Report: Foster Care Children are Highly Overmedicated, Undersupervised

A new report suggests that too many children in foster care are unnecessarily taking psychotropic drugs, and many without adequate supervision.


Can Vitamin D Supplements Reduce Severe Asthma Attacks?

Evidence shows that vitamin D supplements may help reduce the risk of severe asthma attacks, in addition to reducing the need for steroid treatments.


Could Medical Marijuana Legalization Help America’s Opioid Problem?

A new study finds that states that have legalized marijuana may have a decline in the use of opioids amongst those under the age of 45.


Study: A Mediterranean Diet Beats Statins for People with Heart Disease

An observational study shows that eating a Mediterranean diet may help people with heart problems more than taking statin drugs.


Drink Alcohol? This Might Cut Your Risk of Alcohol-Related Early Death

A new study links exercise with a lower risk of dying early from alcohol-related cancer and other health problems. Cool, right?


How Yoga, Acupunture, and Tai Chi Show Promise in Relieving Pain

A new study gives patients and doctors scientific proof that yoga and other complementary health approaches are effective at treating pain.


Why Are Cancer Cases in Children on the Rise in the U.K.?

Researchers were shocked to find that the number of cancer diagnoses among children and young people in the U.K. had risen 40% in the past 16 years.


Most Top Retailers Sell Food Produced with Bee-Killing Pesticides

U.S. food retailers aren’t doing a good job of keeping up with Americans’ increasing demand for organic food and elimination of pesticides in crops.


Sharing a Room With an Infant can Help Guard Against SIDS

In new recommendations, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies share their parents’ bedroom for at least 6 months.


If You Want to Get Pregnant, Avoid Soda, New Study Says

A new study has found that soda, especially diet soft drinks containing artificial sweeteners, decrease fertility in women.


Security Experts: St. Jude Heart Devices can be Hacked

Just 2 months after a short-selling firm warned that St. Jude cardiac devices could be hacked and weaponized, security experts have confirmed that claim.


What the Top 10 Foods on Twitter Say About America’s Health and Habits

Researchers studied mentions of food on Twitter to discover Americans’ relationship with food. Here are the top 10 food and beverage tweets, in order.


Toxic Shock Syndrome Doesn’t Just Arise from Tampon Use

Doctors say that only about 50 percent of toxic shock syndrome cases actually arise from the use of tampons, with the other half coming from various other sources.


This Medical Test Used by Moms may be Linked to Autism Symptoms in Children

Children with autism are more likely to have severe symptoms if their mothers had an ultrasound during their 1st trimester of pregnancy.


Do Overweight People Live Longer than Others with This Type of Cancer?

A new study suggests that people who have kidney cancer who are obese or overweight may survive longer than slimmer people.


New Discovery Could Help Humans Win the War on Superbugs

Scientists want to find solutions to the growing problem of antibiotic-resistant superbugs. The latest weapon in their arsenal is Tasmanian devil milk.


If You See Teal Pumpkins This Halloween, This is What it Means

If you see a teal pumpkin in front of a house this Halloween, it means that house is handing out non-food goodies to trick-or-treaters.