Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are the most common types of genetic variation among people.
Diabetes during pregnancy is difficult enough - but now it appears that breastfeeding moms may have an increased risk of a low breastmilk supply.
Skin tags are little bits of extra skin some people have - and they're not only kind of ugly, but are annoying. Here are some basics of skin tag removal.
Some people have naturally won what the rest of us consider to be the genetic lottery: they're tall and they're thin.
Polycystic ovary syndrome -- commonly abbreviated to PCOS -- is a hormonal, genetic, metabolic and reproductive disorder that affects up to 10 percent of women. Not only is the cause of PCOS unknown, many wo...
Danish researchers are the first in the world to have used our genes to investigate the impact of coffee on the body.
Bell's palsy is a form of temporary facial paralysis that affects one side of the face. Find out more about it here.
Gut microbe levels linked to type 2 diabetes, and may be used as an important marker to determine the risk of obesity and Type II diabetes.
Research shows that people who increased the amount of coffee may reduce type 2 diabetes risk by 11 percent.
Diabetic patients who don't know proper injection techniques may be injecting insulin incorrectly, leading to poor glycemic control.
In one of the largest epigenome-wide association studies, scientists have identified an epigenetic mechanism that alter the risk of obesity-related disease.
There are several different procedures available to help you lose significant weight. Here's an overview of the main types of weight-loss surgery.
Your child's bedwetting may be a cause of concern to him or her - and to you - but it's actually a very common problem, often affecting kids up to age 7.
Improving the overall diet quality reduces risk of type 2 diabetes, independent of other lifestyle changes, according to a 2014 study.
Psoriasis affects more than 3 percent of the US population, so it makes sense to learn a little bit about this uncomfortable illness.
If you have a son or daughter who’s leaving the nest, you’re probably facing a big change in your child’s medical care - no more pediatrician appointments.
A genetic variant may children to a greater risk of developing metabolic syndrome when taking second-generation anti-psychotic medications.
We're not quite Iron Man, but metals are intricately entwined with our bodies.
Researchers explored what factors in the care of chronically ill children most contribute to the added strain.
Diabetes is a disorder of metabolism -- the way the body uses digested food for growth and energy. Find out more here.
Getting enough quality sleep at the right times can help protect your mental health, physical health, quality of life, and safety.
Research shows that a number of vital tasks carried out during sleep help people stay healthy and function at their best. Here are 10 sleep myths, and the truths behind them.
The hope is that Type 1 Diabetes may be prevented through simple dietary changes, the researchers say.
Researchers studying tiny, antennae-like structures called cilia have found a potential way to ease some of the physical damage of numerous genetic disorders.