The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association have updated their guidelines for stroke prevention. The new guidelines focus on healthy eating, normal blood pressure and exercise as ways to lower stroke risk.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new combination pill to treat type 2 diabetes.
Pregnant women face many choices as they prepare for the baby's arrival. And new research suggests that moms-to-be with epilepsy may have an extra decision to make about their medication.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved a vaccine to prevent a particular type of invasive meningococcal disease.
For obese people, weight loss surgery can be an effective way to shed pounds. While bypass and banding operations are both popular, one may produce bigger results but also carry greater risk.
After an accidental shipment of an American version of Fireball Whisky to Europe, three countries have recalled the product due to an ingredient in the whiskey also found in antifreeze. But Fireball says the chemical is safe for consumption.
Medication can keep many adults with epilepsy from having seizures. For some, though, medication doesn't work. But new research suggests that diets low in carbs and high in fat may help.
Despite strong medical claims that indoor tanning may be a risk factor for skin cancer, tanning may be a common practice among college-age adults, a new study suggests.
The dry, itchy skin associated with eczema can keep patients up at night scratching. Those sleepless nights could lead to groggy days and set the stage for an accidental injury like a broken arm or leg, new research suggests.
LDL cholesterol is called "bad" cholesterol because it may contribute to heart and blood vessel disease. New research has shown that some people with genetic variations that cause raised levels of LDL cholesterol may be at increased risk for a type of heart valve disease.