Genetic factors may play a more important role in autism than environmental factors, new research suggests
Case of woman accused of poisoning her 5-year-old son raises concerns about how the Internet may fuel psychiatric condition
It's a sign that the AIDS epidemic may be slowing, but some exceptions raise concerns
New research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the annual US HIV diagnosis rate has decreased over 30% from 2002-2011. Also, a new study found most genetic risk for autism comes from common versions of genes, not rare mutations. David Begnaud has the day's top health stories.
The risk of developing cervical cancer within three years after a negative HPV test was about half the risk seen after a negative Pap smear
Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 tragedy believed to have taken the lives of many influential people working in science and activism for HIV/AIDS
Men who frequently bike ride may be more likely to develop the disease, though the sport most likely won't impact fertility or sexual function, according to a new study
THC, the main ingredient in marijuana, may cause disturbing changes in perception and other psychiatric disorders, researchers say
A Chicago-based company is under fire for enforcing a six-minute limit on employee bathroom breaks
The CDC reports a man in Florida caught the mosquito-borne virus that's been taking the Caribbean by storm
Which emergency room you go to can make a big difference in survival rates
Research has found a troubling rise in deaths among people who use popular drug to manage cholesterol
Other highly contagious pathogens were stashed away in the same lab where smallpox was recently discovered
Experienced hiker, Gregory Hein, spent 6 days stranded on a mountain in the Sierras. He was badly injured and managed to flag down a helicopter that was searching for him. KGPE's Pat Leong reports.
A new study provides important information for breast cancer patients considering a mastectomy for the healthy breast. Also, many doctors are incorrectly prescribing antibiotics to treat the flu. Don Champion has some of the day's top health stories.
Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute have developed a minimally invasive gene transplant procedure that changes heart muscle cells into cells that act like a pacemaker to keep the heart beating properly. Scientists say the procedure, currently being tested on animals, could be ready for clinical studies on people in about three years. CBS News' Bigad Shaban reports.
A new study suggests women who use hormonal contraception like the pill may have higher risk of a pregnancy complication later
Patients with cancer in one breast may not benefit much from removing the healthy breast, study finds
Scientists transformed pig heart muscle cells into a bundle of neurons that can control heart rhythm like a pacemaker
A series of safety lapses involving anthrax and other potentially deadly pathogens was the subject of a House Oversight and Investigations subcommittee hearing Wednesday. Under criticism from both parties, CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden promised a major safety overhaul.