By Ajit Jha | Fri, 11/29/2013 - 09:48
A byproduct of cholesterol, called 27HC, spurs the growth and spread of breast cancer by mimicking the hormone estrogen. Researchers say that tumors can use it as a source of fuel.
By John Ericson | Thu, 08/22/2013 - 20:59
Our caloric intake is largely determined by the digestive process itself rather than the hard value ascribed to the food product.
By John Ericson | Thu, 08/15/2013 - 21:03
Side effects of common prescription drugs are not necessarily negative, several studies suggest. Here are some examples of "bonus" effects.
By John Ericson | Mon, 08/05/2013 - 21:08
Self-monitoring may help people suffering from hypertension bring their blood pressure down, review finds.
By John Ericson | Wed, 07/31/2013 - 19:53
New research indicates that exercise programs influence methylation — a process that determines gene expression.
By Anthony Rivas | Wed, 07/24/2013 - 19:08
Just like a mother's age can influence their pregnancy, a father's age at conception could influence their child's health and height.
By Nsikan Akpan | Mon, 07/22/2013 - 16:07
A Harvard study finds that eating habits, like skipping breakfast and late-night snacking, increase one's risk of coronary heart disease and a heart attack.
By Lecia Bushak | Thu, 07/18/2013 - 00:16
Through new imaging technology, researchers have discovered a potential way to prevent heart attacks by identifying plaque signatures.
By Susan Scutti | Tue, 06/25/2013 - 20:25
To balance your diet and maintain your health, know what information food nutrition labels both contain and omit.
By Susan Scutti | Mon, 06/10/2013 - 16:52
As Father's day fast approaches, why not give what means most? Discuss with your dad the health screenings that keep him safe and well.
By Matthew Mientka | Thu, 05/23/2013 - 06:31
A new study shows that girls and obese kids between the ages of 9 to 18 are more likely to count calories while dining on fast food fare.
By Evan Winchester | Wed, 05/22/2013 - 18:39
Statins, the most commonly prescribed type of drug in the world, may block the benefits of exercise, a new study finds.
By Christie Rizk | Tue, 05/21/2013 - 12:27
A new study funded by the National Confectioners Association claims frequent candy consumption isn't linked to obesity or heart problems.
By Anthony Rivas | Wed, 05/15/2013 - 21:50
Inhaling auto emissions can cause trigger changes in the protective qualities of good cholesterol. A new study finds that these changes can make it even worse than the bad cholesterol.