A person in New York City died after contracting Salmonella from eating fresh papaya, an outbreak that has infected 46 other people in 12 states, federal health officials announced...
People hoping to lose a few pounds by substituting artificial sweeteners for regular sugar may end up disappointed, suggests a fresh look at past research.
A measles outbreak has killed 35 people across Europe in the past year, with the World Health Organization (WHO) calling the deaths an “unacceptable tragedy.”
Five people have been stricken with the rare, rodent-borne hantavirus illness in Washington state since February, three of whom have died, in the state's worst outbreak of the dise...
Health officials confirmed on Wednesday that a Dartmouth College student has a case of the mumps and has been placed in isolation.
Health officials in Mississippi are confirming a human case of West Nile Virus.
Widely used heartburn drugs are associated with increased risk of death, and the longer a person uses the drugs, the greater the risk, new research suggests.
Viewers of Discovery Channel's new "MOSQUITO" documentary will get an inside look at the fascinating and terrifying little bug that has the potential to create worldwide havoc.
The family of one of two children who died after contracting an E. coli infection said the 6-year-old had recently been cleaning debris in their housing complex yard.
Breast-feeding at age 2 or older increases a child's risk of severe dental caries by the time they're 5, independently of how much sugar they get from foods, researchers say.