Princeton University has started its mass vaccination of students to try to stop an outbreak of type B meningitis.
Top left - Jan Van Voorst, top right - Mark Goldstein, bottom left - Cecelia Izzo, bottom right - Hyla Dobaj. All of these people were diagnosed with a cancer that draws little public interest. Izzo is a Seattle woman who was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2004. She said the public often assumes lung cancer is self-inflicted, even though some cases are not caused by smoking.
While women fighting breast cancer have the powerful pink ribbon on their side and men promote prostate health with fashionable facial hair, not all cancers garner the same level of public interest.
Medical professional preparing a vaccination shot. Photo courtesy the Associated Press.
A new study finds a vaccine, typically used to prevent tuberculosis, may also help prevent multiple sclerosis.
In this October 2012 photo provided by The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Emily Whitehead is checked by pediatric oncologist, Dr. Stephan A. Grupp, at the hospital. In early 2012, she was the first child given gene therapy for acute lymphocytic leukemia and shows no sign of cancer today, nearly 21 months after. (AP Photo/The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Ed Cunicelli)
In one of the biggest advances against leukemia and other blood cancers in many years, doctors are reporting unprecedented success by using gene therapy to transform patients' blood cells into soldiers that seek and destroy cancer.
This image provided 23andMe shows the company's logo. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is ordering genetic test maker 23andMe Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, to halt sales of its personalized DNA test kits, saying the company has failed to show that the technology is backed by science. (AP Photo/23andMe)
Genetic testing company 23andMe Inc. will comply with a Food and Drug Administration directive to stop providing access to health-related reports from its tests during a regulatory review.
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December is the highest month of conception in the United States, so it’s safe to assume a lot of women have babies on the brain right now. Still, people are not always at their healthiest during the holidays, and that can be a problem during pregnancy.
Lawyer Stefano Oliva talks during an interview with The Associated Press, in Rome, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. A lawyer for an Italian forced to have a cesarean section in Britain after authorities found her mentally incompetent to make medical decisions contends that the woman had made it clear she wanted to return to Italy to give birth. Oliva said Wednesday that his client recounted being detained in a British hospital, sedated and then "woke up without the baby in her womb." (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
A newly released court judgment says that doctors were medically justified in forcing a woman to have a cesarean section last year because it was in her best interests.
The nation's first full face transplant patient Dallas Wiens poses for a photo after a news conference at McCormick Place in Chicago, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. Despite still visible facial scars from the March 2011 surgery, Wiens looks and sounds like a recovered man. Medical imaging shows new blood vessel networks have formed, connecting transplanted skin with the patients' facial tissue, a finding that may help improve future face transplant surgeries, doctors announced Wednesday. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
The nation's first full face transplant patients are growing into their new appearances — literally.
Friends Meghana and Heather donate blood together at Puget Sound Blood Center. Courtesy Puget Sound Blood Center.
Officials at the Puget Sound Blood Center are concerned that blood donations could drop by 30 percent this holiday season, leaving it unable to provide for area hospitals.
In this photograph taken Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, Ken Ernst, left, and his wife Abigail Ernst, right, pose for The Associated Press with their 2-month-old daughter, Lucy, in their Oldwick, N.J. home. The couple conceived Lucy by using only one embryo through in vitro fertilization. With nearly half of all babies born using advanced fertility help being multiple births, doctors are now urging more couples to attempt pregnancy with just a single embryo. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Doctors are reporting an epidemic — of twins. Nearly half of all babies born with advanced fertility help are multiple births, new federal numbers show.
About 70 passengers on a US Airways Express flight from Texas to Arizona were briefly kept on the plane after it landed, and some say they were told to get tuberculosis tests and vaccinations.
Iranian state television is reporting that the number of HIV-positive citizens in the country has skyrocketed over the last decade.
FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2013, file screenshot, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' main landing web page for HealthCare.gov. (AP Photo/U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, File)
Visitors to the government's health care website encounter fewer errors and the system now works most of the time, administration officials said Sunday in a progress report.
A Eugene woman whose husband killed the couple's son and himself has sued the dentist who prescribed her husband a nicotine-cessation drug and the hospital that determined he was not a danger to himself or others two days before the slayings.