Posted: 05/20/2013 - More than a decade ago, British parents refused to give measles shots to at least a million children because of a vaccine scare that raised the specter of autism.
Posted: 05/20/2013 - A metro Atlanta woman who lost both hands, her left leg and right foot after contracting a flesh-eating disease was on her way back from Ohio Friday after being fitted with prosthetic hands.
Posted: 05/17/2013 - Millions of U.S. children are living with mental health disorders, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Posted: 05/17/2013 - The U.N.'s global health agency said Friday that its expert group on immunization believes a single dose of vaccination is sufficient to confer lifelong immunity against the disease.
Posted: 05/17/2013 - As the guitarist strums and softly sings a lullaby in Spanish, tiny Augustin Morales stops squirming in his hospital crib and closes his eyes.
Posted: 05/17/2013 - Grief soon after a loved one's death can be considered major depression. Extreme childhood temper tantrums get a fancy name. And certain "senior moments" are called "mild neurocognitive disorder."
Posted: 05/16/2013 - Only two of 13 small SUVs performed well in front-end crash tests done by an insurance industry group, with several popular models faring poorly in the evaluations.
Posted: 05/15/2013 - Dr. Jan Brunstrom-Hernandez gently but sternly admonishes a teenage cerebral palsy patient who clearly hasn't been doing his exercises, stressing the importance of keeping muscles loose and limber.
Updated: 05/15/2013 - A surprising new report questions public health efforts to get Americans to sharply cut back on salt, saying it's not clear whether eating super-low levels is worth the struggle.
Posted: 05/15/2013 - Jolie's come a long way from her wild-child days of 10 or 12 years ago. She was branded a home-wrecker when she took up with Billy Bob Thornton, who broke up with Laura Dern and married Jolie.
Posted: 05/15/2013 - Tennessee health officials are urging people to take a five-minute online assessment about whether they are at risk for hepatitis C.
Posted: 05/14/2013 - Treating breast cancer almost always involves surgery, and for years the choice was just having the lump or the whole breast removed.
Posted: 05/14/2013 - New research is raising fresh concern that an age-old treatment for troubled pregnancies — bed rest — doesn't seem to prevent premature birth, and might even worsen that risk.
Updated: 05/14/2013 - Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie announced on Tuesday that she had a preventative mastectomy after learning she had a gene that significantly raised her risk of breast cancer.
Posted: 05/14/2013 - The latest weapon in the U.N.'s fight against hunger, global warming and pollution might be flying by you right now.