Doctors have started emergency surgery to remove four sewing needles from a Brazilian toddler that were allegedly inserted into him by his stepfather during a series of bizarre rituals.
Health officials are recalling hundreds of thousands of doses of swine flu vaccine after tests indicated they may not be potent enough to protect against the virus.
A Senate health care overhaul compromise that would allow people as young as 55 buy into Medicare is running into resistance.
Low-income women nationwide are being turned away or put on long waiting lists for free cancer screenings.
The World Health Organization is reporting that tobacco use kills at least 5 million people every year.
Health officials in Vietnam are reporting what appears to be the largest cluster yet of Tamiflu-resistant swine flu cases - seven people who traveled together on a long train ride.
A survey of large companies shows the economy is prompting stressed-out workers to call in sick more and seek greater help from employee assistance programs.
A new government report says swine flu infections seem to be dropping, but the number of children who died with the illness rose by about 30.
A new study suggests preschoolers are spending a lot more time watching TV in day care than most parents may have thought -- as many as two hours a day.
The NFL and its players union have approved independent doctors to evaluate head injuries for about half of the 32 teams so far as part of a new program.
Health officials say four people in North Carolina have tested positive for a type of swine flu that's resistant to the drug Tamiflu.
Proctor and Gamble are recalling Vicks Sinex Vapospray 12-hour Decongestant.
Federal health experts say an updated version of Pfizer's best-selling anti-infection vaccine is safe and effective for infants and toddlers, despite company studies that failed to meet certain goals.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says federal policy on who should get breast cancer screening has not changed.
Federal health regulators say they have found tiny particles of trash in drugs made by biotechnology firm Genzyme.
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