In a well-known auto insurance commercial, a garrulous gecko promises you can save 15 percent if you switch insurers.
There are very few people sick with the flu right now; the perfect time to work on your prevention plan to avoid it all together this season.
As Chipotle prepares to reopen its restaurants in the Pacific Northwest this week after an E. coli outbreak that sickened about 45 people, health experts say foodborne illnesses are more common than the public realizes.
A pot belly can be a bad thing - even if you're not considered overweight.
A company whose name is synonymous with eyeballs on the Internet is turning its attention to hearts. Google Life Sciences, a research group recently spun off from its parent corporation, is teaming with the American Heart Association in a $50 million project to find new ways to fight heart disease.
The Obama administration says it is concerned that some states are restricting access by low-income people to costly, revolutionary drugs for a liver-wasting disease called hepatitis C.
Chipotle closed 43 of its Pacific Northwest locations in response to an E. coli outbreak that health officials have connected to the Mexican food chain. Here are some things to know about the outbreak.
Hot dogs, bacon, cold cuts and other processed meats raise the risk of colon, stomach and other cancers, and red meat probably contributes to the disease, too, the World Health Organization said Monday, throwing its considerable authority behind what many doctors have been warning for years.
When a Shigella outbreak at a San Jose, Calif. seafood restaurant sickened dozens of people last weekend, Yelp reviewers were on the case - right alongside public health officials.
Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum has filed a lawsuit against GNC, accusing the retailer of selling dietary and nutritional supplements that contain ingredients not approved for sale in the U.S.
Identical twin brothers are off to a very unusual start in life. One is in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, born extremely prematurely. The other is still in the womb and hopefully won't be born until January.
Cases of the most serious type of skin cancer are on the rise across the country. Now there’s a free mobile app to help people determine if they need to see a doctor. It is part of a melanoma research study going on at Oregon Health & Science University.
Temper tantrums, restlessness, inattention are all the hallmarks of a typical toddler.
A few days earlier, Victoria Sencerbox would have been wiped out by a walk down the hospital corridor. But two days after heart surgery, "I couldn't be happier. I really couldn't be happier," she said.
From arthritis to back pain to traumatic injuries, an estimated 116 million people suffer from chronic pain. Drugs to treat it can be dangerous. Local scientists are developing what they hope will be a breakthrough therapy.
The company that sparked an angry backlash after it raised the price of a drug for treating a deadly parasitic infection by more than 5,000 percent says it will roll back some of the increase.
Give flu vaccine another chance: This year's version got a recipe change that should make it more effective after last winter's misery from a nasty surprise strain of virus.
A government task force says a daily low-dose aspirin could help certain people in their 50s and 60s prevent a first heart attack or stroke - and they might get some protection against colon cancer at the same time.
A California company is recalling its cucumbers after a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 285 people in 27 states and killed a San Diego woman.
A tiny, wireless pacemaker could offer some heart patients a surgery-free alternative to the traditional devices, a new study says. Some doctors, however, say there are lingering safety questions and warned patients not to rush to get the new technology.
Graham-based Kapowsin Meats is recalling more than 520,000 pounds of pork shipped to Washington, Oregon and Alaska after food inspectors found that it may be contaminated with salmonella.
Amgen Inc. has won federal approval for the second medicine in a new class of pricey biotech drugs that reduce artery-clogging cholesterol more than older statin drugs that have been used for decades.
How many kids are vaccinated at your child's school? Federal health officials think you should be able to easily find out.
Even though Linda Ellerbee has addressed many tough topics with young audiences before, it took a decade before Nickelodeon approved her idea of a "Nick News" episode where children with terminal illnesses talk about their lives.
Lice are bad enough, but now experts say they're dealing with "super lice" - or a mutated version of head lice that is becoming resistant to over-the-counter medication.
The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the first prescription drug designed to boost sexual desire in women, a milestone long sought by a pharmaceutical industry eager to replicate the blockbuster success of impotence drugs for men.
Hundreds of videos on Youtube show teens using rubber bands to close gaps in their teeth, however orthodontists say the results can be harmful to dental health.
If you've experienced sticker shock from your prescription drugs lately, you're not alone. Consumer Reports sent out a list of ways to saving some cash at the drugstore.