The sharp rise in measles cases in the U.S. infected with measles is due to people not being vaccinated against the disease, officials say.
There has been dramatic improvement in the fight against Ebola in some parts of West Africa, however, in other places, much work needs to be done, U.S. health officials said today (Dec. 22).
A new report of the some of the earliest cases of Ebola in the West African outbreak may hold clues to helping more patients survive.
A doctor in New York has tested positive for Ebola, the New York Times reported on Thursday evening (Oct. 23).
To better protect health care workers from Ebola, officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidelines about wearing personal protective equipment.
Falling down and getting hurt is a big problem for older adults. Now, new research from Australia suggests that the only type of exercise that lowers older adults' risk of falling down is swimming.
There are now 46 people in Texas being monitored for signs of Ebola because they had definite or possible contact with the man in Texas who has Ebola, officials said today (Oct. 4).
The actor Robin Williams died today (Aug. 11). Williams, who was 63, was found in his home near Tiburon, California.
As tropical cyclone Iselle menaced Hawaii on Thursday night local time, the storm also showed signs of slowing and weakening.
A blood test on a man in Illinois shows that he was likely infected with the MERS virus in the past, CDC officials said today (May 17).
The nation's largest drugstore chain said that selling tobacco products is at odds with its mission of promoting health.
Frostbite and hypothermia are the two most common health effects of exposure to cold weather. But how soon do they set in?
People with severe asthma in a new study tended to eat more fat, and less fiber than people without the condition.
New research suggests that the reason children with autism avoid eye contact isn't purely due to lack of social skills.
The early signs of gynecological cancer -- especially the symptoms that are unrelated to the reproductive organs -- often go unheeded by women, a new CDC study finds.
The overall rate of food-borne illness in the U.S. has dropped, researchers say, but some infections are still on the rise.
Tiny batteries, called disk or button batteries, can be swallowed by children, but they can also be inhaled, doctors warn.