Widespread antibiotic use is largely to blame for the emergence of antibiotic resistant bacteria, which is currently one of the biggest threats to global health.
Approaches for boosting the body's immune system are being tried for autoimmune and heart conditions, but it is too early to know how well they will work in people
Pregnancy, labour and delivery are incredibly physically demanding for women. But birth is no walk in the park for the baby either.
Transplanting any organ is, unsurprisingly, a complicated process, but lungs are particularly vulnerable to damage before being implanted.
Like every single live-action Disney movie out this year, measles is making the comeback no one asked for. Already, there have been more than 700 cases of the viral and vaccine-preventable disease reported in the U.S. this year--a record high since it was eradicated in the country nearly 20 years ago.
New research has found a perplexing, though relatively small link between the devastating neurological illness Parkinson's disease and having your appendix removed. But it's still unclear just what exactly this could mean, and it's definitely not a reason to avoid an appendectomy if you need one.
A Kentucky teen and his family are suing their local health department over its attempt to protect the public from the chickenpox virus.
New mothers suffering from postpartum depression finally have a treatment approved specifically for them. It's the second drug this month approved by the Food and Drug Administration to address depression in a dramatically different way. But the treatment won't come without serious restrictions on its use, nor will it...
Cardiologists delivered some surprising news over the weekend: Contrary to previous recommendations, most healthy people should not be taking low-dose aspirin to prevent heart disease, according a report from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.
Italian schools have begun turning away children who have not received mandatory vaccinations after a temporary waiver expired, the New York Times reported on Tuesday, with at least 300 children told they could not attend kindergarten in the city of Bologna this week.
23andMe has added a new option to its health-focused genetic testing array: type 2 diabetes. This week, the company announced it will begin offering customers a report meant to predict their inherent risk of developing the chronic disorder. The report was created through in-house research conducted entirely with the...
Concussion research is usually the domain of medical science, but a group of physicists in France decided to tackle the subject in a very... tactile way. They banged a beaker full of water with a hammer, hoping to better understand the forces and motions involved in head trauma.
A new case report from the Centers for Disease Control released Thursday starkly highlights the costs of not vaccinating children. It details a unvaccinated 6-year-old boy's encounter with tetanus--and the hugely expensive, two-month-long effort it took to save his life.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first new kind of depression treatment seen in decades, a nasal spray drug based on the sedative ketamine.
Some lawmakers in Texas are apparently very unworried about the growing number of epidemics across the country involving diseases once nearly eradicated by vaccines, including a five-county one in their state. A few of them are even pushing a bill that would make it even easier to opt out of vaccinations, the Texas...
An Arizona crematorium was contaminated with radiation after the cremation of a patient who'd received radiopharmaceutical treatment, according to a new case study.
136 People Have Died in Measles Outbreak in the Philippines Linked to Vaccination Fears, Official SaysFeb 20, 2019
Thousands of people have been infected in a measles outbreak that has been linked to the deaths of 136 people, according to the Philippine health secretary on Monday. The Associated Press reported that most of those who died were young children, with roughly half between the ages of 1 and 4.
Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon today proposed legislation that would decriminalize cannabis at the federal level and allow states where weed use is legal to operate as they see fit without fear of a U.S. government crackdown.
Losing weight is definitely tough. So tough, in fact, that scientists have tried to whip up drugs that trick us into feeling full and suppress our appetite. But these concoctions might not just work in people, suggest the authors of a new study out Thursday in Cell. They found that some of these same drugs could also...