Federal health regulators plan to warn consumers more strongly about Essure, a contraceptive implant that has drawn thousands of complaints from women reporting chronic pain, bleeding and other health problems.
Scientists may have the first evidence that Zika can cause temporary paralysis, according to a new study of patients who developed the rare condition during an outbreak of the virus in Tahiti two years ago.
Surgeons in Cleveland say they have performed the nation's first uterus transplant, a new frontier that aims to give women who lack wombs a chance at pregnancy.
The Senate overwhelmingly confirmed U.S. President Barack Obama's nominee to be commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday despite frustration over the agency's response to the epidemic of painkiller abuse.
People in Taiwan took around 339 million sleeping pills in 2014, the most in any year on record, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA, 食藥署) announced on Wednesday.
The late U.S. Associate Justice Antonin Scalia suffered from coronary artery disease, obesity and diabetes, among other ailments that probably contributed to the justice's sudden death, according to a letter from the Supreme Court's doctor.
The number of people infected with influenza that developed into severe complications rose by 320 in Taiwan last week, the highest weekly growth of the ailment in the past five years, a senior official at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Tuesday.
In a new approach to HIV prevention, women modestly reduced their risk of infection by inserting a vaginal ring coated with an anti-AIDS drug once a month, according to two long-awaited studies from Africa.
Marijuana has attracted many labels in its time. On Friday, Colorado lawmakers debate whether the state should give the drug one more often associated with purple carrots than purple haze -- certified organic.
A landmark study suggests that testosterone treatment is no fountain of youth, finding mostly modest improvement in the sex lives, walking strength and mood of a select group of older men.