The actor thanks doctors for treating his dad, who is in remission
An airborne virus is rapidly turning people into zombies. Two-thirds of humanity has been wiped out. Scientists desperately look for a cure, even as their own brains deteriorate and the disease robs them of what we consider life.
Dr. Steven Schlozman, author of "The Zombie Autopsies," reviews his five favorite zombie movies.
A tractor-trailer clipped a JetBlue aircraft Tuesday afternoon at Boston's Logan International Airport, injuring one passenger who was deplaning, JetBlue spokeswoman Real Hamilton-Romeo told CNN.
The attorney for the Massachusetts mother found guilty of attempted murder for withholding medications from her cancer-stricken son said Tuesday the system failed his client.
Funeral services for former vice-presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro were held Thursday morning in New York.
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright talks with CNN's Don Lemon about her close friend Geraldine Ferraro.
A thumbs up. Two opened eyes. A smile. These simple signs of recognition from U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords kept hope alive for her recovery from a bullet to the head January 8. And later this week, her parents have told family members and friends in an e-mail, she'll be moved to Houston, Texas, to begin aggressive rehab with a team of medical specialists.
CNN's Sanjay Gupta says that U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords recognized her husband and reached out to him.
Johnson and Johnson will partner with Massachusetts General Hospital to develop and market a blood test that could find a single cancer cell circulating in a person's blood, the company said Monday.
When Eugenie Smith's hands started tingling, she figured her biking gloves needed more padding. When she felt out of breath after a short walk on a treadmill, she assumed it was pneumonia. When her chest hurt, Smith chalked it up to indigestion.
Erin Riley immersed herself in warm bathwater, tilted her head against the tub and dozed in and out of sleep between contractions.
Losing interest in sex would be unfortunate for most people, but for Linda Poelzl it was a professional hazard.
People who regularly use tanning beds may double or even triple their risk of developing melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, according to a new study.
After Barbara Walters told her fellow anchors on "The View" about her plans to have surgery later this week to fix her heart's faulty aortic valve, she mentioned she had known about her problem for a long time.
The blood thinner heparin may have contributed to the death of a toddler in Nebraska last week, according to the hospital that treated her. It's not the first time the drug has been linked to medical crises involving infants.
A hospital is trying to determine how a two-year-old girl received an overdose of the blood-thinning drug. KETV reports.
Most men 50 and older should seriously consider the potential risks of treatment before deciding whether to be screened for prostate cancer, the American Cancer Society said Wednesday in revised guidelines.
An 82-year-old woman died Thursday, two days after a hose dangling off a passing fire truck struck her in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
It's shocking, but it's true: Being a woman who's more than 20 pounds overweight may actually hike your risk of getting poor medical treatment. In fact, weighing too much can have surprising -- and devastating -- health repercussions beyond the usual diabetes and heart-health concerns you've heard about for years.
An off-duty security guard Tuesday fatally shot a psychiatric patient who had stabbed a doctor at a medical building in Boston, Massachusetts, police said.
Three U.S. researchers have won the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for solving "a major problem in biology," the Nobel Committee announced Monday.
When cancer invades the brain, the prognosis is usually grim. Despite his treatment at highly regarded medical centers, Edward "Ted" Kennedy, who served as a Democratic senator from Massachusetts for nearly 47 years, died just over a year after his surgery.
Infant car safety seats can -- and do -- save newborns' lives in traffic accidents. In fact, you can't leave the hospital without one.
Regina Regazzi, a 38-year-old New Yorker, is one of the lucky ones. Found to have type 1 diabetes as a child, she has remained relatively free of complications and continues to lead a healthy, active lifestyle. In fact, this executive recruiter has even run several marathons.
A diabetes test that measures a person's average blood glucose control over the preceding two to three months is being recommended as the new diagnostic tool for the condition.
BOSTON (AP) -- Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge won't be at the team's playoff opener after his minor heart attack.
Researchers announced this week that they've found a new gene, ALS6, which is responsible for about 5 percent of hereditary Lou Gehrig's cases.
Long-term outcome research indicates that deep brain stimulation holds promise for the treatment of intractable major depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder, a frequent companion illness. The technique targets a specific node in the cerebral cortex. When that one region is stimulated, the effects spread throughout the frontal lobe of the brain.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen offers tips on how to get a second opinion from your living room.
About 90 percent of U.S. kids ages 8 to 16 play video games, and they spend about 13 hours a week doing so (more if you're a boy). Now a new study suggests virtual violence in these games may make kids more aggressive in real life.
Here are 10 new tips to help you get glossier locks:
His office says effects from a change in medication led to 911 call
Robert Hazard, who wrote Cyndi Lauper's hit, passes away after a brief illness
Two huge international studies show that people who lack certain chunks of DNA run a dramatically higher risk of getting schizophrenia
Research points to learning-related genes as a contributor to autism and suggests that early intervention in children can help fix genetic defects
Sen. Edward Kennedy was released Monday from Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina after recovering from brain surgery, CNN has learned.
The brain-tumor surgery "accomplished our goals," says the senator's oncologist
After a six-hour operation, the senator expects to be hospitalized for a week
U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy has a malignant brain tumor, doctors treating him at Massachusetts General Hospital said Tuesday.
The hospitalized politician "remains in good spirits," his doctors say
Sen. Edward Kennedy has the most common type of brain tumor, but the size and nature of the tumor will determine how life threatening it is, CNN's chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta said Tuesday.
The senator's seizure is diagnosed as a malignant tumor. But his chances of survival depend on exactly what type it is
Doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital Sunday were trying to determine the cause of Sen. Edward Kennedy's seizure.
CNN's Dan Lothian reports on the condition of Sen.Ted Kennedy, who was hospitalized after suffering a seizure.
The longtime politician is taken to Massachusetts General after suffering an apparent seizure
Sen. Edward Kennedy was hospitalized in Boston, Massachusetts, after suffering an apparent seizure Saturday morning, his family said.
Democratic Sen. Edward Kennedy is hospitalized after an apparent seizure. CNN's Josh Levs reports
Doctors say the 76-year-old Senator did not suffer a stroke. But now they must figure out what caused his seizure
Reports that he had a seizure do not preclude that it was a stroke as well, especially given his medical history
Must. Stay. Awake. Yes, it's the 3 o'clock mantra. And who hasn't mumbled it while fighting off midday yawns and drooping eyes?
Eunice Kennedy Shriver, sister of former President John F. Kennedy and founder of the Special Olympics, is in the hospital, said a spokesman for her daughter, California first lady Maria Shriver.
Sen. Ted Kennedy was released from the hospital Saturday, following a procedure Friday to remove an artery blockage, a spokeswoman for the Massachusetts Democrat said.
Managing chronic pain can be a real struggle for some patients as CNN's Judy Fortin reports.
Timothy Connick was in agony for six years. In bed at night, it felt as if a pair of scissors was sticking out of his foot. "I turn over, and it's just like they're getting jammed in more."
Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin condition that affects up to 5 million Americans. CNN learned more about psoriasis from Dr. Mathew Avram, director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Dermatology Laser and Cosmetics Center.
Eli Lilly & Co., in an act of transparency that's a first for Big Pharma, unveiled on Tuesday its list of nearly $12 million in grants to nearly 500 healthcare recipients.
Losing blood has immediate and guaranteed effects on the human body. In three to four minutes, neurons in the brain begin to die. In four to five minutes, permanent brain damage occurs. In 20 minutes, the heart no longer beats.
As the flu season heads into its traditional peak period, health officials are urging the public to take advantage of the record number of vaccines available.
Matthew Nagel awoke from a two-week coma in the summer of 2001 to learn he was paralyzed from the neck down.
Regular meditation has been touted as a stress reducer for years, but a recent study says practitioners benefit from a brain boost as well.
Had he followed in his mother's footsteps, Dr. Herman D. Suit might today be breaking horses. But long ago, he traded the wide open, dusty plains of west Texas for the narrow brick canyons of Boston's West End and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).
A landmark finding a decade ago that sharply enhanced the lives of insulin-dependent diabetics now turns out to be much more beneficial than anyone suspected.
Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry was reported awake and lucid after undergoing surgery Wednesday to repair tears in a tendon and muscle in his right shoulder.
Eight days after an earthquake devastated the ancient city of Bam, a 97-year-old woman was pulled alive from the rubble Saturday afternoon by rescue workers with Iran's Red Crescent Society.
You'd think Mr. Cholesterol would have been routed in the past decade. Studies paint an ever starker picture of the danger posed by fatty deposits in the bloodstream. Anti-cholesterol "statins" lik...
Now that some health insurance companies limit how much time your doctor spends with you and even which tests and treatments you get, who can you count on to make sure you're receiving the right ca...
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