The gladiators' legs were tucked inside their machines. On their hands, they placed a foam-like wrap, followed by gloves and duct tape, sticky side up. It was time to do battle.

More than a third of American adults can't swim the length of a 25-yard pool, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

When Robert Whitaker's book, which questioned the extensive and long-term use of medications in psychiatry, was published in 2010, doctors treated him like a "heretic," he said.

I'm not tooo excited to be with my granddaughter and soon-to-be-born grandson this Easter. So of course we need to know about eggs. Here's an update:

A new study confirmed what billions of people know: Rice goes a long way in a healthy diet.

In studies relevant to the gridiron and other kinds of battlefields, researchers hope to use a new test based on eye movements to bring increased accuracy to the diagnosis of concussions.

Mayo Clinic likes to say that its team-based, patient-centric approach to medical care increases value. On April 9, it released the latest evidence - research showing that a novel technique improves outcomes for women with breast cancer, the nation's No. 2 cause of death for women, after lung cancer.

Worship requires neither proper place nor proper clothing. For believers, the same could be said of God's grace.

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - A wedding cake costs about 14,400 aluminum cans.

Just because you're ready for spring doesn't mean your skin is.

I'm gazing at a perfectly sweet picture of my granddaughter. All smiles. Face fresh and glowing like a spring flower. Bet she has long telomeres.

Dr. Robert Lustig's YouTube lectures about the dangers of sugar have raised a few eyebrows in recent years and even drawn some criticism.

On-again, off-again stomach pain had bothered home remodeler Jerome Holiday for more than a year, but in January, it worsened to the point of slowing him down.

As an English instructor, Christopher Bolin has long been intrigued by the communications gap between doctors and patients.

LOS ANGELES - Hers is the Cinderella story of the fitness world.

John Nides and his wife had buckled up for the trip home from New York on March 31 when a passenger boarded Delta Flight 2921 who needed help from a flight attendant to navigate the walkway, according to Nides, and was garbling his words.

Carrie O'Connor thought she was a fairly healthy 35-year-old who went on daily jogs and ate well.

Amy Soergel's lip gloss was making her sick. The problem, she realized, was gluten - hydrologized wheat protein, to be exact. Then she went to the hairdresser who used a shampoo that made her neck burn. Again, it contained gluten.

A mosquito-borne disease that originated in Africa and elsewhere that has not been found yet in the United States is causing concerns among health officials, and now the University of Pittsburgh Center for Vaccine Research has joined a group of top virologists around the world to respond to the recent spread of the disease, caused by the chikungunya virus.

Every year it seems people grumble "this is the worst allergy season ever." But, the Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America says it's hard to determine year-to-year the severity of allergy season.

A fair amount of conversation about e-cigarettes has involved people using them in efforts to quit smoking. Researchers say the evidence for that has been "unconvincing," and they suggest that regulations should forbid such claims until there is supporting research.

If Freida Downey, aka the Caped Condom Crusader, had a super power, it would be super chatter.

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