Texas first-grader Matthew Parker needs a kidney transplant, and it turns out a perfect match was right in his classroom. Matthew's teacher, Lindsey Painter, has offered to donate her kidney.
It’s the time of the year for cold, flu and stomach bugs, but parents often wonder how to tell when it's time to call the pediatrician. Marlie Hall has more on the potentially serious symptoms parents should not ignore.
One of the most widely-used anti-malaria drugs, artemisinin, no longer works on a strain spreading in parts of southeast Asia
Officials are asking those affected to delay filing their 2014 returns
Olympus Corp. of the Americas, which makes duodenoscopes at the center of UCLA bacterial spread, says it has been under federal investigation since 2011
Advances in treatment have helped more Americans than ever survive cancer
Study finds that after 50 years of marriage, older couples see a rebound in their sex lives
Consumers will soon have access to an at-home test developed by 23andMe to screen for a rare genetic disorder
To improve Americans' health, the federal government is being urged to consider new guidelines for how we eat. Sugary drinks and red meat are out, while coffee and eggs are in. Registered dietitian Samantha Heller joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the recommendations.
A British company wants to release millions of genetically modified mosquitoes in a Florida neighborhood. They say this will stop the spread of two deadly diseases, but residents are skeptical. The mutant bugs would target a specific species of mosquito that is so troublesome, the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District spends more than a million dollars a year trying to fight it. Anna Warner reports.
The agency says certain medical scopes could spread deadly bacteria among patients if not properly sterilized. Omar Villafranca reports from the UCLA Medical Center where nearly 180 people may have been exposed.
UV rays cause damage to DNA in cells long after you get out of the sun; could an evening-after sunscreen help?
Sunlight can do damage to skin in the dark Ultraviolet light can activate skin-damaging enzymes even after going indoors. Also, women with multiple sclerosis may be lacking some important nutrients. Eboni Williams reports on the day's top health news.
At least 7 people infected; officials say there is no wide public health threat; maker of device in focus is being probed by feds
Should parents have to vaccinate their children against measles and other diseases?
The UCLA Health System is notifying 179 patients who may have been exposed to infection from a superbug called CRE between October 2014 and January 2015. Dr. Jon LaPook reports.
Drug-resistant superbugs are known as nightmare bacteria because they're so hard to kill
The FDA issues a safety warning on duodenoscopes, which have been linked to a growing number of drug-resistant bacterial infections
Doctor and author of "Awakenings" and "Musicophilia: Tales of Music and The Brain" discloses diagnosis in New York Times an op-ed
Federal experts reconsider old limits on cholesterol, salt and more. How well does your diet stack up?