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The longtime civil rights leader said he plans to make “lifestyle changes” but will not allow the disease to interfere with his advocacy work.
Dire predictions of a flu pandemic proved overblown in 2005 and 2009. Still, health officials are warning that the H7N9 virus, which can be lethal, is on the rise.
My stepfather was determined to make up for our lack of shared DNA and disprove the saying that blood is thicker than water.
The stiffness, slowness and shuffling of the feet that are classic features of Parkinson’s disease can also be caused by other disorders.
The agency plans to speed approval of treatments to get them to the market faster, signaling the quickened pace of advancements in this field.
In Virginia, premiums on policies sold under the Affordable Care Act are pushing health coverage out of reach, and customers see political forces at work.
Medical guidelines have changed, and now about half of Americans may qualify for the diagnosis of hypertension. Here’s what to do about it.
Amish men and women who carried a genetic mutation appeared to be in better cardiovascular health and had longer telomeres, a barometer of longevity.
Eating a one-ounce serving five times a week was associated with a reduction in heart attacks, strokes and heart disease.
Thirty minutes of chores like light housework or walking slowly was tied to a 12 percent reduction in mortality in older women.
The debate over taxing sugary drinks has turned into a ferocious global policy brawl. In Colombia, proponents faced intimidation and censorship.
Heart attack increased the risk for vascular dementia, the type caused by impaired blood flow to the brain, up to 35 years later.
James Clement has scoured the globe for supercentenarians, aged 110 and older, willing to contribute their genomes to a rare scientific cache.
The manufacturers of the two drugs to treat opioid addiction are competing fiercely for market share and drawing scrutiny from lawmakers and prosecutors.
Adding weights to your weight loss regimen may be more effective than beginning a walking program, according to a new report.
The medicine, an antipsychotic drug, has a sensor that will show doctors whether and when patients are taking it. Other medicines will follow, experts say.
Republicans also said they would set all of their tax cuts for individuals to expire at the end of 2025, but deep cuts in the corporate tax rate would be permanent.
The new executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria faces an uphill battle: raising more money as lethal epidemics keep cropping up.
Experts set new targets for treatment of hypertension on Monday, greatly expanding the number of adults who will qualify for the diagnosis.
Doctors spent nearly twice as much time doing administrative work as actually seeing patients: 49 percent of their time, versus 27 percent.
Those who have paid sick time should use it but often don’t, despite doctors’ warnings that it risks infecting other people.
The world’s flies do much more than annoy us. Pollinating plants, cleaning up carcasses, swabbing drains — flies are part of every strand of the web of life.
A growing body of research literature shows that physician burnout and depression are linked to medical errors and depersonalized care.