Colleagues of Dr. Kjell Lindgren say his medical skills are out of this world. And they're right—literally. Lindgren, board certified in emergency and aerospace medicine, was one of three astronauts who flew into space last week.
Pope Francis wasn't using it much. So the Vatican's helipad will be serving a new customer: Rome's pediatric hospital.
The age-old question of which is the superior sex has a new twist: For landscapers who want to help allergy and asthma sufferers, the female definitely rules.
The stench of rotten fish or sour milk would make most people immediately recoil, but those odors resulted in more “vigorous sniffs” among children with autism, a study has found.
Community Regional Medical Center is on a streak. Since June 11, doctors at the Fresno, Calif., hospital have delivered five sets of triplets.
Some sunbathers are searching for more than a golden glow in a new social media trend that's baffling dermatologists, cancer experts and other clinicians.
The power of placebos is well-known. But placebos are now being tested as an actual treatment for a very real disorder—the crushing fatigue that often follows cancer treatment, even years later. And the participants will know they're taking placebos.
The crossfire in the feud between the UPMC health system and insurer Highmark has hit another party—hometown newspaper the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Should you sit or stand at your desk? Use a standing desk or treadmill desk? Outliers gets a bit bewildered by all the advice flowing from studies and health experts on the physical benefits of getting up out of that office chair.
Anyone who's ever had to perform acrobatic contortions to squeeze into stylish skinny jeans may want to loosen up. As one woman Down Under learned the hard way, prolonged periods of “external compression” can result in unintended muscular and neurological consequences.
America has the individual mandate for health insurance and requires hospitals to offer emergency treatment. But Argentina's largest province, Buenos Aires, has the clown mandate: Public hospitals are now required to hire specially trained clowns to help treat child patients.
As the Cleveland Cavaliers fight to take home their first NBA championship, they have a new cohort of tiny fans cheering them on. Tiny, tiny fans.