Hydrogen peroxide, the active ingredient in over-the-counter whitening strips, may be harmful to the layer under the enamel of teeth, according to research presented Tuesday at a scientific meeting.
As health care re-emerges as a potential leading issue heading into the upcoming 2020 presidential election, a new poll shows that, for many Americans, it’s also a financial issue.
A new device called the Optimizer Smart System can improve advanced stages of the disease by helping the heart squeeze more effectively.
Cardiologists have recently put out new guidelines recommending that a person’s risk of life-threatening bleeding should be factored into the decision whether to start taking aspirin to prevent a first-ever heart attack or stroke.
Anti-vaccination “fake news” being spread on social media is fueling a rise in measles cases and a decline in vaccination uptake, the head of England’s National Health Service has warned.
Scientists are racing to find novel alternatives to traditional antibiotics, a hunt that is uncovering unusual ways to counter infection, in unusual places.
The hearing is the latest volley in Washington’s battle against soaring drug prices, which has become a top priority for the Trump administration, as well as many Democratic and some Republican lawmakers.
President Donald Trump, Democrats trying to retire him in 2020, and congressional incumbents of both parties all say they want action. Democrats and Republicans are far apart on whether to empower Medicare to negotiate prices, but there’s enough overlap to allow for agreement in other areas.
The 1984 photo has stirred a national political furor and reopened the long history of bigotry in American medicine. The revelations about Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam gave many African-Americans a new reason to be distrustful of doctors.
On Monday, the Supreme Court hears arguments in a case brought by Cortez and more than 500 Fosamax users from 45 states trying to sue Merck for damages after experiencing atypical femoral fractures, which they allege were caused by the drug.
A specific lot of Children’s Advil Suspension Bubble Gum is being voluntarily recalled over a mislabeling that could lead to overdoses.
Whether it’s a pulled muscle you’re nursing or a chronic disease you’re fighting, a treatment from the doctor’s office will only help so much.
In a new book, a doctor illustrates how the medical system can be improved with a more-thoughtful approach to treatment — one of attention, kindness and “above all, responsibility.”
The study suggested that less-than-optimal labeling and packaging are some of the key contributors to pediatric dosing errors.
A local chief of cardiology offers assurances on blood pressure advice, saying there is no “one size fits all” solution. There are a few different guidelines.
Recreating the District in video game form was no small task. Here's how the developers did it.