Vitamin D doesn't prevent disease for most, study says

Vitamin D supplements do not help prevent disease for the majority of people, according to a new study published Wednesday in the British Medical Journal.

Selena Gomez returns to powerful spotlight

Selena Gomez has been off the scene for a while, but she came back Sunday night to share her heart.

Obamacare: What should stay, and what should go?

Calling it "a fraud," "horrible" and "a disaster," President-elect Donald Trump said that rolling back Obamacare and replacing it with a "much less expensive" alternative is top priority for his administration.

Shoppers guide to avoiding toxic chemicals

As you're poring over the holiday ads from major retailers to make your wish list, environmental activists want you to consider more than price when you shop.

Yo-yo dieting dangerous for women's hearts, study says

Yo-yo dieting may increase the risk for coronary heart disease and sudden cardiac death in post-menopausal women, according to a study presented to the American Heart Association on Tuesday.

High-protein diet linked to heart failure in older women

Women older than 50 who eat high-protein diets could have a greater risk of heart failure, especially if a lot of their protein comes from meat, according to a new study presented at the annual scientific conference of the American ...

FDA spotlights unapproved use of drugs, medical devices

Many rules regulate the way pharmaceutical companies tell you, doctors and insurance companies about their products.

Physical activity, weight control urged during Diabetes Awareness Month

Only 25 percent of diabetics know their status and 37 percent of Maryland adults are pre-diabetic

Exercise: It's what the doctor ordered

On Friday, Weill Cornell Medical College offered a seminar to its second-year medical students, one that's been offered only once before.

Instead of detention, these students get meditation

Into a room of pillows and lavender, an elementary school student walks, enraged.

What is Parkinson's disease?

Parkinson's disease is a "progressive disorder of the nervous system," according to the Mayo Clinic, that primarily affects a patient's movement. It often starts with a small tremor in the hand or muscle stiffness and gets worse over time. There ...

Breast cancer survivor striving to help others

DaVeeda White is an entrepreneur who says she is strengthened by transforming her personal health challenges into a viable service that allows others to see obtainable possibilities.

Health Insurance Open Enrollment Campaign launched in Baltimore Region

Three-month effort to enroll residents of Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Anne Arundel County in health insurance

How do you eat Nutella? The FDA wants to know

The maker of the popular chocolate-hazelnut spread Nutella, loved by children and adults worldwide, wants a smaller serving size on its US jars to reflect how it says people use the product nowadays.

Cell phones and screens are keeping your kid awake

These days, teachers often face classrooms filled with yawning students who stayed up late snapping selfies or playing online games.