By Kayla Ruble
The UN health agency is preparing to release its latest disease classification manual and is weighing options to change how transgender is categorized.
By Kayla Ruble
The regulatory agency put out a call for public comment on the current restrictions this week, with experts hopeful the FDA will revisit the policy and allow gay men to give blood.
By Ruby Samuels
People in the US used to be among the world's tallest, but now they aren't even in the top 30. The world record belongs to two small European countries.
The country's health authorities say the population must nevertheless continue protecting itself against contracting the virus that “is here to stay.”
The move to strike high-potency opioids from the public drug benefit plan is the latest attempt by Ontario to get a grip on opioid-related overdoses and overdose deaths, which have skyrocketed in recent years.
By Angela Hill
Health workers are trying to get Indigenous peoples recognized as key populations in the global fight against HIV/AIDS, putting them alongside other groups considered at high risk of acquiring the infection.
But the Center of Disease Control singled out four African countries — Chad, Djibouti, Eritrea, and Yemen — for being at greater risk if one of their athletes or travelers is infected with the virus during the upcoming games in Brazil.
US health authorities look for diseases worldwide, stopping them before they become pandemics. They have had major successes — except in at least one big case.
As the wait for Congress to pass a Zika funding bill drags on, case counts continue to rise.
Scientists are racing to save the world from the next SARS or Ebola. There's just a problem: They don't know what or where it might be — but a Thai cave is a good place to look.
A Republican plan that failed on Tuesday in Congress would have provided $1.1 billion in funding to combat the Zika virus.
While the DEA and FDA decide whether the US government will continue to classify marijuana alongside heroin, the agencies are keeping the deliberations a secret.
Residents of the village of Avia Terai, in northern Argentina, believe many of the health problems they suffer originated in the spraying of the weedkiller glyphosate on nearby genetically modified soybean crops.
In a 5-3 ruling, the court set a new national precedent and overturned a 2013 Texas law that would have forced abortion clinics in the state to close.
David and Collet Stephan were convicted for failing to provide the necessities of life for their son. In an Alberta courtroom on Friday, a judge had little sympathy for either parent.
Ryan released the plan, called "A Better Way," on Wednesday, to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with what he says are the good parts of Obamacare, but critics say looks can be deceiving.
Scientists studying the Zika outbreak in Brazil say previous exposure to dengue, another mosquito-borne virus, may exacerbate the potency of infection.
Fentanyl has been responsible for hundreds of deaths in recent years, and it shows no sign of abating. Some doctors have been warning about this for years.