For some kinds of blood tests, the patient may be required to fast beforehand. In this article, learn about fasting for blood tests.
A study using data from more than 77,000 participants looks at the links between long-term vitamin B supplementation and lung cancer risk.
What is microcytic anemia and what are the symptoms of microcytic anemia? Learn about the causes, treatment and how to prevent anemia in babies.
Lack of sleep immediately prior to surgery may worsen postoperative pain, but caffeine may help to offset this effect, according to a new study in rats.
Long-term plant-based diets lower total cholesterol, suggests a new review and meta-analysis of observational studies and clinical trials.
A new study shows that a class of chemical compounds produced by gut bacteria and found in broccoli combats aging and considerably extends 'healthspan.'
Most of us discard avocado seeds without a second thought, but a new study finds that the husk of these seeds may hold a treasure trove of health benefits.
Researchers reveal that supplementation with the fish oil compound DHA prevented seizures in mice by raising levels of the hormone estrogen in the brain.
A study by researchers at King's College London has found that children who skip breakfast regularly may not be consuming the daily amounts of key nutrients for growth and development that are...
Foods with high energy density, such as processed foods, are linked to a higher risk of obesity-related cancers in older women, regardless of body weight.
Eating late at night may trigger a shift in our skin's circadian clock, making us more susceptible to skin damage caused by sun exposure.
Plant-based eating patterns continue to soar in popularity and a group of nutrition researchers outline the science behind this sustainable trend in a review paper, entitled "Cardiometabolic benefits...
Being both obese and healthy might be a myth, researchers say, pointing out that all overweight people are at an increased risk of coronary heart disease.
Eczema is one of the most common skin conditions in the United States, and research into treatment is ongoing. Learn about using probiotics to treat eczema
Heavy drinking can increase the risk of all-cause death, but moderate alcohol consumption could have 'protective health effects,' study suggests.
A protein found in the edible mushroom commonly known as "shaggy ink cap" has the potential to kill leukemia T cells, a new study suggests.
Iron poisoning is a medical emergency and can be especially dangerous in children. What causes it, what are the symptoms, and how is it treated?
Vitamin B-3 supplements could prevent miscarriages and congenital malformations in newborns by correcting a harmful deficiency, a landmark study suggests.
A case-control study of 1,510 women found that the risk of endometrial cancer was 22 percent higher in those with higher levels of cadmium.
In this article, learn about six foods that may contribute to diarrhea and how to tell if diarrhea is due to food. What treatments are recommended?