Byline: By MARILYNN MARCHIONE

Firefighters who arrived early or spent more time at the World Trade Center site after the 9/11 attacks seem to have a modestly higher risk of...

Newer drugs are substantially improving the chances of survival for some people with hard-to-treat forms of lung, breast and prostate cancer...

A California company says its experimental blood test was able to detect many types of cancer at an early stage and gave very few false alarms in a...

If you want to save your brain, focus on keeping the rest of your body well with exercise and healthy habits rather than popping vitamin pills, new...

Scientists think they have achieved the first gene editing inside the body, altering DNA in adults to try to treat a disease, although it’s too...

A new report estimates that nearly half of all U.S. adults have some form of heart or blood vessel disease, a medical milestone that’s mostly due...

Chinese authorities appear to have confirmed a scientist’s unpublished claim that he helped make the world’s first gene-edited babies and that a...

China halts work by team on gene-edited babies

11/29/18

China’s government ordered a halt Thursday to work by a medical team that claimed to have helped make the world’s first gene-edited babies, as a...

Exercise guidelines changing

11/19/18

New U.S. guidelines on exercise advise starting sooner to get children active to avoid health problems later in life.Physical activity guidelines...

Big studies give mixed news on fish oil, vitamin D

11/10/18

Taking fish oil or vitamin D? Big studies give long-awaited answers on who does and does not benefit from these popular nutrients.Fish oil taken by...

Most women with the most common form of early-stage breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy without hurting their chances of beating the disease...

Government and other scientists are proposing a new way to define Alzheimer’s disease – basing it on biological signs, such as brain changes...

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