New results from the largest long-term study of brain development and children’s health raise provocative questions about obesity and brain function.
In almost any other year it would be hailed as a public health victory: The smoking rate among U.S. high schoolers took its biggest hit ever this year, federal figures show, falling to a new low.
Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. Despite the high incidence of outbreaks, there are ways you can prevent hepatitis A.
There were over 113,000 men, women and children on the national transplant waiting list as of July 2019. Donations make a huge difference in people's lives.
U.S. health officials estimate that millions of cases of heart disease and other illnesses are linked to abuse and other physical and psychological harm suffered early in life.
Fentanyl is driving drug overdose deaths in the U.S. overall, but in nearly half of the country, it's a different story. Meth is the bigger killer, a new government report shows.
Scientists have discovered a mash-up of two feared disasters – hurricanes and earthquakes – and they're calling them "stormquakes."
EVALI is the newly named illness that has affected 1,000+ vaping enthusiasts, killing 26. But is a possible 'vaping prohibition' a rush to judgement?
The 12th annual Great California ShakeOut will help prepare Californians to practice their earthquake safety skills that include "Drop, Cover, and Hold On."
The billionaire Sackler family owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, which filed for bankruptcy this week as part of an effort to settle some 2,600 lawsuits.