| Sep 6, 2013
| 1:36 PM
The average age of women giving birth in America rose last year as the nation’s birthrate held steady following several years of decline, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.
The birthrate among teens and women in their...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 5:30 AM
NEW YORK — Less than a week after Elisabeth Hasselbeck said her goodbyes after 10 years on "The View," another divisive blond has joined the daytime talk show.
On Monday, Barbara Walters confirmed the rumors that Playboy model-turned-anti-vaccine-...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 4:43 PM
A transfusion of blood tainted with West Nile virus most likely caused the death of a hospitalized cancer patient in 2012, according to a new report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 1:51 PM
Fewer parents are vaccinating their children, but still sending them off to school, warns physician and professor Nina Shapiro in our Opinion pages. In it, she argues for "unvaccinated-free zones" to protect all children from disease.
| Jul 6, 2013
Religion and science have long had disagreements — from Galileo, who was tried for teaching that the Earth was not the center of the universe, to battles over teaching evolution in public schools. But when it comes to greed, religion and science...
| Jun 22, 2013
There came a moment, at a dinner party, when actor Elisabeth Rohm felt "an impulse of camaraderie" and chose the chance to ease another woman's distress over a secret she had carefully guarded. Rohm told the group that she had become pregnant through in...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 12:20 PM
Dozens of people in five states including California were infected with Hepatitis A after consuming contaminated packages of frozen berries they bought at Costco.
As of Friday, the FDA and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 6:04 AM
The December 2012 shootings in Newtown, Conn., reignited an urgent national conversation on stopping gun violence. But when lawmakers, activists, reporters and concerned citizens looked for research to guide them in what measures do and do not work,...
| May 28, 2013
| 7:38 AM
PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Gunmen killed a female polio worker and injured another near the northwest city of Peshawar on Tuesday, the latest in a series of assaults on vaccination teams working to eradicate the disease in Pakistan.
The women were...
| May 29, 2013
| 3:49 PM
Using antibacterial soap and ointments to treat all patients in an intensive care unit — not just those who test positive for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA — reduced presence of the antibiotic-resistant superbug by 37%...
| May 23, 2013
| 3:13 PM
The leading cause of death during Superstorm Sandy last fall was drowning, according to a new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The report, which analyzed 117 storm-related deaths, comes amid a National Oceanic and...