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FDA is proposing these new rules on vaping

The US Food and Drug Administration has proposed new measures against flavored e-cigarette products.

High school e-cigarette use has jumped nearly 80%. Now, the FDA wants new regulations

Vaping increased nearly 80% among high schoolers and 50% among middle schoolers since last year, prompting t...

Even after separation, Bhutanese conjoined twins want to be close

Despite their new-found independence, the Bhutanese conjoined twins who were...

How lessons from Rwanda could help China fix its myopia crisis

President Xi Jinping recently described myopia as an ...

London's low-emission zone ineffective in improving child lung health, study says

Traffic control measures have improved air quality in London, but the number of children with poor lung capa...

Low-carb diets might be best for maintaining weight loss, study says

The best way to maintain weight loss may be to change your diet to one low in carbohydrates, according to ne...

Coca-Cola scales back Christmas truck tour after backlash

Coca-Cola has slimmed down its Christmas truck tour through Britain amid opposition from health campaigners....

Frozen super-Earth discovered six light-years away

Astronomers have found a frozen exoplanet more than three times the mass of Earth, orbiting a star that's on...

Neanderthals' lives weren't more violent than humans', study suggests

For years, researchers analyzing traumatic injuries found on Neanderthal fossils believed they had lived dan...

Exploding tick population -- and illnesses they bring -- worries government

On Wednesday, a congressional advisory committee sounded the alarm on Lyme and other emerging tick-related i...

Conjoined twins want to stay close after separation

Bhutanese twins Nima and Dawa Pelden, who were joined at the stomach, were successfully separated after a six-hour surgery last week in Melbourne, Australia.

Juul to eliminate social media accounts, stop retail sales of flavors

The CEO of e-cigarette maker Juul announced plans Tuesday to eliminate some of its social media accounts and...

Death of 13-year-old fuels debate over Muay Thai kickboxing competitions

Anucha Tasako was just 13 years old when he stepped into the Muay Thai ring to fight a boy just two years ol...

Ebola Fast Facts

Here's some background information about Ebola, ...

Her kidney donation now could save her granddaughter's life later

When Meghann Adams learned that she was pregnant in early 2015, she was ecstatic. Starting a family with her...

No G20 countries are meeting climate targets, says report

None of the countries that make up the G20 group of major world economies is on course to adequately reduce ...

These grandparents drive 20 miles roundtrip for clean water

For almost 10 years, a South Carolina couple saved jars of tap water worried there was something wrong with it. Now the EPA is investigating.

More than 200 cases of polio-like illness under investigation; 80 confirmed

There have been 80 confirmed cases of the polio-like illness known as AFM in 25 states this year as of Frida...

All adults should be screened for unhealthy alcohol use, new guidelines say

You can expect a "drinking checkup" when you visit the doctor. All adults, including pregnant women, should ...

States may now broaden mental health treatment under Medicaid

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services may now allow for states to pursue Medicaid reimbursements fo...

Parents accuse CDC of not reporting children's deaths from polio-like AFM

Parents of children who had a horrifying polio-like illness are accusing the Centers for Disease Control of ...

As more cases confirmed, CDC says evidence suggests 'viral association' for AFM

There are 10 more confirmed cases of acute flaccid myelitis, a polio-like illness that mostly affects childr...

Ban freakshakes containing 'grotesque' levels of sugar, say campaigners

It will come as no surprise that milkshakes loaded with sweets, chocolate bars, cream and cake, known as fre...

Science confirms what the heart already knows: Hugs really do make you feel better

Feeling down in the dumps? Stressed? A little off-kilter because of some disagreement?Hug it out! A n...

Parents fear polio-like deaths underreported

A rare polio-like illness, which paralyzes mostly children, has been confirmed in 26 states. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports parents are accusing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of hiding the deaths of afflicted children.

Blood pressure drug recall expands again

The US Food and Drug Administra...

Scientists vote on new way to measure a kilogram

For more than 100 years Paris has been home to Le Grand K, a block of metal that defines the precise weight ...

Birdwatching for peace of mind and better health

It's fall migration season, when millions of birds pass through our cities and towns on their trek south for...

Briton dies of rabies after getting bitten by a cat in Morocco

A British resident has died of rabies after getting bitten by a cat in Morocco, public health officials said...

Are the celery juice health benefits real?

It sounds simple enough: juice a bunch of celery, drink it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach, a...

For 10 years, a chemical not EPA approved was in their drinking water

For 10 years, some residents in Denmark, South Carolina, have been suspicious of the rust-colored water comi...

Do what you love and live longer, the Japanese ikigai philosophy says

What if you could live longer just by doing more of what you love to do most?It's an attractive theor...

Aetna denied her claim. Now it owes $25.5M

An Oklahoma jury awarded $25.5 million to the family of a cancer patient denied coverage.

Five-minute neck scan can spot dementia 10 years earlier, say scientists

A five-minute neck scan could predict a person's risk of developing dementia a full decade before symptoms e...

US has highest rate of drug overdoses, study says

The United States has more than double the rate of premature overdose deaths of at least 12...

Cancer surpasses heart disease as leading cause of death in many US counties

An important transition is happening across the United States: Cancer was the leading cause of death in more...

Coronary calcium screening better predicts heart disease risk, research finds

Last year, President Donald Trump's doctors screened him for heart disease using ...

'Move more, sit less,' government says in new exercise guidelines

If you're sitting down while reading this, stand up. Guidelines released Monday by the federal government sh...

This Japanese secret can help you live to 100

CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains how Ikigai can help you live to 100.

Why you should go birding right now

Like yoga, birdwatchers say observing wildlife calms the mind and brings the moment into focus.

Ebola outbreak worst in history of Democratic Republic of Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo is facing the worst Ebola outbreak in the country's history, according to o...

New cholesterol guidelines offer a more personalized approach

New cholesterol guidelines recommend a more personalized approach in risk assessments, a returned focus on L...

Jury delivers $25.5 million 'statement' to Aetna to change its ways

An Oklahoma jury has awarded $25.5 million to the family of a cancer patient denied coverage by Aetna, with ...

Vitamin D, omega-3 supplements do not prevent cancer or heart disease, study says

Vitamin D and omega-3 supplements do not prevent cancer or heart disease, a new study finds, the latest in t...

Conjoined Twins Fast Facts

Here's some background information about conjoined twins.Conjoined twins are physically connected to ...

Black holes, galactic fountains and a Big Bang star: This week in space

This week, scientists speculated that an interstellar object called...

Michelle Obama opens up about infertility

Former first lady Michelle Obama revealed personal details about her pregnancy and marriage in an interview with ABC's Robin Roberts.

Doctors share gun stories, demand action after NRA tells them to 'stay in their lane'

Two signs of the times: another mass shooting and more Twitter outrage. This time, though, the barbs over so...

Mother sues facility after 10 children died in adenovirus outbreak

After her 15-year-old son ended up "in critical and life-threatening condition" from an adenovirus outbreak ...

FDA plans to launch new restrictions on e-cigarette flavors

Taking on epidemic levels of teen e-cigarette use, the US Food and Drug Administration is expected to announ...

Conjoined Bhutanese twins separated after six-hour surgery

Conjoined twins who flew nearly 6,000 miles for a life-changing operation have been separated by doctors in ...

Dispelling taboos, Michelle Obama talks IVF and miscarriage

Free from the constraints she might have felt while living in the White House, former first lady Michelle Ob...

Which alcoholic beverages are more diet-friendly?

I often tell people to steer clear of alcoholic beverages when trying to lose weight. After all, they don't ...

Fertility rates cut in half since 1950 -- but the population is still growing

The world's total fertility rate has been cut in half since 1950, but the population is still rising, accord...

US cigarette smoking rate reaches new low

Cigarette use among American adults is at the lowest it's been since the Centers for Diseas...

Meet the bionic mushroom that can generate electricity

Finding clean ways to generate energy is a priority for scientists eager to reduce the world's reliance on f...

Deadly salmonella outbreak related to raw turkey grows

As Thanksgiving nears, 74 more cases of salmonella, including 1 death, have been linked to raw turkey produc...

Gun deaths increasing after years of decline, study finds

Homicides and suicides involving guns have been increasing, according ...

Ginsburg's injury: Why falls are so dangerous for older people

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fell in her office Wednesday evening, according to a ...

Voters just elected seven more scientists to Congress

The next Congress will include seven newly elected scientists, including a nuclear engineer and a biochemist...

High blood pressure, smoking raise heart attack risk more in women, study says

High blood pressure, smoking and diabetes raise a woman's risk of heart attack more than these factors raise...

She drank kratom tea while pregnant. Then her newborn went into withdrawal

The woman had used oxycodone for almost a decade but told her doctors she had been sober for two years. She ...

Yoga and meditation on the rise among US adults and kids

More Americans are turning to forms of complementary medicine such as yoga, meditation and chiropractors, ac...

The real science behind fascia ailments

Most of you have probably never heard of fascia, or if you have, it may be in the context of "blasting" it t...

Two states passed abortion amendments to their constitutions in the midterm. What does that mean?

A battle over abortion bills in the United States played out in voting booths Tuesday, with Alabama and West...

Four types of Duncan Hines cake mix recalled due to salmonella outbreak

A recall was issued for four types of Duncan Hines cake mix due to possible salmonella contamination, the US...

Health concerns drive voters to back Medicaid, weed and trans rights

Voters in 37 states had more than candidates to choose Tuesday. There were more than 150 statewide measures ...

Women who are early risers have lower risk of breast cancer, says new study

Women who are naturally early risers were found to have lower risk of developing breast cancer than evening ...

Nevada becomes the 10th state to eliminate a 'pink tax' on menstrual products

You can add Nevada to the list of states that don't levy a "pink tax" on feminine hygiene products.On...

The environmental ballot measures that midterm voters backed or rejected

Among the more than 150 statewide measures on ballots in Tuesday's midterm election were several related to ...

'Meat taxes' would save many lives and cut health care costs, study says

It would drive up the price of your barbecue but a global "meat tax" could save 220,000 lives and cut health...

Talk to your baby like you talk to your dog

This might sound strange, but I found talking to my dog much less stressful than talking to my babies. They ...

Oldest figurative artwork found in a cave that's full of surprises

The world's oldest figurative painting has been found in a cave, along with other phases showing a progressi...

Notable state ballot measures of the midterms

CNN's John Avlon looks at the notable state ballot initiatives Americans voted on in the 2018 midterm elections.

'Huge and significant decline' in FGM across most of Africa, report says

The rate of female genital mutilation, or cutting, in young girls has seen a "huge and significant decline" ...

NASA's newest mission, ICON, could launch this week

NASA's ICON mission to explore where Earth's weather meets space weather was expected to launch early Wednes...

Doctors' son died 10 days before flu shot appointment. Now, they want to save your child

Two physicians who lost their young son to the flu last year want parents to listen to their message, born o...

30 sickened in adenovirus outbreak in New Jersey, including 10 children who have died

A total of 30 have become sick, including 10 deaths, in connection with an adenovirus outbreak at a New Jers...

'Single-use' is Collins' word of the year for 2018

The Collins dictionary has adopted an environmentally conscious approach to its "Word of the Year" award, be...

UK children have highest risk of being stabbed on way home from school, study finds

Children are most likely to become victims of stabbings as they walk home from school, a London study has fo...

Measles outbreak in Israel prompts warning in New York

Measles has been diagnosed in 17 children in the Orthodox Jewish community in the Williamsburg and Borough P...

Multiple children dead from virus in New Jersey

Multiple children have died as a result of a flu-like adenovirus at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell, New Jersey. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.

Interstellar object may have been alien probe, Harvard paper argues, but experts are skeptical

A mysterious cigar-shaped object spotted tumbling through our solar system last year may have been an alien ...

Naloxone still stable months after expiration date, research says

Two common naloxone products, Narcan and Evzio, remain chemically stable after their expiration dates, accor...

While America wages war on opioids, meth makes its comeback

For Capt. Mark Wollmershauser Jr. and the Tulsa Police Department, the late-2000s and early 2010s were an ex...

Your Grandma may be old, but that doesn't mean you will be, researchers say

Think you'll be around for a long time because Grandma lived to a ripe old age? Not so fast: Genetics has on...

Superbugs kill 33,000 in Europe every year

Superbugs are killing about 33,000 people in Europe every year, according to a new report.The...

Ozone layer hole will 'totally heal within 50 years'

The hole in the Earth's ozone layer is expected to fully heal within 50 years, climate change experts predic...

The US defeated Kabul superbugs in its military, but locals still struggle

As the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq evolved, military doctors grappling to treat soldiers maimed by roa...

Japan's youth suicide rate highest in 30 years

More Japanese children and teenagers killed themselves between 2016 and 2017 than in any year since 1986, ac...

Your health is on the ballot in the midterm election

Voters in 37 states will have more than candidates to choose in Tuesday's election. There are more than 150 ...

Opioid Crisis Fast Facts

Here's a look at the opioid crisis....

Mother's booklet for son with autism: 'Voting is really important. Here's how to do it.'

When Nathaniel Batchelder, a 28-year-old who has autism, voted Thursday in the midterm elections, "we were o...

The final finisher: The inspiring stories of last-place marathon runners

When Simon Kindleysides crossed the finish line at the ...

Abortion pills now available by mail in US -- but FDA may be investigating

Signaling a new chapter in the battle over abortion access in the United States, a European organization is ...

This week in space: The stellar things you missed

There was enough happening on Earth to keep us occupied this week, but don't forget to look up once in a whi...

How the UK plans to help its citizens live 5 years longer

People will need to take greater responsibility for their own health -- staying active, quitting smoking and...

Global skin cancer deaths rising for men, but not women, study says

Men are dying at a higher rate than women from melanoma, an aggressive form of skin cancer, a new global ana...

Amid record STD rates, doctors treat patients' partners sight unseen

If patients return to Dr. Crystal Bowe soon after taking medication for a sexually transmitted infection, sh...

Pediatricians strengthen stance against spanking kids

The American Academy of Pediatrics has hardened its stance against spanking children as a form of parental d...

NASA probe gets closer to the sun, breaks record

NASA's Parker Solar Probe has broken the world record for the closest approach to the sun ever achieved by a human-made spacecraft.

Amid deepening addiction crisis, FDA approves powerful new opioid

Despite the ongoing opioid crisis plaguing the nation, the US Food and Drug Administration on Friday approve...

Why do some people get CTE? It may be in their genes

Scientists have zeroed in our genetic code to better determine why some people develop chronic traumatic enc...

A girl died before she could run a race with her mom. On Sunday, the mother will run the NYC Marathon in her daughter's honor

In January of 2017, Jennifer Swenson and her daughter, Marit, were training for a half-marathon. By August, ...

How Juul's plan to teach students about vaping went up in smoke

The leading maker of e-cigarettes, Juul Labs, attempted to roll out an anti-vaping curriculum in schools ear...

Mom who lost son to flu: Get vaccinated

Two physicians who lost their son to the flu last year are now encouraging other parents to get flu shots for their children.

10th child dies from adenovirus outbreak in New Jersey

Ten children have died and 18 others have become sick in connection with an adenovirus outbreak at a New Jer...

Getting to and from a bus stop may be more dangerous than the actual ride to school. Here's why

Parents often worry about their kids riding the school bus. But waiting for the bus or getting off after sch...

A brain-like supercomputer could help Siri understand your accent

Hey Siri, listen up. A multitasking supercomputer that attempts to mimic the human brain was switched on Fri...

First FDA-approved cannabis-based drug now available in the US

Epidiolex, the first cannabis-based medication approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, is now avail...

CDC's handling of polio-like illness criticized by its own advisers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's own medical advisers are criticizing the federal health age...

1 in 5 childhood scald burns caused by instant soup and ramen, research shows

Instant soup -- often sold as "ramen" in the United States -- is cheap, tasty and wildly popular among hungr...

Superheroes and villains: Who's more violent might surprise you

Superheroes nearly always save the day, but the methods they use might not be as heroic as people think, acc...

Despite rhetoric, illness threat from migrants is minimal, experts say

The Trump administration says a group of migrants now making their way through Mexico is a national security...

Turning point for marijuana as medicine?

Epidiolex, the first FDA-approved medication made from marijuana, is now available by prescription in the United States. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.

India's elderly are worried about their social lives

Rekha Singh lives with her husband in a New Delhi suburb. Her sons left home for work four years ago, and th...

Paralyzed man walks again thanks to spinal implant

A man with a spinal-cord injury leaving him wheelchair bound has been able to walk thanks to a revolutionary...

How words surrounding migrant caravan evolved

From social media to mainstream news outlets, CNN's Brian Stelter looks at how the words surrounding immigrants and specifically the migrant caravan have evolved.

FDA isn't doing enough to prevent medical device hacking, HHS report says

The US Food and Drug Administration is not doing enough to prevent medical devices such as pacemakers and in...

Federal health agencies disagree over link between cell phone radiation and cancer

The evidence is more clear that there is a link between cancer and cell phone radiation, the...

NASA's Dawn mission to strange places in our solar system ends

NASA's Dawn spacecraft has run out of fuel and dropped out of contact with mission control, the agency said ...

France launches nationwide investigation after babies born with missing or malformed limbs

France has launched a nationwide investigation into abnormal rates of babies born with missing or malformed ...

Plants and extreme fitness: How one man added years to his life

Three years ago, Khaled Al-Suwaidi, now 35, received advice that changed his life forever. He was warned tha...

Cancer patient who was awarded $289 million in Monsanto trial says he'll take $78 million instead

The payment is $211 million less than he expected, but Dewayne Johnson said he'll take it.After month...

Jewish hospital staff treated synagogue shooting suspect as he spewed hate, administrator says

When the man charged with killing 11 people Saturday at a Pittsburgh synagogue arrived with injuries at Alle...

Whales spotted from space in Mediterranean audit

A group of scientists has begun an audit of whales in the Mediterranean, using pioneering new satellite tech...

Britain welcomes the global cannabis revolution

The British government has added cannabis to the pharmacopoeia of medicines available to patients on the Nat...

In cervical cancer surgery, minimally invasive is worse than open, study says

The type of surgery a woman has will affect her ability to survive cervical cancer, new research suggests. A...

Getting hairy could save millions of men

As the fall chill sets in, you may see some men sporting scruffy faces. It could be laziness, it could be a ...

How Khaled Al Suwaidi turned his health around by becoming a long-distance runner

Three years ago, in his early 30s, Khaled Al Suwaidi received a wake-up call, when the doctor told him he was pre-diabetic.

Valsartan recall: 4 things patients should know

Several common drugs that contain ...

Had your appendix removed? Your Parkinson's risk may be 20% lower

It may be painful, but there could be an unusual upside to appendicitis: Those who have had their appendix r...

FDA announces recall of another heart medicine for possible cancer risk

The US Food and Drug Administration is alerting patients of another recall of medicine used to treat high bl...

Earliest discovery of lead exposure found in Neanderthal children

Two 250,000-year-old teeth from two Neanderthal children revealed that both of them were exposed to lead twi...

A 5-year-old boy tested positive for meth after trick-or-treating. And it wasn't from the candy

Tainted candy on Halloween night is the scariest part of the holiday for parents. Tainted fake teeth? Not so...

Rubella is eliminated in Australia as the disease prompts a travel warning for Japan

Australia has eliminated rubella, a disease also known as German measles that's already been eliminated ...

Ick or treat? 7 strange facts about candy corn

Yes, there's actually corn in it. Corn syrup, if that counts.Each kernel has three colors, ...

Obesity, low BMI linked to increased risk of death, study reveals

Excessively high or low body mass index measurements have been linked to an increased risk ...

Hundreds line up to donate blood in Pittsburgh

Hundreds of people line up to donate blood in the aftermath of the mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue. CNN's Gary Tuchman has the story.

Boy positive for meth after trick-or-treating

A 5-year-old boy tested positive for methamphetamine after wearing a set of fake vampire teeth while trick-or-treating.

Elephant birds were blind, nocturnal and taller than Big Bird

You may have thought Big Bird was unrealistically gigantic, but he's still not the largest bird to ever walk...

Generation Z reported the most mental health problems, and gun violence is the biggest stressor

Many members of Generation Z -- young people between 15 and 21 -- have taken more active roles in political ...

Gender inequality linked to deaths of girls under 5, new analysis says

In countries where women face more unequal treatment in society, young girls have a lower chance of survival...

Waiting a year between pregnancies lowers health risks, study says

Women and their babies face health risks when there's less than 12 months between the birth of one child and...

Blood donations after mass shootings might be unnecessary, study says

As hundreds lined up to donate blood in the aftermath of the ...

Feds are 'trying to silence' the kids suing the Trump administration over global warming

The "climate kids" were back on the steps of a federal courthouse in Oregon on Monday. But their case agains...

Neanderthals might not be the hunched cavemen we thought they were, study says

Neanderthals may not have sported the barrel-chested bodies and hunched posture we see in museums and textbo...

NASA probe is now closest ever aircraft to the sun, and it's getting nearer

NASA's Parker Solar Probe has broken the world record for the closest approach to the sun ever achieved by a...

This is the 'last generation' that can save nature, WWF says

Global wildlife populations have fallen by 60% in just over four decades, as accelerating pollution, defores...

Dating while you have an STD

Dating someone new is about checking out the new restaurant on the block or taking a hot yoga class together...

Moms give CDC an 'F' for handling of polio-like illness

The CDC's own medical advisers -- and moms -- give agency low marks for handling of polio-like illness.

New concerns about sesame allergies

Sesame could become the newest allergen added to the list of foods required to be named on labels, US Food a...

This teen's body was 'bending by the hour.' His 18th surgery changed his life

John Sarcona was at a baseball game when his mother Joanne found the bloodied T-shirts in his laundry hamper...

Doctors release new recommendations to reduce gun violence

A wave of hate-filled gun violence has swept the United States in the past few days, and now a physicians' g...

How to prevent accidents that could kill you

Dr. Sanjay Gupta tells us basic safety tips to help you live to 100.

How to evade the leading cause of death in the United States

Americans are afraid of a lot of things: public speaking, heights, snakes, clowns and flying, just to name a...

Dogs can sniff out malaria parasites on your clothes

Dogs could someday be a powerful tool in diagnosing malaria, a new study shows.The animals were train...

Prenatal exposure to phthalates linked to language delays in children, study says

Phthalates, chemicals commonly found in personal care products, food processing and packaging, and household...

More than 90% of world's children breathe toxic air, report says, as India prepares for most polluted season

Around 93% of the world's children under 15 years of age breathe air that is so polluted it puts their healt...

9th child dies after virus outbreak at New Jersey facility

Nine children have been reported dead at a New Jersey nursing home in the last week, at least eight from vir...

Check your kitchen for these recalled foods

Be careful what you eat! A variety of foods, including curry powder, meats and poultry, have been recalled r...

Halloween-time traditions around the world

In the United States, it's that time of year when children dress in costume and parade the neighborhood, ask...

Dying from scoliosis, 'bending by the hour'

Watch how teenager John Sarcona's life drastically changed after a life-saving surgery.

This is the world's oldest intact shipwreck

A wreck discovered on the Black Sea floor in 2017 is over 2,400 years old. Scientists say it was used as a Greek trading vessel.

Can coffee really sober you up?

You're out late at night and you've had one too many drinks. You're feeling a bit inebriated, and you're won...

13 of the scariest health hazards of Halloween

Americans go batty for Halloween. We're not afraid to dig deep to have a howling good time.We're plan...

This is the world's oldest intact shipwreck

More than a mile below the surface of the Black Sea, researchers have found a ship so old they never expecte...

Maine will help you pay off your student loans if you move there

Maine draws about 36 million tourists each year with four seasons' worth of enticements, from white sandy be...

New vaccine and drug combo offer hope against world's biggest infectious killer

It's been around for centuries and has been curable for decades, but the bacteria behind tuberculosis are st...

A young person is diagnosed with an STD every four minutes in England

A young person is diagnosed with chlamydia or gonorrhea every four minutes in England, Public Health England...

He spent 30 years shining shoes -- and raised more than $200,000 for sick kids

Every Tuesday and Thursday, Albert Lexie shined shoes at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.He di...

The FDA again adds more drugs to its valsartan recall list

The US Food and Drug Administration again...

Stress might lead to memory loss and brain shrinkage, study says

Listen up, gen-Xers and millennials, and, well, everybody who has a brain. If you live a high-stress life, y...

Database details drugmakers' contributions to Congress

Before the midterm elections heated up, dozens of drugmakers had already poured about $12 million into the w...

63 more cases of salmonella linked to recalled raw beef

Sixty-three additional cases of salmonella have been identified in an ongoing, multistate outbreak linked to...

Health officials search for answers in deadly New Jersey viral infection

Health officials continue to investigate after seven people died and at least 11 others have been infected w...

Amgen lowers cholesterol drug Repatha cost 60% amid political talk of high drug prices

The pharmaceutical company Amgen announced Wednesday that it will decrease the price of its cholesterol lowe...

Childhood obesity: America's 'true national crisis' measured state by state

Childhood obesity has long been a problem in the United States.Now ...

Dozens more breakfast foods test positive for trace amounts of weed killer, report says

Dozens of common breakfast cereals and snack bars have trace amounts of a controversial herbicide found in t...

Whales change their tunes when ships appear

Commercial ships emit low-frequency noise wherever they roam and this unwanted soundtrack negatively impacts...

Tall people at greater risk of cancer, study says

Tall people are at a greater risk of cancer because they have more cells in their body, new research has sug...

CDC committee recommends routine hepatitis A vaccination for homeless people

An advisory committee of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...

Your risk of a heart attack could increase as it gets colder, study says

The weather is believed to influence your health in a number of ways. ...

Spina bifida surgery performed on two babies in the womb in UK first

In a UK first, a team of international surgeons successfully operated on the abnormally developed spines of ...

7 children dead in virus outbreak at New Jersey facility

Seven children have died as a result of adenovirus at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in H...

The stress pregnant immigrants face in America

She became a doctor to serve communities like the one she grew up in. Her patient suffered a high-risk pregn...

Trump claims on opioid crisis met with mix of skepticism and hope by experts as deaths plateau

As President Donald Trump prepared Wednesday to sign sweeping legislation aimed at curbing the opioid epidem...

Little boy becomes Ghostbuster for a day

A little boy's dream of becoming a Ghostbuster and fighting off ghouls has become a reality, thanks to Make-a-Wish Northeastern California and Northern Nevada.

Giving Birth in America: California Preview

In California's "Strawberry Capital," an immigrant farmworker prepares for the birth of her third child while facing healthcare challenges and threats to immigration status. Produced by Every Mother Counts.

What is dementia?

47.5 million people around the world suffer from dementia, which leads to a loss of memory and intellectual abilities. Watch this video to learn more.

Polio-like illness leaves healthy, active toddler paralyzed

Abigail Palacios was a healthy, active toddler. Then suddenly -- paralyzed. The diagnosis: acute flaccid myelitis, a polio-like illness.

Nobel-winning scientists issue stark Brexit warning

If the UK leaves the European Union in 2019 without the closest possible future ties, new blocks to scientif...

A cruise ship spills thousands of liters of waste in the Great Barrier Reef, harming coral already in troubled water

A cruise ship spilled thousands of gallons of liquid food waste in the Great Barrier Reef in August, accordi...

5-year-old's wish of becoming a Ghostbuster granted in Sacramento

A 5-year-old boy's dream of becoming a Ghostbuster and fighting off ghouls became a reality Monday.Lo...

Crowdfunding raises millions for risky medical treatments, study says

Certain medical fundraising efforts could do more harm than good for some patients.That's according t...

Meat-free burgers contain more salt than real burgers, survey shows

Meat-free burgers contain high levels of salt -- exceeding recommended limits, finds a new ...

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