U.K. scientists say arthroscopic surgery to remove bone spurs or bits of ragged tissue in sore shoulders offered no more pain relief than sham surgery in their randomized test.
The country’s top public health advocate says the cycle of opioid addiction won’t be stopped without more money from Congress and cooperation among federal, state and local officials.
Researchers looked at hospital visits in Sweden’s public health care system and checked them against dog registration records. They found dog owners had lower rates of heart disease.
When a child suffers a concussion, it’s very hard to tell if the brain injury will cause long-term problems. An experimental test that looks for bits of genetic material in spit might help.
New guidelines have lowered the threshold for high blood pressure to 130/80, which makes it even more important to get an accurate reading. Here’s how to increase the odds of getting it right.
Lots of families fight over politics at the holiday table. But decisions about which foods to put on the table can also whip up stress and squabbles.
You don’t have to be in the military to have experiences that could lead to post-traumatic stress disorder, a doctor says.
Distracted driving is a growing problem, accounting for at least 12 percent of road crashes worldwide. Phones don’t help. But personality and gender may play a role, too, researchers say.
When designer Mileha Soneji’s uncle got Parkinson’s, his quality of life deteriorated rapidly. Mileha couldn’t cure her uncle’s disease, so she designed simple ways to improve his everyday life.
In many countries, uneven and unpaved roads make it hard to get around in a standard wheelchair. MIT engineer Amos Winter describes his design for an affordable, lever-powered, all-terrain wheelchair.