Is stress turning your hair gray? Your ancestors may have something to do with it, too. Scientists say they've found the first genetic variant associated with going gray.
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Shoppers are flocking to a Copenhagen supermarket hawking perfectly edible but unsalable food items at a steep discount to the general public. It's the country's latest effort to fight food waste.
An NPR poll finds that many people have a low opinion of the health care system, yet they like their doctors. The perception of quality of care varies according to income.
Three of the state's top cancer researchers discuss ongoing efforts to battle cancer -- and what the future may hold.
Health and environmental advocates say Americans need to cut back on meat. But are we listening? A new survey suggests we're shifting our diets ever so slightly.
No matter who's Democratic nominee, Colorado also has to decide on an initiative this year to create the state’s own single-player plan.
HIV rates in the U.S. have been dropping for about a decade. But African-American and Latino men who have sex with men still face a very high risk of becoming infected. Stigma is one big reason.
The brain usually relies on our senses to navigate. But researchers found that when people experienced virtual teleportation, their brains still managed to keep them on course.
Facilities for delivering babies are expensive to run and hard to staff. But when small rural hospitals close their birthing units, pregnant women must travel much farther for care.
U.S. health officials say they have confirmed the two women had Zika. And their only risk factor was having slept with male partners who had recently traveled to places with active virus transmission.
How do these buggers manage to find and feast on even the smallest cracks of exposed skin? Well to start, they're really good at sniffing out our B.O.
Author Sonia Shah says that urbanization and air travel put the global population at an increased risk for disease. "Zika is a great example of how new pathogens are emerging today," she says.
Health officials say the risk of cancer from some of the retailer's laminate floor products is three times higher than previously thought.
There's very little data on how having a mastectomy as same-day outpatient surgery affects a woman's health. Laws in some states have restricted the use of so-called "drive by" mastectomies.