The fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association's manual of mental disorders is out. But critics say the latest revision of the diagnostic bible in nearly 20 years turns many common life conditions into mental illness. Full story
"Arrested Development" returns later this month with a quirky cast of characters including psychotherapist-turned-actor Tobias Funke, a Never Nude who hates to be naked. And, it turns out, he's not alone. There's a real-life condition called gymnophobia, a crippling fear of nudity.
Thousands of people with serious medical problems are in danger of losing coverage under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul because of cost overruns, state officials say.
An unusual medical brawl erupted on Tuesday when the influential Institute of Medicine issued a report questioning the basis of years of advice for Americans to cut their salt intake in half.
Angelina Jolie says she has undergone a double mastectomy, after being told that she had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer, along with a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer.
Georgia Cullen was born four months early and developed a potentially deadly condition called necrotizing enterocolitis. Now doctors think they found a way to prevent it - in breast milk.
Past research has indicated that women, as a group, are drawn to larger male members. But those results have been disputed as sexist, or scientifically flawed, or both. New research aims to settle the question of whether size matters.
Officials in West Hollywood, Calif., are warning members of the public to protect themselves against meningococcal infection after a 33-year-old man died.
Robert Ward can't work full time and his constant fatigue makes running a distant memory. The Desert Storm veteran hopes a brain imaging study he took part in will start to shed light on why he and thousands of other Gulf War vets suffer such strange symptoms.
Walking really is just as good for you as running – but only if you compare it in terms of calories burned and not merely on time spent, researchers reported on Thursday.
A combination of two immunotherapy drugs used against highly advanced melanoma caused tumors to dramatically shrink or disappear, a new study shows. The research is part of an advance in harnessing the body's immune system to kill cancer cells.