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Think the world is crowded now? The population will probably hit 11 billion by 2100, according to new estimates.
President Barack Obama issued an executive order Thursday telling his administration to hurry up and do something about drug-resistant bacteria.
Half of Americans are still failing to get vaccinated against influenza, even though it kills thousands every year, health experts said Thursday.
The Obama administration says 7.3 million people have signed up for subsidized private health insurance under the health care law.
A recent warning about mercury levels in canned tuna has put poor moms-to-be in a bind.
Parents want to know where the boundaries should be when it comes to educators and students using technology to communicate.
Testosterone replacement should be reserved for men with specific medical conditions, an advisory panel to the Food and Drug Administration said.
With a growing number of NFL players involved in domestic abuse grabbing headlines, some are starting to wonder about a concussion connection.
A medical missionary being treated for Ebola virus infection in Nebraska is almost better, his doctors said Wednesday.
Bacteria appear to be having the microbial equivalent of inter-species sex in hospital sinks, swapping genes that help them resist antibiotics.
Homework is back, and it is bending backs, too. It is a heavy load for a kid to carry, and I am as unhappy about it as my 11-year-old son.
The United Nations says it has stopped a vaccination campaign in northern Syria after at least 15 young children died.
Can violent movies contribute to real-world mayhem? The answer may lie in the brain of the beholder, new research suggests.
Some youth football leagues and high schools are using new impact sensors that tell coaches when a player has taken a potentially serious hit.
Researchers trying to figure out whether artificial sweeteners could make people fat think they’ve found a possible explanation.
Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantly tells NBC's Kelly O'Donnell that each day we delay action on the burgeoning Ebola crisis, means a possible loss of hundreds of human lives.
New research shows that when children perceive that their parents favored a sibling over them, they're more likely to smoke, drink or use drugs.