NBC News Health

NBC News Health

Want to Save $30,000? Lose Weight, New Study Says

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:15:00 GMT

You can get healthier and fund your retirement at the same time.

Cancer Is the Biggest Killer of America's Firefighters

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 22:14:00 GMT

Running into burning buildings is not the biggest killer of America's firefighters. It's the cancer they get from doing their jobs.

Can This Odd Creature Show Us How to Live for Centuries?

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:19:00 GMT

By unlocking the secrets of the Greenland Shark's extreme longevity, scientists hope to be able to extend human life spans.

Moral Qualms Halt Needle Exchange in Indiana County

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:41:39 GMT

An Indiana County has stopped a needle exchange program set up to fight outbreaks of HIV fueled by the opioid epidemic.

A Fondness for Fear: Why Do We Like to Be Scared?

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:10:00 GMT

For some people, being frightened can actually make them feel better.

Grandparents Fill Void Left as Opioid Crisis Steals a Generation

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:33:00 GMT

An increasing number of grandparents have had to take over parenting their grandkids because their adult children are struggling with opioid addiction.

Let's Talk About Sex: Would That Affect a Cancer Epidemic?

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 12:35:39 GMT

You catch HPV from having sex. So why aren't people talking about that?

How the 'Post-Antibiotic Apocalypse' Can Be Prevented

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:56:00 GMT

With antibiotic resistance rendering many drugs useless, scientists are developing new ways to fight deadly infections.

Is Irritable Bowel Syndrome Fatal?

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:09:52 GMT

Doctors say it's unlikely that irritable bowel syndrome played a role in the death of 'Project Runway' finalist Mychael Knight.

Black, Latino Kids Less Likely to Get Help for Developmental Delays

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:32:06 GMT

Black and Latino children with developmental delays are much less likely than white children to receive the early intervention services they need.

Nutritionists Rank Halloween Candy from Better to Worst

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:04:00 GMT

Some Halloween treats are trickier than others when it comes to sugar and calories. Here's a better way to dip into your kids' candy stash.

Mugabe Removed as World Health 'Ambassador' After Outcry

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 12:44:00 GMT

The World Health Organization (WHO) reversed its controversial appointment of Robert Mugabe as a "goodwill ambassador" following outrage from rights groups.

A Silent Epidemic of Cancer Is Spreading Among Men

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 19:58:09 GMT

Almost everyone gets this virus and oral sex spreads it.

How Your Diet Affects Your Sleep

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:25:00 GMT

Experts say what and when you eat all day long definitely affect your slumber.

FDA OKs Second Gene Therapy for Cancer

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 21:30:15 GMT

New CAR-T treatment is pricey and dangerous, but can save lives

No Such Thing As Sex Addiction, Experts Say

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 19:54:54 GMT

Whatever Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein may have done, he's no sex addict, experts said. And most say there's no such thing as sex addiction.

How a Physical Injury Helped Me Take Control of My Mental Health

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 18:20:27 GMT

What you can do to keep your mood up while your body is down.

What Happens to Our Brains When We Pray?

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 19:58:00 GMT

How does the ritual, regardless of personal faith or intention, affect our behavior? Deeply, experts say.

Why This Man Is Speaking Out About His Breast Cancer

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 20:25:00 GMT

When Michael Singer was diagnosed with breast cancer, he was sure it was a mistake. Now, he's sharing his story in hopes of saving others.

Dismay as Mugabe Named World Health 'Ambassador'

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 18:49:40 GMT

Robert Mugabe, the 93-year-old leader sanctioned by the U.S. over human rights abuses, was named a 'goodwill ambassador' for the World Health Organization.

Large Recall of Packaged Veggies for Possible Listeria

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 17:35:29 GMT

Various vegetable products packaged by Mann Packing are being voluntarily recalled because of possible contamination.

Judge Tosses $417M Award Against Johnson & Johnson in Cancer Case

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 03:28:00 GMT

A judge granted a new trial in the suit, which was brought on behalf of a woman a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using baby powder.

Medical Students in Limbo as Young Immigrant Program Ends

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:41:00 GMT

Medical students' dreams of becoming doctors are deferred as DACA program comes to an end.

The Biggest Mistakes Trainers See in the Weight Room

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 19:54:00 GMT

No, you shouldn't just walk in and pick up a dumbbell.

Is Social Media Taking a Deadly Toll on Teens?

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 10:01:00 GMT

Rates of suicide and self-harm are rising in teens. There's no one reason why, but experts say smartphones have made it harder to escape bullying and bad news.