Brave baby survives open-heart surgery at 1-week old
Parents were devastated when doctors told them their 1-week old son had four congenital heart conditions and needed open heart surgery.
In Allergy Bullying, Food Can Hurt
An attack with allergens shown in a “Peter Rabbit” scene mirrors real-life threats to kids’ health, parents say.
8-year-old boy rescues his classmate, during gummy bear choking fit
An 8-year old boy from Fresno, California saves his choking classmate by doing the Heimlich maneuver.
Immune Signature Predicts Asthma Susceptibility
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease driven by the interplay of genetics, environmental factors and a diverse cast of immune cells. In their...
Flu shot is only 36% effective this season, the worst in a decade
The flu vaccine is 36% effective in preventing flu illness severe enough to send a patient to the doctor's office according to the Centers for...
Microneedling: Experienced Hands Can Improve the Face
Microneedling treatments can improve the appearance of large pores, fine lines and wrinkles, scars, and stretch marks, but at-home devices won't...
Research Sheds Light on Parents' Views of Indoor Tanning
A survey of more than 1,200 parents indicates that some groups are more likely than others to have favorable attitudes toward adolescent indoor...
Study Shows Increasing Incidence of Rare Skin Cancer
While it may not be as common as other skin cancers, Merkel cell carcinoma is highly aggressive and often deadly -- and according to new research,...
Ask Well: Do I Get Enough Vitamin D in the Winter?
In higher-latitude cities like Boston, inadequate UVB limits vitamin D synthesis for at least a few months during the winter.
Two Swiss Athletes Are First at Olympics Confirmed With Norovirus
The Swiss Olympic delegation, which did not identify the athletes or their sport, said they were sequestered and no longer had symptoms.
Women Who Clean at Home or Work Face Increased Lung Function Decline
Women who work as cleaners or regularly use cleaning sprays or other cleaning products at home appear to experience a greater decline in lung...
The Flu Vaccine Is Working Better Than Expected, C.D.C. Finds
A preliminary analysis finds the vaccine 25 percent effective against this year’s dangerous H3N2 strain, and twice as effective in children.