All year long volunteers have been busy knitting thousands of tiny purple hats they hope will save babies’ lives. Seattle Children’s Hospital collected 3,600 hats and distributed them this month to hospitals throughout the state to prevent child abuse by reminding parents crying is normal.
A French contraceptive maker said Tuesday its morning-after pill doesn't work when taken by women who weigh more than 80 kilograms (176 pounds) and plans to change its labels to warn patients.
A 10-year-old cancer patient has inspired a local team of researchers to turn to everything from scorpions to sunflowers in the search for a cancer cure.
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration has approved a new therapy that could help epileptic patients who have no other treatment options.
Medical researchers throughout the country are hurting from federal funding cuts this year, but local organizations are getting money from an unlikely source: gamers.
Help yourself to some nuts this holiday season: Regular nut eaters were less likely to die of cancer or heart disease — in fact, were less likely to die of any cause — during a 30-year Harvard study.
Much work has been done on the immediate effects of traumatic brain injuries, but few have investigated the long-term consequences of these traumas. Seattle researchers hope to be the first.
After they get the website fixed, then what? Keeping your doctors and hospitals may be the next vexing challenge for Americans in the new health plans created by President Barack Obama's law.
The next time your child gets a stomach ache, you might want to ask them if they've been eating spicy snacks.
He's been turned down by planes, trains and even a cruise ship in his quest to return home — and his family says it's because of he has been deemed too fat to travel. Now Frenchman Kevin Chenais' long and fitful journey is coming to an end.
Death Cafés are popping up all over the world, encouraging conversations on death.
Princeton University officials are deciding whether to give students a meningitis vaccine that hasn't been approved in the U.S. to stop the spread of the disease.