Dr. Carlos Reyes-Sacin, left, shows CDC director Robert Redfield inside a telemedicine room at the Medical Advocacy and Outreach clinic in Montgomery, Ala. on Friday, June 14, 2019. (Jake Crandall/Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

CDC Director Praises Alabama HIV Clinic Ahead of Government Effort to End Epidemic

As the federal government prepares to launch an ambitious initiative to end the HIV epidemic, the director of the Centers for Disease Control on...
This undated photo provided by the National Institutes of Health in June 2019 shows an "ultra-processed" lunch including brand name macaroni and cheese, chicken tenders, canned green beans and diet lemonade. Researchers found people ate an average of 500 extra calories a day when fed mostly processed foods, compared with when the same people were fed minimally processed foods. That’s even though researchers tried to match the meals for nutrients like fat, fiber and sugar. (Paule Joseph, Shavonne Pocock/NIH via AP)

New Scientific Studies Try to Pin Down How Bad is ‘Bad’ When it Comes...

Chips, soda and frozen pizzas tend to be full of salt, sugar and fat, but now scientists are trying to understand if there’s something...
FILE - In this March 27, 2019 file photo, a woman receives a measles, mumps and rubella vaccine at the Rockland County Health Department in Pomona, N.Y., north of New York City. On Wednesday, June 5, 2019, federal health officials updated the U.S. measles case count, saying 1,001 illnesses have been reported since the beginning of the year. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

New York to Eliminate Religious Exemptions to Vaccine Requirements in Effort to Halt Worst...

New York lawmakers are poised Thursday to eliminate a religious exemption to vaccine requirements in the face of its worst measles outbreak in decades. The...
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Oprah Winfrey Reveals She Had Pre-diabetes Before Losing 42 Pounds

Oprah Winfrey was diagnosed with "pre-diabetes" before losing 42 lbs. The 65-year-old media mogul began her journey with WW - which was formerly known as...

British Health Services to Use Hi-tech Gadget to Relieve Severe Headaches

Severe headache sufferers will be given a gadget rather than pills to alleviate the pain, the head of NHS England announced on Wednesday. Cluster headaches,...
Several previous studies have shown how microplastics may enter the human food chain (AFP Photo/DESIREE MARTIN)

Humans Consume ‘Tens of Thousands’ of Pieces of Plastic Each Year

Humans eat and breathe in tens of thousands of microplastic particles every year, according to a new analysis Wednesday that raised fresh questions over...

U.S. Health Officials Recorded 41 New Cases of Measles Last Week

The United States recorded 41 new measles cases last week, bringing the year’s total number of cases to 981 in the worst outbreak of...
FILE - This Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, file photo shows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration building behind FDA logos at a bus stop on the agency's campus in Silver Spring, Md. The Food and Drug Administration’s first broad testing of food for a worrisome class of nonstick, stain-resistant industrial compounds found high levels in some grocery store meats and seafood and in off-the-shelf chocolate cake, according to unreleased findings FDA researchers presented at a scientific conference in Europe. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

FDA Food Testing Finds Substantial Contamination of Worrisome ‘Forever Chemicals’

The Food and Drug Administration’s first broad testing of food for a worrisome class of nonstick, stain-resistant industrial compounds found substantial levels in some...

The New Food Rules Every Woman Should Follow

Forget five-a-day and eating your greens — mastering the complex art of nutrition is the new buzzword in wellbeing. The right diet now promises to...
FILE PHOTO: A sign on an insurance store advertises Obamacare in San Ysidro, San Diego, California, U.S., October 26, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Study: More African-Americans Got Timely Cancer Care After Obamacare Began

New research suggests that states that expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act eliminated racial differences in being able to quickly start on...
This undated photo provided by Roszell Mack, Jr. in May 2019 shows him at his office in Lexington, Ky. At the age of 87, he is able to work nearly fulltime at the horse farm nine years after being diagnosed with lung cancer that had spread to his bones and lymph nodes. "I go in every day, I'm the first one there," said Mack, who helped test Merck's Keytruda, a therapy that helps the immune system see and fight cancer. "I'm feeling well and I have a good quality of life." The biggest drawback of these drugs: They often cost $100,000 or more a year, although what patients pay out of pocket varies by insurance, income and other things. (Courtesy Roszell Mack, Jr. via AP)

Medicine Making Headway Against Lung, Breast, and Prostate Cancers

Newer drugs are substantially improving the chances of survival for some people with hard-to-treat forms of lung, breast and prostate cancer, doctors reported at...

NHS Chief Warns Cases of Obesity-Related Cancer are Set to Double with 40,000 Cases...

Cancer cases caused by obesity will double in the next two decades, shocking new figures reveal. Britain’s spiralling obesity crisis – driven by poor diets...
FILE - In this Tuesday, April 28, 2015 file photo, a patient has her blood drawn at a hospital in Philadelphia to monitor her cancer treatment. Companies are trying to develop blood tests that can look for signs of many types of cancer at once. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma, File)

Companies Report Success in Blood Tests that Detect Cancer

A California company says its experimental blood test was able to detect many types of cancer at an early stage and gave very few...

World Health Organization Adds ‘Burnout’ as an Official New Diagnosis

Feeling tired and overwhelmed from work? The World Health Organization (WHO) has added an official new diagnosis for you – it's called "burnout". USA Today reports...

‘Gaming Disorder’ Deemed an Official Illness by the World Health Organization

Video game addiction is added to the organization's latest list of modern-day ills. Your Fortnite addiction might just be an official illness. The World Health Organization on Saturday adopted...

Report: Men Are Damaging Their Ability to Have Children by Taking Steroids to Improve...

Scientists have uncovered an evolutionary paradox where men damage their ability to have children during efforts to make themselves look more attractive. Taking steroids to...

Burnout is Now Recognised as a Real Medical Condition

The World Health Organisation has for the first time recognised "burn-out" in its International Classification of Diseases (ICD), which is widely used as a...
FILE - This Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016 file photo shows two overweight women in New York. On Tuesday, May 28, 2019, health officials are reporting fewer new cases of diabetes in U.S. adults _ even as obesity rates continue to climb. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Health Officials Can’t Figure Out Why Diabetes Cases Keep Declining as Obesity Keeps Rising...

The number of new diabetes cases among U.S. adults keeps falling, even as obesity rates climb, and health officials aren’t sure why. New federal data...

Virpi Mikkonen Is a Poster Girl for the Meat-Free Revolution. But in a Shocking...

Virpi Mikkonen (pictured), from Helsinki, Finland, is an award-winning blogger championing plant-based eating. Yet the vegan diet she was promoting as a route to...
FILE PHOTO: A vial of the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine at the International Community Health Services clinic in Seattle, Washington, U.S., March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson/File Photo

U.S. Measles Outbreak Grows With 60 New Cases Across 26 States

The United States recorded 60 new measles cases last week, taking confirmed cases for the year to 940, the worst outbreak since 1994 and...