A diet that forbids eating for hours on end might seem doomed in a culture where food is constantly available, but apps and Facebook groups are popping up for people practicing “intermittent fasting.”
At an Olympia, Wash., clinic a doctor is working to spread a philosophy called “medication first.” The surprising approach scraps requirements for counseling, abstinence or even a commitment to recovery.
Doctors recently reported unusually good results from tests of two experimental drugs in women with an aggressive form of breast cancer that had spread widely and resisted many previous treatments.
Women who use certain types of hormones after menopause still have an increased risk of developing breast cancer nearly two decades after they stop taking the pills, long-term results from a big federal study suggest.
A company that claims to have the first drug to slow mental decline from Alzheimer’s disease made its case to scientists, but left them sharply divided over whether there’s enough evidence of effectiveness for the medicine to warrant federal approval.
Scientists have figured out how to pack a month’s supply of birth control into one capsule. The trick: A tiny star-shaped gadget that unfolds in the stomach and gradually releases the drug.
Novel drugs may offer fresh ways to reduce heart risks beyond the usual medicines to lower cholesterol and blood pressure.
People with severe but stable heart disease from clogged arteries may have less chest pain if they get a procedure to improve blood flow rather than just giving medicines a chance to help, but it won’t cut their risk of having a heart attack or dying over the following few years, a big federally funded study found.
New guidance on concussions shows there isn’t enough solid evidence to answer some of parents’ most burning questions about contact sports. That includes what age is safest to start playing them.
Scientists have found the strongest evidence yet that a virus is to blame for a mysterious illness that can start like the sniffles but quickly paralyze children.
Think about the last time you took your child or adolescent to the doctor. Do you recall the care provider discussing transition of care? The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that healthcare providers begin discussing the transition of healthcare with their patients around age 12.