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The Thai boys rescued from the flooded cave complex have survived the extreme physical duress, but now they may face a daunting mental challenge: post-traumatic stress disorder. Children with PTSD are at risk of lifelong health issues.
Heart disease has been declining all over the U.S. for decades, but nine states saw a recent big jump in their relative rank for this disease burden. They have something else in common: All nine voted for Trump.
The Trump administration shocked the World Health Organization by mixing politics with breastfeeding, but there is no debate. Baby formula cannot match the health benefits of mother's milk.
Consumer DNA testing companies are rushing in to help immigrant parents reunite with detained children at the border, but there are privacy risks and questions about DNA ownership.
Some women are adopting the Tom Brady diet to fight anti-inflammatory diseases such as arthritis.
CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports on how food therapy is helping control diabetes in low-income patients.
New diet-based approaches to diabetes prevention and treatment include fresh-food prescriptions and ketogenic diets rather than drugs alone. Spending on drugs reached $53 billion last year, with mixed results.
Mental illnesses are medical conditions. Just like diabetes and heart disease, they can affect anyone — regardless of their income or occupation.
To fight obesity more dieters are turning to mobile apps that offer behavior modification support in the battle to shed pounds.
CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports on the newest class of migraine drugs called Aimovig, approved by the FDA to treat powerful headaches.
An ingestible micro-bio-electronic device has been developed at MIT that can detect blood in the stomach. It could end the need for endoscopy procedures.
As transplant surgery reaches new heights, human head transplantation may not be as far-fetched as once thought. Still, surgical, immunological, psychological and ethical hurdles remain.
Insightec, an Israeli company backed by the Koch brothers, has developed an ultrasound technology to treat tremors and Parkinson's disease.
Evidence suggests e-cigarettes — the most commonly used form of tobacco among US youth — leads to nicotine addiction and drugs. Oculus is funding a new VR games it hopes will be the game changer.
Legendary inventor Dean Kamen is working on a venture to manufacture human organs with the backing of the Pentagon, Rockwell and others.
The medicines, which help unleash the immune system on cancer cells, were tested in patients with advanced lung cancer.
The decision was made in efforts to address the rising costs of medical education, which have saddled graduates with thousands in debt and funneled them toward more lucrative specialties.
Health staff identified 647 people who said they experienced gastrointestinal symptoms after eating at the Chipotle on Sawmill Parkway between July 26 and July 30.
Teva's products are the first cleared by the FDA that are direct generic copies of the EpiPen and could be substituted for the brand-name product by a pharmacist.
Junior doctors in the U.K. are set to strike next month, which could see thousands of operations and appointments delayed or canceled.
A firefighter who had his face badly burned in 2001 now has the face of a Brooklyn bike mechanic.
A help wanted ad by Interim Healthcare is sparking outrage for discriminating against Haitians.
A confidential Justice Department report found Purdue Pharma was aware early on that OxyContin was being crushed and snorted for its powerful narcotic, but continued to promote it as less addictive. NYT reports.
Analysts say the dual announcements mean Quest and LabCorp likely did not have to resort to rock-bottom pricing to hold onto their agreements.
An microdevice has been developed at MIT that can detect blood in the stomach. It could end the need for endoscopies.
The agency is pressing Tesla's board for details on how much Musk had shared with them prior to announcing his plans on Twitter.
In the letter, which was obtained by The New York Times, employees wrote that the project and Google's apparent willingness to abide by China's censorship requirements "raise urgent moral and ethical issues."
The Galaxy Note 9 is the best Android phone you can buy — but it's loaded with features that a lot of people probably don't really need, CNBC's Todd Haselton says.