People hoping to find an allergy-free haven may be out of luck. A new study has found that no region of the United States is allergy-free, but the kind of allergy people are likely to suffer from varies by region, race and socioeconomic status.
A new study suggests that many of the long-term benefits attributed to breast-feeding may be an effect not of breast-feeding or breast milk itself but of the general good health and prosperity of women who breast-feed.
Black and Hispanic children who go to an E.R. with stomach pain are less likely than white children to receive pain medication and more likely to spend long hours in the emergency room, a new study reports.
Many new techniques and medicines are either no more effective than the old ones, or worse, and many doctors persist in using practices that have been shown to be useless or harmful, a new analysis shows.
Up to 52 percent of grocery store chickens tested positive for bacteria that can cause food poisoning. But chickens bought at farmers’ markets were the most contaminated of all, according to a small study in Pennsylvania.
The use of aspirin significantly reduces the risk for cancer, but no one knows why. Now researchers have found that aspirin and similar drugs sow the accumulation a type of DNA change that lead to uncontrolled cell growth.
Concerns about vaccines and the neurological disorder Guillain-Barré syndrome arose after the swine flu epidemic of 1976, but a new analysis found no link between the illness and vaccines for flu or other disorders.