Antibiotics have been used so widely and for so long that the infectious organisms they're designed to kill have adapted, making them less effective.
A lack of money can be painful in many ways. But new research shows that for many people, things physically hurt more when you're financially insecure.
It's not just the flu virus that's causing problems - there are also many flu vaccine myths that are keeping people from doing more to prevent influenza.
Doctor visits can be intimidating. So what's the best way to communicate with your healthcare provider, so you get the health care you need?
Over-prescription of antibiotics is a major factor driving one of the biggest public health concerns today: antibiotic resistance.
A 2015 study has reconfirmed: Birth control pills cause a small but significant increase in the risk of the most common type of stroke.
Vaccines delivered using microneedles can protect people against infection even better than the standard needle-delivered vaccine.
Scientists are only now coming to understand how penicillin deals bacteria a devastating blow – work that may lead to new antibiotics.
Some antidepressants known as SSRIs taken during early pregnancy may be associated with an increased risk of birth defects, says a new medical study.
Bugs do more than just bug people - insect stings cause as many as 100 deaths each year. Here's how to avoid and treat insect bites & stings.
Many people don't realize that marijuana - like other pollen-bearing plants - can cause allergies, including hay fever.
Melatonin could provide more and better quality sleep in a noisy and illuminated environment, compared to using an eye mask and earplugs.
Two new drug compounds appear to be effective in treating endometriosis, a disorder that, like MS, is driven by estrogen and inflammation.
It's almost impossible to imagine antibiotics soon could no longer work. Unfortunately, the threat of antibiotic resistance is very real.
Pain can make it difficult to get a good rest while recovering after certain kinds of surgery, often resulting in longer hospital stays.
While improvements have made total knee replacements highly effective, pain control after surgery remains a common side effect.
Researchers have identified bacterial genes that help urinary tract infections spread, providing a potential new target for treating UTIs.
Children in emergency departments can safely be treated for pain from limb injuries using intranasal ketamine - which means no extra needles are needed.
Anesthesia, long considered a blessing to patients and surgeons, has been a mystery for much of its 160-plus-year history in the operating room.
Although morphine provides effective pain relief for children with bone fractures, the drug of choice is ibuprofen for broken bones.
New pediatric knee surgery anesthesia shows that it leads to less opiate use and allows some patients to go home within hours of surgery.
Within 40 minutes after a single infusion of a medication, treatment-resistant depressed bipolar disorder patients experienced a reversal of a key symptom.