Mailing free home HIV tests to high-risk men offers a potentially better strategy for detecting infections than usual care.
WASHINGTON — The White House is ramping up its push to get a bill through Congress that curbs prescription drug costs, feeling a new urgency as the impeachment investigation advances amid the 2020 election campaign.
U.S. regulators on Friday approved a new medicine that can help reduce extremely painful sickle cell disease flare-ups.
WASHINGTON — Some good health news: Americans’ cholesterol levels are dropping, and more people at especially high risk are getting treatment.
Many older American adults may inaccurately estimate their chances for developing dementia and do useless things to prevent it, new research suggests.
Cigarette smoking among US adults fell to its lowest recorded level in 2018: 13.7%, according to a report published Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A new analysis of national data published Wednesday finds 98% of toddlers and two-thirds of infants consume added sugars in their diets each day. The American Heart Association recommends children less than two years of age not have access to any added sugars, which includes any sweeteners t…
Google has confirmed it's collecting health data on millions of Americans through a new partnership with Ascension, one of the country's largest nonprofit health systems.
WASHINGTON — Juul Labs said it will halt U.S. sales of its best-selling, mint-flavored electronic cigarettes as it struggles to survive a nationwide backlash against vaping.
NEW YORK — U.S. health officials announced a breakthrough Friday into the cause of a mysterious outbreak of vaping illnesses, reporting they have a “very strong culprit.”
Radon is a silent killer. 20,000 lung cancer deaths are caused each year by Radon according to the U.S. National Cancer Institute. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. For non-smokers it’s the leading cause for lung cancer. Lung cancer caused by radon costs the United States ove…
About 1 in 4 young adults has high blood pressure. But few are getting treated, with new research concluding Black young adults are especially vulnerable.
In recent years, hospitals and medical centers across the country have stopped selling sugar-sweetened beverages in an effort to reduce obesity and diabetes.
New guidance on concussions shows there isn't enough solid evidence to answer some of parents' most burning questions about contact sports. That includes what age is safest to start playing them.
Ten people at a care facility in Oklahoma were hospitalized after they were injected with insulin instead of a flu shot, police said.
The first attempt in the United States to use a gene editing tool called CRISPR against cancer seems safe in the three patients who have had it so far, but it's too soon to know if it will improve survival, doctors reported Wednesday.
NEW YORK — U.S. health officials estimate that millions of cases of heart disease and other illnesses are linked to abuse and other physical and psychological harm suffered early in life.
NEW YORK — Soon after calories were posted on fast-food menus, people cut back a little bit on what they ordered. But it didn’t last.
NEW YORK — U.S. health officials disclosed another food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, but they said it appears to be over.
WASHINGTON — Measles has a stealth side effect: New research shows it erases much of the immune system’s memory of how to fight other germs, so children recover only to be left more vulnerable to bugs like flu or strep.