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A rare, incurable brain disorder that resembles Parkinson's disease is caused by a mutant protein similar to the prions that cause mad cow disease.
People who regularly sleep six hours or less each night are four times more likely to get a cold than people who sleep an hour longer, a study finds.
Giving peanut products to babies before they're a year old may help prevent allergies from developing later, pediatricians said Monday.
A proposal that would force New York City's fast food restaurants to make their kids-themed meals healthier might actually have some benefit.
Parents and doctors need to talk to kids about drinking before the children try their first sip, the main pediatricians' group says.
With government guidelines urging everyone to eat fish twice a week for heart and brain benefits, you might wonder: If two days of fish is good, is eating fish every day even better?
San Quentin Prison officials on Friday confirmed at least one case of Legionnaires' disease on prison premises.
Patients are increasingly turning to nurse practitioners instead of physicians for a less expensive healthcare alternative.
An entire class of diabetes drugs can cause severe and disabling joint pain, the Food and Drug Administration cautioned patients on Friday.The drugs,
Meals served at public schools are getting better for kids' health, federal officials said Thursday.
Seattle Children's Hospital Bellevue Clinic says thousands of young patients may have been put at risk of Hepatitis and HIV infections due to a failure to follow proper cleaning procedures. KING's Jesse Knutson reports.
Almost all U.S. kids get at least one vaccine by the time they start school, federal officials reported Thursday. But while a lot of media coverage ha
British scientists say they've got a promising new blood test that might warn breast cancer patients that they're about to have a relapse.It's the lat
The FDA scolded makers of three brands of cigarettes for labels saying they are "natural" or "additive-free".
The stomach cancer that killed 9/11 survivor Marcy Borders is one of dozens covered by a federal fund for survivors of the attack and disaster that followed.
Marijuana doesn't appear to shrink important regions of the brains of users, but a study published Wednesday shows something possibly more subtle and
Technology helps mothers who can't be in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit bond with premature babies. KUSA's Steve Staeger reports.
The first child to ever get a double hand transplant went home from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Wednesday, hands bandaged but working.
Dr. Sean Orr, the subject of an NBC News investigation, says he wants to focus on his family and his legal problems.