Health

New Study Says Your Birth Month Could Help Predict Disease

The study says there are at least 55 diseases that are significantly dependent on birth month.

 | Jamal Andress

New York's Latest Food Battle: Salt

The New York City health department is expected to propose that restaurants label high sodium dishes on menus.

 | Christine Slusser

Criminalized Abortion: Ireland's Conservative Side

After Ireland legalized same-sex marriage in May, a new Amnesty International report said the country treats women seeking abortions like "criminals."

 | Sebastian Martinez

A Stroke Could Age Survivors' Brains By 8 Years Overnight

A University of Michigan study says surviving a stroke ages the brain an average of eight years overnight, though that finding varies among research.

 | Ryan Biek

High Heels May Be A Danger To Your Health

Researchers from the University of Alabama found between 2002 and 2012, emergency rooms had treated 123,355 high-heel-related injuries.

 | Mikah Sargent

Networks Of Kidney Donors Connect Strangers, Bypass Waitlist

A new trend in kidney donations involves a series of connected strangers and is helping more people get off the massive transplant waiting list.

 | Matt Patston

Quick Response And Low Infectivity Could Avert MERS Epidemic

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome has infected 50 people in an outbreak in South Korea, but officials are confident it won’t become a runaway problem.

 | Evan Thomas

MERS Outbreak In South Korea Largest Outside Of Saudi Arabia

After more than 1,300 quarantines and 30 cases, a MERS outbreak in South Korea has become the largest ever to occur outside of Saudi Arabia.

 | Jake Godin

Would You Eat A 1,300-Calorie Omelette?

The Center for Science in the Public Interest has dished out its "Xtreme Eating 2015" awards, and they aren't pretty ... or healthy.

 | Christine Slusser

Native American Roots Can Mean Lower Breast Cancer Risk

New research suggests Latinas with Native American roots inherit a genetic variant that can help protect against breast cancer.

 | Rosie Newberry

FDA Clears Robotic Legs That Help Paraplegics Walk

The agency approved ReWalk, a battery-powered exoskeleton that can sit, stand or walk, for sale to the general public.

 | Ben Lawson

Dogs Could Detect Prostate Cancer With 98 Percent Accuracy

A new study says dogs detected prostate cancer about four times more accurately than traditional tests.

 | Danny Matteson

Red Wine, Chocolate For Health Benefits? New Study Says No

A new study says the antioxidant found in red wine and dark chocolate doesn't provide the health benefits doctors thought it did.

 | Briana Koeneman

FDA Approves Heroin Overdose Antidote For Bystanders To Use

Evzio is the first naloxone kit that can be used by family members and caregivers of heroin addicts to potentially save them from an overdose.

 | Laura Heck

Poor Sleep Leads To Widespread Pain In Elderly: Study

The British study found a link between non-restorative sleep and widespread pain in people older than 50.

 | Amy Kluber

Sam Berns, Teen With Rapid Aging Disease, Dies At 17

Berns suffered from progeria, a disease that causes accelerated, premature aging. He had plenty of fans who loved him for his positive outlook.

 | Christina Hartman and Amy Kluber

Calorie Counts Coming To Vending Machines Across U.S.

As part of Obamacare, the new rule will let you know just exactly how bad that candy bar or bag of chips actually is for you.

 | Danny Matteson