Prostate cancer, one of the deadliest forms of cancer for men in the United States and worldwide, is on the decline, according to new research.
A new study says adults with lower-extremity joint symptoms who get at least one hour of moderate to vigorous exercise every week are more likely to be free of disability after four years than those who do not meet this exercise goal.
Marijuana — still illegal under federal law — is now fully legal in 10 states and Washington, D.C. Some cities have stopped prosecuting people for possession of marijuana in small amounts.
Those who like their tea piping hot are increasing their risk for esophageal cancer and a new study has pinpointed the actual temperature at which the risk increases.
Raise your hand if you try to repair your exhausted body by sleeping in on weekends. A new study says that habit may not be such a good idea for your waistline — or your health.
A new study finds that being overweight can cause depression, even when no other health problems exist. The effect is stronger in women than in men.
There’s a 27-year difference in life expectancy among people living in different parts of the D.C. area, according to a study evaluating census data. Here’s what the study found.
When your student comes home for the holiday, you may want to ask them about the stressors of college life: classes, significant others, funds, and the state of politics.
Cellphones and laptops can be distracting for students in classrooms, and new research also shows that using electronic devices can even lower students’ grades.
The Centers for Disease Control says that researchers are revisiting a highly cited study of suicide rates by occupation – including farmers – that was published in 2016, saying that problems with the data could have led to inaccurate findings.
When it comes to how well the region can handle unexpected situations, such as inclement weather or major traffic incidents, D.C. ranks as the worst of 40 major metro areas in the U.S.
If there’s one thing intuition can’t tell you, it’s just how intuitive you actually are, according to a new study.
A study on the health of cancer survivors from the 1970s to the 1990s finds that those treated later reported poorer health despite advances in treatment. Find out why.
Though they are designed to help deter teen pregnancies, school programs that involve the use of “baby simulators” may have the opposite effect, according to an Australian study.
Researchers say people who engage in excessive TV watching are far more likely to die from a blood clot in the lung, and the longer you sit, the higher the risk.
Recreating the District in video game form was no small task. Here's how the developers did it.