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President Barack Obama has called for precision medicine — something that means mapping your DNA for better medical care.
Some vaccine makers are charging too much for life-saving immunizations sold in poor countries, Doctors Without Borders said Tuesday.
There's a surplus of legal marijuana in Washington state, and as KNDU's Raven Richard reports, some growers are hoping that lower prices will bring in new customers, while other growers struggle to stay in business.
Two family pit bulls kill a 18-month-old boy as the young boy's grandfather tries to intervene. WFLA's Melanie Michael reports.
Colorado State University researchers are developing a cost-effective device that would help the hearing impaired using impulses relayed through their tongues. KUSA's Nick McGill reports.
Two dozen high school students in Huntington Beach, California, were asked to stay home after a student came in with measles — upsetting some parents.
Too many hours spent on our buns elevates our average risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease or type 2 diabetes, researchers reported Monday.
On a farm outside Sioux Falls, South Dakota, a herd of cloned, genetically engineered cattle are busy incubating antibodies against the Ebola virus.
A measles outbreak linked to Disneyland has nearly doubled since last week, and doctors are blaming parents who refuse to vaccinate their kids.
An estranged couple's fight over whether to circumcise their 4-year-old son has become a rallying cry for those who say the procedure is barbaric.
Pizza is one of the major food groups for many children and teenagers, with a surprisingly high number eating cheesy slices every day.
Doctors and health officials are left with little to tell patients except to wash their hands and take flu drugs.
NBC's Erika Edwards reports that the CDC says this year's flu vaccine is only 23% effective; leading consumers to seek help where they can, even as some drug shortages also reported.
Federal health officials gave the Manhattan clinic where Joan Rivers suffered a fatal medical complication an extra month to correct deficiencies.
Flu's continuing its spread across the U.S., and doctors said Friday 19 more children have died from the virus.
Medicare chief Marilyn Tavenner — who oversaw the rocky rollout of the president's health care law — says she's stepping down at the end of February.