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Is It Healthy? FDA Is Asking What You Think

The Food and Drug Administration wants to know what you think "healthy" should mean when it's on a food label.

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 22:39:00 GMT
Baby Born Using 'Three Parent' Technique, Doctors Say

A healthy baby boy has been born after he was conceived using a 'three-parent' technique to manipulate his DNA, doctors said Tuesday.

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 21:57:00 GMT
Measles Has Been Eliminated in the Americas

Measles has been eliminated in all of the Americas, from Canada to Chile, the World Health Organization declared Tuesday.

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:22:00 GMT
Here's a Thrilling Cure for Kidney Stones

Some researchers go to the jungle in the name of medical discovery. Others brave mosquito bites, spiders and snakes. This team headed to Disney World.

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:09:00 GMT
9 Out of 10 People Worldwide Breathe Dirty Air: WHO

The WHO says three million deaths a year are linked to exposure to outdoor air pollution.

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:48:00 GMT
Morning Sickness Is a Good Sign, Study Finds

Morning sickness may be one of the worst things about pregnancy, but researchers say they've confirmed the common wisdom: It's a good sign.

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:58:00 GMT
Research Finds Talc Doesn't Cause Cancer. Juries Disagree

Two lawsuits ended in jury verdicts worth $127 million. But scientists can't find good evidence showing talc could cause cancer.

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:56:43 GMT
Zika Virus Damage Fools Parents, Experts Say

From babies who crawl way too soon to infants who cry 24 hours a day, Zika's effects are startling the doctors treating the infected babies.

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:25:00 GMT
Female U.S. Vets With PTSD Find Comfort Far From Home

Female U.S. war vets are finding help for their post-traumatic stress disorder far from home.

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 10:26:00 GMT
Double Dose of Pesticides Stops Zika Mosquitoes

Two types of pesticides were needed to kill both Zika-carrying adult mosquitoes and their larvae in Florida, the CDC reported.

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 22:32:00 GMT
Study Compares Clinton, Trump Health Plans

Clinton's proposals would insure up to 9.6 million more people in 2018 and lower costs, while Trump's proposals would do the opposite, a study finds.

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 19:44:37 GMT
What Do Polyester Pants Do To Your Sex Life?

Try this next time you have an itchy arm: Look in the mirror and scratch the wrong arm. Scientists who found it worked have now been honored.

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:26:00 GMT
Peter Alexander Dons Blindfold in Support of Ailing Sister

For years, NBC correspondent Peter Alexander watched his sister, Rebecca, battle an illness that slowly robbed her of sight and hearing.

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:55:21 GMT
Is It Time to Get Rid of Middle School?

Research says students who attend schools that run from kindergarten through eighth grade are happier.

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:39:54 GMT
Fertility-Day #Fail: Italy's Birthrate Drive Falls Flat

Fertility Day was aimed at helping Italians boost the country's low birthrate but instead has delivered little more than controversy.

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:47:43 GMT
Can Zuckerberg's $3 Billion Plan End All Disease?

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan's pledge to spend $3 billion to end all diseases is a drop in the bucket compared to what's already being done.

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:14:00 GMT
Drug-Resistant Superbugs Could Kill 10M a Year: Scientists

Scientists are predicting that by the year 2050, superbugs could kill 10 million people a year more than the number who currently die from cancer.

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 08:10:57 GMT
U.N. Calls Superbugs a Fundamental Threat

"Antimicrobial resistance poses a fundamental threat to human health, development and security," says WHO chief Dr. Margaret Chan.

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:56:00 GMT
'This Is a Shell Game': Lawmakers Pound EpiPen Maker

House members pounded Mylan during a hearing on Capitol Hill Wednesday, accusing CEO Heather Bresch of 'Rope-a-Doping' the committee.

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 23:59:00 GMT
Toddler Cries, Tries to Wake Mom From Possible Drug OD

The shocking video shows a woman passed out in a store from an apparent drug overdose as her young daughter cried and watched in horror.

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 22:51:00 GMT
Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea Shows Up in Hawaii

A new strain of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea has shown up in Hawaii, doctors reported Wednesday.

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 21:51:00 GMT
Zuckerberg Just Pledged $3B to Cure Disease: 5 Things to Know

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, marked the birth of their daughter by announcing they planned to give away 99 percent of their wealth.

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 20:27:00 GMT
Can I Ever Get Pregnant? Your Questions About Zika

There are new recommendations on pregnancy, sex and the risk of Zika virus.

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:07:49 GMT
Airstrike on Medical Facility Near Aleppo Kills Humanitarians

The attack on the medical unit came one day after airstrikes hit an aid convoy in the nearby town of Uram al-Kubra, killing at least 20.

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:25:25 GMT
Smoking Permanently Scars DNA, Study Finds

Most changes to DNA fade after five years if people quit, but some changes last decades. Some genes had not been identified as being affected before.

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 12:26:10 GMT
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