The Department of Health and Human Services will send home - or furlough - about half of its employees, or nearly 41,000 people, according to an HHS shutdown contingency plan released Friday.
In a study published earlier this month, researchers found that a concentrated dose of the over-the-counter painkiller taken by young, healthy men appears to be linked to infertility.
If you have a minor pull or sprain, follow these steps to avoid a long, drawn out recovery process.
Changes in the way teens spend their free time might partially explain a startling drop in teens' happiness after 2012 - and perhaps the decline in adults' happiness since 2000 as well.
There appears to be an emerging trend of banning "best friends" among European schools and some American school, but is this really possible? Here's how parents can help their child understand friendships as they get older.
Pixie had always been house trained, with not a single accident. So his behavior was all the more unusual, when he was noted dribbling urine while walking past his family in the living room one evening.
Authors suggest more research on the impact of ADHD medications on pregnancies may be needed, though they did not look at why so much is being prescribed.
We recently spoke with Howard M. Nathan, CEO of the Gift of Life Donor Program, the federally designated nonprofit organ and tissue transplant network for eastern Pa., S.J., and Delaware.
Classic triggers of heart burn are spicy foods, tomato-based products, greasy or fried foods, dairy, coffee and chocolate.
Are you the modern-day incarnation of landed gentry from 18th-century England? Or do you share the pale features of a 19th-century Norwegian lass, gazing wistfully from a balcony?
Even parents have been astonished to learn how much their children were processing, once they could type out their thoughts and feelings on tablets, phones and other devices.
Known as the "Tide pod challenge", teens are daring each other over social media to bite into detergent packets. Here are the health risks involved with this latest challenge.
When too many calories are cut, the body transitions into survival mode, breaking down muscle tissue for energy and slowing the metabolism to conserve energy.