This flu season is severe and health officials are urging people who become sick with the flu to consider using antiviral flu medications.
A vaccine against the Ebola virus is urgently needed, and several companies are racing to test their experimental vaccines in an effort to halt the spread of the deadly viral disease.
Seven people from several parts of California and two Utah residents are now confirmed to have measles, and three more Californians are suspected to have the disease, health officials stated.
Scientists have discovered a new class of antibiotics that can kill a wide range of dangerous, drug-resistant bacteria.
Almost three-quarter of parents don't follow the safety advice to use rear-facing car seats for their toddlers until the child turns 2, a new study finds.
Alcohol poisoning deaths add up to more than 2,200 each year in the country, and most occur among middle-age men.
Leukemia is cancer of the white blood cells. It is the most common type of cancer in children, but more adults get diagnosed with leukemia.
Up to three-quarters of heart attacks in younger women could be prevented if women followed a number of healthy lifestyle practices, a new study shows.
Fat cells just under a person's skin may be the first responders to invading bacteria, buying time until the white blood cells arrive at a wound site, according to a new study.
A new study shows that the delicate, repetitive finger movements used on a smartphone's touchscreen result in a change in the brain's sensory processing area.
People who lift weights every day may accumulate less belly fat over the years, compared with people who spend the same amount of time doing aerobic exercises, according to a new study.
Five people have died in a Listeria outbreak likely related to contaminated caramel apples, according to health officials.
If you generally eat a heart-healthy diet, then you might have one fewer factor to worry about: the "glycemic index" of the carbs you eat, new research suggests.
We may finally be getting on the right track to figuring out how the brain works. In a new collection of essays, top neuroscientists write about the advanced technologies that might get us there.
People who use tanning beds sometimes end up in the emergency room because of skin burns, eye injuries or fainting, according to a new study.
The Jabra Sport Pulse is a wireless set of headphones that doubles as a workout companion by measuring your heart rate and sending the data to a sports app on your phone.
In a tongue-in-cheek research article, researchers examine the gender make-up of the receivers of a Darwin Award over 20 years.
An infant in Texas died from Legionnaires' disease few weeks after being born in a heated birthing pool at home, highlighting the risk of waterborne pathogens to babies born in water.