Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are the most common types of genetic variation among people.
During hysterectomies for non-cancerous conditions, the choice to remove Fallopian tubes while keeping the ovaries may help protect against ovarian cancer and preserve hormonal levels.
When your biological age is older than your chronological age, the discrepancy between the two ages could be an early way to predict your cancer risk.
Soon, we will be able to get tailored diet advice based on our personal gut microbiome to help us with weight loss and more.
During pregnancy, fetal cells often take up residence in many areas of the mother's body, where they may benefit - or undermine - her health. Here's how.
Many pets - including dogs, cats, rodents, reptiles and amphibians - can transmit infectious diseases to people. Find out here what you can do to be safer.
Tanning beds promise a bronzed body year-round. Unfortunately, the they can also give you a whole lot more than you bargained for.
The tale of a uterus and her owner, and two subsequent hysterectomy surgeries, as told through tech - Facebook, texts and pictures.
The man behind Big Bird, Carroll Spinney, recently told one of the sweetest, most heart-wrenching tales you've probably ever heard.
It's not always easy to classify a tumor as malignant or benign, as in the case of a "smooth muscle tumor of uncertain malignant potential" - or STUMP.
The benefits of aromatherapy are real. Here are some of the healing properties and basic how-tos of using essential oil fragrances.
Researchers have shown that polyphenols in green tea and apples block a molecule that can trigger atherosclerosis and other health issues.
Researchers have identified a new therapeutic target in a particularly aggressive form of ovarian cancer, paving the way for a new treatment.
A 2007 survey found that just over six percent thought underwire bras can cause breast cancer. But is it true?
Non-invasive magnetic resonance guided focused ultrasound has been found to relieve pain and improve function for many bone cancer patients.
People affected by a common inherited form of autism - Fragile X - could be helped by a drug that is being tested as a treatment for cancer.
While calcium's connection to cancer is well-known, a study has, for the first time, shown how it can help with an early cancer diagnosis.
Good Morning America's Amy Robach got the shock of her life in when she was diagnosed as the one of 1-in-8 women in the US with breast cancer.
What are the symptoms of breast cancer - warning signs you should know? Who is most at risk, and how can you lower your chances of getting the disease?
If you're scheduled for a laparoscopic hysterectomy, be aware the FDA warns about the use of power morcellation, because it could spread cancerous tissue.
Studies suggested that red wine and foods with resveratrol might lower risk of some diseases. Then researchers looked again at resveratrol's health claims.
Radiation therapists treat cancer and other diseases in patients by administering radiation treatments.
Most pain goes away quickly. But when pain develops slowly or persists for months or years, it’s called chronic pain, and it can be tricky to treat.
A study shows that cycles of prolonged fasting not only protect against immune system damage, but also induce immune system regeneration.