The nation's deadly opioid crisis is bringing new and unwanted attention to the wealthy Sackler family and complicating its philanthropic legacy.
The World Health Organization says it is seeing increasing reports of misconduct reported by staffers within the U.N. health agency, describing the trend as "a positive thing.".
New dilemma in teen vaping epidemic: no approved medications to ween young people off nicotine.
Health officials see possible link between prescription opioids and a horrific birth defect.
On each side of the abortion debate, legislators and activists emboldened by recent political developments plan to push in many states this year for bills high on their wish lists.
California has finalized hundreds of pages of rules governing the nation's largest legal pot market, but the dense regulations are unlikely to settle long-running disputes over testing and home deliveries.
An Idaho woman who thought she was gaining weight because of menopause discovered she actually had a 50-pound tumor that had been growing inside her for decades.
President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler, is describing himself as a champion of deregulation and the environment.
Officials in Key West took the initial steps toward banning the sale of sunscreens containing two ingredients that could be harmful to coral reefs.
Massachusetts court filing says company that makes opioid sought 'blizzard of prescriptions' when it launched the drug in the 1990s.
FDA to resume inspections of riskier food despite government shutdown.
An Arizona care facility where a woman in a vegetative state was raped and then gave birth must relinquish control to an outside party.
A U.S. judge in California has blocked Trump administration rules, which would allow more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control, from taking effect in 13 states and Washington, D.C.
According to a U.N.-backed report, desalination plants are producing 142 million cubic meters (5,014 million cubic feet) of brine each day.
The owner of a long term care facility in Arizona where a patient in a vegetative state was impregnated in a sexual assault has hired metro Phoenix's former longtime top prosecutor to review circumstances that led up to the rape.
An Ohio hospital system says an intensive care doctor ordered "significantly excessive and potentially fatal" doses of pain medicine for at least 27 near-death patients in the past few years after families asked to stop lifesaving measures.
The Supreme Court is rejecting appeals from military veterans who claim they suffer health problems because of open burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Unusually high levels of smog worsened by weather patterns are raising alarm across Asia.
Health care proposals are among the first actions for some new Democratic governors and Democratically controlled legislatures.
Officials the current flu season is shaping up to be milder, after last year's brutal one.
A member of the family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma told people gathered at the prescription opioid painkiller's launch party in the 1990s that it would be "followed by a blizzard of prescriptions that will bury the competition".
Bud Light debuts bigger nutrition labels showing the beer's ingredients and calories as well as the amount of fat, carbohydrates and protein in a serving.
The European Union's executive body has supported Poland's massive killing of wild boar as a way of protecting farm pigs and meat production from the deadly African swine fever.
A federal judge in Philadelphia is imposing a nationwide injunction on new Trump administration rules that allowed more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control.
Doctors who specialize in female pelvic medicine say lawsuits by four states over products used to treat pelvic floor disorders and incontinence might scare patients away from the best treatment options _ or maybe even push the products off the market.
Liberal lawmakers challenge Trump with drug cost legislation that echoes some of his own themes.
State regulators reportedly wanted to remove developmentally disabled patients from a Phoenix long-term care facility years before a woman in a vegetative state gave birth.
There's no stethoscope for pain: Scientists are seeking ways to finally take a real measure of the ache so patients no longer have to hope they're describing it right.
A new research paper says a food industry-funded group undermined China's efforts to keep obesity rates in check.
Activists are asking a judge to make documents public from a 27-year-old criminal investigation into a former nuclear weapons plant outside Denver.
Court documents show an Arizona woman in a vegetative state who was sexually assaulted and had a baby received a medical exam nearly nine months before giving birth.
A British official say a giant "fatberg" _ a mass of hardened fat, oil and baby wipes measuring 64 meters (210 feet) long _ has been found blocking a sewer in a southwestern English town.
Congo says healthy baby born to mother who recovered from Ebola, rare bright spot in outbreak.