Georgia health officials warn residents about rabies threat

Published Dec. 6 2018

Health officials in Gilmer County, Georgia, are warning residents about a possible rabies threat.

Q&A on scientist's bombshell claim of gene-edited babies

Published Nov. 28 2018

Designer babies might be here sooner than anyone reckoned.

Insulin pumps have most reported problems in FDA database

Published Nov. 27 2018

When Polly Varnado's 9-year-old daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, it didn't take long for the family to hear...

US health officials say it's OK to eat some romaine again

Published Nov. 26 2018

It's OK to eat some romaine lettuce again, U.S. health officials said. Just check the label.

People in U.S., Canada warned to not eat romaine lettuce

Published Nov. 20 2018

Health officials in the U.S. and Canada on Tuesday told people to avoid eating romaine lettuce because of a new...

Gene-edited food is coming, but will shoppers buy?

Published Nov. 14 2018

The next generation of biotech food is headed for the grocery aisles, and first up may be salad dressings or...

FDA plans strict limits on sale of flavored e-cigarettes

Published Nov. 9 2018

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration plans to require strict limits on the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes, including age...

US health chief says overdose deaths beginning to level off

Published Oct. 24 2018

The number of U.S. drug overdose deaths has begun to level off after years of relentless increases driven by the...

6 children dead, 12 sick in viral outbreak at rehab center

Published Oct. 23 2018

A severe viral outbreak at a New Jersey rehabilitation center for "medically fragile children" has left six youngsters dead and...

Poll: Many caregivers neglecting their own health

Published Oct. 16 2018

Skipping your checkup but not grandma's? Caring for an older loved one is a balancing act, and a new poll...

FDA expands use of cervical cancer vaccine up to age 45

Published Oct. 6 2018

U.S. regulators Friday expanded the use of Merck's cervical cancer vaccine to adults up to age 45.

Study: 1 in 3 U.S. adults eats fast food each day

Published Oct. 3 2018

A government study has found that one in three U.S. adults eats fast food on any given day.

Flu shots: A pinch in the arm, but not always in your wallet

Published Sep. 23 2018

It's flu shot season, but the pinch of a shot doesn't have to also hurt your wallet.

Federal watchdog agency slams safeguards for foster kids on psychiatric drugs

Published Sep. 17 2018

Thousands of foster children may be getting powerful psychiatric drugs prescribed to them without basic safeguards, says a federal watchdog...

Survey finds 2 million U.S. teens are vaping marijuana

Published Sep. 17 2018

A school-based survey shows nearly 1 in 11 U.S. students have used marijuana in electronic cigarettes, heightening concern about the...

FDA plans meeting to discuss safety data on breast implants

Published Sep. 14 2018

U.S. health regulators say they'll convene a public meeting of medical advisers next year to discuss new science on breast...