Chronic cough? New drug could bring relief

Patients with persistent, inexplicable respiratory problems often struggle to find suitable treatment.

Loss of spouse could trigger brain decline

People who already show signs of Alzheimer's are at heightened risk.

Save your skin with 7 easy steps

Beat the double-whammy of winter once and for all.

Could endurance sports re-shape aorta?

A lifetime of high-demand exercises might enlarge this heart structure—but it's unclear if this is beneficial or harmful.

COVID-19 and traveling

Learn what precautions to take as you seek to stay healthy and well while away from home.

Medicine for a broken heart?

Low-dose aspirin and a blood pressure drug could help combat adverse effects of bereavement.

Could promiscuity up cancer risk?

Having more sexual partners could increase your exposure to problematic viruses.

Tips to stay active all winter

Dust off your running shoes and don your jacket—a little physicality is the best way to ward off midwinter miseries.

Vaping could re-shape DNA

Chemical changes seen in cancer patients are also found in people who vape or smoke.

10 things you never knew about folic acid

Although it’s not the fountain of youth or a magic elixir, this B vitamin has surprising ties to disease, aging and mental state.

Chest radiation can tax the heart

During therapy and long afterward, a commitment to physical activity could be the best way to improve quality of life.

Kicking the habit? Don’t go it alone

Your odds of quitting for good will improve if you lean on therapies and others for help.

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