(CNN) — Globally, we are ingesting an average of 5 grams of plastic every week, the equivalent of a credit card, a new study suggests. This plastic contamination comes from "microplastics" -- particles
(CNN) — At first, Hillary Slusser thought she had the flu. She hadn't been feeling well for a couple weeks but, after getting really sick at work, she went home and took not one, but three pregnancy tests.
(CNN) — The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo does not constitute a public health emergency of international concern, the World Health Organization said Friday. WHO defines a public health
(CNN) — A young girl from Connecticut turned her time spent in the hospital into a chance to help ease the fear of many other young patients. Ella Casano, now 12, was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease
(CNN) — For heterosexual couples who want to have children, surrogacy is often one of the last options they consider, following time-consuming and emotionally and physically exhausting consultations with
(CNN) — It comes every year on the third Sunday of June. Father's Day can be a struggle to find the right gift or activity to celebrate dad. There are the usual neckties and socks or breakfast in bed.
Winter Garden, Florida (CNN) — Whether piloting a plane or blasting off into outer space, the sky isn't the limit for the Go Go Brothers. Anything that kids can dream and draw, brothers "Rooey" and "Bean
(CNN) — Amid an ongoing measles outbreak, New York is requiring schoolchildren to be vaccinated, even if parents have religious objections. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Thursday that removes nonmedical
(CNN) — The US Food and Drug Administration issued a safety alert on Thursday over the use of fecal transplants after one recipient died. The investigational treatment has not been approved by the FDA.
(CNN) — Two top lawmakers urged the US Department of Justice on Thursday to launch a criminal investigation into the nation's generic drug manufacturers to see whether their executives conspired to raise
(CNN) — Over 220 cases of salmonella have been reported in the past month in outbreaks spanning 41 states, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday, and the agency believes
(CNN) — Mounting evidence continues to suggest that eating too much red meat -- such as bacon and hot dogs -- is linked with health problems. A new study finds that changes in your red-meat-eating habits
(CNN) — Four people in three states developed sepsis after receiving bacteria-contaminated platelet transfusions between May and October last year, according to a US government report released Thursday.
(CNN) — A mumps outbreak at the Harris County jail in Houston has forced staff to isolate 14 symptomatic people and quarantine a few hundred other inmates, officials said Thursday. Of the 11 inmates and
(CNN) — Almost 50 children have died in northern India over the past three weeks from a brain disease that has been linked to toxins in lychees. Health authorities in the state of Bihar said Thursday 47
(CNN) — Ugandan authorities beefed up border controls and banned public gatherings in the region affected by Ebola Thursday, confirming a second death after the disease was first detected in the country
(CNN) — Side effects of prescription drugs are of particular concern during pregnancy. Two medicines used to control epileptic seizures -- and prescribed to patients with migraine, pain and bipolar disorder
(CNN) — Abuse in nursing homes remains under-reported in the United States, according to reports released Wednesday by the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Inspector General. One
(CNN) — Cannabis has been cultivated as a crop for millennia, but there's been little historical or archeological evidence showing when humans began to use the plant for what it's best known for today:
(CNN) — In the United States, the culprit behind most rabies cases has shifted from dogs to bats. The flying mammals now cause 7 out of 10 US rabies cases, according to a report from the Centers for Disease
(CNN) — Facebook is no longer just a place to connect with former high school buddies; the social media giant now wants to make it easier for you to connect with blood banks, too. On Wednesday, Facebook
(CNN) — A simple pill taken every day, known as "pre-exposure prophylaxis" or PrEP, can help prevent an infection with HIV. Doctors should offer PrEP to people at high risk of acquiring HIV, according
(CNN) — Several popular breakfast foods, including Cheerios and Nature Valley products, continue to test positive for trace amounts of a controversial herbicide that may increase the risk of cancer, according
(CNN) — The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo made the long-feared jump across borders with three cases confirmed Wednesday in Uganda, including the death of a 5-year-old boy who had virus.
(CNN) — One of the nation's top experts on opioid addiction said Tuesday that Johnson & Johnson's role in the current epidemic may be even "worse" than that of Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin. Dr.
(CNN) — Cincinnati, Ohio, has a new police chief and he's only 10 years old. Blake Hegner is a cancer survivor and was sworn in Tuesday morning as the city's top cop for the day. "Meet Blake Ryan Hegner
(CNN) — From the trunk of a car to the lid of a piano, dads sometimes have to get creative when it's time to change their child's diaper without a changing station. Pampers says it's time that men's restrooms
(CNN) — A group of moms held a "nurse-in" at a Texas swimming pool to support a woman who says she was kicked out for breastfeeding her baby. Misty Daugereaux was at the Nessler Park Family Aquatic Center