Scientists in Australia report that a trial of probiotics mixed with peanuts lasting four years lead to a peanut tolerance.
Doctors know the two are connected, now they need to find out why.
To shave or not to shave?
In two dozen of the nation's largest cities, fentanyl is becoming a major part of the national opioid crisis.
Studies of infants at risk for autism have not yielded a test to predict who will eventually be diagnosed. But they have transformed our understanding of the condition.
It seems hard to imagine that, just a century ago, it was rare and expensive. But over the course of the 20th century, both chickens and the chicken industry exploded in size. Much of that growth can be attributed to antibiotics.
A large Indian study of 4,500 newborn babies found that the right microbes can prevent a life-threatening condition called sepsis.
You've probably had a leg cramp before. You probably haven't had one like this.
The Food and Drug Administration advised consumers and healthcare providers Friday to avoid all liquid products made by PharmaTech LLC of Davie, Florida, after finding dangerous Burkholderia cepacia bacteria in the water system used to manufacture its products.
Are health trackers imparting a permanent psycho-awareness of our bodies?
Fat, thin, over-eating, under-eating. Lindsay Hunter’s relationship with food, weight, and body image has been consistently complicated.
Why fans of HBO's "Insecure" are talking about the show's depictions of condom use.
A new study may finally lay the groundwork for a medical-grade psilocybin patients can take.
Sex workers in Mozambique are providing health support to those at the margins of society. They face political and financial challenges, but against the odds are helping thousands.
Even the best clinical genetic test, carried out in a medical lab under a doctor's supervision, isn't perfect — genes are important, but they don't seal your fate.
You don’t have to be afraid of your sponge, experts say, but it’s wise to take a few precautions in the kitchen, including discarding it when it starts to stink.
A genetic glitch has disabled members of at least six generations of the Deater family, leaving them with gnarled fingers, damaged feet, and explosive pains.
To create a good living replica of the human brain, your best hope may be to let "organoid" components assemble it for you.
From phone cases to vaginal pills, we know glitter can be harmful – so why do we love it so much?
Al Capone survived assassination attempts and gang wars. The thing that finally took the notorious gangster down? Unprotected sex.
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