Health News

The Healing Power of Empathy
Empathy is a useful tool for improving care, according to a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal .
A Little One-on-One Time
Scientists find that individualized therapy is more beneficial for older adults suffering from insomnia, helping patients to overcome their symptoms for up to six months.
The Birds and the Bees...and Fungi
The Candida albicans fungus, which is the leading cause of infection in people with suppressed immune systems, spreads so easily due to its "promiscuous" nature.
Knees Hurt? Blame Your Feet
"Flat-footed" older adults may be more likely to experience chronic knee pain than their peers who have higher arches, according to a new study from Boston University School of Medicine.
Maybe Sharing Isn't Always a Good Idea
A new study has found that parents who share the responsibilities of caregiving for their young children may find themselves more at odds with one another than those couples in which the mother is the primary caregiver.
Get Along or Don't Get Better
Patients who are seen as 'difficult' by their doctors may experience worsening symptoms, according to a study that appears online in the Journal of General Internal Medicine .
The Kids Aren't Alright
Children of divorced parents may exhibit suicidal tendencies later on in life, according to a recent study by the University of Toronto in Canada.
FDA Warning: Breast Implants Linked to Rare Cancer
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced a possible association between saline and silicone gel-filled breast implants and anaplastic large cell lymphoma ( ALCL ), a very rare type of cancer.
Daily Helping of Poison
Of all of the chemical substances used in everyday products, only a small percentage are actually tested to verify whether or how toxic they are before reaching the market.
Tubby Toddlers and Portly Preschoolers
Two recent studies point toward causes for the expanding rates of obesity -- and related health problems such as type 2 diabetes and hypertension -- among children. Problems start earlier than you think.