“No food after midnight”! That was one of the “rules” for avoiding trouble that down-and-out Rand (Hoyt Axton) was given when he bought an extraterrestrial fuzzball named Gizmo (voiced by Howie Mandel) in the 1984 comedy-horror film “Gremlins.”

The Executive Council on Wednesday balked at approving a new program to add information about maternal opioid use to birth records after Health and Human Services Commissioner Jeffrey Meyers could not guarantee the information would not end up on publicly available birth certificates.

The appendix has long been dismissed as an organ that has outlived its usefulness in human evolution. But new research suggests it may play an active — and detrimental — role in the development of Parkinson’s disease.

Last year, the flu caused at least 20 deaths during its peak season, which was one of the worst on record since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began tracking the disease 14 years ago.

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On any given day, when people are deciding where and what to eat, more than a third of American adults — 36.6 percent, estimated to be more than 84 million adults — choose offerings from fast-food or pizza restaurants, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Syphilis has long been a global health issue affecting millions of people. Through the centuries, it’s had many names, including the “great pox” and “great crippler.” Penicillin treatment is credited with decades of decline in syphilis cases, but infection rates are on the rise.

After a dramatic increase in health insurance premiums in 2018, next year could provide relief for some New Hampshire customers, although it will not be enough to completely offset the impact a tumultuous year in the insurance industry has had on their checkbooks.

Women with early cervical cancer who opt for minimally-invasive surgery die sooner and are more likely to have their tumors reappear than those who have a conventional hysterectomy, according to two studies that could dramatically change treatment for the deadly malignancy.