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What drinking alcohol means for your cancer and death risk

The science is clear: Drinking too much alcohol is bad for your health, but exactly how low-risk is light drinking?...

Doctors saw immigrant kids separated from their parents. Now they're trying to stop it.

The toddler pounded her fists on the play mat, sobbing, with no parent to comfort her.Dr. Colleen Kraft watche...

Does marijuana increase sexual desire?

In the movie "Annie Hall," the titular character likes to smoke a joint at bedtime because, she says, it relaxes her ...

Opioid addiction drugs severely underutilized, study finds

A study finds that despite the abili...

A historic decades-old mural was painted over at a New York high school during a repair project

For nearly 80 years, a well-worn but well-loved work of art adorned the third-floor ceiling of a New York City high s...

Millennials may be less happy and healthy than their parents by middle age

Millennials in the UK are on track to be the first generation to be less healthy than their parents by the time they ...

'Incredibles 2': Theaters post warnings due to seizure concerns

Moviegoers seeing Disney's "Incredibles 2" might notice some health-related warning signs posted regarding the film, ...

Diabetes after 50 could be early sign of pancreatic cancer, study says

The onset of diabetes after the age of 50 could be an early sign of pancreatic cancer, a new study suggests.Pa...

Toxic treatments: Choosing between deafness and death

The terror crept over Khumbulani Shandu.Lying in his hospital bed, he knew that something was very wrong. The ...

WHO classifies 'gaming disorder' as mental health condition

Watching as a video game ensnares their child, many a parent has grumbled about "digital heroin," likening the flashi...

Scientists edit heart muscle gene in stem cells, may be able to predict risk

In our human genome, there are many elusive g...

FBI official, dead of 9/11-related cancer, remembered as number of cases grows

Hundreds of FBI officials in dark suits bowed their heads in a Virginia chapel Friday as a pastor offered a prayer to...

Equine-assisted therapy may help autism, PTSD and pain. Why isn't it used more?

Belle Swersey knows firsthand how therapeutic horseback riding can be. The 7-year-old girl, who is in remission from ...

Would-be Indian child bride fights back and helps others

Rajni Devi liked school and had big dreams. She was not going to end up like so many other girls in India: married of...

HPV vaccine leads to steep drop in cancer-causing infections in England

The introduction of HPV vaccines has led to a sharp reduction in the number of young women with the cancer-causing in...

Two powerful lessons CNN anchor Fredricka Whitfield learned from horses

Horses are healers. I didn't know that when I fell in love with them.I was 9 when I first rode one in a dusty ...

Their deaths were labeled 'victim of cataclysmic storm.' So why aren't their names on Puerto Rico's list?

Ramon Cruz Laboy, a 75-year-old who kept to himself and never wanted to burden his relatives, died January 24 from me...

Planning a Father's Day brunch? Check this list of recalled foods first

From breakfast cereal to vegetables, US health officials are warning people to avoid some foods after this month's ou...

Opioid Crisis Fast Facts

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

Salmonella outbreak in 31 states is linked to Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal, CDC says

A salmonella outbreak that has caused illness in 73 people across ...

Opting out of vaccines leaves these US 'hot spots' most vulnerable for outbreaks

A number of American states and metropolitan "hot spots" are vulnerable to outbreaks of vaccine-prev...

He usually doesn't speak. But he had this powerful message for his graduating class

Be unexpected.That was Sef Scott's message to his fellow graduates."Just by my being here, speaking to ...

Polio has not returned to Venezuela, WHO says

A child in Venezuela who was reported to have a common symptom of polio does not have the viral disease, World Health...

The radio man without a voice

If you're scanning through radio stations, you may soon hear a familiar but oddly mechanical voice reporting the late...

Astronomers have found the fastest-growing black hole ever seen, and it's got a monster appetite

Astronomers have found the fastest-growing black hole ever seen in the universe, and they're calling this one a monst...

Why the old way of parenting no longer works

Every couple of years a book or article arrives diagnosing parents with catastrophic spinelessness. The power pyramid...

A grandma irons her granddaughter's Pride flag, and the internet swoons

It was a mundane gesture. And yet for Lexie Nobrega, it was so much more.The young Alexandria, Virginia, woman...

India facing its worst water shortage in history, report says

India is facing its worst water shortage in history. Six hundred million people are dealing with high to extreme wate...

Back from the brink of suicide, they want to save others

Their minds can drift to that dark place, but they hide it well.Walking among us, they laugh when really they ...

He gave birth. He breastfed. Now, he wants his son to see him as a man

Like many new dads, Sabastion Sparks knew parenting would come with serious challenges.But most new dads didn'...

Before you go to an amusement park, read this

Two years after a child was decapitated on the world's tallest water slide in Kansas, ...

Wall Street worker trades in finance job to write young adult fiction

In December 2015, Chris Babu suddenly became very ill.For weeks, he was dizzy, nauseated and couldn't ride the...

FDA warns consumers in 10 more states not to eat cut melon due to salmonella

Alabama, California, Florida, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Tennessee have be...

Fewer teens having sex and using drugs, CDC survey finds

While sex and drug use are on the decline among teenagers in the United States, other health risks -- including suici...

IQ scores are falling and have been for decades, new study finds

IQ scores have been steadily falling for the past few decades, and environmental factors are to blame, a new study sa...

Father's Day observations from some truly funny dads

Dad jokes can be cringeworthy at best -- and painful at worst.But jokes about being a dad? Now that's a way to...

Opportunity rover threatened by giant storm on Mars

A massive dust storm has hit Mars, and NASA's Opportunity rover is right in the middle of it.Opportunity relie...

Indian Prime Minister posts video of morning fitness routine

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made no secret of his ...

America's doctors call for strongest gun control measures to date

Frustrated with a lack of action on gun control by the country's lawmakers, the American Medical Association adopted ...

Multistate salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon

A multistate outbreak of salmonella linked to ...

New York doctors wrote more opioid prescriptions after pharma payments

New York doctors who received payments from pharmaceutical companies that make opioids were more likely to prescribe ...

Three 'baby' planets found forming around newborn star

In the constellation of Sagittarius, three infant planets have been found orbiting a young star 330 light-years from ...

Calls to suicide prevention hotline spiked after celebrity deaths, but what's the next step?

After the deaths by suicide of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, calls and texts to crisis hotlines spiked dramaticall...

Medicine for her diabetes kept her alive -- and it was killing her, too

Emmy Reeves shows off the My Little Pony mural she painted in her sister's room.She points out other displays ...

37 US children die in hot cars each year, report says

The official start of summer comes later this month, but already children have died after being left unattended in ho...

Do you know what's growing on your kitchen towel?

Ever wonder how much bacteria is growing on your kitchen towel? A new study suggests that it may be a lot, and that t...

In the 'land of the immortals': Japan's centenarian pop band

It's baking hot in Okinawa, Japan's southernmost island, but there's no rest for the wicked.Belting out songs ...

Mister Rogers, television's polite radical

It's a beautiful day, isn't it?I'd like to share something with you today, if I may. I've been watching some c...

People are going way over the top with their gender-reveal parties these days

It's not the kind of social gathering you see every day: As family and friends watch from a safe distance -- recordin...

How to get help for someone who might be suicidal

The death of celebrity chef Anthony Bour...

Pro-life activists target rural Nepali women

Pastor Soman Rai and his group of volunteers from Kathmandu walk to a small church in the village of Shilaprabat, in ...

A man nearly died when a severed snake head bit him. The scary part? It's not uncommon

A man in Texas was nearly killed when a rattlesnake bit him.The scary part: The snake's head wasn't attached t...

Ebola outbreak in DRC is 'ongoing' but WHO is 'cautiously optimistic'

A total 62 people have suffered Ebola hemorrhagic fever in the Democratic Republic of the Congo since the first case ...

MERS Fast Facts

Here's some background information about MERS, or M...

This is the poem a kindergarten teacher hung up so her students know what to do in a school shooting

As Rick Healey and his wife were taking a tour of the kindergarten class where their 5-year-old girl will go to schoo...

US suicide rates increased more than 25% since 1999, CDC says

Suicide rates increased by 25% across the United States over nearly two decades ending in 2016, according to research...

Family can sue Walgreens over woman's death after insurance denial, court says

Does a pharmacy have an obligation to help a patient be sure that insurance will cover a prescription? That's the que...

A widow struggles to make sense of suicide when there were no signs

He was the positive, glass-half-full one in their marriage. He was the problem-solver with boundless energy. He was t...

NASA's Curiosity rover finds organic matter on Mars

Organic matter has been found on Mars in soil samples taken from 3 billion-year-old mudstone in the Gale crater by th...

Stem Cells Fast Facts

Here is some background information about stem ...

MRSA Fast Facts

Here is some background information about MRSA.Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bac...

Millions of kids on ADHD meds decide their treatment as adults

When Erin Delaney March was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, she was 8 years old. Li...

Blood tests to predict preterm birth risk raise excitement -- and questions

Researchers are looking into the possibility of using blood tests to predict a woman's risk of premature birth, which...

Rising cocaine purity and availability fueling addictions in Europe

The purity of cocaine in Europe has reached its highest level in a decade, a new report finds; it's also increasing i...

Ebola Fast Facts

Here's some background information about Ebola, a virus w...

Virginia Apgar's test has saved millions of babies; Google Doodle says thank you

In the 1930s and 1940s, Dr. Virginia Apgar noticed something odd. Despite the ...

Obesity in the US Fast Facts

Here's a look at obesity in the United States. A person is considered to be obese when he or she reaches a particular...

With California's aid-in-dying law on hold, patients are left to wait

Dozens of terminally ill patients in California who counted on using the state's medical aid-in-dying law may be in l...

How a double amputee conquered Everest, 43 years after his first attempt

It took five attempts and four decades for Chinese climber Xia Boyu to step onto the roof of the world.On his ...

Sexual violence victims can wait years for India's overtaxed crime labs

On one hot summer night in 2016, Rani went to bed in her hut near the banks of the Yamuna River in Delhi.Norma...

European mental health institutions fall 'far below the standard,' WHO reports

European mental health institutions fall "far below the standard," with no single institution meeting all of the stan...

Patient remains awake for 90 minutes of CPR, doctor says

A man undergoing cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, exhibited signs of conscious awareness for 90 minutes before ...

Experimental drugs approved for use in Congo Ebola outbreak

Five experimental drugs have been approved for use on patients in the Ebola outbreak underway in the Democratic Repub...

Australian woman's death linked to hepatitis from pomegranate seeds

A 64-year-old woman in Australia died after contracting hepatitis A linked to frozen pomegranate seeds, according to ...

Syphilis cases hit highest level in almost 70 years in England

Cases of syphilis reported in England have reached the highest level since 1949, according to...

Measles vaccine recommended for those attending World Cup

The 2018 FIFA World Cup is kicking off in Russia in only a week. Soccer fans may be eager to catch a glimpse of Crist...

San Francisco bans sales of flavored tobacco products

San Francisco voters approved a proposition that would ban the sale of flavored tobacco products, including menthol c...

Government issues warning about pill pushed on the elderly

The US government is warning insurance companies to be on the lookout for suspicious prescriptions of a drug being us...

Meningitis Fast Facts

Here's a look at meningitis outbreaks in the United States.General Information:M...

Ariana Grande talks about her PTSD after Manchester attack

Singer Ariana Grande has spoken about suffering post-traumatic stress disorder following a suicide bombing that kille...

Nipah death toll rises to 16, but end of outbreak might be near

The death toll from the outbreak of Nipah virus has risen to 16 in the southern Indian state of Kerala.More th...

Detective work, cultural awareness are key to fighting Ebola

As health care workers battle a deadly Ebola outbreak in the ...

Naloxone recall due to particulate matter

The opioid overdose antidote Naloxone has been recalled by its maker, Hospira, ...

H1N1 United States Fast Facts

Here's a look at the H1N1 influenza virus, also ...

Weight loss balloons now linked to 12 deaths

An additional five patients have died in association with intragastric balloons for the treatment of obesity, bringin...

Statin recommendations may change, especially for African-Americans

Dr. Sanjay Basu was treating an African-Ameri...

SARS Fast Facts

Here's some background information about SARS, severe acute respiratory syndrome. ...

Tanzanian conjoined twins die at age 21

Few people share as much in life as...

Cholera Fast Facts

Here's a look at cholera, an acute diarrheal illn...

CNN obtains report showing fund for coal miners with black lung is in trouble

A US government fund that helps coal miners sickened with black lung disease is beset by billions of dollars in debt,...

Feeling disgust helps us stay healthy, study says

Disgust is our guardian: Though most of us would rather not feel this unpleasant emotion, it helps us avoid disease a...

Many women with common breast cancer can safely skip chemo, study says

About 70% of women diagnosed with the early stages of one of the most common forms of breast cancer might not need ch...

Smallpox Fast Facts

Here's some background information about smallpox, a contagious and sometimes fatal infectious disease. The most seve...

Nearly 100 women suffered under dancing doctor's scalpel, lawyer says

An attorney representing three women in cases against an ...

Treasure trove reveals origins of 800-year-old shipwreck

The discovery of a shipwreck, thousands of luxury items and the equivalent of a centuries-old "Made in China" label s...

Same cancer, worse results and twice the cost in the US

Americans paid twice as much as Canadians for health care, but they didn't get twice the benefit, according to a new ...

2001 Anthrax Attacks Fast Facts

Here's a look at the 2001 anthrax attacks, also referred to as Amerithrax.Facts about anthrax:...

Hepatitis A outbreak cases on rise across US; Nashville reports outbreak

Tennessee is the most recent state to report an outbreak of hepatitis A, with Nashville claiming ...

Avian Flu Fast Facts

Here's a look at avian flu.Avian influenza, als...

Tuberculosis (TB) Fast Facts

Here's a look at some information on Tuberculosis (also known as...

Former NFL lineman becomes opera's leading man

Today, Ta'u Pupu'a is an operatic tenor with the voice of an angel. But once upon a time, as an NFL lineman, he made ...

Blood test offers hope of finding cancers before symptoms develop

Promising new research enables scientists to use a blood test to screen for different types of cancers at early stage...

A 'wake-up call' about what's killing America's young people

There has been a significant rise in accidental deaths, homicides and suicides among young people across the United S...

Too much bad news can make you sick

With every news alert or breaking story, our world seems to be pushed further and further into crisis. It is taking a...

To be herself, she needs to change her body. But first, comes the battle with insurers

Jasmine Glenn's friends remember late-night phone calls from her, sobbing and saying she was ready to kill herself, k...

Sarin Fast Facts

Here's some background information about sarin, a man-made nerve agent developed for chemical warfare....

Salmonella Fast Facts

Here's some background information about Salmonella....

HIV/AIDS Fast Facts

Here's a look at AIDS and HIV globally, with a special focus on Africa.Facts:...

Listeria Fast Facts

Here's a look at listeriosis, a serious infection generally caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium Lis...

Down Syndrome Fast Facts

Here's a look at Down syndrome, a genetic condition that affects cognitive ability, causing mild to severe learning d...

Transgender woman in migrant caravan dies in ICE custody

A transgender woman who traveled to the United States in a migrant caravan through Mexico has died while in the custo...

What is medically necessary treatment for gender-affirming health care?

For some, being transgender is an identity. For others, it's a label. At its core, it's the state of knowing that you...

Half of world's children at risk of war, poverty, discrimination, report finds

More than half of the world's children are at risk one or more of three threats -- conflict, poverty and discriminati...

West Nile Virus Fast Facts

West Nile virus (WNV) is primarily transmitted t...

Pregnancy complications might 'turn on' schizophrenia genes, study says

Schizophrenia is thought to be caused by a mixture of genetic and environmental factors. But new research suggests th...

Colon and rectal cancer screenings should start at 45, new guidelines say

If you're in your mid-40s and haven't had your colon checked, it might be time.The American Cancer Society's n...

Ambien maker Sanofi: 'Racism is not a known side effect'

Roseanne Barr blamed the sleep aid Ambien for a series of racist tweets that resulted in the cancellation of her show...

One-third of US military injuries in Iraq, Afghanistan weren't from battle

Car accidents, falls, equipment mishaps and other nonbattle incidents caused about a third of all injuries sustained ...

Chinese women's newest accessory: six-pack abs

Along the streets of Beijing, flyers advertising newly built gyms are passed into everyone's hands.With prices...

Mad Cow Disease Fast Facts

Here's a look at Mad Cow Disease, a fatal brain disease found in cattle.Facts:It...

Archaeologists uncover remains of man crushed as he fled Pompeii

A man managed to escape the first eruptive fury of Vesuvius in A.D. 79, only to be crushed beneath a block of stone h...

Police: 52 patients accuse former USC gynecologist of inappropriate conduct

Fifty-two former patients of a gynecologist who treated thousands of women at the University of Southern California h...

Drugmaker recalls birth control pills packaged in wrong order

The maker of Taytulla birth-control treatment issued a nationwide recall in the United States on Tuesday over concern...

Ohio police offer to test residents' meth for Zika

In a recent Facebook post, the Gratis, Ohio, Police Department issues a warning and makes an offer:"WARNING: I...

How to achieve 'functional fitness' in middle age without injuring yourself

In her prime, Julie Mignerey was on her high school swim team.The statuesque woman grew up in a health-conscio...

One million people in France quit smoking last year

Flaky pastries, fine wine and fashionable people smoking lots of cigarettes: Fair or not, this has been a cultural im...

Fewer babies were born in Brazil amid Zika outbreak, study says

An increase in birth defects associated with a 2015-2016 epidemic of Zika virus in Brazil caused widespread concern, ...

Stricter state alcohol access rules can save 800 DUI deaths a year, study says

More than a million people were arrested in 2016 for driving under the influence, according to the ...

Childhood obesity is high in home of Mediterranean diet

The Mediterranean diet is well-known for its positive effects on cardiovascular and metabolic health. But according t...

More regions to be vaccinated, experimental drugs to be tried in Congo Ebola outbreak

More than 400 people have been vaccinated and more than 800 contacts traced in the city of Mbandaka in the Democratic...

UK doctors concerned about Skripals' long-term health after poisoning

Medical staff who treated a Russian former spy and his daughter ...

Ebola outbreak 2018: What's different this time?

An Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo rages on.All eyes have turned to the northwestern part o...

More than 228,000 pounds of Spam, other products recalled

More than 228,000 pounds of Hormel Spam and other canned meat products are being recalled because they might contain ...

Vaccines Fast Facts

Here's a look at information and statistics concerning vaccines in the United States.Facts:...

Autism Fast Facts

Here is some background information about autism....

Alzheimer's Disease Fast Facts

Here is some information about Alzheimer's disease, a progressive brain disorder that leads to loss of memory and oth...

Fear and failure: How Ebola sparked a global health revolution

It is what fear sounds like.No buzzing sales banter and gossip, no sputter of yellow and white taxis or boda b...

The infamous murderer's prison escape that inspired a near-impossible ultramarathon

Fifty years ago, a career criminal named James Earl Ray traveled from Atlanta to Memphis, stalking the Rev. Martin Lu...

Cannabis oil stopped his seizures but may keep him from his football dream

A high school football player who takes cannabis oil to prevent his seizures has been ruled ineligible to play in col...

Mussels in Washington's Puget Sound test positive for opioids, other drugs

Shellfish in the Puget Sound, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean along the northwest coast of Washington, tested positive ...

Did witnesses fail USC women in care of 'predator' gynecologist?

As lawsuits mount against the University of Southern California and a former gynecologist who worked at the school, s...

Ways to pay your respects on Memorial Day

Memorial Day is meant to be one of the most solemn American holidays.First known as "Decoration Day," it began...

Lawsuits allege dancing doctor was negligent

With a scalpel in her hand, Dr. Windell Boutte cuts into a patient's abdomen, in sync with the beat of O.T. Genasis' ...

Sleep in this weekend -- you might live longer

Your pets may be pestering you to get up and feed them, and your spouse may want you to get started on that honey-do ...

Record fentanyl bust in Nebraska finds enough doses to kill an estimated 26 million people

The Nebraska State Patrol seized nearly 120 pounds of the drug fentanyl -- enough to kill about 26 million people, ac...

Burn survivor becomes beauty inspiration

With a drop of a pan, Shalom Blac's life changed forever."I remember just screaming and scraping my body, and ...

Johnson & Johnson hit with $25.75 million verdict in talc-asbestos case

A California jury hit Johnson & Johnson and other companies with a $25.75 million verdict, saying the company was neg...

Faculty seeks USC president's ouster over campus gynecologist scandal

A University of Southern California faculty organization is asking school President C.L. Max Nikias to resign amid a ...

These were the unlikely survivors after dinosaurs went extinct

When an asteroid hit the Earth 66 million years ago, it unleashed a violent force millions of times more massive than...

Younger American women more likely to get lung cancer than men

Historically, men have been more likely to develop lung cancer than women in the United States, but new research indi...

2 Ebola patients escape from treatment facility in Congo, raising fears virus could spread

Two Ebola patients slipped out of a treatment center this week in the Democratic Republic of Congo, aid agency Doctor...

Using a CPAP machine can improve sex lives for some, study says

Regular use of a continuous positive airway pressure or CPAP machine could improve the sex lives of people with obstr...

As Nipah virus spread is suspected, government to compensate victims

The Nipah virus outbreak in India's southern state of Kerala is suspected to have spread to the neighboring state of ...

Trump's ban on global abortion funding has led to more abortions

Nairobi, Kenya - Health worker Elizabeth Wanjiru was walking through the narrow streets of ...

First pets around the world: Puppies, bunnies -- or beetles

The man had desperation in his eyes while his three children held an ailing puppy in their arms. At that moment, Sean...

How Trump's anti-abortion agenda impacts women around the world

For more than 50 years, the United States Agency for International Development has been the largest financial support...

Missing CDC worker's death was a suicide by drowning, medical examiner rules

The CDC worker who was missing for nearly two months before his body was found in a river in Atlanta died of suicide ...

Ebola outbreak death toll reaches 27 in Congo, WHO says

Ebola virus disease has taken the lives of 27 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organizati...

USC, ex-school gynecologist face lawsuits over alleged inappropriate touching

Daniella Mohazab is the seventh woman to file suit against Dr. George Tyndall and the University of Southern Californ...

Why a terminally ill young woman has changed her mind about living

To face each day, Claire Wineland undergoes hours of breathing treatments. It's a reality of living with cystic fibro...

What we know about the possible 'sonic attacks' in Cuba and now China

The US State Department is looking into what could be a new "sonic attack" in China, "similar to ...

Ebola vaccination campaign to begin in Congo

Authorities will begin distributing an experimental Ebola vaccine in Mbandaka, a major city in the Democratic Republi...

Meet the top 10 new species of 2018

From the tops of a massive tree all the way to the bottom of the ocean, new species from around the world make the li...

What is the Nordic diet? (And why should you start eating it?)

You are probably familiar with the Mediterranean diet, which emphasizes fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains and ol...

How a group of teenagers convinced the Utah legislature to recognize climate change

Piper Christian has yet to vote in her first election, but she's already changing the political landscape in her stat...

'Right-to-try' bill passes Congress

With a House of Representatives vote Tuesday, Congress passed legislation that could give terminally ill patients ...

A germ-free childhood could trigger leukemia, scientist suggests

Germ-free childhoods followed by infections later in life can trigger the onset of childhood leukemia, a new study su...

Trump move to defund Planned Parenthood fulfills a promise -- and promises a battle

Before the Trump administration even announced a rule to stop Title X family planning program sites from providing ab...

Do kids need a different kind of sunscreen?

A busy sunscreen aisle can leave parents confused about which lotions, sticks or sprays to buy for their kids....

An egg a day might reduce your risk of heart disease, study says

Eating an egg a day may lower your risk of cardiovascular disease, a study of more than 400,000 adults in China sugge...

Nipah virus claims three lives in India, more than 40 being tested

Three people in the southern Indian state of Kerala have died of the Nipah virus.Two brothers in their late 20...

Unnecessary and accidental use of ADHD drugs increases over 60%, study suggests

Exposure to common medications used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has increased by more than 60% ...

Christianity and depression: It's complicated

I've always been a happy person. I'm the one others seek out for moral support, or a kind, loving word. It gives me j...

25 people hospitalized in New York from what police suspect was synthetic marijuana

Twenty-five people have been hospitalized in the same area of Brooklyn after having negative reactions from what's be...

FDA approves preventive migraine treatment

Migraine sufferers across the United States have their eyes on a newly approved drug that's offering hope for reducin...

These sharks will take Ellington over Mozart any day

Sharks, it turns out, are very jazzy creatures.That's one way to look at a new study conducted by researchers ...

These high schoolers were tired of lawmakers' inaction. So, they wrote their own gun control legislation

Like many schools across the nation, the halls of Alhambra High School, just outside Los Angeles, were buzzing with q...

WHO raises Ebola health risk to 'very high' in DR Congo, not yet international emergency

The World Health Organization (WHO) has raised the Ebola health risk assessment to "very high" in the Democratic Repu...

Conjoined Twins Fast Facts

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

Experimental Ebola vaccine could be 'game-changer' in Congo outbreak

Health officials remain hopeful that an experimental Ebola vaccine will help control the outbreak sweeping the Democr...

Ebola outbreak in Congo enters 'new phase' as it spreads to large city

An Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has entered a "new phase" after it spread to a large city, the ...

Do school buses need seat belts?

Impassioned debates about safety tend to follow every deadly wreck involving a school bus -- such as Thursday's trage...

Parasites and bacteria may be lurking in hotel pools, hot tubs, CDC warns

Hotels set the stage for nearly a third of all disease outbreaks in the United States linked to chlo...

Why Americans are having fewer children

US birthrates hit "another record low" in 2017, according to a ...

Scientists have transplanted memory from one snail to another. So, what does it mean for humans?

It's the kind of study science fiction dreams are made of: A team of neurobiologists at UCLA "transplanted" a memory ...

The Smithsonian unveils a portrait of Henrietta Lacks, the black farmer whose cells led to medical miracles

Her cells are responsible for the polio vaccine, gene mapping and in vitro fertilization to name a few. But for a lon...

Ozone-destroying emissions are on the rise and scientists don't know why

Banned chemicals which can cause holes in the ozone layer are on the rise, ...

Teen develops 'wet lung' after vaping for just 3 weeks

An 18-year old woman working as a hostess in a rural Pennsylvania restaurant decided to try e-cigarettes, perhaps ano...

Former USC doctor accused of inappropriately touching students

Complaints about a gynecologist for students at the University of Southern California went back decades. His behavior...

Laurel or Yanny? What science has to say

As if we needed another thing to divide America.Some people who listen to this audio file hear one thing; othe...

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