As A$AP Rocky's "Praise the Lord" begins blaring through the speaker, Matt Maxey smiles. "Turn it up," he says, pointing his finger to the sky. Maxey is animated, kinetic. But he isn't just dancing; he's bringing the song to life. Every move has meaning.
Congo Ebola outbreak: 78 cases, 44 deaths, 10 health workers infected
There have been 78 cases of Ebola reported in the current outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo as of Wednesday, the World Health Organization said Friday.
When insurance wouldn't pay, parents funded cancer patient's lifesaving treatment
Kate Weissman's parents paid $95,000 for her cervical cancer treatment after her insurer denied coverage. She's now cancer-free. One medical director who denied coverage isn't board-certified in "gynecologic oncology" and was once disciplined for her tattoo removal business.
Parents break teen out of world-famous hospital
Alyssa Gilderhus' family begged for her to be sent to Mayo Clinic. They never thought they'd have to help her escape a few months later.
Teen accuses world-famous hospital of 'medical kidnapping'
In a jaw-dropping moment caught on video, an 18-year-old high school senior rushes to escape from the hospital that saved her life and then, she says, held her captive.
Escape from the Mayo Clinic: How CNN reported the story
Since CNN published the "Escape from the Mayo Clinic" stories, Mayo Clinic issued several responses that are critical of CNN's reporting. Mayo's responses misrepresent several facts.
Life expectancy drops in the US and the UK, rises in Australia, a new study finds
Life expectancy fell across the majority of high-income countries, signaling a collective and simultaneous decline among affluent nations for the first time in decades, a new study finds.
Low and high carb diets increase risk of early death, study finds
A low-carb or high-carb diet raises your risk of death, a new study suggests, with people eating the food staple in moderation seeing the greatest benefits to their health.
Why does alcohol give you the munchies?
If you're like many people, the more you drink, the more you eat.
NYU makes tuition free for all medical students
New York University will offer a scholarship that covers tuition to every new, current and future medical student, it said Thursday.
Dozens overdosed in one New Haven park Wednesday
As New Haven Fire Chief John Alston Jr. spoke to reporters about a spate of drug overdoses on Wednesday, he heard shouting coming from behind him.
First generic EpiPen gets FDA approval
The US Food and Drug Administration on Thursday announced the approval of the first generic version of EpiPen.
Why pancreatic cancer is so deadly
Pancreatic cancer is the third-leading cause of death from cancer in the United States, after lung and colorectal cancers
US drug overdose deaths rose 7% in 2017 and doubled over a decade, CDC reports
More than 72,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in 2017, up nearly 7% from 2016, according to preliminary data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The 2017 preliminary death count for all 50 states and the District of Columbia represents a twofold increase over a decade, the CDC says.
How a vegan diet can change your body
Veganism, the plant-based diet which shuns meat and dairy, is having its time in the sun. Since 2008, there has been a 350% increase in the number of self-described vegans in the UK alone. Where this motivation stems from is varied, but includes concerns about animal welfare, worries about the environment and religious reasons.
'What did we do?' Families struggle with anxiety over chemicals in tap water
When Parchment, Michigan, learned that its tap water had the contaminant PFAS at up to 200 times federally recommended levels, the city and state immediately took action. But for residents, it's created a sense of anxiety over their health and the health of their families.
A contact lens was embedded in woman's eyelid for 28 years
A British woman assumed that her rigid contact lens was lost decades ago during a badminton injury, but it was found embedded in her eyelid.
FDA warns of pet owners using animals to get opioids
The US Food and Drug Administration has raised alarm about one way people might access opioids to misuse and abuse: their pets.
Florida's toxic algae problem: 'Red tide' and 'green slime'
Florida is dealing with a toxic algae problem on multiple fronts. Here's what that means for your health.
At least 107 measles cases confirmed across 21 states
More than 100 cases of measles have been diagnosed this year in 21 states and the District of Columbia, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday.
Thyroid medication recalled due to risk of impurities
Thyroid medications recalled voluntarily by manufacturer after FDA issues warning to Chinese manufacturing supplier.
How to design a school in the era of mass shootings
For school designers and architects, the current debate about how to make schools safer focuses too much on add-on measures.
How to build a better butt
As a 48-year-old, fairly fit, working mother of two young boys (I had both kids in my 40s), I try to avoid mirrors as much as possible when I'm in a bathing suit. Recently, however, I happened to catch a glance of my backside, and let's just say I wasn't too thrilled with the sagging specimen reflecting back at me.
Historic face transplant gives suicide survivor a 'second chance'
As Katie Stubblefield brushed her fingers across her face, she could feel the wound.
Unsafe levels of a weed killer chemical in oat products, report says
Some types of oat cereals, oatmeal, granola and snack bars contain higher levels of a chemical found in the weed killer Roundup than what the Environmental Working Group considers safe, according to a report released Wednesday by the advocacy group.
Violent crime is like infectious disease -- we can stop it spreading
In the 1980s and early 1990s, American epidemiologist Gary Slutkin was in Somalia, one of six doctors working across 40 refugee camps containing a million people. His focus was on containing the spread of tuberculosis (TB) and cholera.
Can 'detox teas' like Teami help you lose weight?
They call her "Cardi Bardi, banging body / Spicy mami, hot tamale" -- and she's got an image to maintain.
What happened on Easter Island? New theory proposed
For decades, mystery has swirled around what happened to the founding population of the remote Easter Island, known for its towering stone statues depicting large carved heads. A long-held theory suggests that after the islanders set up camp and carved the giant statues, they destroyed their own society through infighting and a depletion of natural resources.
Colleges, courts grapple with the role of companion animals
A 15-year-old girl took the witness stand to testify against the accused, detailing extensive sexual abuse. David Crenshaw, the clinical supervisor of the girl's therapist at the time of the June 2011 trial, said he and the therapist did not think she would be able to go through with it.
What are the health benefits of turmeric?
Turmeric is a popular spice similar to ginger, known for its bright yellow color and use in curry powders and mustards. Turmeric has been used for medicinal purposes for nearly 4,000 years.