Jacquelin Perry, whose pioneering work on polio treatments earned her international acclaim, died at her home in California. She was 94.
A human liver has been kept alive and functioning outside of the human body and then successfully transplanted into a new patient, a world first.
Women in New York are rushing to get Kate Middleton's nose.
After attempts to expand medical usage, a Nevada assemblyman introduces a proposal to legalize pot in the state.
A person has died after contracting rabies through an organ transplant received last year, according to a report released Friday by the CDC.
Night shifts increase ovarian cancer risk in women, says a new study. The risk is higher for women who are early risers, the morning types or "larks" when compared to women who tend to sleep late called "owls".
Drinking coffee or green tea might lower a person's chances of having a stroke, according to a new study.
South Africa's health minister says that 28 percent of schoolgirls are HIV positive because of sexual encounters with older men.
A woman who had five organs transplanted has successfully delivered a baby girl in what is being reported as the first known case of a five-organ transplant patient giving birth.
Pope Francis, who reportedly had part of a lung removed at age 21 because of an illness, is not expected to be restrained in any way because of his missing organ.
Children of parents who are divorced are more likely to start smoking than their peers from intact families, according to a new study of 19,000 Americans.
Researchers have now mapped the genome of the tapeworm and have found certain weak spots that make treatment of tapeworm infection easier.
ADHD medication should not be given to children without the disorder, said the American Academy of Neurology in a position statement. Recently, there has been an increase in the number of children taking these medications as "study drugs" to improve test scores.
Although there is some risk of heart disease in women undergoing radiotherapy for breast cancer, the benefits greatly outweigh the potential risks involved, researchers from University of Oxford and Scandinavia say. A new study has now found that women who are more likely to have a higher risk of heart disease post treatment can be identified and treated with alternative therapies.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning doctors and patients that a widely used antibiotic from Pfizer, Azithromycin or as its marketed Zithromax and Z-Pak, can cause rare but deadly heart rhythms in some patients.