Despite having a reputation of being the healthiest and most active generation, baby boomers are actually in worse overall health than their parents, according to a new study by researchers at the West Virginia University School of Medicine.
Desperate for help, many obese people are piling on the pounds and putting their health at greater risk in order to qualify for weight loss surgery with their health insurance companies.
Americans have the lowest rate of walking throughout the entire world, according to a new study on health and fitness.
Less than a quarter of people in the U.S. use some sort of active transportation, such as biking, walking to get where they are going, missing an important opportunity to improve their cardiovascular health, concludes a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
People with chronic constipation may be at increased risk of developing colorectal cancer and benign neoplasms, according to study findings presented at the 2012 American College of Gastroenterology’s (ACG) Annual Scientific meeting in Las Vegas.
The drug dutasteride (“Avodart”) has shown to delay prostate cancer progression and reduce cancer- related anxiety in men diagnosed with low-risk, localized prostate cancer according to study published online today in The Lancet.
Exposure to perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), chemicals commonly found in many consumer products, appears to be associated with reduced immune responses to routine childhood vaccines. The finding by Harvard School of Public Health researchers appears in January 25, 2012 edition of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association An international peer-reviewed general medical journal.
Stroke patients admitted to the hospital on the weekend appear more likely to receive the clot-dissolving medication tissue plasminogen activator than patients admitted during the week, according to a report in the January issue of Archives of Neurology.
People who suffer from sleep disturbances are at major risk for coronary artery disease, diabetes, and obesity, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
An excess of one type of serotonin receptor in the center of the brain may explain why antidepressants fail to relieve symptoms of depression for 50 percent of patients, according to research appearing in the January 15, 2010 issue of the journal Neuron.
More than 20 percent of U.S. adults receive periodic health examinations (PHE) each year, yet new research shows that patients who have an annual routine visit to their doctor may not receive recommended preventive screening tests and counseling services that could benefit their health.