hospital from COVID-19.
Amid the flurry of "fake news" and misinformation, it turns out there are very few chronic liars. See more from a new study.
Researchers have developed a two-minute test to accurately detect vaginal bacteria associated with preterm birth.
Johns Hopkins University data shows the worldwide death toll from COVID-19 surpassed 5 million, and 740,000 lives lost in the United States is the most of any nation.
The FDA has delayed this decision for 12- to 17-year-olds until at least January.
Friday’s FDA authorization of the shots triggers the shipment of millions of doses to pediatricians, family practice doctors, children’s hospitals, community health centers, and pharmacies.
Air Force personnel face disciplinary action if they don't get vaccinated, while a judge in Washington, D.C., blocked the White House from enforcing some mandates and a judge in New York upheld the city's vaccine requirements.
From trick-or-treating to holiday travel and gathering with friends and family, there are suggestions to make the holidays as safe as possible.
Federal prosecutors have charged Elizabeth Holmes and Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, Theranos’s president and chief operating officer, with nine counts of wire fraud and two counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
While the company failed to deliver on its promise to revolutionize the industry, some testing has been slowly moving away from labs and into clinics.
Some young women have experienced spontaneous coronary artery dissection, or SCAD, a potentially deadly tear that forms in a blood vessel in the heart.