Using artificial sweeteners may set the stage for diabetes in some people by hampering the way their bodies handle sugar, suggests a preliminary study done mostly in mice.
Consumer Reports reviews over the counter medicine and explains the safest way to remove lice.
Some cut themselves. Others slam their heads against walls or desks - so hard that one girl detached both retinas and a young man triggered a stroke. Another pulled out all his teeth.
An anti-addiction drug used to fight the nation's heroin and painkiller abuse epidemics poses a threat to young children who accidentally swallow relatives' prescriptions, a federal study says. Some children have died.
Ebola is thousands of miles away from Kenya's pristine Indian Ocean beaches, but the deadly disease appears to be discouraging tourism there and elsewhere in this vast continent.
Consumer Reports tasters explain what makes a cereal healthy and find healthy examples of cereal that taste good.
Consumer Reports medical experts explain the types of fish that are safer and what to avoid when it comes to mercury concerns.
If you got health coverage through President Barack Obama's law this year, you'll need a new form from your insurance exchange before you can file your tax return next spring.
Sorry, clean freaks. No matter how well you scrub your home, it's covered in bacteria from your own body.
Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens.
Ten or 12 times a year, Beatrice Adams' daughter would race her frail mother to the emergency room for high blood pressure or pain from a list of chronic illnesses.
For three of Rob and Paulette Montelone's five kids, spending the summer surfing is more than just a fun activity. It could also extend their lives.
Jim Niedelman and Alan Sillence got cold and wet to help raise money for a good cause.
Ending insurance discrimination against the sick was a central goal of the nation's health care overhaul, but leading patient groups say that promise is being undermined by new barriers from insurers.
Consumer Reports calls on the FDA to reconsider its approval of a new prescription painkiller.