Study: For some, high cholesterol is low concern

Puzzling discovery suggests that certain people may carry traits that protect against the bad effects of high cholesterol in later years.

Neck hazards: Football, cycling, lifting

Proper gear is essential to mitigate harm, but you should always know your athletic abilities and avoid placing yourself at unnecessary risk, doctors say.

Patient Story

A prescription for gratitude

Less than a year after surgery to fix a rare brain abnormality, pharmacist Elena Beaman is reclaiming normalcy.

Doctors relax diabetes goals

New guidelines add some slack to long-term blood sugar targets—but diabetes is still a widespread problem in the U.S.

Study: E-cig vapors laden with toxic metals

Coils that heat the liquid nitrogen may contaminate the resulting vapor with lead, chromium, manganese and nickel.

Doctors: Don’t fear breast radiation therapy

Most women who undergo this type of cancer treatment agree that greater knowledge makes it less scary.

Battle explosions may cause memory problems

War veterans who have been close to bomb blasts score lower on memory tests and overall cognitive performance.

Tree rings for humans?

Researchers suspect certain oxidative markers in a person's urine reveal the body's biological age.

Study: Truckers at greater risk of ALS

Exposure to diesel fumes may increase a worker's odds of developing the neurodegenerative condition.

Patient Story

‘The best word ever’

She's a survivor: Lily-Mae Morrison, the “Tiny Dancer” from Ireland, completes a clinical trial.

When diabetes strikes earlier, it’s deadlier

Type 2 in young people can lead to a more aggressive disease with more complications.

Tears may reveal Parkinson’s proteins

This new biological marker could be useful in diagnosing or treating the disease much earlier.