Far from the familiar waters of an Olympic pool, swimmer Michael Phelps shared the story of his personal encounter with depression at a mental health conference in Chicago this week.
Flu widespread throughout the nation, 30 children dead
This year's flu season ranks among the most severe in recent years.
A blood test for cancers gets one step closer
Scientists develop an experimental blood test that could make it easier to detect eight major types of cancer in their early stages, but more research is needed before such a test could be widely used.
Women who marched, one year later: 'We are exhausted but we're here and we're still marching'
One year ago, Allison Busch-Vogel of South Orange, New Jersey rented four buses even before she knew if she could fill them.
8-year-old dies of flu despite flu shot
Eight-year-old Tyler Dannaway died from the flu in Arkansas despite having received a flu shot.
Doctor delivers baby on international flight
This definitely wasn't what Dr. Sij Hemal was expecting when he booked a flight with Air France from India to the United States.
Family of patient found at a cold bus stop demands justice
A young patient, dressed only in a thin, hospital gown and tube socks, was left standing outside by a bus stop earlier this month after being discharged from a Baltimore hospital, as seen in a viral video.
Fight a cold by ... eating yogurt?
This winter, there's a good chance you might be looking for anything and everything to rid yourself of an annoying, lingering and sometimes debilitating cold.
Screw up (in small ways) at parenting. It's good for your kids
Your parents messed up. They didn't mean to, but they did, somehow.
Former NFLers call for end to tackle football for kids
Several former NFL players called Thursday for an end to tackle football for kids ages 13 and under.
Repeated hits, not concussions, cause CTE, study finds
The neurodegenerative disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy can start early and without any signs of concussion, according a study released Thursday.
A better way to build a flu vaccine?
In the quest for improved and universal vaccines, scientists turned to a mutant virus to build an experimental flu vaccine. So far, the vaccine only has been studied in mice and ferrets.
Breakfasts that keep you fuller longer
What you eat in the morning can affect how much you consume the rest of the day. Nutritionist Lisa Drayer breaks down your best bets for breakfast.
Boy dies after contact with rabid bat
A 6-year-old Florida boy died after he came in contact with a bat and contracted the rabies virus.
Will #MeToo be a turning point for younger girls, too?
There is hope that the #MeToo conversation on sexual harassment will halt the decline in confidence that young girls experience in middle and high school.
Why it's so hard to treat dementia
Finding a cure for neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's is challenging. They're difficult to diagnose, and drugs struggle to get into the brain as the brain's blood supply is largely separate to the rest of the body.
President Trump has common form of heart disease
Like most men of his age, President Donald Trump has a common form of heart disease, relatively easy to address if he increases the dose of his cholesterol-lowering medication and makes necessary lifestyle changes. Without those changes, the President has a moderate risk of having a heart attack in the next three to five years, according to the Mayo Clinic.
This is the cognitive test the president passed
Cigarettes and pot linked to teen psychosis
For teens, using either marijuana or cigarettes is associated with higher odds of psychotic-like experiences, a new study published Wednesday in the journal JAMA Psychiatry found. Psychosis describes the mental condition of losing touch with reality, such as experiencing hallucinations or delusions.
Poison control calls 'spike' due to online laundry pod challenge
It used to be that washing your kid's mouth out with soap was seen as a punishment. Now, authorities are trying to keep teens from doing just that.
UK tackles social isolation with minister for loneliness
UK Prime Minister Theresa May has appointed a minister for loneliness in a drive to tackle social isolation, a problem endured by 9 million Britons.
Aetna customers get $17 million in HIV privacy settlement
After thousands of customers' HIV statuses were revealed in mailings last year, a federal class-action lawsuit against health care company Aetna has reached a $17 million settlement.
Six teen suicides in six months in one Ohio district
Late last week, Hayden Porter, a 15-year-old freshman at a high school in Ohio, took his life. He was the sixth current or former teenage student from the school district to kill themselves within the past six months.
Sore throat remedies: How to soothe a sore throat
Fight your sore throat with some common sense remedies.
Black Death spread by humans, vindicating rats
One of the worst pandemics in human history, the Black Death, along with a string of plague outbreaks that occurred during the 14th to 19th centuries, was spread by human fleas and body lice, a new study suggests.
Gupta: 'Competent' or 'crazy' misses the point of presidential mental health
The modern problem with pursuing perfection
"Perfection, by definition, is an impossible goal, and that's the first thing to say."
Dad's depression may rub off on kids
Doctors and researchers have known for years that children are more likely to develop mental-health problems if their mother has struggled with depression. But what if it's the father who's depressed?
Can your smartphone tell you if you have depression?
Getting a diagnosis of depression usually involves filling out questionnaires about your mood and undergoing lengthy interviews with a psychiatrist. But smartphone apps might be able to handle some of that work, and at least tell you if you are at risk of depression, simply by collecting GPS and other data, according to a new study.
Using downward dogs to treat depression
When Cesar Castillo's cancer returned for the second time, he fell apart.