Previous studies have suggested that lack of sleep may increase the risk for cardiovascular disease, and a new study may help explain why; researchers...

Death from influenza virus in older people may be primarily caused by a damaging immune response to flu and not by the virus itself,...

Eating fast food exposes people to higher levels of potentially noxious chemicals known as phthalates, says research published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. Phthalates...

Dropping previous caution about the relationship between the Zika virus and the birth defect microcephaly, scientists said Wednesday there is no longer any doubt...

There may come a time during your pregnancy when you’re feeling under the weather and aren't sure if you can take your regular over-the-counter...

Strawberries claim the top spot on this year’s “Dirty Dozen” list of produce containing pesticides, according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG). Apples, which had...

Using a computational model, study explains how hippocampus influences synaptic connections in cortex. Research strongly suggests that sleep, which constitutes about a third of our...

A new study finds that sitting less may extend your life. Brazilian researchers who analyzed data from 54 countries linked sitting for more than three...

If a test could tell whether you’ll get Alzheimer's disease someday, would you want to know? And if so, what would you do with...

You already know berries are good for you. But researchers are finding more and more reasons to eat these nutritious powerhouses. Here’s one of the...