Almost a third of the world is now fat, and no country has been able to curb obesity rates in the last three decades, according to a new global analysis.
First lady Michelle Obama is answering Republicans in Congress who want to roll back healthier school meal standards, holding an event at the White House to highlight the success of the health guidelines.
All the health care workers who came into contact with a Saudi resident infected with the second confirmed MERS case in the U.S. have been cleared to return to work.
Surprising new research shows a small but diverse community of bacteria lives in the placentas of healthy pregnant women, overturning the belief that fetuses grow in a pretty sterile environment.
Some new artillery in the fight against melanoma is coming from OHSU and the Knight Cancer Institute.
A deadly Metro-North train derailment last year in which the "dazed" engineer was found to have sleep apnea has pushed the commuter railroad to look into establishing screening for the condition, which could include measuring operators' necks and asking them and their spouses about snoring habits.
State health officials concede they do not know what’s causing the ongoing and alarming spike in anencephaly, in which the spinal nerves in a fetus form outside the neck.
Industrial blenders mix up smoothies for students in New York while some schools in California are adding salad bars. In Dallas, campus cafeterias use pass-through coolers and warmers to make sure the food is just right before it's served.
Some consumers who bought insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law have buyer's remorse after realizing that their longtime doctors aren't accepting the new plans.
Welcome to the virtual house call, the latest twist on telemedicine. It's increasingly getting attention as a way to conveniently diagnose simple maladies, such as whether that runny nose and cough is a cold or the flu.
Danah Boyd has made a name for herself at the research division of Microsoft for painstaking work examining social media, Big Data and the tension between public and private lives, but it's her teens'-eye view of the digital world that sets her apart.
Tester tries out app that pays you to meet your fitness goals.
Patients and staff at Peacehealth Southwest Medical Center may have been exposed to Hepatitis C, the Clark County Health Department said Monday.
If Mickey Mouse is feeling his age at 86, scientists may have found just the tonic: the blood of younger mice.
Health officials say a deadly virus from the Middle East has turned up for the first time in the U.S.