Missouri health officials have reported the state’s first case of a mosquito-borne virus that has been spreading to the U.S. from the Caribbean.
Starting July 2015, public college and university students who live on campus will be required to be vaccinated for meningitis, unless they have overriding medical reasons or opposing religious beliefs.
The price is sky-high, but so is demand. A new $1,000-per-pill drug has become the treatment of choice for Americans with hepatitis C, a liver-wasting disease that affects more than 3 million.
An American doctor working with Ebola patients in Liberia has tested positive for the deadly virus, an aid organization said Saturday.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued a public health alert because a Kansas City company refused to recall uninspected chicken products.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration isn't required to hold public hearings to evaluate the health risks of widespread use of antibiotics in animal feed, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.
Trader Joe's, Walmart, Costco, Kroger, Ralph's, Shop Rite among affected retailers
As food recalls go, the recent stone-fruit recall from California-based Wawona Packing Company is arguably both better and worse than most: better in that there have been no confirmed reports of people getting sick from contaminated food, worse in that the scope of the recall keeps growing.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new combination pain pill from the maker of OxyContin that is designed to discourage abuse by painkiller addicts.
Nutrition facts labels on food packages list ingredients and nutrient levels, but they don't tell consumers outright if a food is good for them.
An experimental drug from the biotech company Genentech failed to slow mental decline in mid-stage studies on more than 500 people with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease, but showed some promise in the least-impaired participants who received a higher dose.
New details from two studies reveal more side effects from niacin, a drug that hundreds of thousands of Americans take for cholesterol problems and general heart health. Some prominent doctors say the drug now seems too risky for routine use.
A new fruit that research says packs more antioxidants than popular "superfoods" like blueberries, acai berries and goji berries is establishing itself in the aisles of mainstream grocery stores, showing up in everything from juices to powdered supplements to baby food.
Federal health advisers say there is little to no evidence that a popular technique for removing fibroids can be performed without the risk of spreading undetected cancers to other parts of the body.
Visitors from around the world to two upcoming events in Ohio’s Amish country could come away with more than they bargained for, health officials fear — a case of measles from the nation’s largest outbreak in two decades.
Egypt's military said Saturday that a device it claimed it invented to cure AIDS and hepatitis C needs six more months of testing.
The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a long-delayed inhalable diabetes medication to help patients control their blood sugar levels during meals.
Health officials say the death of a south-central Missouri man was probably caused by West Nile virus.
Federal health regulators have approved a first-of-a-kind set of robotic leg braces that can help some disabled people walk again.
3-D mammograms may be better at finding cancer than regular scans, a large study suggests, although whether that means saving more lives isn't known.
The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a new antibiotic from Cubist Pharmaceuticals to treat common skin infections often acquired in the hospital.