500-year-old skeleton still wearing thigh-high boots found in London river
500-year-old skeleton still wearing thigh-high boots found in London river

A pair of durable boots is a must-have in anyone's winter wardrobe -- and a team of archaeologists has found a timeless pair in a very unlikely place.

'Disturbing' rape kit investigation prompts action in several states
'Disturbing' rape kit investigation prompts action in several states

The Washington attorney general said Tuesday he will notify every law enforcement agency in his state and direct them to ensure that rape kits are not being inappropriately destroyed. His action comes in response to a CNN investigation into the destruction of rape kits nationwide and on the heels of a Missouri police chief's apology to victims.

Infant ibuprofen sold at CVS, Walmart and Family Dollar recalled
Infant ibuprofen sold at CVS, Walmart and Family Dollar recalled

A recall has been issued for infant ibuprofen sold by CVS, Family Dollar and Walmart, Tris Pharma said.

Body fat levels linked to breast cancer risk in post-menopausal women
Body fat levels linked to breast cancer risk in post-menopausal women

Older women with excess body fat, even if they have what's considered a normal body-mass index, could be at greater risk for breast cancer, according to a study published Thursday in the medical journal JAMA Oncology.

Four emerging STDs that you can't afford to ignore
Four emerging STDs that you can't afford to ignore

New diseases emerge all the time, and sexually transmitted infections, also known as sexually transmitted diseases, are no exception. Here are four bacteria that could become serious public health threats. (Warning contains a description of animal auto-fellatio.)

Dr. Sanjay Gupta tests the Apple Watch's new heart monitor
Dr. Sanjay Gupta tests the Apple Watch's new heart monitor

Since the Apple Watch Series 4 was announced in September, one of its most anticipated functions has been the promise to perform a mobile electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) whenever a consumer wants. The feature becomes available in the United States on Thursday via a software update.

Romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak tied to 9 more illnesses, FDA says
Romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak tied to 9 more illnesses, FDA says

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to warn against eating any romaine lettuce harvested from the central Coastal growing regions of Northern and Central California amid a multistate outbreak of E. coli illnesses linked to romaine lettuce. The agency also reported Thursday that nine additional people have been reported ill since November 26.

Sedative addiction and anxiety on the rise among children, reports show
Sedative addiction and anxiety on the rise among children, reports show

An apparent rise in anxiety among British children has prompted concern from mental health experts, as two reports reveal an alarming surge in medication addiction and the number of young people seeking counseling for the disorder.

Traffic accidents are eighth leading cause of death globally
Traffic accidents are eighth leading cause of death globally

The number of traffic-related deaths reached a high of 1.35 million in 2016, according to the 2018 Global Status Report on Road Safety, released by the World Health Organization on Friday. It has also moved up to the eighth leading cause of death for people of all ages, ahead of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis.

Fatal brain-eating amoeba may have come from woman's neti pot
Fatal brain-eating amoeba may have come from woman's neti pot

A Seattle woman rinsed her sinuses with tap water. A year later, she died of a brain-eating amoeba.

Columbia University and its hospitals sued over doctor's sexual abuse
Columbia University and its hospitals sued over doctor's sexual abuse

Seventeen women are accusing Columbia University and the NewYork-Presbyterian hospital system of enabling a sexually abusive doctor over roughly 20 years of practice, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in New York Supreme Court. The doctor, Robert Hadden, pleaded guilty in 2016 to criminal sex act in the third degree and forcible touching, surrendering his medical license, according to court doc

Football player with history of concussions became pioneer on NASCAR's pit road
Football player with history of concussions became pioneer on NASCAR's pit road

On a warm, sunny November day, the ISM raceway near Phoenix is literally roaring with action. The NASCAR Cup Series is heading into its second-to-last race of the year, and drivers are speeding around the track for the final practice of the day.

Fatal brain-eating amoeba may have come from woman's neti pot
Fatal brain-eating amoeba may have come from woman's neti pot

A Seattle woman rinsed her sinuses with tap water. A year later, she died of a brain-eating amoeba.

Most US adults have not gotten a flu shot for this mild season
Most US adults have not gotten a flu shot for this mild season

Most US adults have not gotten a flu shot this season, according to a new survey from NORC, a research organization at the University of Chicago.

The fungi that are saving lives -- and the planet
The fungi that are saving lives -- and the planet

It's a sunny morning, and Sara Landvik is foraging in the wild parts of Hampstead Heath, one of London's iconic parks.

Climate change makes heat waves 30 times more likely
Climate change makes heat waves 30 times more likely

Human-induced climate change has made the United Kingdom's record-breaking 2018 summer heatwave around 30 times more likely than under normal conditions, the country's meteorological body has said.

Infections in kids tied to subsequent mental illness risk in new study
Infections in kids tied to subsequent mental illness risk in new study

Serious infections during childhood have been tied to a subsequent increased risk of mental disorders in a new study.

Ebola cases surge in Congo, with women and children disproportionately sick
Ebola cases surge in Congo, with women and children disproportionately sick

There have been 18 more cases of illness and five more deaths reported in just two days in the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to the Ministry of Health. Since the outbreak began, the total number of probable cases is now 471, including 273 deaths, the ministry reported Thursday.

Romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak tied to 9 more illnesses, FDA says
Romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak tied to 9 more illnesses, FDA says

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to warn against eating any romaine lettuce harvested from the central Coastal growing regions of Northern and Central California amid a multistate outbreak of E. coli illnesses linked to romaine lettuce. The agency also reported Thursday that nine additional people have been reported ill since November 26.

World first: Baby born to woman with uterus transplanted from deceased donor
World first: Baby born to woman with uterus transplanted from deceased donor

For the first time, a baby has been born to a woman who received a uterus transplant from a deceased donor, according to Hospital das Clínicas at the University of São Paulo School of Medicine in Brazil.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta tests the Apple Watch's new heart monitor
Dr. Sanjay Gupta tests the Apple Watch's new heart monitor

Since the Apple Watch Series 4 was announced in September, one of its most anticipated functions has been the promise to perform a mobile electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) whenever a consumer wants. The feature becomes available in the United States on Thursday via a software update.

10-minute cancer test could detect cancer anywhere in the body, new study says
10-minute cancer test could detect cancer anywhere in the body, new study says

Researchers in Australia have developed a 10-minute test that can detect the presence of cancer cells anywhere in the human body, according to a newly published study.

HHS contradicts reports on fetal tissue research contract
HHS contradicts reports on fetal tissue research contract

Anonymous reporting led to an 'inaccurate' story about federal funding of controversial fetal tissue research, the US Department of Health and Human Services said Wednesday.

Human-induced climate change makes heatwaves 30 times more likely
Human-induced climate change makes heatwaves 30 times more likely

Human-induced climate change has made the United Kingdom's record-breaking 2018 summer heatwave around 30 times more likely than under normal conditions, the country's meteorological body has said.

Federal officials call out FDA over lapses in rare-disease drug approval
Federal officials call out FDA over lapses in rare-disease drug approval

The Food and Drug Administration has failed to ensure that drugs given prized rare-disease status meet the intent of a 35-year-old law, federal officials revealed in a report Friday.

Why is pizza so addictive?
Why is pizza so addictive?

A deliciously fresh pizza pie with warm baked dough, salty tomato sauce and gooey cheese is a delight for the senses. There are few foods that could satisfy me on a daily basis, but pizza is one of them.

Four emerging STDs that you can't afford to ignore
Four emerging STDs that you can't afford to ignore

New diseases emerge all the time, and sexually transmitted infections, also known as sexually transmitted diseases, are no exception. Here are four bacteria that could become serious public health threats. (Warning contains a description of animal auto-fellatio.)

Migrants are not a threat to health systems, report finds
Migrants are not a threat to health systems, report finds

original story: http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/cnn_health/~3/KURMhEel2zM/index.html

HHS contradicts reports on fetal tissue research contract
HHS contradicts reports on fetal tissue research contract

Anonymous reporting led to an 'inaccurate' story about federal funding of controversial fetal tissue research, the US Department of Health and Human Services said Wednesday.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta tests the Apple Watch's new heart monitor
Dr. Sanjay Gupta tests the Apple Watch's new heart monitor

Since the Apple Watch Series 4 was announced in September, one of its most anticipated functions has been the promise to perform a mobile electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) whenever a consumer wants. The feature becomes available in the United States on Thursday via a software update.

10-minute cancer test could detect cancer anywhere in the body, new study says
10-minute cancer test could detect cancer anywhere in the body, new study says

Researchers in Australia have developed a 10-minute test that can detect the presence of cancer cells anywhere in the human body, according to a newly published study.

HHS contradicts reports on fetal tissue research contract
HHS contradicts reports on fetal tissue research contract

Anonymous reporting led to an 'inaccurate' story about federal funding of controversial fetal tissue research, the US Department of Health and Human Services said Wednesday.

Human-induced climate change makes heatwaves 30 times more likely
Human-induced climate change makes heatwaves 30 times more likely

Human-induced climate change has made the United Kingdom's record-breaking 2018 summer heatwave around 30 times more likely than under normal conditions, the country's meteorological body has said.

Federal officials call out FDA over lapses in rare-disease drug approval
Federal officials call out FDA over lapses in rare-disease drug approval

The Food and Drug Administration has failed to ensure that drugs given prized rare-disease status meet the intent of a 35-year-old law, federal officials revealed in a report Friday.