A middle school student is lucky to be alive after he began choking in the school cafeteria. Fortunately for David Miller, his friend jumped into action.
A new report from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas shows that Nevada kindergartners are less likely to spend long hours in front of a TV, and fewer of them are overweight.
Scientists have recovered stem cells from cloned human embryos, a longstanding goal that could lead to new treatments for such illnesses as Parkinson's disease and diabetes.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new injectable drug that uses radiation to treat advanced prostate cancer that has spread to the bones.
A surprising new report questions how sharply Americans should cut back on salt.
Google CEO Larry Page is finally disclosing the health problem that spooked investors last summer when he mysteriously lost his voice.
The government has filed a last-second appeal that will delay the sale of the morning-after contraceptive pill to girls of any age without a prescription.
Many Americans admit they've done it, but safety experts say drowsy driving is a problem motorists are just starting to wake up to.
President Barack Obama is rallying support for his health care law, saying the law has already provided an array of benefits and will now give those without insurance a chance to obtain it.
This week New Jersey Governor Chris Christie made headlines when he announced he'd secretly undergone Lap-Band surgery back in February. He told reporters it was a decision he made to lead a healthier lifestyle.
Baxter International Inc. says that a blood product it was testing failed to slow mental decline or to preserve physical function in a major study of 390 patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease.
U.S. health regulators are warning doctors and women of child-bearing age that half-a-dozen medications used to treat migraine headaches can decrease children's intelligence if taken while their mothers are pregnant.
California and federal public health officials say valley fever, a potentially lethal disease, has been on the rise as warming climates and drought have kicked up the dust that spreads it.
California was an early booster of President Barack Obama's health care law and its Democratic political leadership was quick to commit to the optional Medicaid expansion. But it turns out that saying yes was the easy part.
The unrelenting spread of casino gambling across America is reaping billions of dollars for the industry and government coffers yet is also creating more compulsive gamblers.
Exercise has another benefit: A new study finds that being active may help prevent kidney stone in women.
A federal jury in Los Angeles has convicted a former South Korean law enforcement officer for trying to smuggle nearly 40,000 phony erectile dysfunction pills into the U.S.
Saudi Arabia's Health Ministry has confirmed three more cases of a new respiratory virus related to SARS, bringing to 10 the number of cases it reported this week, including five deadly ones.
New government data show Nevada has the second-highest suicide rate in the country among people aged 35 to 64, although the rise in the rate was much slower than it was nationally.
Federal health regulators are taking a look at the germ-killing ingredient that's found in an estimated 75 percent of anti-bacterial liquid soaps and body washes sold in the U.S.
Backed into a corner by a federal court, the Obama administration is considering next steps a day after it upset both sides in the politically charged issue of emergency contraception.
Health officials are warning that two cases of a so-called "sex superbug" have been confirmed in Hawaii.
The Plan B morning-after pill is moving over-the-counter, a decision announced by the Food and Drug Administration just days before a court-imposed deadline.
With a growing number of foods boasting added caffeine for an energy boost, the Food and Drug Administration says it's time to investigate their safety.
Before you head out the park, or anywhere else this spring and summer, you'll want to protect yourself and your little ones from the damaging rays of the sun. The choices just got a little easier with new sunscreen labels mandated by the Food and Drug Administration.
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