The American Medical Association says cheerleading should be considered a sport because of its rigors and risks.
Many people mistakenly believe healthy eating comes with unhealthy food bills, but truth be told, a diet packed with vegetables, legumes, fruits and whole grains can be surprisingly affordable. Pick and choose from these tips to get more nutritional bang for your buck.
Coca-Cola is taking on obesity, this time with an online video showing how fun it could be to burn off the 140 calories in a can of its soda.
A cheap, decades-old chemotherapy drug extended life by more than a year when added to standard hormone therapy for men whose prostate cancer has widely spread, doctors reported Sunday.
Transgender people receiving Medicare may no longer be automatically denied coverage for sex reassignment surgeries, a U.S. Department of Health and Services review board ruled Friday in a groundbreaking decision.
Almost a third of the world is now fat, and no country has been able to curb obesity rates in the last three decades, according to a new global analysis.
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First lady Michelle Obama is striking back at House Republicans who are trying to weaken healthier school meal standards, saying any effort to roll back the guidelines is "unacceptable."
Already pilloried for long wait times for medical appointments, the beleaguered Department of Veterans Affairs has fallen short of another commitment: to attend to the needs of the rising ranks of female veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, many of them of child-bearing age.
All the health care workers who came into contact with a Saudi resident infected with the second confirmed MERS case in the U.S. have been cleared to return to work.
No parents wants to know the firsthand horror of having a child with flesh eating bacteria. But when a Marysville toddler almost lost her leg to an infection, doctors made another important discovery.
A woman who was driving a car that was attacked by a self-identified “high elf” is sharing her story of what happened to raise awareness about mental illness.
Can't afford to go to a nutritionist? Here is the next best thing -- be your own nutritionist!
Surprising new research shows a small but diverse community of bacteria lives in the placentas of healthy pregnant women, overturning the belief that fetuses grow in a pretty sterile environment.
A deadly Metro-North train derailment last year in which the "dazed" engineer was found to have sleep apnea has pushed the commuter railroad to look into establishing screening for the condition, which could include measuring operators' necks and asking them and their spouses about snoring habits.