(HealthDay)—A Colorado dog last year caused the largest outbreak of pneumonic plague—also called the Black Death—in the United States since 1924, scientists reported Thursday.
An international team of scientists led by a Cedars-Sinai researcher has identified a new genetic mutation that appears to protect people from developing Type 2 diabetes.
Norway ranks as the world's best place to be a mother, well ahead of the United States which dropped to the 33rd spot in the annual scorecard released by Save the Children on Monday.
(HealthDay)—Home births without a midwife or doctor present—which have been linked to increased risk of infant death and disease—have jumped 79 percent in the United States in recent years, researchers ...
(HealthDay)—A new survey finds that many people in the United States are forgetting their backs when they try to be forward-thinking about skin cancer prevention.
A team of researchers from Sweden and the United States have examined the potential role of the family environment and neighborhood factors on mental health outcomes in a new study published in Journal of Psychiatric Research.
It's been five months since the H5N2 bird flu virus was discovered in the United States, and producers have lost 21 million birds in the Midwest alone. Yet, researchers acknowledge they still know little ...
(HealthDay)—There are a number of ways you can reduce your risk of stroke, a neurologist says.
(HealthDay)—Heart attack patients live longer if they're treated at high-performing hospitals—those with lower 30-day death rates, a new study indicates.
Swine farmers are more likely to carry multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus or "staph") than people without current swine exposure, according to a study conducted by a team of researchers f ...
(HealthDay)—Fewer pregnant women had cesarean section births in Canadian hospitals that took part in a C-section review program, a new study reports.
Puerto Rico's Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla has authorized the use of marijuana for medicinal use, in a surprise move after the US possession's legislature failed to act on the issue.
A state of emergency was declared Friday by Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad with nearly 17 million chickens and turkeys dead, dying or scheduled to be euthanized due to a widening bird flu outbreak.
The United States decommissioned its treatment unit Thursday for Liberian healthcare workers infected with Ebola, with the country set to be declared free of the virus within two weeks.
Improved vaccine campaigns have led to the elimination of rubella—an infectious disease that can cause birth defects—from North, Central and South America, global health authorities said Wednesday.