There's been a stark rise in autoimmune disorders over the past 50 years, from type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis to celiac disease and asthma. What is autoimmune disorder? The first step toward a cure is understanding and controlling the causes.
MS expert — and patient — Terry Wahls, MD, on what the recent discovery means for those with the neurodegenerative disease.
Common signals you shouldn't ignore.
Doctors across the country are prescribing fruits and vegetables to their overweight and obese patients. But the health benefits extend beyond weight loss.
The American Medical Association's "disease" label appears to boost feelings of self-acceptance among obese people — but it may also undermine weight-loss efforts, a recent study suggests.
Brominated vegetable oil, commonly used in sports drinks and sodas, has been banned in several countries because it’s both a flame retardant and a potential hormone disrupter.
The studies, which looked at data on more than one million people, confirmed previously reported evidence of the risks associated with vitamin D deficiency.
Air pollution is now considered the world’s largest environmental health risk, taking the blame for an estimated seven million premature deaths in 2012, the World Health Organization said.
New research on mice provides clues to how excess body fat harms the human brain — and how exercise may help.
The obesity rate among 2- to 5-year-olds has dropped, according to a federal report — but among older kids, a high obesity rate is holding steady.