Do you know what to do in the event of a nuclear detonation? If not, don't worry: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is giving a talk next week on just that topic.
A compound in marijuana appears to be relatively safe and nonaddictive, according to a new report from the World Health Organization (WHO).
Singer-songwriter John Mayer went to the hospital this morning (Dec. 5) for an emergency appendectomy, or surgery to remove his appendix.
It's a medical treatment that Louis XIV, the French king who presided over the gold-drenched Palace of Versailles, might have liked.
Three people in Uganda and Kenya have died from an extremely rare and deadly disease caused by the Marburg virus, the World Health Organization reported today (Nov. 7). What is the Marburg virus?
Medical marijuana may help with several health conditions, but it's certainly not a cure for cancer.
A California woman is suing the makeup store Sephora because she claims that she contracted oral herpes from a "tester" tube of lipstick, TMZ reported yesterday (Oct. 30).
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a message for candy-lovers: "As it turns out, you really can overdose on candy — or, more precisely, black licorice."
The current plague outbreak in Madagascar has killed more than 100 people, and officials say that a centuries-old tradition may increase the risk of further spread, according to news reports.
Magnets can be dangerous toys for children — if swallowed, they can stick together, creating holes in the body, and lead to a medical emergency.
In an awful accident, a woman in Japan had her entire scalp pulled off her head, according to a new report of the woman's case.
Do humans have a shedding season? According to an analysis of Google searches for "hair loss," that may be the case: A new study finds that these searches spike in the summer and fall.
Injuries to eyeballs might make you want to squirm and cover your eyes, but these icky accidents and odd occurrences can also be illuminating.
A group of scientists in China has successfully modified the genes of pigs to create a slimmer swine.
People in California no longer need to decide between being buried or cremated when they die. On Oct. 15, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that will allow for new option called "water cremation."
Cases of a rare type of cancer that is linked to breast implants appear to be on the rise, according to a new review.
A mother and her daughter in Tennessee were infected with a virus rarely seen in the United States, and the culprit seems to be pet rats.
This year, the scariest Halloween costumes could be corrupt government officials or polluted water — at least according to a new survey ranking the top fears of Americans.
In an interview on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" Monday (Oct. 9), actor Frankie Muniz revealed he's had "a fair amount of ministrokes."
When the boy band One Direction sang about trying to "scream out my lungs," in their ballad "Moments," they likely weren't expecting anyone to take the lyrics literally.
If you're a long-distance runner, it may be an all-too-familiar scenario: You're partway through your run when your stomach starts to cramp and you need to find a bathroom — immediately.
Last week, The New York Times reported that Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein had reached at least eight settlements with women who accused him of sexual harassment and unwanted physical contact.