June 27, 2012 An environmental group has issued its annual report on the nation's filthiest beaches, where a day in the water can mean skin rashes, stomach flu and respiratory problems. Who made the list?
June 26, 2012 Consensual sex among aging residents of nursing homes can be fraught. And when those older people are showing signs of dementia, family members sometimes stand in in the way of love.
June 25, 2012 For women born since 1933, lung cancer death rates in California have dropped by more than half. In Alabama, they have more than doubled.
June 24, 2012 This week, the Supreme Court is almost certain to issue its decision on the constitutionality of President Obama's health care law. The decision could have far-reaching implications for the legal landscape, the nation's health care system and even the Supreme Court's legacy.
June 18, 2012 Loneliness in older people can predict declines in health and an increased risk of death, a six-year-long study found. People over 60 who feel lonely had a 45 percent higher risk of death than those who weren't lonely.
June 12, 2012 The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force concluded in draft recommendations released Tuesday that taking vitamin D and 1,000 milligrams of calcium every day doesn't reduce the risk for bone fractures among postmenopausal women. So the group is taking steps to recommend that women refrain from taking the supplements for those purposes.
June 11, 2012 A freezer that went on the fritz damaged about one-third of the brains from autistic people being stored at a research depository near Boston. The malfunction, whose cause remains under investigation, could slow research into the disorder.
June 8, 2012 Your best bets? Carefully remove the tentacles and their stinging cells stuck in your skin. Then wash with hot water, or use saltwater if you're away from a bathroom or shower.
June 8, 2012 Earlier this week, we led a chat on Twitter with Dr. Robert Block, a pediatrician who is president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, about some tips for a healthier summer. He tackled questions ranging from how to pick a sunscreen to how to get kids to eat better.
June 2, 2012 The so-called paleo way of eating is moving into the doctor's office. But experts say no one can actually practice what some are calling "evolutionary medicine" because it's only a theory.
June 1, 2012 Participation is down in races to raise money for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure charity. Some Komen supporters remain skeptical about the group, even though a decision to cut funding for Planned Parenthood was reversed quickly.