U.S. health officials revised rules for gene therapy experiments.
New way to track millions of genetic variations promises better forecasting of people's risk for heart attacks, four other disorders.
Los Angeles-based health care nonprofit known for funding controversial ballot measures wages expensive battle with real estate industry over rent control in California.
Congo's health ministry says Ebola spreads to 2nd province as experimental treatment begins.
Toxics used in nonstick cookware, fast-food wrappers and much more are turning up in public water systems in dozens of states.
US study finds you're better off in the long run if you quit smoking, even if you gain weight.
Lawyers say a jury's $289 million award to a California man who claims Monsanto's Roundup weed killer gave him cancer may open the floodgates for legions of people suffering because of the agribusiness giant.
Mayo Clinic will get a new president and chief executive at the end of the year when Dr. Gianrico Farrugia takes over from Dr. John Noseworthy.
7 killed in rebel attack amid Congo's latest deadly Ebola outbreak; population sent fleeing.
A physician in Kentucky convicted of improperly prescribing drugs to patients who died of overdoses has been sentenced to four years and two months in prison.
The Japanese government is investigating whether other medical schools also discriminated against female applicants following revelations that one had done so for more than a decade.
No major wildfires are burning near Sacramento but for two weeks a dull haze and the faint smell of smoke from distant blazes has blanketed California's capital region.
The Environmental Protection Agency has been ordered to stop sales of a widely used pesticide within two months.
Republican U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins of New York has been indicted on securities fraud charges.
A San Francisco jury has awarded $289 million to a former school groundskeeper who claimed Monsanto's popular Roundup weed killer contributed to his terminal cancer.
In a novel experiment, doctors started prescribing fewer opioids after getting a letter from the medical examiner telling them of their patient's fatal overdose.
Health officials seeing jump in opioid-using pregnant women coming to hospitals.
A large study of first-time moms finds inducing labor rather than waiting avoids cesarean delivery for some.
A nearly $120 million settlement has been reached in litigation stemming from a leak at a Southern California storage field where a massive methane release forced thousands from their homes three years ago.
A judge has turned down a request to bar the public from a wildlife refuge in Colorado that was once part of a nuclear weapons plant.
Congo's latest outbreak more challenging than ever, WHO says; multiple armed groups a threat.
Large study of British teen soccer players finds in-depth heart screenings sometimes uncover athletes at risk of cardiac arrest _ but not always.
Argentina's Senate has rejected a bill to legalize elective abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy _ an issue that bitterly divides the homeland of Pope Francis.
A federal appeals court has ruled that the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping a top-selling pesticide chlorpyrifos on the market, despite extensive scientific evidence that even tiny levels of exposure could harm babies' brains.
Management company of 270 KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell franchises nationwide agrees to sensitivity training after incident in which a deaf woman said she felt she was mocked at a KFC in Mississippi.
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies in Southern California has settled two of three gender discrimination lawsuits filed by top female scientists.
Ebola vaccinations begin in Congo's latest deadly outbreak; regional armed groups a concern.
A Nevada death-row inmate whose execution has twice been postponed said the legal fight over his fate is taking a tortuous toll on him and his family and he just wants his sentence carried out.
China's National Health Commission says investigators have begun recalling defective vaccines produced by drugmaker Changchun Changsheng Life Sciences Ltd. from domestic and overseas markets.
Researchers say the one in seven children of U.S. mothers who were infected with Zika during pregnancy developed some kind of health problem.
Fluoride-free doesn't mean cavity-free, dental experts say. New study backs them up.
Argentina's Senate has begun a session to decide on legalizing elective abortions _ an issue that bitterly divides the homeland of Pope Francis.
A Tokyo medical school has confirmed it systematically altered entrance exam scores for years to keep out female applicants and ensure more men became doctors.
Kidneys infected with hepatitis C may help some U.S. patients skip the yearslong transplant waiting list.
The National Cancer Institute says its long-anticipated study into the cancer risks of New Mexico residents living near the site of the world's first atomic bomb test likely will be published in 2019.