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Nearly two-thirds of US women use contraception, CDC reports

The most common methods for preventing pregnancy, according to a new government report are female sterilizat...

Saying this word can extend your life

Dr. Sanjay Gupta tells us how something as simple, and as nice, as saying "hello" can help you live to 100.

Up to 319 people dead as Congo Ebola outbreak worsens

One of the deadliest Ebola outbreaks in history continues to worsen in the Democratic Republic of Congo with...

Loneliness peaks at three key ages, study finds -- but wisdom may help

Rising rates of loneliness may not be news, but the three periods when it peaks may come as a surprise: More...

US surgeon general issues advisory on teen use of e-cigarettes

Prompted by an unprecedented spike in the use of e-cigarettes among teens, the US surgeon general issued a c...

Opioids offer little chronic pain benefit and wane over time, study says

For adults with chronic pain, opioids offer narrow improvements over a placebo for pain and physical functio...

Morning sickness pill study finds small link to increased risk of clefts but 'not a cause for alarm'

When a pregnant woman feels persistent nausea and even has to throw up, she might see whether ...

Saturn is losing its rings quicker than expected, NASA warns

Saturn's rings make it one of the most striking planets in the solar system, but scientists believe they cou...

NASA says Saturn is losing its iconic rings

Scientists say the rings, which are mostly made up of chunks of water ice, might disappear in less than 100 million years as gravity pulls them into Saturn as a dusty rain of ice particles.

Daughter signs for deaf dad at rock concert

Rocking out at a concert, Kari Carberry didn't miss a beat as she signed the lyrics of the song for her deaf dad in Canada.

For the new year, try 12 monthly 'micro-resolutions'

We know from research that most ...

#JUUL: How social media hyped nicotine for a new generation

Leading e-cigarette company Juul Labs has tried to distance itself from a vast social media presence that ex...

New year brings altered landscape for abortion battle

Those engaged in the battle over abortion in the United States are looking out at the thorny landscape and g...

Daughter signs for deaf dad at rock concert and doesn't miss a beat

Rocking out at a concert, Kari Carberry didn't miss a beat as she signed the lyrics of the songs for her dea...

Singer's struggle with chronic fatigue syndrome

Stuart Murdoch's experience with chronic fatigue syndrome inspires his songwriting for the band Belle and Sebastian.

How social media hyped nicotine for teens

But a CNN investigation sheds new light on how leading e-cigarette company Juul Labs was encouraging -- and at times paying for -- social media users to promote its nicotine-filled product to thousands of their followers.

CNN investigates Juul's social media practices

A prominent researcher says the leading e-cigarette company "advertised exactly where young people live." CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.

Chronic fatigue syndrome may be due to an overactive immune system, study finds

Chronic fatigue syndrome, a condition that causes extreme tiredness, could be triggered by an overactive imm...

Drug overdoses, suicides cause drop in 2017 US life expectancy; CDC director calls it a 'wakeup call'

Life expectancy in the United States declined from 2016 to 2017, yet the 10 leading causes of death remained...

Antarctic penguins in danger from human diseases, researchers say

Scientists have long thought that animals in Antarctica were isolated from harmful human-linked bacteria, bu...

The judgmental mom is little more than a stereotype

It's quite possible that, by the time I had my first child, I had read more articles about navigating relati...

Teen vaping continues to rise while other drug use declines, survey finds

Vaping among America's teenagers continues to climb, while the use of other substances -- such as alcohol an...

How barbershops could help lower blood pressure

Corey Thomas admitted to his pharmacist that he hated the blood pressure medications a previous doctor had p...

COP24 climate talks end in agreement -- barely

After two weeks of discordant and emotional negotiations, the nations of the world agreed Saturday night on ...

Animal attacks cost us more than $1 billion a year, and they're becoming more common

Animal-related injuries lead to health care costs of more than $1 billion a year in the United States, accor...

'Incredible Hulk' actor Lou Ferrigno hospitalized after pneumonia vaccination

Nothing can stop Hulk!Lou Ferrigno is out of the hospital after a vaccine shot for pneumonia left flu...

Check your fridge and pantry for food products recalled this week

Before the family gathers for a holiday meal, here's all the food you should purge from your pantry. Read on...

Congenital heart disease patient uses her love for adventure to stay healthy

Molly Burdick has congenital heart disease but it hasn't come between her and her passion - rock climbing

Climate talks continue in Polish coal country

Katowice, Poland, the city hosting the COP24 global warming summit, is paradoxically the capital of coal country. CNN's Nick Paton Walsh goes inside a coal mine to see how it differs from the climate change talks happening on the surface.

E. coli outbreak traced to California farm; some romaine lettuce safe to eat

The strain of E. coli causing the current outbreak in romaine lettuce has been found in a reservoir on a far...

Gun deaths in US reach highest level in nearly 40 years, CDC data reveal

Gun deaths in America have reached a record high.Nearly 40,000 people in the United States died by gu...

Two anti-abortion bills head to Ohio governor's desk

Two anti-abortion bills approved by the Ohio Legislature are now headed to Republican Gov. John Kasich's des...

Youngest survivor of Ebola outbreak brings hope to Congo caregivers

The youngest survivor of the Ebola outbreak received her discharge certificate from the Beni Ebola Treatment...

E-cigarettes less toxic to users than cigarettes, study says

A lot of important questions surround the safety and health effects of e-cigarettes, a relatively new techno...

Uncertainty, hope at the 11th hour of COP24 climate talks

The UN climate talks in Poland -- an attempt to save the world from disastrous levels of global warming -- a...

The year's brightest comet streaks by Earth this weekend

The night sky will come alive this weekend when a green comet streaks by Earth on the heels of the ...

'Historic moment' as abortion bill passes Irish parliament

Ireland's Prime Minister has hailed a "historic moment" for women in the country, after a bill to legalize a...

COP24: Climate conference in the heart of Poland's coal country

There's a certain irony that when world leaders meet in early December at the COP24 global climate conferenc...

Crackdown on sexist ads outlaws bad female driver and inept dad commercials

Depictions of girls as less academic than boys or men being belittled for "unmanly" behavior will be soon be...

She almost died of a heart attack. Now she's training for 'American Ninja Warrior'

In Red Rock Canyon, about 30 minutes outside of Las Vegas, Molly Burdick is trying to scale a boulder using ...

Can a coalition of 'superheroes' save the COP24 climate talks?

Think of them as the Justice League for global warming diplomacy. They're the "High Ambition Coalition" and ...

Sex tips ... from a Buddhist monk?

Could advice from a former Buddhist monk help improve your sex life? That's the implication of "The Passion ...

Rape survivors are fighting back against victim-blaming in Lebanon

"I've been raped," Manal Issa shouts as she staggers down a street in Beirut.A crowd gathers around t...

Springfield Police to launch review of destroyed rape kits following CNN investigation

The police chief in Springfield, Missouri, on Thursday told a rape victim advocacy group that the department...

Neanderthal genes could explain the shape of our skulls, study finds

Humans have unusually globular (or round) skulls and brains compared to our ancient ancestors -- including o...

Debate over alternatives to fetal tissue research reaches Congress

What do humanized mice have to do with fetal tissue research?That question took center stage at a ...

Geminid meteor shower: How and when to watch

The Geminid meteor shower peaks this week, so hope for clear skies that will let you see a beautiful show of...

Gluten-free diet not healthy for everyone

There was a time when gluten, a mixture of proteins found in wheat, rye and barley, was something of a forei...

Del Monte recalls canned corn because of botulism risk

Del Monte Foods Inc. issued a recall of some of its canned corn ...

McDonald's has a plan to reduce antibiotics in beef

McDonald's says it will reduce the use of antibiotics in its beef around the world.Like many others, ...

Your favorite restaurant is more calorific than fast food, global study finds

Fast food often gets the blame for calorific meals, but new research has found that your favorite chain rest...

Asian tick that clones itself could spread fast and far in the US, study says

The Asian longhorned tick most likely began invading the United States years ago. Now found in nine states, ...

'A huge mess': Failure at COP24 climate talks would be 'suicidal'

The heads of state for some of the main countries causing climate change -- the United States, the UK, Germa...

Fentanyl is the deadliest drug in America, CDC confirms

Fentanyl is now the most commonly used drug involved in drug overdoses, according to a new ...

87 more cases of salmonella linked to recalled beef

Eighty-seven more people have been sickened with salmonella linked to recalled beef products, the ...

Why are opioids so addictive?

Every 8 minutes someone dies from an accidental drug overdose. Most of the time, it's from fentanyl.

'Sesame Street' Muppet becomes homeless

Meet Lily, a "Sesame Street" character without a home whose purpose is to raise awareness about childhood homelessness.

Opioid Crisis Fast Facts

Here's a look at the opioid crisis....

FDA sends warning to company at center of heart medication recall

The US Food and Drug Administration issued a ...

Breast cancer testing guidelines out of date, missing genetic screening, study says

The current guidelines for genetic testing of breast cancer patients limit the number of women who can get t...

Kotex tampons recalled after reports of pieces left in bodies

Kimberly-Clark is recalling regular absorbency U by Kotex Sleek tampons in the United States and Canada afte...

Excess body weight responsible for 4% of cancers worldwide, study says

Excess body weight was responsible for 3.9% of cancer globally, or 544,300 cases, in 2012, according to a ne...

Kaléo to offer lower-priced opioid antidote

Pharmaceutical company Kaléo ...

Eczema patients at 36% higher risk of suicide attempts, study says

Eczema is a common skin condition that can pack a profound psychological punch: People with eczema are more ...

'Sesame Street' Muppet becomes first to experience homelessness

For the first time, a resident of "Sesame Street" is experiencing homelessness -- and the hope is that her s...

The beef with beef

Beef isn't good for the planet. But you probably knew that already.You might know beef is responsible...

FDA warns consumers about e-cigarette liquids with erectile dysfunction drugs

Consumers, especially men, should not purchase or use two e-cigarette liquids that contain popular erectile ...

InSight takes its first selfie on Mars

Since landing on Mars on November 26, NASA's InSight lander has been settling in and taking photos. Now the ...

How the food you eat could help save the planet

There's a lot of advice out there on how we can reduce our carbon footprint on the planet. But what about the food we eat?

NASA: Voyager 2 spacecraft reaches interstellar space after four decades exploring solar system

NASA's Voyager 2 probe, launched in 1977, is now more than 11 billion miles from Earth and has reached inter...

More violence, sexual infections when sex work is criminalized, study finds

Sex workers across 33 countries who face repressive policing -- identified as arrest, imprisonment, confisca...

Crosswords and puzzles do not prevent mental decline, study says

Tackling a tricky crossword or a challenging Sudoku puzzle will not fend off age-related mental decline, new...

Jimmy Dean sausage recalled due to metal contamination

A popular breakfast sausage is taking itself off the menu. CTI Foods LLC, is recalling 29,028 pounds of froz...

Maintaining your weight through the holidays

The average person gains 1 to 2 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day, and those who are overweight...

Breaking news alert: People are inherently good, nonviolent

It matters how you personally respond when you hear news of violence. The way you process and frame it has r...

Water found on asteroid by OSIRIS-REx explorer

NASA's first asteroid sample return mission, OSIRIS-REx, reached the asteroid Bennu only a week ago, but it'...

Holiday hospitalization carries higher risks, study says

Research has shown that going to the hospital in July or over the weekend can be riskier for patients becaus...

Increased breast cancer risk might last decades after childbirth, study says

Compared with women who have never had children, women who have given birth may have an increased breast can...

Body fat levels linked to breast cancer risk in post-menopausal women

Older women with excess body fat, even if they have what's considered a normal body-mass index, could be at ...

Record number of cases of polio-like illness AFM in US this year

With 24 newly confirmed cases of the polio-like illness acute flaccid myelitis ...

How to check your medical records for dangerous errors

When Liz Tidyman's elderly parents moved across the country to be closer to their children and grandchildren...

In space first, China launches lunar rover to far side of the moon

China is poised to become the first country to explore the far side of the moon with the launch of a lunar r...

Fatal brain-eating amoeba may have come from woman's neti pot

A Seattle woman rinsed her sinuses with tap water. A year later, she died of a brain-eating amoeba.He...

Ancient plague helped determine genetics of the modern European, study says

The fearsome disease known as the plague might help explain a mystery that has puzzled scientists for years....

Columbia University and its hospitals sued over doctor's sexual abuse

Seventeen women are accusing Columbia University and the NewYork-Presbyterian hospital system of enabling a ...

Most US adults have not gotten a flu shot for this mild season

Most US adults have not gotten a flu shot this season, according to a ...

Concussions fast tracked ex-footballer to career in NASCAR

Dion Williams played college football at Wake Forest and had dreams of playing in the NFL but concussions forced him off the field. That's when Williams changed gears and found success on NASCAR's pit road.

Sedative addiction and anxiety on the rise among children, reports show

An apparent rise in anxiety among British children has prompted concern from mental health experts, as two r...

On the hunt for 'zombie fungi' that could save lives -- and the planet

It's a sunny morning, and Sara Landvik is foraging in the wild parts of Hampstead Heath, one of London's ico...

Football player with history of concussions became pioneer on NASCAR's pit road

On a warm, sunny November day, the ISM raceway near Phoenix is literally roaring with action. The NASCAR Cup...

Traffic accidents are eighth leading cause of death globally, according to WHO

The number of traffic-related deaths reached a high of 1.35 million in 2016, according to the 2018 ...

Ebola cases surge in Congo, with women and children disproportionately sick

There have been 18 more cases of illness and five more deaths reported in just two days in the Ebola outbrea...

Here's how the Apple Watch's heart monitor works

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains how to use Apple Watch's built-in ECG monitor.

Infections in kids tied to subsequent mental illness risk in new study

Serious infections during childhood have been tied to a subsequent increased risk of mental disorders in a n...

This exoplanet is inflated like a balloon

A newly discovered exoplanet 124 light-years away is just full of hot air, according to a new study.H...

Australian researchers develop 10-minute cancer test

Researchers in Australia have developed a 10-minute test that can detect the presence of cancer cells anywhe...

How El Paso's water goes from 'toilet to tap'

El Paso, Texas, is fighting the impacts of climate change by turning their sewage into drinking water. CNN's Sanjay Gupta reports.

Infant ibuprofen sold at CVS, Walmart and Family Dollar recalled

A recall has been issued for infant ibuprofen sold by CVS, Family Dollar and Walmart, Tris Pharma...

HHS contradicts reports on fetal tissue research contract

Anonymous reporting led to an "inaccurate" story about federal funding of controversial fetal tissue researc...

Human-induced climate change makes heatwaves 30 times more likely

Human-induced climate change has made the United Kingdom's record-breaking 2018 summer heatwave around 30 ti...

Why is pizza so addictive?

A deliciously fresh pizza pie with warm baked dough, salty tomato sauce and gooey cheese is a delight for th...

El Paso to drink treated sewage water due to climate change drought

The people of El Paso, Texas, are resilient. Living in the middle of the harsh Chihuahuan Desert, the city h...

Pig hearts can function for months in baboons, study shows, bringing us closer to their use in humans

A new paper details how genetically modified pig hearts transplanted into baboons could support life and fun...

Two-year-old needs some of the rarest blood in the world to survive

Two-year-old Zainab Mughal has some of the rarest blood in the world.She's been battling cancer, and ...

Conjoined Twins Fast Facts

Here's some background information about conjoined twins.Conjoined twins are physically connected to ...

Undeniable climate change facts

Glaciers are melting; sea levels are rising. And 20 of the hottest years on record have occurred since 1996. CNN's Jennifer Gray reports the facts about climate change.

'Disturbing' rape kit investigation prompts action in several states

The Washington attorney general said Tuesday he will notify every law enforcement agency in his state and di...

Tackling climate change could save millions of lives, report says

Climate studies often pinpoint the detrimental public health impacts related to rising atmospheric temperatu...

Too much sleep linked to a greater risk of disease and death, study finds

The recommended amount of sleep for adults is six to eight hours a night. Sleeping more than those hours is ...

Research monkeys retire in Florida

These former research monkeys have never been outdoors. Now, they're the first to be released by the FDA into a primate sanctuary.

First baby born to woman with uterus transplanted from deceased donor

For the first time, a baby has been born to a woman who received a uterus transplant from a deceased donor, ...

5.1 million pounds of beef added to recall due to salmonella

JBS Tolleson Inc. is recalling more than 5.1 million pounds of raw beef products that may be tainted with sa...

Science confirms what the heart already knows: Hugs really do make you feel better

Feeling down in the dumps? Stressed? A little off-kilter because of some disagreement?Hug it out! A n...

A businessman handed out $1,000 checks to all 1,085 staff and students at wildfire-damaged Paradise school

When Bob Wilson heard that the students and staff at Paradise High School lost everything ...

Chrissy Teigen inspires parents to share photos of babies with head-shaping helmets

American model Chrissy Teigen sparked a social media trend after sharing on Twitter and ...

Ebola Fast Facts

Here's some background information about Ebola, ...

A North Carolina couple was pulled over for speeding. Minutes later, the officer helped deliver their baby by the highway

When Sgt. Brian Maynard pulled over Laura and Jimmy Baker, he was preparing to deliver a ticket. Instead, th...

Retired FDA research monkeys find new home and music in Florida

Squirrel monkey chirps filled a small ranch-style building in north Gainesville, Florida -- a chorus that ma...

NASA spacecraft meets with asteroid

NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission and the asteroid Bennu have had a date planned for two years, and just after noon ...

WHO panel to address complex issues around gene editing

The World Health Organization is creating a working group to study gene editing and the complex ethical, soc...

500-year-old skeleton still wearing thigh-high boots found in London river

A pair of durable boots is a must-have in anyone's winter wardrobe -- and a team of archaeologists has found...

Police chief apologizes to rape victims and vows reforms in response to CNN investigation

The police chief in Springfield, Missouri, has apologized to the city's sexual assault victims and ordered c...

For gifted kids, better to be hands-on or -off?

In recent years, I've noticed a rising -- and welcome -- resistance to helicopter parenting.We parent...

How a running gait analysis can prevent injury

Tired of getting injured when you run? Some physical therapists recommend a running gait analysis to reveal your strengths and weaknesses.

Are statins overprescribed? Why the risks and benefits are so complex

As with any medication, statins can come with side effects.Statins, ...

Polio-like illness AFM 'appears to have peaked' in US for the year

The number of cases of the polio-like illness acute flaccid myelitis "appears to have peaked" for 2018, the ...

Bronze Age woman in Scotland was an early immigrant, DNA analysis reveals

Archeologists examining the remains of a woman who died more than 4,250 years ago have discovered surprising...

A group of nurses won the lottery but gave their winnings to two colleagues who needed it more

At Mercy Children's Hospital, the nurses and staff of the neonatal intensive care unit pool their money to e...

The joy and practical wisdom of running

I am not a runner. I nearly failed high school gym because I walked the required cross-country course run. I...

After a mysterious illness paralyzed her son, this mom turned to polio survivors for answers

Erin Olivera didn't know where to turn.It was 2012, and her 1-year-old son, Lucian, had suddenly beco...

Scientist takes on genetically modified humans

In a video posted on YouTube, Chinese scientist He Jiankui announced to the world that he successfully used the gene-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 to modify the DNA of two embryos before birth, essentially creating the world's first genetically modified humans.

The scientist, the twins and the experiment that geneticists say went too far

Humanity was reluctantly dragged into a new era this week.In a video posted on YouTube, Chinese scien...

As Tanzania's LGBT fear for their lives, HIV will thrive

In one day, everything changed.One day, she could walk down the street like anyone else. ...

Polio cases no longer declining; WHO fears global resurgence

Progress has stalled in ridding the world of polio. An emergency committee of the World Health Organization ...

"Hero" foods helping to ease the pain of rheumatoid arthritis

Chronic pain from rheumatoid arthritis almost forced Seamus Mullen out of the kitchen, until he decided to take control of his health with the thing he knew best -- food.

Sanjay Gupta assesses climate change impact

CNN's Sanjay Gupta investigates the impact climate change has had along the Rio Grande.

FGM fears grow as number of at-risk or affected UK children doubles

Concerns about female genital mutilation, or FGM, are rising in the UK after the number of children who've h...

Mothers' drinking may have harmed 1 in 5 Britons

A new study has found that more children in the UK may have been affected by their mothers drinking alcohol ...

'Iron Chef' fights chronic pain with food

In his kitchen, chef Seamus Mullen is cutting up avocados as he recalls a time when it felt like he was the ...

26-year-old face transplant patient reveals new face

Less than 11 months after Cameron Underwood underwent a face transplant, the 26-year-old is revealing himsel...

You have two ages, chronological and biological. Here's why it matters

Reminiscent of a scene from "The Social Network," the whiteboard in researcher and professor Morgan Levine's...

Victim: Destroying my rape kit tells me I don't matter

CNN speaks with a woman in Fayetteville, North Carolina, whose rape kit was destroyed after a detective decided what happened to her wasn't a crime. See more at CNN.com/Destroyed.

Before and after video of a face transplant patient

Cameron Underwood was missing his lower jaw and nose until a new technology changed everything.

Scientists measure all of the starlight ever produced in the universe

The night sky may be full of stars, but that's nothing compared with the number of stars filling the univers...

Congo Ebola outbreak is 2nd largest, 2nd deadliest

The current Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo -- with 426 total cases, including 245 deaths...

This is how tear gas affects children

Pictures and video of migrant men, women and children rushing through white clouds of tear gas fired by bord...

Measles cases surged globally in 2017 due to gaps in vaccine coverage, health agencies say

Measles cases around the world surged 31% from 2016 to 2017, according to a new report jointly published by ...

Scientist defends gene-editing babies

The Chinese scientist who allegedly helped create the world's first genetically edited babies has raised the possibility of a third genetically-altered baby being born

British lawmaker reveals he is HIV-positive

A British lawmaker revealed in Parliament on Thursday that he is HIV-positive.Lloyd Russell-Moyle, a ...

UK meets UN target in fight to end HIV epidemic

The UK has exceeded UN targets for HIV diagnosis and treatment, proving efforts to control the epidemic can ...

Destroyed: How the trashing of rape kits failed victims and jeopardizes public safety

Hours after you are raped, you sit in a hospital room, under fluorescent lights, and consent to a forensic e...

Why this mother drives 25 miles to buy water

Lead, bacteria and other contaminants were found in this small Louisiana town's water that doesn't have the funds to fix its aging infrastructure. Watch the complete documentary, "Dirty Water: Danger from the Tap," on CNNgo

China suspends scientists who claim to have produced first gene-edited babies

China has suspended the research activities of the scientists who claimed to have created the world's first ...

UK leads Western countries in deaths from respiratory illnesses, study says

The UK has a higher death rate from respiratory illnesses than other developed Western nations, according to...

World's leading geneticists call for investigation into 'deeply disturbing' claims

Organizers of a global genome conference have called for an independent investigation into a Chinese scienti...

Climate change is already here, and heat waves are having the biggest effect, report says

Climate change is here and affecting our health, with extreme heat in particular also having effects on prod...

Chinese gene-editing scientist defends his research, raises possibility of third baby

The Chinese scientist who sparked an international outcry after alleging to have helped create the world's f...

FDA approves new option for cancer patients

Vitrakvi is the first medication developed specifically to target tumors based on gene mutations, not their location in the body.

FDA approves two cancer treatments after expedited reviews

The US Food and Drug Administration approved two cancer treatments, Vitrakvi and Xospata, this week after ex...

Halitosis: 10 reasons -- and remedies -- for your bad breath

Are you constantly failing the "sniff test," in which you surreptitiously blow into your cupped hands to che...

CRISPR co-inventor slams Chinese scientist behind "world's first gene-edited babies"

Speaking at a genome summit in Hong Kong, He Jiankui defended his claim that he created the world's first gene-edited babies using CRISPR. The tool's co-inventor, Jennifer Doudna, shares her deep concerns with CNN's Kristie Lu Stout.

In some states, this birth month is linked to higher rates of ADHD diagnosis, study says

In US states where children must turn 5 by September 1 in order to start kindergarten that year, children bo...

Is it now safe to eat romaine lettuce? Not yet, FDA says

The E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce has sickened 43 people in 12 states, the ...

Certain romaine lettuce is now safe to eat, US public health agencies say

Only the California counties of Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz and Ventura...

AFM: CDC identifies 31 states with 116 confirmed cases of polio-like disease

There are now 286 cases of possible and confirmed acute flaccid myelitis in the United States this year, ...

This town is like thousands that are vulnerable to contaminated water, with no fix in sight

Virginia Tech engineering Professor Marc Edwards watched as water flowed from a garden hose in Enterprise, L...

E. Coli Outbreaks Fast Facts

Here's a look at E. coli outbreaks in the United Sta...

Man sues Hawaii, saying the false missile alert caused his heart attack

A man and his girlfriend sued the state of Hawaii, saying the false missile alert debacle earlier this year ...

Rice professor under investigation for role in 'world's first gene-edited babies'

Rice University is investigating bioengineering professor Michael Deem after he was quoted in media reports ...

For 10 years, a chemical not EPA approved was in their drinking water

For 10 years, some residents in Denmark, South Carolina, have been suspicious of the rust-colored water comi...

HIV diagnoses at all-time high in Eastern Europe, report says

The HIV epidemic in Europe is still growing at an alarming rate, particularly in Eastern Europe, according t...

Males may be more likely to become addicted to gaming, say researchers

Brain scans of men addicted to online gaming show changes in the brain regions associated with impulsivity, ...

What's next for NASA's Mars InSight lander?

On Monday, the NASA Mars InSight lander survived the "seven minutes of terror" during entry, descent and lan...

Louisiana is trying to keep medical marijuana medical. It's harder than it sounds

Ramsey Castleberry, 8, is what is known in autism circles as a "runner."He tears off his clothes and ...

FDA warns against using Rhino male enhancement products

Due to a recent rise in reported health issues, the US Food and Drug Administration ...

FDA overhauls approval process as medical devices come under fire

As the US Food and Drug Administration publicizes its plans to overhaul the process for manufacturers that w...

Border commissioner: Only 1 kind of tear gas

CNN's Chris Cuomo asked the Commissioner of US Customs and Border Protection Kevin McAleenan about the tear gas used against migrants at the US-Mexico border, after President Trump claimed border agents used a "minor form" of tear gas.

Experimental treatment helps 2 out of 3 peanut allergy sufferers, study finds

Sometimes, Ellis Glover would be forced to leave her friends and sit at a lunch table where no one was eatin...

A Texas cotton farmer is battling cancer and couldn't harvest his crop. So his neighbors did it for him

When farmers in West Texas found out that one of their neighbors had cancer and couldn't harvest his cotton ...

Chinese scientist claims world's first gene-edited babies, amid denial from hospital and international outcry

The Chinese government has ordered an "immediate investigation" into the alleged delivery of the world's fir...

NASA's InSight lander has touched down on Mars

After seven months of traveling through space, the ...

Here's how climate change will impact your part of the country

The lengthy National Climate Assessment released on Friday includes detailed information about how specific ...

NASA's InSight probe lands on Mars

After seven months of traveling through space, the NASA InSight mission has landed on Mars.

Scientist claims first gene-edited babies

A Chinese scientist claims to have delivered the world's first genetically-edited babies. Experts worldwide have voiced outrage at such use of the technology and the hospital where he claims the twins were born has denied involvement.

How climate change could affect your wallet

CNN's Christine Romans breaks down the numbers in the US government report about climate change and its potentially devastating impacts on the economy.

Sky-high prices for air ambulances hurt those they are helping

Sonna Anderson was enjoying a horseback ride through the Badlands in North Dakota in September 2017 when her...

15 takeaways from the US climate change report

The average global temperature is much higher and rising more rapidly than "anything modern civilization has...

Autism prevalence now 1 in 40 US kids, study estimates

A survey of parents across the United States estimates that one in 40 children has autism spectrum disorder,...

Reality check: WH tries to bury climate report

CNN's John Avlon breaks down a new US government report on climate change and its devastating impacts that contradicts the Trump administration's policies.

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