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New genetic link reveals some ovarian cancer passed down by fathers

A previously unrecognized link has been found between ovarian cancer and a gene on the X chromosome,...

A woman chases down a wallet thief -- and then buys him coffee

When a man snatched a wallet from a passerby's hand, Tess Aboughoushe ran after him. When she caught him, she invited...

A high school swimmer saves the life of an opponent who nearly drowned

It's often recommended to befriend the enemy, but high school freshman Xavier Staubs did more than that. He saved his...

Parents paint messages of joy and kindness on school bathroom stalls

When an elementary school in Texas picked happiness as this year's campus theme, a group of parents decided to bring ...

Step inside the Texas school district that already arms its teachers

While the nation debates whether teachers should carry guns to protect students from armed intruders, the question's ...

Flu sending fewer to doctor's office, but season 'not over yet'

The deadly grip of the flu season appears to be weakening, according to statistics released Friday by the US Centers ...

School shooting survivor: 'There's so many of us now'

Cell phones in the room started beeping and buzzing in unison. Breathless gasps and soft cries filled the air as peop...

Deaf singer on 'America's Got Talent' feels the music

Mandy Harvey takes people on a journey when she sings....

Indian doctors remove 4-pound brain tumor from man's head

A surgeon in India has removed a 1.873 kg (4.1 lb) tumor from a 31-year old man at a government hospital in Mumbai, I...

Lesbian couple sues feds for thwarting their chance to foster refugee children

Three years ago, as they wore long gowns and exchanged vows surrounded by people who love them, Fatma Marouf and Bryn...

A powerful letter captures a teacher's existential crisis: Would I die for my students?

Rebecca Field is furious. She didn't sign up for this.The Richmond, Virginia, teacher signed up to teach art h...

Trump's language on school shooter's mental health could be harmful, experts say

In a tweet Thursday, President Donald Trump described someone who would shoot up a school as a "savage sicko." At CNN...

Multistate salmonella outbreak tied to chicken salad

An outbreak of salmonella infections linked to chicken salad has sickened 65 people in five states, the US Centers fo...

New findings paint picture of Neanderthals as artists

Neanderthals may not have been that different from us, after all.New evidence reveals that they created the ...

What role does genetics play in opioid addiction?

Researchers have identified another gene that could influence the risk of opioid dependence, a...

Do video games lead to violence?

President Donald Trump said Thursday during a White House meeting on school safety that the nation needs to address w...

Sharing stories of miscarriage helps women grieve, fight for change

Miscarriage holds the unusual position of being both very common and routinely avoided in polite conversation....

Florida lawmakers refuse to debate assault rifles, but say porn is dangerous

What's more of a public health risk: assault weapons or porn?After ...

FluMist set to return for next flu season

Flu vaccinations may become painless again. A US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory committee voted ...

Surgical sponges left inside woman for at least 6 years

Two surgical sponges were left in a woman's abdomen for at least six years,...

Walk while counting backward to diagnose this type of dementia

Simple walking tests can accurately diagnose a type of dementia that may sometimes be reversed when identified early ...

Excessive alcohol use linked to early-onset dementia risk

Excessive alcohol use could increase your risk for all types of dementia, particularly early-onset dementia, accordin...

'Access+Ability' exhibit showcases designs for, and by, those with disabilities

Eye-catching objects designed for, and by, people with physical and other disabilities are the focus of the current "...

Can you vaccinate yourself against cancer?

The thought of a vaccine might conjure up memories of that flu shot you get each year, or taking your kids to get the...

Hot baths, saunas can relieve pain, may help heart

Don Benedict played handball competitively for 30 years in the Pacific Northwest. To stay in shape, he ran 5 miles ev...

The least and most dangerous countries to be a newborn

Every year around the world, about 2.6 million babies die within their first month of life -- and some countries see ...

28 sick in salmonella outbreak linked to kratom, CDC says

An outbreak of 28 salmonella infections in 20 states has been linked to kratom products, the US Centers for Disease C...

Iceland's proposed ban on male circumcision upsets Jews, Muslims

A proposed bill to ban non-medically required male circumcision on babies and children in Iceland is receiving backla...

Wealthy Japanese man wins custody of 13 surrogate children

A Thai court has given a wealthy Japanese businessman sole custody of 13 children he fathered through surrogates in T...

Bad heart? Don't forget your flu shot

The flu vaccine may have an important benefit beyond protecting against influenza: It may also prevent heart attacks,...

Why heart attack symptoms are sometimes missed in women

Among adults 55 and younger, women may be more likely than men to experience lesser-known acute heart attack symptoms...

Opioid Crisis Fast Facts

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

Blood and urine test for autism could enable earlier diagnosis, scientists say

UK and Italian Scientists getting closer to developing blood and urine tests for autism, which could lead to earlier ...

Dog food brands recalled over possible euthanasia drug

A drug used to euthanize animals has been found in canned dog food, prompting a recall.Low levels of the drug ...

Other viruses cause Zika-like damage to fetuses, study finds

In 2016, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...

Teens raised on lockdown drills feel the weight of the Florida shooting

Teens are not staying silent about what happened at a high school in Florida this week.Their emotions ran raw ...

Judge gives grandparents custody of Ohio transgender teen

A Hamilton County, Ohio, judge on Friday gave custody of a transgender teen to his grandparents rath...

Will a signal from the top mean more gun violence research?

After previous mass shootings, Democratic lawmakers and victims' families have called for more restrictive gun laws a...

Columbine is no longer one of the 10 deadliest shootings in modern US history

After Columbine, it was hard to imagine things getting much worse.At the time, the shooting at a Colorado high...

Flu now blamed for 84 child deaths this season, CDC says

The deaths of 22 more children from flu-related causes were reported Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and...

Healthiest office snacks, as chosen by nutritionists

When your stomach starts grumbling during a midmorning meeting or when you're stuck at your desk without a break in s...

More than 40 dead in Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria

At least 43 people have died and 450 people are ill in a ...

Intergenerational care: Where kids help the elderly live longer

On the surface, Nightingale House in London looks like any other residential home for the elderly. With almost 200 re...

World's first human case of H7N4 avian flu reported in China

The first human case of the H7N4 strain of avian influenza has been reported in China, ...

Aetna inquiry widens over ex-medical director's comments

Three more states announced this week that they are opening investigations of Aetna after a former medical director f...

Study: US personnel suffered 'symptoms resembling brain injury' in Cuba

Doctors remain baffled by concussion-like symptoms that manifested in US government personnel while they were on assi...

Parkland shooting is now among the 10 deadliest mass shootings in modern US history

Mass shootings in America are getting deadlier.Of the 30 deadliest shootings in the US dating back to 1949, 19...

Ultra-processed foods linked to increased cancer risk

Ultra-processed foods are not known for their health qualities. We know this, yet it's hard to resist the doughnuts y...

FDA approves first blood test for concussion

The US Food and Drug Administration has, for the first time, ...

New Dutch law to make all adults organ donors unless they opt out

A new law would make all adults in the Netherlands organ donors -- unless they opt out of the system.The law w...

Measles tripled in Europe in 2017, European CDC reports

Thirty European nations reported a total of 14,451 measles cases in 2017 -- more than three times the number reported...

Flu warfare may look different next year

New ways of preventing and treating the flu are on the horizon.One experimental treatment developed by researc...

Valentine's Day: Managing the pressure

Americans have a love-hate relationship with Valentine's Day.Some of us look forward to February 14 as an oppo...

Ways to make someone feel loved, besides saying it

We say it before we end a phone call. We type it in our texts. It's the last words we speak before we say good night....

Sex and finances are better for married people. Don't worry, singles - you win sleep

Each year when Valentine's Day approaches, our thoughts turn to love, relationships and coupling.As some antic...

Single on Valentine's Day? Here's how you can spread the love around

Just because you're single doesn't mean Valentine's Day is just another day on the calendar. You have love to give, a...

Homeless patients were being discharged in hospital gowns. So this Miami nurse found them clothes

As a nurse for nearly 30 years at Jackson Health System in Miami, Oliver Castellanos has noticed that many of his pat...

Why women in Arizona are sending a state representative pads and tampons

Women across Arizona are bombarding a Republican representative's office with tampons and pads.The #LetItFlow ...

A school catches flak for telling girls they can't say no if a boy asks them to dance

Sometimes the best of intentions have unintended consequences.Kanesville Elementary School in Ogden, Utah, hol...

Are you susceptible to brainwashing?

Steven Hassan was a college junior in the mid-1970s when he ...

A single dad walked 11 miles to work every day -- until his co-workers found out

Trenton Lewis' legs ached from the 11-mile walk he made every morning to get to his 4 a.m. shift. And yet the 21-yea...

Psychiatric illnesses share similar gene activity, study suggests

At least three neuropsychiatric disorders -- autism, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder -- appear to share similar pa...

Kidney stones on the rise in US, study suggests

Kidney stones may be increasing among both men and women in the US, a new study says.The study, published Mond...

Parents want custody to stop transgender teen having hormone treatment

An Ohio court will decide the fate of a transgender teen who is in what the judge describes as a "gut-wrenching situa...

Senate report says patient advocacy groups get kickbacks from opioid manufacturers

A new report alleges that five of the United States' largest opioid manufacturers paid patient advocacy groups nearly...

'I looked at it, and it was moving': Worm in woman's eye leads to unique discovery

Imagine looking into your irritated eye for a pesky eyelash, only to pull out a translucent, wiggling worm nearly a h...

Parents boycott 'Peter Rabbit' movie over food allergy scene

"Peter Rabbit" has found itself in the middle of a food allergy controversy that has prompted some parents to boycott...

Critics jump on ultrasound and autism connection

Ultrasound exams during pregnancy are common. And researchers have now looked at whether a diagnosis...

Israel develops pocket-size device to test for heart attacks

It starts with an uncomfortable pressure gripping the center of your chest. A sharp pain shoots through your arms, ne...

Darkest material on Earth creates a 'schism in space' for Winter Olympics

A building described as the "darkest on Earth" has been unveiled at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, in South Korea....

CNN Exclusive: California launches investigation following stunning admission by Aetna medical director

California's insurance commissioner has launched an investigation into Aetna after learning a former medical director...

After 70 years of universal health care, is the NHS at a crisis point?

The idea is simple: You are feeling unwell. You go to your local medical office or hospital, and within a few hours, ...

Human eggs grown in lab offer 'promising' insight into fertility

Scientists from the United States and the United Kingdom have revealed, in a first-of-its-kind study, that they were ...

Norovirus: How to protect yourself at the Olympics or at home

As the Winter Olympic Games officially began in South Korea on Friday, a nasty shadow was hanging over the friendly c...

Flu still on the rise, hospitalizations high, CDC says

The current flu season is "still on the rise," the acting director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Preventi...

Meet Team USA's youngest and oldest Winter Olympians

Making it to the Olympics is an incredible feat on its own, but doing so before you're old enough to vote or after yo...

ESPN host and 'DWTS' contestant was once trapped inside her body

On the surface, Victoria Arlen seems to have it all....

3 mental tricks to win gold at the Winter Olympics

By the time Olympic athletes arrive in Pyeongchang, South Korea, they have trained their bodies to near-perfection. B...

Wisconsin is close to creating an Amber Alert-like system for missing veterans

There are Amber Alerts to find missing children and Silver Alerts for seniors. Now, Wisconsin is hoping to become the...

Cornell fraternity on probation for secret 'pig roast' sex contest

A Cornell University fraternity is being disciplined after some of its members participated in a secret sex game call...

Bollywood film 'Pad Man' aims to shatter taboos about menstruation

Slated as the world's first feature film about menstruation, the trailblazing Bollywood movie "Pad Man" opens globall...

Maryland's among a handful of states that allow rapists parental rights. That's about to change

Maryland lawmakers approved a bill that lets rape victims impregnated during an attack ask a judge to end their assai...

Drowsy driving is a factor in almost 10% of crashes, study finds

Drowsy drivers are a bigger risk factor in vehicle accidents than previously thought, according to a study published ...

House passes scale-back of Obama-era menu calorie count rules

The way restaurants and other food establishments in the United States label calorie counts on their menus could look...

Why the mom of a child with a facial deformity fought to take down just one cruel tweet

Natalie Weaver knows there aren't many little girls like her daughter Sophia.The nine-year-old has been throug...

Safe injection sites in San Francisco could be first in the US

The San Francisco Department of Public Health has unanimously endorsed a task force's recommendation to open what cou...

A rowdy boy almost made her quit teaching. Then he became her son

Fourth grader Jerome Robinson was the bane of his young teacher's career."At certain points, his behavior got ...

Suicides in US rose 10% after Robin Williams' death, study finds

A 10% increase in suicides -- nearly 2,000 additional deaths -- was recorded in the United States in the four months ...

'Inoculate yourself with the word of God': How religion can limit medical treatment

Evangelical Christian minister Gloria Copeland, who sat on the Trump campaign's ...

Fake doctor suspected of infecting at least 33 people with HIV

At least 33 people have tested positive for HIV in northern India after a fake doctor allegedly used a tainted needle...

Herpes rates decline across US

Herpes infections are decreasing across nearly every demographic in the United States, according to a new report....

Hong Kong shuts schools in response to flu outbreak

Thousands of Hong Kong school children will be getting an early start to their Lunar New Year holiday as the city's e...

Compounds in herbal supplement kratom are opioids, FDA says

US Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb warned the public about the herbal supplement kratom ...

More US teens are rejecting 'boy' or 'girl' gender identities, a study finds

More teenagers are identifying themselves with nontraditional gender labels such as transgender or gender-fluid, acco...

As many as 1 in 20 US kids harmed by alcohol in the womb, study says

More children have been affected by drinking during pregnancy than previously thought, according to a study published...

The bird flu is killing the Queen's swans

Bird flu has killed at least 30 swans from Queen Elizabeth's flock, with more expected to succumb to the disease, UK ...

The centenarians dominating one region of Sardinia

Antonio Todde was the first man in the world to live to 110, and he resided in Tiana, a village on the Italian island...

Hot tea linked to esophageal cancer in smokers, drinkers

If you smoke cigarettes or drink alcohol daily, you may want to consider letting your tea cool before you enjoy it. D...

Nursing homes sedate residents with dementia by misusing antipsychotic drugs, report finds

Children complained about parents who were robbed of their personalities and turned into zombies. Residents remembere...

A spider with a tail was an actual animal that once lived

Scientists have discovered a groundbreaking arachnid species that lived millions of years ago -- and it had a tail....

Paid parental leave elusive 25 years after Family and Medical Leave Act

Twenty-five years ago today, on February 5, 1993, President Bill Clinton signed the ...

Photographer documents the plight of China's left-behind kids

For more than three years, photographer Ren Shichen has traveled across China taking portraits of the country's left-...

Ancient tools found in India tell a new story of when humans migrated from Africa

Thousands of stone tools dating back as far as 385,000 years that have been uncovered in India suggest humans might h...

An EMT saved his life when he was a baby. He was reunited with that man at his EMT graduation.

Twenty-two years ago, Joseph Bitetto's mother went into labor prematurely. EMTs raced to her home, administered first...

Rare find: Mass grave may belong to Viking Great Army

The Viking Great Army may have finally been found.A mass grave discovered in England in the 1980s was initiall...

16 more children dead from flu; peak still to come, CDC says

There were 16 flu-related deaths reported this week by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Friday in th...

Mom dies from flu after hospital sends her home

On Saturday, January 13, Tandy Harmon was an energetic maid of honor, running around with her best friend and making ...

FDA reviewing animal studies in wake of monkey deaths

A decision by the US Food and Drug Administration to shut down a nicotine addiction study has stirred debate about wh...

Baby milk powder could have been infected with salmonella for 13 years

French dairy giant Lactalis said baby milk products produced at its Craon factory could have been contaminated with S...

Olympic Village stocked with 110,000 condoms

Are organizers of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang expecting the most promiscuous Winter Games in modern histo...

Pharmacist sentenced to 8 years in prison for 2012 meningitis outbreak

A Boston pharmacist, Glenn Chin, was sentenced Wednesday to eight years in prison for his role in a ...

Breast cancer treatments can raise heart risks, doctors warn

Heart disease and cancer are the top two leadin...

President Trump has common form of heart disease

Like most men of his age, President Donald Trump has a common form of heart disease, relatively easy to address if he...

After her friend's suicide, a teen posts an anti-bullying video -- and is suspended from school

A high school student who posted an anti-bullying video attacking her school's administration was given a two-day sus...

Senate Democrats demand answers on opioid crisis efforts

Saying the Trump administration has yet to offer any new funds to fight the growing opioid epidemic, some Senate Demo...

Blood test detects proteins linked to Alzheimer's disease

A team of scientists from Australia and Japan has developed a blood test to detect early signs of Alzheimer's disease...

Alabama could soon make it illegal for you to smoke in the car if a child is present

A bill that would ban smokers from lighting up in the car if there's a minor inside is one step closer to becoming la...

What too much alcohol can do you to your health

A lot of us drink. Too many of us drink a lot.Worldwide, each person 15 years and older consumes 13.5 grams of...

New Mexico may become the first state in the nation to make students apply for college

Students in New Mexico would have to apply to a college or commit to some other post-graduation plan in order to grad...

Do pro football players have a higher risk of dying earlier?

As fans across the country anticipate Sunday's big game, ...

India announces new plan to help farmers stem air pollution

After another winter marred by soaring air pollution levels, India's government has announced new measures to help ta...

How to lose your love handles

If you ask almost any fitness professional how to lose your love handles, they will tell you two things: No amount of...

Fired for being pregnant: Another kind of discrimination women face at work

In June, Whitney Tomlinson felt nauseated at work. She was pregnant at the time and was experiencing the condition co...

North, South Korea report flu outbreaks ahead of Winter Olympics

As athletes and tourists arrive in South Korea ahead of the ...

Health effects of coffee: Where do we stand?

It's one of the age-old medical flip-flops: First coffee's good for you, then it's not, then it is -- you get the pic...

How to spot flu symptoms

During this fierce and deadly flu season, it's important to recognize the symptoms that will tell you whether you hav...

Coffee may come with a cancer warning in California

California coffee shops may soon be forced to warn customers about a possible cancer risk linked to their morning jol...

Trump honors police officer who adopted baby from mom addicted to heroin

Officer Ryan Holets says he simply did the right thing when he came across a pregnant woman about to shoot up heroin ...

Rare 'super blue blood moon' dazzles sky gazers

Sky gazers across the world were treated Wednesday to a rare celestial convergence dubbed a "super blue blood moon."...

CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald resigns

Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, resigned Wednesday, a day after...

Common medication must be repackaged to help tackle opioid epidemic, FDA says

As part of the fight against the nation's opioid epidemic, the US Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday, one comm...

Cloning Fast Facts

Here's some background information about ...

If it's not the flu, you might be sick because of this virus

A runny nose, cough, sore throat, breathing problems, fever, headache, diarrhea: If you came down with these symptoms...

India's gender inequality has led to millions of 'unwanted' girls

India's preference for sons over daughters has led to the birth of millions of "unwanted" girls, according to a new r...

Scientists grow new ears for children with defect

Using a combination of 3-D printing and cultured cells, scientists in China have grown new ears for five children bor...

Sherry Johnson was raped, pregnant and married by 11. Now she's fighting to end child marriage in America

In Florida's halls of power, Sherry Johnson is somewhat of an anomaly: a black woman who grew up destitute and surviv...

A girl gets married every 2 seconds somewhere in the world

In 2018, child marriage remains a problem worldwide. Consider that each year, 15 million girls are married before the...

Fentanyl seizure had enough doses to poison all of NYC and New Jersey

Two men have been sentenced to prison for possessing nearly 100 pounds of the drug fentanyl -- enough to kill the ent...

Doctors can end baby's life support without parents' consent, court rules

A UK judge has ruled that doctors can withdraw life support for a severely disabled 11-month-old boy without the cons...

Panera Bread recalls cream cheese over listeria fears

Panera Bread is recalling cream cheese products from its US bakery cafes over fears of listeria contamination....

10 mistakes parents make with newborns -- and how to avoid them

Bringing a new baby home can be nerve-wracking for any parent. If it's your first, the fear of making a mistake can b...

Three decades after the Challenger disaster, Christa McAuliffe's lessons will finally be taught

Christa McAuliffe never got to realize her dream of teaching from space.The 37-year-old social studies teacher...

Flu slams schools, shuttering some

Flu is hitting the country hard, especially in schools. There's no official tally, but there are reports of closures ...

How the flu turns deadly

This flu season is fierce and has already claimed the lives of at least ...

'Many more weeks' to come in fierce, deadly flu season, CDC says

This year's seemingly unyielding flu season continues to ravage the entire continental United States...

Boy's skull pierced with screw in treehouse-building accident

A freak accident nearly took the life of a 13-year-old Maryland boy last weekend when a 6-inch screw entered his skul...

Lunar trifecta: Rare 'super blue blood moon' will light the sky next week

Set your alarms, space fans -- if you can drag yourself out of bed next Wednesday, you're in for a treat.The p...

US Army veteran uses hockey to serve his country

"Not in a million years did I ever think I'd be a hockey player," Rico Roman said. And he's not just any hockey playe...

Should you try 'souping'?

When I first heard of "souping," it brought me back to my clinical days working in a hospital, where pureed soups and...

NASA 'goes for gold' Thursday with successful mission launch

A NASA mission launched today to explore the zone between Earth's atmosphere and the lowest reaches of space, where k...

Modern fossil discovery rewrites human history

Scientists have discovered the oldest known modern human fossil outside of Africa, estimated to be between 177,000 an...

A man goes to Disney World looking for a kidney. He finds one.

Robert Leibowitz owes his life to a message on a T-shirt.The Brooklyn native's kidneys were failing - function...

A deadly yellow fever outbreak in Brazil has travelers on alert

Health officials are urging travelers headed to Brazil to get yellow fever vaccinations due to a recent deadly outbre...

It's all fun and games

You probably already play card and board games with the children in your care, to some degree. It's a fun, shared act...

Aid-in-dying advocates target next battleground states

When the end draws near, Dr. Roger Kligler, a retired physician with incurable, metastatic prostate cancer, wants to ...

Cuckolding can be positive for some couples, study says

In our current political climate, the term "cuck" -- short for "cuckservative" -- has become an insult of the so-call...

Fewer young adults getting HIV tests, here's why

Young people seem to be less likely to get tested for HIV than older adults, and a new study now reveals the reasons ...

Yearlong probe shows how opioid smugglers use the mail

A yearlong investigation has detailed how international drug traffickers harnessed vulnerabilities in the mail system...

Philadelphia takes bold step toward opening drug injection sites

Philadelphia is welcoming private organizations to set up medically supervised drug injection sites amid an unprecede...

Monkey see, monkey 2: Scientists clone monkeys using technique that created Dolly the sheep

For the first time, scientists say they created cloned primates using the same complicated cloning technique that mad...

Essure or surgery? New study compares contraceptive risks

Family planning can come with many questions, concerns and fears.Once a woman makes the personal decision to n...

After shark attack, mom regains control with a bionic arm

Tiffany Johnson and her husband, JJ, are avid cruisers -- self-described "vacation junkies." In June 2017, the two le...

Opioid commission member: Our work is a 'sham'

The Republican-led Congress has turned the work of the president's opioid commission into a "charade" and a "sham," a...

You are still more likely to die in a hospital on the weekend

Doctors call it the "weekend effect." Patients in the hospital are more likely to die off-hours -- whether it's due t...

Screen time: Mental health menace or scapegoat?

"Have smartphones destroyed a generation?" Jean Twenge, a professor of psychology at San Diego State University, aske...

How Nassar's abuse impacts gymnastics families everywhere

Anastasia Mikaela Brif is just 23 months old, but she's already been taking gymnastics for 3 months.Her name a...

Groundbreaking medical marijuana case lets little girl go back to school

A little girl was back in a school she loves in Schaumburg, Illinois, last week, but only after a federal judge said ...

Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose, medical examiner says

Musician Tom Petty died of an accidental drug overdose of several medications, ...

New Trump initiatives: A win for anti-abortion activists, protections for 'conscience' objections

Coinciding with Friday's March for Life in Washington, President Donald Trump's administration announced new measures...

This blood test may be able to detect 8 types of cancer, study says

Scientists have made progress on developing an experimental blood test that could detect many types of cancer in thei...

Flu widespread throughout the nation, 30 children dead

This year's flu season ranks among the most severe in recent years.Influenza activity has increased and is now...

Women who marched, one year later: 'We are exhausted but we're here and we're still marching'

One year ago, Allison Busch-Vogel of South Orange, New Jersey rented four buses even before she knew if she could fil...

Screw up (in small ways) at parenting. It's good for your kids

Your parents messed up. They didn't mean to, but they did, somehow.They did their best, your parents, and most...

Family of patient found at a cold bus stop demands justice

A young patient, dressed only in a thin, hospital gown and tube socks, was left standing outside by a bus stop earlie...

Doctor delivers baby on international flight

This definitely wasn't what Dr. Sij Hemal was expecting when he booked a flight with Air France from India to the Uni...

It's not concussions that cause CTE. It's repeated hits, a study finds

The neurodegenerative disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy can start early and without any signs of concussion, a...

Will #MeToo be a turning point for younger girls, too?

Curious to know if the #MeToo conversation on sexual harassment was resonating with younger girls, I contacted my nie...

Cigarettes and pot linked to teen psychosis

For teens, using either marijuana or cigarettes is associated with higher odds of psychotic-like experiences, a ...

This is the cognitive test the president passed

Before President Donald Trump's physical examination on Friday, ...

Poison control calls 'spike' due to online laundry pod challenge

It used to be that washing your kid's mouth out with soap was seen as a punishment. Now, authorities are trying to ke...

Aetna customers get $17 million in HIV privacy settlement

After thousands of customers' HIV statuses were revealed in mailings last year, a federal class-action lawsuit agains...

UK tackles social isolation with minister for loneliness

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has appointed a minister for loneliness in a drive to tackle social isolation, a proble...

Sore throat remedies: How to soothe a sore throat

Sore throats can be a real pain in the neck.According to the ...

Why women hesitate to report sexual misconduct

The news has been filled with stories of prominent men accused of sexual misconduct -- many of the alleged misdeeds g...

6 teen suicides in 6 months in 1 Ohio school district

Late last week, Hayden Porter, a 15-year-old freshman at a high school in Ohio, took his life. He was the sixth curre...

The President is overweight and doesn't exercise much, like most Americans

President Donald Trump's doctor, Dr. Ronny Jackson, characterized the president's health as "excellent," but like the...

Past presidents' physicals: What we learned

President Donald Trump had...

Fugu blowfish fail sparks emergency warning in Japan city

A Japanese city issued an emergency alert to residents Monday after two people ate potentially dangerous portions of ...

IV bags in short supply across US after Hurricane Maria

Before Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico on September 30, the United States had already experienced interm...

Black Death spread by humans, vindicating rats

One of the worst pandemics in human history, the Black Death, along with a string of plague outbreaks that occurred d...

Holding in a sneeze can be a literal pain in the neck

If you are about to sneeze -- even if you are in a quiet place -- doctors would advise you to let it rip. A 34-year-o...

Scientists identify what may have killed millions in mystery epidemic

In the 16th century, an epidemic known as "cocoliztli" that caused bleeding and vomiting swept through large areas of...

CDC postpones session on nuclear disaster response

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has postponed a planned session on preparing for a nuclear disaster...

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