A teen’s final days with the flu

By New Year's Eve, she was dead. That's how quickly the flu can kill a young person. "She was a healthy, happy,...

There’s a mismatch in the flu shot — and it’s not good news for...

"It's not a very good match for B/Victoria," said Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, referring to...

Future uncertain for bill that would eliminate religion as a reason not to vaccinate...

"Any bill that isn't passed by both houses today dies," he said.Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg, a sponsor of the bill, released a statement...

Burnout linked to potentially deadly irregular heartbeat, study says

Many people living with AFib suffer chest pain, palpitations, shortness of breath and fatigue. But for others, AFib is symptomless, a potentially silent killer....

Most people wait too long for knee replacement surgery, study says

"When people wait too long, they lose more and more function and can't exercise or be active, thus leaving them open to weight gain,...

New Jersey bill would eliminate religion as a reason not to vaccinate schoolchildren

Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg, a sponsor of the bill, said vaccinations are a public health issue and pointed to the fatal consequences of...

The majority of women feel relief, not regret, after an abortion, study says

The study, one of the largest to date on the topic, was published Sunday in the journal Social Science & Medicine.Researchers found that at...

Flu leaves a 4-year-old girl blind in Iowa

"If I can stop one child from getting sick, that's what I want to do," said Amanda Phillips. "It's terrible to see your child...

US hospitals raise alarm about higher-than-normal RSV cases in young children

Most people recover in a week or two from the infection, but for infants, RSV can be serious.In Ohio, the Cleveland Clinic has reported...

US flu activity fell last week, but it’s too early to say the worst...

"Don't make any conclusions about a single dip," said Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. "We've seen...

More popular heartburn medications recalled due to impurity

Denton Pharma Inc. this week recalled several batches of ranitidine tablets. The recall impacts all unexpired lots of 150 mg and 300 mg tablets....

Vaccines Fast Facts

As of January 2020, 45 states and the District of Columbia allow religious exemptions from vaccines, and 15 states allow philosophical (non-spiritual) exemptions. This...

Lose fat in your tongue to improve sleep apnea, study says

It's not a idle query. If you are one of the one billion people globally who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, having a fat...

Nearly 2 million adults are estimated to have shown symptoms of PTSD during Hong...

Researchers from the University of Hong Kong surveyed 18,000 people between 2009 and 2019 in what they said was the world's largest and longest...

A mother lost her son tragically, but she got to hear his heart beat...

"I could feel my son," Eaton said. "His heartbeat was so pure."Cazmirr "Cash" Landers was an outgoing 2-year-old who wanted to travel the world...

A man donated his kidney to his wife of 51 years after finding out...

Mike donated his kidney to his wife, Peggy, after hers began to fail as a result of polycystic kidney disease (PKD). The genetic condition...

Second baby in the US born from transplanted uterus of deceased donor

She learned as a teen she was born without a uterus. For her body, pregnancy and birth were impossibilities.Now, Jennifer is the mother of...

Drinking green tea, rather than black, may help you live longer, new study suggests

Chinese researchers found the health benefits associated with tea were more pronounced for drinkers of green, rather than black tea, and for those who...

A new virus related to SARS is the culprit in China’s mysterious pneumonia outbreak,...

They've found a new coronavirus in 15 of 57 patients with the illness in the central city of Wuhan, saying it has been preliminarily...

Fewer than 100 Seattle students sent home after missing vaccination record deadline

Washington state law requires that students are fully vaccinated, be in the process of completing immunizations or have a signed certificate of exemption in...