After using drugs on and off for years, Megan Sims wanted to get clean again. But she couldn’t bring herself to stop during the coronavirus pandemic, even when she discovered she was going to have a baby.
Corks popped, beats boomed out and giddy revelers rushed onto dancefloors when England’s nightclubs reopened Monday as the country lifted most remaining restrictions after more than a year of lockdowns.
When a controversial Alzheimer’s drug won U.S. approval, surprise over the decision quickly turned to shock at how long it might take to find out if it really works — nine years.
In the weeks since a new Alzheimer’s drug was approved, hopeful patients have bombarded Dr. Alireza Atri with calls and emails about a treatment that has sparked both excitement and skepticism.
A fast-paced 30-minute daily walk can put you on the path to good health and decrease chances of a stroke, a Temple neurologist said.
After years of improvement, high blood pressure control in the U.S. dropped regardless of age, race or ethnicity, according to new research.
A growing number of people with rare diseases have hope of not just better treatments, but perhaps a cure. Gene therapy increasingly is being used to attack the root cause of their problems by supplying the DNA they lack.
Young adults with depression or anxiety may be more likely to have lower levels of cardiovascular health, new research shows.
Finding the perfect physician is a lot like dating. There are a lot of doctors out there, but with a little effort and patience, it is possible to find “Dr. Right.”
Some researchers believe COVID-19 has derailed the fight against HIV, siphoning away health workers and other resources and setting back a U.S. campaign to decimate the AIDS epidemic by 2030.
Doctors are reporting improved survival in men with advanced prostate cancer from an experimental drug that delivers radiation directly to tumor cells.
Terry Colli and three other residents of the John Knox Village senior community got a trip via computer to the International Space Station in the kickoff to a Stanford University study on whether virtual reality can improve the emotional well-being of older people.
Americans should start getting screened for colon cancer earlier — at age 45 instead of waiting until they’re 50, according to new guidelines.
Screening and the HPV vaccine have led to drops in cervical cancers over the last two decades in the U.S., a new study finds, but the gains are offset by a rise in other tumors caused by the virus.
A study that had thousands of heart disease patients enroll themselves and track their health online as they took low- and regular-dose aspirin concludes that the doses seem safe and effective for preventing additional heart problems.
The Biden administration is easing decades-old requirements that made it difficult for doctors to treat opioid addiction using medication.
While vaccines are helping to curb the pandemic, easier and better treatments are needed, especially as virus variants spread.
A gene therapy that makes use of an unlikely helper, the AIDS virus, gave a working immune system to 48 babies and toddlers who were born without one, doctors reported Tuesday.
Bariatric surgery can be a difficult decision for treating obesity, as patients and their doctors weigh the risks and side effects of the procedure against the benefits of the weight loss that usually follows.