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Spa 'Makeover' Lifts This 4-Year-Old Cancer Patient

Girl gets full "red carpet" treatment that she wants every day.

Watch: Mansplainer Series: History of the Tampon

Believe it or not, tampons have been around for thousands of years! From ancient Egypt to depression-era Denver, Colorado, the story of how they came to be spans continents and centuries.

Obesity Could Be a Disability, Court Rules

First it was a disease, now it's a disability.

Biggest Medical Miracles of 2014

There were some stunning medical moments this year.

Pharmacists Charged in 2012 Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

The outbreak killed 64 people and sickened 687 others across 20 states.

Why You're Doing the Paleo Diet All Wrong

The paleo diet you've been eating is probably all wrong, two anthropology professors suggest.

What Finally Cured a Woman's 18-Year Stuffy Nose

Nadia Campbell was cured of a chronic sinus condition after 17 years.

Watch: Pharmacists Arrested, Charged With Murder

Two Massachusetts pharmacists are charged with second-degree murder in connection with a fungal meningitis outbreak tied to tainted steroids.

Watch: Arrests Made in 2012 Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

Two pharmacists are charged with 25 deaths in 7 states after 2012 outbreak of fungal meningitis from contaminated steroids.

Pup Tries Out New 3-D-Printed Paws

"He was so happy,??? owner says of dog's reaction to prosthetic paws and legs.

Watch: Teen Girl Remains on Life Support One Year Later

Jahi McMath is still hooked to life support machines one year after being declared brain dead.

Watch: How One Family Is Dealing With Ebola

In rural villages, distance and distrust are keeping people away.

Girl's Mysterious Sign Showing She May Not Be Brain Dead

The way Jahi McMath's mom takes care of her will warm your heart.

Insurers Ease 'Obamacare' Deadline

Insurers to allow extra time for paying January 'Obamacare' premiums

Massachusetts Doctor Cured of Ebola Returning to Liberia

Massachusetts doctor cured of Ebola returning to Liberia to resume medical mission work

Retired Detective Says 'Toxic Stress' May Have Contributed to His Cancer

Toxic stress can change the architecture of your brain.

Most Googled Calorie Counts of 2014

Google users were mighty curious about how many calories they were eating this year, but they were more curious about some foods than others.

More Teens Using E-Cigarettes Than Tobacco, Survey Finds

Researchers are concerned over rise in use of e-cigarettes by young people.

Boy Struck by Lightning Leaves Hospital in Time for Christmas

One of the first things a 9-year-old lightning survivor did when he returned home from his three-month hospital stay was "nag" his dad to put up the Christmas tree.

How Mock Mars Mission Will Simulate Life on the Red Planet

Scientists trek to Utah desert to simulate mission to the Red Planet.

Holiday Health Hazards to Avoid

Sorry to be a Grinch, but you might want to read this.

The Scientific Reason You Should Spend More Time Cuddling

Learn about the stress-busting powers of hugs.

Bad Habits That Bloat You

Whatever bloating feels like to you, one thing's for sure: it's uncomfortable.

Dr. Besser's Look at Life Inside the Hot Zone

Dr. Richard Besser reports on the growing outbreak from Monrovia, Liberia.

Meet the Window Washers That Transform Into Superheroes for Sick Kids

Pediatric patients delighted to meet rappelling superheroes at Mayo Clinic.

8 Surprising Effects of Obesity

Obesity ups the risk of common cancers, a new study found.

Twinless Twins Grieve Together

People whose twin has died have found one another on Facebook.

Cancer Lessons I Learned From a Fictional Teenage Boy

That love scene from "The Fault in Our Stars" is so intense.

How Scientists and Doctors Use Baby-Friendly Tricks to Study Infants

For all the impressive advancements in medical technology, researchers and scientists still face a daunting challenge when they study the habits of the adorable but uncommunicative subjects called human infants.