Scientists have assumed the placebo's power depended on deception. Now a new study shows patients benefit even when they know they're getting a placebo. .
Olympians-in-training undergo intense and prolonged exercise routines, which can have surprising effects on the body.
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Despite overall improvements in sudden unexpected infant deaths over the last few decades, rates among newborns have not declined.
In May 2015, Caitlin and Brian Veitz went to their OB-GYN for a routine 20-week appointment. They left completely terrified.
On June 9, 2011 Collin Kobelja and Taylor Givens received new hearts. Five years later, they connected and began dating. They plan to marry.
Mica May had an idea to celebrate being the parent of a child with Down syndrome by designing a special tattoo for #theluckyfew.
Weight Watchers has drawn criticism for offering its program for free to teens this summer, with health advocates warning against eating disorders and other...
Two states tied for the No. 1 spot in a report that measures which Americans feel best about their physical and mental health.
Here's the deal with that funny tape you're seeing on athletes' faces at the Olympics.
The TODAY meteorologist emerged after spending the past several days confined to her hotel room.
The "Catastrophe" star shared the heartbreaking news in an emotional Facebook post on Friday.
Bill Bucklew, who was diagnosed in 2012, covered eight states during his journey.
The actress-singer opened up about her battles with depression and anxiety in a new interview with Harper's Bazaar magazine.
It's been one year since Bob Harper's heart attack. He told us what he wishes people knew about their own heart health, and how his life has changed since....
Lingering symptoms may be due to an immune system malfunction brought on by the original infection.
The episode of "This Is Us" finally explaining how the main character died is bringing new attention to heart health.
When two women realized they needed to do something about their weight, they turned to the Live Longer & Stronger Challenge, shedding 95 pounds combined.
The palliative care pediatrician shared that his young patients loved ice cream and stories and worry about their parents.
Many women might avoid C-sections if doctors were more patient, a new study suggests.
It's influenza season, but there are ways to protect yourself from flu that go beyond hand sanitizer and crossed fingers.
Volunteers were needed to knit or crochet a tiny red cap for a baby, and they responded in record numbers after a TODAY story.
An exasperated nurse's rant about flu season explains to people why they should avoid the emergency room if they are not in a life-threatening situation.
Max Page, 13, who portrayed "Little Darth Vader" in an adorable 2011 Super Bowl commercial, now inspires others while living with a congenital heart condition....
The rare condition means the 2-year-old is unlikely to walk, talk or feed himself.
The Microsoft co-founder and billionaire philanthropist opened up to TODAY about why he's donating $100 million to research the disease.
Flu virus is still causing misery, and there's more to come. But it's not too late the get a flu vaccine -- shots protect against four strains of influenza....
Panera recalls cream cheese products from all its US stores for listeria
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A mom from Ohio had no idea that the nasty, lingering cold her daughter was fighting was a symptom of a rare heart infection that would nearly kill her.
The parents of Chloe Clark, 10, are grateful for support from around the world after she nearly died from meningitis caused by a freak accident.
Four-year-old Teig Harris doesn't remember ever having hair. This cut was one her parents will never forget.
While abdominal pain can have some innocuous causes, it can also be a sign that something is very wrong.
As Megyn Kelly continues her discussion about sex abuser Larry Nassar with former gymnasts Kyle Stephens, Rachael Denhollander and Mattie Larson, Denhollander...
Former gymnasts Kyle Stephens, Rachael Denhollander and Mattie Larson tell Megyn Kelly about the sexual abuse they endured from Larry Nassar. Stephens says...
On the day after former U.S. gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison for molesting dozens of young girls, Megyn Kelly...
An E. coli outbreak linked to leafy greens that made people sick across 15 states appears to be over.
It's the incredible story of how a T-shirt changed the life of a father in acute kidney failure.
It's hard to avoid getting sick when your workplace is full of germs. But which part of your office (and ours) has the most? Jeff Rossen investigates.
Each year, 48 million Americans get sick from foodborne diseases. One food safety advocate has come up with a list to reduce his risk.
Emily Rose Oehler was attacked by a rattlesnake during a family outing at Longhorn Cavern State Park and has received a number of doses of anti-venom.
A.J. Burgess celebrated his 3rd birthday last week after receiving a life-saving kidney transplant that was initially held up due to his father's probation...