Antibiotics have been used so widely and for so long that the infectious organisms they're designed to kill have adapted, making them less effective.
Seeing someone move an electric toward one of your limbs nerve-wracking. How does a cast saw work without cutting your skin?
New research shows that a lack of sleep really can make you sick. Sleeplessness can be directly tied to illnesses, like the common cold.
Could a relatively obscure herpes virus be keeping you from getting a positive pregnancy test? A study has found that the little-known member of the human herpesvirus family -- HHV-6A -- infects the lining o...
Some vacationers ignore 'no swimming' signs. But should those avoiding the water be wary of the sand, too?
John Maclean became an incomplete paraplegic at age 22, and knew that meeting the man who put him in a wheelchair was not going to be easy.
Bounce houses, bouncy castles and other inflatables are incredibly popular, but safety's an issue. Lots of kids bounce themselves into the Emergency Room.
Researchers may have found a new way to diagnose Lyme disease, based on a distinctive gene signature they discovered,
Cold sore, herpes simplex, canker sore, acne or something else? Here, a physician offers some information about the differences.
Was it something you ate? If you feel sick - really sick - how can you track down the cause of food poisoning?
It's not just the flu virus that's causing problems - there are also many flu vaccine myths that are keeping people from doing more to prevent influenza.
You're not the only one who has suffered from a cough that lingers for weeks. Here's a look at why that might be happening.
You’re feeling pretty lousy. You've got sniffles, sneezing, and a sore throat. Is it a cold, flu, or allergies? Here's a chart that can help you tell.
Thanksgiving is a dangerous day of the year for cooking injuries - so do you know what to do if your deep fried turkey burns you with boiling oil?
Hre are some important tips and reminders to keep in mind when choosing a pet bird - whether parrot or parakeet, canary or conure.
As if the bacteria and viruses lurking on every kind of public transport weren't enough, chances are, your hotel room is full of germs, too.
Instead of an apple a day, could a hug a day keep the doctor away? According to research, hugs for health may not be that far-fetched of an idea.
Figuring out who needs emergency gallbladder surgery and who can go home and schedule it at their convenience is sometimes a tricky question.
Over-prescription of antibiotics is a major factor driving one of the biggest public health concerns today: antibiotic resistance.
If you're headed out of town - no matter where you're going - you'd be wise to at least consider the bed bug situation at your hotel.
Does your hotel - or home - have bed bugs? Here's how to check for bed bugs!
Scientists report that super lice populations in at least 25 states have developed resistance to over-the-counter treatments. Is your state affected?
You can get rid of most head lice with proper treatment. Here are some tips to help.
You always hear, "don’t eat raw cookie dough" - but most people do it anyway. So can you get food poisoning from cookie dough?