Plus, Dr. Richard Besser discusses the new medical advancements that have been made over the past five years, which may offer hope to those who need a marrow transplant.
An 8-year-old leukemia survivor meets the woman who donated her bone marrow to save his life for the first time.
In last-minute effort, Cassidy promotes legislation that would undo central pillars of Obamacare
The second-grader who beat leukemia met his bone marrow donor live on "GMA."
Sand-swimming lizards, slithering robotic snakes, dusk-flying moths and running roaches all have one thing in common: They're increasingly being studied by physicists interested in understanding the s
The UK has low oil and gas resources and limited prospects for fracking, according to a new analysis by scientists, who recommend a shift towards greater use of renewable, clean energy.
Extreme floods and droughts receive a lot of attention. But what happens when precipitation -- or lack thereof -- occurs in a more measured way?
A new mechanism by which cancer cells evade destruction by the immune system has been discovered by a team of researchers. Their paper describes how immune cells known as group 2 innate lymphoid cells
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A healthy male Asian elephant was born at a Belgian zoo on Tuesday in what keepers say is welcome news for their breeding program after the death of a calf last year.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico on Wednesday as the strongest storm to hit the U.S. territory in nearly 90 years, ripping windows from their fixtures and s
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Rescue workers scrabbled through rubble as dawn broke on Wednesday, searching for dozens of children feared buried beneath a Mexico City school, among hundreds of buildings des
Tapping into Florida’s booming population of seniors, Anthem Wednesday said it would buy a fast-growing Medicare Advantage plan and its network of primary care centers for an undisclosed sum.
(Reuters) - Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc said its drug to treat patients suffering from a rare genetic disease met the main goal in a late-stage study, moving the company closer to filing a marketing a
Roberts received donor cells from her sister, Sally Ann Roberts.
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany will miss a European Union renewable energy target by a wider margin than previously predicted, a study showed on Wednesday.
BERLIN (Reuters) - New diesel cars do not produce less of the environmentally damaging carbon dioxide than petrol cars, a group of newspapers cited the German Transport Ministry as saying on Wednesday
Thelazia callipaeda, also known as ‘oriental eye worm,’ is common in Europe. Now British pets and their owners are at risk from dogs that are imported experts have warned.
In the three-minute film, sponsored by the US Government and proposed to be screened across high schools in America, the woman says how the hot dog screams in pain as she eats him.
A woman in Utter Pradesh, India discharged herself within a few hours after birth. Doctors say the babies, whose gender is unknown, are vulnerable because they share an umbilical cord.
Claire Wilkinson, 38, from Brisbane, has battled the acanthamoeba keratitis parasite for a decade - despite doctors initially saying she just had conjunctivitis. Treatment has failed to kill the bug
I am thankful that my daughter is getting the treatment she needs, and I’m hopeful that I can help her manage her condition fully and openly.
“We don’t have the resources to meet the demand through the public system of care. I wish we did."
By the age of five, 95% of children are being vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella.
ABIDJAN (Reuters) - At least 10 people have died and another 92 are missing in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo due to flooding after torrential rains caused a river to overflow its banks, a local
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria, the second maximum-strength storm to hit the Caribbean this month, battered the U.S. Virgin Island of St. Croix on Wednesday and headed toward Puerto
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Desperate rescue workers scrabbled through rubble in a floodlit search on Wednesday for dozens of children feared buried under a Mexico City school, one of hundreds of building
Psychologists and celebrities vow to fight a court ruling approving the use of "conversion therapy".
Some women needed a hysterectomy to remove the sterilisation device Essure.
The drug nivolumab, denied to writer AA Gill on the NHS, will be available to patients in England.
LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline produced clinical data on Wednesday showing its newly approved three-in-one inhaler reduced life-threatening attacks in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
President Trump and Senate Republican leaders are in a frantic hunt for the last vote or two to pass revived legislation to repeal and replace 'Obamacare.'
GOP health care bill likely to leave more uninsured; those with health savings accounts could benefit
A group of NI men say they have been left in chronic pain after having mesh inserted for hernias.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Shire Plc and Shionogi & Co Ltd said a drug to treat ADHD in adults had met its main goal in a late-stage trial in Japan, bringing it one step closer to approval in the world's third
MUMBAI (Reuters) - Heavy rains battered India's financial hub for the second time in weeks causing massive disruption at the country's second busiest airport and forcing authorities to shut down schoo
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine lawmakers on Wednesday said they would hold more hearings before deciding whether to confirm the appointment of the country's environment minister, although some said the
(Reuters) - The U.S. nuclear power industry is facing an uphill battle to hang onto its share of the country's electricity production, with some projecting a worst-case scenario where half of the nati
BEIJING (Reuters) - China called on the international community to stick to Paris climate accord goals and unswervingly work together to tackle climate change, the official news agency Xinhua reported
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Streets usually abuzz with diners, shoppers, and traffic stood silent, shuttered and empty in the center of San Juan on Tuesday as the Puerto Rican capital prepared
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Desperate parents and rescue workers pulled through rubble in a floodlit search on Wednesday for dozens of young children feared buried under a Mexico City school destroyed by
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria, the second maximum-strength storm to hit the Caribbean this month, battered the U.S. Virgin Island of St. Croix on Wednesday and was headed to Puerto
Maternity wards have done ‘very little’ to prevent serious errors in the past 20 years, a report warns. Babies are just as likely to suffer brain damage through blunders as they were during the
Experts said the findings could offer hope to couples considering whether to continue treatment after the devastating loss of an unborn child.
Women who have PTSD are almost three times as likely to develop lupus, according to a new Harvard study. Mental healthcare could help reduce risk for autoimmune diseases.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) said that 'antimicrobial resistance is a global health emergency' after health leaders warned that we are running out of antibiotics.
It is one of a revolutionary class of drugs called immunotherapy which work by teaching the body’s immune system to fight cancer. But it was initially turned down by officials last year.
Nearly one in four teenage girls suffers from depression as they struggle to cope with the pressures of life. 24 per cent of 14-year-old girls and 9 per cent of boys that age were depressed.
Interviews with GPs revealed many were afraid of being viewed by health bosses as having a high referral rate and were ‘reluctant’ to send patients to hospital if they had any doubts they had ca
Ellie, who was diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma when she was 15, describes the symptoms of blood cancer.
ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Novartis on Wednesday said it had won European Union approval for Rydapt to be used against a mutated form of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and other rare diseases, a
Women exposed to trauma, including serious car crashes or sexual assaults, were at increased risk of developing the autoimmune disorder lupus.
The university said those who need marijuana for therapeutic purposes will still be included in the ban, but suggested that they try using edible products
A recent report published earlier this week details 3 patients with serious eye injuries after being struck with nerf darts which, in one patient led to bleeding in the eye (known as a hyphema), along
(Reuters) - Jose, previously a hurricane, has weakened into a tropical storm, but is still likely to bring dangerous surf and rip currents along the U.S. East Coast for several more days, the U.S. Nat
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Rescue crews and ordinary citizens searched through rubble for survivors as night fell on Tuesday on battered cities in central Mexico, including the capital, where the death t
SYDNEY (Reuters) - An undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 magnitude struck in the remote Southern Ocean south of New Zealand on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A San Diego children's hospital unveiled a collection of remote controlled luxury mini cars on Tuesday that allow its young patients to 'drive' themselves to the operating room
Although it's becoming more commonplace, medical marijuana is rarely discussed in U.S. medical schools, a new study shows.
Kids who develop respiratory infections like colds or sinusitis may have a higher risk of asthma and reduced lung function later in life, a new study says.
Kids who start playing tackle football before age 12 have a higher risk of mental and behavioral problems in adulthood than their counterparts, a new study says