People may be picking up rat lungworm disease by eating a fast-climbing creature that's part slug, part snail.
A rare psychological occurrence, Stockholm syndrome is when hostages develop positive feelings toward their captors during an abduction incident.
Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia, causes memory and thinking problems, as well as behavioral changes in older adults.
The measles can be dangerous for people of all ages, but the highly contagious virus poses a particular threat to pregnant women.
A man in England has sworn off cleaning his ears with a cotton swab after developing a potentially life-threatening infection.
An at-home screening test for colorectal cancer may be as good an option as a colonoscopy, a new review study finds.
When a British woman returned from a visit to Uganda, she didn't realize that a live baby fly had hitched a ride home with her.
There's nothing strange about breaking out into a heavy sweat on a sweltering day, or, after some serious physical activity.
Sometimes, you just really want a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. And, as long as you're not allergic to the ingredients, that's totally fine. At least, that's what one woman thought.
There's a whole range of reasons you don't want to be bitten by a black widow spider, but you probably wouldn't think that losing the ability to pee is one of them.
When a man in India took a fist to the left side of his face during a fight, he may have temporarily seen stars.
Hand, foot and mouth disease can spread quickly across child care centers and elementary schools. Here's what to look for and how to manage the disease.
Junk-food lovers who try to cut back on fries or chocolate may experience symptoms similar to drug withdrawal, a new study suggests.
Guillain-Barre syndrome is a rare neurological disorder in which a person's own immune system attacks the peripheral nervous system.
Skimping on just one night's sleep may lead to changes that could promote weight gain and muscle loss.
Women who have gone on a diet alongside men may have noticed a frustrating outcome: The pounds seem to fall off the men, while stubbornly sticking to women.
Getting too little exercise is tied to an increased risk of cancer — but according to a new study, most people in the U.S. don't know this.