Wednesday December 30, 2015 4:22AM ET
The rules for judging when a patient is brain dead vary widely from hospital to hospital, despite the existence of national standards created to ensure accuracy, a new study has found.
Wednesday December 30, 2015 3:05AM ET
Rates of childhood asthma appear to have plateaued, except among the poor and kids aged 10 to 17, U.S. health officials report.
Tuesday December 29, 2015 3:30AM ET
The number of U.S. women having babies rose last year for the first time since 2007, while births by teens fell to a record low, federal health officials reported.
Wednesday December 23, 2015 4:20AM ET
Roughly half of cardiac arrest patients experience telltale warning signs that their heart is in danger of stopping in the month preceding their attack, new study findings suggest.
Wednesday December 23, 2015 4:05AM ET
Stroke patients have worse outcomes when delays occur in restoring blood flow to the brain, a new study shows.
Wednesday December 23, 2015 3:09AM ET
New research seems to contradict the idea that people might escape the health hazards associated with obesity if they are "fat but fit."
Tuesday December 22, 2015 4:20AM ET
From 2000 to 2014 nearly half a million Americans died from drug overdoses. Opioid overdose deaths, including both opioid pain relievers and heroin, hit record levels in 2014.