An Ohio family got a miracle this Holy Week: Pope Francis granted their son's wish with a papal kiss.
Sudden infant death syndrome -- long regarded as an unexplained phenomenon affecting apparently healthy children under 1 -- may have a genetic basis in some cases, a new study suggests.
President Donald Trump's travel ban is throwing up road blocks for a US citizen who needs a bone marrow transplant that could save his life.
President Donald Trump announced Wednesday he will replace his Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin with Ronny Jackson, who currently serves as physician to the President.
Public Health England is investigating the case of a UK man infected with a multidrug-resistant form of gonorrhea.
Ireland will hold a referendum on whether abortion should be legalized on May 25, Irish Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy announced Wednesday.
A new study confirms what parents already know: the inside of a rubber ducky is gross.
For decades, birth control pills have exclusively been used by women. But a male birth control pill that is both safe and effective may be on the horizon, according to a new study.
Besides the usual suspects we worry about when it comes to our diets, should cancer be something we should add to our list of food worries?
If you're a "woman of a certain age," you might have wondered: Where did this belly fat come from? You're eating and exercising no differently than you did before menopause struck, but suddenly, your tummy has ballooned.
Health insurer Aetna announced Tuesday it would pass along to consumers the rebates it receives from drug manufacturers, starting January 1. This will apply to about 3 million customers enrolled in a certain type of job-based insurance coverage.
An Ohio fertility clinic says more than 4,000 eggs and embryos were affected by a freezer malfunction, double the number previously thought -- and that it's unlikely any of them are viable.
The most decorated Olympian of all time, swimmer Michael Phelps rewrote sports history.
Are we doing our kids a a nutritional disservice by tossing their sandwich crusts in the garbage when they protest eating them?
A toxicology report from Prince's autopsy has provided a more detailed picture of the cause of the singer's death.
Moments of glory for Olympic athletes are flashed around the word for all to see and share. But there's a counterpoint to the shock and awe of the photo finish or the podium wave -- when the adrenalin rush has gone and you're left dealing with the humdrum of everyday life.
The prices of the 20 most commonly prescribed brand-name drugs for seniors have risen nearly 10 times more than the annual rate of inflation over the past five years, according to a congressional report released Monday.
Imagine if, instead of heat this summer, we were faced with a sudden, dramatic cold front that lasted the next 100 years. That is what our hunter-gatherer ancestors lived through 11,000 years ago.
Arianna Huffington is one of the most influential women in media, but today she defines herself as a wellness guru and a so-called "sleep evangelist."
Children with autism spectrum disorder are significantly less likely to be fully vaccinated than children unaffected by autism, new research finds. And the same is true of their younger sisters and brothers.
Are you trying to lose weight? Follow these 6 proven strategies to reduce your weight and boost your health.
Bill Gates traveled to Nigeria to publicly give its leaders some tough talk. It was a highly unusual move but the tech billionaire believes the country is facing a critical moment.
Cheering on your favorite sports team and snacking on junk food often go hand in hand in the United States, but a new study sheds light on just how intertwined sports and unhealthy foods really are.
Spring is in the air! Find out which foods to eat so you can feel your best.