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A day care center in North Quincy, Mass., was closed on Wednesday and Thursday after a child came down with a case of typhoid fever. The child, who was not identified, had traveled recently and was not believed to have contracted the illness at Bright Horizons day care. “The Massachusetts Department of...

This question often comes up on forums and websites covering the topic of varicose vein treatment. Stasis dermatitis is an inflammation of the skin on...

This new vaccine is the latest defense against a painful condition that is more common among older adults. It might be time to get vaccinated against shingles...

A 27-year-old Russian woman has died after doctors mistakenly filled her IV bag with a solution containing formaldehyde. Ekaterina Fedyaeva was said to...

US scientists have discovered a new family of antibiotics in soil samples. The natural compounds could be used to combat hard-to-treat infections, the...

Smokers need to quit cigarettes rather than cut back on them to significantly lower their risk of heart disease and stroke, a large BMJ study suggests. People...

Scientists have taken a step towards one of the biggest goals in medicine – a universal blood test for cancer. A team at Johns Hopkins University...

Dentists have accused the government of having a “short-sighted” approach to tooth decay in England after hospital operations to remove children’s...

We already know that drinking tea may lower your risk of cognitive decline, heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. Now, in a study released Thursday...

Overweight and obese people who eat almonds and chocolate every day may have lower cholesterol than their counterparts who don’t consume these foods,...