It’s a fact of life that sometimes your doctor has to put an endoscope inside your body cavities to have a look around. At least Japan has developed a pill-sized model that’s self-propelled.
Army veteran Scott Weakley is a former marathon runner who returned from the second Iraq war barely able to climb two or three flights of stairs without feeling exhausted.
After discovering that search queries about flu could predict outbreaks effectively, Google's launched a similar tool to help health officials respond more quickly to outbreaks of dengue.
You may have already seen this coming. Doctors have provided evidence to back up many people’s suspicions: energy drinks are bad for you.
Open-air e-waste dismantling sites should be banned, say researchers, as new evidence shows they pollute the atmosphere and could have a significant effect on human health.
People who are hung over or suffer from migraines know that wearing tinted lenses not only makes you look cool, it helps ease the pain.
Scientists at Stanford University have developed an extraordinary wound dressing capable of greatly reducing scar tissue from incisions.
Are you working out alone? New research says that working out with a virtual partner will help you reach your fitness goals faster.
If you thought McDonald’s was the only food capable of giving you artery busting bad health, think again.
According to a recent study by Canadian researchers, playing video games actually makes people eat more food, even if they aren’t hungry.
Could too much Facebook, Twitter, TV, and texting be bad for your health? As the amount of outside stimuli from technology increases, scientists are concerned our brains could be at risk.
Shoppers, rejoice! Yes, regular shopping helps people live longer, at least according to a recent survery published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
An IBM team has advanced a new technology with the potential to revolutionize the way resistant bacterial infections are treated.
We've worried about what cellphones have done to the art of conversation; we've worried about whether they cause cancer of the brain. And now, it seems, we have a new concern: their effects on our bones.
Medical science tells us some foods in abundance are bad for us. But should there be a limit on how bad our food can be?
The signature color of your iconic Coke or Pepsi may be set to change, as a public interest group is calling for a ban on two caramel coloring agents used in the popular sodas. The Center for Science in the Public Interest, a non-profit organization insisting on the ban, believes the chemical agents could cause cancer.
People around the world thought a simple vaccination would save their children from the H1N1 virus. Parents in Finland are finding out that the shot that was supposed to save their children might actually be harming them instead.
It's a little on the bijou side - but a research team has created an energy-efficient dolls' house which can send alerts if its residents are ill.
Four hours' screen time a day more than doubles the risk of a heart attack, according to scientists at University College London.
The Lancet has revisited a 100-year-old editorial examining the biggest medical challenges of the day - and concluded that many still remain.