People with chronic fatigue syndrome may be fighting ‘hibernation’
Chronic fatigue syndrome is a debilitating but still mysterious ailment often marked by long-term fatigue, pain, and memory loss.
He beat cancer, then it took his wife and son
Jay Siltzer survived cancer, twice—but years later, the disease took both his wife and his young son away from him.
Student dies after contracting brain-eating amoeba on vacation
A Brooklyn College student has died after contracting a rare brain-eating amoeba while swimming in a creek during a family vacation.
Affidavit: Fertility doctor impregnated several patients
Court documents say a retired Indianapolis fertility doctor used his own sperm to impregnate at least eight mothers decades ago and admitted to six now-adult children to doing so.
Belgian Paralympian addresses euthanasia rumors
Reports of Paralympian Marieke Vervoort considering euthanasia after the games in Rio, Brazil, made headlines last week, but over the weekend the Belgian wheelchair racer clarified her plans.
8 pregnant women among 329 infected by Zika in Singapore: government
Eight pregnant women have been infected by the Zika virus among the 329 cases in Singapore, the government said on Sunday.
Depression risk spikes right after a stroke
During the first three months after a stroke, survivors are about eight times more likely to experience depression than their peers who didn’t experience a stroke, a large Danish study suggests.
Hospitals jack up costs ‘strategically,’ study finds
Imagine getting the bill for an ordinary dinner and noticing, in tiny print, that the restaurant charged you $40 for coffee.
Hillary Clinton’s pneumonia: Is she contagious?
After Hillary Clinton appeared to collapse at the 9/11 anniversary ceremony on Sunday, her doctor confirmed she had been diagnosed with pneumonia prior to the event.
For 1 Zika patient, lingering symptoms and few answers
It began with what felt like a punch in the throat.
Leprosy suspected in 2 California kids: How could they contract it?
Two schoolchildren in California are suspected of having leprosy, but where might they have caught the disease? This week, officials in Riverside Country (which is near Los Angeles) said they are investigating the suspected cases of leprosy, now usually called Hansen’s disease, at an elementary school in the area.
Checking out: Drug users take advantage of public libraries
The same qualities that make libraries ideal for studying and reading — unfettered public access, quiet corners and nooks, minimal interaction with other people — also make them appealing places to shoot up heroin, librarians are finding.
Experimental stem cell therapy helps restore paralyzed man’s movement
When Kris Boesen’s car fishtailed on a wet road, hitting a tree and slamming into a telephone poll, the 21-year-old never thought he would walk again.
Cholera blamed on UN peacekeepers surges in Haiti as funding vanishes
U.N.-led foreign funding has dried up for Haiti’s fight against cholera, thought to have been introduced by Nepali peacekeepers, triggering a surge of deaths this year even as the global body vowed to help overcome the epidemic.
Photo of multitasking pregnant mom at football game goes viral
A photo of an Oklahoma woman seemingly having it all while doing it all has elicited pats on the back from thousands of other women who have shared and liked the image on Facebook.
More US adults smoke pot as fewer people see risks
More and more Americans are admitting they use marijuana, and a new study suggests this may be due at least in part to the growing number of people who don’t think it’s dangerous.
Apple shifts focus to fitness with latest watch
When Apple Inc. Chief Executive Tim Cook introduced the Apple Watch two years ago, he touted its many abilities, including to display email, a calendar, the weather and to make phone calls.
Drug use in America: What the numbers say
Nearly 21 million Americans ages 12 and older had a substance use problem in 2015, according to a new federal estimate.
Hepatitis A outbreak: How does a virus get into strawberries?
Nearly 90 people in seven states have become sick in an outbreak of hepatitis A linked to frozen strawberries imported from Egypt, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The real reason women seem to always go for jerks
If you ever feel like jerks always get the girl, you’re not wrong: New Austrian research confirms that women are more interested in dating guys with narcissistic personality traits.
5 signs your marriage isn’t as strong as you think it is
You may not have had a big blowup in ages, but just because you and your guy are not having knock-down-drag-out arguments all the time doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re happily married (when you do fight, follow these 5 rules to keep things from getting out of hand.)
Doctors: Pneumonia is serious but Clinton should bounce back
Hillary Clinton’s diagnosis of pneumonia is a serious concern, but something from which she soon should recover, several doctors and medical experts said Sunday.
Are infant cereals really the best first food for babies?
Rice cereal with a bit of breast milk, infant formula or water has been the first food many parents feed their babies.
A drug-free option to improve male sexual performance
For men struggling with sexual dysfunction, a drug-free shot may be a solution.
10 foods that can help prevent prostate cancer
Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer among men and there will be more than 180,000 new cases of prostate cancer diagnosed this year alone, the American Cancer Society estimates.
‘I have a disease that makes my thyroid go haywire’
In the spring of 2013, I was a college sophomore at a university in New York City with a full, busy life: I was doing well in school, working two internships, hunting for my first apartment with my best friends, and six months into a new relationship with a great guy.
Dr. Manny: Congress’ inaction on Zika funding is sending the wrong message to Americans
In 1999, when West Nile virus cases began surfacing in the United States, horror overcame Americans, causing them to shut their doors for fear of becoming infected with the mysterious mosquito-borne illness.
Teva says hoping to launch EpiPen-like device by 2018 in US
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd on Friday said it hopes to win U.S. approval by late 2017 or early 2018 for its version of Mylan NV’s EpiPen device to treat severe allergic reactions, a move that could challenge the branded product’s overwhelming dominance.
Childhood cancer survivors living longer, cancer free
Due to better treatments and better monitoring, childhood cancer survivors are living longer, healthier lives, according to a study in the U.K. Looking at 60 years of data on nearly 35,000 childhood cancer survivors, researchers found decreasing mortality rates overall, and fewer deaths from cancer itself or from after-effects of cancer treatment.
Zika pesticide controversy: Is ‘naled’ dangerous to human health?
To fight mosquitoes that may be carrying the Zika virus, officials in Miami-Dade County are now using aerial spraying, and this is stirring local controversy about the safetyof the chemicals that are used in those sprays.
84 pregnant women in Florida have tested positive for Zika
Not only are locally acquired Zika cases on the rise in Florida, but 84 pregnant women have tested positive for the virus in the state, including at least 15 who’ve already given birth, say health officials.
A tired brain makes us overeat, but there’s a fix
Feel like stuffing your face after a grueling day at the office?
6 bad things that happen when you sleep too much
Doctors agree: Quality sleep is crucial for your health.
‘5-Second Rule’ is baloney, say researchers
The five-second rule is off by about five seconds in many cases, and not in the direction you hoped.
More evidence gastric bypass surgery leads to sustained weight loss
Many people worry about regaining weight after getting gastric bypass surgery, a weight-loss procedure for very obese patients, but a new study suggests that most patients remain lighter 10 years later.
More cases of superbug precursor reported, but no spread
Researchers are reporting that a fourth U.S. person has been diagnosed with bacteria resistant to a last resort antibiotic, but they are expressing some relief that these superbug precursors have not spread to others.
CDC director: Just a few weeks’ of Zika funding remain
The head of the government’s fight against the Zika virus says that “we are now essentially out of money” and warns that the country is “about to see a bunch of kids born with microcephaly” in the coming months.
Here’s why drinkers should hit the gym
If alcohol is a part of your weekly routine, you should make sure to find time to hit the gym: A new study from the United Kingdom suggests that regular exercise can help balance out the harmful effects of alcohol
Mistrust of vaccines is greatest in France, survey finds
Public confidence in immunization varies widely across the world with the French the most skeptical about the safety of vaccines, according to a survey published on Friday.
Statins’ benefits understated and harms exaggerated, scientists warn
– The benefits of statins – cholesterol-busting drugs that can dramatically reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes – have been underestimated and their harms exaggerated, scientists said on Thursday in a major review of research.
US health regulator plans ‘thorough’ probe of St. Jude case
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration plans a “thorough investigation” of allegations about vulnerabilities in cardiac devices made by St. Jude Medical Inc, the agency’s official responsible for cyber security said on Thursday.
Woman gets estranged husband barred from attending their child’s birth
It’s his kid — but he’s legally barred from attending the birth.
Why insurance denies your claim, but pays your neighbors
Tracey Stahl lost part of a leg to bone cancer last fall, and she has to wince through bouts of crippling pain from an ill-fitting artificial limb because of a strange health insurance limit: Her plan covers just one limb per lifetime.
Police search for boy’s missing service dog
A Rhode Island boy with special needs is missing his companion dog Brady, who helps him with daily activities.
Pain scales often fail to capture what ER patients feel
Asking patients in the emergency room to rate their pain on a visual scale or to rank it from zero to 10 doesn’t really convey what the patient is feeling, suggests a study from Sweden.
Disability rights groups seek intervention on Wisconsin teen’s plans to die
Disability rights groups said on Thursday they have asked child protective services to intervene in the case of a severely disabled Wisconsin teenager who suffers chronic pain from her disease and wants to die.
Woman dies after tummy tuck at Miami surgery center
A Florida woman went into cardiac arrest while undergoing a tummy tuck procedure at Miami clinic and later died after doctors were unable to revive her.
Protesters delay chemical spray to combat Zika in Miami Beach amid concerns
Protesters in Miami Beach were able to delay mosquito crews from spraying chemicals to combat the Zika virus Thursday after expressing some concerns.
6 signs you’re addicted to caffeine
Other than the fact that your Starbucks barista knows you by name.
High school cheerleader with leukemia honored by football team
A California high school football team paid tribute to a member of the family before their game Friday night with a gesture to honor her cancer battle.
Texas QB Shane Buechele was born despite his father getting a vasectomy
Texas Longhorns freshman quarterback Shane Buechele wasn’t even supposed to have been born, apparently.