| Jan 23, 2013
| 11:44 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Taking at least one aspirin every week is linked to the development of age-related vision loss, according to a new study.
The Australian researchers, however, caution that there's still not enough evidence to say taking the...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 2:56 PM
For 17 years of my life, my family sheltered me from the issue of smoking, since no members in my family were smokers. It wasn't until I built a relationship with a smoker that I developed a deep concern for the issue since my boyfriend, along with the...
| Dec 9, 2012
| 2:18 PM
The death of a 42-year-old homeless man who collapsed on a jogging track at a University of Illinois at Chicago athletic field Saturday marked at least the second cold related death of the season so far, officials say. An autopsy Sunday found Thomas...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 4:39 AM
Doctors are calling obesity an epidemic and the nation's greatest health crisis.
What is obesity?
This year, the American Heart Association reported 75 million U.S. adults as clinically obese. Medically, obesity is defined as an individual having a...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 10:08 AM
Tobacco can make you sick and kill you. So can too much sugar in your diet, which most scientists agree is keyed into the obesity epidemic that's producing a generation of bloated kids and fat-plagued adults.
We tax the hell out of cigarettes to...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 2:17 PM
(Reuters) - Americans have longer, but not necessarily healthier, lives due to high rates of preventable chronic disease, according to an annual report on the nation's health released on Tuesday.
Gains in life expectancy contrast with Americans'...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 4:44 PM
The 55-year-old veteran Alaska Airlines pilot found dead on a 5 Freeway offramp in Burbank in October died of natural causes, authorities said Thursday.
The man — Lee Morris of Richland, Wash. — died of atherosclerotic heart disease, said Los...
| Feb 6, 2013
A recent study has found that females who stop having their periods before age 46 had a higher incidence of heart disease and stroke.
Doctors have long suspected that women who undergo early menopause might be at an increased risk for those medical...
| Dec 16, 2012
| 3:59 PM
(Reuters) - Setting the clock ahead for daylight savings time may set the scene for a small increase in heart attacks the next day, according to a U.S. study - which suggests that sleep deprivation may be to blame.
Researchers at two hospitals in the U....
| Dec 19, 2012
Some 1 million Americans suffer from Parkinson's disease, a degenerative neurological disorder that results from the loss of dopamine-producing cells in the brain. Although there is no cure, researchers have begun to make progress on finding better...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 1:48 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - One in nine people with diabetes saw their blood sugar levels dip back to a normal or "pre-diabetes" level after a year on an intensive diet and exercise program, in a new study.
Complete remission of type 2 diabetes is...