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The FDA is warning pregnant women to lay off the just-for-fun ultrasounds and only do them when m.edically necessary
American teenagers are smoking less than ever before, but they're turning to e-cigarettes instead, a new report shows.
Kimberly Fugate got a surprise when she learned she was expecting identical triplets at 42. After they were born, she heard a doctor announce, "I have more feet."
A new test makes it easier for doctors to measure a fairly new indicator of heart disease risk - one especially helpful for African-American women.
Indoor tanning beds and sunlamps may eventually cause skin cancer and wrinkles, but they can also cause burns bad enough to send people to emergency rooms, researchers reported Monday.
Angelina Jolie released a lighthearted video announcing she has chickenpox, but the illness is no laughing matter for adults.
Soon after Wyatt Scott was born in June 2013, doctors realized that he couldn't open his mouth — a very rare condition called congenital trismus.
After 2-year-old Ryan Aprea underwent cochlear implant surgery, his family recorded his joyous reaction when he finally heard his mom's voice.
An investigation found that "likely hundreds" of women are aborting fetuses based on a new generation of prenatal testing with a high failure rate.
An especially deadly outbreak of Ebola burned unseen in a remote part of Sierra Leone for several weeks, giving public health experts a reality check.
There is something big happening in a small town 60 miles east of Los Angeles. Many residents here live well into their 80s or 90s and beyond.
Lost in all the talk about the CIA's history of brutal interrogation tactics is a case involving a U.S. Navy nurse on trial for what he did not do at Guantanamo.
One hitched a shopping cart to the back of a train and was dragged to his death. Another opened his own letter bomb. British researchers say it's no coincidence that both were men.
Swiss researchers say they have halted one of several trials of an Ebola vaccine because some volunteers complained of pain in their hands and feet.
Alexis Shapiro was morbidly obese but starving at age 12 when her story was first told by NBC News. Her mother describes how their lives have changed for the better.
Kids whose moms had the highest levels of phthalates in their bodies during pregnancy had markedly lower IQs at age 7, researchers found.
Good news for young women at high risk of breast cancer — the protective effects of tamoxifen last for as long as 20 years.
Virtually no U.S. high school student is getting enough sleep, a new study finds.
An American nurse who may have been exposed to the Ebola virus is going under watch at the National Institutes of Health outside Washington.