JUDGE: NO CUSTODY FOR PARENTS WHO DIDN'T WANT CHEMO FOR SON

A Florida judge has ruled that a 4-year-old boy is in imminent danger of neglect if he stays with his parents because of their desire...

STUDY FINDS AIR POLLUTION REACHES PLACENTA DURING PREGNANCY

New study suggests when a pregnant woman breathes air pollution, it can travel beyond her lungs to the placenta that guards her fetus

 
 
 

AS ILLNESSES SPREAD, FAKE VAPE GEAR SELLS ON LA STREETS

Want to make a counterfeit marijuana vape that looks like the real thing? The packaging and hardware to produce authentic-looking copies...

OKLAHOMA JUDGE REFUSES TO HALT BAN ON ABORTION PROCEDURE

An Oklahoma judge is refusing to halt a ban on a common second-trimester abortion procedure following a ruling that abortion rights...

 
 
 

THE LATEST: CALIFORNIA TO SPEND $20M ON VAPING AWARENESS

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is directing the state to spend $20 million on a public awareness campaign about the dangers of vaping...

CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR PLANS ACTION AMID VAPING ILLNESS RISE

California's governor says he's taking action to confront youth health concerns related to vaping

 
 
 

MANY US WOMEN SAY 1ST SEXUAL EXPERIENCE WAS FORCED IN TEENS

The first sexual experience for many U.S. women was forced or coerced intercourse in their teens; study says encounters may have had...

NO NEW MEASLES CASES REPORTED IN FADING US OUTBREAK

U.S. health officials say there were no new measles cases reported last week

 
 
 

US OFFICIAL URGES TRANSPARENCY IN TANZANIA MYSTERY DEATH

US health official urges transparency in Tanzania mystery death after Ebola-like symptoms

THE LATEST: OTHER OPIOID CLAIMS MOVE AHEAD AMID BANKRUPTCY

Lawyers representing local governments say claims blaming the drug industry for the opioid crisis will continue even after one key...

 
 
 

SUDAN SAYS CHOLERA OUTBREAK KILLS 7, DOZENS INFECTED

Sudan's Health Ministry says at least 7 dead in cholera outbreak over past weeks in southeastern province

AFTER BANKRUPTCY FILING, PURDUE PHARMA MAY NOT BE OFF HOOK

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma has filed for bankruptcy protection in a deal that would give its future profits to those suing it over...

 
 
 

AMID SETTLEMENT TALKS, OPIOIDS KEEP TAKING A GRIM TOLL

As the nation's attorneys general debate a legal settlement with Purdue Pharma, the opioid epidemic associated with its blockbuster...

PURDUE PHARMA FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY AS PART OF SETTLEMENT

The company that made billions selling OxyContin has filed for bankruptcy protection

 
 
 

THE LATEST: JUUL REVIEWING NY BAN, AGREES ACTION NEEDED

The largest player in the e-cigarette market says it's reviewing an announcement from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo that would ban the...

NEW YORK GOVERNOR ASKS STATE HEALTH OFFICIALS TO BAN THE SALE OF FLAVORED E-CIGARETTES, CITING SURGE IN YOUTH ADDICTION

 
 
 

CUOMO PUSHES FOR FLAVORED E-CIG BAN, CITING RISK TO YOUTH

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he's directing state health officials to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, citing the risk of...

RISE IN HEALTH UNINSURED MAY BE LINKED TO IMMIGRANTS' FEARS

Rise in number of people without health insurance in the United States may be linked to immigrants' fears of Trump administration's...

 
 
 

ZIMBABWEAN DOCTORS PROTEST AGAINST ABDUCTION OF UNION LEADER

Zimbabwean doctors protest against abduction of union leader, latest government critic seized

DRUG COMPANY ATTORNEYS SEEK TO DISQUALIFY FEDERAL JUDGE

Attorneys for eight drug distributors, pharmacies and retailers facing trial next month for their roles in the opioid crisis are seeking...

 
 
 



Toxic air pollution particles are found in pregnant women's PLACENTAS for...

Toxic air pollution particles are found in pregnant women's PLACENTAS for the first time

Researchers led by Hasselt University in Belgium scanned flesh from the placentas of 28 women who lived in areas with varying levels of pollution and found they all had black... Read more ...

Making Major Decisions While Being Hungry is a Bad Idea

Making Major Decisions While Being Hungry is a Bad Idea

You might want to avoid making any important decisions about the future while being hungry. Read more ...

Positive Experiences With Teachers or Neighbors can Save Long-term Health of...

Positive Experiences With Teachers or Neighbors can Save Long-term Health of Kids Who Face Trauma

Adverse childhood experience can lead to poor health later in life. Positive experiences could work as an anecdote to counter and overcome trauma. Read more ...

The 10 women who beat breast cancer

The 10 women who beat breast cancer

The survivors, from Lincolnshire, aged from 47 to 81 and including eight blood relatives, won their battle after 15 years. Joyce Waite, 78, was the first to be diagnosed in 2002. Read more ...

Cancer Cells Exhibit Cannibalism to Survive Chemotherapy: Here's How

Cancer Cells Exhibit Cannibalism to Survive Chemotherapy: Here's How

Cancer cells can survive chemotherapy by resorting to cannibalism. This behavior provides them with the energy resources to stay alive and cause tumor relapse after the... Read more ...

Needle-free patch could 'protect against flu as effectively as a traditional...

Needle-free patch could 'protect against flu as effectively as a traditional vaccine'

Scientists from the University of Rochester gave the patch (pictured, alongside a traditional vaccine) to mice for between 18 and 36 hours. The animals 'initiated a robust... Read more ...

Mother begs people to donate blood as her two-year-old is only being kept...

Mother begs people to donate blood as her two-year-old is only being kept alive by transfusions

Steph Davidson's daughter Adeline relies on blood transfusions while she waits for a bone marrow transplant. Adeline, from Scotland, has low levels of platelets and red and... Read more ...

Gut Bacteria may Influence Your Blood Sugar Levels: Here's How

Gut Bacteria may Influence Your Blood Sugar Levels: Here's How

Bacteria living in your gut may negatively influence your blood sugar levels, reveals a new study. Read more ...

New Imaging Technology Could Revolutionize the Future of Cancer Surgery

New Imaging Technology Could Revolutionize the Future of Cancer Surgery

New imaging technology uses the way light from lasers communicates with cancerous and healthy tissues to distinguish between them in real-time. Read more ...

Being a Night Owl can Make Teen Girls More Fat

Being a Night Owl can Make Teen Girls More Fat

Are you a night owl? Watch out, poor sleep and staying up late at night can cause excess weight gain among teen girls. Read more ...