A New Jersey man died Monday evening after been diagnosed with Lassa fever — an infectious disease from West Africa that is rarely seen in the United States, a federal health official said.
Swimming season is back, and along with it the dangers posed by the water. NBC's Erika Edwards reports.
Good news for breastfeeding — a new study shows hospitals have slashed the practice of handing out free formula to new moms.
Federal agriculture officials are looking everywhere they can think of for H5N2 bird flu, which has killed more than 39 million birds.
If you can't stop thinking of chocolate, that's a clue you need to change your eating plan.
Dr. Ernest Patti breaks down why arthritis isn't just an ailment for the elderly.
Stacie and Lincoln Chapman warn of a tragic decision they nearly made based on a blood test of their unborn baby's DNA that turned out to be wrong.
The source of the outbreak is unknown, but most who fell ill reported eating sushi containing raw tuna.
It's called "dangerous underwater breath-holding behavior" and it can kill even highly trained swimmers, health officials report.
A man paralyzed from the neck down can drink on his own using a mind-controlled robot arm.
A new study strengthens evidence that depression may raise the risk of Parkinson's disease.
3D medical scan video provided by The New England Journal of Medicine details how a nail pierced through patient's eye.
ConAgra Foods has agreed to pay $11.2 million for shipping salmonella-contaminated Peter Pan peanut butter.
A new strain of rabies has been discovered in southern New Mexico.
Melanoma, squamous cell and basal cell skin cancers are three common types of skin cancer.
The now-defunct Massachusetts pharmacy behind a 2012 meningitis outbreak that killed at least 64 people will pay out $200 million.
ConAgra Foods is likely to face criminal charges after a U.S. government investigation of the company's 2007 peanut butter recall.
Rocky Brands, Inc. is recalling one model of its snake boots after a snake bit through a pair.
Screening for cancer has gotten more complicated in recent years with evolving guidelines that sometimes conflict.
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