A gene that's been known for two decades as the largest inheritable risk for developing Alzheimer's disease mostly affects the brains of...
The Stanford research provides some of the first proof that detailed genetic profiling could be used to predict an individual's chances of developing a disease.
Scientists have found evidence that liquor triggers the release of pleasure-inducing endorphins in the brain.
The flu season hasn't kicked in yet, but infectious disease experts are on the alert for new strains.
Smoking a joint from time to time won't damage the lungs, even after years of drug use, according to a new study, which disproves one...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has told a Bay Area man to stop giving away his sperm — or face a $100,000 fine or...
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is undergoing its fifth major revision in the more than 60 years.
Stapling is widely debated among experts.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder, which affects roughly 3 million Americans, is much more widely understood than it was even a decade ago.
If an average adult walked 6 1/2 hours a month he could add three years to his life, according to a new study.