health News

Photo: Getty Images

"Suicide Tourism" to Switzerland Doubles

The number of people who traveled to Switzerland for a voluntary assisted death doubled between 2008 and 2012, researchers reported Tuesday. Read »

3 hours ago
Experimental Drug Cures Ebola-Like Virus in Monkeys

Experimental Drug Cures Ebola-Like Virus in Monkeys

Researchers in the fight against Ebola are hopeful after an experimental drug cured monkeys infected with... Read »

6 hours ago
Almond, Peanut Butter Sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's Recalled

Almond, Peanut Butter Sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's Recalled

Peanut and almond butters sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and other grocers are being voluntarily recalled because... Watch »

Aug 20, 2014
Slum Residents Loot Ebola Clinic in Liberia

Slum Residents Loot Ebola Clinic in Liberia

Residents of a large slum looted an Ebola quarantine center in Liberia's capital on Saturday, raising fears... Read »

Aug 18, 2014
Liberia Overwhelmed by Ebola, Opens 2nd Center in Capital

Liberia Overwhelmed by Ebola, Opens 2nd Center in Capital

Liberian authorities opened a second Ebola treatment center in the country's capital after the first... Read »

Aug 16, 2014
FIU Doctor Headed to Africa to Fight Ebola

FIU Doctor Headed to Africa to Fight Ebola

A South Florida doctor is on her way to Nigeria to help fight the ongoing outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus... Read »

Aug 15, 2014
Whole Foods Lied About Sugar in Yogurt: Lawsuit

Whole Foods Lied About Sugar in Yogurt: Lawsuit

Whole Foods Market knowingly sold its store brand yogurt containing a sugar content that was nearly six times... Read »

Aug 14, 2014
MRSA Breaks Out Among Firefighter Trainees in New York

MRSA Breaks Out Among Firefighter Trainees in New York

A handful of probationary firefighters training on New York's Randall's Island have contracted... Read »

Aug 14, 2014
Eating More Salt Is Okay, New Study Finds

Eating More Salt Is Okay, New Study Finds

A new study suggests that it's safe for healthy people to eat about twice as much salt as currently... Read »

Aug 13, 2014
American With Ebola Getting Stronger, Husband Says

American With Ebola Getting Stronger, Husband Says

The U.S. woman who contracted Ebola while working as an aid worker in Liberia is gaining back her strength,... Read »

Aug 13, 2014
Georgia Firm Recalls 15K Pounds of Chicken Nuggets

Georgia Firm Recalls 15K Pounds of Chicken Nuggets

A Georgia-based meat company is recalling over 15,000 pounds of frozen chicken nuggets after reports surfaced... Read »

Aug 13, 2014
Big Tobacco Attempts a Major Makeover

Big Tobacco Attempts a Major Makeover

Big Tobacco is looking to shed its morbid image by pitching "smokeless" e-cigarettes, championing... Read »

Aug 10, 2014
California Debates “Yes Means Yes” Sex Assault Law

California Debates “Yes Means Yes” Sex Assault Law

College students have heard a similar refrain for years in campaigns to stop sexual assault: No means Read »

Aug 11, 2014
Meet the Man Keeping U.S. Safe From Ebola

Meet the Man Keeping U.S. Safe From Ebola

Tom Frieden started his career as a public-health detective, fighting outbreaks of tuberculosis in New York... Read »

Aug 10, 2014
25 Years Ago, Different Ebola Outbreak in Virginia

25 Years Ago, Different Ebola Outbreak in Virginia

Americans' introduction to the Ebola virus came 25 years ago in an office park near Washington Dulles International... Read »

Aug 10, 2014
Liberian President Apologizes for Ebola Deaths

Liberian President Apologizes for Ebola Deaths

The president of Liberia apologized on Saturday for the high death toll among the country's healthcare... Read »

Aug 10, 2014

School Lunches Around the World

Photographers captured the lunch fare for students in several countries earlier this month, showing a range... View »

Aug 15, 2014
Ebola Researcher on Experimental Treatment:

Ebola Researcher on Experimental Treatment: "I Would Take It Myself in...

Southern California researchers examining the Ebola virus and how it works have helped develop an... Watch »

Aug 9, 2014
9 Questions You Should Ask About the Drug

9 Questions You Should Ask About the Drug "Molly"

It's one of the most popular party drugs in circulation at the moment, but what exactly is Molly? Is it a new danger... Read »

Aug 8, 2014
Tick Bite Can Trigger Allergy to Red Meat

Tick Bite Can Trigger Allergy to Red Meat

A bug can turn you into a vegetarian, or at least make you swear off red meat. Doctors across the U.S. Watch »

Aug 8, 2014
What's New
Get Our New iPad App
Now optimized for iPad, NBC 6 connects you to the top local stories, latest breaking news and real-time weather and traffic. Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out