Fasting before taking a cholesterol test used to be standard practice. Now, some doctors recommend that people do not fast before taking the test. Here, learn more about when people should fast before a cholesterol test, how long to fast for, and what the test results mean.
Prostate cancer is common, so findings new ways to destroy it is very important. Now, researchers believe that they may have found a new drug target.
Stress can affect every aspect of our mental and physical health. A new study now shows just how exposure to stress can impact memory and brain volume.
China reported a new African swine fever outbreak in the province of Guizhou on Thursday.
Hard-of-hearing hospital patients who have trouble communicating with medical personnel are more likely to end up back in the hospital within 30 days, compared to patients who don't have trouble hearing, a U.S. study suggests.
(Reuters Health) - Late-career surgeons perform a large proportion of cataract operations, and they do it with an overall low rate of adverse events, a Canadian study suggests.
(Reuters Health) - Women of reproductive age should be screened for intimate partner violence by their doctors, and physicians should help those who screen positive to get ongoing support services, according to updated recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).
Amgen Inc, looking to boost use of its potent cholesterol drug Repatha, has cut the medication's U.S. list price by 60 percent to $5,850, the U.S. biotechnology company said on Wednesday.
Medical treatment will be more widely available to opioid abusers while mailing illicit drugs will be more difficult under a measure to fight drug addiction that was signed into law on Wednesday by U.S. President Donald Trump.
NMC Health said it has signed an agreement with Hassana Investment Company, the investment arm of the General Organization for Social Insurance (GoSI) of Saudi Arabia, to develop a pan Saudi Arabian network of world-class healthcare facilities.