Emergency contraception can be sold without a prescription or age restrictions while the federal government appeals a judge's ruling allowing the sales, an appeals court said Wednesday. (June 5)
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says she won't intervene in an "incredibly agonizing" transplant decision about a dying Pennsylvania girl who wants to be eligible to receive an adult lung. (June 4)
Chemicals which produce the stench of cheesy feet are helping a team of scientists in London produce a potent tool to fight malarial mosquitoes. (June 4)
Actor Michael Douglas' comments about throat cancer have thrown a spotlight on risks from HPV, a virus spread through sexual contact. Experts say HPV is a growing cause of certain types of oral cancer. (June 3)
A new skin study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine confirms what doctors have long preached. Daily, year-round sunscreen use can significantly slow the skin's aging process by as much as 24 percent. (June 3)
President Barack Obama says he is convening a conference on mental illness to bring the issue "out of the shadows." Obama spoke Monday at the opening of the day-long White House conference. (June 3)
Genetic mutations that raise the risk of breast cancer, like the kind Angelina Jolie has, are surprisingly common in black women with the disease, according to a new study that could help explain why blacks face higher rates of breast cance...
A Florida veterinarian who fashioned a wheelchair for his pet pig has just signed a three-book publishing deal on the life and adventures of his little friend he named Chris P. Bacon. (May 31)
Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases says the MERS virus isn't yet a 'threat to the world' as the World Health Organization warned. He says it could be if MERS evolves to easily spread among people....
The mother of the Chinese newborn dramatically rescued from a sewer pipe, later admitted giving birth until confronted by police, reports said Wednesday. (May 29)