Health in Bronx, NY

Using ear seeds is a common technique in Chinese Medicine often used to reduce food, cigarette and drug cravings.

Research and expert-backed tips to try if your extreme stress rises with the sun.

The term the World Health Organization uses to describe transgender people -- "gender incongruence" -- is being moved to the panel's sexual health chapter from its mental disorders chapter, the WHO's legislative body has voted.

The global spread of antibiotic resistance is undermining decades of progress in fighting bacterial infections. Due to the overuse of antibiotics in medicine and agriculture, we are on the cusp of returning to a pre-antibiotic era in which minor infections can once again become deadly. Therefore, countering the fall in antibiotic efficacy by improving the effectiveness of currently available antibiotics is a crucial goal.

Researchers with the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Emory University have found a link between high LDL cholesterol levels and early-onset Alzheimer's disease. The results could help doctors understand how the disease develops and what the possible causes are, including genetic variation.

A man in Canada "overdosed" on licorice by drinking too much licorice tea, which caused his blood pressure to soar to dangerous levels, according to a new report of the case.

Men should favour weight lifting and running over cycling in order to preserve their bones, scientists have said after a study suggested brittle bone disorders are more common than previously thought.

Opioid prescriptions remain high for adolescents and young adults in the US, with certain outpatient and emergency conditions frequently prompting the use of these medications. With a growing opioid epidemic, children, teens and young adults have not been spared.

What's better to eat for breakfast: pizza or cereal? Turns out, it's actually pizza.

The ACSM American Fitness Index celebrates healthy, active lifestyles and encourages city leaders to make local changes to promote these behaviors. Explore the

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by Jo Murphy A healthy sex life is pivotal to a healthy mind and body, and a nourishing sexual relationship enhances your ability to become a balanced human being, so says Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). What’s more, this relationship isn’t dictated in any way by gender, it’s simply a mutually beneficial exchange o

The Department of Neurology at Montefiore Medical Center offers comprehensive care for a wide range of neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and epilepsy.

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning people not to “kiss or snuggle” chickens after an outbreak of salmonella that has affected 52 people in dozens of states.

Spoiler: There’s nothing magical about the carbs, fat, sugar, or salt content that make it easier to pack on the pounds.

Unique People Services (UPS) Day Hab Program held an Art Show at their 112-21 Farmers Boulevard location, on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. The Art show was a cu

The DASH diet's mission is to fight high blood pressure. But a new study suggests that the eating plan may also significantly lower the risk of heart failure in people younger than 75.

For twenty-five years, I’ve had to work through anxiety, depression and all sorts of mental health stuff. What have I learned?

Acupuncture may be an effective complementary treatment for improving psychological and pain symptoms associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after a natural disaster, according to a new study by Italian researchers. Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) therapy that involves the insertion of needles into specific points in the body on the energetic meridians. For the study, the researchers looked at the effects of acupuncture…

Steering clear of folks who are coughing and sneezing is one way to prevent catching the flu. Avoiding e-cigarettes may be another, new research suggests.

If Colorado is any indication, the legalization of marijuana does not come without health hazards.

There's a severe nationwide shortage of Type O blood, and the American Red Cross has issued an urgent appeal for donations.

BROCCOLI, Brussel sprouts and cauliflower may all contain a cancer-busting compound, scientists say. The cruciferous veg all contain a chemical which can slow the growth of cancerous tumours. Scien…

Health, wellness and disease start in the places where we live, work, play, pray and age.

Around 15% of girls begin menstruation by age 7. The challenges of puberty can rock anybody, but being the first of your friends to go through it can be especially stressful. Good parenting helps.