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Incidence of overdose increases during holiday season

The holiday season is deemed one of the most joyous times of the year, filled with fun and laughter, but it also serves as a difficult period for some people.

How Oprah lost those 40 pounds

Oprah Winfrey revealed this week that she lost more than 40 pounds, and she did it using one of the most popular weight loss programs out there: Weight Watchers.

How much sugar is OK? Paper adds to debate

How many spoonfuls of sugar can you have in a day? The World Health Organization advises no more than about 6 teaspoons of added sugar -- less than a can of soda. The same recommendation was made for children in ...

Stay warm! Your life may depend on it

Baby, it's cold outside -- and many of us first feel the freezing temperatures of winter in our toes and fingertips before elsewhere in the body.

Eight Ways Trump Can Make Health Care Great Again

President-elect Donald Trump has promised to transform American healthcare.

Black AIDS Institute Honor Lee Daniels on World AIDS Day

The Black AIDS Institute’s Heroes in the Struggle Gala and Award Celebration honors, in a star-studded event and photographic tribute, individuals who, over the past year, have made a heroic contribution to the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Despite progress, colorectal cancer claims thousands of black lives

Few diseases cause as much pain and suffering as cancer. While survivors, activists, policymakers and healthcare professionals have been successful in raising awareness for some types of cancer, others are not as high profile.

Are you eligible for new Medicare benefits? Find out today.

Your health needs change from year to year. And, your health plan may change its benefits and costs each year too. That’s why it’s important to review your Medicare choices each fall. Compare your current plan to new options and ...

Eli Lilly's promising Alzheimer's drug fails in clinical trials

A large trial of a drug to treat dementia caused by Alzheimer's disease has ended in failure after people receiving the treatment showed no significant improvements to those taking a placebo.

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 ...