A cataract shaped like a star developed in a man's eye after he was punched. It's common for cataracts to form after a blow to the eye, but most aren't so pretty, experts say.
A patient who died of rabies in Maryland recently had contracted the deadly viral infection through an organ transplant, health officials confirmed today.
Eating a lot of high-fat dairy foods increased breast cancer patients' risk of dying in a new study.
A 67-year-old woman came to the hospital terrified of the visions of odd-looking faces that appeared hovering before her.
Feeling lonely -- whether or not a person is actually alone -- is linked with an increased risk of developing dementia, a new study says.
Almost half of women over age 40 who became prenant through IVF were surprised to discover they needed fertility treatments, a new study finds..
When a woman in her 30s went to the ER with one pupil dilated to twice the size of the other, doctors found a surprising reason for her condition.
To avoid getting sick during flu season, avoiding touching your nose and mouth is just as important as washing your hands.
Injuries related to inflatable bouncers, a type of outdoor play area for children, have risen rapidly in recent years, a new study finds.
The red wine compound resveratrol may not act as the metabolism booster that preliminary research has suggested, a small new study finds.
Fathers' relationships with their teens have a sizeable influence on their teens' sexual behaviors, separate from the influence of moms, a new review suggests.
Prevention strategies for ovarian cancer, a particularly deadly disease, are sorely needed, experts say.
Women having surgery may consent to allow medical student involvement in their care. But do they know the student may perform a pelvic exam while they are unconscious?
A man whose ear had itched for two months turned out to have mites and mite eggs in his ear canal, a new case report says.
Doctors should heed their "gut feelings" that something is seriously wrong when they evaluate sick children, because such feelings can help identify rare, serious infections, a new study says.
Women with the most severe form of endometriosis may be more attractive than the average gal, a new study from Italy suggests.
A new survey finds that an increasing number of people cannot afford their prescription medications.
A gene therapy treatment could help treat people with severe immune system deficiencies, once called "bubble boy" disease.
Teens who are overweight or obese actually eat fewer calories than their healthy-weight peers, a new study finds.