Ratifying the results of last year’s popular vote, the California Supreme Court upheld a ban on same-gender marriages yesterday, sparking fierce debate between critics and supporters of the move.
Although emphasizing it is not a magic bullet, experts are using the Exercise is Medicine Month to focus attention on the benefits of physical activity for overall health.
President Obama has nominated Sonia Sotomayor, a current federal judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, to the U.S. Supreme Court to replace retiring Justice David Souter.
Pro-gun advocates have praised the law signed by President Obama last Friday that includes a clause which allows guns to be carried in national parks.
Diabetes therapy may be in for a breakthrough if a particular type of African tea turns out to be useful in the fight against the debilitating disease, scientists say.
After a short but intense campaign by some of its members, the Republican Party has abandoned its call for the Democratic Party to rename itself as the ‘Democrat Socialist Party.’
While sleeping pills may have side effects and cause addiction, proven natural methods have been shown to relieve symptoms of insomnia and restlessness.
With the medical community marking the Melanoma and Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month, one expert has talked about natural approaches to reducing the risk of recurrence of this deadly skin cancer.
As part of the commemoration of the 23rd anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear plant disaster, a conference on thyroid cancer was recently held at the U.N.
The Senate has confirmed Margaret Hamburg to lead the Food and Drug Administration, as the agency finds itself in a crisis on account of recent outbreaks of foodborne illness and drug recalls which prompted accusations of a lack of oversight.
According to a newly released report, dietary supplement sales in the U.S. increased in 2008, reaching an estimated $4.8 billion.
Despite the recent stock market rally and a better-than-expected job market report, the National Inflation Association (NIA) has continued to warn of the dangers of impending inflation.
In his quest to finance the upcoming healthcare reform, President Obama has said he will propose some $58 billion in new taxes on securities dealers, life insurance products and Americans with valuable estates.
As the allergy season continues, many sufferers will be reminded that sinus problems not only affect their quality of daily life, but they may also be difficult to treat. However, some practitioners have recommended natural therapies as a good alternative.
New research appears to suggest that children with vitamin D insufficiency may be at an increased risk of severe asthma attacks.
As the row over the extent of the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s knowledge of the use of waterboarding by the Bush administration continues unabated, congressional Democrats and President Obama have stepped in to say they "stand behind her."
Consumer Watchdog (CW), a non-profit and non-partisan consumer advocacy organization, has issued an appeal to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee to answer questions about how its plan to require all Americans to show proof of insurance or face tax penalties will provide affordable healthcare.
In a prelude to the 2010 census, the U.S. Census Bureau has released national population estimates that show America is becoming more diverse.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is facing increasing pressure to reveal the extent of her knowledge of the so-called enhanced interrogation techniques used by the former administration as evidence has come to light she may have been aware of their implementation.
There is evidence that both real and simulated acupuncture provides greater relief of back pain than usual treatment methods, according to new research.
New research indicates that enjoying the sunshine as we age could help reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has said she hopes healthcare reform legislation will be on the floor of the House before the August recess.
The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has dismissed a lawsuit against Glock, a weapons manufacturer, brought by the victims of a California gunman.