Women Smoking

Although only about 8 percent of pregnant women in a new U.S. study reported smoking cigarettes, twice as many tested positive for high levels of a chemical that indicates nicotine exposure. “The findings of our study were very concerning because smoking during pregnancy...

Zika virus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is collecting semen samples from men who have been infected with Zika to learn more about the virus’ transmission patterns. In a statement to FoxNews.com, the CDC said the semen study began in mid-April, and as of Wednesday,...

Simpler Ovarian Cancer

Simplifying the way ovarian patients are tested is a “win-win” that saves both lives and money, a study shows. Testing their DNA should identify the most effective drugs and finds out if other family members are at risk. Fewer than a third of patients are currently...

cake

If you need more convincing that refined sugars are wreaking havoc on your health, then look no further than this newest study, which shows that cutting added sugar for just a few days dramatically improves health. The study, published in Obesity, followed 43 obese children with...

Zika

One of the leading critics of the World Health Organization says he was recently invited to sit on the U.N. health agency’s Zika emergency committee — only to have his invitation rescinded when he refused to sign a confidentiality clause. Last month, Canadian professor...

opioid

Doctors in states that track painkiller prescriptions were nearly one-third less likely to offer patients dangerously addicting opioids, a new study found. The launch of drug-monitoring programs in 24 states led to an immediate 30 percent drop in prescriptions for Schedule II opioids,...

Rare fungal disease

A rare, lifelong condition has left one 11-year-old boy in Nepal covered in dark, scale-like skin and unable to  walk, go to school or make friends. Fifteen days after he was born, Ramesh Darji’s skin began peeling off and the new skin grew back very thick, hardened and turned...

QUINOA

If there were a master food to chisel away at that extra padding around your midsection, we’d tell you about it. Unfortunately, weight loss—and changing your body, for that matter—isn’t that simple. What we can tell you: Foods rich in protein and healthy fats keep you fuller...

fruits and vegetables

You may have suspected by now that some foods you eat can have an effect on your asthma. Although there’s no special “asthma diet,” research has shown that some ingredients may make your asthma worse, while others may actually improve your symptoms. Plan your meals with these...

Heart attack

People may do a better job of following doctors’ orders to take statin drugs – prescribed to protect against cardiac problems – after they wind up hospitalized for a heart attack, a large study suggests. “Our theory is that the heart attack hospitalization...