The government is relying on some new technology - as well as a bit of luck - to track an outbreak of life-threatening listeria linked to Blue Bell ice cream products.
Americans own more than 150 million pets, but new research from a team led by the Ohio State University shows the importance of choosing the right ones to bring home, based on your family's health and age.
Television personality Dr. Oz says he will publicly defend himself against allegations that he promotes "quack treatments" on his popular show. Last week, a group of doctors called Oz's faculty position at Columbia University "unacceptable."
Blue Bell Creameries, one of the nation's most popular ice cream makers, issued a sweeping recall overnight over Listeria contamination. The 108-year-old company has voluntarily pulled all of its ice creams and frozen treats, racing to find the source.
A new study found that people whose sexual identities changed toward same-sex attraction in early adulthood reported more symptoms of depression.
Trans men and women struggle with the medical and other costs of their transition so they can physically present themselves, not as the gender they were born into, but as the gender with which they identify.
If you have a cold sore - small blisters on the lip or around the mouth - you're not alone. More than half of Americans ages 14 to 49 carry the virus that causes cold sores. The American Academy of Dermatology offers some advice.
Researchers at Duke University may have found the cause of Alzheimer's disease. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook explains.
Columbia University has not removed TV celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz from his faculty position as a group of top doctors has demanded, citing his "egregious lack of integrity" for promoting what they call "quack treatments."
Some people are born intersex, an umbrella term for several conditions in which an infant's reproductive anatomy doesn't conform to standard definitions of male or female. The physical effects can be subtle, or very obvious.