CHICAGO — “Do-it-yourself” blood pressure measurements and medicine changes work better than usual doctor-office care in some patients, a study of older adults in England found.
MONROVIA, Liberia — Ebola still has the “upper hand” in the outbreak that has killed more than 1,400 people in West Africa, but experts have the means to stop it, a top American health official said during a visit to the hardest-hit countries.
States that allow medical marijuana have 25 percent fewer prescription overdose deaths.
Researchers have identified a new culprit in the epidemic of childhood obesity: parents who can’t even tell that their pudgy kids are overweight.
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — A Liberian doctor who received one of the last known doses of an experimental Ebola drug has died, officials said Monday. Separately, Canada said it has yet to send out an untested vaccine that the government is donating.
TOKYO (AP) — Japan said Monday it is ready to provide a Japanese-developed anti-influenza drug as a possible treatment for the rapidly expanding Ebola outbreak.
Disease afflicts 30,000 Americans and kills up to 6,000 people every year.
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — The first British citizen confirmed to be infected with the deadly Ebola disease is being evacuated from Sierra Leone on a jet sent by the Royal Air Force, a Sierra Leone official said Sunday.
I had my sons vaccinated against human papillomavirus, the most common sexually transmitted disease.
NEW YORK — The ice bucket challenge’s phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors.
Major League Baseball Commissioner-elect Rob Manfred participates in the ALS Ice-Bucket Challenge outside the organization's headquarters in New York, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Manfred participated with more than 160 other MLB employees to raise more than $16,000 for the ALS Association. (AP…
NEW YORK (AP) — A unit of Hain Celestial Group Inc. is recalling some peanut and almond butter because of possible salmonella contamination.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California slaughterhouse involved in a massive beef recall processed cows with cancer while U.S. livestock inspectors took lunch breaks and later distributed the diseased cattle, according to federal charges announced Monday.
File - In this January 13, 2014 file photo, cows wait to be butchered at Rancho Veal slaughterhouse in Petaluma, Calif. A federal grand jury has indicted four officials at the Northern California slaughterhouse at the center of a massive beef recall, alleging they slaughtered cows with cance…
Robin Williams was in the early stages of Parkinson's disease.
Susan Schneider, left, said Thursday that her late husband Robin Williams “was not ready to share publicly” that he had Parkinson’s disease, an incurable nervous system disorder.
"Foreign and scary" five years in = Does Not Work.
This is the season for wild salmon. It’s so flavorful, it only needs a little olive oil and salt and pepper and it cooks in minutes. At other times of the year, good quality wild salmon can be found in the frozen seafood section of the supermarket.
CHICAGO (AP) — Two years ago, Arrica Wallace was riddled with tumors from widely spread cervical cancer that the strongest chemotherapy and radiation could not beat back. Today, the Kansas mother shows no signs of the disease, and it was her own immune system that made it go away.
Veal rolls are a popular dish in Emilia-Romagna, a rich and fertile area of Northern Italy where veal is a specialty. Serve them with easy parmesan beans and tomatoes.