Americans are not eating enough fruits and vegetables, CDC reports
Americans are not eating enough fruits and vegetables, CDC reports
Paul Pate - 12 hours ago
According to CDC guidelines, just 10 percent of Americans are eating a healthy amount of fruits and vegetables.
Tracy Williams - Nov 18, 2017
Doctors have made a first attempt to gene-edit inside a living patient.
Ian Marsh - Nov 17, 2017
A new study finds that energy drinks are associated with increases in blood pressure, sleep problems, weight gain, a higher risk for diabetes, kidney damage, tooth decay, anxiety, and substance abuse.
Lucas Rowe - Nov 17, 2017
Obamacare enrollment has surged this year, with nearly 500,000 more plan enrollments in the first two weeks of enrollment compared to the same period last year. The increase occurred despite gloomy predictions by health-care analysts and repeated efforts by the Trump administration to undermine and dismantle the program.
Clint Huston - Nov 17, 2017
A new study shows a link between teen depression and personal electronic use.
Stacey Carter - Nov 16, 2017
If the feds crack down on kratom, users suffering chronic pain could be forced to seek out opioids for relief.
Ian Marsh - Nov 14, 2017
A group of researchers have discovered the different factors that may bring insects into a home.
Ian Marsh - Nov 13, 2017
Scientists shed light on the complex ecology of house bugs and say the uninvited guests may even contribute to human health.
Jason Spencer - Nov 10, 2017
Scientists have discovered that over-the-counter painkillers may be used as an alternative to opioids.
Steve Colyer - Nov 10, 2017
A new study shows the direct link between alcohol and cancer.
Jackie Flores - Nov 08, 2017
While mumps vaccines can weaken over time, they still offer protection against serious complications, according to the CDC.
Wilson Soto - Nov 08, 2017
Metal found in the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs may be able to fight cancer.
Linda Mack - Nov 08, 2017
Almost $6 million of the Red Cross's funds for ebola relief efforts never reached their intended recipients, according to an internal investigation that found that staff had used price inflation and other fraudulent schemes to steal the funds from operations in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia.
Joseph Scalise - Nov 07, 2017
New findings show that, contrary to popular belief, humans do not use more energy for brainpower than all other animal species.
Wilson Soto - Nov 03, 2017
Breastfeeding for at least two months cuts the risk of SIDS almost in half, according to a new study.
Tracy Williams - Nov 01, 2017
Researchers have discovered a process that could save the lives of premature babies all over the world.
Jeremy Morrow - Oct 28, 2017
Researchers have found that the body's internal clock could make afternoon heart surgery safer than morning procedures.
Harry Marcolis - Oct 21, 2017
Researchers have found new evidence that shows a strong link between sugar consumption and cancer.
Rick Docksai - Oct 18, 2017
A bipartisan bill in the Senate, introduced Tuesday, would maintain Obamacare subsidies to insurers for the next two years. President Trump had declared that he was ending the subsidies last week.
Chad Young - Oct 10, 2017
Researchers have discovered that foods high in potassium may increase long term heart health.
Harry Marcolis - Oct 10, 2017
Clint Huston - Oct 05, 2017
A new study shows that cancers related to obesity and weight gain have been steadily rising over the past decade.
Tyler Henderson - Oct 05, 2017
A team of researchers have discovered evidence of how the first cases of genital herpes spread to early humans.
James Smith - Sep 16, 2017
A new type of injection could condense all childhood vaccines into a single, one-time shot.
Joseph Scalise - Sep 14, 2017
A new study finds a surprising link between miscarriages and flu vaccines.
Adam Widmer - Sep 08, 2017
Women in Kentucky may lose their constitutional right to get a legal abortion unless a federal judge steps in to stop the closing of the state's last remaining abortion clinic.
Kyle Bates - Sep 08, 2017
But the United States accounted for an above-average share of the polluted water: 94% of the U.S. samples were contaminated. Even relatively affluent U.S. sites were not immune.
Ian Marsh - Sep 08, 2017
The new study, conducted by researchers from Washington University School of Medicine and the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, could help with that.
Carmelo Sheppard - Sep 05, 2017
The study analyzed CDC statistics on body mass index, or BMI. People with a BMI of 30 and above are considered obese.
Simon Smith - Aug 31, 2017
According to MAPS, it has agreed with the FDA under a special protocol for the design of two Phase 3 trials for MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for patients with severe PTSD.
Dan Taylor - Aug 29, 2017
The doctor was one of several from the University of Miami Health System who reviewed the diplomats' cases. The physicians subjected them to a battery of tests and comprehensive hearing evaluations.
Ed Mason - Aug 27, 2017
Every county in the United States will now have at least one Obamacare-approved insurer providing coverage to its residents starting next year, according to healthcare-management company CareSource.
Robert Balkovich - Aug 22, 2017
The micromotors are biodegradable and the magnesium cores along with their binding polymer layers are dissolved by the stomach's gastric acid without harmful effects.
Ian Marsh - Aug 22, 2017
A new experimental study has resulted in a cure for two-thirds of children treated with immunotherapy for peanut allergy. The ability to eat peanuts lasted for as long as four years after treatment.
Wilson Soto - Aug 22, 2017
The case involved alleged human rights abuses that took place at secret sites in Afghanistan after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks by terrorist plane hijackers on U.S. soil under President George W. Bush.
Billy Kirk - Aug 19, 2017
Men who were heavy drinkers had a 25 percent higher risk of dying during the study and a 67 percent increased risk from cancer compared to males who never drank.
Carmelo Sheppard - Aug 14, 2017
Researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have developed a chip that can heal damaged body functions with a single touch.
Jose Jefferies - Aug 11, 2017
Now, President Trump has been briefed on what many are called an 'opioid epidemic' and he offered comments afterwards from Bedminster, New Jersey.
David Sims - Aug 09, 2017
Scientists believe the sea creatures that attacked an Australian teen over the weekend were small aquatic scavengers known as amphipods.
Josh Curlee - Aug 09, 2017
Growing new organs in a lab is a feat that medicine cannot yet do, but an Ohio State University research team thinks it has found a way to program the human body's own cells to grow new organ tissue on its own.
Simon Smith - Aug 04, 2017
In a major breakthrough that is sure to stoke controversy, U.S. scientists have successfully edited human embryos afflicted with a genetic mutation that causes a sometimes fatal heart condition to produce healthy embryos.
Delila James - Nov 20, 2017
Parkinson's disease affects more men than women and usually appears after age 50.
Ed Mason - Nov 20, 2017
A new study shows that single dog owners had a 33 percent reduction in risk of death and 11 percent reduction in risk of cardiovascular disease compared to single non-dog owners.
Vicky Webb - Nov 20, 2017
A new study has found a link between dog ownership and good cardiovascular health.
Vicky Webb - Nov 16, 2017
A new digital pill could help doctors better monitor patient health.
Vicky Webb - Nov 16, 2017
Doctors have altered the hypertension guidelines, which could change the recommended diets and lifestyle for millions of Americans.
Mark Schwartz - Nov 13, 2017
Reducing alcohol use greatly reduces cancer risks, a leading organization of U.S. cancer doctors said in a statement Tuesday. The statement cited research that finds that one or more alcoholic beverages a day increases risks of breast cancer.
Chad Young - Nov 13, 2017
Even if a flu shot does not provide total protection against sickness, getting one can reduce the severity of the reaction, doctors say.
James Carlin - Nov 11, 2017
A new study finds that wounds tend to heal more quickly during the day than at night.
James Carlin - Nov 10, 2017
Humans first evolved to be tall and skinny before they gained weight.
Delila James - Nov 08, 2017
In a study of 63,000 people, those taking PPIs for acid reflux or heartburn were 2.44 times more likely to develop stomach cancer.
Delila James - Nov 07, 2017
Patients who got an over-the-counter combo of ibuprofen and acetaminophen reported a decline in pain roughly equal to those who took Percocet and significantly greater than those who took the Vicodin or Tylenol 3.
Jason Spencer - Nov 07, 2017
A new study shows that microbes in the gut could affect how well people respond to new wave cancer treatments.
Tracy Williams - Nov 03, 2017
Utah nurse Alex Wubble, who was arrested in July for refusing to let officers take a blood sample from an unconscious patient without a warrant, receives a $500,000 settlement.
Miriam Griffin - Nov 03, 2017
A White House commission on the opioid crisis called for a wide swath of policy changes that it said the United States must undertake to quell the rising epidemic of opioid addictions.
Miriam Griffin - Nov 03, 2017
A White House commission on the opioid crisis called for a wide swath of policy changes that it said the United States must undertake to quell the rising epidemic of opioid addictions.
Tracy Williams - Nov 03, 2017
A group of researchers have developed a way to test for suicidal thoughts and tendencies.
Harry Marcolis - Nov 02, 2017
A new report shows that climate change is triggering deadly events that are harming millions of people across the globe.
Vicky Webb - Oct 31, 2017
Hundreds of Puerto Ricans who have died since Hurricane Maria's landfall have been sent to crematoriums with no formal examination. This leaves no way of determining how many of these deaths were hurricane-related, according to critics, who argue that the "official" death count is grossly under-reporting the actual death toll.
Mark Schwartz - Oct 31, 2017
Dozens of survivors of the Las Vegas shooting earlier this month have managed to offset their medical costs by launching personal fundraising campaigns on sites like GoFundMe. Soliciting donations to help with medical expenses is a small but growing trend in the United States and may have already averted numerous medical bankruptcies.
Paul Pate - Oct 31, 2017
President Trump inadvertently strengthened Obamacare when he cut off subsidies to insurers, analysts have found. Because of the way the law works, the move resulted in more subsidies going directly to customers, who have been able to use them to get better plans for less or at least keep their plans at the same price.
Miriam Griffin - Oct 27, 2017
Pharmaceutical retailer shares dropped Thursday following news that Amazon has gotten licenses to sell prescription drugs wholesale in at least 12 states. Executives of pharmacy corporations, drug companies, and middleman businesses all expressed concerns that the move, if true, could lead to a major shake-up in drug pricing as Amazon uses its clout to take over the system.
Kyle Bates - Oct 21, 2017
U.S. hospitals are shelling out unprecedented sums of money to attract and retain nursing staff and fill an unusually steep shortfall of nurses. Prospective nurses receive offers of not only higher salaries, but additional perks like free housing and student loan repayment as hiring incentives.
Linda Mack - Oct 21, 2017
A New York University study is assessing cardiac patients who had "near-death experiences" in the hospital. And its findings so far suggest that our brains really do keep working for a few minutes or more after we are "clinically dead."
Joseph Scalise - Oct 18, 2017
A new study shows that oral HPV affects men at a much greater rate than it affects women.
Chad Young - Oct 17, 2017
A newly developed injection could stave off the effects of snakebite venom long enough to give victims time to get to a hospital.
Harry Marcolis - Oct 11, 2017
Researchers in Singapore may have finally discovered where the durian -- a fruit known for its strong and unpleasant odor -- first got its pungent smell.
Cliff Mooneyham - Oct 10, 2017
Morva's lawyers say that at the time of the murders, their client thought he was acting in self-defense and that when he was sentenced, the jury had only heard that he had a personality disorder.
Stacey Carter - Oct 06, 2017
New research has found that over fifty percent of new cancer drugs on the European market do not help improve survival rate or quality of life when they are released.
Billy Kirk - Oct 06, 2017
A newly developed surgical adhesive is able to seal wounds much faster and more effectively than more traditional methods.
Steve Colyer - Oct 05, 2017
A new study finds that a third of all smartphone notifications make people upset in some way.
Dan Taylor - Sep 26, 2017
Sen. John McCain announced his opposition Friday to the latest, last-ditch effort by the GOP to repeal and replace Obamacare, likely dooming the bill to defeat.
Josh Curlee - Sep 19, 2017
Senate Republicans have a new Obamacare-repeal bill under review and almost enough votes to pass it, according to bill co-sponsor Bill Cassidy (R-Louisiana). But the clock is ticking: If the bill doesn't come to a vote by September 30, Democrats will be able to quash it with a filibuster.
Jose Jefferies - Sep 14, 2017
Sanders' plan would replace nearly all private health plans with a Medicare-like government program that would guarantee health coverage to all Americans.
David Sims - Sep 13, 2017
However, the study also revealed that people were less likely to die young if they simply got up and moved around every half hour.
Jeremy Morrow - Sep 11, 2017
Survey respondents specifically thought that 22% of medication prescriptions, 25% of medical tests, 11% of procedures, and 21% of medical care overall are not needed.
Ed Mason - Sep 11, 2017
As a result of the chemical explosion, the plaintiffs "began to fall ill in the middle of the road" and were bent over vomiting, the lawsuit alleges.
Jeremy Morrow - Sep 11, 2017
The pen is accurate nearly 96 percent of the time and could help surgeons better remove tumors during surgery.
Lucas Rowe - Sep 11, 2017
The droplet absorbs chemicals from tissue cells, and then an instrument called a mass spectrometer analyzes the droplet and gives the doctors its results on a computer monitor.
Lila Alexander - Sep 11, 2017
Lobbyists representing doctors, health-insurance companies, and health-care businesses pressed the Senate's health committee this week to commit to funding health-insurance subsidies for the next two years.
Ian Marsh - Sep 05, 2017
Although the administration has not formally studied the effectiveness of the outreach, officials claim it is not cost efficient, saying most of the people likely to sign up already know about the law.
Linda Mack - Sep 05, 2017
Lucas Rowe - Sep 05, 2017
The FDA has just taken another step toward approving MDMA, the main ingredient in the illegal hallucinogen Ecstasy, as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder.
Clint Huston - Aug 27, 2017
Health care giant Aetna mailed letters to thousands of customers in a number of states that revealed their HIV status through windows on the envelopes.
Ed Mason - Aug 24, 2017
Researchers have developed an experimental technology that provides a scientific basis for using noninvasive retinal imaging to diagnose Alzheimer's disease at an early stage, even before symptoms develop.
Harry Marcolis - Aug 23, 2017
Another one of Johnson's products, Shower to Shower, also is talc-based and linked to an increased risk of ovarian cancer.
Kara Menard - Aug 22, 2017
Mylan, maker of the EpiPen emergency allergy treatment, finalized a $465 million settlement with the U.S. Justice Department to resolve a year-long over EpiPen's price, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Massachusetts announced Thursday.
Cliff Mooneyham - Aug 15, 2017
The litter had 37 piglets in all, and not one of them had traces of the Active Porcine Endogenous Retrovirus, or PERVs. That is a big step towards growing organs in animals.
Cliff Mooneyham - Aug 14, 2017
In a scientific breakthrough, researchers have edited the genes of piglets to make their organs safer for transplant to humans.
James Carlin - Aug 07, 2017
The CDC issued a separate report last year finding that suicides in the U.S. as a whole increased by 24 percent over a 15-year period.
Jose Jefferies - Aug 07, 2017
More pollution is coming from private lands, where the chemicals seep into groundwater or local rivers and streams and make their way into the forests.