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Do you flush your contact lenses? Here's why you should stop

Ever wonder what happens to disposable contact lenses when it's time to actually dispose of them?Some...

Measles cases reach record high in Europe

Cases of measles have reached a record high in Europe this year, with more cases recorded in the first six m...

How an improv class is helping the anxious

Nimeet Shah panicked whenever he had to speak before a group at work."It was pretty severe," the Chic...

Children in Ancient Rome had Vitamin D deficiency, study says

A new analysis of skeletons from ancient Roman cemeteries across Europe has revealed that vitamin D deficien...

A photographic treatment for people with dementia

One of the first dementia patients Laurence Aëgerter met was in the later stages of the illness. She visite...

Lockdown curtains and drill bags. Preparing for school shootings is now just another part of a teacher's day.

Walk in to any given elementary or middle school classroom, and you're bound to be greeted with some evidenc...

What is hand, foot and mouth disease?

Hand, foot and mouth disease is an illness commonly seen in children younger than 5. It spreads through cont...

Why pancreatic cancer is so deadly

Pancreatic cancer is the third-leading cause of death from cancer in the United States, after lung and color...

Photo of baby encircled by IVF needles goes viral

Wearing a rainbow swaddle, a 2-week-old newborn is encircled with hundreds of syringes showing her parents' in vitro fertilization struggles.

Florida's toxic algae problem and your health: 'Red tide' and 'green slime'

When Marcy Cornell's toddler son "couldn't breathe" on the first day of their recent Florida vacation, she t...

Pregnant women addicted to opioids quadruples

More than 72,000 Americans died from drug overdoses last year. That's a 7% increase from the year before, according to a new CDC report. Most of those deaths were opioid-related -- and there's a new part of the population in crisis: pregnant women. CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, is OutFront.

What is K2?

A drug called K2 is believed to be behind more than 100 overdoses in New Haven, Connecticut, this week. Some...

It took 4 years, 3 miscarriages and 1,616 shots to make this baby

This photo is testament to an undying hope in the face of heartbreak after heartbreak.Wearing a rainb...

DEAFinitely Dope: Handing rap music to the deaf

Matt Maxey was diagnosed with profound hearing loss at an early age but has made music his life's passion.

Rate of women addicted to opioids during pregnancy quadrupled in 15 years, CDC says

Nationwide, the rate of opioid use disorder among women delivering babies more than quadrupled over the 15-y...

New Haven police make arrest after more than 100 K2 overdose calls

Police in the Connecticut city of New Haven have arrested one man in connection with a spate of synthetic ma...

When insurance wouldn't pay, parents funded cancer patient's $95,000 lifesaving treatment

Kate Weissman sits at the edge of the patient table. Her oncologist goes over her medical records and says h...

DEAFinitely Dope: Handing rap music to the deaf

As A$AP Rocky's "Praise the Lord" begins blaring through the speaker, Matt Maxey smiles. "Turn it up," he sa...

Escape from the Mayo Clinic: Teen accuses world-famous hospital of 'medical kidnapping'

In a jaw-dropping moment caught on video, an 18-year-old high school senior rushes to escape from the hospit...

Escape from the Mayo Clinic: Parents break teen out of world-famous hospital

One winter afternoon last year, Duane Engebretson sat in his stepdaughter's hospital room at the Mayo Clinic...

Escape from the Mayo Clinic: How CNN reported the story

Since CNN published the "Escape from the Mayo Clinic" stories, Mayo Clinic issued several responses that are...

Why does alcohol give you the munchies?

If you're like many people, the more you drink, the more you eat.Munching on a bag of Doritos while g...

CDC graphic novel foreshadows swine flu in California, Michigan

A new graphic novel, published last week by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, illustrates i...

Low and high carb diets increase risk of early death, study finds

A low-carb or high-carb diet raises your risk of death, a new study suggests, with people eating the food st...

Life expectancy drops in the US and the UK, rises in Australia, a new study finds

Life expectancy fell across the majority of high-income countries, signaling a collective and simultaneous d...

Insurance refused to pay for cancer treatment

After the nation's largest health insurance company refused to pay for Kate Weissman's cancer therapy, her parents stepped in and funded her $95,000 lifesaving treatment.

More than 90 people overdosed on K2 in one New Haven park

As Fire Chief John Alston Jr. spoke to reporters in New Haven, Connecticut, about a spate of drug overdoses ...

NYU makes tuition free for all medical students

New York University will offer a scholarship that covers tuition to every new, current and future medical st...

First generic EpiPen gets FDA approval

The US Food and Drug Administration has ...

More than 70 overdose on synthetic marijuana

More than 70 people overdosed on synthetic marijuana, "unadultered K2," at one park in New Haven, Connecticut. CNN's Polo Sandoval reports.

US drug overdose deaths rose 7% in 2017 and doubled over a decade, CDC reports

More than 72,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in 2017, up nearly 7% from 2016, according to preliminary ...

Contact lens found in woman's eyelid 28 years later

Surgeons discovered a contact embedded in a woman's eyelid 28 years after she lost it.

'What did we do?' Families anxious about chemicals found in tap water

It's been about three weeks since Tammy Cooper last drank water from her tap. That's when she saw a warning ...

A contact lens was embedded in woman's eyelid for 28 years

Calling all contact lens users: Do not panic. (Shuddering is fine.)Imagine going to the eye doctor be...

FDA warns of pet owners using animals to get opioids

The US Food and Drug Administration has raised alarm about one way people might access opioids to misuse and...

At least 107 measles cases confirmed across 21 states

More than 100 cases of measles have been diagnosed this year in 21 states and the District of Columbia, the ...

Thyroid medications recalled due to risk of impurities

Certain batches of hypothyroid medications are being recalled by Westminster Pharmaceuticals after one of it...

Suicide survivor gets historic face transplant

A suicide attempt left her without a face. Now she is on the cover of National Geographic as the youngest face transplant recipient in US history.

Watch teen escape from Mayo Clinic

Alyssa Gilderhus accuses the Mayo Clinic of trying to "medically kidnap" her. Watch her escape.

How to design a school in the era of mass shootings

For school designers and architects, the current debate about how to make schools safer focuses too much on ...

Elephants rarely get cancer. Here's why this matters to humans

You'd think elephants would be getting cancer left and right: They are giants of the animal kingdom and have...

How to build a better butt

As a 48-year-old, fairly fit, working mother of two young boys (I had both kids in my 40s), I try to avoid m...

Unsafe levels of a weed killer chemical in oat products, report says

Some types of oat cereals, oatmeal, granola and snack bars contain higher levels of a chemical found in the ...

Historic face transplant gives suicide survivor a 'second chance'

As Katie Stubblefield brushed her fingers across her face, she could feel the wound.Her vision is gre...

A teacher battling cancer ran out of sick days. School employees showered him with theirs.

The chemotherapy dripped through a catheter in his chest. Cancer patient Robert Goodman had burned through h...

41 deaths from Ebola in Congo, health officials 'worried'

Fifty-seven cases of Ebola have been identified in the ongoing outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo,...

Can 'detox teas' like Teami help you lose weight?

They call her "Cardi Bardi, banging bo...

New theory paints more sophisticated picture of ancient Easter Island

For decades, mystery has swirled around what happened to the founding population of the remote Easter Island...

Unexpected effects of climate change: worse food safety, more car wrecks

On excessively hot days, there are more likely to be fatal car accidents and food safety problems, and polic...

Watch NASA launch probe that will explore sun

NASA launches its Parker Solar Probe to explore the sun's atmosphere.

Eugene Parker, the pioneer behind the 'mission to touch the sun'

"Let's see what lies ahead." That is the message of 91-year-old pioneering astrophysicist Eugene Parker bein...

Look up for the Perseid meteor shower this weekend

Moonless nights will make the spectacle of the annual Perseid meteor shower even more scintillating this wee...

On 'mission to touch the sun,' Parker Solar Probe has launched

Humanity's first visit to a star began this weekend. NASA's Parker Solar Probe will explore the sun's atmosp...

Jurors give $289 million to a man they say got cancer from Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller

San Francisco jurors just ruled that that Roundup, the most popular weedkiller in the world, gave a former s...

World blood pressure rises (2016)

About 1.13 billion people are now living with high blood pressure worldwide, with the majority in low-income countries.

California: Roundup ingredient can cause cancer (2017)

Glyphosate will be added to California's list of chemicals that can cause cancer, the state's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment said. Glyphosate is the key ingredient in weed killers such as Roundup.

Judge denies effort by German drug maker to block Nebraska execution

A federal judge Friday denied a motion by a German health care company that, if granted, would have delayed ...

FDA approves 1st birth control app, long-term vaginal contraception ring

An app designed to track fertility and prevent pregnancy in women 18 and older is the first to win US Food a...

Cholera Fast Facts

Here's a look at cholera, an acute diarr...

FDA expands recall of blood pressure drug valsartan due to cancer concern

The US Food and Drug Administration expanded...

A university spelled 'Board of trustees' incorrectly in its diplomas for 6 years before it was spotted

Colorado Mesa University is issuing two diplomas for the price of one. The catch? The first one was signed b...

Valsartan recall: 4 things patients should know

Several common drugs that contain ...

A teen wanted to auction off a pig for a cancer charity. Buyers kept returning it so he could sell it over and over.

The auction took place on a mild Wisconsin morning. Yet, standing in front of an expectant crowd, 15-year-ol...

Too cute? Colleges, courts grapple with the role of companion animals

A 15-year-old girl took the witness stand to testify against the accused, detailing extensive sexual abuse. ...

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Social media filters mess with our perceptions so much, there's now a name for it

Social media filters are fun! You can look like a puppy dog or a nerdy cat or a fairy princess, or just hot!...

Woman dying of cancer seeks deportation stay

Gloria Barrera is measuring her life in months. In the time she has left, she has just one wish: not to be d...

DR Congo's Ebola outbreak claims more lives, vaccinations under way

The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province claimed more lives as the count...

Australians urged to get tested for syphilis after unborn baby dies

Australians are being urged to get tested for syphilis after a rise in cases of the sexually transmitted inf...

What does a guitar solo look like if you can't hear? How a sign language interpreter translates concerts

If you showed up late or missed the introduction, you might think she's the main attraction.On the ma...

Raising white kids to be racially sensitive -- and proactive

Parenting in the current political climate isn't for the faint of heart. Recently, my 9-year old daughter as...

JUUL and the vape debate

A product that was meant for adult smokers got into the hands of teens and went viral. JUUL Labs speaks on camera for the first time about the ongoing teen vaping epidemic.

Puerto Rico admits Hurricane Maria's death toll may be 1,427

The government of Puerto Rico has quietly admitted that the death toll from Hurricane Maria -- a subject of ...

Asbestos, lead and other dangerous chemicals found in children's school supplies, report says

Parents may want to take a second look at their children's school supplies this season.The results of...

Juul and the vape debate: Choosing between smokers and teens

The year was 2004, and James Monsees and Adam Bowen couldn't stop taking smoking breaks during a brainstormi...

Exercise is good for your body and your mind, study says

The benefits of exercise are widely known: it helps you live longer and lowers risk of...

Is your underwear helping or hurting your chances of becoming a father?

Appearance aside, boxers may be the optimal underwear for men aiming to be fathers.Men who wear loose...

Inducing labor at 39 weeks might help avoid C-section, study finds

Once a mother reaches 39 weeks in her pregnancy journey, she can feel the anticipation and anxiety of what c...

Ebola Fast Facts

Here's some background information about Ebola, ...

How bugs become superbugs

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen explains how superbugs are formed when bacteria become resistant to antibiotics.

In Malawi, babies fight for life against superbugs

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism uncovers the fight for newborn survival in Malawi, where superbugs are stopping common life-saving drugs from working.

Online dating study: Are you chasing people 'out of your league'?

Online daters tend to pursue users who are roughly 25% "more desirable" than they are -- and, by the looks o...

Faced with falling birth rates, China urges citizens to have more babies

China appears to be backpedaling on its decades-long policies to limit population growth as it attempts to a...

Scourge of superbugs killing Malawi's babies

In a sweltering room in the corner of the Chatinkha nursery in Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre,...

'Are we there yet?' A road trip with kids is itself a destination

I'm writing this on a road trip, the longest we've taken with our two daughters. It is nine hours according ...

Trump's 'ridiculous' tweet about California wildfires

Wildfires are raging in California. Several people are dead.President Trump's concern?Water....

Three decades after the Challenger disaster, Christa McAuliffe's lessons will finally be taught

Christa McAuliffe never got to realize her dream of teaching from space.The 37-year-old social studie...

One in 7 babies prenatally exposed to Zika has health problems, CDC says

Nearly one in seven babies born to women infected with the Zika virus while pregnant had one or more health ...

Limit screen time to protect your child's heart, American Heart Association says

Parents, there's yet another reason to limit screen time for your kids: It could contribute to future heart ...

Why Italy's U-turn on mandatory vaccination shocks the scientific community

An amendment from Italy's anti-establishment government that removes mandatory vaccination for schoolchildre...

Strange 'rogue planet' travels through space alone

A strange 200 million-year-old object with the mass of a planet has been discovered 20 light-years from Eart...

Earth at risk of becoming 'hothouse' if tipping point reached, report warns

Scientists are warning that a domino effect will kick in if global temperatures rise more than 2°C above pr...

Boats, donkeys and their own two feet: How kids around the world get to school

Back to school season in the United States brings droves of big yellow school buses and crammed carpool lane...

The human impact on Everest

This year, 28,000 pounds of human waste was removed from base camp. The Mount Everest Biogas Project plans to convert this waste into a usable product.

Amid seizures, man sketched his 'beautiful' hallucinations

At first, he would see a colorful circle. It would grow a shimmering, flashing tail "dripping" down, which h...

This plate design gets young kids to eat more veggies, study finds

Segmented plates with pictures of recommended foods in each compartment led preschoolers to eat more vegetab...

CNN Exclusive: Surgeon falsely accused of wrongdoing tries to recover his name

Two years ago, Dr. Ricardo Quarrie, a cardiothoracic fellow at Yale New Haven Hospital, was publicly accused...

Solving Everest's mounting poop problem

When climbing enthusiasts take a stab at the ...

Teens who vape or use hookah are more likely to use marijuana later, study finds

Teens who used e-cigarettes and hookah were up to four times more likely to use marijuana later, according t...

Cloning Fast Facts

Here's some background information about ...

33 reported dead in Congo Ebola outbreak

The Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed 33 people, the World Health Organiza...

Got milk? Vanilla Almond Breeze might, prompting recall

HP Hood LLC has recalled some half-gallon cartons of refrigerated Vanilla Almond Breeze almond milk because ...

Why your DNA may be solving cold cases

Initially used to locate birth parents, genetic genealogy is now being used to nab criminals. The technique has already led to five arrests in 2018.

The unapproved antidepressant that's poisoning people

From 2014 through 2017, there was an increase in US poison control calls related to the intentional abuse an...

It started as a hobby. Now they're using DNA to help cops crack cold cases

In a dizzying span over the past few months, some of the nation's most frustratingly unsolvable cold cases h...

This store employee's simple gesture meant the world to a teen with autism

A grocery store employee is being lauded for helping a teen with autism stock shelves in a fridge.Sid...

Autistic teen helps store worker stock shelves

A grocery store employee in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is being lauded for asking a teen with autism to help him stock shelves in a fridge.

The real reason people rent middle-aged men in Japan

"Unless you have interesting input coming into you all the time, you will psychologically die.""You l...

Women found unresponsive due to by dry ice

Two women were found unresponsive in a car along with four coolers of dry ice in Pierce County, Washington.

395 people sickened in McDonald's salad outbreak

Federal health officials reported Thursday an additional 109 cases of cyclospora infection in an ongoing out...

Who was buried at Stonehenge? New study sheds light

As one of the world's most famous prehistoric monuments, Stonehenge still holds many secrets despite centuri...

Hand sanitizers are losing kill power against this germ in hospitals, study finds

In hospitals, one bacterial species is becoming increasingly tolerant to the alcohols used in hand sanitizer...

Bizarre things your body might do during pregnancy

You're glowing with the news: A baby is growing inside you. But as your belly swells, so does the list of bi...

Every week, this woman nearly dies before she can get medical treatment

Thousands of undocumented immigrants are unable to gain access to kidney dialysis in most states until they are experiencing a life-threatening emergency. Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.

Yes, there are people who wash and reuse condoms. And the CDC wants them to stop

Hello, here's some news you can use: If you are having sex with a condom, do not remove it, wash it, hang it...

Here's yet another reason to doubt the Hurricane Maria death toll

No one knows -- or may ever know -- exactly how many people died in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puer...

Ice cream salesman's wife and mother suffocated by dry ice in car

Two women were found unresponsive in a car along with the likely culprit -- four coolers of dry ice -- Frida...

Eat farm-to(-your-kitchen)-table because it's good for you and the earth; here's how

Drew Hiatt walked me around a small patch of farmland just a few footsteps away from his dining room inside ...

Undocumented immigrants on dialysis forced to cheat death every week

Every Monday morning, like clockwork, one of Lucia's children or her husband drives her to the emergency roo...

New Ebola cluster confirmed in Congo a week after old outbreak ends

Ebola is back in the Democratic Republic of Congo.The country's ...

They ate raw centipedes -- and then the headaches began

After two people in Guangzhou, China, were admitted to the hospital with headaches and other neurological sy...

Borrowing from the cancer playbook to find treatment for Alzheimer's disease

It's been notoriously difficult to develop medicines for ...

Car manufacturers seek tech solutions to hot car deaths

Thirty-seven children die each year as a result of being left in a hot car according to the ...

Health alert issued for salads, wraps from Kroger, Trader Joe's, Walgreens due to parasite concern

Consumers have been warned by federal health officials not to purchase over two dozen salad and wrap product...

A college textbook says Holocaust victims failed to realize their strength

An online textbook, which blames Holocaust victims for failing to tap into their strength, is required reading for ne...

Jeanne Daprano is redefining your idea of aging

At 81 years old Jeanne is running into the record books and refuses to conform to the conventional idea of aging.

81-year-old runner: 'The best is yet to come'

Jeanne Daprano wants the world to know something: She's not leaving anything behind. At 81 years old, she's still pushing her body to the limit. CNN's Sanjay Gupta reports.

When surgeons removed one sixth of a child's brain, here's what happened

What does a child's brain, which repaired itself after a full third of the right hemisphere was surgically removed, t...

Is there a new water crisis in Michigan?

On Sunday, Michigan's lieutenant governor called a ...

Mom says medics didn't take daughter to hospital, saying she couldn't afford it

A Florida woman claims an ambulance wouldn't take her 30-year-old daughter to the hospital, because, she said, fire r...

81-year-old runner is breaking records but says 'the best is yet to come'

Jeanne Daprano wants the world to know something: She's not leaving anything behind. No regrets, no fear. At 81 years...

How Trump's abortion gag rule policy impacts the global AIDS crisis

New findings presented last week at the 22nd International AIDS Conference reveal how President Donald Trump's expans...

1 in 8 children in India has neurodevelopmental disability, report estimates

Nearly one in eight Indian children ages 2 through 9 might have a neurodevelopmental disorder, ...

Vaginal 'rejuvenation' devices have serious side effects, might be unsafe, FDA says

Devices that promise vaginal "rejuvenation" to women with urinary incontinence or sexual or menopausal symptoms might...

Wildfire smoke and your health: Do you need to worry?

Hazy, smoke-filled skies from the massive ...

Hip-hop mogul leaves his business behind to focus on health

Charlie Jabaley is a man of extremes: a self-made millionaire, an athlete who biked across the country and a former b...

Don't pressure your picky eater -- it doesn't work

"No! No eat!" your terrible 2-year-old said, pushing the green beans away. Now, mind you, this is a vegetable that us...

Alcohol in breast milk may lead to lower cognition in kids, study finds

Children's exposure to alcohol through breast milk may cause a comparable drop in their cognitive abilities, accordin...

Zen and the art of bicycling to work

No possession of my childhood bestowed more freedom to me than my bicycle.The circumference of my life on any ...

Chinese company recalls tainted heart medicine from stores worldwide

A medicine manufacturer in China is undertaking an international recall of active substances used in a commonly-used ...

CNN Exclusive: Bayer paid doctors millions for questionable birth control device

When Christina Potts was looking for permanent birth control, she said, her doctor was a "cheerleader" for one option...

Elton John on AIDS, the royals, Trump and having kids

Among scourges like malaria, diabetes and cancer, AIDS is the only major epidemic that could be ended "in our lifetim...

Growing homophobia will fuel the HIV epidemic, experts fear

Millie Milton, 52, identifies as a transgender woman and has for more than 18 years. She remembers wearing her mother...

World's oldest person dies at 117

In rapidly graying Japan, living till you're 100 is no longer a milestone for many: Miyako Chiyo, the oldest person i...

Bayer paid doctors for Essure birth control

A CNN analysis shows that from August 2013 through December 2017, Bayer Pharmaceuticals paid 11,850 doctors $2.5 million related to Essure. Bayer recently announced it would pull the device off the market.

Hip Hop mogul leaves his business behind to focus on health

Charlie Jabaley signed artists like 2 Chainz and earned millions in the music industry but success never made him feel comfortable in his own body.

A physicist is writing one Wikipedia entry a day to recognize women in science

When she's not working in a physics lab, one London researcher is making sure women in science get the recognition th...

By the numbers: Gun deaths in America

Americans own more guns per capita than any other country, and firearms contribute to the bulk of homicides nationwide.

Ritz and Goldfish crackers among the growing list of related food recalls for possible salmonella contamination

The United States Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service ...

123 more people sick in McDonald's salad outbreak

Federal health officials reported Thursday an additional 123 cases of ...

Gun homicides on the rise, CDC says

Shooting homicides are on the rise, though other common methods of murder remain flat, according to the US Centers fo...

Experimental Alzheimer's drug stirs hope after early trials

After a series of prominent failures, there's reason to be hopeful in the search for a drug to slow the progression o...

Huda Kattan: The face that launched a billion-dollar brand

Cosmetics mogul Huda Kattan is arguably one of the most influential women in the Middle East, but her ultimate goal is to "own the beauty industry."

Police called on moms for breastfeeding at pool

Two Minnesota mothers are planning to file discrimination charges after being confronted for breastfeeding at a public pool.

How a parasite from cat poop can reduce your fear and maybe make you an entrepreneur

Been wanting to run your own business but too afraid of failure to try? Maybe cat poop can give you the push you need...

There may be traces of radioactive particles from Fukushima in your California red wine

There might be an unexpected ingredient in your glass of California red wine.If your bottle of choice was made...

Why backyard chickens are a health risk

"Always wash your hands after handling live poultry." That's the reminder from the US Centers for Disease Control and...

Lunar eclipse: How to watch the extra special blood moon and a brighter Mars

On Friday, skywatchers around the world will be rewarded with the longest total lunar eclipse of the century -- excep...

Evidence detected of lake beneath the surface of Mars

A lake of liquid water has been detected by radar beneath the southern polar ice cap of Mars, according to ...

Trial of erectile dysfunction drug on pregnant women stopped after 11 babies die

Dutch researchers stopped a clinical trial due to the deaths of 11 babies from a lung disease after their mothers wer...

Elton John talks AIDS, Trump and the royal wedding

CNN's Max Foster interviews Elton John and his husband David Furnish at the 22nd International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam.

A 12-year-old boy who can't speak wrote a book with his eyes

Twelve-year-old Jonathan Bryan can't verbally speak or physically write. He was born with severe cerebral palsy, has ...

Kraft Heinz recalls Taco Bell cheese dip for botulism risk

An estimated 7,000 cases of Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso Mild Cheese Dip are being recalled because there are signs of p...

40 years later, why is IVF still not covered by insurance? Economics, ignorance and sexism

Before I began the process of in-vitro fertilization, I, quite foolishly, thought of it as outsourcing. We can't make...

Elton John: We have the drugs to end this disease

Elton John, founder of The Elton John AIDS Foundation, speaks to CNN's Max Foster about global attitudes toward AIDS and efforts to eradicate it.

More than 50 former and current USC students sue gynecologist and school

Dana Loewy said she recalled how former campus gynecologist ...

Ebola outbreak in Congo declared over, but the risk can remain

The Ministry of Health in the Democratic Republic of Congo officially declared on Tuesday that the country's battle a...

A teen's mom thought spicy snacks led to gallbladder surgery, but that's unlikely

When a Memphis teen had her gallbladder removed, her mother believed that spicy snacks were the cause."She was...

HPV: The gender-neutral killer in need of prevention among men

In July 2014, Phil Rech, then 59, was diagnosed with tonsil cancer."I had got a lump in my ne...

'Recovering addict' secretly treats a table of EMTs to breakfast, bringing them to tears

As they ate breakfast after a long night shift, a group of EMTs was brought to tears by a heartwarming surprise: Thei...

The HPV vaccine will be given to boys as well as girls in England

A vaccine against the human papillomavirus, or HPV, will be given to boys in England for the first time, the UK gover...

2 moms were scolded for breastfeeding at a pool. More than a dozen others joined them in protest

Two moms were asked to leave a public pool in Minnesota last week because the staff said they were making other patro...

Indonesia's crackdown on LGBT people fuels HIV crisis, report says

A crackdown against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in Indonesia is leading to a rise in HIV infection...

What your sexual fantasies say about you

We all fantasize, whether that means daydreaming about a tropical island or telling off your boss. Although you might...

Dogs rush to help when owners cry, study suggests

Ever notice your dog approach y...

Pediatricians group urges parents to avoid these chemicals

A leading US medical organization representing more than 60,000 pediatricians recommends parents and...

What is hand, foot and mouth disease, the condition that sidelined Mets' Noah Syndergaard?

New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard has been sidelined by hand, foot and mouth disease, a common illness among chi...

Nearly $500,000 raised in two days to help a woman who lost 9 family members when a duck boat sank

When a duck boat capsized during a storm in southwestern Missouri last week, 17 people died.Nine of them were ...

Climate change study ties warming temperatures to rising suicide risk

Scientists have cautioned that soaring climate temperatures around the globe could put our physical health at risk, s...

Women bear Alzheimer's burden; researchers are trying to discover why

At the Alzheimer's Association International Conferen...

CVS apologizes after a pharmacist refused to fill a transgender woman's prescription

Hilde Hall says she went straight from her doctor's office in April to a CVS pharmacy in her Phoenix suburb, eager to...

These foods linked to ongoing outbreaks might make you sick

US health officials are warning people to avoid certain foods due to ongoing unrelated outbreaks of intestinal infect...

The father of two Parkland school shooting survivors is shot and killed during a robbery

A shooting in February scarred Elama Ali. Another this month took her father's life.When an armed teen burst i...

Worries linger after EPA changes coal ash rules

Concerns are rising for residents living near coal ash ponds after Andrew Wheeler, the acting administrator of the EPA, rolled back regulations on the storage of the toxic waste. CNN's Sanjay Gupta reports.

India scraps controversial tax on sanitary pads

Sanitary pads are now tax-free in India.The Indian government has decided to scrap a controversial 12% tax on ...

With EPA rule change, worries linger for those near coal ash ponds

In March 2017, coal mogul Bob Murray came to the Washington headquarters of the US Department of Energy for a meeting...

This is the world's largest obstacle course

In the Rat Race Dirty Weekend, competitors face 200 obstacles over a 20 mile course -- and some people go around twice.

What you should know about Vibrio bacteria

There have been a number of recent reports warning the public of the dangers of ...

Bayer to stop selling Essure birth control device in US

Bayer will no longer distribute or sell the Essure permanent birth control device in the United States after December...

A boy dies after he's left in a day care bus for more than three hours while temperatures soared past 100

A 3-year-old boy was found dead in a bus outside his day care in northwest Houston after he was apparently left insid...

230-plus obstacles in one race sets world record for fun

The rat race, metaphorically speaking, is nothing to aspire to. It represents a craven desire for money and power thr...

3-year-old left in hot day care bus dies

A 3-year-old boy was found dead in a bus outside his day care in Texas after he was apparently left inside following a field trip, as temperatures soared to nearly 100 degrees.

How dangerous is that sunburn?

Dr. Sanjay Gupta tells us how applying sunscreen every day can help you live to be 100.

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