Here's a look at what you need to know about avian flu.
As a firefighter, I always accepted death as a possibility. I never considered suffering a catastrophic injury.
The human heart beats more than 86,000 times a day, 35 million times a year. An organ that works that hard is bound to fail.
Roughly 700 students at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will be given a powerful antibiotic to guard against meningitis after coming in contact with four people diagnosed with meningococcal disease, county health officials said Tuesday.
A large number of children in eastern Kentucky are living without parents, left-behind victims of the prescription drug overdose epidemic.
Passengers aboard a US Airways flight had a scare when one man with a potential TB infection was removed.
Julie Seitz was diagnosed with thyroid and breast cancer after trusting her instincts and seeking a second look.
A New Hampshire hospital worker was sentenced to 39 years in prison Monday for causing a hepatitis C outbreak, the U.S. attorney's office in New Hampshire said.
Tamesha Means' water broke early on December 1, 2010.
Yes, you can OD on caffeine. The trick is to know your body, pay attention to what else you've ingested and do your homework on energy drinks, experts say.
Passengers aboard a US Airways flight had a scare when one man with a potential TB infection was removed.
As a gay man, Matthew Mullins noticed he turns a lot more heads after having lost weight and he did it a fun way.
As we mark the 25th observance of World AIDS Day, we have a golden opportunity to begin to end HIV/AIDS.
What does it mean to have HIV today, after years of research and advances in treatment?
Are the developmentally disabled discriminated against when it comes to transplants? The story of Maverick, one little boy.
Tasha Bradford and Buck Storey of Panama City, Florida, were in a tragic accident on their way home from their honeymoon in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
As the holidays roll around, some of us can't wait to pile our plates with cookies, candy and family favorites.
Our contemporary world is bringing its share of health hazards that were once either rare or unheard-of.
If you've been working your butt off (literally) to get or stay in shape, Turkey Day may feel like the end times for your diet... but it doesn't have to be!
Is bottled water better for you than tap water? And is it even OK to drink tap water without using a filter?
Princeton University will make a meningitis B vaccine available to all undergraduate students, some graduate students and individuals with particular conditions.
As chocolate melts on your tongue, you can literally feel stress leave you. But is it just a trick of the mind?
Football fans appear to have a love-hate relationship with the NFL, according to a new CNN/ORC poll.
Middle schooler Katarina Lucardie didn't expect to see her classmates cry when she decided to show them her big secret.
Research is uncovering simple ways you can guard against cancer.
Genetic testing can be powerful if used correctly, experts say, but it can be misleading. The FDA ordered 23andMe to stop selling home genetic testing kits.
Eating healthy has long been a struggle for holiday fliers. The good news is the industry is responding to consumer demands for healthier options.
You may not be getting quite as good of a workout between the sheets as you think.
Some emergency contraceptives such as Plan B may not be effective for overweight or obese women, according to a European manufacturer.
Here's a look at what you need to know about meningitis.
The Food and Drug Administration said it was loosening restrictions on the diabetes drug Avandia.
Michigan and federal authorities will coordinate their criminal investigations into a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak in 2012.
The acclaimed chef and owner of Flip Burger lost all that weight and kept it off, he says, by overhauling his lifestyle.
Benjamin Scot Miller and his wife, Lyndsey, didn't expect to be parents on July 16, 2012. Then Ward was born.
Here's a look at what you need to know about AIDS and HIV globally, with a special focus on Africa.
The drug called "Molly" isn't what most of its users think it is. In the last few years, Molly has become a toxic mixture of chemicals from labs in China.
The director of the VA hospital in Augusta, Georgia, has publicly apologized for the deaths of three veterans at the facility that were caused by delays in care.
600,000 Angelcare Movement and Sound Monitors with Sensor Pads are being recalled as a safety hazard.
An eighth case of meningitis has been reported at Princeton University, the school said Friday, the latest in a string of cases reported this year.
The CDC is preparing to recommend many Princeton students receive a vaccine that targets a strain of meningitis.
A diagnosis of Graves' disease, an immune system disorder that results in the overproduction of thyroid hormones, posed one of Gail Devers' biggest hurdles.
Three California college students were being treated Thursday for meningococcal disease, officials said.
Head impact helmet sensors are marketed as an extra set of eyes on the playing field. But what are they seeing?
Staring at airbrushed magazine covers, it's easy to forget celebrities work hard to maintain their million-dollar figures. But Instagram has given us a glimpse into the daily lives of these famous bodies like never before. Let their sweat inspire you!
Hungry? Grab a handful of nuts. Not only are they packed with protein, but it turns out they may be the food for longevity.
Psychologist Thomas Suddendorf explores what we do and do not know about what separates humans from other animals.
For one, it was a health scare. For another, the words of a friend hit him in an instant. Read six ex-smokers' stories
And that's not such a good thing. Today's kids are less fit than their parents were at the same age, according to new research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions, and that could mean health problems later on.
A small portion of doctors nationwide is costing American taxpayers big time because of their drug-prescribing habits, according to ProPublica.
Military veterans are dying needlessly because of long waits and delayed care at U.S. veterans hospitals, a CNN investigation has found.
Most young adults with mental health issues do not become violent. However, sometimes warning signs are present.
Apparent problems with an online calculator, released with new cholesterol guidelines, prompted one expert to suggest implementing the guidelines be delayed.
Weight loss was easier for Rebecca Privitera with home workout videos like BeachBody and P90X.
Modern medicine is remarkable, but only if you have access to it.
Princeton's board of trustees will decide whether to offer students emergency shots of a meningitis vaccine.
Officials at Princeton University will decide whether to offer students a vaccine against meningitis after seven cases of the disease occurred on campus.
Now that we are in the height of cold and flu season, it's time to defend yourself against the flu virus, starting with your home.
A new product made from scorpion venom could make cancer cells easier to spot during surgery, Dr. Jim Olson says.
The percentage of middle-school and high-school students using so-called emerging tobacco products is increasing even as their rate of tobacco use in general is remaining relatively constant, federal scientists reported Thursday.
A new study in the journal Science argues that the domestication of dogs happened between 18,800 and 32,100 years ago in Europe.
For many children fighting cancer, it can be extremely tough to make it to their chemotherapy appointments.
How new cholesterol treatment guidelines may affect you can be a bit murky.
An Ohio man whose wife died in a car accident is suing the hospital where she was a nurse, saying she was "worked to death," and that the hospital knew about it.
GMA host Amy Robach's breast cancer wouldn't have been found if she followed certain federal guidelines.
The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday took a step toward potentially eliminating trans fats from the food supply.
If you're not on medicine to lower your cholesterol yet, you might be soon with the release of new treatment guidelines.
Trevor Bayne has been diagnosed with MS, according to Roush Fenway Racing. The youngest driver to win the Daytona 500 has been cleared to compete.
Here are some lifestyle modifications you can try, with an eye toward pushing the "bad" cholesterol down and the "good" toward healthy levels.
Tony Dorsett 59, he has chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, the Hall of Famer said.
HHS chief Kathleen Sebelius will announce new rules to put teeth in a 2008 law requiring doctors and insurers to treat mental and physical illness the same.
On Veterans Day, former Army special ops officer Gary Linfoot took a brisk stroll around the Statue of Liberty.
Eyestrain from computer screens is so common, there's even a name for it: Computer Vision Syndrome.
Typhoon Haiyan has created a potential medical disaster for the Philippines, according to emergency crews.
A new study shows gun violence has more than tripled in PG-13 films since 1985. Experts are still debating whether watching violence translates to real life.
Kevin Pippen left his father's nursing home knowing he had to make a change. He ended up losing 188 pounds, basically cutting his body weight in half.
Glass Onion Catering has recalled over 180,000 pounds of ready-to-eat salads and sandwich wrap products that may be contaminated with E. coli, the USDA said.
Is it useful or meaningful to know that you could be 15 years away from developing Alzheimer's disease?
Health officials announce a campaign to vaccinate more than 20 million children against polio and other diseases in 7 Middle Eastern nations, territories.
Deborah Cohan and her medical team threw a pre-op dance party in the operating room before her double mastectomy.
Today thousands of people are getting their bodies modified in all sorts of bizarre and unusual ways.
As a coach, Don Horton has been inspiring players for 30 years, but the way he's coping with Parkinson's disease has been inspiring on and off the playing field.
Michael Schofield, who has diabetes, gets to meet the mother of the man whose death gave him a new lease on life.
Not all doctors are able to treat depression effectively, including those who are most likely to see patients' first symptoms.
Amid the fuss over the overhaul of the health insurance system, you may wonder, "What does this mean for me?"
We've all heard how important it is to get enough rest, even though most of us don't. So how much is too much?
The next stop in a legal battle over a controversial new abortion law in Texas could be the U.S. Supreme Court.
Dan Hyatt didn't set a weight loss goal -- he told himself he would compete in an Ironman triathlon in five years or less.
Johnson & Johnson and subsidiaries will pay more than $2.2 billion to resolve drug marketing probes.
Stories about weight loss usually have a beginning, middle and end. But in real life, weight loss isn't that linear.
When SpongeBob SquarePants skips onto shelves in boxes of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese next year, he may be a little less, well, yellow than your kids are used to.
Multimillionaire Jon Huntsman Sr. said Friday the Salt Lake City cancer center that bears his name will get a $100 million addition, half of it from his family.
Researchers studied the physical differences between the faces of nonsmokers and their twins who smoked and found smoking does indeed age you.
A cheap and effective way to prevent illness and reduce health care costs: let's help each other exercise more.
Obvious signs of development are appearing sooner in girls. But actual puberty may still be years away.
Four more cases of a possibly fatal respiratory virus have been confirmed in Oman and Saudi Arabia, according to the World Health Organization.
Although the United States' preterm birth rate decreased for the sixth consecutive year, a new report gives the nation a "C" grade.
A new FDA report says that 12% of U.S. spice imports are contaminated with bug parts, rodent hairs and other ingredients.
Watching your health doesn't have to be scary. Here are five easy things to keep in mind for you and your family to stay happy and healthy this Halloween.
High school athletes are more at risk of concussions than their collegiate counterparts, a study finds.
Here's a look at what you need to know about cloning, a process of creating an identical copy of an original.