Here's a win for caffeine addicts: apparently, drinking a few cups of coffee every day can actually help people live longer. Even more amazingly, decaf works just as well in boosting longevity.
Excessive underarm sweating can be an extremely uncomfortable condition, so FDA's approval of a promising new treatment for it is godsend. The Dermira-produced treatment is just topical wipes that patients can simply apply at home.
CVS Caremark and the Ohio Department of Health are being sued for unintentionally disclosing the HIV status of 6,000 people. The class-action suit claims that the state shared private medical information to CVS without an authorization of the patients.
Siblings and best friends Kalea and Noah Avery were diagnosed with the same brain cancer at nearly the same time, which is unheard of. While the tumors have been removed, the road ahead remains long and fraught with risks.
The Nipah virus killed 17 people in India's state of Kerala, but now the country is officially Nipah-free and monitoring has come to a close. To celebrate, a group of musicians and filmmakers put together a joyful Bollywood-style music video.
Skye Savren-McCormick, 3, brought wedding guests to tears when her bone marrow donor Hayden Hatfield Ryals tied the knot in early June. The two ladies, who only met a few days prior the nuptials, share a special bond.
Summer means mosquito season as well. Several states have already found bugs carrying the West Nile virus, signalling a need to be more careful of mosquitoes this season, especially when outdoors.
FDA, CDC, and state officials worked together to trace last spring's E. coli outbreak to contaminated canal water in Yuma region in Arizona. The illness flare-up that killed five people across the country is now confirmed as over.
The Medical Board of California slaps Dr. Bob Sears with a 35-month probation after the pediatrician wrongly wrote a vaccination exemption for a 2-year-old patient. The doctor denies any wrongdoing.
An employee of a Hardee's branch in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina is identified as the source of the recent hepatitis A outbreak. Diners of the restaurant are now encouraged to seek vaccination.
Kayla Rahn of Alabama suffered months of massive weight gain and difficulty with moving around. It turns out, there was a massive 50-pound cyst sitting on one of her ovaries.
Drugstore chain Rite Aid announced it would be selling a new drug derived from marijuana components soon. The medication is to be used for reducing seizures among epilepsy patients.
Soon, a single-dose drug for the flu could hit the United States market. The groundbreaking baloxavir marboxil is hailed for being potent, quick, and very effective against influenza symptoms.
Post-partum hemorrhage accounts for so many deaths every year, especially in developing countries. A new drug is expected to be the solution.
National HIV Testing Day is on June 27, an annual reminder to make HIV testing a part of routine health care. One out of seven HIV infected people in the United States are unaware of their infection — so get tested today.