Chili peppers and migraines have traits in common, a fact scientists are exploiting to develop drugs capable of preventing the debilitating headaches painful symptoms before they attack.
Reducing surgical complications could cost hospitals money, according to a study that researchers say may help explain why the medical providers havent fully embraced quality improvement efforts.
That skin in the game, HealthyWage officials say, is significantly more of a motivator than the traditional incentives that employers offer with weight-loss programs.
The cost of caring for dementia patients has reached $109 billion annually, exceeding that for heart disease and cancer, and will double by the time the youngest Baby Boomers reach their 70s, according to a study.
Beth Taylor on how to quantify a return on investment for advisers and companies with wellness programs
40% of employers anticipate that their companys wellness budget will increase in the near future, a recent OptumHealth shows and many are finding quick, easy ways to incorporate healthy living into the work day.
Patti Walsh, a vice president of sales at UnitedHealth Group, discusses incentives and disincentives for wellness programs with one of their organization's recent initiatives as an example - back and ortho pain.
A rising number of injuries linked to robotic surgery has been reported to Massachusetts health officials, spurring the state to call for better oversight on training and more disclosure to patients on potential risks.
About 2% of American school children were diagnosed with autism disorders in 2011 and 2012, a 72 percent increase from the previous five years, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Caffeine levels should be reduced in energy drinks because of health risks, particularly to children, doctors wrote the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg called for legislation to make New York the first U.S. city to require stores to conceal tobacco products, a week after a court struck down his ban on the sale of large sugary beverages.
Older U.S. adults may get too many colonoscopies, costing Medicare an estimated $500 million a year and putting patients at an increased risk of side effects such as bleeding, researchers found.
People who suffer from insomnia may have an increased risk of heart failure, according to the largest study ever to investigate the link.
Agency principals and wellness directors share how their firms found success with a self-branded wellness program.
Americans say theyre filling up less on fast food and pizza, according to a U.S. survey.