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Researchers developing ways to prevent Lyme disease report promising results with an approach that stimulates the immune system to ward off infection.
Nearly 9 million U.S. children are not fully vaccinated against measles and risk getting infected, researchers say in a new report.
Ebola has been detected again in British nurse Pauline Cafferkey, who was thought to have made a full recovery earlier this year.
U.S. researchers say they've come up with a formula that can show someone's sexual orientation by looking at genetic changes.
Elephants live a long time but they don't get cancer like people do. Scientists think they know why.
Two teams of researchers have grown rudimentary organs from stem cells: a primitive kidney and the beginnings of an intestine.
U.S. oncologists, aware that patients are paying more of the costs of expensive cancer drugs, are increasingly declining to prescribe medicines that have scant or no effect, even as a last resort
Patients may be more likely to harm themselves or attempt suicide after weight-loss surgery, a Canadian study suggests.
A new study says children living near the Fukushima nuclear meltdowns have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer at a rate 20 to 50 times that of childre
Susannah Mushatt Jones, 116, would "eat bacon all day long" if she had her say, her niece reportedly said.
New drugs for treating the genetic lung disease are being hailed as breakthroughs, but at a cost up to $300,000 a year, few can afford them.
The top federal health and agriculture officials defended the government's dietary guidelines against an assault by a powerful Congressional committee.
The three West African countries at the heart of the Ebola epidemic had their first week with no new cases since the outbreak was declared in March.
How much does a visit to the doctor's office cost? Around $43 in lost productivity, according to a recent study.
The 16-month-old boy, Jaxon Taylor, wasn't expected to survive the accident, in which his upper vertebrae were torn apart.
Thinking about getting a mammogram in the Dallas-Fort Worth area? You might check carefully because the cost can vary from $50 to as much as $1,045.
"Right now, I'm living with my hurt. I'm living with my pain. I'm living with my nightmares," Louise Troh said.
U.S.-based Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar and Britain's Tomas Lindahl won the 2015 Nobel Prize for Chemistry.
Look up "eating banana peels" and numerous articles extol the virtues of the peel's nutritional contents. Are banana peels really some kind of health elixir?
Catching breast cancer early still saves lives, even with better treatment such as targeted drugs, Dutch researchers reported Tuesday