It remains unclear how far-reaching this additional catastrophe could become, as Houston begins the work of cleaning and rebuilding after Hurricane Harvey.
Close quarters make transmission of communicable diseases likely and health care services can become challenging.
"Don't kiss or snuggle with your turtle," advises the CDC. "This can increase your risk of getting sick."
The number of women with advanced degrees now exceeds the number of men who reach that same education level, and that's changing what it means to settle down.
The tech giant is trying to encourage internet users to self-monitor their mental health.
As neo-Nazis rally, psychiatrists return to the decades-old question of whether violent white supremacy is a personality disorder.
Without some safety precautions, eclipse-viewing can be harmful to the eyes. Thankfully, there are ways to protect yourself.
Dialysis for life or a genetically altered pig organ? That may be a choice for transplant patients in the future.
Normally linked to older ages, colorectal cancer is inexplicably killing more younger adults.
Gene editing is going to change the way we treat diseases, save the environment and address food insecurities.
Breast is best, so why isn't the world investing?
Sometimes summer really bites.
There are virtually no regulations for CRISPR technology.
A new study suggests this technique is possibly more calming than mindfulness and meditation.
Federal health officials hope the move will lower number of new smokers and reduce rates of smoking-related deaths.
A new study suggests severely obese patients are more likely to achieve a healthy BMI if they undergo bariatric surgery sooner rather than later.
With cases increasing astronomically, better protection from the tick-borne disease is urgently needed.
A study suggests even a 5 percent decline in MMR vaccine adherence could spark a measles outbreak in the U.S.
Pediatric oncologists must sometimes call in authorities, or ask themselves whether the care they're providing is doing more harm than good.