While coronavirus is certainly worrisome, there’s another major health threat that seems to be getting lost in the fray: the flu, which as already killed 10,000 people in the U.S.
Misinformation and fear about the novel coronavirus — which was declared a global health emergency on Thursday — have been spreading almost as quickly as the virus itself. Here's what you need to know.
The FDA fired off a warning letter to Purell's parent company, Gojo Industries, over their marketing claims that the hand sanitizer could kill viruses such as the flu and Ebola.
It’s no surprise that heavy drinking comes with health consequences, but women in particular are more prone to serious complications from alcohol.
This year’s flu season may end up being one of the worst the U.S. has seen in years, with at least 6.4 million Americans coming down with the flu so far.
The month in which you’re born may influence your future heart disease risk, according to a new study published in the British Medical Journal.
Teachers at an Idaho elementary school tried a hygiene science experiment that they hoped would encourage kids to wash their hands and spread fewer germs.
A new study finds that mutual, light flirting among co-workers, who respect and trust each other, can help reduce stress at work.
A new study, looking at whether people had found or were searching for meaning in their lives, revealed that meaningfulness peaks at a certain age.
A new study finds that drinking coffee is associated with a lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. Here's what you need to know.
This year’s flu season has already led to as many as 2,400 deaths — including six children, according to estimates by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A new study finds that oral contraceptives appear to change an important part of the brain, but experts say the results aren't "game-changing."
Women who use permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners may be at an increased risk of breast cancer — particularly black women.
Doctors at Duke University Hospital performed the first heart transplant of its kind, called donation after circulatory death (DCD), on a military veteran.
The wellness trend of “perineum sunning” is all about letting in a little light where the sun literally doesn’t shine. Here's why you shouldn't.
Before you start preparing Thanksgiving dinner, here are the food recalls happening in the U.S. that you need to be aware of.
Dogs (and cats) have bacteria in their mouths that, in rare cases, can cause a serious, and even fatal, infection in humans.
You actually can fly with a turkey and even some side dishes in your carry-on, according to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
With so many delicious dishes within reach over the festive season, it’s hard not to get carried away by filling your plate — and your belly — to capacity.
The rates of three STDs — gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis — have reached an all-time high in the U.S., according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
With so many delicious dishes within reach on Thanksgiving, it’s hard not to get carried away by filling your plate — and your belly — to capacity.
The popular weight-loss trend of intermittent fasting has continued to gain steam, with celebrities extolling its virtues. Here's what you need to know about it.