A recent study has inspired headlines about "pigeon pathologists" and how the birds may be "the next great cancer detector," but they need to be taken with a grain of salt.
There had previously been nine other face transplants and a scalp transplant in the US, but this procedure sets a new standard because it successfully included the full scalp, ears, ear canals, boney structures, and eyelids.
Wealthier patients who can afford to be on multiple organ wait lists are more likely to get transplanted and less likely to die waiting, new research shows. They are also generally less sick.
A VICE News/MedPage Today analysis of six years of FDA data has found that undeclared food allergen recalls have already reached an all-time high so far this year, and have nearly doubled since 2009.
A San Diego compounding pharmacy says it plans to come to patients’ rescue by offering a cheaper version of Daraprim and other drugs whose prices have skyrocketed in recent year — but will the FDA allow it?
A new study has examined the relationship between weight loss surgery and suicide. It's known that suicide rates are higher among bariatric surgery patients, but there's no consensus on why.
Preliminary study results published today show what public health experts have feared for months: the Ebola virus can linger in semen long after patients recover from its life-threatening symptoms.
Before an airstrike destroyed the hospital and forced Doctors Without Borders to withdraw from Kunduz, the facility was treating more patients than ever.
The FTC is going after a company that claims to have an alternative to gastric bypass surgery, then threatens to sue customers who leave negative comments when it doesn't work.
Salmonella-tainted cucumbers have sickened 558 people, killing three of them in 33 states. The company that distributed the produce was also linked to a hepatitis outbreak in 1997.
Prescription drug prices are higher than ever, forcing patients to make tough decisions and sparking growing public outcry.
India is the second-largest provider of "drug products" to the US, but its pharmaceutical plants lead the way in American import alerts recommending that their products be “detained without physical inspection.”
People near Ground Zero during and after the attack on the World Trade Center are still getting sick, but an act passed to provide care and compensation is set to expire next year.
The FDA approved modafinil to treat narcolepsy, but people are taking it illegally — off-label and without a prescription — to study or work on big projects.
Jennifer Glass fought for terminal patients in California to legally receive prescriptions for life-ending medication, but she died before it could come to fruition.
Kentucky may be "Southern-ish," but it's home to the nation's first med school-wide curriculum for treating LGBT patients.
A pill to prevent HIV comes highly recommended by the CDC, but it can take months to find a doctor who will prescribe it.
Analysis found that thousands of Medicare providers' records include medical schools that have been closed for 100 years. But nobody's checking them.
No, smoking pot won't heal your broken bones. What you need to know about the over-hyped study.
The first person to die of the measles in 12 years had likely been vaccinated, officials said, but health problems and medication had weakened her immune system.