DNA barcoding has exposed some infamous cases of food fraud, like cheap catfish sold as pricey grouper and expensive "sheep's milk" cheese that was really made from cow's milk.
The Washington health exchange is 81,000 short of its goal for signing people up for insurance this year.
The World Health Organization says the two leading Ebola vaccines appear safe and will soon be tested in healthy volunteers in West Africa.
The flu is rampant in most of the country, and health officials say the season could peak soon.
Health officials are celebrating some important victories in 2014, and Time magazine even named Ebola fighters the persons of the year. Nevertheless, this was a black-eye year for public health.
Hershey is looking at replacing the high-fructose corn syrup in some of its products with sugar.
Reading about Harry Potter's adventures learning to fly his broomstick activates some of the same regions in the brain we use to perceive real people's actions and intentions.
Medicare is fining a record number of hospitals in the U.S. for having high readmission rates, with the highest in Oregon in Coos Bay.
A major study lifts a cloud around Zetia and Vytorin, blockbuster drugs for lowering cholesterol.
As a crucial second sign-up season gears up, the Obama administration said Sunday that HealthCare.gov is stable and working well, a far cry from last year's frozen computer screens and frustrated customers.
They come in nearly every color scheme imaginable, from camouflage to bright pink. Most skiers and snowboarders on the slopes are wearing them, and if you're not, well, you are not just reckless, you are . GASP! . unfashionable.
Use of electronic cigarettes by high school students tripled over three years, according to a new government report released Thursday.
Officials say the three keys to preventing sickness are covering your cough, getting your flu shot, and washing your hands properly.
Hundreds of local people got a little extra help from health professionals this weekend.
Dr. Robert Fuller didn't hesitate to go to Indonesia to treat survivors of the 2004 tsunami, to Haiti to help after the 2010 earthquake or to the Philippines after a devastating typhoon last year. But he's given up on going to West Africa to care for Ebola patients this winter.