In 2016, drug overdoses killed 64,000 Americans. That's more than the yearly death toll from breast cancer. And, more than all of the American casualties during the Vietnam war. Experts say most of the increase in overdose deaths is due to opioid addiction. Learn about one family battling to keep their son alive.
One survey found that eight out of ten Americans have experienced some type of foot problem. From ingrown toenails to chronic pain, foot issues can make everyday activities difficult. Next, we learn ways to put your best foot forward.
As many as 30-percent of men and 40-percent of women in the U.S. live with symptoms of an overactive bladder. The often embarrassing condition can cause a sudden urge to urinate. It can interfere with your work life, your social life and especially your sleep. But there are some natural ways to lessen the symptoms.
For 30 million people, that nagging pain in their knee or neck or shoulder is osteoarthritis. And the pain can be disabling. We spend billions every year on over-the-counter and prescription meds. But a Florida researcher thinks she has another, drug-free option.
Finding the fountain of youth. That elusive journey has escaped the efforts of men and women for centuries. But a California-based high tech company says it may have succeeded where so many others have failed.
Every 66 seconds someone in the United States is diagnosed with the most common type of dementia: Alzheimer's disease. It also kills more people than breast and prostate cancers combined. But a Florida scientist says a third of dementia cases can actually be prevented!
COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, affects 30 million people in the United States, and smoking is the leading cause. Now, a new therapy program is designed to improve the lives and lungs of people with COPD.
What's the deadliest creature on earth? Do sharks, crocodiles or snakes come to mind? Well, deaths from those creatures pale in comparison to mosquitos. Globally, mosquitos kill more than 700,000 people a year. Researchers are now testing a vaccine that will protect people against one of those mosquito-borne diseases, the Zika virus.