Exposure in the womb to household chemicals known as phthalates might increase a child's future risk of developing asthma.
A simple urine test can routinely spot human papillomavirus (HPV).
For patients with prostate cancer, combination beam plus brachytherapy does not compromise long-term sexual function compared with external beam radiotherapy (EBRT).
Including women >70 years of age in national breast cancer screening programs won't lead to a sharp reduction in advanced forms of the disease.
Although magnesium sulfate is routinely given to pregnant women at risk for very preterm delivery, new research suggests it won't provide any long-term benefits for infants.
A combination drug therapy of long-acting beta agonists and inhaled corticosteroids appears to be the best treatment for older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), especially those with asthma.
Almost all the various treatment options for acute venous thromboembolism are equally safe and effective, according to a new study.
One in five American men admit to using violence against his spouse or partner, with potential missed opportunities to identify aggressive behavior and intervene in the primary care setting.
Efforts to increase transparency among doctors are underway with a website that includes physician profiles and a transparency manifesto.
Americans' average waist size continues to inch up, and women's waistlines are widening faster than men's.