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Verified cases of child abuse in Florida occurred at higher rates on the Saturdays after the release of report cards at public schools, according to a JAMA Pediatrics study.
Low-sodium diets are widely urged on people who have a variety of ailments, but there’s little proof they help those with heart failure.
A new statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics advises parents of young children to go for high-quality traditional toys rather than elaborate digital ones.
‘Menopause-related cognitive impairment happens to women in their 40s and 50s, women in the prime of life who suddenly have the rug pulled out from under them,’ an expert says.
Congolese are calling the infant named Benedicte, who was admitted to an Ebola treatment center six days after birth, the “young miracle.”
A defect in certain lots of Kotex tampons has caused some users to seek medical attention, their manufacturer said.
The administration has sometimes made misleading statements to garner support for its plan on what it has accurately identified as a problem for many Americans.
As with beauty, the meaning of “old” depends on the person you ask.
Legal scholars on opposite sides of previous Obamacare court decisions find the legal argument in this one shaky.
The ruling was over a lawsuit filed this year by a group of Republican governors and state attorneys general. A group of intervening states led by Democrats promised to appeal the decision.
Johnson & Johnson says its product is safe. But asbestos, a carcinogen that can exist underground near talc, was a concern inside the company for decades.
The pigment shortage may cause eyes to appear pink or red. In fact, the coloring results from exposed blood vessels.
Scientists have taken a step toward building a computer model of the brain’s genome, one that may help clarify the genetic roots of schizophrenia, autism and other disorders.
Amid an opioid crisis, police and strangers with cameras are posting raw images of drug users passed out. For those whose bleakest moments now live online, life is never the same.
Women who recently gave birth may have an increased risk of breast cancer that lasts about 20 years. But for most, the overall risk is still small.
After halting a discredited alcohol study, officials will enforce new policies to ensure that private support does not compromise scientific integrity.
Although I’d learned about psychiatric advance directives a couple of years ago, it took months to find people willing to speak openly about their experiences.
The director Sandra Luckow chronicles her brother’s mental illness. If this is a subject matter that has touched your life, you ought to see this movie.
Are they taking up beds that could be used for vulnerable domestic patients or are they bringing money that could be used toward other programs?
Women with cardiac emergencies are less likely than men to receive proper treatment when the ambulance arrives.
Studies that rely on tissue from aborted fetuses have pitted abortion critics against scientists who say the research helps millions of people.
Before Seattle made a change, students got an average of six hours and 50 minutes of sleep a night. Afterward, they got seven hours and 24 minutes.
A report by the first doctors to examine Americans who suffered mystifying symptoms after hearing a high-pitched sound at the embassy in Cuba confirms that their condition is real.
Aerobic activities like jogging and interval training can make our cells biologically younger; weight training did not have the same effect.
We’ve needed fear to survive as a species. But how do you not let the emotional response of the fear reflex run wild?
A study featured on “60 Minutes” is sure to alarm parents. Here’s what scientists know, and don’t know, about the link between screens, behavior, and development.