By Andrew M. Seaman | Nov 16, 2012 09:49 AM EST
The longer immigrants from Mexico spend in the USA the greater their odds of becoming obese.
By Deborah Charles & James B. Kelleher | Nov 16, 2012 09:36 AM EST
The federal government gave states another month to decide if they will operate insurance exchanges under the new U.S. healthcare law.
By Amber Moore | Nov 13, 2012 10:26 AM EST
The U.S. preterm birth rate dropped to 11.7 percent - one of the lowest in the past decade, says a report from March of Dimes.
By Alex Dobuzinskis | Nov 08, 2012 08:50 AM EST
Votes making Colorado and Washington the first U.S. states to legalize marijuana for recreational use could be short-lived victories for pot backers because the federal government will fight them.
By Keith Coffman & Nicole Neroulias | Nov 07, 2012 09:00 AM EST
Colorado and Washington became the first U.S. states to legalize the possession and sale of marijuana for recreational use on Tuesday in defiance of federal law.
By David Morgan & Anna Yukhananov | Nov 07, 2012 08:38 AM EST
President Barack Obama's re-election victory still leaves questions about how much of his signature domestic policy achievement will be implemented.
By Amber Moore | Nov 05, 2012 05:12 PM EST
In a latest study researchers found that the rates of suicides in the U.S., nearly quadrupled between 2008 and 2010.
By Gabriel Debenedetti | Nov 03, 2012 11:24 AM EDT
Voters over 50 continue to be more likely to favor Romney's position on two issues that directly affect the elderly: healthcare and Medicare.
By Dhanya Skariachan | Oct 31, 2012 10:31 AM EDT
At one New York hospital where backup generators failed, staff carried premature babies down more than a dozen flights of stairs in one of the more dramatic moments for healthcare workers during powerful storm Sandy.
By Alex Dobuzinskis | Oct 22, 2012 10:42 AM EDT
A top Justice Department official has told "60 Minutes" the federal government is ready to combat any "dangers" of state-sanctioned recreational pot.
By Amber Moore | Oct 22, 2012 09:13 AM EDT
American boys are hitting puberty earlier than ever before, says a new study conducted by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
By David Bailey & Tim Ghianni | Oct 20, 2012 10:06 AM EDT
The list of NECC products fills 70 pages. The FDA specifically advised doctors to alert patients who received injected NECC drugs during heart and eye surgeries that the company produced after May 21.
By Nikki Tucker | Oct 19, 2012 06:22 PM EDT
According a new survey conducted by Gallup, 3.4 percent of Americans identify as LGBT.
By Amy Norton | Oct 19, 2012 09:07 AM EDT
The number of Americans who are severely obese shot up by 70 percent in the past decade or so, though the increase has slowed down in more recent years.
By David Morgan | Oct 12, 2012 09:16 AM EDT
Health authorities said more people than previously thought received possibly tainted steroid injections and that some 14,000 patients could be at risk of contracting meningitis.