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Wounded warriors from Civil War battles at Antietam and Gettysburg came to the Battle Mountain Sanitarium for treatment.
A woman living in rural northwestern Washington has died from measles, state health officials said Thursday. It's the first U.S. death in 12 years.
Police have said so for years and now scientists have measured the effect: Mass shootings and school attacks do inspire copycats.
Consuming too much sodium can be a risk factor for heart problems, and new federal data shows more than 90% of Americans eat too much.
More Americans are dying from cancer, but it's because the population is growing, researchers reported Thursday. The actual risk is falling.
The Food and Drug Administration says it's taking a closer look at the safety of giving codeine to kids as a cough suppressant.
Research shows caregivers of someone with dementia are at a sixfold higher risk of the same fate. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports.
Kids with ADHD may be getting strong antipsychotic medications meant to treat diseases such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, a new study finds.
Scientists trying to explain a rare side-effect of one flu vaccine may have stumbled onto what causes narcolepsy.
Liberia confirmed a second case of Ebola on Tuesday, just a day after the first case since the virus was declared eliminated in May.
Jim Carrey called California Gov. Jerry Brown a "corporate fascist" after the governor signed a strict new vaccination bill into law.
Thousands of people are dying from cardiac arrest every year because Americans do too little to save them, according to a new report.
The bill removes most of California's exemptions, meaning parents can only send unvaccinated kids to school if they have a doctor's note.
Cuba is the first country in the world to stop the transmission of the AIDS virus from mothers to their babies, the WHO says.
California's set to go from being one of the most liberal states when it comes to vaccines, to being among the strictest.