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  • Spread Joy, Not Foodborne Illness, for Thanksgiving
    (22-Nov-2017)

  • Health Highlights: Nov. 22, 2017
    (22-Nov-2017)
    • Parasite May Threaten Lives of Hundreds of Vietnam War Veterans
    • David Cassidy Dead at Age 67

  • Sunrise, Sunset: Ancient Rhythms Still Dictate Human Life
    (21-Nov-2017)

  • Almost 21 Million Worldwide Now Have Access to HIV Meds
    (21-Nov-2017)

  • Almost 21 Million Worldwide Now Have Access to HIV Meds
    (21-Nov-2017)

  • Health Highlights: Nov. 21, 2017
    (21-Nov-2017)
    • Raw Milk From 'Udder Milk' Co. Poses Health Risk: CDC
    • Conjoined Twins Go Home for Thanksgiving
    • Tobacco Industry Anti-Smoking Ads Begin on U.S. TV This Weekend
    • U.S. Will Have More Severe Thunderstorms, Floods Due to Climate Change: Study
    • Saliva Test Could Diagnose Concussion: Study
    • Poultry Salads Recalled by Trader Joe's

  • Report: Industry Hid Decades-Old Study Showing Sugar's Unhealthy Effects
    (21-Nov-2017)

  • Is a Common Shoulder Surgery Useless?
    (21-Nov-2017)

  • Motorcycle Crashes Far More Deadly Than Car Crashes
    (20-Nov-2017)

  • Quickly Treating Mini-Stroke Can Cut Risk for Future Stroke
    (20-Nov-2017)

  • Motorcycle Crashes Far More Deadly Than Car Crashes
    (20-Nov-2017)

  • Severe Psoriasis May Make Diabetes Increasingly Likely
    (20-Nov-2017)

  • Motorcycle Crashes Far More Deadly Than Car Crashes
    (20-Nov-2017)

  • Health Highlights: Nov. 20, 2017
    (20-Nov-2017)
    • Opioid Epidemic Cost the U.S. Half a Trillion in 2015: Report
    • Charles Manson Dead at Age 83
    • Sleeping on Side Reduces Stillbirth Risk: Study
    • David Cassidy Remains in Intensive Care With Organ Failure

  • Most U.S. Parents Can't Find Good Childcare: Survey
    (20-Nov-2017)

  • How to Spot the Virus That Puts Some Babies in the Hospital
    (19-Nov-2017)

  • How to Spot the Virus That Puts Some Babies in the Hospital
    (19-Nov-2017)

  • How to Spot the Virus That Puts Some Babies in the Hospital
    (19-Nov-2017)

  • How to Spot the Virus That Puts Some Babies in the Hospital
    (19-Nov-2017)

  • What It Takes to Get Teens Moving
    (18-Nov-2017)

  • Could New 'Brain Training' Program Help Prevent Dementia?
    (17-Nov-2017)

  • Gulf War Illness, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Are Distinct Disorders: Study
    (17-Nov-2017)

  • More Patients Are Having a Say in Their Medical Care
    (17-Nov-2017)

  • Flu Shot Could Help Your Kid Avoid Hospital
    (17-Nov-2017)

  • Dr. Tommy John Hopes Fewer Young Athletes Need Dad's Namesake Surgery
    (17-Nov-2017)

  • Could New 'Brain Training' Program Help Prevent Dementia?
    (17-Nov-2017)

  • Health Tip: A Pet May Improve Your Health
    (17-Nov-2017)

  • Hey, Single Folk: Adopting a Dog Could Lengthen Your Life
    (17-Nov-2017)

  • Health Highlights: Nov. 17, 2017
    (17-Nov-2017)
    • Jesse Jackson has Parkinson's Disease
    • Human Cases of Salmonella Rise to 66 in U.S. Outbreak Linked to Pet Turtles
    • FDA Announces Tighter Regulation of Stem Cell Therapies
    • American Heart Association President Suffers Heart Attack at Group's Annual Meeting

  • Gulf War Illness, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Are Distinct Disorders: Study
    (17-Nov-2017)

  • Health Tip: Safety Advice for the Holidays
    (17-Nov-2017)

  • Dr. Tommy John Hopes Fewer Young Athletes Need Dad's Namesake Surgery
    (17-Nov-2017)

  • CDC Wants America to Eat Its Fruits & Veggies
    (16-Nov-2017)

  • Hospital Midwives, Lower C-Section Rates?
    (16-Nov-2017)

  • Kids Still Getting Risky Painkiller After Tonsillectomy
    (16-Nov-2017)

  • Obamacare May Have Helped More Americans Quit Smoking
    (16-Nov-2017)

  • Many Hospice Workers Lack Their Own End-of-Life Directives
    (16-Nov-2017)

  • Hospital Midwives, Lower C-Section Rates?
    (16-Nov-2017)

  • Many Hospice Workers Lack Their Own End-of-Life Directives
    (16-Nov-2017)

  • Preventing Sports Injuries
    (16-Nov-2017)

  • FDA Seeks to Speed Development of 'Regenerated' Organs for Medical Use
    (16-Nov-2017)

  • Health Highlights: Nov. 16, 2017
    (16-Nov-2017)
    • Obamacare Sign-Ups 45 Percent Higher This Year
    • Former NFL Player First Living Person to be Diagnosed with CTE: Study
    • Vaccine Shortage Hampering Efforts to Fight U.S. Hepatitis A Outbreaks
    • Anaheim Legionnaires' Disease Infection Cases Reach 15

  • Hospital Midwives, Lower C-Section Rates?
    (16-Nov-2017)

  • FDA Seeks to Speed Development of 'Regenerated' Organs for Medical Use
    (16-Nov-2017)

  • Pricey ER Tests for Chest Pain Often Unnecessary
    (15-Nov-2017)

  • U.S. Seniors Struggle More to Pay for Health Care Compared to Other Countries
    (15-Nov-2017)

  • Study Untangles Disparity in Colon Cancer Survival Rates
    (15-Nov-2017)

  • Diabetes May Be Driving High Rates of Breast Cancer in Black Women
    (15-Nov-2017)

  • Can Treating Gum Disease Keep Blood Pressure in Line?
    (15-Nov-2017)

  • U.S. Seniors Struggle More to Pay for Health Care Compared to Other Countries
    (15-Nov-2017)

  • Pricey ER Tests for Chest Pain Often Unnecessary
    (15-Nov-2017)

  • U.S. May Still Benefit From Climate Accord
    (15-Nov-2017)

  • U.S. Seniors Struggle More to Pay for Health Care Compared to Other Countries
    (15-Nov-2017)

  • Pricey ER Tests for Chest Pain Often Unnecessary
    (15-Nov-2017)

  • Can Treating Gum Disease Keep Blood Pressure in Line?
    (15-Nov-2017)

  • Could Your Cat Give You 'Bird Flu?'
    (15-Nov-2017)

  • Could Your Cat Give You 'Bird Flu?'
    (15-Nov-2017)

  • Health Highlights: Nov. 15, 2017
    (15-Nov-2017)
    • FDA Approves Device to Treat Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms
    • Drug for Rare Genetic Enzyme Disorder Approved by FDA
    • Senate Tax Bill Includes Repeal of Affordable Care Act's Mandated Coverage
    • Scientists Make First Attempt at DNA Editing Inside the Body

  • Study Untangles Disparity in Colon Cancer Survival Rates
    (15-Nov-2017)

  • Millions Could Miss Out on a Potential Alzheimer's Breakthrough
    (15-Nov-2017)

  • U.S. May Still Benefit From Climate Accord
    (15-Nov-2017)

  • U.S. Seniors Struggle More to Pay for Health Care Compared to Other Countries
    (15-Nov-2017)

  • 'Digital Pill' Tells Doctor When Patient Takes It
    (14-Nov-2017)

  • Uninsured Heart Patients Often Face Daunting Bills
    (14-Nov-2017)

  • Is Meth Use Destroying Vets' Hearts?
    (14-Nov-2017)

  • Uninsured Heart Patients Often Face Daunting Bills
    (14-Nov-2017)

  • Is Too Much Time Online Raising Suicide Risk in Teen Girls?
    (14-Nov-2017)

  • Health Highlights: Nov. 14, 2017
    (14-Nov-2017)
    • FDA Warns About Illegal Use of Injectable Silicone for Body Contouring
    • Rising Diabetes Rates Costing U.S. Employers
    • Slower Eating May Protect Health: Study

  • Health Tip: Stay Safe as a Pedestrian
    (14-Nov-2017)

  • Is Low-Dose Aspirin Right for You After Surgery?
    (14-Nov-2017)

  • Motor On, Heart Patients: Electric Cars Don't Harm Cardiac Implants
    (14-Nov-2017)

  • FDA OKs First 'Digital Pill' That Lets Doctors Know It's Been Taken
    (14-Nov-2017)

  • Middle-Aged and Impaired? More Common Than You Might Think
    (13-Nov-2017)

  • Music, Video Help Sixth-Graders Master Hands-Only CPR
    (13-Nov-2017)

  • Health Tip: Cook Your Turkey Safely
    (13-Nov-2017)

  • Commitment Is Key for Online Quit-Smoking Groups
    (13-Nov-2017)

  • Health Highlights: Nov. 13, 2017
    (13-Nov-2017)
    • Trump Picks Former Drug Company Executive to Lead HHS
    • U.S. Army Loosens Rules on People With History of Certain Mental Health Issues
    • Disneyland Shuts 2 Cooling Towers After Legionnaires' Disease
    • Bill Gates Donates $50 Million to Alzheimer's Research
    • Aaron Hernandez' Brain Autopsy Reveals Signs of Severe Disease Linked to Head Trauma

  • Knowing Too Much About Your Genes Might Be Risky
    (13-Nov-2017)

  • Obesity to Blame for Epidemic of Knee Dislocations, Complications
    (10-Nov-2017)

  • Does Your Pet Have a Weight Problem? Here's How to Tell
    (10-Nov-2017)

  • Obesity to Blame for Epidemic of Knee Dislocations, Complications
    (10-Nov-2017)

  • Putting Out the Welcome Mat for Household Bugs
    (10-Nov-2017)

  • Obesity to Blame for Epidemic of Knee Dislocations, Complications
    (10-Nov-2017)

  • Does Your Pet Have a Weight Problem? Here's How to Tell
    (10-Nov-2017)

  • Health Highlights: Nov. 10, 2017
    (10-Nov-2017)
    • Aaron Hernandez' Brain Autopsy Reveals Signs of Severe Disease Linked to Head Trauma
    • Obamacare Enrollment Tops 600,000 in First Week

  • A Dangerous New Twist on Cyberbullying
    (09-Nov-2017)

  • A Dangerous New Twist on Cyberbullying
    (09-Nov-2017)

  • A Dangerous New Twist on Cyberbullying
    (09-Nov-2017)

  • 'Old' Lungs May Be Good Transplant Options
    (09-Nov-2017)

  • 'Old' Lungs May Be Good Transplant Options
    (09-Nov-2017)

  • Health Highlights: Nov. 9, 2017
    (09-Nov-2017)
    • Obamacare Enrollment Tops 600,000 in First Week
    • Bio-Engineered Mosquitoes to be Released In U.S.
    • Gene-Tweaked Skin Grafts Save Boy's Life

  • Doctors Prescribing Too Many Opioids After Nose Jobs
    (09-Nov-2017)

  • Early Humans Grew Taller Long Before Bulking Up
    (08-Nov-2017)

  • Surgical Residents Prime Candidates for Stress, Depression, Alcohol Abuse
    (08-Nov-2017)

  • Daytime Wounds May Heal Faster Than Nighttime Ones
    (08-Nov-2017)

  • Health Highlights: Nov. 8, 2017
    (08-Nov-2017)
    • Gene-Tweaked Skin Grafts Save Boy's Life
    • Maine Voters Support Medicaid Expansion
    • Prescription Drug Take Back Day Sets New Record

  • Daytime Wounds May Heal Faster Than Nighttime Ones
    (08-Nov-2017)

  • Will This Year's Flu Shot Be as Weak as Last Season's?
    (08-Nov-2017)

  • Daytime Wounds May Heal Faster Than Nighttime Ones
    (08-Nov-2017)

  • Higher Prices Are Driving Rise in Health Care Spending
    (07-Nov-2017)

  • Higher Prices Are Driving Rise in Health Care Spending
    (07-Nov-2017)

  • Abusing Pot, Booze Lowers Teens' Chances for Success in Life
    (07-Nov-2017)

  • Opioids Not the Only Answer for Pain Relief in the ER
    (07-Nov-2017)

  • Higher Prices Are Driving Rise in Health Care Spending
    (07-Nov-2017)

  • Opioids Not the Only Answer for Pain Relief in the ER
    (07-Nov-2017)

  • West Nile's Long-Term Bite: Impact on Brain May Last Years
    (07-Nov-2017)

  • Divers May Be Plunging Into Trouble
    (07-Nov-2017)

  • Getting Self-Driving Cars on the Road Soon Might Save Lives
    (07-Nov-2017)

  • Health Tip: Defining Health Literacy
    (07-Nov-2017)

  • Does All That Social Media Time Harm Young Minds?
    (07-Nov-2017)

  • It's 'Buyer Beware' When Purchasing Medical Pot Extract Online
    (07-Nov-2017)

  • Health Highlights: Nov. 7, 2017
    (07-Nov-2017)
    • Law Requiring Calorie Counts on Menus Will Go Ahead Next May: FDA
    • Chopin Died from Complications of TB: Researchers
    • Maine Voters Deciding on Medicaid Expansion

  • Getting Self-Driving Cars on the Road Soon Might Save Lives
    (07-Nov-2017)

  • Waiting Even a Month to Remove Melanoma Can Be Deadly
    (07-Nov-2017)

  • Getting Self-Driving Cars on the Road Soon Might Save Lives
    (07-Nov-2017)

  • Doctor Burnout: A Big Health Threat in U.S.
    (06-Nov-2017)

  • Gun Injuries Getting More Severe, Experts Say
    (06-Nov-2017)

  • Why Many Breast Cancer Patients Short-Circuit Their Treatment
    (06-Nov-2017)

  • Gun Injuries Getting More Severe, Experts Say
    (06-Nov-2017)

  • Gun Injuries Getting More Severe, Experts Say
    (06-Nov-2017)

  • How Safe Are Your Drinking Glasses?
    (06-Nov-2017)

  • Health Highlights: Nov. 6, 2017
    (06-Nov-2017)
    • $6 Million Meant to Fight Ebola Lost to Fraud: Red Cross
    • First Sexually Transmitted Zika Case of Year in Miami-Dade County

  • Why Many Breast Cancer Patients Short-Circuit Their Treatment
    (06-Nov-2017)

  • Gun Injuries Getting More Severe, Experts Say
    (06-Nov-2017)

  • Why Many Breast Cancer Patients Short-Circuit Their Treatment
    (06-Nov-2017)

  • Gun Injuries Getting More Severe, Experts Say
    (06-Nov-2017)

  • About Half of Americans Get Health Care in ER
    (03-Nov-2017)

  • Not 'Dead' Yet: Obamacare 2018 Sign-up Has Begun
    (03-Nov-2017)

  • Coffee May Be Kind to Your Kidneys
    (03-Nov-2017)

  • About Half of Americans Get Health Care in ER
    (03-Nov-2017)

  • About Half of Americans Get Health Care in ER
    (03-Nov-2017)

  • Not 'Dead' Yet: Obamacare 2018 Sign-up Has Begun
    (03-Nov-2017)

  • About Half of Americans Get Health Care in ER
    (03-Nov-2017)

  • About Half of Americans Get Health Care in ER
    (03-Nov-2017)

  • Health Highlights: Nov. 3, 2017
    (03-Nov-2017)
    • EpiPen Problems Cited in 7 Deaths Reported to FDA This Year
    • U.S. Gun Death Rate Rises Again
    • More Than 40 Million Kidde Fire Extinguishers Recalled in U.S. and Canada

  • People Tend to Overestimate Pain From Surgery
    (03-Nov-2017)

  • Resilient Brain Connections May Help Against Alzheimer's
    (02-Nov-2017)

  • Kidney Failure Declining Among U.S. Diabetics: CDC
    (02-Nov-2017)

  • Are Artery-Opening Stents for Chest Pain a Waste of Time?
    (02-Nov-2017)

  • Climate Change May Bring 'Browner' Waters, More Disease
    (02-Nov-2017)

  • Are You Sure That's What the Doctor Said About Your Leukemia?
    (02-Nov-2017)

  • Health Tip: Handle Chicken With Care
    (02-Nov-2017)
    Suggestions to prevent food poisoning

  • Robots May Be Cleaning Your Hospital Room Soon
    (02-Nov-2017)

  • Robots May Be Cleaning Your Hospital Room Soon
    (02-Nov-2017)

  • Resilient Brain Connections May Help Against Alzheimer's
    (02-Nov-2017)

  • Climate Change May Bring 'Browner' Waters, More Disease
    (02-Nov-2017)

  • Robots May Be Cleaning Your Hospital Room Soon
    (02-Nov-2017)

  • Health Highlights: Nov. 2, 2017
    (02-Nov-2017)
    • More Than 40 Million Kidde Fire Extinguishers Recalled in U.S. and Canada
    • MRI Contrast Agent Poisoned Wife, Chuck Norris Alleges in Lawsuit
    • Companies Warned Over Cancer Treatment Claims for Marijuana-Derived Products: FDA

  • Resilient Brain Connections May Help Against Alzheimer's
    (02-Nov-2017)

  • Patients' Gut Bugs May Play Role in Cancer Care
    (02-Nov-2017)

  • Climate Change May Bring 'Browner' Waters, More Disease
    (02-Nov-2017)

  • Robots May Be Cleaning Your Hospital Room Soon
    (02-Nov-2017)

  • Are Artery-Opening Stents for Chest Pain a Waste of Time?
    (02-Nov-2017)

  • Robots May Be Cleaning Your Hospital Room Soon
    (02-Nov-2017)

  • Climate Change May Bring 'Browner' Waters, More Disease
    (02-Nov-2017)

  • Do Rising Cancer Drug Prices Warrant Regulation?
    (01-Nov-2017)

  • Gene Therapy, New Drug Battle a Rare But Deadly Disease in Kids
    (01-Nov-2017)

  • Taking Four or More Prescription Meds? Consider Scaling Back
    (01-Nov-2017)

  • Speed Up the 'Cancer Moonshot,' Doctors Urge
    (01-Nov-2017)

  • Americans Stressed About Nation's Future, Poll Finds
    (01-Nov-2017)

  • 'Drug Courts,' Treatment Focus of New White House Opioid Strategy
    (01-Nov-2017)

  • Lack of Awareness May Spur Spread of Hep C
    (01-Nov-2017)

  • Health Highlights: Nov. 1, 2017
    (01-Nov-2017)
    • Companies Warned Over Cancer Treatment Claims for Marijuana-Derived Products: FDA
    • Assaults Rise When Clocks Turned Back: Study
    • Nutrient Drink Doesn't Slow Alzheimer's: Study
    • Companies Warned Over Potentially Dangerous Body-Building Products: FDA

  • Speed Up the 'Cancer Moonshot,' Doctors Urge
    (01-Nov-2017)

  • 'Drug Courts,' Treatment Focus of New White House Opioid Strategy
    (01-Nov-2017)

  • 'Drug Courts,' Treatment Focus of New White House Opioid Strategy
    (01-Nov-2017)

  • Improve Your Odds During Infertility Treatments
    (01-Nov-2017)

  • Puppy Poop Infection Tally Rises to 67 People in 15 States
    (31-Oct-2017)

  • How Your Thyroid Could Be Working Against Your Heart
    (31-Oct-2017)

  • Puppy Poop Infection Tally Rises to 67 People in 15 States
    (31-Oct-2017)

  • Puppy Poop Infection Tally Rises to 67 People in 15 States
    (31-Oct-2017)

  • Want a Pet But Can't Have a Dog?
    (31-Oct-2017)

  • Puppy Poop Infection Tally Rises to 67 People in 15 States
    (31-Oct-2017)

  • Health Highlights: Oct. 31, 2017
    (31-Oct-2017)
    • Companies Warned Over Potentially Dangerous Body-Building Products: FDA
    • Outbreak of Deadly Marburg Virus in Uganda
    • 'Potentially Irreversible' Effects of Climate Change Could Threaten Human Health Worldwide: Report
    • Obese People and Smokers Can't Have Non-Urgent Surgery: U.K. Health Committee

  • Helmets Too Rarely Used in Baseball and Softball
    (31-Oct-2017)

  • Belly Fat Widens Odds of Emergency Surgery Troubles
    (30-Oct-2017)

  • Kids' High Blood Pressure Often Overlooked
    (30-Oct-2017)

  • Keep Halloween Spooky, But Safe
    (30-Oct-2017)

  • Keep Halloween Spooky, But Safe
    (30-Oct-2017)

  • Health Highlights: Oct. 30, 2017
    (30-Oct-2017)
    • FDA May Revoke Health Claim That Soy Helps the Heart
    • Boy Hospitalized After Father's Arrest Prevented Kidney Transplant

  • Keep Halloween Spooky, But Safe
    (30-Oct-2017)

  • Belly Fat Widens Odds of Emergency Surgery Troubles
    (30-Oct-2017)

  • Warming Oceans Could Breed More Damaging Hurricanes
    (29-Oct-2017)
    Larger, more intense storms will likely cost more to recover from, scientists predict

  • Many Food Allergies May Develop in Adulthood
    (27-Oct-2017)

  • Drop Off Your Unused Meds Saturday on 'Take Back Day'
    (27-Oct-2017)

  • Tracking Calories Has Never Been Easier
    (27-Oct-2017)

  • Can Man's Best Friend Chase Away Eczema, Asthma?
    (27-Oct-2017)

  • Health Highlights: Oct. 27, 2017
    (27-Oct-2017)
    • Opioid Company Founder Charged Over Alleged Conspiracy

  • Drop Off Your Unused Meds Saturday on 'Take Back Day'
    (27-Oct-2017)

  • With Severe Flu Season Lurking, Shots a Must
    (27-Oct-2017)

  • Is Successful Heart Surgery All in the Timing?
    (27-Oct-2017)

  • Tiny Opioid Victims: Addicted Moms-to-Be Transmit Hepatitis C
    (26-Oct-2017)

  • There's a New Shingles Vaccine -- Is It for You?
    (26-Oct-2017)

  • Doctor, Please Put Down That Computer
    (26-Oct-2017)

  • Doctor, Please Put Down That Computer
    (26-Oct-2017)

  • Doctor, Please Put Down That Computer
    (26-Oct-2017)

  • Gut Bacteria May Change Rapidly After Severe Injury
    (26-Oct-2017)

  • Gut Bacteria May Change Rapidly After Severe Injury
    (26-Oct-2017)

  • Doctor, Please Put Down That Computer
    (26-Oct-2017)

  • Health Tip: Are Your Pet's Meds Legit?
    (26-Oct-2017)
    They may be counterfeit

  • Health Highlights: Oct. 26, 2017
    (26-Oct-2017)
    • Trump to Declare Opioid Epidemic a National Emergency
    • Opioid OD Antidote Saves Puppy's Life
    • Scientists Edit Building Blocks of Life
    • High Cholesterol Rates Declining in U.S.
    • Pharmacist Found Not Guilty of Murder in U.S. Meningitis Outbreak
    • Expert Panel Recommends New Shingles Vaccine as First-Line Treatment

  • Could Cataract Surgery Lengthen Older Women's Lives?
    (26-Oct-2017)

  • Doctor, Please Put Down That Computer
    (26-Oct-2017)

  • A Drug Company's Gift Might Change How Your Doctor Prescribes
    (25-Oct-2017)
    More expensive brand-name prescriptions come from doctors who received perks, study finds

  • A Boy, Two Magnets -- and a Trip to the ER
    (25-Oct-2017)
    He inserted one in each nostril, with disastrous results

  • Controversial Chemical Can Linger on Your Toothbrush
    (25-Oct-2017)
    Triclosan is still allowed in toothpaste in U.S., but not soaps and wipes

  • Ob/Gyns Warn Against 'Vaginal Seeding' Trend for Newborns
    (25-Oct-2017)
    Transferring microbes from the mom to her infant born via C-section comes with infection risk

  • A Boy, Two Magnets -- and a Trip to the ER
    (25-Oct-2017)
    He inserted one in each nostril, with disastrous results

  • Hockey Study Suggests Injured Kids Sent Back on the Ice Too Soon
    (25-Oct-2017)
    Brain changes persist at least 3 months after kids' concussions, study finds

  • Health Highlights: Oct. 25, 2017
    (25-Oct-2017)
    • Expert Panel Recommends New Shingles Vaccine as First-Line Treatment
    • Rock Pioneer Fats Domino Dead at 89
    • FDA Head Gottlieb Urges More Treatment to Curb Opioid Abuse Epidemic
    • Trump Administration Wants to Limit Review of Toxic Chemicals

  • Controversial Chemical Can Linger on Your Toothbrush
    (25-Oct-2017)
    Triclosan is still allowed in toothpaste in U.S., but not soaps and wipes

  • Are HIV and AIDS Poised for a Comeback?
    (25-Oct-2017)
    Growing resistance to powerful medications cause for concern, review authors say

  • Are HIV and AIDS Poised for a Comeback?
    (25-Oct-2017)
    Growing resistance to powerful medications cause for concern, review authors say

  • Conjoined Twins Separated in Medically, Ethically Complex Surgery
    (25-Oct-2017)
    One child was dependent on her sister and had little chance of survival

  • Many Cancer Patients Skimp on Treatment Due to Cost
    (24-Oct-2017)
    More than one-quarter make choices that could undermine their health, report says

  • Gunshot Sensors Improve Odds for Shooting Victims
    (24-Oct-2017)
    New technology helped police find victims and get them care quickly, study shows

  • Health Tip: Keeping Home-Delivered Food Safe
    (24-Oct-2017)
    Avoiding food-borne illness

  • Californians Tainted by 'Roundup' Herbicide Chemical
    (24-Oct-2017)
    Levels in urine increasing, but health effects remain unclear

  • Does Time of Neurosurgery Matter?
    (24-Oct-2017)
    After-hours operations tied to more complications, study says

  • Can Gun Shows Trigger Gun Violence?
    (24-Oct-2017)
    Study found unregulated ones in Nevada linked to spikes in shootings in California

  • Health Highlights: Oct. 24, 2017
    (24-Oct-2017)
    • New York State Introduces Indoor Ban on E-Cigarettes
    • Iowa Abandons Plan to Withdraw From ACA Marketplace
    • Vegetables Recalled in U.S. and Canada Due to Possible Listeria Contamination
    • Mothers Worldwide Have Similar Responses to Infant Crying: Study
    • Dozens of New Breast Cancer-Linked Gene Mutations Identified

  • Californians Tainted by 'Roundup' Herbicide Chemical
    (24-Oct-2017)
    Levels in urine increasing, but health effects remain unclear

  • Californians Tainted by 'Roundup' Herbicide Chemical
    (24-Oct-2017)
    Levels in urine increasing, but health effects remain unclear

  • Does Time of Neurosurgery Matter?
    (24-Oct-2017)
    After-hours operations tied to more complications, study says

  • Poverty Does No Favors for Health
    (23-Oct-2017)
    The less wealthy are more likely to become disabled or die early, new analysis finds

  • Kids, Don't Touch the Toys at the Doctor's Office
    (23-Oct-2017)
    Pediatricians' group updates infection-prevention guidelines for medical offices

  • Poverty Does No Favors for Health
    (23-Oct-2017)
    The less wealthy are more likely to become disabled or die early, new analysis finds

  • Tighter Rules on Arsenic in Water Saved Lives: Study
    (23-Oct-2017)
    EPA moves likely cut cases of lung and bladder cancer

  • Poverty Does No Favors for Health
    (23-Oct-2017)
    The less wealthy are more likely to become disabled or die early, new analysis finds

  • Kids, Don't Touch the Toys at the Doctor's Office
    (23-Oct-2017)
    Pediatricians' group updates infection-prevention guidelines for medical offices

  • Kids, Don't Touch the Toys at the Doctor's Office
    (23-Oct-2017)
    Pediatricians' group updates infection-prevention guidelines for medical offices

  • Health Highlights: Oct. 23, 2017
    (23-Oct-2017)
    • Dozens of New Breast Cancer-Linked Gene Mutations Identified
    • FDA Warns Maker of Faulty Blood Lead Tests
    • New Shingles Vaccine Approved by FDA
    • Judge Overturns $417 Million Award in Baby Powder/Ovarian Cancer Case
    • Jambalaya Likely Cause of Salmonella Outbreak in Louisiana

  • Heart Disease, Stroke Cutting Black Lives Short
    (23-Oct-2017)
    Life span about three years less than for whites, heart association statement says

  • Ditch the Throw Rugs, Seniors!
    (23-Oct-2017)
    Hip fractures are more likely to follow indoor falls in warm weather, study finds

  • Easy Fix for Post-Op Shivers?
    (23-Oct-2017)
    Acetaminophen during surgery might reduce common complication, study says

  • Incision Length Linked to Pain After Cesarean
    (23-Oct-2017)
    Too short or too long may up discomfort, study suggests

  • Tighter Rules on Arsenic in Water Saved Lives: Study
    (23-Oct-2017)
    EPA moves likely cut cases of lung and bladder cancer

  • Creepy Creatures Can Be Medical Marvels, Too
    (22-Oct-2017)
    How modern medicine uses leeches, snakes, maggots and more to save lives

  • Creepy Creatures Can Be Medical Marvels, Too
    (22-Oct-2017)
    How modern medicine uses leeches, snakes, maggots and more to save lives

  • Drug OD Rate Now Higher in Rural U.S. Than Cities: CDC
    (20-Oct-2017)
    Hardest-hit communities need targeted preventive measures, report suggests

  • Smartphones, Tablets Sabotaging Teens' Sleep
    (20-Oct-2017)
    Study found more adolescents getting less rest because of temptations of technology

  • Smartphones, Tablets Sabotaging Teens' Sleep
    (20-Oct-2017)
    Study found more adolescents getting less rest because of temptations of technology

  • Oral Sex Plus Smoking a Cancer Danger for Men
    (20-Oct-2017)
    Risk of head and neck tumors tied to HPV infection jumps to 15 percent for this group, study finds

  • Smartphones, Tablets Sabotaging Teens' Sleep
    (20-Oct-2017)
    Study found more adolescents getting less rest because of temptations of technology

  • Health Highlights: Oct. 20, 2017
    (20-Oct-2017)
    • FDA Says Hurricanes Hit Medical Device Factories in Puerto Rico
    • Study Challenges Adult-Onset ADHD
    • Cataracts Afflict Children Who Survived West Africa Ebola Epidemic

  • Health Tip: Finding Safe Shoes for the Elderly
    (20-Oct-2017)
    Balance and comfort are key

  • Textured Breast Implants Linked to Rare Cancer
    (20-Oct-2017)
    Researchers say many doctors and patients may be unaware of the risk

  • Most Americans Shouldn't See Big Rise in Obamacare Premiums
    (19-Oct-2017)
    8 in 10 qualify for tax credits that help lower their costs, experts say

  • Most Americans Shouldn't See Big Rise in Obamacare Premiums
    (19-Oct-2017)
    8 in 10 qualify for tax credits that help lower their costs, experts say

  • Most Americans Shouldn't See Big Rise in Obamacare Premiums
    (19-Oct-2017)
    8 in 10 qualify for tax credits that help lower their costs, experts say

  • Lying Down After an Epidural: A Smart Idea?
    (19-Oct-2017)
    Study found it increased chances of having a normal delivery

  • Health Tip: Don't Spread Infectious Disease
    (19-Oct-2017)
    Minimize the risk during organized sports

  • Is a Dangerous Bird Flu on the Horizon?
    (19-Oct-2017)
    H7N9 is still confined to China, but new research suggests potential for wider transmission

  • Does Your Dog 'Talk' to You?
    (19-Oct-2017)
    Study may advance what's known about canine-human communication

  • Health Highlights: Oct. 19, 2017
    (19-Oct-2017)
    • Ash From California Wildfires a Potential Health Threat
    • Lawsuits Target Diet Soda Marketing

  • Does Your Dog 'Talk' to You?
    (19-Oct-2017)
    Study may advance what's known about canine-human communication

  • State Laws Help Reduce Concussions in Youth Sports
    (19-Oct-2017)
    Study finds more students are reporting symptoms, preventing recurring injuries

  • 3 Million Americans Say They Carry Handguns Every Day
    (19-Oct-2017)
    And many keep them concealed, review finds

  • State Laws Help Reduce Concussions in Youth Sports
    (19-Oct-2017)
    Study finds more students are reporting symptoms, preventing recurring injuries

  • People Deemed Better Looking, Better Off After a Nose Job
    (19-Oct-2017)
    But the study only included patients who achieved 'ideal' results

  • More Young Kids Spending Lots of Time on Phones, Tablets
    (19-Oct-2017)
    Survey finds big jump over past 6 years in media availability, use for youngest Americans

  • Skip Opioid Treatment for Migraine in the ER
    (18-Oct-2017)
    Non-narcotic drug far more effective in new study

  • Firefighters Exposed to Carcinogens Through the Skin
    (18-Oct-2017)
    Immediate decontamination might help reduce harms of contact with hazardous chemicals, study suggests

  • Skip Opioid Treatment for Migraine in the ER
    (18-Oct-2017)
    Non-narcotic drug far more effective in new study

  • Arthritis Can Strike Children
    (18-Oct-2017)
    In these young patients, joint inflammation caused by overactive immune system

  • The Value of Unplugging
    (18-Oct-2017)
    Yes, this means turning off your devices!

  • Health Highlights: Oct. 18, 2017
    (18-Oct-2017)
    • New National Cancer Institute Director Sworn In
    • Five Types of Phthalates Banned From Children's Products
    • Calorie-Counting App Pulled by Google
    • Talcum Powder/Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit Award Overturned
    • U.S. Fatal ODs in 2016 Outnumbered Americans Killed in Vietnam War

  • 2 Million Americans May Have Arsenic in Their Well Water
    (18-Oct-2017)
    Naturally occurring element can raise risk of cancers, other health problems

  • HPV Vaccine Safe for Adult Women: Study
    (18-Oct-2017)
    Analysis of millions of recipients finds no link to 44 different illnesses

  • 2 Million Americans May Have Arsenic in Their Well Water
    (18-Oct-2017)
    Naturally occurring element can raise risk of cancers, other health problems

  • 2 Million Americans May Have Arsenic in Their Well Water
    (18-Oct-2017)
    Naturally occurring element can raise risk of cancers, other health problems

  • Bipartisan Deal Could Give Temporary Protection to Obamacare
    (17-Oct-2017)
    Would cover cost of subsidies to insurers for 2 years, but passage in Congress uncertain

  • Could 'AI' Become a Partner in Breast Cancer Care?
    (17-Oct-2017)
    Artificial intelligence technology predicted 97 percent of malignancies in study

  • Bipartisan Deal Could Give Temporary Protection to Obamacare
    (17-Oct-2017)
    Would cover cost of subsidies to insurers for 2 years, but passage in Congress uncertain

  • Be Wary of Shopping for Pet Meds Online
    (17-Oct-2017)
    To be 'purrfectly' safe, check with your vet first, suggests FDA

  • Be Wary of Shopping for Pet Meds Online
    (17-Oct-2017)
    To be 'purrfectly' safe, check with your vet first, suggests FDA

  • Health Highlights: Oct. 17, 2017
    (17-Oct-2017)
    • Air Pollution Exposure in Womb May Shorten Lives: Study
    • Senator Wants Law Changed After 60 Minutes Story on Opioid Crisis

  • Diabetes Pill Might Replace Injection to Control Blood Sugar
    (17-Oct-2017)
    Global study shows blood glucose levels dropped significantly, and low rates of low blood sugar

  • Weight-Loss Surgery May Curb Risk for Certain Cancers
    (17-Oct-2017)
    Endometrial and breast tumors were less likely among obese women who had the procedure

  • With Skin Cancer Surgery, Insurance Matters
    (16-Oct-2017)
    Wait could be more than 6 weeks longer than those with private insurance, study says

  • When Should You Rush Your Toddler to the ER?
    (16-Oct-2017)
    For choking or possible poisoning, poll finds many parents need an emergency refresher course

  • Homicides Devastate Black Communities, But Prevention Gets Little Funding
    (16-Oct-2017)
    Discrepancy hurts black Americans more than whites, researchers say

  • When Should You Rush Your Toddler to the ER?
    (16-Oct-2017)
    For choking or possible poisoning, poll finds many parents need an emergency refresher course

  • Health Highlights: Oct. 16, 2017
    (16-Oct-2017)
    • State of Emergency Declared in California Over Hepatitis A Outbreak
    • Possible Leptospirosis Deaths Being Investigated in Puerto Rico

  • Study Looks at Health of Hispanic-American Families
    (16-Oct-2017)
    Discord more likely in second-generation families than recent immigrants, study finds

  • Homicides Devastate Black Communities, But Prevention Gets Little Funding
    (16-Oct-2017)
    Discrepancy hurts black Americans more than whites, researchers say

  • Breast Cancer More Lethal for Blacks Than Whites
    (16-Oct-2017)
    Higher death rate is largely due to insurance issues, but tumor types sometimes play a role, study finds

  • Homicides Devastate Black Communities, But Prevention Gets Little Funding
    (16-Oct-2017)
    Discrepancy hurts black Americans more than whites, researchers say

  • Trouble With #2? One Simple Step May Help
    (16-Oct-2017)
    Small footstool changes angle while on toilet, improving bowel movements

  • Good Lifestyle Choices Add Years to Your Life
    (13-Oct-2017)
    Certain behaviors, many associated with various genes, were linked to longevity in large study

  • Nearly 4 in 10 U.S. Adults Now Obese
    (13-Oct-2017)
    CDC stats show growing epidemic that means more illness and health care costs, health experts say

  • Around the World, Too Little Relief for Pain
    (13-Oct-2017)
    High drug costs in low-income countries are to blame, says new report

  • Need Cancer Screening? Where You Work Matters
    (13-Oct-2017)
    Americans employed in smaller businesses often lack insurance coverage, study finds

  • Trump Says He'll Cut Federal Subsidies for Obamacare
    (13-Oct-2017)
    Move could cripple the program, follows a similar executive order signed Thursday

  • Trump Says He'll Cut Federal Subsidies for Obamacare
    (13-Oct-2017)
    Move could cripple the program, follows a similar executive order signed Thursday

  • Health Tip: Recognizing Sepsis
    (13-Oct-2017)
    The body's severe reaction to infection

  • Texting Smarts for Adults and Kids
    (13-Oct-2017)
    Cellphone safety when you're on the move

  • Health Highlights: Oct. 13, 2017
    (13-Oct-2017)
    • Possible Leptospirosis Deaths Being Investigated in Puerto Rico

  • Black Children Missing Out on Eczema Treatment
    (13-Oct-2017)
    But study finds they tend to have more severe cases of the skin condition than white children

  • Black Women Face Double the Risk of Pregnancy-Related Heart Failure
    (13-Oct-2017)
    But researchers don't know what's driving these racial differences yet

  • Texting Smarts for Adults and Kids
    (13-Oct-2017)
    Cellphone safety when you're on the move

  • More Women Choose Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy
    (13-Oct-2017)
    Report highlights dramatic increase, notable trends

  • Scientists Spot Genes Behind Skin Color
    (12-Oct-2017)
    Study looked at varying populations across Africa

  • Trump Signs Executive Order That Could Undermine Obamacare
    (12-Oct-2017)
    Move allows younger, healthier workers to find cheaper-but-skimpier plans elsewhere, experts say

  • Health Tip: Food Safety for People With Cancer
    (12-Oct-2017)
    Here's what you can do

  • Trump Signs Executive Order That Could Undermine Obamacare
    (12-Oct-2017)
    Move allows younger, healthier workers to find cheaper-but-skimpier plans elsewhere, experts say

  • Health Highlights: Oct. 12, 2017
    (12-Oct-2017)
    • Plague May Have Spread From Madagascar to Seychelles

  • Scientists Spot Genes Behind Skin Color
    (12-Oct-2017)
    Study looked at varying populations across Africa

  • Your Robot Masseuse Will See You Now
    (12-Oct-2017)
    Device developers say it offers professional quality and cost savings

  • Are Women Surgeons Better Than Men?
    (11-Oct-2017)
    Actually, there's little difference in patient outcomes, study finds

  • What Are Today's Americans Afraid Of?
    (11-Oct-2017)
    Many more worried about environmental dangers since last Presidential election

  • 3 Factors That Could Raise Your Risk of Bloodstream Infection
    (11-Oct-2017)
    Obesity appears to be the biggest threat

  • Health Highlights: Oct. 11, 2017
    (11-Oct-2017)
    • Medical Coalition Slams Trump Administration's Move to Repeal Clean Power Plan
    • Health Care Coverage Raised During First Lady's Visit to Addiction Recovery Center

  • America's 'Beautiful People' Are Changing
    (11-Oct-2017)
    Icons of attractiveness are more diverse, older now than in decades past

  • 'Heat-Not-Burn Cigarettes' Aiming for U.S. Market
    (11-Oct-2017)
    Researchers caution that potential health concerns remain largely unknown

  • Two Ebola Vaccines Spur Lasting Immune Response
    (11-Oct-2017)
    Study confirms the effectiveness of one in particular

  • What Are Today's Americans Afraid Of?
    (11-Oct-2017)
    Many more worried about environmental dangers since last Presidential election

  • Are Women Surgeons Better Than Men?
    (11-Oct-2017)
    Actually, there's little difference in patient outcomes, study finds

  • 'Heat-Not-Burn Cigarettes' Aiming for U.S. Market
    (11-Oct-2017)
    Researchers caution that potential health concerns remain largely unknown

  • Start Skin Cancer Prevention Early, Health Experts Say
    (10-Oct-2017)
    New proposal urges doctors to begin talking to parents when fair-skinned children are 6 months old

  • Where There's Type 1 Diabetes, Celiac Disease May Follow
    (10-Oct-2017)
    Screening for early signs of both conditions should be done at birth, study suggests

  • Be 'Mindful' of the Hype
    (10-Oct-2017)
    Scientists call for rigorous research to back up mindfulness marketing claims

  • Health Highlights: Oct. 10, 2017
    (10-Oct-2017)
    • FDA Panel Considers Gene Therapy for Hereditary Eye Disease
    • Florida Nursing Home Death Toll Rises to 14
    • California Reduces Penalty for Intentional Exposure to HIV

  • Stress Can Blind You to Danger
    (10-Oct-2017)

  • Fertility Tests May Not Be Best Gauge of Your Biological Clock
    (10-Oct-2017)
    Doctors say age remains a better indicator of a woman's 'reproductive potential'

  • Are You an 'Anti-Vaxxer'? Your Friends Are on Twitter
    (09-Oct-2017)
    Social media is a place where they vent, support each other's views, study finds

  • Double Mastectomy May Mean a Hit to the Paycheck
    (09-Oct-2017)
    Aggressive surgery for breast cancer might cause women to miss over a month of work

  • Penicillin Misconceptions May Raise Post-Op Infection Risk
    (09-Oct-2017)
    Many patients wrongly report a drug allergy, leading doctors to use inferior meds, study finds

  • Are You an 'Anti-Vaxxer'? Your Friends Are on Twitter
    (09-Oct-2017)
    Social media is a place where they vent, support each other's views, study finds

  • Are You an 'Anti-Vaxxer'? Your Friends Are on Twitter
    (09-Oct-2017)
    Social media is a place where they vent, support each other's views, study finds

  • Health Highlights: Oct. 9, 2017
    (09-Oct-2017)
    • Trump Administration Cans Clean Power Plan
    • FDA OKs Implanted Device Against a Form of Sleep Apnea<

  • Health Tip: Suggestions for a Healthy Halloween
    (09-Oct-2017)
    Keep your kids safer

  • Double Mastectomy May Mean a Hit to the Paycheck
    (09-Oct-2017)
    Aggressive surgery for breast cancer might cause women to miss over a month of work

  • Penicillin Misconceptions May Raise Post-Op Infection Risk
    (09-Oct-2017)
    Many patients wrongly report a drug allergy, leading doctors to use inferior meds, study finds

  • Flu Shot Key for People With Diabetes
    (08-Oct-2017)
    Infection makes it harder to manage diabetes, increases risk of complications, health experts say

  • Suicide Up in U.S., Rural America Hit Hardest
    (06-Oct-2017)
    Men, working-age adults most at risk, CDC reports

  • Today's Middle-Age Americans in Worse Health Than Prior Generations
    (06-Oct-2017)
    50-somethings will face more challenges as retirement nears, study suggests

  • One Type of Dementia Is Especially Costly
    (06-Oct-2017)
    Annual bills for this early onset disease twice as high as for Alzheimer's, study says

  • Docs May Have Trick Up Their Sleeves Fighting Germs
    (06-Oct-2017)
    White coats with shorter sleeves may be more sanitary, study finds

  • White House to Roll Back Birth Control Mandate in Employers' Health Care Plans
    (06-Oct-2017)
    Expected move could affect access to contraception for millions of women

  • Childhood 'Growth' Tests Not Always Necessary
    (06-Oct-2017)
    There's wide range of 'normal' growth and development for kids, pediatricians group says

  • Docs May Have Trick Up Their Sleeves Fighting Germs
    (06-Oct-2017)
    White coats with shorter sleeves may be more sanitary, study finds

  • Docs May Have Trick Up Their Sleeves Fighting Germs
    (06-Oct-2017)
    White coats with shorter sleeves may be more sanitary, study finds

  • Docs May Have Trick Up Their Sleeves Fighting Germs
    (06-Oct-2017)
    White coats with shorter sleeves may be more sanitary, study finds

  • Hundreds Hospitalized in San Diego as Hepatitis A Outbreak Spreads
    (06-Oct-2017)
    Drug users, the homeless most affected; county has launched vaccination effort

  • FDA Approves Test to Screen Donated Blood for Zika
    (06-Oct-2017)
    Though the virus is mainly spread by mosquitoes, it can be transmitted through blood transfusions

  • Health Highlights: Oct. 6, 2017
    (06-Oct-2017)
    • Cigna Says No to OxyContin

  • Suicide Up in U.S., Rural America Hit Hardest
    (06-Oct-2017)
    Men, working-age adults most at risk, CDC reports

  • Does a Drug's High Price Tag Cause Its Own Side Effects?
    (05-Oct-2017)
    Treatment-related worries might make you feel sick

  • Gene Therapy May Be Breakthrough for Boys With 'Lorenzo's Oil' Disease
    (05-Oct-2017)
    In study, treatment put brakes on the deadly neurological illness in most patients for 2 years

  • Helping Preemies Avoid Unnecessary Antibiotics
    (05-Oct-2017)
    3 factors predicted when infant was at low risk of serious infection called sepsis

  • Scientists Learn How Flu Virus Changes So Quickly
    (05-Oct-2017)
    Interrupting that process could lead to better ways to treat or prevent flu

  • Helping Preemies Avoid Unnecessary Antibiotics
    (05-Oct-2017)
    3 factors predicted when infant was at low risk of serious infection called sepsis

  • Health Tip: Preparing For Your Doctor's Appointment
    (05-Oct-2017)
    Suggestions to make the visit more productive

  • Limiting 'Cold Time' Could Make More Organs Available for Transplant
    (05-Oct-2017)
    Up to 12 hours seems to be OK, study suggests

  • Limiting 'Cold Time' Could Make More Organs Available for Transplant
    (05-Oct-2017)
    Up to 12 hours seems to be OK, study suggests

  • Health Highlights: Oct. 5, 2017
    (05-Oct-2017)
    • Congressional Lawmakers Battle Over Insurance Program for Children
    • Michigan Woman Gets Jail Time for Refusing to Vaccinate Son

  • Scientists Learn How Flu Virus Changes So Quickly
    (05-Oct-2017)
    Interrupting that process could lead to better ways to treat or prevent flu

  • Rare Tumor May Point the Way to Diabetes Treatment
    (05-Oct-2017)
    Insulinomas provide genetic maps for making insulin, researchers say

  • Like Your Skin, Your Hair? Thank Your Neanderthal Ancestors
    (05-Oct-2017)
    Scientists say DNA from long-extinct species plays role in humans today

  • Gene Therapy May Be Breakthrough for Boys With 'Lorenzo's Oil' Disease
    (05-Oct-2017)
    In study, treatment put brakes on the deadly neurological illness in most patients for 2 years

  • Is Your Car's Technology Driving You to Distraction?
    (05-Oct-2017)
    Dashboard 'infotainment' systems can keep attention off the road for 40 seconds

  • Limiting 'Cold Time' Could Make More Organs Available for Transplant
    (05-Oct-2017)
    Up to 12 hours seems to be OK, study suggests

  • Working Night Shifts May Widen Your Waistline
    (04-Oct-2017)
    Disturbing normal sleep patterns is the main culprit, nutritionists say

  • The Unexpected Faces of the Uninsured
    (04-Oct-2017)
    Study finds nearly 40 percent of those without coverage live in the suburbs

  • The Unexpected Faces of the Uninsured
    (04-Oct-2017)
    Study finds nearly 40 percent of those without coverage live in the suburbs

  • Coming Soon: A Faster Test for Antibiotics Against UTIs?
    (04-Oct-2017)
    In the future, identifying which drug works best might take minutes rather than days, research suggests

  • Antibody Injections in Pregnancy Might Shield Fetus From Zika
    (04-Oct-2017)
    But experimental treatment only tested in monkeys so far, researchers say

  • Health Highlights: Oct. 4, 2017
    (04-Oct-2017)
    • House Passes Near-Total Ban on Abortion After 20 Weeks of Pregnancy
    • Tobacco Companies to Issue New Statements Acknowledging Health Risks of Smoking
    • ACLU Sues Over Government Limits on Access to 'Abortion Pill'

  • Coming Soon: A Faster Test for Antibiotics Against UTIs?
    (04-Oct-2017)
    In the future, identifying which drug works best might take minutes rather than days, research suggests

  • Antibody Injections in Pregnancy Might Shield Fetus From Zika
    (04-Oct-2017)
    But experimental treatment only tested in monkeys so far, researchers say

  • Puppy Poop Infections Now Affecting 55 People in 12 States
    (03-Oct-2017)
    CDC says Campylobacter bacteria can be transmitted by handling dogs

  • Apologies Go a Long Way When Medical Errors Occur
    (03-Oct-2017)
    Study found chances of lawsuits, large payouts weren't higher when hospitals took responsibility for error

  • Same Pregnancy Meds Can Cost $200 -- or $11,000
    (03-Oct-2017)
    'Uncontrollable drug prices' play a major role in U.S. health-care crisis, researcher says

  • Americans' Health Woes May Have Swayed 2016 Presidential Election
    (03-Oct-2017)
    Rural counties with fewer doctors and high teen birth rates shifted to Trump, study shows

  • Americans' Health Woes May Have Swayed 2016 Presidential Election
    (03-Oct-2017)
    Rural counties with fewer doctors and high teen birth rates shifted to Trump, study shows

  • Apologies Go a Long Way When Medical Errors Occur
    (03-Oct-2017)
    Study found chances of lawsuits, large payouts weren't higher when hospitals took responsibility for error

  • Puppy Poop Infections Now Affecting 55 People in 12 States
    (03-Oct-2017)
    CDC says Campylobacter bacteria can be transmitted by handling dogs

  • Measles Making a Comeback in the United States
    (03-Oct-2017)
    Though the rate remains low, study shows it doubled between 2001 and 2015

  • Puppy Poop Infections Now Affecting 55 People in 12 States
    (03-Oct-2017)
    CDC says Campylobacter bacteria can be transmitted by handling dogs

  • Americans' Health Woes May Have Swayed 2016 Presidential Election
    (03-Oct-2017)
    Rural counties with fewer doctors and high teen birth rates shifted to Trump, study shows

  • Puppy Poop Infections Now Affecting 55 People in 12 States
    (03-Oct-2017)
    CDC says Campylobacter bacteria can be transmitted by handling dogs

  • Health Highlights: Oct. 3, 2017
    (03-Oct-2017)
    • Rock Legend Tom Petty Dies at 66
    • U.S. Scientists Awarded Nobel Prize for 'Body Clock' Work

  • Breast Cancer's Decline May Have Saved 322,000 Lives
    (03-Oct-2017)
    But advances in care may not have helped black women as much as whites, report finds

  • Americans' Health Woes May Have Swayed 2016 Presidential Election
    (03-Oct-2017)
    Rural counties with fewer doctors and high teen birth rates shifted to Trump, study shows

  • 1 in 5 Have Been Hit By a Medical Error, Survey Shows
    (03-Oct-2017)
    Just half reported the mistake to their provider

  • Americans' Health Woes May Have Swayed 2016 Presidential Election
    (03-Oct-2017)
    Rural counties with fewer doctors and high teen birth rates shifted to Trump, study shows

  • Abortion Access Varies Widely Across U.S.
    (03-Oct-2017)
    Distances of 100 miles or more common for women in rural counties, study finds

  • Online Game Could Boost Family Fitness
    (02-Oct-2017)
    But more research needed because study participants were all white, and wealthier than most Americans

  • U.S. Gun Injuries Nearing $3 Billion in ER, Hospital Costs
    (02-Oct-2017)
    Nine out of 10 injured were male, study reports

  • Does Healthy Skin Around Suspicious Moles Need Removal?
    (02-Oct-2017)
    Goal is to only perform one procedure, skin cancer specialist says

  • Teens Mixed Up With the Law May Fall Through Medicaid Cracks
    (02-Oct-2017)
    Fewer important primary care appointments, more ER visits, study finds

  • Patients' E-Records Still Not Widely Available
    (02-Oct-2017)
    Survey of hospitals finds most doctors don't have access to outside health records

  • U.S. Gun Injuries Nearing $3 Billion in ER, Hospital Costs
    (02-Oct-2017)
    Nine out of 10 injured were male, study reports

  • Heroin Taking Bigger Share of U.S. Opioid ODs
    (02-Oct-2017)
    Hospital discharges tied to the illicit drug are rising as those from prescription painkillers fall

  • U.S. Gun Injuries Nearing $3 Billion in ER, Hospital Costs
    (02-Oct-2017)
    Nine out of 10 injured were male, study reports

  • Online Game Could Boost Family Fitness
    (02-Oct-2017)
    But more research needed because study participants were all white, and wealthier than most Americans

  • Health Highlights: Oct. 2, 2017
    (02-Oct-2017)
    • U.S. Scientists Awarded Nobel Prize for 'Body Clock' Work
    • Trump's Health Secretary Resigns Over Travel Controversy

  • Rapid Test for Meth Abuse May Be Near
    (02-Oct-2017)

  • Does Healthy Skin Around Suspicious Moles Need Removal?
    (02-Oct-2017)
    Goal is to only perform one procedure, skin cancer specialist says

  • Patients' E-Records Still Not Widely Available
    (02-Oct-2017)
    Survey of hospitals finds most doctors don't have access to outside health records

  • Overuse Injuries Don't Impact Young Football Players
    (01-Oct-2017)
    Data on youth and high school competitors show minimal amounts

  • Risk Assessments Can Help Prevent Falls
    (30-Sep-2017)
    Geriatrics specialist offers tips to avoid injuries

  • Respiratory Disease Death Rates Have Soared
    (29-Sep-2017)
    More than 3.9 million Americans died from COPD over last 35 years, new data shows

  • Your Sociability May Hinge on 'Love Hormone'
    (29-Sep-2017)
    Oxytocin confers evolutionary advantages, study finds

  • Dialysis Patients Often End Up Back in the Hospital
    (29-Sep-2017)
    But the readmission is usually for a different problem, study finds

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Sports Injuries
    (29-Sep-2017)
    Suggestions for staying fit

  • Study Questions Practice of Placenta Eating by New Moms
    (29-Sep-2017)
    It may be potentially dangerous, researchers say

  • Carbon Monoxide a Potential Threat From Gas-Powered Generators
    (29-Sep-2017)
    Don't use these devices in your home, garage or any enclosed space

  • Health Highlights: Sept. 29, 2017
    (29-Sep-2017)
    • Trump's Health Secretary Resigns Over Travel Controversy
    • Makers of Quick-Release Opioid Painkillers Must Provide Doctor Training: FDA
    • Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus Has Breast Cancer

  • Carbon Monoxide a Potential Threat From Gas-Powered Generators
    (29-Sep-2017)
    Don't use these devices in your home, garage or any enclosed space

  • Carbon Monoxide a Potential Threat From Gas-Powered Generators
    (29-Sep-2017)
    Don't use these devices in your home, garage or any enclosed space

  • It's Time to Get Your Flu Shot Again
    (28-Sep-2017)
    U.S. health officials say this season could be a tough one

  • Whooping Cough Shot Works, But Many Moms-to-Be Skip It: CDC
    (28-Sep-2017)
    Timely vaccination can prevent three-quarters of cases in newborns

  • Whooping Cough Shot Works, But Many Moms-to-Be Skip It: CDC
    (28-Sep-2017)
    Timely vaccination can prevent three-quarters of cases in newborns

  • Genetic Tweaks in Mosquitoes Might Curb Malaria Transmission
    (28-Sep-2017)
    New methods could be used along with older control techniques, such as bed netting

  • How Zika Virus Went From Mild to Devastating
    (28-Sep-2017)
    Mouse study suggests one genetic mutation in 2013 unleashed its ability to attack developing fetal brains

  • Whooping Cough Shot Works, But Many Moms-to-Be Skip It: CDC
    (28-Sep-2017)
    Timely vaccination can prevent three-quarters of cases in newborns

  • Health Highlights: Sept. 28, 2017
    (28-Sep-2017)
    • Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus Has Breast Cancer
    • Hugh Hefner Dead at 91
    • Trump 'Not Happy' With Health Secretary Price

  • FDA Approves New Continuous Glucose Monitor for Diabetes
    (28-Sep-2017)
    Device eliminates need to prick finger to measure blood sugar levels

  • Post-Op Opioids: How Much Is Enough?
    (27-Sep-2017)
    Certain surgeries require longer prescriptions, researchers say

  • Is Older Blood OK to Use in a Transfusion?
    (27-Sep-2017)
    Ability to use less fresh blood could help ease shortages

  • Is Older Blood OK to Use in a Transfusion?
    (27-Sep-2017)
    Ability to use less fresh blood could help ease shortages

  • Choosing a Great Family Dog
    (27-Sep-2017)
    Here's how to find the right fit for a four-legged addition

  • Health Highlights: Sept. 27, 2017
    (27-Sep-2017)
    • Sharp Rises Seen in Long-Term Care Costs
    • Major U.S. Study Will Examine Precision Medicine

  • Radiation and Chemotherapy Together Boost Lung Cancer Survival
    (27-Sep-2017)
    About one-third of stage 3 patients alive after 5 years, a development called promising by oncologists

  • Rapid, Easy Zika Test Developed
    (27-Sep-2017)
    Dipstick strip can diagnose the difference between Zika and dengue fever in a critical time frame

  • Is Older Blood OK to Use in a Transfusion?
    (27-Sep-2017)
    Ability to use less fresh blood could help ease shortages

  • Post-Op Opioids: How Much Is Enough?
    (27-Sep-2017)
    Certain surgeries require longer prescriptions, researchers say

  • CDC Launches Opioid Campaign in Hard-Hit States
    (26-Sep-2017)
    'It only takes a little to lose a lot' is slogan for the multi-pronged media effort

  • STDs Hit All-Time High in U.S.
    (26-Sep-2017)
    Annual report shows more than 2 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis reported in 2016

  • U.S. Pays a Hefty Price for Obesity
    (26-Sep-2017)
    Lifetime costs add up for diseases, lost productivity, study finds

  • ERs Prescribing Opioids at Lower Doses, Shorter Durations
    (26-Sep-2017)
    Patients who receive these prescriptions are less likely to progress to long-term use, study shows

  • ERs Prescribing Opioids at Lower Doses, Shorter Durations
    (26-Sep-2017)
    Patients who receive these prescriptions are less likely to progress to long-term use, study shows

  • Another GOP Senator Says No to Latest Obamacare Repeal Effort
    (26-Sep-2017)
    Susan Collins, of Maine, may have delivered final blow to proposed legislation

  • Republicans Abandon Health Reform Bill
    (26-Sep-2017)
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pulls latest version due to lack of votes

  • ERs Prescribing Opioids at Lower Doses, Shorter Durations
    (26-Sep-2017)
    Patients who receive these prescriptions are less likely to progress to long-term use, study shows

  • Don't Let Your Kids Get Sidelined With Sports-Related Infections
    (26-Sep-2017)
    Good hygiene can tackle most locker room germs, pediatricians say

  • Don't Let Your Kids Get Sidelined With Sports-Related Infections
    (26-Sep-2017)
    Good hygiene can tackle most locker room germs, pediatricians say

  • 20 Percent of U.S. Teens May Have Had a Concussion
    (26-Sep-2017)
    Contact sports is a leading reason why, study contends

  • Health Highlights: Sept. 26, 2017
    (26-Sep-2017)
    • Major U.S. Study Will Examine Precision Medicine
    • Sleep Deprivation a Serious Threat to Health: Expert

  • Food Stamp Benefits May Lower Health Care Costs
    (25-Sep-2017)
    U.S. program linked to medical savings of $1,400 per year for participants, study suggests

  • Food Stamp Benefits May Lower Health Care Costs
    (25-Sep-2017)
    U.S. program linked to medical savings of $1,400 per year for participants, study suggests

  • Food Stamp Benefits May Lower Health Care Costs
    (25-Sep-2017)
    U.S. program linked to medical savings of $1,400 per year for participants, study suggests

  • Health Highlights: Sept. 25, 2017
    (25-Sep-2017)
    • Major U.S. Study Will Examine Precision Medicine
    • Sleep Deprivation a Serious Threat to Health: Expert

  • Mexican-Americans at Higher Risk for Liver Cancer
    (25-Sep-2017)
    They have more risk factors than Mexicans born and living in that country, researchers report

  • Blacks, Elderly Missing From U.S. Cancer Clinical Trials
    (25-Sep-2017)
    Women are also underrepresented, researchers find

  • Cancer Distress May Lead to Missed Appointments
    (25-Sep-2017)
    Doctors should consider patient's mental well-being, researcher says

  • Breast Cancer Radiation 'Less Scary' Than Thought
    (25-Sep-2017)
    Majority of patients report more tolerable experience than they expected

  • How Would Your Family Weather a Disaster?
    (23-Sep-2017)
    Failure to plan is the number one mistake

  • How Would Your Family Weather a Disaster?
    (23-Sep-2017)
    Failure to plan is the number one mistake

  • McCain Says No to Latest Effort to Replace Obamacare
    (22-Sep-2017)
    The bill, which would give states more flexibility in health care spending, is now in jeopardy

  • Lady Gaga's Fibromyalgia Puts Illness in the Spotlight
    (22-Sep-2017)
    Daily struggle with chronic pain, disability defines patients' lives, experts say

  • Survey: 9 of 10 Americans Take Cancer Prevention Steps
    (22-Sep-2017)

  • McCain Says No to Latest Effort to Replace Obamacare
    (22-Sep-2017)
    The bill, which would give states more flexibility in health care spending, is now in jeopardy

  • Body Gestures Aid Conversation
    (22-Sep-2017)
    Study found responses, answers came more quickly with nonverbal cues

  • Health Highlights: Sept. 22, 2017
    (22-Sep-2017)
    • Former NFL Player Aaron Hernandez Had Severe Brain Disease
    • HIV Antibody Shows Promise
    • CVS to Restrict Opioid Painkiller Prescription Amounts
    • Botulism Fears Spur Recall of Death Wish Nitro Cold Brew
    • More Fetal Deaths, Fewer Pregnancies When Flint Had High Lead Levels in Drinking Water: Study

  • Survey: 9 of 10 Americans Take Cancer Prevention Steps
    (22-Sep-2017)

  • Coming Soon: Glaucoma Self-Care, From Home?
    (22-Sep-2017)
    Study finds many patients can manage self-testing, but one doctor questions its value

  • Premature Births Cost Health Plans Billions
    (21-Sep-2017)
    Employer-based insurance forked over the money for special care, treatment of birth defects, study says

  • Could Pests, Dust Lower Kids' Odds for Asthma?
    (21-Sep-2017)
    Inner-city study found early exposure to cockroaches and mice droppings seemed protective

  • When a Cold or Flu Strikes a Family Member
    (21-Sep-2017)
    How to keep everyone else healthy

  • When a Cold or Flu Strikes a Family Member
    (21-Sep-2017)
    How to keep everyone else healthy

  • Sound the Mosquito Alarm, Across the USA
    (21-Sep-2017)
    Study finds two disease-carrying species could thrive in three-quarters of the country

  • Frequent Blood Donations Safe for Some, But Not All
    (21-Sep-2017)
    In certain donors, iron deficiency might need to be addressed long term, study finds

  • Health Tip: Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
    (21-Sep-2017)
    Keep your family safer

  • Health Highlights: Sept. 21, 2017
    (21-Sep-2017)
    • Botulism Fears Spur Recall of Death Wish Nitro Cold Brew
    • More Fetal Deaths, Fewer Pregnancies When Flint Had High Lead Levels in Drinking Water: Study
    • State Agency Closes Florida Nursing Home Where 8 Residents Died
    • Ivanka Trump Says She Suffered Postpartum Depression

  • Could Pests, Dust Lower Kids' Odds for Asthma?
    (21-Sep-2017)
    Inner-city study found early exposure to cockroaches and mice droppings seemed protective

  • Health Tip: Stair Safety For Older People
    (21-Sep-2017)
    Suggestions to help prevent falls

  • Health Tip: Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
    (21-Sep-2017)
    Keep your family safer

  • Could Pests, Dust Lower Kids' Odds for Asthma?
    (21-Sep-2017)
    Inner-city study found early exposure to cockroaches and mice droppings seemed protective

  • Frequent Blood Donations Safe for Some, But Not All
    (21-Sep-2017)
    In certain donors, iron deficiency might need to be addressed long term, study finds

  • One Weight-Loss Surgery Shows Lasting Results
    (21-Sep-2017)
    Patients 77 pounds slimmer on average 12 years after gastric bypass, study finds

  • Opioid ODs Have Cut Into U.S. Life Expectancy: CDC
    (20-Sep-2017)
    Doctors must start treating addiction, expert says

  • You Won't Believe What Lived Inside This Boy's Eye
    (20-Sep-2017)
    Creature's residence ended up costing 17-year-old his sight

  • Health Highlights: Sept. 20, 2017
    (20-Sep-2017)
    • FDA OKs Endoscope That's Easier to Clean, Cutting Risk of Infection
    • San Francisco's Health Warnings on Sodas Blocked by Appeals Court
    • Hepatitis A Outbreak Declared in Los Angeles County
    • Governors Urge Bipartisan Approach to Health Care Reform
    • Too Few New Antibiotics in Development: WHO

  • Gun Surrender Laws Help Women Threatened by Domestic Violence
    (20-Sep-2017)
    Fewer are killed in states that mandate that firearms be removed when restraining orders filed

  • Weight-Loss Surgery May Leave Some Anemic
    (20-Sep-2017)
    It's a common problem, but one easily solved with long-term follow-up

  • Drone Sets New Record for Transporting Blood Samples
    (20-Sep-2017)
    It could soon become the best delivery system in remote areas, researcher says

  • 9 of 10 Docs Unprepared to Prescribe Marijuana
    (19-Sep-2017)
    The burgeoning practice isn't discussed in medical schools, research shows

  • Gun Injuries Add Millions of Dollars to Hospital Costs
    (19-Sep-2017)
    Younger, minority Americans are most often affected, research shows

  • Doctors Eye the Danger From 'Nerf' Guns
    (19-Sep-2017)
    'Bullets' bought online may be contributing to ocular injuries

  • This Mistake Can Cost Athletes' Lives in Cardiac Arrest
    (19-Sep-2017)
    Bystanders often get distracted by a non-life-threatening issue, research shows

  • Heath Tip: 10 Mistakes People Make in Food Preparation
    (19-Sep-2017)
    Practices to avoid

  • Gun Injuries Add Millions of Dollars to Hospital Costs
    (19-Sep-2017)
    Younger, minority Americans are most often affected, research shows

  • Exercise May Stem Kidney Damage in Lupus Patients
    (19-Sep-2017)
    But stress may trigger the reverse, researchers report

  • Gun Injuries Add Millions of Dollars to Hospital Costs
    (19-Sep-2017)
    Younger, minority Americans are most often affected, research shows

  • Doctors Eye the Danger From 'Nerf' Guns
    (19-Sep-2017)
    'Bullets' bought online may be contributing to ocular injuries

  • Caring for a Sick Pet Can Really Drain You
    (19-Sep-2017)
    Emotional burden is steep, study shows, but vets can help owners cope

  • Health Highlights: Sept. 19, 2017
    (19-Sep-2017)
    • Lady Gaga Postpones European Tour Due to Fibromyalgia
    • City Asks Judge to Approve Lawsuit Against OxyContin Maker
    • Actress Kate Walsh Reveals Benign Brain Tumor Surgery

  • Gun Injuries Add Millions of Dollars to Hospital Costs
    (19-Sep-2017)
    Younger, minority Americans are most often affected, research shows

  • Doctors Eye the Danger From 'Nerf' Guns
    (19-Sep-2017)
    'Bullets' bought online may be contributing to ocular injuries

  • Gun Injuries Add Millions of Dollars to Hospital Costs
    (19-Sep-2017)
    Younger, minority Americans are most often affected, research shows

  • Parents Say Schools Don't Help Kids With Mental Health, Chronic Disease
    (18-Sep-2017)

  • Higher Cigarette Taxes May Mean Fewer Infant Deaths
    (18-Sep-2017)

  • Big Rise in Hospitalized Kids With Opioid Side Effects
    (18-Sep-2017)

  • Do Nursing Home Workers Change Gloves Often Enough?
    (18-Sep-2017)

  • Do Nursing Home Workers Change Gloves Often Enough?
    (18-Sep-2017)

  • Tattoo Today, Regret Tomorrow: Tips to Parents From Pediatricians
    (18-Sep-2017)

  • Beat Back Mosquitos After Hurricane Irma
    (18-Sep-2017)

  • Health Highlights: Sept. 18, 2017
    (18-Sep-2017)
    • Hepatitis A Outbreak Spurs Vaccinations of San Diego Restaurant Patrons
    • Pharmacist Faces Trial Over Deadly U.S. Meningitis Outbreak
    • Gut Bacteria Influence Diet Success: Study
    • Large Backlog of Disability Benefits Applicants

  • Minorities Exposed to Dirtier Air, U.S. Study Finds
    (18-Sep-2017)

  • U.S. Seniors Getting Healthier, Especially When Wealthy and White
    (18-Sep-2017)

  • Health Tip: Design a Non-Toxic Nursery
    (18-Sep-2017)
    Make your baby's space safe

  • Beat Back Mosquitos After Hurricane Irma
    (18-Sep-2017)

  • Smoking, Poor Diet Lead Global Death Causes
    (15-Sep-2017)
    But disease study of 195 areas also finds some hopeful signs with many people living longer

  • Smoking, Poor Diet Lead Global Death Causes
    (15-Sep-2017)
    But disease study of 195 areas also finds some hopeful signs with many people living longer

  • Selena Gomez's Kidney Transplant Puts Lupus Center Stage
    (15-Sep-2017)
    Superstar needed the donated organ because of her autoimmune disease

  • State Laws Have Big Impact on Kids' Gun Injuries
    (15-Sep-2017)
    Locale matters too, with firearm violence affeting urban, rural teens differently, studies find

  • More U.S. Kids Landing in ER With Opioid Addiction
    (15-Sep-2017)
    Researcher calls findings an emerging public health issue

  • More U.S. Kids Landing in ER With Opioid Addiction
    (15-Sep-2017)
    Researcher calls findings an emerging public health issue

  • Golf Carts' Use Is Spreading, and So Is Danger to Kids
    (15-Sep-2017)
    Study of more than 100 kids treated at trauma centers reveals serious injuries

  • Selena Gomez's Kidney Transplant Puts Lupus Center Stage
    (15-Sep-2017)
    Superstar needed the donated organ because of her autoimmune disease

  • Joining Your Kid on That Playground Slide? Think Again
    (15-Sep-2017)
    It seems like fun but can be a quick trip to a broken limb, study authors warn

  • Golf Carts' Use Is Spreading, and So Is Danger to Kids
    (15-Sep-2017)
    Study of more than 100 kids treated at trauma centers reveals serious injuries

  • Selena Gomez's Kidney Transplant Puts Lupus Center Stage
    (15-Sep-2017)
    Superstar needed the donated organ because of her autoimmune disease

  • When Hurricanes Strike, People Aren't the Only Victims
    (15-Sep-2017)
    The safety of pets can force some wrenching decisions for their owners

  • Health Highlights: Sept. 15, 2017
    (15-Sep-2017)
    • Post-Harvey Mosquito Spraying Begins in Texas
    • Women More Likely Than Men to Lose Sex Spark in Long-Term Relationships: Study
    • Selena Gomez Had Kidney Transplant Earlier This Year

  • Skin Patch Shrinks 'Love Handles' -- in Mice
    (15-Sep-2017)
    Discovery might help treat obesity and diabetes, researchers say

  • State Laws Have Big Impact on Kids' Gun Injuries
    (15-Sep-2017)
    Locale matters too, with firearm violence affeting urban, rural teens differently, studies find

  • Parents Getting Better at Using Car Seats Safely
    (15-Sep-2017)
    But older kids often miss out on booster seats

  • Golf Carts' Use Is Spreading, and So Is Danger to Kids
    (15-Sep-2017)
    Study of more than 100 kids treated at trauma centers reveals serious injuries

  • Surgery Can Be Trigger for Teen Opioid Abuse
    (15-Sep-2017)
    Certain operations pose a greater risk of painkiller dependence, study finds

  • U.S. Cancer Death Rate Continues to Fall
    (14-Sep-2017)
    But more cases are expected as baby boomers age, report says

  • Republicans Take Another Run at Obamacare Overhaul
    (14-Sep-2017)
    Sponsors say bill would give states more flexibility; critics contend it would leave many uninsured

  • Republicans Take Another Run at Obamacare Overhaul
    (14-Sep-2017)
    Sponsors say bill would give states more flexibility; critics contend it would leave many uninsured

  • Vision Problems Common in Babies Infected With Zika
    (14-Sep-2017)
    Impairments range in severity, two studies found

  • Health Tip: On Kids and Pets
    (14-Sep-2017)
    How to prepare children for furry friends

  • Health Highlights: Sept. 14, 2017
    (14-Sep-2017)
    • Selena Gomez Had Kidney Transplant Earlier This Year
    • Eight Deaths at Florida Nursing Home Under Investigation
    • San Diego Boosts Efforts to Fight Hepatitis A Outbreak
    • Larry King Reveals Lung Cancer Diagnosis
    • Lady Gaga Has Fibromyalgia
    • Experts Urge Caution Over Study About Flu Vaccination and Miscarriages

  • U.S. Cancer Death Rate Continues to Fall
    (14-Sep-2017)
    But more cases are expected as baby boomers age, report says

  • Semen Harbors Wide Range of Viruses
    (13-Sep-2017)
    Researchers find 27 infectious agents, but it remains unknown how many can be transmitted sexually

  • Young Americans Lead Rise in Suicide Attempts
    (13-Sep-2017)
    People with less education, greater mental woes more likely to try, researchers say

  • Traces of Tattoo May Reach the Lymph Nodes
    (13-Sep-2017)
    If you're getting tattooed, find out what's in the ink the artist is using, researcher advises

  • 'Microbiomes' May Hold Key to Kids' Ear Infections
    (13-Sep-2017)
    Germ communities in the middle ear differ greatly between affected and unaffected people, study shows

  • Semen Harbors Wide Range of Viruses
    (13-Sep-2017)
    Researchers find 27 infectious agents, but it remains unknown how many can be transmitted sexually

  • Health Highlights: Sept. 13, 2017
    (13-Sep-2017)
    • Deaths of 6 Florida Nursing Home Residents Under Investigation
    • Experts Urge Caution Over Study About Flu Vaccination and Miscarriages
    • Infections Strike Young Heart Surgery Patients in New Orleans
    • Smoking Reduction Foundation Announced by Tobacco Company
    • CHIP Funding Deal Reached by U.S. Senate

  • Traces of Tattoo May Reach the Lymph Nodes
    (13-Sep-2017)
    If you're getting tattooed, find out what's in the ink the artist is using, researcher advises

  • Traces of Tattoo May Reach the Lymph Nodes
    (13-Sep-2017)
    If you're getting tattooed, find out what's in the ink the artist is using, researcher advises

  • Surgeons Play Big Role in Women's Choices for Breast Cancer Care
    (13-Sep-2017)
    Those with cancer in one breast less likely to get both removed if doctor is reluctant, study finds

  • U.S. Military Surgeons Helped More Than 6,000 Afghan Adults
    (13-Sep-2017)
    New study looks at humanitarian care over 11 years of conflict in that country

  • Widening Waistlines May Raise Women's Cancer Risk
    (12-Sep-2017)
    Belly fat after menopause may boost risk of lung, gastrointestinal cancers, researchers report

  • Cancer Drugs' High Prices Not Justified by Cost of Development, Study Contends
    (12-Sep-2017)
    Research challenges notion that each new medicine costs billions to come to market

  • ER Visits for These 3 Health Woes Don't Have to Happen
    (12-Sep-2017)
    Trips for boozing, dental problems and mental health issues can be prevented, experts say

  • Florida Confronts Irma's Aftermath
    (12-Sep-2017)
    As residents return to their homes, bacteria, mold and toxins are a threat, health experts say

  • Cancer Drugs' High Prices Not Justified by Cost of Development, Study Contends
    (12-Sep-2017)
    Research challenges notion that each new medicine costs billions to come to market

  • ER Visits for These 3 Health Woes Don't Have to Happen
    (12-Sep-2017)
    Trips for boozing, dental problems and mental health issues can be prevented, experts say

  • Many May Get Hospice Care Too Late
    (12-Sep-2017)
    Study suggests that most end-of-life care occurs in final 2 weeks

  • Florida Confronts Irma's Aftermath
    (12-Sep-2017)
    As residents return to their homes, bacteria, mold and toxins are a threat, health experts say

  • HPV Test Alone OK for Cervical Cancer Screening Over 30: Expert Panel
    (12-Sep-2017)
    New advisory says women can get the screen once every 5 years, in lieu of Pap tests every 3 years

  • It's Time to Kick Fido Out -- of Bed, That Is
    (12-Sep-2017)
    New study reveals that sharing sleeping space with your dog may disrupt your shut-eye

  • Health Highlights: Sept. 11, 2017
    (12-Sep-2017)
    • Former CDC Director Announces Global Health Initiative
    • U.S. Congress Defies Trump, Boosts NIH Budget

  • Cancer Drugs' High Prices Not Justified by Cost of Development, Study Contends
    (12-Sep-2017)
    Research challenges notion that each new medicine costs billions to come to market

  • Florida Confronts Irma's Aftermath
    (12-Sep-2017)
    As residents return to their homes, bacteria, mold and toxins are a threat, health experts say

  • ER Visits for These 3 Health Woes Don't Have to Happen
    (12-Sep-2017)
    Trips for boozing, dental problems and mental health issues can be prevented, experts say

  • Florida Confronts Irma's Aftermath
    (12-Sep-2017)
    As residents return to their homes, bacteria, mold and toxins are a threat, health experts say

  • People Picking Up Infection From Pet Store Puppies' Poop: CDC
    (11-Sep-2017)
    29 cases of campylobacter reported in 7 states

  • Managing Pain Can Be a Puzzle After Breast Cancer
    (11-Sep-2017)
    Women who take opioids are more likely to stop vital hormonal therapy, study finds

  • People Picking Up Infection From Pet Store Puppies' Poop: CDC
    (11-Sep-2017)
    29 cases of campylobacter reported in 7 states

  • People Picking Up Infection From Pet Store Puppies' Poop: CDC
    (11-Sep-2017)
    29 cases of campylobacter reported in 7 states

  • State Laws Curb Kids' Injuries Tied to Off-Road Vehicles
    (11-Sep-2017)
    In Massachusetts, ER visits down as much as 50 percent, study found

  • People Picking Up Infection From Pet Store Puppies' Poop: CDC
    (11-Sep-2017)
    29 cases of campylobacter reported in 7 states

  • Health Highlights: Sept. 11, 2017
    (11-Sep-2017)
    • U.S. Scientists Awarded Prize for Cancer Treatment Research
    • John McCain Optimistic in Battle Against Brain Cancer

  • Lupus Hits Certain Groups Harder
    (11-Sep-2017)
    Studies find race, ethnicity, gender and even geography make a difference for this autoimmune disease

  • Does Study Claim a Cure? Beware of Scientific 'Spin'
    (11-Sep-2017)
    'Breakthroughs' are rare, so view bold claims with skepticism, researcher warns

  • Football Fans Still Loyal Despite Concerns About Players' Brains
    (10-Sep-2017)
    8 in 10 believe the sport causes long-term damage: survey

  • Poor Health Habits Add Up to Poor Grades for Teens
    (08-Sep-2017)
    Failing students more likely to use drugs, sleep around, CDC study finds

  • Obamacare Paid Off for Poorer Cancer Patients
    (08-Sep-2017)
    Health coverage surged in states that expanded Medicaid, research finds

  • Florida Braces for Irma's Onslaught
    (08-Sep-2017)
    Officials offer advice on ways to prepare for the dangerous hurricane

  • Health Tip: Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
    (08-Sep-2017)
    How you can help prevent health risks

  • Breast-Feeding Linked to Lower Endometriosis Risk
    (08-Sep-2017)
    Hormonal changes may play a role, researchers say

  • Guinea Pigs Harbor a Hidden Health Hazard
    (08-Sep-2017)
    Three Europeans were hospitalized due to infections from these pets

  • Guinea Pigs Harbor a Hidden Health Hazard
    (08-Sep-2017)
    Three Europeans were hospitalized due to infections from these pets

  • Florida Braces for Irma's Onslaught
    (08-Sep-2017)
    Officials offer advice on ways to prepare for the dangerous hurricane

  • Guinea Pigs Harbor a Hidden Health Hazard
    (08-Sep-2017)
    Three Europeans were hospitalized due to infections from these pets

  • Health Highlights: Sept. 8, 2017
    (08-Sep-2017)
    • Pfizer Did Not Investigate EpiPen Problems: FDA
    • Officials to Investigate Mercury Brought Ashore by Hurricane Harvey
    • U.S. Teen Marijuana Use Declines

  • Vaccine Campaign in Poor Countries to Save 20 Million Lives
    (08-Sep-2017)
    Program will also save $350 billion in health care costs by 2020, study says

  • Florida Braces for Irma's Onslaught
    (08-Sep-2017)
    Officials offer advice on ways to prepare for the dangerous hurricane

  • Vaccine Campaign in Poor Countries to Save 20 Million Lives
    (08-Sep-2017)
    Program will also save $350 billion in health care costs by 2020, study says

  • Can't Afford the Dentist? You're Not Alone
    (07-Sep-2017)
    Many also mistakenly believe Medicare will cover their dental care

  • Health Highlights: Sept. 7, 2017
    (07-Sep-2017)
    • U.S. Teen Marijuana Use Declines
    • Senate Holds First Health Care Hearing Since Failed Repeal Attempt
    • Company Alleged to Have Faked Patients to Boost Cancer Drug Sales

  • Heath Tip: Keep Up on Car Recalls
    (07-Sep-2017)
    And stay safer

  • Many Americans Getting Medical Care They Don't Need
    (06-Sep-2017)
    Survey of doctors suggests a fear of malpractice is the biggest reason why

  • New 'Biologic' Drug May Help Severe Asthma
    (06-Sep-2017)
    But similar meds cost up to $30,000 a year

  • Many Americans Getting Medical Care They Don't Need
    (06-Sep-2017)
    Survey of doctors suggests a fear of malpractice is the biggest reason why

  • Recession Took Toll on Health of Rural Young Blacks
    (06-Sep-2017)
    Greater economic fallout linked to raised heart disease risks in 25- and 26-year-olds, study finds

  • Many Americans Getting Medical Care They Don't Need
    (06-Sep-2017)
    Survey of doctors suggests a fear of malpractice is the biggest reason why

  • Many Americans Getting Medical Care They Don't Need
    (06-Sep-2017)
    Survey of doctors suggests a fear of malpractice is the biggest reason why

  • Health Highlights: Sept. 6, 2017
    (06-Sep-2017)
    • Medicine's Highest Awards Go to Planned Parenthood, HPV Researchers
    • Health Concerns Over Smoke From Western U.S. Wildfires

  • Recession Took Toll on Health of Rural Young Blacks
    (06-Sep-2017)
    Greater economic fallout linked to raised heart disease risks in 25- and 26-year-olds, study finds

  • New 'Biologic' Drug May Help Severe Asthma
    (06-Sep-2017)
    But similar meds cost up to $30,000 a year

  • 'Cancer Pen' Could Help Surgeons Spot Tumor Cells in Seconds
    (06-Sep-2017)
    Tool might one day allow more complete removal of malignant tissue, less time on operating table

  • Harvey's Wrath Still Poses Risks to Children
    (06-Sep-2017)
    Toxins left by flood waters a particular concern, doctors say

  • 'Cancer Pen' Could Help Surgeons Spot Tumor Cells in Seconds
    (06-Sep-2017)
    Tool might one day allow more complete removal of malignant tissue, less time on operating table

  • 'Cancer Pen' Could Help Surgeons Spot Tumor Cells in Seconds
    (06-Sep-2017)
    Tool might one day allow more complete removal of malignant tissue, less time on operating table

  • Harvey's Wrath Still Poses Risks to Children
    (06-Sep-2017)
    Toxins left by flood waters a particular concern, doctors say

  • Later School Bell Could Boost U.S. Economy by $83 Billion Over Decade
    (05-Sep-2017)
    Extra sleep for students would lead to better grades, plus provide mental, physical benefits, report says

  • White Kids More Likely to Get Unneeded Antibiotics
    (05-Sep-2017)
    Study finds more evidence of racial disparities in ERs

  • White Kids More Likely to Get Unneeded Antibiotics
    (05-Sep-2017)
    Study finds more evidence of racial disparities in ERs

  • Throat Bacteria Linked to Bone and Joint Infection in Kids
    (05-Sep-2017)
    Study found one particular germ in 70 percent of children with additional infections

  • Drug Helped Protect Gay Teen Males From HIV
    (05-Sep-2017)
    Small study found Truvada worked when taken daily, but some strayed from regimen

  • Health Highlights: Sept. 5, 2017
    (05-Sep-2017)
    • San Diego County Declares Emergency Over Hepatitis A Outbreak
    • Opioid Addicts Try to Get Drugs From Veterinarians

  • White Kids More Likely to Get Unneeded Antibiotics
    (05-Sep-2017)
    Study finds more evidence of racial disparities in ERs

  • Drug Helped Protect Gay Teen Males From HIV
    (05-Sep-2017)
    Small study found Truvada worked when taken daily, but some strayed from regimen

  • Heath Tip: It's Back-to-School Time
    (05-Sep-2017)
    Help keep kids safe

  • Later School Bell Could Boost U.S. Economy by $83 Billion Over Decade
    (05-Sep-2017)
    Extra sleep for students would lead to better grades, plus provide mental, physical benefits, report says

  • Later School Bell Could Boost U.S. Economy by $83 Billion Over Decade
    (05-Sep-2017)
    Extra sleep for students would lead to better grades, plus provide mental, physical benefits, report says

  • Marching Band Members Can Use a Physical Tuneup
    (04-Sep-2017)
    Gradually boost activity and become acclimated to heat, trainers advise

  • Antibacterial Scrubs for Nurses No Match for Germs
    (04-Sep-2017)
    Study found the clothing as contaminated as traditional scrubs after 12-hour shifts

  • Antibacterial Scrubs for Nurses No Match for Germs
    (04-Sep-2017)
    Study found the clothing as contaminated as traditional scrubs after 12-hour shifts

  • Antibacterial Scrubs for Nurses No Match for Germs
    (04-Sep-2017)
    Study found the clothing as contaminated as traditional scrubs after 12-hour shifts

  • How to Prevent, and Treat, Lyme Disease in People and Pets
    (02-Sep-2017)
    U.S. health officials warn that cases of the illness are on the rise

  • Health Tip: Food Safety for College Students
    (01-Sep-2017)
    Suggestions to prevent food poisoning

  • Does Immune System Hold Clues to Preterm Births?
    (01-Sep-2017)
    Deviations from a preset pattern of changes might predict some early deliveries, scientists say

  • Food Allergies Can Hit Your Four-Legged Friends, Too
    (01-Sep-2017)
    Look for skin or tummy reactions in dogs, cats and horses, allergists say

  • Dog Walking a Treat for Pet and Owner Alike
    (01-Sep-2017)
    Study found the joy it brings is a bigger factor than wanting to exercise

  • Health Highlights: Sept. 1, 2017
    (01-Sep-2017)
    • More U.S. Salmonella Illnesses Tied to Mexican Papayas
    • Health Advocates Petition FDA for Ban on High-Dose Opioids

  • Does Immune System Hold Clues to Preterm Births?
    (01-Sep-2017)
    Deviations from a preset pattern of changes might predict some early deliveries, scientists say

  • Does General Anesthesia Affect Babies' Brains?
    (01-Sep-2017)
    Small study finds reduction in white matter among children operated on as infants

  • Fentanyl Drives Rise in Opioid-Linked Deaths in U.S.
    (31-Aug-2017)
    The synthetic drug is more powerful than heroin or morphine

  • Eating Feeds 'Feel Good' Hormones in the Brain
    (31-Aug-2017)
    Overstimulation of this system could play a role in obesity, researchers say

  • Health Highlights: Aug. 31, 2017
    (31-Aug-2017)
    • FDA OKs New Antibacterial Drug
    • Another Outbreak of Salmonella Traced to Pet Turtles
    • Federal Prisons Must Now Make Free Tampons, Pads Available

  • U.S. Obesity Rate Holding Steady, but Still High
    (31-Aug-2017)
    In 25 states adult rates exceeded 30 percent this year, report notes

  • Eating Feeds 'Feel Good' Hormones in the Brain
    (31-Aug-2017)
    Overstimulation of this system could play a role in obesity, researchers say

  • Harvey's Floodwaters Harbor Many Health Hazards
    (30-Aug-2017)
    Contaminated water can cause infections, displace residents who lack needed meds

  • Harvey's Floodwaters Harbor Many Health Hazards
    (30-Aug-2017)
    Contaminated water can cause infections, displace residents who lack needed meds

  • Harvey's Floodwaters Harbor Many Health Hazards
    (30-Aug-2017)
    Contaminated water can cause infections, displace residents who lack needed meds

  • FDA Approves 1st Treatment for 'Kissing Bug' Illness in Children
    (30-Aug-2017)
    Benznidazole becomes the nation's only drug for Chagas disease

  • Looking for a Plastic Surgeon on Instagram? Beware
    (30-Aug-2017)
    You may end up with a barber or a dentist instead

  • Health Highlights: Aug. 30, 2017
    (30-Aug-2017)
    • FDA OKs New Antibacterial Drug
    • Another Outbreak of Salmonella Traced to Pet Turtles
    • Federal Prisons Must Now Make Free Tampons, Pads Available

  • Bystander CPR Less Likely in Black Neighborhoods
    (30-Aug-2017)
    People living in these areas may have less education about cardiac arrest and CPR, researchers say

  • More Evidence Links the 'Mono' Virus to MS Risk
    (30-Aug-2017)
    Latest study shows blacks and Hispanics also vulnerable

  • Harvey's Floodwaters Harbor Many Health Hazards
    (30-Aug-2017)
    Contaminated water can cause infections, displace residents who lack needed meds

  • Looking for a Plastic Surgeon on Instagram? Beware
    (30-Aug-2017)
    You may end up with a barber or a dentist instead

  • Harvey's Floodwaters Harbor Many Health Hazards
    (30-Aug-2017)
    Contaminated water can cause infections, displace residents who lack needed meds

  • Many Parents Don't Tell Doctor About 'Complementary' Therapy Use in Kids
    (29-Aug-2017)
    Hiding info from pediatricians could be risky for young patients, report authors say

  • Health Groups Demand 'R' Rating for Movies That Show Smoking
    (29-Aug-2017)
    Coalition says such films lure children to take up deadly habit

  • Promoting Social Wellness in Your Community
    (29-Aug-2017)
    Here's what you can do

  • Health Highlights: Aug. 29, 2017
    (29-Aug-2017)
    • Another Outbreak of Salmonella Traced to Pet Turtles
    • Federal Prisons Must Now Make Free Tampons, Pads Available
    • FDA: Serious Problems at Florida Stem Cell Clinic

  • Many U.S. Women Unaware of Fibroid Treatments: Poll
    (29-Aug-2017)
    Hysterectomy isn't the only choice, radiology experts say

  • Before Volcano Buried Pompeii, Toxic Water May Have Plagued Residents
    (29-Aug-2017)
    Researchers found lead water pipes were laced with high amounts of potentially deadly chemical

  • More Than Half of Americans Will Need Nursing Home Care: Study
    (28-Aug-2017)
    More short-term stays the biggest factor fueling the increase

  • Serious Reactions to Vaccines Rarely Recur: Review
    (28-Aug-2017)
    Findings add to evidence of safety of childhood immunizations, pediatricians say

  • Could an Estrogen Patch Boost Women's Sex Lives in Menopause?
    (28-Aug-2017)
    Study suggests that, given this way, short-term use of the hormone may help those who report symptoms

  • Health Highlights: Aug. 28, 2017
    (28-Aug-2017)
    • FDA: Serious Problems at Florida Stem Cell Clinic

  • Does Race Matter in Care 'Preemie' Babies Receive?
    (28-Aug-2017)
    It may not be intentional, but there's room for improvement, study shows

  • Parents Worried About Cyberbullies as School Starts Up
    (25-Aug-2017)
    Poor diet, drugs and car accidents also among the leading concerns, poll shows

  • Some Newborns Don't Get Heart Defect, Hearing Loss Tests
    (25-Aug-2017)
    Such screens are critical to early intervention efforts, CDC officials say

  • Cookies, Apples or Yogurt? Not Always a Simple Choice for Kids
    (25-Aug-2017)
    Snack preferences drive buying decisions, but brands and allowance also play a part, researchers say

  • As Hurricane Harvey Targets Texas, Tips to Protect Yourself
    (25-Aug-2017)
    Forecasters say it could be worst such U.S. storm in a decade

  • Are Her Chocolate Cravings a Product of the Culture?
    (25-Aug-2017)
    These premenstrual urges seem far more common among U.S. women than others, study suggests

  • Common Treatment for Early Prostate Cancer May Carry Heart Risk
    (25-Aug-2017)
    Hormone-suppressing regimen may raise odds for heart failure, but it brings benefits, too, researchers say

  • As Hurricane Harvey Targets Texas, Tips to Protect Yourself
    (25-Aug-2017)
    Forecasters say it could be worst such U.S. storm in a decade

  • Expert Tips to Avoid Accidental Poisonings at School
    (25-Aug-2017)
    Keep sanitizers, other cleaning products out of children's reach

  • Health Highlights: Aug. 25, 2017
    (25-Aug-2017)
    • Insurer Aetna's Envelopes Revealed Customers' HIV Status

  • Expert Tips to Avoid Accidental Poisonings at School
    (25-Aug-2017)
    Keep sanitizers, other cleaning products out of children's reach

  • Do Flame Retardants Hinder Infertility Treatments?
    (25-Aug-2017)
    Study found link between exposure to a certain chemical and failed in-vitro fertilization attempts

  • As Hurricane Harvey Targets Texas, Tips to Protect Yourself
    (25-Aug-2017)
    Forecasters say it could be worst such U.S. storm in a decade

  • Awake for Aneurysm Brain Surgery, Better Results?
    (25-Aug-2017)
    In new approach to the dangerous lesions, surgeons can get patient feedback during the procedure

  • After Heart Attack, Just 1 in 3 Go for Rehab: CDC
    (24-Aug-2017)
    Recommended outpatient treatment reduces risk of recurrence

  • Supplement May Help Against Vision-Robbing Disease in Seniors
    (24-Aug-2017)
    But no large studies prove the inexpensive pill slows age-related macular degeneration, eye expert says

  • Patients' Hearing Loss May Mean Poorer Medical Care
    (24-Aug-2017)
    Misunderstandings raise the risk for medical errors, study finds

  • Land Mines Being Replaced by More Deadly Explosive Devices: Study
    (24-Aug-2017)
    IED victims lose multiple limbs, suffer more genital injuries

  • Health Highlights: Aug. 24, 2017
    (24-Aug-2017)
    • Smoking Rates Drop When Cigarette Prices Climb: Study
    • Google Search for 'Depression' Now Brings Testing

  • Pot Won't Harm Healthy Young People's Kidneys, Study Suggests
    (24-Aug-2017)
    Researchers recommend more study on older users

  • 'Exoskeletons' May Help Kids With Cerebral Palsy Walk
    (23-Aug-2017)
    High-tech motorized device aims to correct disabling gait pattern

  • Longer Prescriptions Make Opioid Abuse More Likely: Study
    (23-Aug-2017)
    Doctors should prescribe for the minimum numbers of days, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Camping and Cooking Outdoors
    (23-Aug-2017)
    Suggestions to prevent food poisoning

  • Have Fun at the Fair, But Don't Pet the Pigs
    (23-Aug-2017)
    Vet reminds fair-goers these animals can transmit swine flu

  • Steroid Pills Usually Ineffective Against Bronchitis, Study Finds
    (23-Aug-2017)
    Research shows that, like antibiotics, these drugs won't reduce duration or severity of symptoms

  • Cyberbullying Weighs Heavily on Young People
    (23-Aug-2017)
    Suicide attempts more common in both bullied and bulliers

  • Health Highlights: Aug. 23, 2017
    (23-Aug-2017)
    • Jury Awards $417 Million in Baby Powder Case

  • 'Exoskeletons' May Help Kids With Cerebral Palsy Walk
    (23-Aug-2017)
    High-tech motorized device aims to correct disabling gait pattern

  • How Safe Is Your Drinking Water? Take a Look
    (23-Aug-2017)
    Even 'allowable' cloudiness could cause tummy troubles, study says

  • Steroid Pills Usually Ineffective Against Bronchitis, Study Finds
    (23-Aug-2017)
    Research shows that, like antibiotics, these drugs won't reduce duration or severity of symptoms

  • Early Rotator Cuff Surgery Helps Return to Activity
    (23-Aug-2017)
    Procedure also reduces pain and maintains strength, study finds

  • 'Exoskeletons' May Help Kids With Cerebral Palsy Walk
    (23-Aug-2017)
    High-tech motorized device aims to correct disabling gait pattern

  • Dementia Care: A Huge Financial Burden for U.S. Families
    (22-Aug-2017)
    Annual costs may top $320,000, study estimates

  • Doctor-Patient Dialogue May Boost Use of Blood Pressure Drugs
    (22-Aug-2017)
    Physicians in poor neighborhoods should ask about employment, relationships, study says

  • Many Prescribed Opioids Even After Overdose
    (22-Aug-2017)
    Few receive anti-addiction medications after hospital discharge, researchers find

  • He Complains She Shops Too Much -- And Marriage Suffers
    (22-Aug-2017)
    Study finds one spouse's views on the other's spending can bring conflict that undermines relationship

  • Many Prescribed Opioids Even After Overdose
    (22-Aug-2017)
    Few receive anti-addiction medications after hospital discharge, researchers find

  • Health Highlights: Aug. 22, 2017
    (22-Aug-2017)
    • Jury Awards $417 Million in Baby Powder Case

  • Wellness Visits for Better Well-being
    (21-Aug-2017)
    Prevention is still the best medicine

  • Hernia Patients May Need Fewer Opioids After Surgery, Study Finds
    (21-Aug-2017)
    After repair, smaller prescriptions led to fewer pills that could be diverted or abused

  • Kids' Cases of High Blood Pressure May Rise Under New Guidelines
    (21-Aug-2017)
    Simplified tables from American Academy of Pediatrics likely to raise detection rates

  • Health Tip: Keep Your Sponge Cleaner
    (21-Aug-2017)
    Here's what you can do

  • Zika Hijacks Pregnant Woman's Immune System
    (21-Aug-2017)
    Virus can then damage growing fetus, researchers report

  • Get Ready, Safely, for the Great American Eclipse
    (21-Aug-2017)
    Wearing eye protection is essential, vision experts warn

  • Health Highlights: Aug. 21, 2017
    (21-Aug-2017)
    • Comedy Icon Jerry Lewis Dies at 91

  • Get Ready, Safely, for the Great American Eclipse
    (21-Aug-2017)
    Wearing eye protection is essential, vision experts warn

  • Zika Hijacks Pregnant Woman's Immune System
    (21-Aug-2017)
    Virus can then damage growing fetus, researchers report

  • A Shot of Caffeine May Speed Wake-Up After Anesthesia
    (21-Aug-2017)
    In animal studies, caffeine injections shortened recovery time

  • Hernia Patients May Need Fewer Opioids After Surgery, Study Finds
    (21-Aug-2017)
    After repair, smaller prescriptions led to fewer pills that could be diverted or abused

  • 'Weekend Warriors' Tend to Wear White Collars
    (18-Aug-2017)
    Desk jobs keep them seated all week, but they catch up on exercise on Saturday and Sunday, study finds

  • Health Tip: Food Prep 101
    (18-Aug-2017)
    Eating safely at college

  • Dentist Roots Out Clues to Doomed Arctic Expedition
    (18-Aug-2017)
    Researcher says Addison's disease might have led to deaths of 1840s Franklin crew

  • 'Confusion' Complicates Hospitalization of Elderly
    (18-Aug-2017)
    Stays are often two weeks longer, British study says

  • Less is More for the Adult Cholera Vaccine
    (18-Aug-2017)
    Giving just one shot instead of two may be better way to control outbreaks, researcher suggests

  • Kidney Disease May Boost Odds of Infection
    (18-Aug-2017)
    Patients become more vulnerable as organ function declines, study says

  • Zika May Not Last in Semen as Long as Thought
    (18-Aug-2017)
    Men should still follow CDC guidelines and use condoms for at least 6 months, health experts say

  • Anti-Vaccine Family Members, Friends Spur Many Moms to Delay Baby's Shots
    (18-Aug-2017)
    Study found even if pregnant women later hear better info from docs, they may still wait on immunizations

  • Health Highlights: Aug. 18, 2017
    (18-Aug-2017)
    • Peanut Allergy Pill Works Four Years Later
    • EpiPen Maker Settles Government Lawsuit for $465 Million
    • Big Pharmacy Manager to Limit Opioid Prescriptions
    • Researchers Developing Early Detection Test for Lyme Disease
    • Obamacare Payments Will Be Made for August, White House Says

  • Gun Access May Drive Higher Suicide Rates in Rural Areas
    (18-Aug-2017)
    Study findings are based on 12-year review of deaths in Maryland

  • 6 Out of 7 Teens Slip Up on Contact Lens Guidelines: CDC
    (17-Aug-2017)
    Infections most common for kids who skip steps or ignore rules for sleeping, swimming

  • Virtual House Calls for Speedy, Effective Parkinson's Care
    (17-Aug-2017)
    Online visits saved patients more than two hours and 100 miles of driving, study found

  • Nearly 4 Million Worldwide Die Each Year From Asthma, COPD
    (17-Aug-2017)
    In poorer countries these respiratory illnesses too often go undiagnosed and untreated, report finds

  • Voters in Counties With Worse Life Expectancy Turned to Trump in Election
    (17-Aug-2017)
    Study found link between two; researchers point to poverty, lack of health insurance, unhealthy lifestyles

  • Health Highlights: Aug. 17, 2017
    (17-Aug-2017)
    • EpiPen Maker Settles Government Lawsuit for $465 Million
    • Big Pharmacy Manager to Limit Opioid Prescriptions
    • Researchers Developing Early Detection Test for Lyme Disease
    • Obamacare Payments Will Be Made for August, White House Says

  • Alternative Medicine Alone as Cancer Treatment Linked to Lowered Survival
    (17-Aug-2017)
    There's not much research into these therapies, study authors said

  • 'Herd Immunity' May Be Curbing U.S. Zika Numbers
    (17-Aug-2017)
    But smaller future outbreaks are likely, scientists warn

  • Which Heart Bypass Surgery Works Best?
    (17-Aug-2017)
    Study compares 'on-' and 'off-pump' procedures

  • Alternative Medicine Alone as Cancer Treatment Linked to Lowered Survival
    (17-Aug-2017)
    There's not much research into these therapies, study authors said

  • Pricey Wines Can Trick Your Brain
    (16-Aug-2017)
    Are you responding to cost rather than quality?

  • Eliminating Obamacare Subsidies Would Up Premiums by 20 Percent: CBO
    (16-Aug-2017)
    Payments to insurers defray out-of-pocket costs for poorer Americans, but President Trump has threatened to cut them

  • Ouch! Americans Injuring Themselves Grooming Pubic Hair
    (16-Aug-2017)
    Study finds cuts, burns and infections send many to doctor, some to the ER

  • Pricey Wines Can Trick Your Brain
    (16-Aug-2017)
    Are you responding to cost rather than quality?

  • Ouch! Americans Injuring Themselves Grooming Pubic Hair
    (16-Aug-2017)
    Study finds cuts, burns and infections send many to doctor, some to the ER

  • Health Tip: Food for Fido
    (16-Aug-2017)
    What dogs shouldn't eat

  • Health Highlights: Aug. 16, 2017
    (16-Aug-2017)
    • Fleas Test Positive for Plague in Arizona

  • FDA Announces Recall of Some Liquid Pharmaceutical Products
    (16-Aug-2017)
    Concerns over possible bacterial contamination that could cause severe infections in patients prompted the move

  • Can a Blood Test Detect a Range of Cancers Earlier?
    (16-Aug-2017)
    Researchers move 'a step forward,' assessing DNA fragments for colon, breast, ovarian and lung tumors

  • Study Finds Options to Opioid Use After Knee Surgery
    (16-Aug-2017)
    Non-drug approaches that may work include acupuncture and electrotherapy, review finds

  • Hospitals Not to Blame for Most Opioid Addiction: Study
    (16-Aug-2017)
    Outpatient prescriptions for spinal and orthopedic disorders identified as common triggers

  • Local Crime Can Put Kids on the Run
    (15-Aug-2017)
    Smartphone study finds young avoid their neighborhoods when threat of danger rises

  • Health Tip: Plan for a Heat Wave
    (15-Aug-2017)
    Here's how

  • A Violent Environment Can Wreck Kids' Grades
    (15-Aug-2017)
    Researchers find link between kids' sleep, stress hormones and academic performance

  • A Vicious Vegetarian Dinosaur?
    (15-Aug-2017)
    Chilesaurus may be missing link between plant eaters and meat eaters, researchers say

  • This Common Email Move Could Be a Career Killer
    (15-Aug-2017)
    Smiley emoji may be OK once you know someone, but not in an initial contact, study finds

  • Health Highlights: Aug. 15, 2017
    (15-Aug-2017)
    • Fleas Test Positive for Plague in Arizona

  • Is FDA Taking Close Enough Look at Fast-Tracked Drugs?
    (15-Aug-2017)
    Study finds many don't get proper follow-up review; second report says some medical devices not getting needed scrutiny

  • Local Crime Can Put Kids on the Run
    (15-Aug-2017)
    Smartphone study finds young avoid their neighborhoods when threat of danger rises

  • Is FDA Taking Close Enough Look at Fast-Tracked Drugs?
    (15-Aug-2017)
    Study finds many don't get proper follow-up review; second report says some medical devices not getting needed scrutiny

  • Is FDA Taking Close Enough Look at Fast-Tracked Drugs?
    (15-Aug-2017)
    Study finds many don't get proper follow-up review; second report says some medical devices not getting needed scrutiny

  • ER Rates Soar as Toddlers Ingest Pot, French Study Finds
    (14-Aug-2017)
    Accidental intoxication rose 133 percent in a decade; U.S. experts call findings highly relevant

  • Do Pets Really Boost Kids' Health?
    (14-Aug-2017)
    In a study that'll give you paws, researchers find no mental or physical benefit from a household friend

  • Health Highlights: Aug. 14, 2017
    (14-Aug-2017)
    • Fleas Test Positive for Plague in Arizona

  • Researchers ID Genes in Mice That Cause Aggressive Brain Cancer
    (14-Aug-2017)
    Discovery of triggers that make glioblastoma resistant to chemo offers hope for future treatments, study authors say

  • Marijuana May Help Ease Nerve Pain, Review Finds
    (14-Aug-2017)
    But evidence for using pot to treat other types of pain or post-traumatic stress remains inconclusive

  • Maybe That's Why It's Called Work
    (14-Aug-2017)
    Tough schedules, hard physical labor and stress in the workplace are widespread, survey finds

  • Air Purifiers May Help the Smog-Stressed Heart
    (14-Aug-2017)
    Small Chinese study found lower stress hormone levels in those who used indoor air cleaners

  • Air Purifiers May Help the Smog-Stressed Heart
    (14-Aug-2017)
    Small Chinese study found lower stress hormone levels in those who used indoor air cleaners

  • An Expert's Guide to Preventing Food Poisoning
    (12-Aug-2017)
    Start by washing your hands and then prepare food carefully, emergency room doctor advises

  • An Expert's Guide to Preventing Food Poisoning
    (12-Aug-2017)
    Start by washing your hands and then prepare food carefully, emergency room doctor advises

  • An Expert's Guide to Preventing Food Poisoning
    (12-Aug-2017)
    Start by washing your hands and then prepare food carefully, emergency room doctor advises

  • 'Smart' Underwear May Help Prevent Back Pain
    (11-Aug-2017)
    With just a tap, wearable device eases stress, fatigue on lower back muscles, researchers say

  • Opioid Overdoses and Deaths Flooding U.S. Hospitals
    (11-Aug-2017)
    Medical costs jumped more than $30,000 per patient in less than 10 years, study finds

  • When Stress Hormone Falters, Your Health May Suffer
    (11-Aug-2017)
    Study suggests lack of variation in cortisol levels could be linked to ills like inflammation, cancer

  • Health Tip: Think Smart During a Hot Spell
    (11-Aug-2017)
    Suggestions to beat the heat

  • When Stress Hormone Falters, Your Health May Suffer
    (11-Aug-2017)
    Study suggests lack of variation in cortisol levels could be linked to ills like inflammation, cancer

  • Opioid Overdoses and Deaths Flooding U.S. Hospitals
    (11-Aug-2017)
    Medical costs jumped more than $30,000 per patient in less than 10 years, study finds

  • Antiperspirant Use Seems Safe During Breast Cancer Treatment: Study
    (11-Aug-2017)
    Many doctors worry about skin damage during radiation, but new research found no such effect

  • Heart Risk Up if Hospitalized for Pneumonia or Sepsis
    (11-Aug-2017)
    And, the increased risk lasts for at least 5 years, study finds

  • Health Tip: Avoiding Animal Bites
    (11-Aug-2017)
    It's usually someone's pet

  • Health Highlights: Aug. 11, 2017
    (11-Aug-2017)
    • Americans Want Affordable Care Act Improved, Not Scrapped: Poll
    • Contaminated Eggs Distributed in 17 Countries

  • Antiperspirant Use Seems Safe During Breast Cancer Treatment: Study
    (11-Aug-2017)
    Many doctors worry about skin damage during radiation, but new research found no such effect

  • How Safe and Effective Is Your Sunscreen?
    (11-Aug-2017)
    One out of three may not offer the right protection, study suggests

  • 'Smart' Underwear May Help Prevent Back Pain
    (11-Aug-2017)
    With just a tap, wearable device eases stress, fatigue on lower back muscles, researchers say

  • How Safe and Effective Is Your Sunscreen?
    (11-Aug-2017)
    One out of three may not offer the right protection, study suggests

  • 'Smart' Underwear May Help Prevent Back Pain
    (11-Aug-2017)
    With just a tap, wearable device eases stress, fatigue on lower back muscles, researchers say

  • Only About One-Third of Americans Use Condoms: CDC
    (10-Aug-2017)
    They aren't the best method of birth control, but they do help prevent STDs, health experts say

  • Number of Americans With Epilepsy at Record Level
    (10-Aug-2017)
    3.4 million people live with the disorder, government researchers say

  • Cancer Takes Financial Toll, Even With Insurance
    (10-Aug-2017)
    1 in 6 insured patients spends one-third of their income on bills related to treatment, U.S. study finds

  • Kidney Disease May Boost Risk of Abnormal Heartbeat
    (10-Aug-2017)
    And, the worse the kidney problems, the greater the odds of the heart condition, researchers say

  • Obesity Slows Recovery for Heart Surgery Patients: Study
    (10-Aug-2017)
    They're four times more likely to need more time in intensive care, three times more likely to be readmitted

  • Steep Price Hikes Led to Drop in Use of 2 Heart Drugs at U.S. Hospitals
    (10-Aug-2017)
    Half as many patients got nitroprusside, while isoproterenol use fell one-third, study finds

  • Health Highlights: Aug. 10, 2017
    (10-Aug-2017)
    • Trump-Caused Uncertainty May Trigger Health Insurance Increases: Report
    • Mexican Papayas Linked to U.S. Salmonella Outbreak
    • New Hampshire Sues Purdue Pharma Over OxyContin

  • Certain Jobs Linked to Raised Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis
    (10-Aug-2017)
    Risk was doubled among men who did electrical work, and tripled among bricklayers, study finds

  • The Right Shoes Can Help Prevent Falls
    (10-Aug-2017)
    What you should look for in the shoe store

  • Obesity Slows Recovery for Heart Surgery Patients: Study
    (10-Aug-2017)
    They're four times more likely to need more time in intensive care, three times more likely to be readmitted

  • For Drivers, Hands-free Can Still Be a Handful
    (10-Aug-2017)
    Complex commands are more distracting than talking on your cell, safety experts say

  • Alcohol Use, Abuse on the Rise in U.S.
    (09-Aug-2017)
    Women and older adults among those drinking more, study finds

  • By Age 12, Poor May Show Signs of Heart Risks Ahead
    (09-Aug-2017)
    Neck arteries are narrower than those of wealthier children, study says

  • For Cancer Patients in the ER, Delirium Linked to Poor Outcomes
    (09-Aug-2017)
    Seriously confused people were more likely to be hospitalized and to die early, study finds

  • For Cancer Patients in the ER, Delirium Linked to Poor Outcomes
    (09-Aug-2017)
    Seriously confused people were more likely to be hospitalized and to die early, study finds

  • Immunotherapy Shown Safe in Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Trial
    (09-Aug-2017)
    Next step is to see if it works and for how long

  • By Age 12, Poor May Show Signs of Heart Risks Ahead
    (09-Aug-2017)
    Neck arteries are narrower than those of wealthier children, study says

  • Health Highlights: Aug. 9, 2017
    (09-Aug-2017)
    • Mexican Papayas Linked to U.S. Salmonella Outbreak
    • New Hampshire Sues Purdue Pharma Over OxyContin
    • Glen Campbell Dies at Age 81

  • Alcohol Use, Abuse on the Rise in U.S.
    (09-Aug-2017)
    Women and older adults among those drinking more, study finds

  • Racial Gap Narrows for Survival of Hospitalized Cardiac Arrest Patients
    (09-Aug-2017)
    Difference stems from resuscitation, researchers report

  • Immunotherapy Shown Safe in Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Trial
    (09-Aug-2017)
    Next step is to see if it works and for how long

  • Can Scans Predict Some Autism Cases?
    (08-Aug-2017)
    When the disorder is caused by a certain genetic defect, MRI may spot brain abnormalities, researchers say

  • Online Game Helps Those With Diabetes Control Blood Sugar
    (08-Aug-2017)
    Patients saw lasting improvement while playing team-based diabetes education game, study found

  • Can Scans Predict Some Autism Cases?
    (08-Aug-2017)
    When the disorder is caused by a certain genetic defect, MRI may spot brain abnormalities, researchers say

  • Study Tests Sound Waves to Monitor Pressure Inside the Skull
    (08-Aug-2017)
    Noninvasive experiment aims to reduce risk of brain damage, bleeding and infection

  • Online Game Helps Those With Diabetes Control Blood Sugar
    (08-Aug-2017)
    Patients saw lasting improvement while playing team-based diabetes education game, study found

  • Some Medical Ills Call for Dental Detective Work
    (08-Aug-2017)
    One woman needed intestinal surgery to remove decade-old wire from braces

  • Health Highlights: Aug. 8, 2017
    (08-Aug-2017)
    • U.S. Already Experiencing Significant Effects of Climate Change: Report
    • Mandatory Sleep Apnea Testing for Truck Drivers and Train Engineers Scrapped by U.S. Government
    • FDA Tells NYC Doctor to Stop Marketing Controversial Fertility Treatment
    • Teen Hospitalized After Sea Bug Attack
    • U.S. Teen Suicide Rates Continue to Rise

  • Deaths From Colon Cancer Up Among Younger White Americans
    (08-Aug-2017)
    Uptick has researchers puzzled and questioning screening guidelines

  • Study Tests Sound Waves to Monitor Pressure Inside the Skull
    (08-Aug-2017)
    Noninvasive experiment aims to reduce risk of brain damage, bleeding and infection

  • FDA Will Target E-Cigs in Health Campaign for Youth
    (08-Aug-2017)
    Agency will warn of dangers of electronic nicotine delivery devices, not just tobacco products

  • Study Tests Sound Waves to Monitor Pressure Inside the Skull
    (08-Aug-2017)
    Noninvasive experiment aims to reduce risk of brain damage, bleeding and infection

  • Most People Not Bargain Hunters When It Comes to Health Care
    (07-Aug-2017)
    While they believe in price shopping, they don't follow through, researchers report

  • Angioplasty Outcomes Almost Equal Among Hospitals
    (07-Aug-2017)
    'Safety-net' facilities do as well as other hospitals with the artery procedure, researchers find

  • Decline in Kids' Ear Infections Linked to Pneumococcal Vaccine
    (07-Aug-2017)
    The shots are effective in killing the main bacterial cause, but other germs are growing, researchers find

  • Health Highlights: Aug. 7, 2017
    (07-Aug-2017)
    • FDA Tells NYC Doctor to Stop Marketing Controversial Fertility Treatment
    • Teen Hospitalized After Sea Bug Attack
    • U.S. Teen Suicide Rates Continue to Rise

  • Angioplasty Outcomes Almost Equal Among Hospitals
    (07-Aug-2017)
    'Safety-net' facilities do as well as other hospitals with the artery procedure, researchers find

  • Instagram Shows How Diabetics Really Wear a Glucose Monitor
    (07-Aug-2017)
    2 out of 3 use a device that continuously tracks blood sugar on 'unapproved' body part, study finds

  • Does Less Sleep Make You Less Healthy?
    (04-Aug-2017)
    Adults who logged only 6 hours a night had wider waists, study found

  • Student Motivation 101: There's an App for That
    (04-Aug-2017)
    College students who used game-style app got higher marks and fewer dropped out of class, study finds

  • Prenatal Exposure to Certain Flame Retardants Linked to Lower IQs
    (04-Aug-2017)
    Chemicals known as PBDEs can affect generations to come, researcher says

  • Student Motivation 101: There's an App for That
    (04-Aug-2017)
    College students who used game-style app got higher marks and fewer dropped out of class, study finds

  • Health Highlights: Aug. 4, 2017
    (04-Aug-2017)
    • U.S. Teen Suicide Rates Continue to Rise
    • Prosecutors Deployed to Fight U.S. Drug Abuse Epidemic
    • Former Notre Dame Football Coach Ara Parseghian Dies at 94

  • Childhood Cancer Radiation May Cause Unwanted Gene Mutation in Some
    (04-Aug-2017)
    That flaw seems to increase risk of a type of brain tumor later in life, researchers report

  • Diabetes Drug Shows Promise Against Parkinson's
    (04-Aug-2017)
    Byetta improved symptoms of motor disease in small, short trial, but more research needed

  • Student Motivation 101: There's an App for That
    (04-Aug-2017)
    College students who used game-style app got higher marks and fewer dropped out of class, study finds

  • Asthma Drug May Help Kidney Patients Regain Sense of Smell
    (03-Aug-2017)
    Problem is common in chronic kidney disease and can lead to malnutrition and other health issues

  • Doctors Who 'Fat-Shame' Patients Can Cause Real Harm
    (03-Aug-2017)
    Many patients respond by avoiding needed care, psychologists warn

  • Addiction Drug Underused by Primary Care Docs in U.S.
    (03-Aug-2017)
    Buprenorphine is prescribed to get patients off opioids in the privacy of a physician's office

  • Combined MRI Might Help Predict Brain Damage in Boxers
    (03-Aug-2017)
    Pro fighters, like football players, are at risk of mental impairment

  • Combined MRI Might Help Predict Brain Damage in Boxers
    (03-Aug-2017)
    Pro fighters, like football players, are at risk of mental impairment

  • Health Highlights: Aug. 3, 2017
    (03-Aug-2017)
    • Prosecutors Deployed to Fight U.S. Drug Abuse Epidemic
    • Former Notre Dame Football Coach Ara Parseghian Dies at 94

  • Engineered Skin Cells Control Type 2 Diabetes in Mice: Study
    (03-Aug-2017)
    'Therapeutic skin grafts' might someday treat multiple diseases, researchers say

  • Engineered Skin Cells Control Type 2 Diabetes in Mice: Study
    (03-Aug-2017)
    'Therapeutic skin grafts' might someday treat multiple diseases, researchers say

  • Doctors May Be Over-Prescribing Seizure Drugs to Treat Pain
    (02-Aug-2017)
    Designed to treat epilepsy, these 'opioid alternatives' dampen some types of pain, but not all

  • Novel Procedure Improves Kidney Transplant Success
    (02-Aug-2017)
    May allow more patients to get donor organ, study finds

  • Health Highlights: Aug. 2, 2017
    (02-Aug-2017)
    • Prosecutors Deployed to Fight U.S. Drug Abuse Epidemic
    • Former Notre Dame Football Coach Ara Parseghian Dies at 94
    • Sexually Transmitted Zika Case Confirmed in Florida
    • Older Workers More Likely to Die on the Job

  • 10 Factors to Predict Bleeding Risk in Stroke Survivors
    (02-Aug-2017)
    New method may aid doctors in assessing harms, benefits of anti-clotting drugs

  • Scientists Gain Insight Into Allergies
    (02-Aug-2017)
    Screening for certain immune cells might help doctors assess reactions to treatment, researchers say

  • Geneticists Repair Mutation in Human Embryo
    (02-Aug-2017)
    In 'first-of-its kind' procedure, scientists converted to normal a mutant gene involved in heart threat

  • 2 of 3 U.S. Patients Keep Unused Painkillers After Surgery
    (02-Aug-2017)
    Saving leftover pills, and not storing them correctly, could lead to opioid misuse or abuse, researchers warn

  • 2 of 3 U.S. Patients Keep Unused Painkillers After Surgery
    (02-Aug-2017)
    Saving leftover pills, and not storing them correctly, could lead to opioid misuse or abuse, researchers warn

  • Novel Procedure Improves Kidney Transplant Success
    (02-Aug-2017)
    May allow more patients to get donor organ, study finds

  • Medical Reality Catches Up to Science Fiction
    (02-Aug-2017)
    Scientists unveil their Star Trek-like 'tricorder' to track human health

  • Geneticists Repair Mutation in Human Embryo
    (02-Aug-2017)
    In 'first-of-its kind' procedure, scientists converted to normal a mutant gene involved in heart threat

  • Rich, Well-Educated Get Bigger Bang for Buck From Mediterranean Diet
    (01-Aug-2017)
    Researchers suspect food quality may account for the difference

  • Zika Probably Not Spread Through Saliva: Study
    (01-Aug-2017)
    Research with monkeys suggests virus isn't transmitted through kissing or sharing eating utensils

  • Drug for Kidney Disease Tied to Infection Risk
    (01-Aug-2017)
    Doctors should weigh risks, benefits related to corticosteroid use, study suggests

  • Health Highlights: Aug. 1, 2017
    (01-Aug-2017)
    • States Sue Trump Administration Over Delay in New Air Pollution Rules
    • Fast Heart Attack Care Now the Norm in U.S. Hospitals: Study
    • Sam Shepard Dead at 73

  • Protein Deposits Seem to Play Role in Type 2 Diabetes
    (01-Aug-2017)
    Injections in mice led to symptoms of the disease, researchers report

  • Drowning Can Occur Hours After Swimming
    (01-Aug-2017)
    Know the signs of dry and secondary drowning, expert cautions

  • Drug for Kidney Disease Tied to Infection Risk
    (01-Aug-2017)
    Doctors should weigh risks, benefits related to corticosteroid use, study suggests

  • Drowning Can Occur Hours After Swimming
    (01-Aug-2017)
    Know the signs of dry and secondary drowning, expert cautions

  • Doctors Still Overprescribing Opioids in U.S.
    (31-Jul-2017)
    Nearly 92 million Americans used a powerful prescription painkiller in 2015, survey shows

  • Health Tip: Preparing for an Emergency
    (31-Jul-2017)
    Don't be caught off-guard

  • Stress of Flying Doesn't Dim Abilities of Search-and-Rescue Dogs
    (31-Jul-2017)
    Though their bodies reacted, their performance wasn't affected, study showed

  • Earth Will Heat Up by End of Century
    (31-Jul-2017)
    Study predicts there's only a 1 percent chance countries will meet the target set in Paris Agreement

  • Aspirin Safe for Heart Failure Patients, Study Finds
    (31-Jul-2017)
    Large trial comparing it to warfarin finds aspirin not tied to more hospitalizations or deaths

  • Blood Proteins Linked to Severity of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    (31-Jul-2017)
    Inflammation drives the often debilitating condition, new research suggests

  • Stress of Flying Doesn't Dim Abilities of Search-and-Rescue Dogs
    (31-Jul-2017)
    Though their bodies reacted, their performance wasn't affected, study showed

  • Health Highlights: July 31, 2017
    (31-Jul-2017)
    • Fast Heart Attack Care Now the Norm in U.S. Hospitals: Study
    • Sam Shepard Dead at 73
    • Back-Seat Car Alarms Would Save Children's Lives: Advocates

  • Blood Proteins Linked to Severity of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    (31-Jul-2017)
    Inflammation drives the often debilitating condition, new research suggests

  • Earth Will Heat Up by End of Century
    (31-Jul-2017)
    Study predicts there's only a 1 percent chance countries will meet the target set in Paris Agreement

  • Aspirin Safe for Heart Failure Patients, Study Finds
    (31-Jul-2017)
    Large trial comparing it to warfarin finds aspirin not tied to more hospitalizations or deaths

  • Netflix Series '13 Reasons Why' Sparks Uptick in Google Searches for Suicide
    (31-Jul-2017)
    The news wasn't all bad, since some looked for suicide prevention, study found

  • Climate Change May Trigger 60,000 More Premature Deaths by 2030
    (31-Jul-2017)
    Worldwide outlook even more grim if nothing done to curb growing air pollution, researchers predict

  • When Disaster Strikes, Don't Forget Your Pets
    (30-Jul-2017)
    Prepare kit of essential supplies, evacuate early when you have animals, veterinarians say

  • When Disaster Strikes, Don't Forget Your Pets
    (30-Jul-2017)
    Prepare kit of essential supplies, evacuate early when you have animals, veterinarians say

  • Health Tip: Get the Facts About Salmonella
    (28-Jul-2017)
    Here's what you should know

  • Senate Says No to 'Skinny' Obamacare Repeal Bill
    (28-Jul-2017)
    John McCain helps reject last-ditch GOP effort to dismantle health reform law

  • Health Highlights: July 28, 2017
    (28-Jul-2017)
    • British Baby With Genetic Disease Dies After Long Legal Battle Over His Care
    • Controversial Inmate Birth Control Program Halted

  • Too Soon to Widely Recommend Ketamine for Depression
    (28-Jul-2017)
    Not enough is known about the drug's long-term effects, research review concludes

  • Treatment Costs Can Be Another Blow to Cancer Patients
    (27-Jul-2017)
    Obamacare has improved access to therapies, but finances are still a big concern, researchers say

  • When Is It Nail Fungus?
    (27-Jul-2017)
    Dermatologist says only an expert can diagnose condition accurately

  • Can Dogs Teach Doctors New Tricks?
    (27-Jul-2017)
    Dermatologist says yes because there's overlap between some canine and human skin problems

  • Senate Rejects Repeal of Obamacare Without Replacement
    (27-Jul-2017)
    Vote is latest blow to Republican efforts to dismantle the health care reform law

  • When Is It Nail Fungus?
    (27-Jul-2017)
    Dermatologist says only an expert can diagnose condition accurately

  • Hearing Loss Rates Holding Steady for U.S. Teens: Study
    (27-Jul-2017)
    Vaccine that prevents ear infections may have counterbalanced surge in headphone use, expert says

  • Donor Kidneys Rejected by Centers 7 Times on Average
    (27-Jul-2017)
    Study suggests centers are often appropriately picky, but one specialist says patients should have a say in these choices

  • Can Dogs Teach Doctors New Tricks?
    (27-Jul-2017)
    Dermatologist says yes because there's overlap between some canine and human skin problems

  • Health Highlights: July 27, 2017
    (27-Jul-2017)
    • U.S. Scientists Report Embryo Gene Editing Success
    • Drug Wholesaler McKesson Corp. Restructures to Improve Oversight of Opioid Sales
    • Suspected Case of Mosquito-Transmitted Zika in Texas
    • Angelina Jolie Reveals Bell's Palsy Diagnosis

  • Senate Rejects Broad Repeal of Obamacare
    (26-Jul-2017)
    Debate will continue, but sweeping bill to kill the Affordable Care Act failed by large margin

  • Noninvasive Brain Test May Pinpoint Type of Dementia
    (26-Jul-2017)
    In small study, electrical currents helped distinguish Alzheimer's from another form of brain trouble

  • Time to Catch Up on Reading, Writing … and Routine Shots
    (26-Jul-2017)
    Before kids head back to school, make sure they're up-to-date on their vaccines

  • Health Highlights: July 26, 2017
    (26-Jul-2017)
    • Charlie Gard to be Moved to Hospice: Judge
    • Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Papayas
    • Opioid Addiction Treatment During Pregnancy Can be Safe

  • Noninvasive Brain Test May Pinpoint Type of Dementia
    (26-Jul-2017)
    In small study, electrical currents helped distinguish Alzheimer's from another form of brain trouble

  • Drug Beats Steroids for Controlling Blood Vessel Inflammation in Study
    (26-Jul-2017)
    With tocilizumab's approval, there's an alternative treatment for giant cell arteritis

  • New Surgery May Fix Tough-to-Treat Rotator Cuff Tears
    (26-Jul-2017)
    Procedure could offer option for otherwise irreparable shoulder injury, surgeons say

  • Robotic Device May Help Gait in Kids With Cerebral Palsy
    (26-Jul-2017)
    Those with condition known as 'crouch gait' had better posture and balance after 15 training sessions

  • Many Primary Care Docs May Miss Prediabetes
    (25-Jul-2017)
    Fewer than 1 in 10 surveyed named all risk factors identified by the American Diabetes Association

  • Senate Prepares for Health Care Vote
    (25-Jul-2017)
    It's a pivotal step in GOP's seven-year goal to dismantle Obamacare

  • With Pence as Tie-breaker, Senate Votes to Debate Obamacare Overhaul
    (25-Jul-2017)
    As the GOP contemplates next move, health organizations call for a bipartisan health solution

  • Noise Pollution a Problem in Black Urban Neighborhoods
    (25-Jul-2017)
    Biggest differences seen between black and white areas, study finds

  • Is the 'Anti-Statin' Trend Threatening Lives?
    (25-Jul-2017)
    Internet-fueled movement has heart experts concerned about potential consequences

  • Walking the Dog, All the Way to Better Health
    (25-Jul-2017)
    Even in bad weather, seniors get about 30 minutes of daily activity by taking care of their pet

  • Health Highlights: July 25, 2017
    (25-Jul-2017)
    • Buying Time-Saving Services Makes People Happier: Study
    • Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program Cut by Trump

  • Noise Pollution a Problem in Black Urban Neighborhoods
    (25-Jul-2017)
    Biggest differences seen between black and white areas, study finds

  • U.S. Kids Overdosing on Dietary Supplements
    (25-Jul-2017)
    Children under age 6 most often affected, study finds

  • U.S. Kids Overdosing on Dietary Supplements
    (25-Jul-2017)
    Children under age 6 most often affected, study finds

  • Most American Men Qualify as 'Overfat'
    (24-Jul-2017)
    Most women and a lot of kids also appear to have excessive fat, study of developed nations reports

  • Health Tip: Avoid Recipes With Raw Egg
    (24-Jul-2017)
    Suggested substitutes

  • Just a Few Vaccine Refusers Could Endanger Many
    (24-Jul-2017)
    A 5 percent drop in coverage could trigger a tripling of measles cases in young kids, study finds

  • Health Highlights: July 24, 2017
    (24-Jul-2017)
    • Charlie Gard's Parents Halt Legal Fight
    • Bush's Baked Beans Recalled
    • African Boy Achieves HIV Remission Without Drugs
    • Cancer Patients' Gray Hair Turns Dark While Taking New Immune Drugs

  • Meds by Monthly Injection Might Revolutionize HIV Care
    (24-Jul-2017)
    If findings replicated, a shot every month or two could replace daily pills, scientists say

  • Just a Few Vaccine Refusers Could Endanger Many
    (24-Jul-2017)
    A 5 percent drop in coverage could trigger a tripling of measles cases in young kids, study finds

  • Just a Few Vaccine Refusers Could Endanger Many
    (24-Jul-2017)
    A 5 percent drop in coverage could trigger a tripling of measles cases in young kids, study finds

  • Obese Don't Have to Lose Weight Before Joint Replacement: Study
    (24-Jul-2017)
    It's ideal to drop pounds first, but the procedure's benefits may outweigh risk if you can't

  • What's Ahead for Health Care Reform in 2018?
    (21-Jul-2017)
    Higher premiums, fewer choices, less time could confront consumers shopping for insurance, analysts say

  • Making the Most of Childhood Wellness Visits
    (21-Jul-2017)
    Advance preparation can help get your questions answered

  • What's Ahead for Health Care Reform in 2018?
    (21-Jul-2017)
    Higher premiums, fewer choices, less time could confront consumers shopping for insurance, analysts say

  • Estrogen May Influence Women's Depression Risk
    (21-Jul-2017)
    Early menstruation, more frequent periods seem to make sad times less likely, researchers suggest

  • High-Dose Flu Shot May Help Nursing Home Residents Avoid Hospital
    (21-Jul-2017)
    Rates of all-cause admission were significantly lower for elderly who got the stronger vaccine, study found

  • Health Highlights: July 21, 2017
    (21-Jul-2017)
    • Linkin Park Singer Chester Bennington Dead at 41
    • Fresno Program Aims to Eliminate Zika-Carrying Mosquitoes

  • Cows May Offer Clues to an AIDS Vaccine
    (21-Jul-2017)
    Their rapid reaction to immunization makes them potential guinea pigs, study suggests

  • Surgery for ACL Tear Often Successful Over Long Term
    (21-Jul-2017)
    Even 10 years after procedure, many still playing sports, study finds

  • Travelers to Europe Need Measles Protection: CDC
    (20-Jul-2017)
    15 countries have reported outbreaks so far this year

  • Scans May Show Consciousness in 'Comatose' Patients
    (20-Jul-2017)
    Bedside exams often miss subtle signs that patient is 'awake,' study says

  • Wider Access to Meds Cuts Global AIDS Deaths in Half
    (20-Jul-2017)
    But eastern Europe and Middle East are falling behind, U.N. report says

  • Health Tip: Ease the Pain of a Blister
    (20-Jul-2017)
    Follow this care guide

  • Oxygen Therapy Revives Brain of Toddler Who Nearly Drowned
    (20-Jul-2017)
    Shrunken areas of brain tissue actually re-grew after treatment, doctor says

  • Laser Therapy Shows Promise Against Eye 'Floaters'
    (20-Jul-2017)
    These spots in vision can increase with age, researchers note

  • Health Highlights: July 20, 2017
    (20-Jul-2017)
    • Viagra-Like Ingredient in Recalled Coffee
    • Legionnaire's Disease Cases Linked to Graceland Hotel Rise to Nine

  • Travelers to Europe Need Measles Protection: CDC
    (20-Jul-2017)
    15 countries have reported outbreaks so far this year

  • Laser Therapy Shows Promise Against Eye 'Floaters'
    (20-Jul-2017)
    These spots in vision can increase with age, researchers note

  • 'Smart' Robot Technology Could Give Stroke Rehab a Boost
    (19-Jul-2017)
    State-of-the-art harness shows promise in early trials

  • Losing Medicaid Tough on People Battling Depression: Study
    (19-Jul-2017)
    Breaks in coverage result in more ER visits and longer hospital stays, research finds

  • Doctors' Group Offers Ideas for Easing Cancer Costs
    (19-Jul-2017)
    New drugs routinely priced at $100,000 a year, ASCO says

  • Losing Medicaid Tough on People Battling Depression: Study
    (19-Jul-2017)
    Breaks in coverage result in more ER visits and longer hospital stays, research finds

  • Losing Medicaid Tough on People Battling Depression: Study
    (19-Jul-2017)
    Breaks in coverage result in more ER visits and longer hospital stays, research finds

  • Health Tip: Preventing Diabetic Foot Sores
    (19-Jul-2017)
    What you can do

  • Study Traces All Dogs to Gray Wolves in Europe
    (19-Jul-2017)
    It disputes previous research that domestication occurred twice, and included wolves from East Asia

  • Health Highlights: July 19, 2017
    (19-Jul-2017)
    • Republican Senator John McCain Has Brain Cancer
    • Study Suggests Many Alzheimer's Patients Don't Have the Disease
    • Rare Form of Mad Cow Disease in Alabama
    • Boy Who Had Double Hand Transplant Making 'Amazing' Progress: Doctors

  • Doctors' Group Offers Ideas for Easing Cancer Costs
    (19-Jul-2017)
    New drugs routinely priced at $100,000 a year, ASCO says

  • 'Smart' Robot Technology Could Give Stroke Rehab a Boost
    (19-Jul-2017)
    State-of-the-art harness shows promise in early trials

  • 'Nipple-Sparing' Mastectomies Don't Raise Odds of Cancer's Return: Study
    (19-Jul-2017)
    Research suggests that the cosmetically superior procedure comes with no added risk

  • More Than 100 Million Americans Have Diabetes or Prediabetes: CDC
    (18-Jul-2017)
    Lifestyle changes can prevent full-blown disease, report says

  • As Efforts to Repeal Obamacare Fail, Future of Health Care Reform in Limbo
    (18-Jul-2017)
    3 Republican senators tank effort to dismantle health law without an immediate replacement

  • Reducing Repeat Hospitalizations Doesn't Harm Patients: Study
    (18-Jul-2017)
    Obamacare guidelines may mean better follow-up after discharge, researchers suggest

  • High-Dose Vitamin D May Not Curb Kids' Colds
    (18-Jul-2017)
    Study seems to dispel a common myth around the daily supplement, researchers say

  • Health Highlights: July 18, 2017
    (18-Jul-2017)
    • Mother Advocates for Newborn Safety After a Touch Leads to Her Baby's Death
    • 10-Year-Old Florida Boy May Be Young Victim of Opioid Epidemic
    • New Breast Cancer Drug Approved by FDA

  • Parents, Get Your Teens Their Vaccines!
    (17-Jul-2017)
    More than 1 in 3 don't know when their teen's next shot is due, survey finds

  • Impaired Eyesight May Be First Sign of Zika Damage in Babies
    (17-Jul-2017)
    All infants with prenatal exposure to the virus need a vision exam, researchers say

  • Not All Fidos Are Friendly
    (17-Jul-2017)
    Teach kids ways to prevent dog bites, pediatricians' group says

  • Health Highlights: July 17, 2017
    (17-Jul-2017)
    • Speech Problems May be Early Sign of Mental Decline: Study
    • Dozens of Contact Lenses Found in Woman's Eye
    • U.S. Doctor to Assess Charlie Gard
    • Tuskegee Syphilis Study Descendents Group Seeks Remaining Settlement Money
    • 7 Million Lbs of Hot Dog and Sausage Products Recalled

  • Health Tip: Check the Water Before Swimming
    (17-Jul-2017)
    How to avoid getting sick

  • Not All Fidos Are Friendly
    (17-Jul-2017)
    Teach kids ways to prevent dog bites, pediatricians' group says

  • McCain's Recovery Time After Surgery Uncertain, Experts Say
    (17-Jul-2017)
    Fate of Affordable Care Act may depend on Senator's return to work

  • Flip-flops: Fun in the Sun, but Tough on Feet
    (15-Jul-2017)
    Their lack of support dictates short-term use only, podiatrist says

  • Health Tip: At Risk of Heat Illness?
    (14-Jul-2017)
    Factors that make you more vulnerable

  • Despite Warnings, Kids Are Still Dying in Hot Cars
    (14-Jul-2017)
    Even on a 60-degree day, a small child's body temperature can quickly rise

  • Health Highlights: July 14, 2017
    (14-Jul-2017)
    • Jimmy Carter Suffers Dehydration While on Habitat for Humanity Build in Canada
    • Man's Toe Transplanted to Replace Lost Thumb

  • New Diabetes Treatment Teaches Rogue Immune Cells to Behave
    (14-Jul-2017)
    'Stem cell educator' provided at least 4 years' benefit for some people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, study says

  • Despite Warnings, Kids Are Still Dying in Hot Cars
    (14-Jul-2017)
    Even on a 60-degree day, a small child's body temperature can quickly rise

  • Revised Senate Bill Would Allow Bare-Bones Health Plans
    (13-Jul-2017)
    Fate of the GOP measure remains uncertain amid party discord

  • Ending U.S. Opioid Abuse Epidemic Will Take Years: Report
    (13-Jul-2017)
    Expert panel calls for tighter painkiller prescribing practices without denying patients in need

  • White Collar Workers at Higher Odds of Death From ALS, Parkinson's
    (13-Jul-2017)
    Study found richer, better-educated folks with these brain diseases are more likely to die

  • Health Tip: Learn About Pasteurization
    (13-Jul-2017)
    Clearing up popular misconceptions

  • Revised Senate Bill Would Allow Bare-Bones Health Plans
    (13-Jul-2017)
    Fate of the GOP measure remains uncertain amid party discord

  • Study Spots Cause of Global Outbreak of Infections Tied to Heart Surgeries
    (13-Jul-2017)
    Bacteria traced to heating-cooling units used on operating rooms caused cases in multiple countries

  • Study Spots Cause of Global Outbreak of Infections Tied to Heart Surgeries
    (13-Jul-2017)
    Bacteria traced to heating-cooling units used on operating rooms caused cases in multiple countries

  • Boxers, MMA Fighters May Face Long-Term Harm to Brain: Study
    (13-Jul-2017)
    Researchers find head injuries from fighting cause brain changes that might spur troubles later in life

  • Health Highlights: July 13, 2017
    (13-Jul-2017)
    • Number of Salmonella Cases Linked to Backyard Poultry Continues to Rise: CDC
    • Mac & Cheese Products Have High Levels of Phthalates: Study
    • Court Hearing Thursday in Charlie Gard Case

  • Genes May Explain Why Kids With Autism Avoid Eye Contact
    (13-Jul-2017)
    More research could shed light on how these genetic pathways work

  • 'Observation' Best Option for Most Low-Risk Prostate Cancer
    (13-Jul-2017)
    20-year study found little difference in death rates, more complications with surgery

  • FDA Panel OKs What May Soon Be First Gene Therapy Approved in U.S.
    (13-Jul-2017)
    Expensive but potent leukemia therapy genetically transforms patients' immune system cells to fight disease

  • Fewer U.S. Dollars Spent on Cardiac Arrest Research: Study
    (12-Jul-2017)
    Other causes of death claim the lion's share of funding

  • Painkiller Prescriptions More Prone to Errors If Handwritten
    (12-Jul-2017)
    Electronic orders cut the odds of major mistakes, study reports

  • CT Scans Might Help Gauge Heart Attack Risk
    (12-Jul-2017)
    Researchers aim to identify vulnerable patients before damage becomes irreversible

  • Fewer U.S. Dollars Spent on Cardiac Arrest Research: Study
    (12-Jul-2017)
    Other causes of death claim the lion's share of funding

  • Health Highlights: July 12, 2017
    (12-Jul-2017)
    • Potential First U.S. Gene Therapy Now Under FDA Review
    • 'Blue Whale' Online Game Responsible for Teen's Suicide: Family
    • Child Measles Deaths in Europe an 'Unacceptable Tragedy': WHO
    • Many American Children Face Chronic Stress That Can Affect the Brain
    • FDA Proposal Would Ease Oversight of Medical Device Makers

  • Fewer U.S. Dollars Spent on Cardiac Arrest Research: Study
    (12-Jul-2017)
    Other causes of death claim the lion's share of funding

  • Did Grandpa's Insomnia Serve an Evolutionary Purpose?
    (12-Jul-2017)
    Study suggests older tribe members may have pulled the 'night shift' to watch for danger

  • Did Grandpa's Insomnia Serve an Evolutionary Purpose?
    (12-Jul-2017)
    Study suggests older tribe members may have pulled the 'night shift' to watch for danger

  • CT Scans Might Help Gauge Heart Attack Risk
    (12-Jul-2017)
    Researchers aim to identify vulnerable patients before damage becomes irreversible

  • Pregnancy Complication Costs U.S. Billions
    (11-Jul-2017)
    Preeclampsia rates have risen steadily since the 1980s

  • Easier Colon Exam Boosts Screening, But Insurers May Not Pay
    (11-Jul-2017)
    People with coverage for virtual colonoscopy are more likely to get tested for colon cancer, study finds

  • Early Parkinson's May Prompt Vision Problems
    (11-Jul-2017)
    Changes in sight could signal disease a decade before motor symptoms surface, study suggests

  • Docs Should Counsel Even Healthy People on Diet, Exercise, Experts Say
    (11-Jul-2017)
    Influential panel urges doctors to talk to low-risk adults about lifestyle

  • JFK's Long, Silent Struggle With Back Pain
    (11-Jul-2017)
    Kennedy's private journey to fix his spine illustrates 'unfortunate pattern of treatment and outcomes'

  • Easier Colon Exam Boosts Screening, But Insurers May Not Pay
    (11-Jul-2017)
    People with coverage for virtual colonoscopy are more likely to get tested for colon cancer, study finds

  • Health Highlights: July 11, 2017
    (11-Jul-2017)
    • Snortable Chocolate Product Should be Investigated by FDA: U.S. Senator
    • Drug Makers Must Provide More Training for Opioid Prescribers: FDA
    • Communion Breads Cannot be Gluten-Free: Vatican
    • American Adults Without Health Insurance Rises by 2 Million

  • JFK's Long, Silent Struggle With Back Pain
    (11-Jul-2017)
    Kennedy's private journey to fix his spine illustrates 'unfortunate pattern of treatment and outcomes'

  • Sugary Drinks in Pregnancy Tied to Heavier Kids Later
    (10-Jul-2017)
    2 or more sweet drinks a day in second trimester linked to an extra 2 pounds in 8-year-olds

  • Most Medicaid Recipients Happy With Their Health Care: Survey
    (10-Jul-2017)
    Findings come as Senate Republicans try to slash spending for the government health insurance program

  • More U.S. Patients Are Recording Their Doctor Visits
    (10-Jul-2017)
    Know your state laws before secretly taping medical conversations

  • Fatal First-Time Heart Attacks More Common in Blacks: Study
    (10-Jul-2017)
    Black men are twice as likely to die, so prevention is crucial, researcher says

  • Most Medicaid Recipients Happy With Their Health Care: Survey
    (10-Jul-2017)
    Findings come as Senate Republicans try to slash spending for the government health insurance program

  • Can a Spritz of 'Love Hormone' Help Kids With Autism?
    (10-Jul-2017)
    Researchers seek to boost social abilities in small study

  • Medication Mistakes Have Doubled in U.S. Since 2000: Study
    (10-Jul-2017)
    Poison control centers get one call every 21 seconds about a potentially serious mix-up

  • Health Highlights: July 10, 2017
    (10-Jul-2017)
    • American Adults Without Health Insurance Rises by 2 Million
    • Gonorrhea Becoming More Resistant to Drugs
    • Alabama Health Department Warns About Flesh-Eating Disease
    • New Court Hearing in Charlie Gard Case

  • Fatal First-Time Heart Attacks More Common in Blacks: Study
    (10-Jul-2017)
    Black men are twice as likely to die, so prevention is crucial, researcher says

  • Medication Mistakes Have Doubled in U.S. Since 2000: Study
    (10-Jul-2017)
    Poison control centers get one call every 21 seconds about a potentially serious mix-up

  • Medication Mistakes Have Doubled in U.S. Since 2000: Study
    (10-Jul-2017)
    Poison control centers get one call every 21 seconds about a potentially serious mix-up

  • Keep Your Summer Cookouts Safe
    (09-Jul-2017)
    Risk for foodborne illness rises along with the temperature

  • Keep Your Summer Cookouts Safe
    (09-Jul-2017)
    Risk for foodborne illness rises along with the temperature

  • Keep Your Summer Cookouts Safe
    (09-Jul-2017)
    Risk for foodborne illness rises along with the temperature

  • Shield Yourself From 'Swimmer's Ear'
    (08-Jul-2017)
    Water left behind after a swim can give you a serious earache -- but not if you know what to do

  • Shield Yourself From 'Swimmer's Ear'
    (08-Jul-2017)
    Water left behind after a swim can give you a serious earache -- but not if you know what to do

  • Shield Yourself From 'Swimmer's Ear'
    (08-Jul-2017)
    Water left behind after a swim can give you a serious earache -- but not if you know what to do

  • Shortage of Bee, Wasp Venom Stings Those With Allergies
    (07-Jul-2017)
    Facing expected season-long shortage, doctors urge patients to carry EpiPens just in case

  • Keep Legionnaire's Disease From Spoiling Your Vacation
    (07-Jul-2017)
    It's prime season for outbreaks of the infection, which is often linked to hotels, cruise ships

  • The Neighborhood Sandbox: A Breeding Ground for Germs
    (07-Jul-2017)
    Bacteria, parasites and other nasty surprises may be hiding in the sand

  • Keep Legionnaire's Disease From Spoiling Your Vacation
    (07-Jul-2017)
    It's prime season for outbreaks of the infection, which is often linked to hotels, cruise ships

  • Recurring Intestinal Infections on the Rise in U.S.: Study
    (07-Jul-2017)
    Clostridium difficile is the No. 1 health care-linked infection in America, and some people can't shake it

  • The Neighborhood Sandbox: A Breeding Ground for Germs
    (07-Jul-2017)
    Bacteria, parasites and other nasty surprises may be hiding in the sand

  • Are Doctors Discarding Donor Kidneys That Could Save Lives?
    (07-Jul-2017)
    Study found suboptimal organs prolonged lives and were a much better option than dialysis

  • Are Doctors Discarding Donor Kidneys That Could Save Lives?
    (07-Jul-2017)
    Study found suboptimal organs prolonged lives and were a much better option than dialysis

  • The Neighborhood Sandbox: A Breeding Ground for Germs
    (07-Jul-2017)
    Bacteria, parasites and other nasty surprises may be hiding in the sand

  • Health Highlights: July 7, 2017
    (07-Jul-2017)
    • Georgia Health Official New CDC Director
    • Another Republican Health Care Bill to Be Introduced
    • Clif Bars Recalled After Nut Allergy Concerns

  • Keep Legionnaire's Disease From Spoiling Your Vacation
    (07-Jul-2017)
    It's prime season for outbreaks of the infection, which is often linked to hotels, cruise ships

  • Keep Legionnaire's Disease From Spoiling Your Vacation
    (07-Jul-2017)
    It's prime season for outbreaks of the infection, which is often linked to hotels, cruise ships

  • U.S. Opioid Prescriptions Fall, But Numbers Still High: CDC
    (06-Jul-2017)
    And length of prescriptions went up, raising risk of addiction among patients

  • Bullying Takes Financial Toll on U.S. School Districts
    (06-Jul-2017)
    Absenteeism by fearful kids linked to an extra $276 million in expenditures in California each year

  • Many Parts of the World Lack Soap for Hand-Washing
    (06-Jul-2017)
    Areas with lowest rates are in Africa, research shows

  • Cancer Deaths Higher in Rural America, CDC Reports
    (06-Jul-2017)
    Agency head calls persistent geographic gap a 'significant public health problem'

  • Blood Shortage Prompts Call for Donations
    (06-Jul-2017)
    American Red Cross says declines seen in summer leading to dangerously low supply

  • Blood Shortage Prompts Call for Donations
    (06-Jul-2017)
    American Red Cross says declines seen in summer leading to dangerously low supply

  • Many Parts of the World Lack Soap for Hand-Washing
    (06-Jul-2017)
    Areas with lowest rates are in Africa, research shows

  • Many Parts of the World Lack Soap for Hand-Washing
    (06-Jul-2017)
    Areas with lowest rates are in Africa, research shows

  • Health Highlights: July 6, 2017
    (06-Jul-2017)
    • Clif Bars Recalled After Nut Allergy Concerns
    • Certain Staph Bacteria Linked to Eczema
    • ALS Patient Who Inspired Ice Bucket Challenge to Receive Financial Help

  • Cancer Deaths Higher in Rural America, CDC Reports
    (06-Jul-2017)
    Agency head calls persistent geographic gap a 'significant public health problem'

  • Smoking On the Rise in Movies Aimed at Young: Study
    (06-Jul-2017)
    Rise prompts call for R rating on movies that show or imply tobacco use

  • Cancer Deaths Higher in Rural America, CDC Reports
    (06-Jul-2017)
    Agency head calls persistent geographic gap a 'significant public health problem'

  • Smoking On the Rise in Movies Aimed at Young: Study
    (06-Jul-2017)
    Rise prompts call for R rating on movies that show or imply tobacco use

  • A Cheaper Alternative to Hearing Aids?
    (05-Jul-2017)
    Devices performed almost as well and are much cheaper, but they aren't regulated, researchers note

  • No Such Thing as Menstrual Memory Fog
    (05-Jul-2017)
    Changes in hormones don't seem to affect the female brain, small study finds

  • Do Blacks, Hispanics Get Low Quality Hospice Care?
    (05-Jul-2017)
    Caregiver survey finds disparities between minority and white patients

  • Soft Contact Lenses Safe for Kids and Teens, Review Finds
    (05-Jul-2017)
    Infection rates no higher than for adults, and actually lowest for younger kids

  • Health Highlights: July 5, 2017
    (05-Jul-2017)
    • Snortable Chocolate Product Raises Concerns
    • Deadly E. Coli Outbreak In Utah Under Investigation
    • Johnson & Johnson Vaginal Mesh Implant Lawsuit Case Begins in Australia

  • 'Simple 7' Steps Can Help Improve Blood Pressure in Blacks
    (05-Jul-2017)
    Adherence to the American Heart Association guidelines may help prevent stroke, study finds

  • Do Blacks, Hispanics Get Low Quality Hospice Care?
    (05-Jul-2017)
    Caregiver survey finds disparities between minority and white patients

  • Soft Contact Lenses Safe for Kids and Teens, Review Finds
    (05-Jul-2017)
    Infection rates no higher than for adults, and actually lowest for younger kids

  • Swimming Lessons: For Starters, Watch Out for Germs in the Water
    (05-Jul-2017)
    Kiddie pools are the biggest offenders, infectious diseases expert says

  • Swimming Lessons: For Starters, Watch Out for Germs in the Water
    (05-Jul-2017)
    Kiddie pools are the biggest offenders, infectious diseases expert says

  • How to Keep Your Kids Out of the ER This Summer
    (04-Jul-2017)
    Emergency physician says make safety your top priority to avoid seasonal threats

  • How to Keep Your Kids Out of the ER This Summer
    (04-Jul-2017)
    Emergency physician says make safety your top priority to avoid seasonal threats

  • Health Tip: Packing for a Picnic
    (04-Jul-2017)
    Lower your risk of food poisoning

  • How to Keep Your Kids Out of the ER This Summer
    (04-Jul-2017)
    Emergency physician says make safety your top priority to avoid seasonal threats

  • How to Keep Your Kids Out of the ER This Summer
    (04-Jul-2017)
    Emergency physician says make safety your top priority to avoid seasonal threats

  • How to Keep Your Kids Out of the ER This Summer
    (04-Jul-2017)
    Emergency physician says make safety your top priority to avoid seasonal threats

  • Guard Against Hearing Loss From Fireworks
    (04-Jul-2017)
    Don't get too close to those loud booms, hearing specialist suggests

  • How to Keep Your Kids Out of the ER This Summer
    (04-Jul-2017)
    Emergency physician says make safety your top priority to avoid seasonal threats

  • Concussion Can Spur Short-Term Change in Women's Periods
    (03-Jul-2017)
    Odds of abnormal menstrual bleeding jump 6 times after serious head injury, study says

  • Probiotic Supplements Failed to Prevent Babies' Infections
    (03-Jul-2017)
    Benefits of breast-feeding might have overshadowed any potential protective effects, doctors suggest

  • Widening 'Race Gap' in U.S. Infant Deaths
    (03-Jul-2017)
    After years of progress, there's been a recent rise in deaths for black babies, study finds

  • Eye Docs Debunk 5 Fireworks Myths
    (02-Jul-2017)
    Make eye safety a priority this Fourth of July

  • Eye Docs Debunk 5 Fireworks Myths
    (02-Jul-2017)
    Make eye safety a priority this Fourth of July

  • Teen Birth Rate Drops Again to All-Time Low: CDC
    (30-Jun-2017)
    Preterm deliveries and births to older moms are up, report finds

  • Older Americans Struggling With Drug Costs Don't Ask for Help
    (30-Jun-2017)
    Poll found roughly half didn't, but 67 percent who did received assistance from their doctor

  • Trump Taps Indiana's Health Commissioner as Next Surgeon General
    (30-Jun-2017)
    Dr. Jerome Adams has taken bold moves against opioid abuse crisis in the state

  • Trump Taps Indiana's Health Commissioner as Next Surgeon General
    (30-Jun-2017)
    Dr. Jerome Adams has taken bold moves against opioid abuse crisis in the state

  • Heat Deaths in U.S. Cities Could Jump 10-fold If Climate Change Isn't Slowed
    (30-Jun-2017)
    America's exit from Paris climate change agreement could lead to more punishing summers, report claims

  • Many People With Type 1 Diabetes Still Make Some Insulin
    (30-Jun-2017)
    Surprising finding hints at potential future therapy

  • Catheters Often to Blame for Blood Infections After Dialysis
    (30-Jun-2017)
    Study included almost all outpatient dialysis centers in the United States

  • Health Highlights: June 30, 2017
    (30-Jun-2017)
    • Infant's Infection Spurs Experts to Warn Against Placenta Pills
    • No Emergency Medical Help for 3rd Opioid Overdose: Ohio Councilman
    • FDA to Speed Reviews of Drugs for Rare Diseases

  • Many People With Type 1 Diabetes Still Make Some Insulin
    (30-Jun-2017)
    Surprising finding hints at potential future therapy

  • Catheters Often to Blame for Blood Infections After Dialysis
    (30-Jun-2017)
    Study included almost all outpatient dialysis centers in the United States

  • Lack of Health Insurance Can Shorten Lives: Study
    (29-Jun-2017)
    Review of U.S. data shows more illness and death when adults are uninsured

  • Melanoma Biopsy Results Can Differ, Worrying Patients
    (29-Jun-2017)
    Doctor discovers skin cancer evaluations aren't always as clear-cut as many might think

  • Antibiotics Improve Treatment of Skin Abscesses
    (29-Jun-2017)
    Drainage alone resulted in worse recovery rates, study finds

  • Experimental Drug Shows Promise Against Dangerous Viruses
    (29-Jun-2017)
    Medicine worked in lab tests against germs that cause SARS and MERS infections

  • Concussion in High School Doesn't Boost Depression Risk: Study
    (29-Jun-2017)
    And another study found no long-term decline in quality of life after these head injuries

  • Some Prostate Drugs May Do Harm
    (29-Jun-2017)
    Hormone-based meds linked to higher blood sugar and 'bad' cholesterol levels in small study

  • Health Highlights: June 29, 2017
    (29-Jun-2017)
    • FDA to Speed Reviews of Drugs for Rare Diseases

  • Scientists Spot Genes Behind Crohn's, Ulcerative Colitis
    (29-Jun-2017)
    Large study finds key mutations that may be tied to raised risk for inflammatory bowel disease

  • Experimental Drug Shows Promise Against Dangerous Viruses
    (29-Jun-2017)
    Medicine worked in lab tests against germs that cause SARS and MERS infections

  • Health Tip: Practice Drowning Prevention at Home
    (29-Jun-2017)
    It only takes a small amount of water

  • Health Tip: Manage Dry Mouth
    (28-Jun-2017)
    If unchecked, it can lead to these complications

  • Tattoo Remorse? What You Need to Know About Erasing Your Ink
    (28-Jun-2017)
    Lasers, sanding and even surgery can hide a bad decision, but beware of ointments, creams, FDA advises

  • Health Highlights: June 28, 2017
    (28-Jun-2017)
    • 111 Patients Took Own Lives in First Six Months After California Approved Doctor-Assisted Deaths
    • Georgia Officials Warn About New Resistant Fentanyl Strains
    • FDA Seeks to Increase Number of Generic Drugs
    • Two More Plague Cases in New Mexico

  • Bye-Bye Flu Shot, Hello Patch?
    (28-Jun-2017)
    Early results look promising for dissolvable microneedle vaccine

  • Michigan's Expanded Medicaid Plan a Boon for Workers
    (27-Jun-2017)
    Survey finds them in better health and doing better work or getting a better job

  • Michigan's Expanded Medicaid Plan a Boon for Workers
    (27-Jun-2017)
    Survey finds them in better health and doing better work or getting a better job

  • Could Shift Work Damage Your DNA?
    (27-Jun-2017)
    Small study raises questions about daytime sleep and cell damage

  • Health Highlights: June 27, 2017
    (27-Jun-2017)
    • Compounding Pharmacy Co-Owner Sentenced to Nine Years for Deadly Meningitis Outbreak
    • Roundup May Have to Carry Cancer Warning in California

  • Elevated Protein Level Increases Blacks' Risk of Kidney Disease
    (27-Jun-2017)
    Scientists find enhanced protein level is required to trigger the illness

  • Fewer Americans Hospitalized for Heart Failure
    (27-Jun-2017)
    But blacks still face far greater odds than whites, study finds

  • Protect Your Skin From the Summer Sun
    (27-Jun-2017)
    Pick a sunscreen that blocks UVA and UVB light, skin specialist advises

  • Immunizations for High Flyin' Travelers
    (26-Jun-2017)
    Don't leave home without them

  • Gene Sequencing May Reveal Risks for Rare Diseases
    (26-Jun-2017)
    But doctors can be taught to minimize patients' anxiety, study says

  • Gene Sequencing May Reveal Risks for Rare Diseases
    (26-Jun-2017)
    But doctors can be taught to minimize patients' anxiety, study says

  • Medicaid Cuts Tied to Delayed Breast Cancer Diagnoses
    (26-Jun-2017)
    Tennessee's 2005 Medicaid rollback could forecast what might happen if GOP health plans become law, some say

  • Workers Unprepared for Heart Emergencies on the Job: Survey
    (26-Jun-2017)
    Most employees are untrained in first aid and CPR and don't know where to find lifesaving equipment

  • How to Dodge Summertime Threats
    (26-Jun-2017)
    Stings, bites, outdoor cooking and even fireworks keep poison control centers hopping

  • Health Highlights: June 26, 2017
    (26-Jun-2017)
    • Compounding Pharmacy Co-Founder to Be Sentenced for Deadly Meningitis Outbreak

  • Workers Unprepared for Heart Emergencies on the Job: Survey
    (26-Jun-2017)
    Most employees are untrained in first aid and CPR and don't know where to find lifesaving equipment

  • Workers Unprepared for Heart Emergencies on the Job: Survey
    (26-Jun-2017)
    Most employees are untrained in first aid and CPR and don't know where to find lifesaving equipment

  • Study Highlights the Beauty Industry's Ugly Side
    (26-Jun-2017)
    Cosmetics, personal care products get little regulatory scrutiny

  • What Men Need to Know About ED Drugs and Anesthesia
    (26-Jun-2017)
    Having surgery? Be forthright about use of erectile dysfunction drugs to prevent dangerous complications

  • Avoid a Nasty Surprise From the Barbecue Grill
    (25-Jun-2017)
    Wire-bristle cleaning brushes pose an injury risk

  • Some Republicans Voice Concerns About Senate Replacement for Obamacare
    (23-Jun-2017)
    Conservatives say it doesn't go far enough, moderates say it goes too far

  • Some Republicans Voice Concerns About Senate Replacement for Obamacare
    (23-Jun-2017)
    Conservatives say it doesn't go far enough, moderates say it goes too far

  • Health Tip: Are You Well Enough to Travel?
    (23-Jun-2017)
    Skip a flight if you have symptoms

  • Can Smartphone Use Bring on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
    (23-Jun-2017)
    Maybe, especially for folks who spend more than 5 hours a day on their devices, study says

  • Health Highlights: June 23, 2017
    (23-Jun-2017)
    • Duke of Edinburgh Hospitalized With Infection
    • 17 Syrian Children Paralyzed by Polio

  • Tissue Testing Can Spot Zika at Birth: CDC
    (22-Jun-2017)
    Just 1 in 10 possible cases actually proved positive, report says

  • Many Doctors Silent on Cost of Cancer Care
    (22-Jun-2017)
    Topic is often ignored, even though 'financial toxicity' is a growing concern, researcher says

  • Senate Republicans Reveal Their Replacement for Obamacare
    (22-Jun-2017)
    Bill would rein in Medicaid budget more slowly, preserve preexisting condition safeguards, change tax credits

  • When is Tourette Syndrome Actually Autism?
    (22-Jun-2017)
    Repetitive behaviors, restricted interests occur in both disorders, make correct diagnosis tricky, researchers report

  • Many Doctors Silent on Cost of Cancer Care
    (22-Jun-2017)
    Topic is often ignored, even though 'financial toxicity' is a growing concern, researcher says

  • Mammogram Decision Hinges on Patient-Doc Talk, Ob-Gyn Group Says
    (22-Jun-2017)
    Updated guidelines say average-risk women can start screening at age 40

  • Senate Republicans Reveal Their Replacement for Obamacare
    (22-Jun-2017)
    Bill would rein in Medicaid budget more slowly, preserve preexisting condition safeguards, change tax credits

  • Health Highlights: June 22, 2017
    (22-Jun-2017)
    • Duke of Edinburgh Hospitalized With Infection
    • 17 Syrian Children Paralyzed by Polio

  • Legalized Pot May Lead to More Traffic Crashes
    (22-Jun-2017)
    But auto accident deaths aren't on the rise in states where recreational pot is allowed, researchers say

  • Posture Pointers for Computer Jockeys
    (21-Jun-2017)
    How to overcome that deskside slump

  • Posture Pointers for Computer Jockeys
    (21-Jun-2017)
    How to overcome that deskside slump

  • Do Older Dads Produce Brainy Boys?
    (21-Jun-2017)
    Study finds their sons score high in intelligence and focus

  • Rogue Genes May Cause Some ALS Cases
    (21-Jun-2017)
    Most people with Lou Gehrig's disease have no known family history of it

  • Head Position May Not Affect Outcome After Stroke
    (21-Jun-2017)
    International study suggests patients will do as well sitting up as following doctor's orders to lie on their backs

  • Extreme Heat in Southwest a Deadly Threat
    (21-Jun-2017)
    Here's how to protect yourself as temperatures top 120 degrees

  • Opioid-Linked Hospitalizations Rising Fastest for Women: Study
    (21-Jun-2017)
    U.S. cases rose 75 percent for females vs. 55 percent for males over a decade, study finds

  • Could a Monetary Perk Help Keep HIV Patients on Their Meds?
    (21-Jun-2017)
    Study involving $70 gift cards suggests the approach might help, but only for some

  • Do Older Dads Produce Brainy Boys?
    (21-Jun-2017)
    Study finds their sons score high in intelligence and focus

  • Health Highlights: June 21, 2017
    (21-Jun-2017)
    • Duke of Edinburgh Hospitalized With Infection
    • 17 Syrian Children Paralyzed by Polio

  • Extreme Heat in Southwest a Deadly Threat
    (21-Jun-2017)
    Here's how to protect yourself as temperatures top 120 degrees

  • Extreme Heat in Southwest a Deadly Threat
    (21-Jun-2017)
    Here's how to protect yourself as temperatures top 120 degrees

  • Americans Want to Be Fit, But Most Don't Put in the Effort
    (20-Jun-2017)
    Survey finds three-quarters think appearance is 'very important,' yet only 31 percent work out regularly

  • Zika-Bearing Mosquitoes More Widespread in U.S. Than Expected
    (20-Jun-2017)
    Surveillance also caught an increase in bugs that transmit dengue and chikungunya viruses

  • FDA Warns Diabetics Against Use of Secondhand Test Strips
    (20-Jun-2017)
    Previously purchased products may not have been stored properly, could lead to inaccurate results

  • Many Chronic Illnesses Linked to Suicide Risk
    (20-Jun-2017)
    Odds 9 times higher for people with traumatic brain injury, study suggests

  • Health Highlights: June 20, 2017
    (20-Jun-2017)
    • Warning Letters Sent to Body Building Product Companies: FDA
    • Rawhide Dog Chew Products Recalled

  • Could Certain Hair Dyes, Relaxers Raise Breast Cancer Risk?
    (20-Jun-2017)
    Study findings differ by race, but one expert says they're inconclusive

  • Many Americans May Be Taking Too Much Vitamin D
    (20-Jun-2017)
    Study finds more people are exceeding the upper daily limit of what is considered safe

  • Group Urges Tougher Limits on Chemical in Shampoos, Cosmetics
    (20-Jun-2017)
    Triclosan isn't proven safe or effective, coalition of scientists from 29 countries says

  • Many Americans May Be Taking Too Much Vitamin D
    (20-Jun-2017)
    Study finds more people are exceeding the upper daily limit of what is considered safe

  • Group Urges Tougher Limits on Chemical in Shampoos, Cosmetics
    (20-Jun-2017)
    Triclosan isn't proven safe or effective, coalition of scientists from 29 countries says

  • Guns Kill or Wound 7,000 U.S. Kids a Year: Report
    (19-Jun-2017)
    It's a 'uniquely American problem,' one pediatrician says

  • Why Patients Leave the Hospital Against Doctor's Orders
    (19-Jun-2017)
    It's a growing problem, and patient age and insurance status is often key to this unhealthy decision, study finds

  • Strike Back Against Snake Bites
    (19-Jun-2017)
    Expert advice on what to do if you're bitten and how to prevent a bite in the first place

  • Acupuncture May Be Effective Painkiller in the ER
    (19-Jun-2017)
    It's a safe alternative to addictive opioid pain relievers, Australian researchers say

  • With Climate Change, More Deadly Heatwaves Will Strike
    (19-Jun-2017)
    Without interventions, three-quarters of planet's inhabitants will suffer, study suggests

  • Why Patients Leave the Hospital Against Doctor's Orders
    (19-Jun-2017)
    It's a growing problem, and patient age and insurance status is often key to this unhealthy decision, study finds

  • Acupuncture May Be Effective Painkiller in the ER
    (19-Jun-2017)
    It's a safe alternative to addictive opioid pain relievers, Australian researchers say

  • Strike Back Against Snake Bites
    (19-Jun-2017)
    Expert advice on what to do if you're bitten and how to prevent a bite in the first place

  • Health Highlights: June 19, 2017
    (19-Jun-2017)
    • 6 Experts Resign from President's HIV/AIDS Advisory Panel in Protest
    • One Dead, 6 Ill in NYC Legionnaire's Disease Outbreak
    • Laundry Detergent Pods a Threat to Dementia Patients

  • Guns Kill or Wound 7,000 U.S. Kids a Year: Report
    (19-Jun-2017)
    It's a 'uniquely American problem,' one pediatrician says

  • With Climate Change, More Deadly Heatwaves Will Strike
    (19-Jun-2017)
    Without interventions, three-quarters of planet's inhabitants will suffer, study suggests

  • Cooking Out? Don't Forget Your Food Thermometer
    (17-Jun-2017)
    Keeping everything at a safe temperature will help prevent food-borne illnesses

  • Cooking Out? Don't Forget Your Food Thermometer
    (17-Jun-2017)
    Keeping everything at a safe temperature will help prevent food-borne illnesses

  • Cooking Out? Don't Forget Your Food Thermometer
    (17-Jun-2017)
    Keeping everything at a safe temperature will help prevent food-borne illnesses

  • High-Intensity Exercise May Be Bad for the Bowels
    (16-Jun-2017)
    Hydration and proper food intake might help prevent gut trouble, researcher says

  • Summer Fun Is Not Without Hazards
    (16-Jun-2017)
    Accidental deaths peak in July and August; here's how to avoid dangers

  • Study Cites Top Reasons Young Autism Patients Are Hospitalized
    (16-Jun-2017)
    Mood disorders, sleep problems and having a single caregiver raise odds of in-patient psychiatric care

  • 'Good' Donor Bacteria Can Last Long Term in Stool Transplant Patients
    (16-Jun-2017)
    Small study shows helpful gut germs are still there 2 years on

  • Helmets for Motorcyclists a No Brainer: Study
    (16-Jun-2017)
    Skull and facial injuries much more likely without head protection

  • Health Highlights: June 16, 2017
    (16-Jun-2017)
    • New EpiPen Competitor Approved by FDA

  • Helmets for Motorcyclists a No Brainer: Study
    (16-Jun-2017)
    Skull and facial injuries much more likely without head protection

  • Summer Fun Is Not Without Hazards
    (16-Jun-2017)
    Accidental deaths peak in July and August; here's how to avoid dangers

  • Lifesaving Drugs From Pfizer in Short Supply: FDA
    (16-Jun-2017)
    Agency seeking alternatives, extending 'shelf life' for meds like epinephrine

  • Seniors Get Good Results From Herniated Disc Surgery
    (16-Jun-2017)
    Age is no reason to avoid the operation, Norwegian researchers report

  • Healthy Dietary Fats Help Beat High Cholesterol
    (15-Jun-2017)
    Eating them can reduce your risk of heart disease as effectively as statins, heart experts say

  • Medical Costs Soar for U.S. Babies Born Addicted to Opioids
    (15-Jun-2017)
    Yearly price tag for their care now tops $300 million, researchers report

  • Leading U.S. Doctors' Group Takes Aim at Rising Drug Prices
    (15-Jun-2017)
    More transparency in costs is needed, American Medical Association says

  • Centenarians Often Healthier Than Younger Seniors: Study
    (15-Jun-2017)
    They have less chronic disease than those in their 80s and 90s, researcher says

  • Leading U.S. Doctors' Group Takes Aim at Rising Drug Prices
    (15-Jun-2017)
    More transparency in costs is needed, American Medical Association says

  • Leading U.S. Doctors' Group Takes Aim at Rising Drug Prices
    (15-Jun-2017)
    More transparency in costs is needed, American Medical Association says

  • U.S. Hospitals Still Prescribe Too Many Antibiotics: Study
    (15-Jun-2017)
    1 in 5 patients experiences side effects from the drugs, which often aren't necessary

  • When Parents Focus on Smartphones, Kids' Misbehaving Can Rise
    (15-Jun-2017)
    Little ones can feel snubbed by the devices and consequently act out, study suggests

  • Health Highlights: June 15, 2017
    (15-Jun-2017)
    • Group Warns of Lead in Baby Food
    • Fried Potatoes Linked to Increased Risk of Early Death
    • Bill Seeks to Provide Acupuncture to U.S. Veterans

  • Mission to Mars Would Double Astronauts' Cancer Risk
    (15-Jun-2017)
    Deep space travel exposes cells to radiation and heavy ions, researchers say

  • Mission to Mars Would Double Astronauts' Cancer Risk
    (15-Jun-2017)
    Deep space travel exposes cells to radiation and heavy ions, researchers say

  • Pot Plus Booze: A Deadly Mix Behind the Wheel
    (15-Jun-2017)
    Study found odds of a fatal auto accident jumped 5 times if both substances were used

  • Mission to Mars Would Double Astronauts' Cancer Risk
    (15-Jun-2017)
    Deep space travel exposes cells to radiation and heavy ions, researchers say

  • Video Call May Be as Good as Doctor Visit for Headache
    (14-Jun-2017)
    Telemedicine offers a convenient alternative for sufferers, study authors say

  • Video Call May Be as Good as Doctor Visit for Headache
    (14-Jun-2017)
    Telemedicine offers a convenient alternative for sufferers, study authors say

  • Fever During Pregnancy Tied to Autism in Study
    (14-Jun-2017)
    But absolute risk is low, researcher says

  • Hospitals Get Good News About Fighting Staph Infections
    (14-Jun-2017)
    Resistance to key antibiotic treatments decreased -- a rarity, experts say

  • Could Prefab Blood Vessels Revolutionize Root Canals?
    (14-Jun-2017)
    Oregon team develops way to regenerate the function of teeth after the surgery

  • Hospitals Get Good News About Fighting Staph Infections
    (14-Jun-2017)
    Resistance to key antibiotic treatments decreased -- a rarity, experts say

  • Video Call May Be as Good as Doctor Visit for Headache
    (14-Jun-2017)
    Telemedicine offers a convenient alternative for sufferers, study authors say

  • It's a Tough Flu Season … for Dogs
    (14-Jun-2017)
    Humans can't catch it, but new canine virus can make your pet 'sick as a dog'

  • Health Highlights: June 14, 2017
    (14-Jun-2017)
    • Michigan's Health Department Head Charged in Connection With Flint Water Crisis
    • Tennessee Prosecutors Sue Opioid Painkiller Makers

  • Have Scientists Created a Safe, Sun-Free Tan?
    (14-Jun-2017)
    Experiment unlocks a way to tan without harmful UV exposure, which could help prevent skin cancer

  • Could Prefab Blood Vessels Revolutionize Root Canals?
    (14-Jun-2017)
    Oregon team develops way to regenerate the function of teeth after the surgery

  • Have Scientists Created a Safe, Sun-Free Tan?
    (14-Jun-2017)
    Experiment unlocks a way to tan without harmful UV exposure, which could help prevent skin cancer

  • Health Tip: Inspect Your Child's Playground
    (14-Jun-2017)
    Look for hidden dangers

  • Hospitals Get Good News About Fighting Staph Infections
    (14-Jun-2017)
    Resistance to key antibiotic treatments decreased -- a rarity, experts say

  • Nighttime Airport Noise May Raise Heart Risks
    (14-Jun-2017)
    More research needed to confirm that exposure to aircraft noise is the cause of health issues

  • Could You Spot Bed Bugs in a Hotel Room?
    (14-Jun-2017)
    Survey finds they're a major worry for U.S. travelers, but many can't identify the annoying pests

  • Hospitals Get Good News About Fighting Staph Infections
    (14-Jun-2017)
    Resistance to key antibiotic treatments decreased -- a rarity, experts say

  • Could You Spot Bed Bugs in a Hotel Room?
    (14-Jun-2017)
    Survey finds they're a major worry for U.S. travelers, but many can't identify the annoying pests

  • Home Blood Pressure Monitors Wrong 7 of 10 Times: Study
    (14-Jun-2017)
    Checking your device against ones used at your doctor's office may be advised, experts say

  • Video Call May Be as Good as Doctor Visit for Headache
    (14-Jun-2017)
    Telemedicine offers a convenient alternative for sufferers, study authors say

  • Could Prefab Blood Vessels Revolutionize Root Canals?
    (14-Jun-2017)
    Oregon team develops way to regenerate the function of teeth after the surgery

  • Have Scientists Created a Safe, Sun-Free Tan?
    (14-Jun-2017)
    Experiment unlocks a way to tan without harmful UV exposure, which could help prevent skin cancer

  • Key Diabetes Test Gives Higher Blood Sugar Readings in Black Patients
    (13-Jun-2017)
    Study suggests difference stems from both biological and care issues

  • Uncertainty for Obamacare Plans as Filing Deadline Approaches
    (13-Jun-2017)
    Early indications suggest some consumers will face fewer choices, higher rates in 2018

  • Leading Medical Groups Mobilize Against Obamacare Repeal
    (13-Jun-2017)
    GOP-sponsored legislation would impose added costs and risks on millions of Americans, groups contend

  • Adding in Prescription for Partner Boosts STD Care
    (13-Jun-2017)
    Lower chlamydia, gonorrhea rates seen when one person can obtain treatment for both partners

  • Cardiac Arrest? Someday, Drones May Come to Your Rescue
    (13-Jun-2017)
    Like something from a science fiction movie, the machines can fly in carrying life-saving equipment

  • Leading Medical Groups Mobilize Against Obamacare Repeal
    (13-Jun-2017)
    GOP-sponsored legislation would impose added costs and risks on millions of Americans, groups contend

  • FDA Puts Brakes on Rule Requiring New 'Nutrition Facts' Label
    (13-Jun-2017)
    Trump administration delays the Obama-era changes, and dietitians cry foul

  • Adding in Prescription for Partner Boosts STD Care
    (13-Jun-2017)
    Lower chlamydia, gonorrhea rates seen when one person can obtain treatment for both partners

  • Health Highlights: June 13, 2017
    (13-Jun-2017)
    • Centene to Offer Insurance in Obamacare Exchanges in 3 States
    • U.S. Congress Considering Over-the-Counter Sales of Hearing Aids
    • New PTSD Treatment Being Studied by U.S. Army
    • Congress Should Remove Protections for Medical Marijuana, Sessions Says

  • Key Diabetes Test Gives Higher Blood Sugar Readings in Black Patients
    (13-Jun-2017)
    Study suggests difference stems from both biological and care issues

  • For Diabetics, Nasal Powder Fixed Severe Low Blood Sugar
    (13-Jun-2017)
    New product much easier to use than rescue injections, researcher says

  • Less Invasive Procedure May Treat Fibroids Without Harming Fertility
    (13-Jun-2017)
    Study found blocking blood flow to growths worked for women who went on to conceive, have children

  • Cardiac Arrest? Someday, Drones May Come to Your Rescue
    (13-Jun-2017)
    Like something from a science fiction movie, the machines can fly in carrying life-saving equipment

  • Health Tip: Enjoy a Safe Outdoor Meal
    (12-Jun-2017)
    Steps to prevent food-related illness

  • Stay Safe as Summer Temps Soar
    (12-Jun-2017)
    ER physician offers advice on avoiding heat health problems

  • Bats Harbor Viruses That Could Cause Outbreaks in Humans
    (12-Jun-2017)
    Two of these are linked to past infections with serious respiratory diseases

  • A Monkey's 'Smile' May Not Be Sweet
    (12-Jun-2017)
    People who thought the animals were grinning or blowing kisses often got bitten, researchers say

  • Stay Safe as Summer Temps Soar
    (12-Jun-2017)
    ER physician offers advice on avoiding heat health problems

  • Health Highlights: June 12, 2017
    (12-Jun-2017)
    • Spaghetti and Meatball Products Recalled by Conagra
    • Legionnaires' Disease Cases in New York City and Las Vegas
    • New Director of U.S. National Cancer Institute Named

  • Asian Women Less Likely to Get Follow-up After Abnormal Mammogram
    (12-Jun-2017)
    Language, cultural barriers may prevent them from receiving needed care, study authors say

  • Stay Safe as Summer Temps Soar
    (12-Jun-2017)
    ER physician offers advice on avoiding heat health problems

  • Experimental Zika Vaccine Protects Mice Against Virus: Study
    (09-Jun-2017)
    Just one dose provided 100 percent protection, researcher says

  • NBA Players' Late-Night Tweets May Be Bad for Their Game: Study
    (09-Jun-2017)
    Those who posted turned in a poorer performance the next day; lack of sleep the likely culprit

  • Depression Can Slow Hospital Patients' Recovery: Study
    (09-Jun-2017)
    Screening for the mood disorder is important for successful healing, psychiatrist says

  • Vaginal Bacteria May Affect Herpes and Zika Transmission
    (09-Jun-2017)
    Healthy 'bugs' might alter how the viruses work, researcher says

  • Experimental Zika Vaccine Protects Mice Against Virus: Study
    (09-Jun-2017)
    Just one dose provided 100 percent protection, researcher says

  • NBA Players' Late-Night Tweets May Be Bad for Their Game: Study
    (09-Jun-2017)
    Those who posted turned in a poorer performance the next day; lack of sleep the likely culprit

  • Fido May Be a Fit Senior's Best Friend
    (09-Jun-2017)
    Study finds walking a dog helps older people meet goals for moderate to vigorous exercise

  • Health Highlights: June 9, 2017
    (09-Jun-2017)
    • Generic Version of HIV Drug Truvada Approved by FDA
    • Birth Control Pills Recalled Due to Danger of Unintended Pregnancy
    • Unknown Opioids in Fake Pain Pills May Be Behind Georgia Deaths
    • Maid-Rite Beef Products Recalled
    • Creation Gardens Beef Products Recalled

  • New Drugs Show Promise as First to Prevent Migraine
    (09-Jun-2017)
    Doctors now rely on medications approved for other purposes

  • Opioids Over-Prescribed After C-Sections: Studies
    (09-Jun-2017)
    Pills women don't use may end up in the wrong hands, researchers suggest

  • Heart Infections Spike as Injection-Drug Abuse Climbs: CDC
    (08-Jun-2017)
    Typical endocarditis patient is white, young and from a rural area, report says

  • The Doctor Will (Virtually) See You Now
    (08-Jun-2017)
    Using telehealth for health care

  • Newborns Sickened With Legionnaire's Disease Via Home Water Birth: CDC
    (08-Jun-2017)
    Arizona investigators say better precautions needed to avoid the potentially deadly infection

  • Health Highlights: June 8, 2017
    (08-Jun-2017)
    • Tick-Borne Illness Suspected in 2-Year-Old's Death

  • It's Snakes to the Rescue for Heart Patients
    (08-Jun-2017)
    Venom from one slithery serpent might be source of a better blood thinner, early research suggests

  • Guard Against This Little-Known Swimming Danger
    (08-Jun-2017)
    Electric shock in water can kill unless you take precautions with nearby wiring

  • Guard Against This Little-Known Swimming Danger
    (08-Jun-2017)
    Electric shock in water can kill unless you take precautions with nearby wiring

  • Is Full Lymph Node Removal Always Needed for Melanoma?
    (08-Jun-2017)
    Survival was just as long for those who had less extensive surgery, large study finds

  • Abused Women Prone to Unnecessary Ovary Removal: Study
    (08-Jun-2017)
    Researchers think physical, emotional or sexual abuse may prompt women to over-react to gynecological symptoms

  • Guard Against This Little-Known Swimming Danger
    (08-Jun-2017)
    Electric shock in water can kill unless you take precautions with nearby wiring

  • More Cancers Caught in Wealthy People
    (07-Jun-2017)
    Those with more money more likely to be screened, researchers report

  • U.S. Liver Cancer Deaths Have Doubled Since 1980s: Study
    (07-Jun-2017)
    It's now fifth-leading cause of cancer death in men and No. 8 among women

  • Teen Boys Treated for Assault Often Want Mental Health Care, Too
    (07-Jun-2017)
    Support can help adolescents recover and get back to school, researcher says

  • Could U.S. Election Results Be Harmful to Health?
    (07-Jun-2017)
    Review of Obama and Trump wins suggests impact on stress, disease levels

  • More Cancers Caught in Wealthy People
    (07-Jun-2017)
    Those with more money more likely to be screened, researchers report

  • Teen Boys Treated for Assault Often Want Mental Health Care, Too
    (07-Jun-2017)
    Support can help adolescents recover and get back to school, researcher says

  • Teen Boys Treated for Assault Often Want Mental Health Care, Too
    (07-Jun-2017)
    Support can help adolescents recover and get back to school, researcher says

  • Do You Have 'Social Jet Lag?'
    (07-Jun-2017)
    Throwing your sleep schedule off to party on weekends may be hard on your heart, study says

  • Health Highlights: June 7, 2017
    (07-Jun-2017)
    • Running, Brisk Walking Good for Spine: Study
    • Dr. Francis Collins to Remain as NIH Director
    • Anthem Leaving Ohio Health Insurance Exchange
    • Unknown Street Drug Linked to Four Deaths in Georgia

  • U.S. Liver Cancer Deaths Have Doubled Since 1980s: Study
    (07-Jun-2017)
    It's now fifth-leading cause of cancer death in men and No. 8 among women

  • Could U.S. Election Results Be Harmful to Health?
    (07-Jun-2017)
    Review of Obama and Trump wins suggests impact on stress, disease levels

  • 4 in 10 Job-Based Health Plans in U.S. Are Now 'High-Deductible'
    (06-Jun-2017)
    These employees are more likely to face financial barriers to care, researchers find

  • Can Drug Company Perks Sway Cancer Docs' Prescriptions?
    (06-Jun-2017)
    Even relatively small payments seemed to make a difference, researchers report

  • Publicly Funded Cancer Trials Gained Americans 3 Million More Years
    (06-Jun-2017)
    Study looked at data stretching from 1956 and 2016

  • Legionnaires' Hiding in Hospital, Nursing Home Plumbing Systems: CDC
    (06-Jun-2017)
    Effective water management, sanitation programs can reduce the risk of exposure to this deadly bacteria

  • Health Highlights: June 6, 2017
    (06-Jun-2017)
    • Puerto Rico's Zika Epidemic Over: Officials

  • Why Teen Mental Ability Surges While Brain Shrinks
    (06-Jun-2017)
    Researchers say they may have answer to an enduring anatomy riddle

  • Publicly Funded Cancer Trials Gained Americans 3 Million More Years
    (06-Jun-2017)
    Study looked at data stretching from 1956 and 2016

  • Legionnaires' Hiding in Hospital, Nursing Home Plumbing Systems: CDC
    (06-Jun-2017)
    Effective water management, sanitation programs can reduce the risk of exposure to this deadly bacteria

  • Legionnaires' Hiding in Hospital, Nursing Home Plumbing Systems: CDC
    (06-Jun-2017)
    Effective water management, sanitation programs can reduce the risk of exposure to this deadly bacteria

  • Legionnaires' Hiding in Hospital, Nursing Home Plumbing Systems: CDC
    (06-Jun-2017)
    Effective water management, sanitation programs can reduce the risk of exposure to this deadly bacteria

  • Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths May Be Underestimated: Study
    (05-Jun-2017)
    Lack of standardized death investigations might leave some babies out of official counts

  • Reporting Symptoms Online to Docs Helps Cancer Patients Live Longer
    (05-Jun-2017)
    Study found technology works because it cuts lag time between problems and care team's response

  • Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths May Be Underestimated: Study
    (05-Jun-2017)
    Lack of standardized death investigations might leave some babies out of official counts

  • Diet Journaling Made Easier
    (05-Jun-2017)
    Keep track of calories online

  • Health Highlights: June 5, 2017
    (05-Jun-2017)
    • Company Pushed Use of Powerful Painkiller in Ineligible Patients: Whistleblower
    • Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield Cuts Back on ER Use, Alarming Doctors

  • Gene-Based Therapy May Thwart a Tough Blood Cancer
    (05-Jun-2017)
    Researchers attempt to turn immune cells into unerring killers of multiple myeloma cells

  • Overcharging Common in U.S. Emergency Rooms
    (02-Jun-2017)
    Minorities and uninsured are most often victims of 'price gouging', study contends

  • Zika's Set to Return to Mainland U.S., But Budget Cuts Threaten Response
    (02-Jun-2017)
    Health experts warn that less federal funding will make it hard to battle the birth defect-causing virus

  • The Cost of Bike Crashes in U.S. Tops $24 Billion a Year
    (02-Jun-2017)
    Study suggests more street accidents, older bikers are boosting expenses

  • Overcharging Common in U.S. Emergency Rooms
    (02-Jun-2017)
    Minorities and uninsured are most often victims of 'price gouging', study contends

  • Overcharging Common in U.S. Emergency Rooms
    (02-Jun-2017)
    Minorities and uninsured are most often victims of 'price gouging', study contends

  • Overcharging Common in U.S. Emergency Rooms
    (02-Jun-2017)
    Minorities and uninsured are most often victims of 'price gouging', study contends

  • Health Highlights: June 2, 2017
    (02-Jun-2017)
    • Backyard Poultry Linked to Salmonella Outbreaks
    • Trump Coverage Changes Could Mean Loss of Birth Control for Hundreds of Thousands of Women
    • CDC Changes Stance on Technique Allowing HIV-Positive Men to Father Children
    • Medicaid May Have Been Overcharged $1.27 Billion for EpiPens: U.S. Senator
    • Florida to Provide Miscarriage Certificates

  • Dark Skin No Shield From Deadly Skin Cancer
    (02-Jun-2017)
    Death rates from melanoma are higher for people of color, skin expert says

  • Is One Round of Radiation Enough for Spine Pain in Cancer Patients?
    (02-Jun-2017)
    Study suggests it works as well as a full week of treatments

  • Zika's Set to Return to Mainland U.S., But Budget Cuts Threaten Response
    (02-Jun-2017)
    Health experts warn that less federal funding will make it hard to battle the birth defect-causing virus

  • Zika's Set to Return to Mainland U.S., But Budget Cuts Threaten Response
    (02-Jun-2017)
    Health experts warn that less federal funding will make it hard to battle the birth defect-causing virus

  • The Cost of Bike Crashes in U.S. Tops $24 Billion a Year
    (02-Jun-2017)
    Study suggests more street accidents, older bikers are boosting expenses

  • Deciding If Double Knee Replacement Is Right for You
    (02-Jun-2017)
    For certain patients, the 2-in-1 approach is a good option, specialist says

  • Can Online Treatment Replace Your Therapist?
    (01-Jun-2017)
    For people with mild or moderate depression, web-based versions might help, study finds

  • Can Online Treatment Replace Your Therapist?
    (01-Jun-2017)
    For people with mild or moderate depression, web-based versions might help, study finds

  • Can Online Treatment Replace Your Therapist?
    (01-Jun-2017)
    For people with mild or moderate depression, web-based versions might help, study finds

  • Advocating for a Loved One
    (01-Jun-2017)
    The many facets of caregiving

  • Hand Washing Works Whether the Water's Hot or Cold
    (01-Jun-2017)
    Surprising finding runs counter to FDA guidelines, researcher says

  • Can Online Treatment Replace Your Therapist?
    (01-Jun-2017)
    For people with mild or moderate depression, web-based versions might help, study finds

  • Wild 'Death Cap' Mushroom Seriously Sickens 14 in California
    (01-Jun-2017)
    Foraging by novices tied to 3 people needing liver transplants and permanent brain damage in a child

  • Wild 'Death Cap' Mushroom Seriously Sickens 14 in California
    (01-Jun-2017)
    Foraging by novices tied to 3 people needing liver transplants and permanent brain damage in a child

  • Health Highlights: June 1, 2017
    (01-Jun-2017)
    • Florida Reports First Dog Flu Cases
    • Opioid Overdose Remedy Being Carried for Police Dogs
    • More Than 500 Californians Given Life-Ending Drugs Since New Law Took Effect

  • New Teen Drivers Face Triple the Risk of a Fatal Crash
    (01-Jun-2017)
    Distractions, such as cell phones, and failure to buckle up are main causes

  • Mummy DNA Gives Clues to Egypt's Long History
    (31-May-2017)
    Foreign conquest didn't have big impact on genetics of ancient or modern Egyptians, study finds

  • 1 in 4 Nursing Home Residents Has Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
    (31-May-2017)
    More infection-prevention education and policies are needed, study findings suggest

  • 1 in 4 Nursing Home Residents Has Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
    (31-May-2017)
    More infection-prevention education and policies are needed, study findings suggest

  • Getting Bedbugs Out of Nursing Homes, Apartment Buildings - for Good
    (31-May-2017)
    Taking steps to keep pests away is key in multi-unit housing, insect specialist says

  • Health Highlights: May 31, 2017
    (31-May-2017)
    • Olivia Newton-John Announces Breast Cancer Has Returned
    • Generic ADHD Drugs Approved by FDA
    • Tobacco an Environmental Threat: WHO
    • Macadamia Nuts Recalled by Kroger
    • New Medicare Cards Won't Carry SSN

  • Mummy DNA Gives Clues to Egypt's Long History
    (31-May-2017)
    Foreign conquest didn't have big impact on genetics of ancient or modern Egyptians, study finds

  • Health Tip: Stay Safe During Summer
    (31-May-2017)
    Five ways to protect your family

  • Costs of ER Treatments a Mystery to Many Docs
    (30-May-2017)
    Just 4 in 10 could accurately estimate charges for patients, study finds

  • Transgender People Report More Health Problems
    (30-May-2017)
    Disparities can't be explained by lower income, other factors, researcher says

  • Can People 'Sniff' Out Illness in Others?
    (30-May-2017)
    Study suggests humans use vision and smell to detect infection more than thought

  • How to Prepare Your Teen for That First Ob-Gyn Visit
    (30-May-2017)
    Gynecologist offers tips on ways to make it a positive experience

  • Costs of ER Treatments a Mystery to Many Docs
    (30-May-2017)
    Just 4 in 10 could accurately estimate charges for patients, study finds

  • Climate Change May Hit Cities Hardest: Study
    (30-May-2017)
    Asphalt, concrete and cars intensify heat effect in urban areas, boosting costs, researchers predict

  • Costs of ER Treatments a Mystery to Many Docs
    (30-May-2017)
    Just 4 in 10 could accurately estimate charges for patients, study finds

  • Costs of ER Treatments a Mystery to Many Docs
    (30-May-2017)
    Just 4 in 10 could accurately estimate charges for patients, study finds

  • Can People 'Sniff' Out Illness in Others?
    (30-May-2017)
    Study suggests humans use vision and smell to detect infection more than thought

  • Scientists Tweak Antibiotic to Boost Power Against 'Superbugs'
    (30-May-2017)
    New form of vancomycin hits bacteria in 3 ways, helping curb the threat of microbial resistance

  • Health Highlights: May 30, 2017
    (30-May-2017)
    • Experts Cite Concerns About Potential Price of Zika Vaccine
    • Trump Administration Moves to Reverse Birth Control Requirement for Religious Employers

  • Scientists Tweak Antibiotic to Boost Power Against 'Superbugs'
    (30-May-2017)
    New form of vancomycin hits bacteria in 3 ways, helping curb the threat of microbial resistance

  • Can People 'Sniff' Out Illness in Others?
    (30-May-2017)
    Study suggests humans use vision and smell to detect infection more than thought

  • Health Tip: Dealing With a Dog Bite
    (29-May-2017)
    Here's what to do

  • Brush Up on Swim Safety for Summer
    (29-May-2017)
    Pediatricians' group offers tips on how to protect kids by the pool, lake or ocean

  • Lawn Mowers Are Risky Business for Kids
    (29-May-2017)
    Injuries can lead to amputations, pediatric trauma expert cautions

  • Brush Up on Swim Safety for Summer
    (29-May-2017)
    Pediatricians' group offers tips on how to protect kids by the pool, lake or ocean

  • 5 Essential Tips for Hospital Patients and Their Visitors
    (28-May-2017)
    Start by keeping hands clean, health experts say

  • 5 Essential Tips for Hospital Patients and Their Visitors
    (28-May-2017)
    Start by keeping hands clean, health experts say

  • Fire Up the Grill Safely This Holiday Weekend
    (27-May-2017)
    Some expert tips on avoiding trouble with gas and charcoal barbecues

  • Fire Up the Grill Safely This Holiday Weekend
    (27-May-2017)
    Some expert tips on avoiding trouble with gas and charcoal barbecues

  • Fire Up the Grill Safely This Holiday Weekend
    (27-May-2017)
    Some expert tips on avoiding trouble with gas and charcoal barbecues

  • Adults Who Love Exercise May Gain 9 'Biological' Years
    (26-May-2017)
    Regular jogging and other pursuits delay cellular aging, study finds

  • Warming Climate, More Sleepless Nights?
    (26-May-2017)
    Poor and elderly will feel the heat the most, study predicts

  • Bystander CPR Helps Save Brain Function After Near-Drowning
    (26-May-2017)
    Heart compressions were even more effective than automatic defibrillator, study finds

  • Health Highlights: May 26, 2017
    (26-May-2017)
    • German Parents Who Don't Have Children Vaccinated Will Face Fines

  • Could a Century-Old Drug Help Ease Autism Symptoms?
    (26-May-2017)
    Small study produced positive results with the sleeping sickness medication suramin, but more research needed

  • Health Tip: Is Your Backyard Safe?
    (26-May-2017)
    Here's how you can improve safety

  • Bystander CPR Helps Save Brain Function After Near-Drowning
    (26-May-2017)
    Heart compressions were even more effective than automatic defibrillator, study finds

  • Gut Bacteria Changes After Some Weight-Loss Surgeries
    (26-May-2017)
    Better diversity seen after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, researchers say

  • Bystander CPR Helps Save Brain Function After Near-Drowning
    (26-May-2017)
    Heart compressions were even more effective than automatic defibrillator, study finds

  • Alzheimer's Deaths Jump 55 Percent: CDC
    (25-May-2017)
    More patients also dying at home, with the caregiving burden falling on loved ones

  • Hospitals Vary in Moving Stroke Patients to Comfort or Hospice Care
    (25-May-2017)
    Study found doctors more apt to suggest it sooner for older, white, female and uninsured patients

  • Haywire Immune Cells May Help Cause Baldness
    (25-May-2017)
    Cells that fight inflammation also play role in hair growth, mice study finds

  • Kidneys From Deceased Diabetics Might Ease Organ Shortage: Study
    (25-May-2017)
    More than 100,000 people are on the U.S. kidney transplant wait-list

  • Kidneys From Deceased Diabetics Might Ease Organ Shortage: Study
    (25-May-2017)
    More than 100,000 people are on the U.S. kidney transplant wait-list

  • Health Highlights: May 25, 2017
    (25-May-2017)
    • Heart Pump Controllers Recalled
    • Fitness Trackers Highly Inaccurate in Counting Calories Burned: Study
    • Breakfast Sausages Recalled

  • Stroke Risk Can Rise With Pregnancy-Linked High Blood Pressure
    (25-May-2017)
    Infections, clotting disorders, history of high blood pressure puts women with preeclampsia in jeopardy, study says

  • New Cholesterol Fighting Meds Target Key Gene
    (25-May-2017)
    Two trials show promise for non-statin approach to heart health

  • Thick Middle May Raise Risk of Some Cancers
    (24-May-2017)
    Where fat is carried is as strong a predictor as BMI, research suggests

  • Thick Middle May Raise Risk of Some Cancers
    (24-May-2017)
    Where fat is carried is as strong a predictor as BMI, research suggests

  • Hospital Protocol Helps Thwart Serious Infection
    (24-May-2017)
    Study finds faster treatment leads to lower risk of dying from sepsis

  • Hospital Protocol Helps Thwart Serious Infection
    (24-May-2017)
    Study finds faster treatment leads to lower risk of dying from sepsis

  • Death Rate Drops for Americans Hospitalized With COPD
    (24-May-2017)
    Better technology may help patients survive complications of the respiratory disease, researchers say

  • Hospital Protocol Helps Thwart Serious Infection
    (24-May-2017)
    Study finds faster treatment leads to lower risk of dying from sepsis

  • Can Tracking Germs in One Hospital Make All Hospitals Safer?
    (24-May-2017)
    Study mapped history of bacteria, viruses and fungi to understand how diseases spread among patients

  • Can Tracking Germs in One Hospital Make All Hospitals Safer?
    (24-May-2017)
    Study mapped history of bacteria, viruses and fungi to understand how diseases spread among patients

  • Hospital Protocol Helps Thwart Serious Infection
    (24-May-2017)
    Study finds faster treatment leads to lower risk of dying from sepsis

  • Can Tracking Germs in One Hospital Make All Hospitals Safer?
    (24-May-2017)
    Study mapped history of bacteria, viruses and fungi to understand how diseases spread among patients

  • Health Highlights: May 24, 2017
    (24-May-2017)
    • Trump Administration Funding Cuts to AIDS Programs Could Mean 1 Million Lives Lost

  • Blood Test for Pancreatic Cancer Shows Early Promise
    (24-May-2017)
    Scientists aim for earlier detection, when tumors are treatable

  • Health Tip: Keep Newborns Safer
    (24-May-2017)
    Suggestions to protect your baby

  • Can Tracking Germs in One Hospital Make All Hospitals Safer?
    (24-May-2017)
    Study mapped history of bacteria, viruses and fungi to understand how diseases spread among patients

  • Can Tracking Germs in One Hospital Make All Hospitals Safer?
    (24-May-2017)
    Study mapped history of bacteria, viruses and fungi to understand how diseases spread among patients

  • At Major Teaching Hospitals, Lower Death Rates
    (23-May-2017)
    Researchers assess 30-day survival for older patients

  • Checking Patient's Drug History May Help Curb Opioid Abuse
    (23-May-2017)
    Sharpest declines seen in states like New York with strict rules for doctors

  • At Major Teaching Hospitals, Lower Death Rates
    (23-May-2017)
    Researchers assess 30-day survival for older patients

  • At Major Teaching Hospitals, Lower Death Rates
    (23-May-2017)
    Researchers assess 30-day survival for older patients

  • You're Less Apt to Fact-Check 'Fake News' When It's on Social Media: Study
    (23-May-2017)
    When users saw others looking at same report online, they were less likely to verify claims

  • Health Tip: Keep Fleas Out of Your Home
    (23-May-2017)
    Here's how

  • Health Highlights: May 23, 2017
    (23-May-2017)
    • WHO Has First African Director General
    • Former 'Bond' Actor Roger Moore Dies At Age 89
    • Space-Stored Mouse Sperm Creates Healthy Pups
    • Dozens of Genes Linked to Intelligence Identified by Scientists

  • Taking Opioids Before Knee Surgery Could Raise Pain Later
    (23-May-2017)
    People who took the powerful painkillers pre-procedure had less pain relief later, study finds

  • U.S. Transgender Surgeries Up 20 Percent in 2 Years
    (22-May-2017)
    Plastic surgeons' group identifies top transition treatments

  • Overcrowded ERs Risky for Some Seriously Ill Patients
    (22-May-2017)
    People with sepsis had to wait almost an extra hour for antibiotics in busy hospitals, study finds

  • Americans Skeptical of Corporate-Backed Health Research
    (22-May-2017)
    Study finding a red flag for scientists competing for dwindling funding sources for their work

  • Americans Skeptical of Corporate-Backed Health Research
    (22-May-2017)
    Study finding a red flag for scientists competing for dwindling funding sources for their work

  • Overcrowded ERs Risky for Some Seriously Ill Patients
    (22-May-2017)
    People with sepsis had to wait almost an extra hour for antibiotics in busy hospitals, study finds

  • First-Try Antibiotics Now Fail in 1 in 4 Adult Pneumonia Cases
    (22-May-2017)
    Patients typically helped by other means, but levels of drug resistance are concerning, researchers say

  • Overcrowded ERs Risky for Some Seriously Ill Patients
    (22-May-2017)
    People with sepsis had to wait almost an extra hour for antibiotics in busy hospitals, study finds

  • Health Highlights: May 22, 2017
    (22-May-2017)
    • WHO Spends More on Travel Than on Many Major Health Threats
    • California Botulism Outbreak Caused by Nacho Cheese Sauce
    • Seizures of Fentanyl-Containing Drugs More Than Double: DEA

  • Docs May Not Spot Sleep Apnea, Insomnia in Blacks
    (22-May-2017)
    Reasons why remain unclear, and disparity needs more research, study suggests

  • Blacks More Prone to Colon Cancers That Arise Between Colonoscopies: Study
    (22-May-2017)
    Differences in biology or in the quality of screenings blacks receive may be to blame, researchers say

  • Americans Skeptical of Corporate-Backed Health Research
    (22-May-2017)
    Study finding a red flag for scientists competing for dwindling funding sources for their work

  • Anabolic Steroids May Tax the Heart
    (22-May-2017)
    Weight-lifters using the synthetic hormones have lower pumping capacity, study finds

  • U.S. Transgender Surgeries Up 20 Percent in 2 Years
    (22-May-2017)
    Plastic surgeons' group identifies top transition treatments

  • How Not to Nod Off Behind the Wheel
    (20-May-2017)
    Recognizing signs of sleepiness key to prevention, researcher says

  • ERs May Need to Rethink Opioid Prescription Practices
    (19-May-2017)
    States should limit the number of days these drugs can be given, study suggests

  • Poverty Could Make Lupus Even Worse
    (19-May-2017)
    Second study saw pregnancy complications higher among non-whites

  • ERs May Need to Rethink Opioid Prescription Practices
    (19-May-2017)
    States should limit the number of days these drugs can be given, study suggests

  • ERs May Need to Rethink Opioid Prescription Practices
    (19-May-2017)
    States should limit the number of days these drugs can be given, study suggests

  • Zika Mosquito Can Transmit Other Viruses, Too
    (19-May-2017)
    3-in-1 bite might also spread chikungunya and dengue fever, study says

  • ERs May Need to Rethink Opioid Prescription Practices
    (19-May-2017)
    States should limit the number of days these drugs can be given, study suggests

  • Health Highlights: May 19, 2017
    (19-May-2017)
    • Duterte Issues Strict Public Smoking Ban in Philippines

  • Poverty Could Make Lupus Even Worse
    (19-May-2017)
    Second study saw pregnancy complications higher among non-whites

  • 1 in 5 U.S. Cancers Is 'Rare'
    (19-May-2017)
    Little-known malignancies harder to diagnose and treat, study says

  • Health Tip: Avoid Tight Shoes
    (19-May-2017)
    They can harm your feet

  • Mechanical Heart Valve Noise May Mean Sleepless Nights
    (19-May-2017)
    Some even report that others can hear the sound, study finds

  • Are You Addicted to Your Smartphone?
    (19-May-2017)
    How to tell if it's become your BFF

  • Brain Scans Spot Where Fear and Anxiety Live
    (18-May-2017)
    Unusually large 'striatum' is linked to inability to cope with uncertainty, research shows

  • Century-Old Technique May Help Infertile Couples Conceive Without IVF
    (18-May-2017)
    In study, flushing fallopian tubes with an oil allowed 40 percent of couples to achieve pregnancy

  • Health Tip: Keep Your Sheets Clean
    (18-May-2017)
    And reap possible health benefits

  • The Water's Not Fine: U.S. Pool-Linked Infection Doubles in 2 Years
    (18-May-2017)
    Cryptosporidiosis can cause weeks of watery diarrhea, CDC warns

  • Brain Scans Spot Where Fear and Anxiety Live
    (18-May-2017)
    Unusually large 'striatum' is linked to inability to cope with uncertainty, research shows

  • Another Step Toward Ebola Protection
    (18-May-2017)
    Discovery of critical human antibodies may put scientists closer to new vaccines, treatments

  • The Water's Not Fine: U.S. Pool-Linked Infection Doubles in 2 Years
    (18-May-2017)
    Cryptosporidiosis can cause weeks of watery diarrhea, CDC warns

  • Charlie Sheen's 2015 HIV Disclosure Spiked Use of Home Test Kits
    (18-May-2017)
    New study finds a near doubling of sales of OraQuick test, showing power of celebrity announcements

  • Health Highlights: May 18, 2017
    (18-May-2017)
    • Suspected Congo Ebola Cases Increase to 18: WHO
    • Mother Warns About Fidget Spinner Choking Hazard
    • Talk to Doctor About Child's Lead Test, Pediatrician's Group Says

  • Another Step Toward Ebola Protection
    (18-May-2017)
    Discovery of critical human antibodies may put scientists closer to new vaccines, treatments

  • Century-Old Technique May Help Infertile Couples Conceive Without IVF
    (18-May-2017)
    In study, flushing fallopian tubes with an oil allowed 40 percent of couples to achieve pregnancy

  • Charlie Sheen's 2015 HIV Disclosure Spiked Use of Home Test Kits
    (18-May-2017)
    New study finds a near doubling of sales of OraQuick test, showing power of celebrity announcements

  • The Water's Not Fine: U.S. Pool-Linked Infection Doubles in 2 Years
    (18-May-2017)
    Cryptosporidiosis can cause weeks of watery diarrhea, CDC warns

  • Charlie Sheen's 2015 HIV Disclosure Spiked Use of Home Test Kits
    (18-May-2017)
    New study finds a near doubling of sales of OraQuick test, showing power of celebrity announcements

  • The Water's Not Fine: U.S. Pool-Linked Infection Doubles in 2 Years
    (18-May-2017)
    Cryptosporidiosis can cause weeks of watery diarrhea, CDC warns

  • Just 2 Weeks on the Couch Can Trigger Body's Decline
    (17-May-2017)
    Constant daily activity vital to optimal health, lifestyle experts say

  • Black, Hispanic Americans Less Likely to See a Neurologist
    (17-May-2017)
    They more often wind up in the ER and face higher medical costs than white patients, study shows

  • Black, Hispanic Americans Less Likely to See a Neurologist
    (17-May-2017)
    They more often wind up in the ER and face higher medical costs than white patients, study shows

  • Your Doctor's Age Might Affect Your Care
    (17-May-2017)
    Study found older patients' hospital survival was slightly higher when their physician was younger

  • Black, Hispanic Americans Less Likely to See a Neurologist
    (17-May-2017)
    They more often wind up in the ER and face higher medical costs than white patients, study shows

  • Black, Hispanic Americans Less Likely to See a Neurologist
    (17-May-2017)
    They more often wind up in the ER and face higher medical costs than white patients, study shows

  • Your Doctor's Age Might Affect Your Care
    (17-May-2017)
    Study found older patients' hospital survival was slightly higher when their physician was younger

  • Is the AIDS Epidemic Winding Down in the U.S.?
    (17-May-2017)
    Infection rate could be as low as 12,000 people a year by 2025, researchers report

  • Some Lead Poisoning Tests May Be Faulty
    (17-May-2017)
    But the majority of tests are unaffected, U.S. officials say

  • Health Highlights: May 17, 2017
    (17-May-2017)
    • Patient Who Spearheaded Medical Informed Consent Movement Dies
    • PTSD, Brain Injuries Common Among U.S. Troops Discharged for Misconduct: Report
    • Women Over 30 Now Have Higher Birth Rate Than Younger Women: CDC
    • Police Officer Overdoses After Wiping Fentanyl Off Uniform

  • Black, Hispanic Americans Less Likely to See a Neurologist
    (17-May-2017)
    They more often wind up in the ER and face higher medical costs than white patients, study shows

  • Gene Therapy Might Someday Mend Badly Broken Bones
    (17-May-2017)
    Animal experiments suggest this may be a potential alternative to bone grafts, researchers say

  • Is the AIDS Epidemic Winding Down in the U.S.?
    (17-May-2017)
    Infection rate could be as low as 12,000 people a year by 2025, researchers report

  • Your Doctor's Age Might Affect Your Care
    (17-May-2017)
    Study found older patients' hospital survival was slightly higher when their physician was younger

  • Gene Therapy Might Someday Mend Badly Broken Bones
    (17-May-2017)
    Animal experiments suggest this may be a potential alternative to bone grafts, researchers say

  • Hormone Therapy Not Advised for Preventing Disease After Menopause
    (16-May-2017)
    Benefits of treatment don't outweigh the risks, U.S. task force reiterates

  • For Inflamed Pancreas, Eating Right Away May Be Best Medicine
    (16-May-2017)
    Contrary to long-held belief, it does not seem to worsen infection, researchers report

  • Odds for C-Section May Depend on Hospital
    (16-May-2017)
    Consumer Reports finds rates vary from 7 to 64 percent across U.S.

  • For Inflamed Pancreas, Eating Right Away May Be Best Medicine
    (16-May-2017)
    Contrary to long-held belief, it does not seem to worsen infection, researchers report

  • Houston, You Have a 'Superbug'
    (16-May-2017)
    Researchers don't know why strain of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is affecting this one U.S. city

  • Heart Attack Risk Spikes After Respiratory Infection, Study Finds
    (16-May-2017)
    Even the common cold was linked to a 13-fold increased risk for about a week

  • Is Your Child's Day Care Center Ready for Pandemic Flu?
    (16-May-2017)
    Most are not, a U.S. survey finds, despite the lessons of the 2009 'swine flu' outbreak

  • Playgrounds Aren't Always All Fun and Games
    (16-May-2017)
    Fortunately, there are ways to prevent injuries to children, ER doc says

  • Fido or Fluffy Can Bring You a Big Health Boost
    (16-May-2017)
    And here are tips to help choose the right pet for you

  • Health Highlights: May 16, 2017
    (16-May-2017)
    • Police Officer Overdoses After Wiping Fentanyl Off Uniform
    • Slowing of Decline in Number of Uninsured Adults: CDC
    • Too Much Caffeine Caused South Carolina Teen's Death: Coroner
    • Red Meat Increases Death Risk: Study

  • Is Your Child's Day Care Center Ready for Pandemic Flu?
    (16-May-2017)
    Most are not, a U.S. survey finds, despite the lessons of the 2009 'swine flu' outbreak

  • Houston, You Have a 'Superbug'
    (16-May-2017)
    Researchers don't know why strain of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is affecting this one U.S. city

  • Playgrounds Aren't Always All Fun and Games
    (16-May-2017)
    Fortunately, there are ways to prevent injuries to children, ER doc says

  • Forget Steroid Shots for Long-Term Relief of Arthritic Knees
    (16-May-2017)
    Noticeable cartilage loss detected in patients injected over 2 years, study says

  • Mouse Gives Birth to Pups Using 3-D Printed Ovary
    (16-May-2017)
    Breakthrough might someday lead to similar organs for infertile women, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Getting an X-Ray During Pregnancy
    (16-May-2017)
    Here's what you can do

  • Timing of Menopause May Affect Heart Failure Risk
    (15-May-2017)
    Women whose periods end early and those who never give birth seem at added risk, research suggests

  • Health Highlights: May 15, 2017
    (15-May-2017)
    • Britain's NHS Cancels Surgeries, Appointments as it Recovers From Cyber-Attack
    • Honest Company Baby Wipes Recalled
    • Ebola Outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Many Parents Underestimate Drowning Risks
    (15-May-2017)
    More than one-third surveyed would let child swim unsupervised in neighborhood or hotel pool

  • Many Parents Underestimate Drowning Risks
    (15-May-2017)
    More than one-third surveyed would let child swim unsupervised in neighborhood or hotel pool

  • Don't Let Your Garden Get You Down
    (13-May-2017)
    Yard work relieves stress but can wreak havoc on muscles and joints unless you protect yourself

  • Don't Let Your Garden Get You Down
    (13-May-2017)
    Yard work relieves stress but can wreak havoc on muscles and joints unless you protect yourself

  • Don't Let Your Garden Get You Down
    (13-May-2017)
    Yard work relieves stress but can wreak havoc on muscles and joints unless you protect yourself

  • Don't Let Your Garden Get You Down
    (13-May-2017)
    Yard work relieves stress but can wreak havoc on muscles and joints unless you protect yourself

  • Ransom-Seeking Hackers Targeting Hospital Data
    (12-May-2017)
    Medical information a vulnerable target for those planning 'ransomware' attacks, doctor warns

  • Study Sees Link Between Porn and Sexual Dysfunction
    (12-May-2017)
    It could be creating unrealistic expectations for young, inexperienced men, researcher says

  • Blood Vessel-Clearing Procedure Riskier on Weekends: Study
    (12-May-2017)
    Though low overall, the odds of dying are doubled if angioplasty is done on Saturday or Sunday

  • People With Pre-Existing Health Issues Fear Repeal-and-Replace Bill
    (12-May-2017)
    Older, sicker Americans worry they may bear brunt of GOP efforts to curtail a popular Obamacare protection

  • Ransom-Seeking Hackers Targeting Hospital Data
    (12-May-2017)
    Medical information a vulnerable target for those planning 'ransomware' attacks, doctor warns

  • People With Pre-Existing Health Issues Fear Repeal-and-Replace Bill
    (12-May-2017)
    Older, sicker Americans worry they may bear brunt of GOP efforts to curtail a popular Obamacare protection

  • America Loves Fast Food
    (12-May-2017)
    Eight in 10 eat it at least once a week, surveys find

  • People With Pre-Existing Health Issues Fear Repeal-and-Replace Bill
    (12-May-2017)
    Older, sicker Americans worry they may bear brunt of GOP efforts to curtail a popular Obamacare protection

  • Ransom-Seeking Hackers Targeting Hospital Data
    (12-May-2017)
    Medical information a vulnerable target for those planning 'ransomware' attacks, doctor warns

  • Blood Vessel-Clearing Procedure Riskier on Weekends: Study
    (12-May-2017)
    Though low overall, the odds of dying are doubled if angioplasty is done on Saturday or Sunday

  • New Hepatitis C Infections Hit 15-Year High: CDC
    (12-May-2017)
    Many stemmed from rising use of injected drugs linked to the current opioid epidemic, officials say

  • Ransom-Seeking Hackers Targeting Hospital Data
    (12-May-2017)
    Medical information a vulnerable target for those planning 'ransomware' attacks, doctor warns

  • Study Sees Link Between Porn and Sexual Dysfunction
    (12-May-2017)
    It could be creating unrealistic expectations for young, inexperienced men, researcher says

  • Health Highlights: May 12, 2017
    (12-May-2017)
    • Cyberattack Hits Hospitals in England
    • Zika Public Health Emergency Over in Brazil

  • Ransom-Seeking Hackers Targeting Hospital Data
    (12-May-2017)
    Medical information a vulnerable target for those planning 'ransomware' attacks, doctor warns

  • New Hepatitis C Infections Hit 15-Year High: CDC
    (12-May-2017)
    Many stemmed from rising use of injected drugs linked to the current opioid epidemic, officials say

  • New Hepatitis C Infections Hit 15-Year High: CDC
    (12-May-2017)
    Many stemmed from rising use of injected drugs linked to the current opioid epidemic, officials say

  • Ransom-Seeking Hackers Targeting Hospital Data
    (12-May-2017)
    Medical information a vulnerable target for those planning 'ransomware' attacks, doctor warns

  • High Rates of Hepatitis C in Pregnancy Mirror Opioid Epidemic: CDC
    (11-May-2017)
    Rural counties seem hardest hit, researcher says

  • Fewer U.S. High School Students Drink, CDC Finds
    (11-May-2017)
    But many who do imbibe do so excessively

  • Coming This Summer: More Ticks and a Deadly New Tick-Borne Disease
    (11-May-2017)
    People need to be extra cautious when outdoors, with more of the critters after a mild winter

  • New Hepatitis C Treatments More Effective, Tolerable: FDA
    (11-May-2017)
    Screening for the often-silent disease remains key, especially in baby boomers

  • Coming This Summer: More Ticks and a Deadly New Tick-Borne Disease
    (11-May-2017)
    People need to be extra cautious when outdoors, with more of the critters after a mild winter

  • A 2nd Life for Risky Kidney Transplants?
    (11-May-2017)
    Doctors say they cleared hepatitis C in organ recipients, perhaps shortening transplant waits

  • A 2nd Life for Risky Kidney Transplants?
    (11-May-2017)
    Doctors say they cleared hepatitis C in organ recipients, perhaps shortening transplant waits

  • Health Highlights: May 11, 2017
    (11-May-2017)
    • Senate Confirms Scott Gottlieb as FDA Chief
    • No Decision on Climate Change Deal Until After G7 Summit: White House

  • New Guidelines Say No to Most 'Keyhole' Knee Surgeries
    (11-May-2017)
    Widely used arthroscopy won't help arthritic degeneration, expert panel says

  • Medicaid Patients Wait Longer at Doctor's Office
    (10-May-2017)
    Study suggests lag time might be due to providers having bigger caseloads

  • Too Many Parents Say No to Helmets for Kids on Wheels
    (10-May-2017)
    Use of safety gear lags despite thousands of visits to U.S. hospitals each week, survey finds

  • Heart Failure Patients Do Better When Sticking With Same Hospital
    (10-May-2017)
    Continuity of care may be more important than speedy treatment, researchers say

  • Body Cooling May Help Brain After Cardiac Arrest
    (10-May-2017)
    Ask if your loved one qualifies, new guideline suggests

  • Too Many Parents Say No to Helmets for Kids on Wheels
    (10-May-2017)
    Use of safety gear lags despite thousands of visits to U.S. hospitals each week, survey finds

  • Transplant of Insulin-Producing Cells Offers Hope Against Type 1 Diabetes
    (10-May-2017)
    Patient still off injections a year after receiving cells in area near stomach

  • Health Highlights: May 10, 2017
    (10-May-2017)
    • Senate Confirms Scott Gottlieb as FDA Chief
    • No Decision on Climate Change Deal Until After G7 Summit: White House

  • Nearly a Third of Drugs Hit by Safety Issues After FDA Approval
    (10-May-2017)
    Study found serious side effects often arose after medications OK'd for sale

  • Nearly a Third of Drugs Hit by Safety Issues After FDA Approval
    (10-May-2017)
    Study found serious side effects often arose after medications OK'd for sale

  • Expired EpiPens May Still Help Save a Life: Study
    (09-May-2017)
    But allergy experts advise not counting on older devices if you can replace them

  • Wives, Daughters Shoulder Most of Alzheimer's Care Burden
    (09-May-2017)
    Careers, finances may take a hit because of caregiving demands, researchers say

  • Poverty May Be More Stressful for Women Than Men
    (09-May-2017)
    In study, living in a poor neighborhood triggered more anxiety for females, while males were less affected

  • Testosterone May Protect Men From Allergic Asthma
    (09-May-2017)
    Study findings could explain why airway condition is more common in women

  • Testosterone May Protect Men From Allergic Asthma
    (09-May-2017)
    Study findings could explain why airway condition is more common in women

  • Health Highlights: May 9, 2017
    (09-May-2017)
    • Jimmy Kimmel Resumes Call for Equal Health Care
    • Herbal Tea From Deer Antler Exports Recalled Due to Botulism Risk
    • Minnesota Measles Outbreak Blamed on Anti-Vaccine Groups
    • Contagious Bacteria Linked to Outbreak in Liberia

  • A Movie Instead of Anesthesia for Kids' Radiation Therapy
    (09-May-2017)
    Videos promote relaxation and stillness without medication, study says

  • Health Tip: Driving an Unfamiliar Route
    (09-May-2017)
    Prepare before you start out

  • Climate Change Could Be Catastrophic for Mobile Homes: Study
    (09-May-2017)
    It suggests that as tornadoes become more prevalent, so will life-threatening dangers

  • Climate Change Could Be Catastrophic for Mobile Homes: Study
    (09-May-2017)
    It suggests that as tornadoes become more prevalent, so will life-threatening dangers

  • Not All Hospitals Equal When It Comes to Pancreatic Cancer Care
    (08-May-2017)
    Academic medical centers that perform more tumor surgeries had better patient outcomes, study found

  • Addressing Your Cancer Risk
    (08-May-2017)
    Rural areas a bit safer than urban ones; environmental threats seem key, study says

  • Longevity in the U.S.: Location, Location, Location
    (08-May-2017)
    Study found life expectancy differed by as much as 20 years in different counties

  • Hear This! Keep Cotton Swabs Out of Kids' Ears
    (08-May-2017)
    An estimated 12,500 U.S. children are injured every year after cleaning mishaps, researchers say

  • Not All Hospitals Equal When It Comes to Pancreatic Cancer Care
    (08-May-2017)
    Academic medical centers that perform more tumor surgeries had better patient outcomes, study found

  • Hear This! Keep Cotton Swabs Out of Kids' Ears
    (08-May-2017)
    An estimated 12,500 U.S. children are injured every year after cleaning mishaps, researchers say

  • Another Reason to Breast-Feed: It's Good for Baby's Belly
    (08-May-2017)
    30 percent of beneficial bacteria in infants' intestinal tract comes from breast milk, study finds

  • Hear This! Keep Cotton Swabs Out of Kids' Ears
    (08-May-2017)
    An estimated 12,500 U.S. children are injured every year after cleaning mishaps, researchers say

  • Health Highlights: May 8, 2017
    (08-May-2017)
    • EPA Scientific Review Board Members Dismissed by Trump Administration
    • Controversial TV Series '13 Reasons Why' Gets 2nd Season
    • Aunt Jemima Frozen Pancakes, Waffles and French Toast Recalled
    • Country Music Legend Loretta Lynn Suffers Stroke

  • Not All Hospitals Equal When It Comes to Pancreatic Cancer Care
    (08-May-2017)
    Academic medical centers that perform more tumor surgeries had better patient outcomes, study found

  • Get Ready for Your 'Capsule Robot' Colon Cancer Check
    (08-May-2017)
    Tiny, magnet-guided device might someday replace colonoscopy, researchers say

  • 'Dr. Google' May Undermine Parents' Trust in Their Pediatrician
    (05-May-2017)
    Tell the doctor what info you saw online so your concerns can be addressed, study suggests

  • 'Dr. Google' May Undermine Parents' Trust in Their Pediatrician
    (05-May-2017)
    Tell the doctor what info you saw online so your concerns can be addressed, study suggests

  • Poorer Kindergarteners Face a 'Double Dose of Disadvantage'
    (05-May-2017)
    Some miss out on language-learning both at home and school, researchers say

  • Pot a Factor in More ER Admissions for Colorado Teens After Legalization
    (05-May-2017)
    Number of urgent care cases where teen showed pot use rose 4-fold after legalization, study finds

  • GOP Health Reform Push Faces Uncertain Future in the Senate
    (05-May-2017)
    Several leading Republican lawmakers express concern with House proposal

  • 'Dr. Google' May Undermine Parents' Trust in Their Pediatrician
    (05-May-2017)
    Tell the doctor what info you saw online so your concerns can be addressed, study suggests

  • Health Highlights: May 5, 2017
    (05-May-2017)
    • Woman Wins $110 Million Verdict in Talcum Powder Cancer Trial

  • Untreated Vision Problems Plague U.S. Preschoolers
    (05-May-2017)
    Minority children miss out on early eye exams the most, researcher says

  • Health Tip: Be a Safe Driver for Your Kids
    (05-May-2017)
    Suggestions to follow

  • Tracking Devices May Ease Minds of Parents of Kids With Autism
    (05-May-2017)
    Wandering is a hazard for these children, and this technology helps, review finds

  • Sugary Drinks More Affordable Across the Globe
    (04-May-2017)
    Cheaper access may sabotage worldwide fight against obesity

  • Health Tip: Preparing Nutritious Meals
    (04-May-2017)
    Don't forget food-safety rules

  • Americans Uneasy With Push to Repeal Obamacare: HealthDay/Harris Poll
    (04-May-2017)
    But, as has always been the case, support for the law depends on political affiliation

  • House to Vote Thursday on Amended Bill to Repeal and Replace Obamacare
    (04-May-2017)
    Republicans say they have votes for passage, but Democrats, medical groups say proposal would harm the sick

  • House OKs Republican Health Care Bill
    (04-May-2017)
    GOP says its plan will save flawed Obamacare; critics counter the fix will hurt vulnerable Americans

  • Guns Send About 16 U.S. Kids to the Hospital Every Day
    (04-May-2017)
    Many of those injuries are accidental, study finds

  • Health Highlights: May 4, 2017
    (04-May-2017)
    • Measles Outbreak in Minnesota Grows to 34 Cases

  • Artificial Hand 'Sees' Objects
    (04-May-2017)
    Camera allows amputees to reach automatically for objects, as a real hand would, study finds

  • Artificial Hand 'Sees' Objects
    (04-May-2017)
    Camera allows amputees to reach automatically for objects, as a real hand would, study finds

  • Zika Epidemic in U.S. Could Be a Costly Scenario
    (03-May-2017)
    A mild outbreak might approach $200 million, while more severe spread could involve billions, study finds

  • Striving for Facebook 'Likes' May Not Boost Your Self-Esteem
    (03-May-2017)
    Australian study found no bump up in mood or confidence, no matter how many likes users got

  • Zika Epidemic in U.S. Could Be a Costly Scenario
    (03-May-2017)
    A mild outbreak might approach $200 million, while more severe spread could involve billions, study finds

  • Mom's Money Worries May Mean Smaller Baby
    (03-May-2017)
    Researchers suggest doctors look for ways to help poorer women during pregnancy

  • U.S. Workplaces Roiled by Post-Election Discord, Poll Finds
    (03-May-2017)
    Employees are feeling more stressed and cynical, and job productivity may suffer, survey finds

  • Zika Epidemic in U.S. Could Be a Costly Scenario
    (03-May-2017)
    A mild outbreak might approach $200 million, while more severe spread could involve billions, study finds

  • Striving for Facebook 'Likes' May Not Boost Your Self-Esteem
    (03-May-2017)
    Australian study found no bump up in mood or confidence, no matter how many likes users got

  • Health Highlights: May 3, 2017
    (03-May-2017)
    • Viewer Warning Added to Netflix' '13 Reasons Why'
    • More Cases of Tick-Borne Powassan Disease Expected in U.S. This Year
    • Jimmy Kimmel Reveals Newborn Son's Heart Condition
    • Leading Republican Won't Support Health Care Bill

  • Health Tip: Sandals May Cause Foot Problems
    (03-May-2017)
    Here's what could happen

  • Half of U.S. Docs Get Payments From Drug, Device Industries: Study
    (02-May-2017)
    At the high end, these include stock options and research fees; at the low end, pizzas

  • Half of U.S. Docs Get Payments From Drug, Device Industries: Study
    (02-May-2017)
    At the high end, these include stock options and research fees; at the low end, pizzas

  • Depression's Gender Gap Shows Up in Pre-Teen Years
    (02-May-2017)
    Still unclear why more women than men affected by the disorder, researcher says

  • Half of U.S. Docs Get Payments From Drug, Device Industries: Study
    (02-May-2017)
    At the high end, these include stock options and research fees; at the low end, pizzas

  • Health Highlights: May 2, 2017
    (02-May-2017)
    • Jimmy Kimmel Reveals Newborn Son's Heart Condition
    • Leading Republican Won't Support Health Care Bill
    • Strong Support for NIH in New Budget From Congress
    • U.S. Government Not Preparing for Next Pandemic: Experts

  • Life Expectancy Goes Up for Black Americans
    (02-May-2017)
    But CDC report also found they're still more likely to die at an earlier age than whites

  • Busiest Docs Get Best Results With Heart Valve Surgery
    (02-May-2017)
    Patients more likely to receive repair than replacement from the most experienced surgeons, study finds

  • More Active Kids Could Save U.S. Billions in Health Costs: Study
    (01-May-2017)
    Starting young would pay big dividends as children grow up, researcher says

  • Psychiatric Scars of Wartime Brain Injury May Linger for Years
    (01-May-2017)
    Study finds woes often continue, even if thinking, memory troubles subside

  • Health Highlights: May 1, 2017
    (01-May-2017)
    • Trump Administration May Roll Back Michelle Obama's School Meal Initiative
    • Nevada Bill Aims to Limit Insulin Costs
    • In Florida Deal, Trump Cuts Back on Key Obamacare Provision
    • Anti-Abortion Activist Given Senior HHS Post

  • Drinking Boosts Breast Cancer Risk for Black Women, Too
    (01-May-2017)
    Researcher suggests women think about lowering their alcohol intake if they're drinkers

  • California Handgun Sales Spiked After 2 Mass Shootings
    (01-May-2017)
    Researchers say some people respond with 'acquisition' while others 'revulsion'

  • House Delays Vote on Obamacare Overhaul
    (28-Apr-2017)
    Revisions to initial GOP 'repeal and replace' plan didn't sit well with party moderates

  • Did Syphilis Cause Painter Goya's Hearing Loss?
    (28-Apr-2017)
    Hearing expert says maybe, but there are other possibilities

  • U.S. Moves to Avert Shortage of Yellow Fever Vaccine
    (28-Apr-2017)
    Brazil outbreak of mosquito-borne illness has officials worried, and transmission to U.S. is possible

  • Guys, Take the Health Check Up a Notch
    (28-Apr-2017)
    Working with your doctor can help prevent chronic conditions

  • Seniors Often Have Trouble Managing Money, Medicines
    (28-Apr-2017)
    By 85, many could use a hand, study finds

  • House Delays Vote on Obamacare Overhaul
    (28-Apr-2017)
    Revisions to initial GOP 'repeal and replace' plan didn't sit well with party moderates

  • Did Syphilis Cause Painter Goya's Hearing Loss?
    (28-Apr-2017)
    Hearing expert says maybe, but there are other possibilities

  • Did Syphilis Cause Painter Goya's Hearing Loss?
    (28-Apr-2017)
    Hearing expert says maybe, but there are other possibilities

  • U.S. Moves to Avert Shortage of Yellow Fever Vaccine
    (28-Apr-2017)
    Brazil outbreak of mosquito-borne illness has officials worried, and transmission to U.S. is possible

  • Health Tip: Turn Off Those Screens
    (28-Apr-2017)
    Suggestions to limit TV and PC time

  • Health Highlights: April 28, 2017
    (28-Apr-2017)
    • Mystery Disease Kills 11 Young People in Liberia, Ebola Ruled Out
    • Delay Likely for U.S. Calorie Count Law

  • Most Seniors Use Cellphones While Behind the Wheel
    (28-Apr-2017)
    Some even do it with kids in the car, survey finds

  • Money Pressures Mount When a Spouse Gets Cancer
    (27-Apr-2017)
    Household income drops as much as 9 percent, new research finds

  • Crossroads for Obamacare
    (27-Apr-2017)
    GOP efforts to replace the health law may affect consumer choice, premiums and protections

  • Are Kids' Vaccines a Victim of Their Own Success?
    (27-Apr-2017)
    The shots have cut disease rates so low that some parents underestimate the threat, doctors say

  • Docs May Miss Major Cause of Vision Loss in Seniors
    (27-Apr-2017)
    1 in 4 cases of age-related macular degeneration initially goes unrecognized, research suggests

  • Crossroads for Obamacare
    (27-Apr-2017)
    GOP efforts to replace the health law may affect consumer choice, premiums and protections

  • Health Highlights: April 27, 2017
    (27-Apr-2017)
    • Single-Payer Health System Proposal Moves Forward in California

  • Could Germs in the Gut Give Rise to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
    (27-Apr-2017)
    Intestinal bacteria yield clues to the mysterious ailment, researchers say

  • April 29 Is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
    (27-Apr-2017)
    Safe disposal helps prevent unwanted meds from being abused, U.S. officials say

  • April 29 Is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
    (27-Apr-2017)
    Safe disposal helps prevent unwanted meds from being abused, U.S. officials say

  • Health Tip: Continuous Glucose Monitoring Devices
    (26-Apr-2017)
    How they might help you

  • Could an Ice Bag to the Face Be Life-Saver for Trauma Patients?
    (26-Apr-2017)
    This easy remedy might give first responders needed time to transport injured patients, researchers say

  • Women More Sensitive to Metal Joint Implants Than Men: Study
    (26-Apr-2017)
    Researchers don't know if hormones or exposure to metals in makeup or jewelry may play a part

  • Ick! Synthetic Mucus Could Battle Dangerous Bugs
    (26-Apr-2017)
    Researchers are working on lab-grown versions to control disease-causing bacteria

  • Cancer Risk Rises After Childhood Organ Transplant: Study
    (26-Apr-2017)
    Yet overall chances to any one child remain low, researchers stressed

  • Cancer Risk Rises After Childhood Organ Transplant: Study
    (26-Apr-2017)
    Yet overall chances to any one child remain low, researchers stressed

  • Health Highlights: April 26, 2017
    (26-Apr-2017)
    • 'Silence of the Lambs' Director Jonathan Demme Dies at Age 73
    • Elton John Recovering From Serious Infection
    • 'Artificial Womb' Kept Premature Lambs Alive: Study

  • Study Says Blood-Chromosome Test Predicts Lung Cancer's Return
    (26-Apr-2017)
    Unstable chromosomes quadruple a patient's risk of relapse, death within 2 years, researchers report

  • Ick! Synthetic Mucus Could Battle Dangerous Bugs
    (26-Apr-2017)
    Researchers are working on lab-grown versions to control disease-causing bacteria

  • Women Fare Poorly With Aortic Aneurysm: Study
    (26-Apr-2017)
    British study says their treatment, compared to men, needs drastic improvement

  • Parkinson's Disease May Originate in Gut, Study Says
    (26-Apr-2017)
    Swedish scientists find link through vagus nerve removal

  • Artificial Intelligence May Help Combat TB in Remote Regions
    (25-Apr-2017)
    Machine diagnoses of deadly lung disease prove highly accurate in tests, study finds

  • Artificial Intelligence May Help Combat TB in Remote Regions
    (25-Apr-2017)
    Machine diagnoses of deadly lung disease prove highly accurate in tests, study finds

  • Puberty's Onset May Depend on DNA
    (25-Apr-2017)
    British researchers zero in on genetic links between early puberty and increased cancer risk

  • Some Surprising Sources of Germs
    (25-Apr-2017)
    You probably use these items every day

  • Opioid-Related Deaths Might Be Underestimated: CDC
    (25-Apr-2017)
    Death certificates from drug-linked infections may not label painkillers as possible cause

  • Health Highlights: April 25, 2017
    (25-Apr-2017)
    • 'Artificial Womb' Kept Premature Lambs Alive: Study
    • No Answers Yet in Child Paralysis Disease Outbreak: CDC
    • University Vending Machine Offers Morning-After Pill

  • Artificial Intelligence May Help Combat TB in Remote Regions
    (25-Apr-2017)
    Machine diagnoses of deadly lung disease prove highly accurate in tests, study finds

  • Some Surprising Sources of Germs
    (25-Apr-2017)
    You probably use these items every day

  • Blood Test May Gauge Death Risk After Surgery
    (25-Apr-2017)
    Scientists must determine how to save lives using that potential insight, cardiac experts say

  • Artificial Intelligence May Help Combat TB in Remote Regions
    (25-Apr-2017)
    Machine diagnoses of deadly lung disease prove highly accurate in tests, study finds

  • PSA Testing Rates for Prostate Cancer Have Leveled Off
    (24-Apr-2017)
    1 in 3 older men still getting the screen; doctors divided over its value

  • In America's Poorest Communities, a Greater Risk of Child Abuse Deaths
    (24-Apr-2017)
    Study authors hope new national data will spur further research and targeted prevention efforts

  • Most Patients Not Shy About Revealing Sexual Orientation
    (24-Apr-2017)
    This information is important and people feel it's relevant to their health, researchers report

  • Travelers Bring Malaria Back to U.S., With High Costs
    (24-Apr-2017)
    Study finds it leads to more hospitalizations than other travel-related illnesses

  • Most Patients Not Shy About Revealing Sexual Orientation
    (24-Apr-2017)
    This information is important and people feel it's relevant to their health, researchers report

  • Health Tip: Caring for Pets
    (24-Apr-2017)
    Are you ready for an emergency?

  • Health Highlights: April 24, 2017
    (24-Apr-2017)
    • Campbell's Chicken Soup Recalled in Florida
    • Surgeon General Dismissed by Trump Administration
    • Jalapeno Flavored Lay's and Miss Vickie's Potato Chips Recalled
    • Roundy and Harris Tweeter Frozen Hash Browns Recalled Due to Possible Presence of Golf Balls
    • First Malaria Vaccine to be Tested in Africa Next Year: WHO

  • Should Prostate Cancer Screening Start Earlier for Black Men?
    (24-Apr-2017)
    New study suggests the disease progresses faster for them

  • Love Chocolate? Potato Chips? Your Genes Might Be to Blame
    (24-Apr-2017)
    Study findings may someday lead to more individualized diet advice, researcher says

  • Opioid Abusers at Higher Death Risk When Addiction Specialists Not Part of Care
    (21-Apr-2017)
    As treatment shifts to primary care doctors and hospitals, new strategies may be needed, researchers say

  • When to Pick the Nose in a Medical Emergency
    (21-Apr-2017)
    Instead of shots, some ERs are giving patients medicine through the nostrils, researchers say

  • Opioid Abusers at Higher Death Risk When Addiction Specialists Not Part of Care
    (21-Apr-2017)
    As treatment shifts to primary care doctors and hospitals, new strategies may be needed, researchers say

  • Home Birth Safe for Some, But Not All, Women
    (21-Apr-2017)
    Certain factors make home delivery too chancy, pregnancy experts say

  • When to Pick the Nose in a Medical Emergency
    (21-Apr-2017)
    Instead of shots, some ERs are giving patients medicine through the nostrils, researchers say

  • Opioid Abusers at Higher Death Risk When Addiction Specialists Not Part of Care
    (21-Apr-2017)
    As treatment shifts to primary care doctors and hospitals, new strategies may be needed, researchers say

  • Health Highlights: April 21, 2017
    (21-Apr-2017)
    • Cherokee Nation Sues Drug Distributors, Retailers Over Opioid Crisis
    • No Change in George H.W. Bush's Condition
    • New Mosquito Control Approach Field Tested in Florida
    • Banquet Chicken Nuggets with Mac & Cheese Recalled

  • When Is It Safe to Drive With Type 1 Diabetes?
    (21-Apr-2017)
    Researchers say new checklist can help determine when low blood sugar should keep you off the road

  • At What Age Can Kids Safely Cross the Street?
    (21-Apr-2017)
    In simulated experiments, the task was too tough for children younger than 14

  • Cleaning, Greening Vacant Lots May Help Fight Crime
    (21-Apr-2017)
    Fighting urban blight sends message that residents are paying close attention to the neighborhood

  • Cleaning, Greening Vacant Lots May Help Fight Crime
    (21-Apr-2017)
    Fighting urban blight sends message that residents are paying close attention to the neighborhood

  • U.S. Health Officials Make Headway Against Salmonella
    (20-Apr-2017)
    Tougher poultry regulations may explain 18 percent decline in food poisonings from this common bacteria

  • What to Know About Online Dating Sites
    (20-Apr-2017)
    Always proceed with caution when looking for love in cyberspace

  • Money Spent on Teen Health a Good Global Investment
    (20-Apr-2017)
    Improving the lives of children around the world would reap huge returns, study says

  • U.S. Health Officials Make Headway Against Salmonella
    (20-Apr-2017)
    Tougher poultry regulations may explain 18 percent decline in food poisonings from this common bacteria

  • What to Know About Online Dating Sites
    (20-Apr-2017)
    Always proceed with caution when looking for love in cyberspace

  • Health Highlights: April 20, 2017
    (20-Apr-2017)
    • NYC to Raise Cigarette Prices to Highest in U.S.
    • Obama Funding to Fight Opioid Abuse to be Handed Out by Trump Administration

  • When Oxygen Runs Low, the Naked Mole-Rat Finds a Way
    (20-Apr-2017)
    These unique mammals may teach humans tricks to lessen effects of stroke, heart attack, scientists say

  • Could a Zap to the Brain Jog Failing Memory?
    (20-Apr-2017)
    Deep brain stimulation appears to help, but much more research is needed, scientists say

  • Immune-Based Therapy Shows Early Promise Against MS
    (20-Apr-2017)
    First step was to test its safety in small trial of 6 people

  • Money Spent on Teen Health a Good Global Investment
    (20-Apr-2017)
    Improving the lives of children around the world would reap huge returns, study says

  • U.S. Health Officials Make Headway Against Salmonella
    (20-Apr-2017)
    Tougher poultry regulations may explain 18 percent decline in food poisonings from this common bacteria

  • U.S. Health Officials Make Headway Against Salmonella
    (20-Apr-2017)
    Tougher poultry regulations may explain 18 percent decline in food poisonings from this common bacteria

  • Many Kids Still Being Injured on ATVs
    (19-Apr-2017)
    Bigger, more powerful machines seem to cause more severe traumas, researchers report

  • Police-Inflicted Injuries Send 50,000 to ER Annually in U.S.
    (19-Apr-2017)
    Substance abuse and mental illness common among those injured, study says

  • Many Kids Still Being Injured on ATVs
    (19-Apr-2017)
    Bigger, more powerful machines seem to cause more severe traumas, researchers report

  • Many Kids Still Being Injured on ATVs
    (19-Apr-2017)
    Bigger, more powerful machines seem to cause more severe traumas, researchers report

  • Body Temperature Might Give Clues to Coma
    (19-Apr-2017)
    Early research finds patients who are closer to consciousness have a more normal 'body clock'

  • Health Highlights: April 19, 2017
    (19-Apr-2017)
    • Running Can be Socially Contagious: Study
    • Hospital Inspection Details May Soon be Public
    • Iowa Abortion Bill Sent to Governor
    • George H.W. Bush Back in Hospital
    • Progress Being Made Against Neglected Tropical Diseases: WHO

  • A 'Brainwave' to Help Fight PTSD
    (19-Apr-2017)
    Study is preliminary, but suggests an acoustic 'feedback' technology might help some patients

  • Could Young Blood Boost the Aging Brain?
    (19-Apr-2017)
    In study, mice regained memory skills after transfusion of human umbilical cord blood

  • Health Tip: Stuck on the Road in a Storm?
    (19-Apr-2017)
    Suggested steps to safety

  • Police-Inflicted Injuries Send 50,000 to ER Annually in U.S.
    (19-Apr-2017)
    Substance abuse and mental illness common among those injured, study says

  • A 'Brainwave' to Help Fight PTSD
    (19-Apr-2017)
    Study is preliminary, but suggests an acoustic 'feedback' technology might help some patients

  • Illness From 'Kissing Bug' Now Widespread in U.S.
    (18-Apr-2017)
    Without early treatment, Chagas disease can cause heart failure

  • Health Highlights: April 18, 2017
    (18-Apr-2017)
    • Veterans Will Get Care At CVS Clinics Under VA Pilot Program
    • Las Vegas Could Be First U.S. City to Install Needle Vending Machines
    • Having an Epiphany? It's in Your Eyes

  • Pot Ingredient Might Ease Severe Epilepsy
    (18-Apr-2017)
    Cannabidiol appears to lessen 'drop seizures' for some Lennox-Gastaut syndrome patients, study finds

  • No Link Between Common Antibiotic, Irregular Heartbeat
    (18-Apr-2017)
    Azithromycin, commonly known as Zithromax, won't up odds for atrial fibrillation, study shows

  • Illness From 'Kissing Bug' Now Widespread in U.S.
    (18-Apr-2017)
    Without early treatment, Chagas disease can cause heart failure

  • Is It Wise to Take a Steroid for a Sore Throat?
    (18-Apr-2017)
    Study seeking antibiotic alternatives found that only one-third of patients improved within 48 hours

  • Leading Medical Groups Join March for Science on April 22
    (17-Apr-2017)
    Planned as protest against Trump policies, organizers say value of science is at stake

  • Anxious? Distressed? You're Not Alone
    (17-Apr-2017)
    And about 1 in 10 Americans who need mental health care don't have the insurance coverage, study finds

  • New Bowel Disorder Treatments Needed, FDA Says
    (17-Apr-2017)
    For now, no cure exists for irritable bowel syndrome

  • Is That Your Doctor Swearing, Drinking on Facebook?
    (17-Apr-2017)
    Investigators find many examples of unprofessional, 'potentially objectionable' behavior online

  • Anxious? Distressed? You're Not Alone
    (17-Apr-2017)
    And about 1 in 10 Americans who need mental health care don't have the insurance coverage, study finds

  • Epilepsy: Another Potential Zika Threat to Babies
    (17-Apr-2017)
    CDC team says up to half of infants exposed to the virus develop seizures

  • Leading Medical Groups Join March for Science on April 22
    (17-Apr-2017)
    Planned as protest against Trump policies, organizers say value of science is at stake

  • Is That Your Doctor Swearing, Drinking on Facebook?
    (17-Apr-2017)
    Investigators find many examples of unprofessional, 'potentially objectionable' behavior online

  • Baseball Great Rod Carew Owes His Life to NFL Player's Transplanted Organs
    (17-Apr-2017)
    Tight end Konrad Reuland was 29 when he died of a brain aneurysm; same number Carew wore on the field

  • Baseball Great Rod Carew Owes His Life to NFL Player's Transplanted Organs
    (17-Apr-2017)
    Tight end Konrad Reuland was 29 when he died of a brain aneurysm; same number Carew wore on the field

  • Health Highlights: April 17, 2017
    (17-Apr-2017)
    • More Than Half of American Adults Have Tried Marijuana
    • New Details on Prince's Death Revealed in Court Documents
    • Prince Harry Reveals Impact of Losing Mother
    • U.S. Navy Bans E-Cigarettes
    • World's Oldest Person Dies at Age 117

  • Leading Medical Groups Join March for Science on April 22
    (17-Apr-2017)
    Planned as protest against Trump policies, organizers say value of science is at stake

  • Leading Medical Groups Join March for Science on April 22
    (17-Apr-2017)
    Planned as protest against Trump policies, organizers say value of science is at stake

  • Leading Medical Groups Join March for Science on April 22
    (17-Apr-2017)
    Planned as protest against Trump policies, organizers say value of science is at stake

  • Don't Let Bugs Dampen Your Outdoor Fun
    (15-Apr-2017)
    Dermatologist offers tips to avoid pests and treat their bites

  • Seniors' Brain Changes Could Make Them Vulnerable to Scams
    (14-Apr-2017)
    Researchers hope to some day be able to identify who's at risk before they're financially victimized

  • Flu Season All But Over in U.S.
    (14-Apr-2017)
    In a twist, the middle-aged were among those hardest hit, CDC says

  • Healing Hands: Massage May Ease Chronic Back Pain
    (14-Apr-2017)
    People over 50 tended to respond best, study finds

  • Trump Rolls Out First Set of Obamacare Fixes
    (14-Apr-2017)
    But industry experts say most important repair to health insurance marketplaces is still missing

  • Seniors' Brain Changes Could Make Them Vulnerable to Scams
    (14-Apr-2017)
    Researchers hope to some day be able to identify who's at risk before they're financially victimized

  • Trump Rolls Out First Set of Obamacare Fixes
    (14-Apr-2017)
    But industry experts say most important repair to health insurance marketplaces is still missing

  • Trump Blocks Some Funding to Abortion Providers
    (14-Apr-2017)
    New law lets states decide what's best for them, administration says

  • Trump Rolls Out First Set of Obamacare Fixes
    (14-Apr-2017)
    But industry experts say most important repair to health insurance marketplaces is still missing

  • Shooting Ranges Pose Hidden Risks: Study
    (14-Apr-2017)
    Exposure to lead residue from firing guns can bring health harms, researchers say

  • Health Highlights: April 14, 2017
    (14-Apr-2017)
    • Hyland's Baby Teething Tablets Recalled
    • 1 Hour of Running Extends Life by 7 Hours: Study
    • Toddler Touchscreen Use Linked to Less Sleep
    • Michigan Doctor Faces Charges of Genital Cutting
    • FDA Sends Warning Letter About St. Jude Medical Defibrillators

  • More Asian-American Women Getting Breast Cancer
    (14-Apr-2017)
    Out of 7 nationality groups studied, only Japanese women didn't have an overall increase in the disease

  • Vaccine Targeting Brain Tumors Seems Safe in Study
    (14-Apr-2017)
    Combo therapy may also extend survival of glioblastoma patients, but more research needed

  • 'Better Health' Argument Won't Always Work to Pass Soda Taxes
    (14-Apr-2017)
    Philadelphia example shows that revenue generation can be more convincing to lawmakers

  • New Meds Make Inroads Against Crohn's Disease
    (13-Apr-2017)
    Study finds fewer patients now end up in hospital as drugs keep illness at bay

  • Another Downside to Unemployment: Stroke Risk?
    (13-Apr-2017)
    Findings from Japan point to health benefits of job security

  • More Climate-Fueled Wildfires May Lie Ahead
    (13-Apr-2017)
    Western U.S. is one of the highest-risk regions in the world, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Eating Lunch at Work
    (13-Apr-2017)
    Take steps against foodborne illness

  • New Meds Make Inroads Against Crohn's Disease
    (13-Apr-2017)
    Study finds fewer patients now end up in hospital as drugs keep illness at bay

  • Health Tip: Eating Lunch at Work
    (13-Apr-2017)
    Take steps against foodborne illness

  • Peripheral Vision Varies From Person to Person
    (13-Apr-2017)
    And 'bad spots' get even worse if there's a lot to look at, study says

  • Health Highlights: April 13, 2017
    (13-Apr-2017)
    • California School Vaccination Rate Rises Under New Law
    • Water-Absorbing Easter Toys Recalled by Target
    • Bill Legalizing Recreational Pot Use Introduced by Canadian Government
    • Lawsuit Seeks Removal of Processed Meats From L.A. Schools
    • Concussion Risk a Factor for Parents When Choosing Children's Sports: Survey
    • Texas Has Highest Number of Mumps Cases in 22 Years

  • Black Americans' Cancer Rates Differ by Birthplace
    (13-Apr-2017)
    Researchers spot distinctions between African-born immigrants and blacks born in U.S.

  • Could a Clinical Trial Help Your Child?
    (13-Apr-2017)
    FDA outlines what to ask before enrollment

  • Don't Let Ticks Get Under Your Skin
    (13-Apr-2017)
    Bug expert offers tips on protecting yourself from these tiny bloodsuckers

  • More Climate-Fueled Wildfires May Lie Ahead
    (13-Apr-2017)
    Western U.S. is one of the highest-risk regions in the world, researchers say

  • Is 'Desktop Medicine' Chipping Away at Patient Care?
    (12-Apr-2017)
    Half of doctors' work day is spent on a computer, study finds

  • Americans Are Spending Billions Nipping and Tucking
    (12-Apr-2017)
    New report details costs of most popular plastic surgery procedures

  • Is 'Desktop Medicine' Chipping Away at Patient Care?
    (12-Apr-2017)
    Half of doctors' work day is spent on a computer, study finds

  • Do Marathons' Road Closures Lead to More Local Deaths?
    (12-Apr-2017)
    Elderly with heart problems fare worse on race days, perhaps due to delays in care, researchers say

  • Is 'Desktop Medicine' Chipping Away at Patient Care?
    (12-Apr-2017)
    Half of doctors' work day is spent on a computer, study finds

  • Not All Mosquitoes Need Standing Water to Breed: Study
    (12-Apr-2017)
    Many of the critters lay eggs on dry surfaces, researchers say

  • Is 'Desktop Medicine' Chipping Away at Patient Care?
    (12-Apr-2017)
    Half of doctors' work day is spent on a computer, study finds

  • Health Highlights: April 12, 2017
    (12-Apr-2017)
    • Wearable Robotic Leg Brace Helps Paralyzed People Walk
    • Congressman Tom Marino to be New U.S. Drug Czar

  • Chemicals Found in Many U.S. Streams: Study
    (12-Apr-2017)
    Tests for more than 700 chemicals in 38 waterways turned up surprising combinations with unknown effects

  • Chemicals Found in Many U.S. Streams: Study
    (12-Apr-2017)
    Tests for more than 700 chemicals in 38 waterways turned up surprising combinations with unknown effects

  • Americans Are Spending Billions Nipping and Tucking
    (12-Apr-2017)
    New report details costs of most popular plastic surgery procedures

  • Many Opioid Addictions Surface After Surgery, Study Finds
    (12-Apr-2017)
    Some patients face much higher risk of becoming dependent on powerful painkillers

  • Misunderstood Gene Tests May Lead to Unnecessary Mastectomies
    (12-Apr-2017)
    Half of breast cancer patients who had both breasts removed unsure of genetic risk of more cancers: study

  • Is 'Desktop Medicine' Chipping Away at Patient Care?
    (12-Apr-2017)
    Half of doctors' work day is spent on a computer, study finds

  • Chemicals Found in Many U.S. Streams: Study
    (12-Apr-2017)
    Tests for more than 700 chemicals in 38 waterways turned up surprising combinations with unknown effects

  • Nurse! What's Taking So Long?
    (11-Apr-2017)
    Study at a children's hospital evaluates response time to bedside alarms

  • Health Highlights: April 11, 2017
    (11-Apr-2017)
    • Story That Breast-Feeding Reduces Vaccine Effectiveness is False
    • Parental Smoking Linked to Gene Changes in Childhood Leukemia

  • Mammogram Guidelines Have Changed, But Are Doctors Listening?
    (10-Apr-2017)
    Study finds that most still recommend the breast cancer screen for women in their early 40s

  • These 5 Life Skills Can Boost Your Odds of Well-Being
    (10-Apr-2017)
    People with these traits more likely to be healthier, less lonely and more financially stable, study finds

  • More Younger Americans Are Suffering Strokes: Study
    (10-Apr-2017)
    Researchers cite rise in blood pressure and diabetes, but one specialist questions the findings

  • Health Highlights: April 10, 2017
    (10-Apr-2017)
    • Brain Parasite Cases Being Investigated in Hawaii
    • No 'Death Spiral' for Obamacare, Analysis Shows
    • Dead Bat Found in Fresh Express Packaged Salad

  • Race May Play Role in Obese Teens' Blood Pressure
    (10-Apr-2017)
    Extra pounds appear more problematic for whites and Hispanics, study finds

  • Bedbugs Building Resistance to More Insecticides
    (10-Apr-2017)
    Chemicals alone won't vanquish the pests, researchers say

  • Don't Bank on Heart-Rate Accuracy From Your Activity Tracker
    (10-Apr-2017)
    Fluctuations seen among 4 models, especially during exercise, study finds

  • How to Protect Your Child From Accidental Poisoning
    (09-Apr-2017)
    Kids under 6 account for 1 million calls to U.S. poison control centers a year

  • How to Protect Your Child From Accidental Poisoning
    (09-Apr-2017)
    Kids under 6 account for 1 million calls to U.S. poison control centers a year

  • U.S. Blood Supply Safe From Zika Virus, Officials Say
    (07-Apr-2017)
    They detail steps being taken to protect people who need transfusions

  • U.S. Blood Supply Safe From Zika Virus, Officials Say
    (07-Apr-2017)
    They detail steps being taken to protect people who need transfusions

  • Health Highlights: April 7, 2017
    (07-Apr-2017)
    • Hepatitis C Drugs Approved for Use in Children: FDA
    • KFC Cutting Antibiotics From Chicken
    • Nearly 600,000 Asthma Inhalers Recalled

  • How to Protect Yourself From Air Pollution
    (07-Apr-2017)
    Environmental health expert gives advice on ways to avoid exposure to pollutants

  • Preparing for Anesthesia: 5 Tips You Should Know
    (07-Apr-2017)
    Planning ahead can help you avoid complications during and after surgery

  • How to Protect Yourself From Air Pollution
    (07-Apr-2017)
    Environmental health expert gives advice on ways to avoid exposure to pollutants

  • Music May Soothe the 'Savage Beast' of Post-Op Pain
    (07-Apr-2017)
    Live tunes, singing and rhythmic drumming appeared to help ease discomfort after back surgery

  • Preparing for Anesthesia: 5 Tips You Should Know
    (07-Apr-2017)
    Planning ahead can help you avoid complications during and after surgery

  • Is Surgery Always Necessary for Gallstones?
    (07-Apr-2017)
    Study found some people with gallstone pancreatitis are OK years later even without gallbladder removal

  • 'Right-to-Try' Laws: A Patient's Best Last Chance or False Hope?
    (06-Apr-2017)
    Proposal would allow the gravely ill access to experimental therapies that may or may not work

  • For Some, Too Much Sweat Takes Emotional Toll
    (06-Apr-2017)
    Those who perspire excessively may have hyperhidrosis

  • FDA OKs 1st At-Home Genetic Tests for 10 Disorders
    (06-Apr-2017)
    Saliva analysis can indicate higher risk of Parkinson's disease, among others, agency says

  • Defect Prompts Mylan to Recall Some EpiPens
    (06-Apr-2017)
    Rare cases of 'failure to activate' during potentially fatal allergic reactions spurred the action, company says

  • 'Right-to-Try' Laws: A Patient's Best Last Chance or False Hope?
    (06-Apr-2017)
    Proposal would allow the gravely ill access to experimental therapies that may or may not work

  • Droughts Tied to Climate Change Could Bring Health Risks for Seniors
    (06-Apr-2017)
    Danger is greatest for people in areas where extreme rain shortages are uncommon, researchers find

  • When Do Plumped-Up Lips Become 'Too Much'?
    (06-Apr-2017)
    At some point, augmented mouths simply begin to look unnatural, survey finds

  • Health Highlights: April 6, 2017
    (06-Apr-2017)
    • Comedian Don Rickles Dies at Age 90
    • Cannibalized Human Body Would Provide 125,000 Calories: Study
    • Opioid Crisis a Priority: FDA Nominee
    • Stem Cell Therapy for Autism Shows Promise

  • Droughts Tied to Climate Change Could Bring Health Risks for Seniors
    (06-Apr-2017)
    Danger is greatest for people in areas where extreme rain shortages are uncommon, researchers find

  • Fitness, Not Fat, Is Key to Post-Stroke Recovery
    (05-Apr-2017)
    People who exercised regularly before their attack had lower odds for disability after, study found

  • The Highs and Lows of Teens' Instagram Use
    (05-Apr-2017)
    For some it leads to closer bonds with friends, for others a greater risk of depression, study found

  • The Highs and Lows of Teens' Instagram Use
    (05-Apr-2017)
    For some it leads to closer bonds with friends, for others a greater risk of depression, study found

  • Good Sleep Does Get Tougher With Age
    (05-Apr-2017)
    Review suggests many seniors struggle to get deep, restorative slumber, adding to health problems

  • 'Cancer Profile' Is Changing for Americans With HIV
    (05-Apr-2017)
    AIDS-linked tumors predicted to decline by 2030

  • The Highs and Lows of Teens' Instagram Use
    (05-Apr-2017)
    For some it leads to closer bonds with friends, for others a greater risk of depression, study found

  • Health Highlights: April 5, 2017
    (05-Apr-2017)
    • FDA Nominee Gottlieb to Face Questions About Industry Links

  • Smoking May Raise Risk of Complications After Joint Surgery
    (05-Apr-2017)
    Study found chances of repeat surgery for infection was 80 percent higher than for nonsmokers

  • Surgery May Be Best for Advanced Melanoma
    (05-Apr-2017)
    Patients who had lesions reaching the belly removed lived about 18 months longer, study says

  • What's the 'SuperAgers' Mental Secret?
    (04-Apr-2017)
    Some folks stay sharp into their 80s, 90s, and brain scans may show why

  • Birth Defects Strike 1 in 10 U.S. Pregnancies Affected by Zika
    (04-Apr-2017)
    CDC report also says too few babies are tested for the virus

  • EpiPen Out-of-Pocket Costs More Than Doubled Over Decade
    (04-Apr-2017)
    Study questions steep price hikes for lifesaving drugs, even among insured patients

  • EpiPen Out-of-Pocket Costs More Than Doubled Over Decade
    (04-Apr-2017)
    Study questions steep price hikes for lifesaving drugs, even among insured patients

  • EpiPen Out-of-Pocket Costs More Than Doubled Over Decade
    (04-Apr-2017)
    Study questions steep price hikes for lifesaving drugs, even among insured patients

  • Kitties Absorb Flame Retardants -- How About Your Kiddies?
    (04-Apr-2017)
    Cats test positive for harmful chemicals found in house dust, so tots might, too, study suggests

  • Are There Two Forms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
    (04-Apr-2017)
    Researchers point to 'atypical' CFS, where symptoms don't begin suddenly

  • Scientists Probe Zika's Path to the Fetus
    (04-Apr-2017)
    Virus uses a cellular mechanism to cross into the placenta, upping the danger of birth defects

  • Infections More Common in People With Schizophrenia
    (04-Apr-2017)
    Ills include HIV, hepatitis and the serious blood infection sepsis, study suggests

  • Kitties Absorb Flame Retardants -- How About Your Kiddies?
    (04-Apr-2017)
    Cats test positive for harmful chemicals found in house dust, so tots might, too, study suggests

  • Health Highlights: April 4, 2017
    (04-Apr-2017)
    • Most in Tobacco-Growing Kentucky Now Support Public Smoking Ban: Poll
    • 2nd Opinion Yields Different Diagnosis for 1 in 5 Patients: Study
    • Painkiller Maker Settles With U.S. Government

  • Scientists Probe Zika's Path to the Fetus
    (04-Apr-2017)
    Virus uses a cellular mechanism to cross into the placenta, upping the danger of birth defects

  • Global Warming Could Raise Temps to Levels Not Seen for 420M Years: Study
    (04-Apr-2017)
    Warns of dire consequences if greenhouse gases are not controlled

  • Most U.S. Kids Who Die From Flu Are Unvaccinated
    (03-Apr-2017)
    Researchers estimate about two-thirds of pediatric deaths could be prevented by flu shot

  • Keys to Heart Disease Care: Communication and Trust
    (03-Apr-2017)
    These factors linked to patients' greater use of cholesterol and blood pressure-lowering drugs

  • For Firefighters, Another Danger: The Heart
    (03-Apr-2017)
    Exposure to high heat and physical exertion may increase risk of heart attacks, study says

  • Health Tip: Buying Eggs
    (03-Apr-2017)
    Suggestions for a safer purchase

  • Vaccinating Pregnant Moms Protects Babies From Whooping Cough
    (03-Apr-2017)
    Benefit is dramatic for newborns who are too young to be vaccinated, researchers say

  • Health Highlights: April 3, 2017
    (03-Apr-2017)
    • Remove Dangerous Ingredient From Men's Hair Dyes: Petition
    • Hunt's Chili Kits Recalled
    • Patient Satisfaction Surveys May Help Drive Painkiller Abuse Epidemic

  • Race Plays Role in Heart, Diabetes Risk, Even at Normal Weight
    (03-Apr-2017)
    For example, study found higher risk in Hispanics and people of South Asian descent who weren't overweight

  • Gene Changes May Put Childhood Cancer Survivors at Risk
    (03-Apr-2017)
    1 in 4 kids who lived through cancer developed another cancer by age 45, study finds

  • For Firefighters, Another Danger: The Heart
    (03-Apr-2017)
    Exposure to high heat and physical exertion may increase risk of heart attacks, study says

  • Health Risks Grow as Young People Born With HIV Age
    (31-Mar-2017)
    About 10,000 Americans were infected at birth, and many are now young adults with medical issues, study finds

  • Health Highlights: March 31, 2017
    (31-Mar-2017)
    • U.S. Begins Second Phase of Zika Vaccine Trial
    • Banned Kinder Easter Eggs Still Available in Stores
    • LaBri's Body Health Atomic Weight Loss Product Recalled
    • More Than 300 Million People Worldwide Have Depression: WHO

  • Most Americans Favor Larger Health Warnings on Cigarette Packs
    (31-Mar-2017)
    Even many smokers think these warnings should cover up to 75 percent of the label, researchers find

  • Hepatitis Infection May Raise Risk for Parkinson's Disease
    (30-Mar-2017)
    New study adds to evidence that these conditions might be linked somehow

  • 9 Out of 10 Doctors Like Their Jobs
    (30-Mar-2017)
    A new survey finds that two-thirds would recommend their profession to others

  • Most Remaining U.S. Smokers Are Poor, Less Educated
    (30-Mar-2017)
    Behavioral health doctor says new interventions are needed to get these people to kick the habit

  • Common Post-Op Ear Drops Tied to Eardrum Perforations in Kids
    (30-Mar-2017)
    Rate of the injury rises with quinolones, but researchers say alternatives have their own hazards

  • Hepatitis Infection May Raise Risk for Parkinson's Disease
    (30-Mar-2017)
    New study adds to evidence that these conditions might be linked somehow

  • Weight, Gender Appear to Play Part in Kidney Transplant Success
    (30-Mar-2017)
    Study found the closer the match between donor and recipient, the better the outcome

  • Weight, Gender Appear to Play Part in Kidney Transplant Success
    (30-Mar-2017)
    Study found the closer the match between donor and recipient, the better the outcome

  • Health Highlights: March 30, 2017
    (30-Mar-2017)
    • Funding for Antibiotics Research Announced
    • More Illnesses in E. Coli Outbreak Linked to SoyNut Butter
    • Homemade Slime Causes Burns on Girl's Hands
    • New EPA Chief Ignores Agency Experts' Advice to Ban Insecticide

  • This Fanged Fish Might Someday Help Ease Your Pain
    (30-Mar-2017)
    Venom of Australia's fang blenny is a powerful opioid that might lead to better painkillers, scientist says

  • U.S. Pedestrian Deaths Surged to Record Levels in 2016
    (30-Mar-2017)
    Experts point to widespread smartphone use as deadly distraction for drivers and walkers alike

  • U.S. Pedestrian Deaths Surged to Record Levels in 2016
    (30-Mar-2017)
    Experts point to widespread smartphone use as deadly distraction for drivers and walkers alike

  • Common Post-Op Ear Drops Tied to Eardrum Perforations in Kids
    (30-Mar-2017)
    Rate of the injury rises with quinolones, but researchers say alternatives have their own hazards

  • Knee Replacement Doesn't Always Pay, Researchers Say
    (29-Mar-2017)
    Less pain to begin with, less gain from the procedure, but more benefit seen in those with severe arthritis

  • Cases of Zika-Linked Birth Defects Dropped in Brazil in 2016
    (29-Mar-2017)
    The South American country was the epicenter of the mosquito-borne disease a year earlier

  • Health Highlights: March 29, 2017
    (29-Mar-2017)
    • FDA Nominee Will Recuse Himself From Decisions on 20 Companies
    • Health Care Plan Will Happen 'Very Quickly': Trump
    • Trump to Set Up Commission on U.S. Opioid Epidemic
    • Senator Probes Opioid Makers' Role in U.S. Drug Abuse Epidemic
    • Trump Seeks $1.23 Billion Cut in NIH Funding

  • Smokers May Be Prone to Risks From Breast Cancer Radiation Therapy
    (29-Mar-2017)
    Long-term chances of heart attack, lung cancer higher for women who light up, study finds

  • 'Menstrual Cycle in a Dish' Explores Intricacies of Female Body
    (29-Mar-2017)
    Miniature model of reproductive system may advance treatment of women's diseases, researchers say

  • Knee Replacement Doesn't Always Pay, Researchers Say
    (29-Mar-2017)
    Less pain to begin with, less gain from the procedure, but more benefit seen in those with severe arthritis

  • Preventive Mastectomy Rates Vary by State
    (29-Mar-2017)
    Among young women with early breast cancer, almost half from 5 states opt to have healthy breast removed

  • Brain-Computer Link Restores Some Movement to Quadraplegic Man
    (29-Mar-2017)
    8 years after a devastating bike accident, he uses arm to eat and drink

  • Better Efforts Could Help Rid the U.S. of Hepatitis B, C: Report
    (28-Mar-2017)
    Plus, 90,000 fewer deaths would occur by 2030, study authors estimate

  • Health Insurance a Key to IVF Success, Researchers Say
    (28-Mar-2017)
    At $12,000 and up a cycle, many forgo second attempt if they don't have coverage

  • Better Efforts Could Help Rid the U.S. of Hepatitis B, C: Report
    (28-Mar-2017)
    Plus, 90,000 fewer deaths would occur by 2030, study authors estimate

  • Health Highlights: March 28, 2017
    (28-Mar-2017)
    • View Substance Abuse as Chronic Disease, Doctors' Group Says
    • Florida Residents Urged to Take Anti-Mosquito Measures

  • Is MRI the 'Mammography' of Prostate Cancer Screening?
    (27-Mar-2017)
    Scanning might reduce unneeded biopsies and overtreatment, study suggests

  • Fewer Successful Malpractice Claims in U.S., But Higher Payouts
    (27-Mar-2017)
    Tort reform laws may help explain findings, researchers say

  • Fewer Successful Malpractice Claims in U.S., But Higher Payouts
    (27-Mar-2017)
    Tort reform laws may help explain findings, researchers say

  • Expect More Deadly Heat From Climate Change, Study Suggests
    (27-Mar-2017)
    Countries need to make plans and design interventions to cope with rising temps

  • Expect More Deadly Heat From Climate Change, Study Suggests
    (27-Mar-2017)
    Countries need to make plans and design interventions to cope with rising temps

  • Is MRI the 'Mammography' of Prostate Cancer Screening?
    (27-Mar-2017)
    Scanning might reduce unneeded biopsies and overtreatment, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Think You Fractured Your Foot?
    (27-Mar-2017)
    Here are first-aid suggestions

  • Fewer Successful Malpractice Claims in U.S., But Higher Payouts
    (27-Mar-2017)
    Tort reform laws may help explain findings, researchers say

  • Health Highlights: March 27, 2017
    (27-Mar-2017)
    • Stem Cell Treatment Cures Impotence in Some Prostate Cancer Surgery Patients
    • Beef Taquito Products Recalled
    • Trump to Roll Back Obama Climate Plan

  • Just 17 U.S. States Require Defibrillators in Some Schools
    (27-Mar-2017)
    Easy-to-use portable devices can prevent deaths from sudden cardiac arrest, researchers say

  • How Doctors Decide to Treat a Ruptured Achilles
    (25-Mar-2017)
    Your health and activity level influence recommendation for or against surgery

  • Substance Abuse Taxes the American Workplace
    (24-Mar-2017)
    Survey, analysis reveal the full cost of employees addicted to alcohol, painkillers and other drugs

  • Leg Pain When Walking: Talk to Your Doctor
    (24-Mar-2017)
    Physician says there are ways to ward off peripheral artery disease

  • Many Talks on End-of-Life Wishes End in Confusion, Study Shows
    (24-Mar-2017)
    Just 3 out of 10 accurately understood what their loved one wanted

  • House Republican Leaders Pull Bill Aimed at Repealing 'Obamacare'
    (24-Mar-2017)
    In the end, resistance from conservative and some moderate GOP lawmakers meant votes weren't there

  • Ouch! How to Tell If You Have a Sprain, a Strain or a Tear
    (24-Mar-2017)
    They're not the same and some types of injuries take longer than others to heal

  • Health Highlights: March 24, 2017
    (24-Mar-2017)
    • Almost 1 Million Pounds of Breaded Chicken Recalled
    • New Method Offers Unlimited Red Blood Cell Production: Study

  • Raccoon Parasite Not as Deadly to Humans as Thought
    (24-Mar-2017)
    Researchers find confirmed cases of raccoon roundworm where patients had no symptoms

  • Raccoon Parasite Not as Deadly to Humans as Thought
    (24-Mar-2017)
    Researchers find confirmed cases of raccoon roundworm where patients had no symptoms

  • Obesity May Not Compromise Knee Surgery Success
    (24-Mar-2017)
    Results similar after procedure to repair meniscus in normal, overweight and obese people

  • Exercise a Great Prescription to Help Older Hearts
    (23-Mar-2017)
    Not enough doctors recommend cardiac rehab, American Heart Association says

  • Fewer Patients Die During Hospital Inspection Weeks: Study
    (23-Mar-2017)
    Slight differences in death rates were possibly due to increased vigilance by staff, researcher suggests

  • Health Tip: Check Your Child's Temperature
    (23-Mar-2017)
    Suggestions based on the child's age

  • Fewer Patients Die During Hospital Inspection Weeks: Study
    (23-Mar-2017)
    Slight differences in death rates were possibly due to increased vigilance by staff, researcher suggests

  • Health Highlights: March 23, 2017
    (23-Mar-2017)
    • 'Sea of Despair' Engulfs White Working Class Americans: Study
    • New Rotavirus Vaccine Shows Promise
    • Creator of Term Homophobia Dies at Age 86
    • AMA Urges Congress to Defeat Trump Health Bill
    • 'Gong Show' Creator Chuck Barris Dies at Age 87
    • Compounding Center Co-Founder Not Guilty of Murder in Deadly Meningitis Outbreak

  • Scientists Working on Solar-Powered Prosthetic Limbs
    (23-Mar-2017)
    Synthetic skin could use sun's energy to power the devices, researchers say

  • New Technology Makes Gene Mapping Cheaper, Faster: Study
    (23-Mar-2017)
    Researchers decoded DNA of mosquito that carries Zika to prove the point

  • Turning Back the Aging Clock -- in Mice
    (23-Mar-2017)
    Elderly rodents treated with cellular therapy regained lost fur, became more active, scientists say

  • Fewer Patients Die During Hospital Inspection Weeks: Study
    (23-Mar-2017)
    Slight differences in death rates were possibly due to increased vigilance by staff, researcher suggests

  • Scientists Working on Solar-Powered Prosthetic Limbs
    (23-Mar-2017)
    Synthetic skin could use sun's energy to power the devices, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Prevent Food-Safety Mistakes
    (22-Mar-2017)
    Popular habits to avoid

  • Brain 'Rewires' to Work Around Early-Life Blindness
    (22-Mar-2017)
    These differences appear to boost hearing, smell and touch, researchers say

  • 'Eraser Challenge' Latest Harmful Social Media Trend for Kids
    (22-Mar-2017)
    Burns, abrasions the result as youngsters 'erase' their skin away

  • 'Eraser Challenge' Latest Harmful Social Media Trend for Kids
    (22-Mar-2017)
    Burns, abrasions the result as youngsters 'erase' their skin away

  • Health Highlights: March 22, 2017
    (22-Mar-2017)
    • AMA Urges Congress to Defeat Trump Health Bill
    • 'Gong Show' Creator Chuck Barris Dies at Age 87
    • Compounding Center Co-Founder Not Guilty of Murder in Deadly Meningitis Outbreak
    • 9 Deaths From Breast Implant-Linked Cancer: FDA
    • Surgeons Remove Parasitic Twin From Baby

  • Smartphone Device Sizes Up Sperm Health
    (22-Mar-2017)
    It analyzes samples in seconds, with 98 percent accuracy, in the privacy of a man's home, researchers say

  • Smartphone Device Sizes Up Sperm Health
    (22-Mar-2017)
    It analyzes samples in seconds, with 98 percent accuracy, in the privacy of a man's home, researchers say

  • Many Doctors Get Payments From Drug Companies, Study Shows
    (21-Mar-2017)
    But few patients know about financial incentives physicians receive

  • Gunshot Wounds Cost U.S. Hospitals Nearly $7 Billion Over 9 Years
    (21-Mar-2017)
    Total price tag may be much higher, research suggests

  • Many Doctors Get Payments From Drug Companies, Study Shows
    (21-Mar-2017)
    But few patients know about financial incentives physicians receive

  • Do Energy Drinks + Booze = More Injuries?
    (21-Mar-2017)
    Adding caffeine boost to alcohol could make a dangerous cocktail, study suggests

  • Gunshot Wounds Cost U.S. Hospitals Nearly $7 Billion Over 9 Years
    (21-Mar-2017)
    Total price tag may be much higher, research suggests

  • Many Doctors Get Payments From Drug Companies, Study Shows
    (21-Mar-2017)
    But few patients know about financial incentives physicians receive

  • Gunshot Wounds Cost U.S. Hospitals Nearly $7 Billion Over 9 Years
    (21-Mar-2017)
    Total price tag may be much higher, research suggests

  • Avoid Unsightly Fungal Toenail Infections
    (21-Mar-2017)
    Yes, you really do need to wear flip flops in the gym shower, dermatologist says

  • Common Cold Can Be Dangerous After Bone Marrow Transplant
    (21-Mar-2017)
    Rhinovirus far more worrisome in those with weakened immune systems, researchers say

  • Common Cold Can Be Dangerous After Bone Marrow Transplant
    (21-Mar-2017)
    Rhinovirus far more worrisome in those with weakened immune systems, researchers say

  • Avoid Unsightly Fungal Toenail Infections
    (21-Mar-2017)
    Yes, you really do need to wear flip flops in the gym shower, dermatologist says

  • Gunshot Wounds Cost U.S. Hospitals Nearly $7 Billion Over 9 Years
    (21-Mar-2017)
    Total price tag may be much higher, research suggests

  • Autism Greatly Boosts Kids' Injury Risk, Especially for Drowning
    (21-Mar-2017)
    Swimming lessons are essential -- even before other therapies, researcher says

  • Health Highlights: March 21, 2017
    (21-Mar-2017)
    • U.S. Infant Death Rate at New Low
    • Former NFL player Dwight Clark Has ALS
    • Houston Officials Considering Gene-Modified Mosquitoes to Fight Zika

  • Prostate Cancer Treatments Have Varying Side Effects, Study Shows
    (21-Mar-2017)
    Even 'active surveillance' may have risks, such as anxiety

  • Prostate Cancer Treatments Have Varying Side Effects, Study Shows
    (21-Mar-2017)
    Even 'active surveillance' may have risks, such as anxiety

  • Autism Greatly Boosts Kids' Injury Risk, Especially for Drowning
    (21-Mar-2017)
    Swimming lessons are essential -- even before other therapies, researcher says

  • New Hepatitis C Drugs Might Eliminate the Disease
    (20-Mar-2017)
    But not everyone responds completely to the medicines and cost remains a big obstacle, researchers say

  • Parents Don't Always Head to Child's Doctor When Illness Strikes
    (20-Mar-2017)
    Poll says many would turn to urgent care centers, thinking it's faster than seeing usual physician

  • ATMs, Coffee Shops Ideal Spots for Heart Defibrillators
    (20-Mar-2017)
    Having the devices easily accessible might save the lives of more cardiac arrest victims

  • Parents Don't Always Head to Child's Doctor When Illness Strikes
    (20-Mar-2017)
    Poll says many would turn to urgent care centers, thinking it's faster than seeing usual physician

  • Blood Test May Spot Lung Cancer's Return, Even Before Scans
    (20-Mar-2017)
    Small study finds the new technique beats CT and PET scans by around 6 months

  • New Hepatitis C Drugs Might Eliminate the Disease
    (20-Mar-2017)
    But not everyone responds completely to the medicines and cost remains a big obstacle, researchers say

  • Health Highlights: March 20, 2017
    (20-Mar-2017)
    • Edamame Recalled Due to Listeria Threat
    • Blue Wilderness Dog Food Recalled
    • Loss of NIH Global Disease Center Threatens Americans' Health: Experts

  • Guidelines May Miss Need for Statins in Many U.S. Blacks
    (20-Mar-2017)
    Individualized scans of the arteries may be a better means of spotting patients at risk, researchers say

  • Blood Test May Spot Lung Cancer's Return, Even Before Scans
    (20-Mar-2017)
    Small study finds the new technique beats CT and PET scans by around 6 months

  • Steroid Shots Offer No Long-Term Relief for Low-Back Pain
    (20-Mar-2017)
    Pain reduction aimed at reducing disc inflammation doesn't last, study finds

  • Pradaxa Beats Warfarin After Heart Rhythm Procedure: Study
    (20-Mar-2017)
    Fewer bleeding problems reported among 'ablation' patients who took the newer blood thinner

  • New Cholesterol Drugs May Beat Statins, But Price Tag Is High
    (17-Mar-2017)
    Repatha, inclisiran lowered cholesterol levels even further, but first costs about $14,000 a year to take

  • Remote Amazon Tribe May Have Healthiest Hearts on Earth
    (17-Mar-2017)
    Days spent hunting, farming and eating unprocessed foods keeps their arteries clear, researcher says

  • Health Tip: Prepare Homemade Baby Food
    (17-Mar-2017)
    Follow these safety guidelines

  • Injury Risk May Rise When Kids Play Just One Sport
    (17-Mar-2017)
    Those under 12 shouldn't specialize in any one activity, researchers say

  • Drinking, Drug Abuse Doubles Veterans' Suicide Risk: Study
    (17-Mar-2017)
    Rate 5 times higher for female vets who abuse alcohol, drugs than for female vets who don't

  • Health Highlights: March 17, 2017
    (17-Mar-2017)
    • U.N. Agency Announces Tighter Controls on Chemicals Used to Make Fentanyl
    • Marketside Supreme Pizzas Recalled

  • Centuries of Climate May Have Shaped Your Nose
    (16-Mar-2017)
    Local temperatures, humidity helped design the human schnozz, research suggests

  • U.S. Suicide Rates Rising Faster Outside Cities
    (16-Mar-2017)
    Hanging-type deaths rose more than gun-related suicides since 1999, CDC says

  • Opioid Dependence Can Start in Just a Few Days
    (16-Mar-2017)
    Prescribing narcotic painkillers for 3 days or less may lower chances of addiction, study finds

  • U.S. Suicide Rates Rising Faster Outside Cities
    (16-Mar-2017)
    Hanging-type deaths rose more than gun-related suicides since 1999, CDC says

  • America's Porky Pets Face Health Woes, Too, FDA Says
    (16-Mar-2017)
    More than half of dogs, cats in the Land of Plenty weigh too much

  • Health Highlights: March 16, 2017
    (16-Mar-2017)
    • UK Scientists Get License to Create Babies With DNA From 3 People
    • Nearly 13 Million Signed Up for Coverage This Year Under Affordable Care Act

  • Taking Statins May Boost Heart Surgery Outcomes
    (16-Mar-2017)
    Using cholesterol-lowering medications up to and on operation day linked to better survival rates in study

  • Home Beats Rehab for Knee, Hip Replacement Recovery
    (16-Mar-2017)
    Research shows patients fare well, sometimes better, if discharged home, even if they live alone

  • Smokers Prone to Problems After Joint Replacement: Study
    (16-Mar-2017)
    Cessation programs help reduce the rate of complications and costs, researchers say

  • 'Optimal' Facelifts Do Make You Look Younger, Study Finds
    (16-Mar-2017)
    Hundreds who took online survey thought women looked healthier, more attractive in 'after' photos

  • Many U.S. Women Have No Access to Fertility Clinics: Study
    (15-Mar-2017)
    Among those of childbearing age, 29 percent had no clinic, while another 11 percent had only one

  • U.S. Medical Groups Sound the Alarm on Climate Change
    (15-Mar-2017)
    Altered weather patterns may already hurt your health, nation's physicians warn

  • Nearby Day Cares Don't Pose Health Risks to Kids: Study
    (15-Mar-2017)
    Strict immunization requirements kept local whooping cough rates low, researchers say

  • Health Highlights: March 15, 2017
    (15-Mar-2017)
    • Nearly 13 Million Signed Up for Coverage This Year Under Affordable Care Act
    • New Version of Opana Opioid Has More Risks Than Benefits: FDA Panels

  • Black Americans More Likely to Skip Flu Shot
    (15-Mar-2017)
    They're concerned about vaccine safety, study shows

  • Seniors With Brain Cancer May Have Better Treatment Option
    (15-Mar-2017)
    Chemo plus radiation appears to extend survival of older glioblastoma patients, study says

  • Some Bed Bugs Can Traipse Out of Traps
    (15-Mar-2017)
    Researchers find one tropical type that climbs its way to freedom

  • Some Bed Bugs Can Traipse Out of Traps
    (15-Mar-2017)
    Researchers find one tropical type that climbs its way to freedom

  • Analysis: Millions Would Lose Health Coverage Under GOP Overhaul
    (14-Mar-2017)
    Republicans say major surgery needed to Obamacare to save what they call a failed initiative

  • Is Radiation Therapy Overused in Breast Cancer Care?
    (14-Mar-2017)
    Shorter course less expensive, equally effective in certain patients, researchers say

  • Analysis: Millions Would Lose Health Coverage Under GOP Overhaul
    (14-Mar-2017)
    Republicans say major surgery needed to Obamacare to save what they call a failed initiative

  • 'No One Dies Alone' Program Offers Comfort at Life's End
    (14-Mar-2017)
    For patients without loved ones, volunteers fill in when death approaches

  • 'No One Dies Alone' Program Offers Comfort at Life's End
    (14-Mar-2017)
    For patients without loved ones, volunteers fill in when death approaches

  • Too Much Screen Time May Raise Kids' Diabetes Risk
    (14-Mar-2017)
    Study finds 3-plus hours each day linked to increased body fat and insulin resistance

  • Cystic Fibrosis Survival Better in Canada Than in U.S.
    (14-Mar-2017)
    Canadians with the lung disease live about 10 years longer on average, study finds

  • Health Highlights: March 14, 2017
    (14-Mar-2017)
    • Verma Confirmed as Head of Medicare/Medicaid
    • Sperm Donations Discouraged in 3 Florida Counties Due to Zika Fears

  • Gene Variant From Africa Linked to Black Obesity
    (14-Mar-2017)
    Study sees first biological pathway to weight gain not tied to Europeans

  • Is Radiation Therapy Overused in Breast Cancer Care?
    (14-Mar-2017)
    Shorter course less expensive, equally effective in certain patients, researchers say

  • Higher Spending by Docs May Not Buy Better Health
    (13-Mar-2017)
    No difference in patient outcomes when physicians order more -- or more pricey -- tests, treatments, study finds

  • Higher Spending by Docs May Not Buy Better Health
    (13-Mar-2017)
    No difference in patient outcomes when physicians order more -- or more pricey -- tests, treatments, study finds

  • Refugees Deserve Health Care, Compassion, U.S. Pediatricians Say
    (13-Mar-2017)
    New policy statement urges government to keep families together, not place kids in detention centers

  • Higher Spending by Docs May Not Buy Better Health
    (13-Mar-2017)
    No difference in patient outcomes when physicians order more -- or more pricey -- tests, treatments, study finds

  • More Babies in Strollers, Cribs Winding Up in ER: Study
    (13-Mar-2017)
    Concussions driving upswing, with only 1 percent of cases blamed on product failure

  • 'Synthetic Pot' Tied to Risky Sex, Violence and Drug Abuse in Teens
    (13-Mar-2017)
    Product has unpredictable, potentially dangerous effects, doctors warn

  • Health Highlights: March 13, 2017
    (13-Mar-2017)
    • Consumer Advocates Pan Trump's Choice for FDA Head
    • Workers Could be Penalized for Refusing Genetic Testing
    • Jane Austen May Have Died of Arsenic Poisoning: Article
    • Vulto Cheese Recall Expanded

  • Smart Food Pricing Could Bring Healthier Choices
    (10-Mar-2017)
    Better diets result when fruits and veggies are cheaper, unhealthy foods more expensive, study found

  • Health Tip: Washing Baby Bottles
    (10-Mar-2017)
    Suggestions to protect your infant

  • Cure Found for Cancer Killing Endangered Tasmanian Devils
    (10-Mar-2017)
    Immunotherapy said to offer best defense against deadly facial tumors

  • Health Highlights: March 10, 2017
    (10-Mar-2017)
    • Rule Change Means Medical Residents Can Work Up to 24 Hours Straight
    • VA to Provide Mental Health Care for Previously Excluded Veterans
    • Tests Help Identify Causes of Stillbirth: Study

  • U.S. Medical Experts Issue Warning on Yellow Fever's Advance
    (09-Mar-2017)
    Brazil outbreak has officials worried, and transmission to United States is possible

  • New Health Care Bill Clears House Committees
    (09-Mar-2017)
    Moves are a crucial step in replacing Affordable Care Act, but health advocacy groups mount opposition

  • U.S. Medical Experts Issue Warning on Yellow Fever's Advance
    (09-Mar-2017)
    Brazil outbreak has officials worried, and transmission to United States is possible

  • Chimps Can Get Ebola, Too, But Oral Vaccine May Help
    (09-Mar-2017)
    However, trial was halted due to new animal research laws

  • Zika Attacks Nerves, Muscles, Other Tissues
    (09-Mar-2017)
    Monkey study may help pinpoint where the virus does damage

  • Zika Virus May Also Harm the Heart
    (09-Mar-2017)
    8 Venezuelan patients developed irregular heartbeat, heart failure after infection, researchers say

  • Health Highlights: March 9, 2017
    (09-Mar-2017)
    • CDC Would Lose $1 Billion Under Affordable Care Act Repeal Bill
    • Listeriosis Outbreak Linked to Soft Raw Milk Cheese
    • Strawberries Have Most Pesticides: Report
    • Climate Change a Factor in Unusually Warm February

  • Sickle Cell Trait Tied to Higher Kidney Failure Risk for Blacks
    (09-Mar-2017)
    Doctors should screen earlier for signs of trouble in people with this gene variant, researcher suggests

  • Violent Video Games May Not 'Desensitize' Players, Brain Scans Suggest
    (08-Mar-2017)
    In small study, frequent players had empathetic responses similar to those who don't play much

  • Violent Video Games May Not 'Desensitize' Players, Brain Scans Suggest
    (08-Mar-2017)
    In small study, frequent players had empathetic responses similar to those who don't play much

  • House Republicans Unveil Their Rx for Obamacare
    (08-Mar-2017)
    It retains some portions of the health reform law, but axes some unpopular ones

  • Winter a Chilling Time for Heart Failure Patients
    (08-Mar-2017)
    Studies found hospitalizations, deaths among these patients highest during that season

  • Baby Boomers Get an 'F' for Hep C Testing
    (08-Mar-2017)
    Screening rates for the dangerous virus remain low despite recommendations, study finds

  • Violent Video Games May Not 'Desensitize' Players, Brain Scans Suggest
    (08-Mar-2017)
    In small study, frequent players had empathetic responses similar to those who don't play much

  • Health Highlights: March 7, 2017
    (08-Mar-2017)
    • Tighter Fuel Economy Rules to be Scrapped by Trump Administration
    • More Illnesses in E. Coli Outbreak Linked to I.M. Healthy Brand SoyNut Butter
    • George Michael Died of Natural Causes

  • Controversial MS Treatment Seems Ineffective
    (08-Mar-2017)
    No benefit detected after 'liberation therapy,' study authors say

  • Fitbits, Other Trackers May Be Unfit to Measure Heart Rate
    (08-Mar-2017)
    Devices were as much as 34 beats off per minute during certain exercises, study finds

  • 1 in 4 U.S. Adults Disabled by Arthritis: CDC
    (07-Mar-2017)
    Agency recommends exercise, not opioids, to control pain, stiffness

  • Could Fruits and Veggies Save Hearts Worldwide?
    (07-Mar-2017)
    New analysis finds low consumption linked to more lost years of healthy life

  • Annual Death Toll From Alzheimer's Nearly Doubles in 15 Years
    (07-Mar-2017)
    Price tag hits $259 billion a year, projected to exceed $1 trillion by 2050, report finds

  • Banishing Asthma-Inducing Mice Allergens on the Cheap
    (07-Mar-2017)
    Do-it-yourself approach works as well as professional extermination services, study finds

  • Would You Feel Safe in a Driverless Ambulance?
    (07-Mar-2017)
    Vehicles would free up an extra person to care for patient, but studies find Americans have mixed views

  • House Republicans Unveil Their Rx for Obamacare
    (07-Mar-2017)
    It retains some portions of the health reform law, but axes some unpopular ones

  • Banishing Asthma-Inducing Mice Allergens on the Cheap
    (07-Mar-2017)
    Do-it-yourself approach works as well as professional extermination services, study finds

  • Study Casts Doubt on a Brain Cancer's Link to Herpes
    (07-Mar-2017)
    Researchers find no evidence of cytomegalovirus in tumor tissue

  • Kidney Transplant Survival Up Among Babies, Kids
    (07-Mar-2017)
    Patients under age 10 now have the best long-term chances of not rejecting organ, study finds

  • Would You Feel Safe in a Driverless Ambulance?
    (07-Mar-2017)
    Vehicles would free up an extra person to care for patient, but studies find Americans have mixed views

  • City Tax on Cars Cut Pollution, Kids' Asthma Risk
    (07-Mar-2017)
    Traffic measure in Sweden reduced rates of wheezing disease by 50 percent, researchers report

  • Health Tip: Make Sure Kids' Shoes Fit Well
    (07-Mar-2017)
    Helpful shopping suggestions

  • Can Social Media Sites Leave You Socially Isolated?
    (06-Mar-2017)
    More time using apps and sites like Twitter, Instagram, Facebook linked to greater sense of isolation, study suggests

  • Patient Organizations Offer Advice on Reforming Obamacare
    (06-Mar-2017)
    Coalition of 11 groups urges Congress to ensure affordability, accessibility and adequate coverage

  • Asthma Much More Lethal for Black Children, Study Finds
    (06-Mar-2017)
    This group has 6 times the odds of dying from the illness compared to whites, Hispanics

  • Patient Organizations Offer Advice on Reforming Obamacare
    (06-Mar-2017)
    Coalition of 11 groups urges Congress to ensure affordability, accessibility and adequate coverage

  • Can Social Media Sites Leave You Socially Isolated?
    (06-Mar-2017)
    More time using apps and sites like Twitter, Instagram, Facebook linked to greater sense of isolation, study suggests

  • Health Highlights: March 6, 2017
    (06-Mar-2017)
    • Republicans Introduce Obamacare Replacement
    • Bird Flu Confirmed At Tennessee Chicken Facility
    • Polluted Environments Kill 1.7 Million Children Worldwide Each Year: WHO
    • Spike in H7N9 Bird Flu Cases Cause for Concern: CDC
    • New Drug Reduces Nighttime Urination
    • Liver Transplant Groundbreaker Dies

  • Asthma Much More Lethal for Black Children, Study Finds
    (06-Mar-2017)
    This group has 6 times the odds of dying from the illness compared to whites, Hispanics

  • Less-Invasive Fibroid Treatment May Be 'Under-Used'
    (06-Mar-2017)
    But embolization might not be suitable for every woman, specialist says

  • Health Highlights: March 3, 2017
    (03-Mar-2017)
    • Urine Present in all Pools: Study
    • Baby Rattles Recalled

  • How Much Melatonin Is Really in That Supplement?
    (02-Mar-2017)
    Study finds amount can vary widely depending on the brand of sleep aid, with implications for health

  • Rising Number of Kids Ill From Drinking Hand Sanitizers: CDC
    (02-Mar-2017)
    Some children aged 6 to 12 may be intentionally consuming brands containing alcohol, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Clean Your Refrigerator
    (02-Mar-2017)
    Here's how to tidy up

  • Hospital Room Floors May Harbor 'Superbugs'
    (02-Mar-2017)
    But that area often overlooked when it comes to infection control, researchers say

  • Hospital Room Floors May Harbor 'Superbugs'
    (02-Mar-2017)
    But that area often overlooked when it comes to infection control, researchers say

  • Immune Disorders Such as MS, Psoriasis May Be Tied to Dementia Risk
    (02-Mar-2017)
    Study found 20 percent higher odds for memory-robbing condition, but didn't prove cause and effect

  • Hospital Room Floors May Harbor 'Superbugs'
    (02-Mar-2017)
    But that area often overlooked when it comes to infection control, researchers say

  • With Nips, Tucks and Fat Transplants, Americans are Reshaping Their Bodies
    (02-Mar-2017)
    Cosmetic procedures are on the rise and patients aren't shy about what they're tweaking, study finds

  • Rising Number of Kids Ill From Drinking Hand Sanitizers: CDC
    (02-Mar-2017)
    Some children aged 6 to 12 may be intentionally consuming brands containing alcohol, researchers say

  • Health Highlights: March 2, 2017
    (02-Mar-2017)
    • Ebola Epidemic Hero's Death Linked to Continuing Stigma of Virus
    • Facebook Launches New Suicide Prevention Tools
    • New Technique Might Lead to Frozen Donor Organs for Transplant
    • Brisk Walking May Benefit Some Early-Stage Alzheimer's Patients: Study

  • How Much Melatonin Is Really in That Supplement?
    (02-Mar-2017)
    Study finds amount can vary widely depending on the brand of sleep aid, with implications for health

  • Nerve 'Zap' Treatment May Speed Stroke Recovery
    (01-Mar-2017)
    Small study found arm weakness improved when brain was stimulated during physical therapy

  • Health Highlights: March 1, 2017
    (01-Mar-2017)
    • Brisk Walking May Benefit Some Early-Stage Alzheimer's Patients: Study
    • Gene-Modified Potatoes Approved in U.S.
    • VA Mistreatment of Patients Causes Uproar

  • Scientists Spot Signs That Predict Worsening Multiple Sclerosis
    (01-Mar-2017)
    Fatigue, limited leg function tied to progressive disease in study

  • Nerve 'Zap' Treatment May Speed Stroke Recovery
    (01-Mar-2017)
    Small study found arm weakness improved when brain was stimulated during physical therapy

  • Wireless Arm Patch May Blunt Migraine Pain
    (01-Mar-2017)
    Study found electrical stimulation reduced ache if started soon enough

  • Some Hospitals May Overcharge for Hip, Knee Replacements: Study
    (28-Feb-2017)
    Prices were double the average costs for the implants, but only one insurer was included in the research

  • Valium May Be Useless for Acute Lower Back Pain
    (28-Feb-2017)
    Another study casts doubt on notion that potent painkillers can really help

  • Some Hospitals May Overcharge for Hip, Knee Replacements: Study
    (28-Feb-2017)
    Prices were double the average costs for the implants, but only one insurer was included in the research

  • Diagnostic Mammograms Find More Cancers, and More False-Positives
    (28-Feb-2017)
    Digital technology leads to 'marked improvement' in detection rates, radiology expert says

  • Some Hospitals May Overcharge for Hip, Knee Replacements: Study
    (28-Feb-2017)
    Prices were double the average costs for the implants, but only one insurer was included in the research

  • Hip Fracture's Link to Early Death May Last Years
    (28-Feb-2017)
    People over 60 face two to three times the risk of dying over next 8 years, study finds

  • Who's Top Dog When It Comes to 'Social Intelligence'? Kids or Pets?
    (28-Feb-2017)
    Toddlers and pups are near equals, study suggests, with evolution favoring 'survival of the friendliest'

  • Health Highlights: Feb. 28, 2017
    (28-Feb-2017)
    • VA Boosting Efforts to Prevent Opioid Thefts
    • DNA Tests Show Subway Chicken Sandwiches Short on Chicken

  • Childhood Cancer Survivors Living Longer
    (28-Feb-2017)
    Decline parallels reduced use of radiation, at lower doses, researchers say

  • Who's Top Dog When It Comes to 'Social Intelligence'? Kids or Pets?
    (28-Feb-2017)
    Toddlers and pups are near equals, study suggests, with evolution favoring 'survival of the friendliest'

  • Diagnostic Mammograms Find More Cancers, and More False-Positives
    (28-Feb-2017)
    Digital technology leads to 'marked improvement' in detection rates, radiology expert says

  • Government Funding Could Save Canadians $4 Billion on Medicines
    (27-Feb-2017)
    Health care experts note that paying for essential drugs increases access, too

  • Pediatricians Revise Guidelines for Teen Victims of Sexual Assault
    (27-Feb-2017)
    Physicians need to be comfortable screening for it, offering additional help if needed

  • Doctors Handled Influx of Obamacare Patients: Study
    (27-Feb-2017)
    Concerns about long waits, primary care shortage appear unfounded, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Reheat Food Safely
    (27-Feb-2017)
    Suggestions to help avoid food poisoning

  • Hospital Sinks May Be Awash in 'Superbugs'
    (27-Feb-2017)
    Study finds drug-resistant bacteria can colonize in drains, spread to sinks and eventually reach patients

  • Hospital Sinks May Be Awash in 'Superbugs'
    (27-Feb-2017)
    Study finds drug-resistant bacteria can colonize in drains, spread to sinks and eventually reach patients

  • Many Americans Unaware of 'Superbug' Threat: Poll
    (27-Feb-2017)
    Most say they know little about antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and half think antibiotics work against viruses

  • Hospital Sinks May Be Awash in 'Superbugs'
    (27-Feb-2017)
    Study finds drug-resistant bacteria can colonize in drains, spread to sinks and eventually reach patients

  • Health Highlights: Feb. 27, 2017
    (27-Feb-2017)
    • WHO Lists 12 Most Dangerous 'Superbugs'
    • Trader Joe's Apple Sauce Recalled
    • Single Payer Health System Being Suggested in California
    • Straight Women Least Likely to Have Orgasm: Study

  • Review Raises Questions About Herbal Meds for Heart Problems
    (27-Feb-2017)
    While popular among patients, they haven't been proven safe or effective in clinical trials, study says

  • Hospital Sinks May Be Awash in 'Superbugs'
    (27-Feb-2017)
    Study finds drug-resistant bacteria can colonize in drains, spread to sinks and eventually reach patients

  • Hospital Sinks May Be Awash in 'Superbugs'
    (27-Feb-2017)
    Study finds drug-resistant bacteria can colonize in drains, spread to sinks and eventually reach patients

  • Review Raises Questions About Herbal Meds for Heart Problems
    (27-Feb-2017)
    While popular among patients, they haven't been proven safe or effective in clinical trials, study says

  • Ice Fishing Can Invite Serious Injuries
    (25-Feb-2017)
    Anglers may suffer burns, concussions and broken bones

  • Ice Fishing Can Invite Serious Injuries
    (25-Feb-2017)
    Anglers may suffer burns, concussions and broken bones

  • 'Superbug' Infections Striking More U.S. Kids
    (24-Feb-2017)
    Antibiotic-resistant germs no longer confined to hospitals, study warns

  • Do You Need an Antibiotic?
    (24-Feb-2017)
    Proteins in nasal mucus might reveal if respiratory infection is caused by virus or bacteria, researchers say

  • Health Highlights: Feb. 24, 2017
    (24-Feb-2017)
    • Injuries Spur Recall of More Than 500,000 Toddler Swings
    • Over 400,000 Toy Frogs Recalled for Injury Hazard

  • Do You Need an Antibiotic?
    (24-Feb-2017)
    Proteins in nasal mucus might reveal if respiratory infection is caused by virus or bacteria, researchers say

  • More Evidence Ties Gum Health to Stroke Risk
    (23-Feb-2017)
    Study shows increasing risk of brain blockage with more severe gum disease

  • How the Neanderthal in Your Genes Affects Your Health
    (23-Feb-2017)
    The DNA appears to influence certain human traits and diseases, scientists say

  • Dentists at the Front Line in Diabetes Epidemic
    (23-Feb-2017)
    Severe gum disease can signal undiagnosed case of blood sugar disease

  • Health Tip: Slow-Cooking Food Safely
    (23-Feb-2017)
    Use your appliance wisely

  • As Trump Rolls Back Transgender Bathroom Rights . . .
    (23-Feb-2017)
    Supporters and opponents sound off

  • Study Links Psychiatric Disorders to Stroke Risk
    (23-Feb-2017)
    Mental health woes may trigger chronic fight-or-flight response, researchers suggest

  • More Evidence Ties Gum Health to Stroke Risk
    (23-Feb-2017)
    Study shows increasing risk of brain blockage with more severe gum disease

  • Health Highlights: Feb. 23, 2017
    (23-Feb-2017)
    • Over 400,000 Toy Frogs Recalled for Injury Hazard

  • Too Many Stroke Victims Don't Get Clot-Busting Drug: Study
    (23-Feb-2017)
    Minorities, women, seniors on Medicare, rural residents less likely to be diagnosed in time for tPA

  • How the Neanderthal in Your Genes Affects Your Health
    (23-Feb-2017)
    The DNA appears to influence certain human traits and diseases, scientists say

  • Lower Back Disk Surgeries May Benefit All Ages
    (23-Feb-2017)
    But older people have a higher risk of minor complications, study finds

  • U.S. Life Expectancy May Rise to Over 80 by 2030
    (22-Feb-2017)
    But other developed countries expected to have even bigger longevity gains, study says

  • Head Position Just After Stroke Doesn't Affect Recovery: Study
    (22-Feb-2017)
    Lying flat or sitting up slightly neither boosted nor harmed patients' outcomes

  • ACL Tears on the Rise Among Kids, Especially Girls
    (22-Feb-2017)
    Sports that involve cutting or pivoting are the riskiest, doctors say

  • No, Your Cat Isn't a Threat to Your Mental Health
    (22-Feb-2017)
    Study designed to allay fears that kitty poop parasites raise odds for schizophrenia, other disorders

  • Health Highlights: Feb. 22, 2017
    (22-Feb-2017)
    • Former Teen Heartthrob David Cassidy Has Dementia

  • Race May Play Role in Recurrent Stroke
    (22-Feb-2017)
    Study found black seniors at higher risk for subsequent attack compared to whites

  • MRIs Can Be Safe for People With Heart Devices …
    (22-Feb-2017)
    … if strict procedures are followed, researchers report

  • MRIs Can Be Safe for People With Heart Devices …
    (22-Feb-2017)
    … if strict procedures are followed, researchers report

  • Brain Chip Helps Paralyzed 'Type' With Their Mind
    (21-Feb-2017)
    Researchers report patients showed fastest speeds seen yet in such experiments

  • Many Younger Cancer Survivors Can't Afford Their Meds
    (21-Feb-2017)
    Skipping doses or drugs altogether can be dangerous, U.S. researchers warn

  • Brain Chip Helps Paralyzed 'Type' With Their Mind
    (21-Feb-2017)
    Researchers report patients showed fastest speeds seen yet in such experiments

  • Loneliness Often Plagues Black Women at Risk for Heart Disease
    (21-Feb-2017)
    Social isolation boosts their chances for cardiovascular trouble, researchers say

  • The Short- and Long-Term Prognosis for Obamacare
    (21-Feb-2017)
    The law still stands despite IRS decision to process tax returns without insurance status

  • Congressional Group Gives Bipartisan Support to Vaccine Safety
    (21-Feb-2017)
    Letter comes in response to President Trump's reported support for anti-vaccine groups

  • Scientists Probe Zika's Devastating Effect on Pregnancy
    (21-Feb-2017)
    Mouse study shows how infection crosses placenta to harm the fetus

  • Congressional Group Gives Bipartisan Support to Vaccine Safety
    (21-Feb-2017)
    Letter comes in response to President Trump's reported support for anti-vaccine groups

  • Health Highlights: Feb. 21, 2017
    (21-Feb-2017)
    • Former Teen Heartthrob David Cassidy Has Dementia
    • NASA Sends 'Superbug' to the Space Station

  • Loneliness Often Plagues Black Women at Risk for Heart Disease
    (21-Feb-2017)
    Social isolation boosts their chances for cardiovascular trouble, researchers say

  • Cancer Isn't 'One Size Fits All' for Hispanics
    (21-Feb-2017)
    Study shows wide variance in how different ethnic groups are affected

  • Congressional Group Gives Bipartisan Support to Vaccine Safety
    (21-Feb-2017)
    Letter comes in response to President Trump's reported support for anti-vaccine groups

  • Kids' OD Risk Rises When Opioids Left Out at Home
    (20-Feb-2017)
    Odds of overdose more than double if parent takes powerful narcotic instead of milder pain med, study finds

  • Health Highlights: Feb. 20, 2017
    (20-Feb-2017)
    • NASA Sends 'Superbug' to the Space Station

  • Stem Cell Transplants May Help Some With Multiple Sclerosis
    (20-Feb-2017)
    Review found younger patients fared better over 5 years, though some deaths reported

  • Kids' OD Risk Rises When Opioids Left Out at Home
    (20-Feb-2017)
    Odds of overdose more than double if parent takes powerful narcotic instead of milder pain med, study finds

  • Ready for Spring Break? Have Fun But Play It Safe
    (18-Feb-2017)
    Drinking too much can affect your judgment, increasing your risk for injury, CDC warns

  • Ready for Spring Break? Have Fun But Play It Safe
    (18-Feb-2017)
    Drinking too much can affect your judgment, increasing your risk for injury, CDC warns

  • Vitamin D Pumps Up Muscles
    (17-Feb-2017)
    People with higher 'active' levels of the vitamin in the bloodstream had more muscle mass, study finds

  • Docs More Likely to Prescribe Antibiotics If Patients Expect Them
    (17-Feb-2017)
    Study found physicians might even give the drugs if they didn't suspect a bacterial infection

  • Chronic Pain More Likely for Poor, Less Educated: Study
    (17-Feb-2017)
    Researchers say more research is needed to determine cause of disparity among older Americans

  • Anti-Addiction Meds Given in ER Can Help Battle Abuse
    (17-Feb-2017)
    Giving drugs to reduce cravings appears to be effective option, study finds

  • 'Love Hormone' Helps Dads and Babies Bond
    (17-Feb-2017)
    Brain scans show distinct response when fathers gaze at their kids

  • Heart, Lung Problems May Not Always Need ICU Care
    (17-Feb-2017)
    Study finds no difference in death rates, but higher costs for intensive care for some patients

  • How to Control Mold, Avoid Allergies
    (17-Feb-2017)
    Limiting moisture in the home is key, specialists say

  • Health Highlights: Feb. 17, 2017
    (17-Feb-2017)
    • Experts Warn of Health Threats from Climate Change
    • Trump Nominee Says Medicaid Needs Overhaul
    • D.C. Zika Tests Were Flawed

  • For a Fun and Safe Tropical Getaway, Plan Ahead
    (17-Feb-2017)
    Be aware of unusual health risks in the Caribbean and Central and South America, doctor advises

  • For a Fun and Safe Tropical Getaway, Plan Ahead
    (17-Feb-2017)
    Be aware of unusual health risks in the Caribbean and Central and South America, doctor advises

  • Is Surgery Always Needed for Kids' Appendicitis?
    (17-Feb-2017)
    Review found many with inflamed appendix were fine with antibiotics alone, but more research needed

  • Imaging Study Confirms Brain Differences in People With ADHD
    (16-Feb-2017)
    Attention-deficit/hyperactivity should be considered a brain disorder, researchers say

  • Imaging Study Confirms Brain Differences in People With ADHD
    (16-Feb-2017)
    Attention-deficit/hyperactivity should be considered a brain disorder, researchers say

  • Vitamin D Linked to Lower Risk of Respiratory Infections
    (16-Feb-2017)
    But medical experts can't agree if recommending supplements or food fortification would be helpful

  • Health Highlights: Feb. 16, 2017
    (16-Feb-2017)
    • U.S. Health Care Spending Will Keep Rising: Report
    • China to Tighten Controls on Dangerous Drugs

  • Imaging Study Confirms Brain Differences in People With ADHD
    (16-Feb-2017)
    Attention-deficit/hyperactivity should be considered a brain disorder, researchers say

  • Possible Drawback to Gluten-Free: Toxic Metals
    (16-Feb-2017)
    Higher levels of arsenic, mercury found in people who follow this eating plan, study finds

  • Shocks From Implanted Defibrillators Trigger Health Costs of Their Own
    (15-Feb-2017)
    Even when the shock was inappropriate, many people still got invasive medical procedures afterwards, study finds

  • Rude, Disrespectful Surgeons May Also Be More Error-Prone: Study
    (15-Feb-2017)
    Patients who complained about their doctor had more post-surgical complications, researchers say

  • Some Docs May Help Fuel Opioid Abuse Epidemic
    (15-Feb-2017)
    Patients are 30 percent more likely to get hooked on painkillers if their ER physician prescribes them frequently

  • Teens May Go Hungry as Poorest Families Struggle to Feed Kids
    (15-Feb-2017)
    Parents skip meals so children can eat, but youngest siblings get priority if there's not enough food

  • Student-Athletes Don't Have to Be Hit By Injuries
    (15-Feb-2017)
    Equipment safety, emergency training and time for recovery are key to avoiding trouble, experts say

  • Some Docs May Help Fuel Opioid Abuse Epidemic
    (15-Feb-2017)
    Patients are 30 percent more likely to get hooked on painkillers if their ER physician prescribes them frequently

  • Shocks From Implanted Defibrillators Trigger Health Costs of Their Own
    (15-Feb-2017)
    Even when the shock was inappropriate, many people still got invasive medical procedures afterwards, study finds

  • Shocks From Implanted Defibrillators Trigger Health Costs of Their Own
    (15-Feb-2017)
    Even when the shock was inappropriate, many people still got invasive medical procedures afterwards, study finds

  • Germs, Mold Found in Some Medical Pot
    (15-Feb-2017)
    Man undergoing cancer treatment died from fungal infection thought to come from medicinal marijuana

  • Health Highlights: Feb. 15, 2017
    (15-Feb-2017)
    • Rat-Linked Disease Leaves 1 Dead, 2 Sick in NYC
    • Large Decrease in HIV Infections in U.S.
    • Many U.S Drivers Break Rules of the Road

  • Student-Athletes Don't Have to Be Hit By Injuries
    (15-Feb-2017)
    Equipment safety, emergency training and time for recovery are key to avoiding trouble, experts say

  • Student-Athletes Don't Have to Be Hit By Injuries
    (15-Feb-2017)
    Equipment safety, emergency training and time for recovery are key to avoiding trouble, experts say

  • Shocks From Implanted Defibrillators Trigger Health Costs of Their Own
    (15-Feb-2017)
    Even when the shock was inappropriate, many people still got invasive medical procedures afterwards, study finds

  • Rude, Disrespectful Surgeons May Also Be More Error-Prone: Study
    (15-Feb-2017)
    Patients who complained about their doctor had more post-surgical complications, researchers say

  • Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Obese Patients Beat Diabetes
    (15-Feb-2017)
    After procedure, some patients were able to stop taking insulin to control their blood sugar, researchers report

  • Heart Disease Could Cost U.S. $1 Trillion Per Year By 2035: Report
    (14-Feb-2017)
    American Heart Association estimates that nearly half of Americans will have heart disease in less than 20 years

  • Low-Income Kids More Likely to Have ADHD, Asthma
    (14-Feb-2017)
    Autism more often diagnosed among children in higher-income families, study finds

  • Marriage: A Way to Divorce Yourself From Stress?
    (14-Feb-2017)
    New research underscores link between stress hormones and disease

  • Does a Baby's Sex Affect Mom's Immunity During Pregnancy?
    (14-Feb-2017)
    Study may explain why women carrying girls might have worse symptoms of some conditions like asthma

  • Screen Time and Teen Time
    (14-Feb-2017)
    Study found no link between high use of video games/computers and academics, delinquency

  • Health Highlights: Feb. 14, 2017
    (14-Feb-2017)
    • U.S. Should Allow Gene Editing to Prevent Serious Diseases: Report
    • Company Delays Launch of Drug for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
    • Exhaust Fumes Leaking Into Ford Explorers
    • Hugh Jackman Being Treated for Skin Cancer Again

  • Beware Heart Attack Risk From Shoveling Snow
    (13-Feb-2017)
    Canadian study finds cases rose for men after heavy snowfalls

  • Health Highlights: Feb. 13, 2017
    (13-Feb-2017)
    • Newly Approved Muscular Dystrophy Drug to Cost $89,000 a Year
    • Listeria Fears Spur Sara Lee and Sargento Cheese Recalls

  • How to Stay on Your Feet During Slippery Winter Conditions
    (11-Feb-2017)
    Any surfaces that look wet and dark are probably icy, safety experts say

  • How to Stay on Your Feet During Slippery Winter Conditions
    (11-Feb-2017)
    Any surfaces that look wet and dark are probably icy, safety experts say

  • How to Stay on Your Feet During Slippery Winter Conditions
    (11-Feb-2017)
    Any surfaces that look wet and dark are probably icy, safety experts say

  • How to Stay on Your Feet During Slippery Winter Conditions
    (11-Feb-2017)
    Any surfaces that look wet and dark are probably icy, safety experts say

  • What's Next for the Obamacare Insurance Exchanges?
    (10-Feb-2017)
    Trump administration draft regulation reportedly could raise rates for older adults, shorten open enrollment for 2018

  • Cancer Survivors Gain From Web-Based Health Care
    (10-Feb-2017)
    But some patients reported missing face-to-face contact, study found

  • What's Next for the Obamacare Insurance Exchanges?
    (10-Feb-2017)
    Trump administration draft regulation reportedly could raise rates for older adults, shorten open enrollment for 2018

  • Senate Confirms Rep. Tom Price as Health Secretary
    (10-Feb-2017)
    Surgeon from Atlanta is outspoken critic of Affordable Care Act

  • Flu Cases Spiking Across the United States: CDC
    (10-Feb-2017)
    Hospitalizations and deaths among kids and adults on the rise

  • Health Highlights: Feb. 10, 2017
    (10-Feb-2017)
    • Lead Poisoning a Threat to Gunshot Survivors
    • Oldest Person in U.S. Dies at Age 114
    • New Drug for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Approved by FDA

  • Preemies Bombarded With Noise in First Weeks of Life
    (09-Feb-2017)
    But private rooms may not be the solution, study suggests

  • 8 Ways to Help Kids Dodge Germs
    (09-Feb-2017)
    Boosting your child's immune system lets them stay in cold- and flu-fighting shape

  • Non-English Speakers Less Likely to Be on Kidney Transplant List
    (09-Feb-2017)
    Study finds language a barrier to getting needed care

  • Drinking Peroxide as 'Natural' Cure Leads to Dangerous Blood Clots
    (09-Feb-2017)
    So-called 'super water' carries big risks, doctors warn

  • Health Highlights: Feb. 9, 2017
    (09-Feb-2017)
    • Washington State Mumps Outbreak Continues to Grow
    • Price's Confirmation as Health Secretary Seems Certain
    • First-Born Children More Intelligent: Study

  • Drinking Peroxide as 'Natural' Cure Leads to Dangerous Blood Clots
    (09-Feb-2017)
    So-called 'super water' carries big risks, doctors warn

  • Brain Differences Hint at Why Autism Is More Common in Males
    (08-Feb-2017)
    Women with the disorder appear more likely to have brain anatomy that's typically seen in men, study says

  • Drought May Beckon Bigger West Nile Outbreaks
    (08-Feb-2017)
    Dry environment might alter how easily mosquito-borne virus is transmitted, researchers say

  • Toxic Metals Found in E-Cigarette Liquid
    (08-Feb-2017)
    Their presence in 5 brands studied is troubling, researchers say

  • Health Highlights: Feb. 8, 2017
    (08-Feb-2017)
    • 1 in 3 Americans Believe Obamacare, Affordable Care Act Are Different: Survey
    • FDA Should Ban Dangerous IV Solution: Petition
    • Maker of Memory Supplement Charged With Fraud

  • Is It Parkinson's or Something Else? Blood Test Might Tell
    (08-Feb-2017)
    But new technique needs more study, researchers say

  • Winter's No Reason to Hibernate: Head Outside for Some Sports Fun
    (08-Feb-2017)
    But be sure to use the right equipment and stay in areas that match your skill level

  • U.S. Vaccine Guidelines for Flu, HPV Updated
    (07-Feb-2017)
    CDC panel revises immunization advisory for vaccines affecting adults

  • For Millions of Americans, Everyday Life Takes Toll on Their Hearing
    (07-Feb-2017)
    Contrary to popular opinion, work-related noise not the main culprit, CDC reports

  • U.S. Legislation Boosted Access to Autism Services, With No Added Cost to Families
    (07-Feb-2017)
    Findings show 2008 federal 'parity' law is having desired effect, researchers say

  • Too Few High-Risk Women Tested for Breast Cancer Gene: Survey
    (07-Feb-2017)
    Only half got BRCA screen, and more than half of those who didn't said doctors never recommended it

  • Many Hospital Workers Are an Unhealthy Lot: Study
    (07-Feb-2017)
    Houston-area review found high rates of overweight and obesity, low physical activity

  • New Flu Vaccines for Dogs Unleashed in Lab
    (07-Feb-2017)
    Researchers say the shots may help to protect people, too

  • Health Highlights: Feb. 7, 2017
    (07-Feb-2017)
    • West Virginia Distributing More Than 8,000 Opioid Antidote Kits

  • Sickle Cell Trait in Blacks Can Skew Diabetes Test Results
    (07-Feb-2017)
    Inaccurate reading may affect diagnosis and treatment of the blood sugar disease, study says

  • A Plug Instead of a Snip for Male Birth Control?
    (07-Feb-2017)
    Monkey study shows injected gel may one day be alternative to traditional vasectomy

  • U.S. Teens Lag on Recommended Vaccinations
    (06-Feb-2017)
    HPV and flu immunization rates remain well below goals, pediatricians' group says

  • Undocumented Immigrants Often Face Tough Health Care Choices
    (06-Feb-2017)
    Two U.S. studies find them unable to get adequate kidney dialysis and end-of-life care

  • Hospitalizations for Common Heart Rhythm Problem on the Rise
    (06-Feb-2017)
    But those with atrial fibrillation are also more likely to live, study says

  • Undocumented Immigrants Often Face Tough Health Care Choices
    (06-Feb-2017)
    Two U.S. studies find them unable to get adequate kidney dialysis and end-of-life care

  • Undocumented Immigrants Often Face Tough Health Care Choices
    (06-Feb-2017)
    Two U.S. studies find them unable to get adequate kidney dialysis and end-of-life care

  • Terminally Ill Obese People Less Likely to Get Hospice Care
    (06-Feb-2017)
    And those who did get end-of-life services had fewer days than slimmer patients, study finds

  • U.S. Teens Lag on Recommended Vaccinations
    (06-Feb-2017)
    HPV and flu immunization rates remain well below goals, pediatricians' group says

  • Pet Meds Sending Kids to the ER
    (06-Feb-2017)
    It's not uncommon for toddlers to ingest drugs intended for dogs and cats, study finds

  • Pet Meds Sending Kids to the ER
    (06-Feb-2017)
    It's not uncommon for toddlers to ingest drugs intended for dogs and cats, study finds

  • Health Highlights: Feb. 6, 2017
    (06-Feb-2017)
    • 'Hunk of Beef' Dog Food Recalled
    • Scientists Plan March on Washington

  • Undocumented Immigrants Often Face Tough Health Care Choices
    (06-Feb-2017)
    Two U.S. studies find them unable to get adequate kidney dialysis and end-of-life care

  • Hey, Super Bowl Fans: Don't Choke on Game Day
    (04-Feb-2017)
    Be especially careful with meats as these foods are most likely to get stuck, study finds

  • 2.5 Million U.S. Women Have Condition That Can Cause Infertility
    (03-Feb-2017)
    Pelvic inflammatory disease often caused by sexually transmitted infections, CDC experts say

  • U.S. Doctors Trained Overseas Have Slightly Better Patient Outcomes
    (03-Feb-2017)
    Study showed they have lower death rates for people covered by Medicare

  • U.S. Doctors Trained Overseas Have Slightly Better Patient Outcomes
    (03-Feb-2017)
    Study showed they have lower death rates for people covered by Medicare

  • Health Highlights: Feb. 3, 2017
    (03-Feb-2017)
    • CDC Warns Travelers About Yellow Fever in Brazil

  • Black Americans Still Undertreated for HIV
    (03-Feb-2017)
    Nearly 1 in 4 had progressed to AIDS at time of diagnosis: CDC

  • Eye-Opening Research on Astronauts' Vision Problems
    (03-Feb-2017)
    Zero-gravity conditions prevent normal pressure variations around the brain, researchers say

  • Astronaut Twins Give Clues to Health Hazards of Spaceflight
    (02-Feb-2017)
    NASA researchers compare biological differences between Scott and Mark Kelly

  • Breast Density May Be Leading Indicator of Cancer Risk
    (02-Feb-2017)
    Study suggests it outweighs obesity and family history, but oncologists say more research is needed

  • Sticking With One Doctor May Help Keep Seniors Out of the Hospital
    (02-Feb-2017)
    Study found those who saw the same physician over time had fewer admissions

  • Many Breast Cancer Survivors Don't Get Life-Extending Therapy
    (02-Feb-2017)
    Study estimates nearly 15,000 lives saved over decade if all who needed hormone treatment got it

  • 10,000 U.S. Seniors Die Within Week of ER Discharge Every Year: Study
    (02-Feb-2017)
    May be due to gaps in medical knowledge about which patients need more attention, researcher says

  • Flu Shot May Curb Respiratory Infections in People With Heart Failure
    (02-Feb-2017)
    Doctors should consider high-dose vaccine for those over 65, study suggests

  • Health Highlights: Feb. 2, 2017
    (02-Feb-2017)
    • Trump Takes Hair Growth Drug: Doctor
    • Smokeless Tobacco Products Recalled
    • Medical Groups Concerned Over Trump Immigration Ban

  • Astronaut Twins Give Clues to Health Hazards of Spaceflight
    (02-Feb-2017)
    NASA researchers compare biological differences between Scott and Mark Kelly

  • Breast Density May Be Leading Indicator of Cancer Risk
    (02-Feb-2017)
    Study suggests it outweighs obesity and family history, but oncologists say more research is needed

  • Gay Man Infected With HIV Despite Using Preventive Drugs
    (01-Feb-2017)
    But cases of drug-resistant strains of AIDS virus are still rare, doctors say

  • Health Highlights: Feb. 1, 2017
    (01-Feb-2017)
    • Medical Groups Concerned Over Trump Immigration Ban

  • Hormonal Drug Boosts Survival After Prostate Cancer's Return: Study
    (01-Feb-2017)
    But, newer and possibly more effective drugs now available and being studied

  • Can Air Pollution Heighten Alzheimer's Risk?
    (01-Feb-2017)
    Fine particles from power plants and cars may be to blame for about 20 percent of cases, study suggests

  • Fat Near the Heart a Hazard for Postmenopausal Women
    (31-Jan-2017)
    Study ties 'paracardial' fat to raised risk of hardening of the arteries

  • Smoking Costs World $1.4 Trillion a Year in Disease, Lost Productivity
    (31-Jan-2017)
    Tobacco-related diseases caused 12 percent of deaths among smokers aged 30 to 69 in 2012, study finds

  • Brain Scans Let 'Locked-In' ALS Patients Communicate
    (31-Jan-2017)
    Correct responses were provided to more than 70 percent of yes-or-no questions, researchers say

  • Smoking Costs World $1.4 Trillion a Year in Disease, Lost Productivity
    (31-Jan-2017)
    Tobacco-related diseases caused 12 percent of deaths among smokers aged 30 to 69 in 2012, study finds

  • Smoking Costs World $1.4 Trillion a Year in Disease, Lost Productivity
    (31-Jan-2017)
    Tobacco-related diseases caused 12 percent of deaths among smokers aged 30 to 69 in 2012, study finds

  • Health Tip: Keep Kids Healthy During Winter
    (31-Jan-2017)
    Suggestions for colder weather

  • Brain Scans May Shed Light on Bipolar Disorder-Suicide Risk
    (31-Jan-2017)
    Almost half of those with the disorder attempt suicide and up to 20 percent succeed

  • Brain Scans Let 'Locked-In' ALS Patients Communicate
    (31-Jan-2017)
    Correct responses were provided to more than 70 percent of yes-or-no questions, researchers say

  • Health Highlights: Jan. 31, 2017
    (31-Jan-2017)
    • Trump Pledges to Cut Drug Company Taxes and Regulations
    • Steep Price Increases for Opioid Overdose Antidote
    • George H.W. Bush Leaves Hospital
    • Insulin Makers Conspired to Raise Prices: Lawsuit

  • Brain Scans Let 'Locked-In' ALS Patients Communicate
    (31-Jan-2017)
    Correct responses were provided to more than 70 percent of yes-or-no questions, researchers say

  • Can Breath Test Detect Stomach Cancers Earlier?
    (31-Jan-2017)
    New technology may also spot esophageal cancers sooner, but more study is needed

  • Brain Scans Let 'Locked-In' ALS Patients Communicate
    (31-Jan-2017)
    Correct responses were provided to more than 70 percent of yes-or-no questions, researchers say

  • Teach Your Kids to Use Media in Healthy Ways
    (30-Jan-2017)
    Even toddlers can benefit from educational TV and apps, pediatricians say

  • Health Highlights: Jan. 30, 2017
    (30-Jan-2017)
    • Insulin Makers Conspired to Raise Prices: Lawsuit
    • Dutch Government Launches Birth Control Fund for Women in Developing Nations

  • Exercise May Help Black Americans Lower Blood Pressure Risk
    (30-Jan-2017)
    Recommended 150 minutes of moderate activity weekly cut odds by almost 25 percent in study

  • Study Suggests Newer Cholesterol Drugs Are Safe
    (30-Jan-2017)
    Whether taking them results in fewer heart attacks and strokes isn't yet known, researcher says

  • ER Doctor Offers Tips for Safer Snow Shoveling
    (30-Jan-2017)
    Be alert for signs of heart attack or hypothermia, and consider using a snowblower instead of a shovel

  • Teach Your Kids to Use Media in Healthy Ways
    (30-Jan-2017)
    Even toddlers can benefit from educational TV and apps, pediatricians say

  • For Ice Skating, Sharpen Up on Safety
    (29-Jan-2017)
    Never skate alone or on thin ice, experts advise

  • Joints That Make Those Popping or Cracking Sounds
    (27-Jan-2017)
    The noises may be irritating, but they're typically normal, orthopedic doctors say

  • Flu Hospitalizations, Deaths Increasing: CDC
    (27-Jan-2017)
    But health officials still characterize the season as average

  • Flu Hospitalizations, Deaths Increasing: CDC
    (27-Jan-2017)
    But health officials still characterize the season as average

  • Flu Hospitalizations, Deaths Increasing: CDC
    (27-Jan-2017)
    But health officials still characterize the season as average

  • Health Highlights: Jan. 27, 2017
    (27-Jan-2017)
    • Dangerous Belladonna Found in Homeopathic Teething Products: FDA
    • Cancelled CDC Climate Change Meeting Revived, With Help From Al Gore
    • Fewer NFL Player Concussions in 2016: League

  • Health Tip: Choose Safe Personal Care Products
    (27-Jan-2017)
    Always read labels

  • Kids' Sugary Drink Habits Start Early
    (26-Jan-2017)
    Two-thirds of U.S. children consume one or more sweetened beverages daily, report finds

  • Scientists Create Part-Human, Part-Pig Embryo
    (26-Jan-2017)
    One goal of this stem cell research is to create organs for transplant

  • Work Disability Benefits? Depends on the Doc
    (26-Jan-2017)
    International study found wide variance in how medical professionals determined who should receive benefits

  • Docs: Kids to Suffer Under Trump's Tough Immigration Policies
    (26-Jan-2017)
    Climate of fear can harm their health, development, pediatricians' group says

  • Kids With ADHD Make 6.1 Million Doctor Visits a Year in U.S.: CDC
    (26-Jan-2017)
    Mental health specialist says study raises more questions than it answers

  • Health Highlights: Jan. 26, 2017
    (26-Jan-2017)
    • Fewer NFL Player Concussions in 2016: League
    • Mumps Outbreak in Washington State
    • New Dialysis Financial Aid Rule Blocked by Judge
    • Computer Software Able to Detect Skin Cancer
    • Nations Must Alert for Bird Flu: WHO

  • Rates of Early Deaths Rise for Whites, Drop for Blacks
    (26-Jan-2017)
    Drug overdoses, liver disease, suicides fuel jump in numbers for whites, U.S. study finds

  • Docs: Kids to Suffer Under Trump's Tough Immigration Policies
    (26-Jan-2017)
    Climate of fear can harm their health, development, pediatricians' group says

  • Scientists Create Part-Human, Part-Pig Embryo
    (26-Jan-2017)
    One goal of this stem cell research is to create organs for transplant

  • Scientists Create Clothing With 'Knitted' Muscle Power
    (26-Jan-2017)
    Fabric reacts to low voltage charge and could help disabled to move more, researchers say

  • Scientists Create Part-Human, Part-Pig Embryo
    (26-Jan-2017)
    One goal of this stem cell research is to create organs for transplant

  • Majority of Primary Care Docs Oppose Repeal of Obamacare: Survey
    (25-Jan-2017)
    Though many would support changes, only 15 percent want the controversial health care reform law dismantled

  • Deportation Fears Tied to Poor Birth Outcomes for Hispanics
    (25-Jan-2017)
    After immigration raid, women had increased risk of preterm birth, low birth weight babies, research contends

  • Body Cooling Little Help to Kids When Heart Stops: Study
    (25-Jan-2017)
    No difference seen in survival, brain function outcomes when compared to normal temperature control

  • Antibiotic Overuse Behind 'Superbug' Outbreak in U.K. Hospitals
    (25-Jan-2017)
    Finding could have implications for U.S. hospitals, study authors say

  • Drug May Be New Weapon Against a 'Superbug'
    (25-Jan-2017)
    Zinplava cuts risk of recurrent C. difficile infections by 40 percent

  • Antibiotic Overuse Behind 'Superbug' Outbreak in U.K. Hospitals
    (25-Jan-2017)
    Finding could have implications for U.S. hospitals, study authors say

  • Drug May Be New Weapon Against a 'Superbug'
    (25-Jan-2017)
    Zinplava cuts risk of recurrent C. difficile infections by 40 percent

  • Health Tip: Signs of a Sprained Wrist
    (25-Jan-2017)
    Symptoms of this common injury

  • Should a Mental Disability Keep Patients Off Organ Transplant Lists?
    (25-Jan-2017)
    30 members of U.S. Congress request clear guidance on this ethically fraught issue

  • Health Highlights: Jan. 25, 2017
    (25-Jan-2017)
    • TV Icon Mary Tyler Moore Dies at 80
    • Newer Hepatitis C Drugs May Pose Health Risks: Study

  • Deportation Fears Tied to Poor Birth Outcomes for Hispanics
    (25-Jan-2017)
    After immigration raid, women had increased risk of preterm birth, low birth weight babies, research contends

  • Antibiotic Overuse Behind 'Superbug' Outbreak in U.K. Hospitals
    (25-Jan-2017)
    Finding could have implications for U.S. hospitals, study authors say

  • U.S. Cancer Deaths Decline Over Three Decades
    (24-Jan-2017)
    But clusters of high death rates remain in some pockets of the country, study finds

  • Unlocking the Secrets of the Love Hormone Kisspeptin
    (24-Jan-2017)
    Injections of the substance might boost sexual and romantic feelings, researchers say

  • Health Highlights: Jan. 24, 2017
    (24-Jan-2017)
    • Politics Behind CDC's Cancellation of Climate Change Conference, Experts Say
    • George H.W. Bush Moved From Intensive Care

  • Half Report Severe Side Effects From Breast Cancer Therapy
    (24-Jan-2017)
    Digestive troubles, pain, skin irritation and arm swelling among possible problems

  • Unlocking the Secrets of the Love Hormone Kisspeptin
    (24-Jan-2017)
    Injections of the substance might boost sexual and romantic feelings, researchers say

  • Pediatricians Say No to Wearable Smartphone Baby Monitors
    (24-Jan-2017)
    Sensors in infant clothing that track 'vitals' can cause unnecessary alarm, report says

  • When College Kids Surf the Web in Class, Grades Fall
    (23-Jan-2017)
    Study finds the habit hurts academics, and supports the notion of leaving laptops at home

  • 2 GOP Senators Unveil Obamacare Alternative
    (23-Jan-2017)
    Bill would allow states to stick with the controversial health reform law -- or not

  • When College Kids Surf the Web in Class, Grades Fall
    (23-Jan-2017)
    Study finds the habit hurts academics, and supports the notion of leaving laptops at home

  • Obamacare Boosted Coverage for the Chronically Ill, Study Finds
    (23-Jan-2017)
    4 million with conditions like heart disease, asthma gained health insurance

  • Language Barrier May Keep Some Hispanics From Good Diabetes Care
    (23-Jan-2017)
    Studies found poor doctor-patient communication hampered medication use, proper blood sugar control

  • Safeguards May Be Reducing Serious Catheter Infections
    (23-Jan-2017)
    Study finds hospitals that adopt new procedures reap sizable improvements, savings

  • Safeguards May Be Reducing Serious Catheter Infections
    (23-Jan-2017)
    Study finds hospitals that adopt new procedures reap sizable improvements, savings

  • Health Tip: Ward Off Infection From Ear Piercing
    (23-Jan-2017)
    Suggestions to keep it clean

  • When College Kids Surf the Web in Class, Grades Fall
    (23-Jan-2017)
    Study finds the habit hurts academics, and supports the notion of leaving laptops at home

  • Health Highlights: Jan. 23, 2017
    (23-Jan-2017)
    • George H.W. Bush Moved From Intensive Care
    • Sierra Nevada Beer Recalled

  • Language Barrier May Keep Some Hispanics From Good Diabetes Care
    (23-Jan-2017)
    Studies found poor doctor-patient communication hampered medication use, proper blood sugar control

  • Early Family Deaths May Create 'Grief Gap' for Blacks
    (23-Jan-2017)
    Compared to whites, they are more likely to lose a loved one earlier in life, U.S. researcher says

  • Smokers Unleash Harms on Their Pets
    (22-Jan-2017)
    Dogs, cats and more suffer from secondhand smoke, FDA warns

  • Best Ways to Steer Clear of the Flu
    (21-Jan-2017)
    For starters, get a flu vaccine to protect yourself and others, infectious diseases expert says

  • Best Ways to Steer Clear of the Flu
    (21-Jan-2017)
    For starters, get a flu vaccine to protect yourself and others, infectious diseases expert says

  • Best Ways to Steer Clear of the Flu
    (21-Jan-2017)
    For starters, get a flu vaccine to protect yourself and others, infectious diseases expert says

  • Obamacare Covered More People With Mental Illness, Addictions
    (20-Jan-2017)
    But greater numbers need to be in treatment for these conditions, researcher says

  • 8 People Infected in Rare U.S. Outbreak of Rat Virus
    (20-Jan-2017)
    Those handling rodents in breeding facilities in 2 states contracted Seoul virus, CDC reports

  • Are U.S. Med Schools Skimping on Obesity Training?
    (20-Jan-2017)
    Content of licensing exams suggests doctors may be unprepared to tackle this crisis: study

  • Many With Advanced Lung Cancer Don't Get Treatments That Might Help
    (20-Jan-2017)
    Study found 21 percent went without therapy, even though it could boost their survival

  • Poverty Harder on Women's Hearts, Research Shows
    (20-Jan-2017)
    Poor females 25 percent more likely to have a heart attack than male peers

  • Health Tip: Wash Hands Often
    (20-Jan-2017)
    The low-down on hand soap

  • 8 People Infected in Rare U.S. Outbreak of Rat Virus
    (20-Jan-2017)
    Those handling rodents in breeding facilities in 2 states contracted Seoul virus, CDC reports

  • Your Health Record in a Heartbeat?
    (20-Jan-2017)
    Study suggests an ECG could serve as a secure 'password' for a patient's electronic medical history

  • 8 People Infected in Rare U.S. Outbreak of Rat Virus
    (20-Jan-2017)
    Those handling rodents in breeding facilities in 2 states contracted Seoul virus, CDC reports

  • Health Highlights: Jan. 20, 2017
    (20-Jan-2017)
    • Number of U.S. Women Taking Maternity Leave Is Unchanged Over Two Decades
    • Former President George H.W. Bush's Health Improving

  • Your Health Record in a Heartbeat?
    (20-Jan-2017)
    Study suggests an ECG could serve as a secure 'password' for a patient's electronic medical history

  • Brain-Training May Help Ease Ringing in the Ears
    (19-Jan-2017)
    Study found computer-based program seemed to allow people to cope with tinnitus

  • Brain-Training May Help Ease Ringing in the Ears
    (19-Jan-2017)
    Study found computer-based program seemed to allow people to cope with tinnitus

  • Truckers' Poor Health: An Accident Waiting to Happen?
    (19-Jan-2017)
    Multiple medical conditions tied to 2 to 4 times the odds of a crash, study suggests

  • 17 Million U.S. Adults May Have Tough-to-Spot High Blood Pressure
    (19-Jan-2017)
    'Masked' hypertension doesn't show up in a doctor's office, so home monitoring is needed, researchers say

  • Food Stamp Use Linked to Raised Early Death Risk in Study
    (19-Jan-2017)
    Highlights need to improve health of poorer Americans, researchers say

  • Food Stamp Use Linked to Raised Early Death Risk in Study
    (19-Jan-2017)
    Highlights need to improve health of poorer Americans, researchers say

  • Genital Herpes Vaccine Shows Promise in Animal Trials
    (19-Jan-2017)
    Two-pronged approach tested on lab monkeys, guinea pigs

  • Brain-Training May Help Ease Ringing in the Ears
    (19-Jan-2017)
    Study found computer-based program seemed to allow people to cope with tinnitus

  • Skin Cancer Cream Linked to 5 Dog Deaths: FDA
    (19-Jan-2017)
    Even ingesting small amounts of fluorouracil can kill family pets, agency warns

  • Skin Cancer Cream Linked to 5 Dog Deaths: FDA
    (19-Jan-2017)
    Even ingesting small amounts of fluorouracil can kill family pets, agency warns

  • Health Highlights: Jan. 19, 2017
    (19-Jan-2017)
    • Former President George H.W. Bush's Health Improving
    • New Global Coalition Will Fight Epidemics
    • Three-Parent Baby Born to Infertile Couple

  • Food Stamp Use Linked to Raised Early Death Risk in Study
    (19-Jan-2017)
    Highlights need to improve health of poorer Americans, researchers say

  • Genital Herpes Vaccine Shows Promise in Animal Trials
    (19-Jan-2017)
    Two-pronged approach tested on lab monkeys, guinea pigs

  • Truckers' Poor Health: An Accident Waiting to Happen?
    (19-Jan-2017)
    Multiple medical conditions tied to 2 to 4 times the odds of a crash, study suggests

  • Too Much Sitting Ages You Faster
    (18-Jan-2017)
    Cells of elderly sedentary women look much older than their actual age, study finds

  • Plastic Surgeons Often Miss Patients' Mental Disorders
    (18-Jan-2017)
    10 percent seeking facial procedures have condition called body dysmorphic disorder, study contends

  • Incentives May Spur Poor Families to Buy More Fruits, Veggies
    (18-Jan-2017)
    Many may not know about program that doubles value of food stamps spent on produce, study finds

  • Hospital-Related Delirium May Help Worsen Dementia
    (18-Jan-2017)
    But disorienting condition can be treated if recognized, researchers say

  • Health Highlights: Jan. 18, 2017
    (18-Jan-2017)
    • Earth Hits Record High Temperature for Third Straight Year
    • Former President George H.W. Bush Hospitalized
    • Hot Chili Peppers May Extend Life: Study

  • Higher Risk of Heart Disease for Blacks in Poorer Neighborhoods
    (18-Jan-2017)
    Preventive measures must address social policies, researcher says

  • Soft Robotic Sleeve Shows Promise for Failing Hearts
    (18-Jan-2017)
    But device has only been tested in pigs, so far

  • Plastic Surgeons Often Miss Patients' Mental Disorders
    (18-Jan-2017)
    10 percent seeking facial procedures have condition called body dysmorphic disorder, study contends

  • Soft Robotic Sleeve Shows Promise for Failing Hearts
    (18-Jan-2017)
    But device has only been tested in pigs, so far

  • Steep Bills Surprise Patients Who Go 'Out-of-Network'
    (17-Jan-2017)
    For example, anesthesiologists charge nearly 6 times the Medicare rate, study finds

  • Obamacare Repeal Could Bring Many More Uninsured, Higher Premiums
    (17-Jan-2017)
    Nonpartisan report analyzes probable effects of a 2015 Congressional bill

  • 1 in 3 Adults Diagnosed With Asthma May Not Have It: Study
    (17-Jan-2017)
    Almost half did not get objective breathing test, researchers in Canada found

  • Obamacare Repeal Could Bring Many More Uninsured, Higher Premiums
    (17-Jan-2017)
    Nonpartisan report analyzes probable effects of a 2015 Congressional bill

  • Obamacare Repeal Could Bring Many More Uninsured, Higher Premiums
    (17-Jan-2017)
    Nonpartisan report analyzes probable effects of a 2015 Congressional bill

  • Why Winter Weather Brings More Flu
    (17-Jan-2017)
    Cold, dry air helps the virus stay airborne long enough to cause infections, researchers say

  • Can HIV Drugs Boost Syphilis Risk?
    (17-Jan-2017)
    Meds may raise susceptibility to bacterium that causes the sexually transmitted disease, study suggests

  • Health Highlights: Jan. 17, 2017
    (17-Jan-2017)
    • U.S. Abortion Rate Drops to Lowest in Decades
    • Mold Found in Baby Teething Toy
    • Eugene Cernan, Last Person to Walk on Moon, Dies

  • Hispanics, Blacks Less Likely to Get High Blood Pressure Treatment: Study
    (17-Jan-2017)
    Less than half from any group had BP under good control

  • Monkey Study Boosts Theory That Fewer Calories Can Extend Life
    (17-Jan-2017)
    But calorie restriction should start at older ages, researchers say

  • Should More Kids Have Their Tonsils Out?
    (17-Jan-2017)
    Research suggests looser surgical guidelines might be warranted for sore throat, sleep problems

  • Most Smokers With Mental Illness Want to Kick the Habit
    (16-Jan-2017)
    But psychiatrists and caseworkers often don't recognize this need, survey finds

  • Health Tip: Ward Off Infections During Pregnancy
    (16-Jan-2017)
    Suggestions to protect yourself

  • Health Highlights: Jan. 16, 2017
    (16-Jan-2017)
    • Study Examines Genital Injuries in U.S. Veterans

  • Debunking Winter Weather Myths
    (16-Jan-2017)
    For starters, alcohol won't warm you up

  • 'Superbug' May Be More Widespread Than Thought
    (16-Jan-2017)
    Study of 4 U.S. hospitals found wide variety of germs resistant to antibiotics of last resort

  • Debunking Winter Weather Myths
    (16-Jan-2017)
    For starters, alcohol won't warm you up

  • 'Superbug' May Be More Widespread Than Thought
    (16-Jan-2017)
    Study of 4 U.S. hospitals found wide variety of germs resistant to antibiotics of last resort

  • Common Viruses a Deadly Threat at Nursing Homes
    (13-Jan-2017)
    RSV and human metapneumovirus need to be taken as seriously as influenza, study author says

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Skin Infections
    (13-Jan-2017)
    Here's what athletes can do

  • Heavy Kids Fare Worse in One Way After Surgery
    (13-Jan-2017)
    Wound infections more common for overweight or obese patients, study says

  • Common Viruses a Deadly Threat at Nursing Homes
    (13-Jan-2017)
    RSV and human metapneumovirus need to be taken as seriously as influenza, study author says

  • 'Superbug' Resistant to All Antibiotics Killed Nevada Woman
    (13-Jan-2017)
    She died after possibly picking up an infection in an Indian hospital, researchers say

  • Link Seen Between Concussions and Alzheimer's
    (13-Jan-2017)
    But study didn't prove head injuries cause the degenerative brain disease

  • Health Highlights: Jan. 13, 2017
    (13-Jan-2017)
    • CVS Cuts Price of Generic Competitor to EpiPen
    • Jessica Alba's Honest Company Recalls Organic Baby Powder

  • Airway Differences May Explain Why Asthma Can Be More Serious for Blacks
    (13-Jan-2017)
    Condition is 2 to 3 times deadlier than for whites, researchers say

  • 1 in 5 U.S. Gun Owners Avoided Background Check: Study
    (13-Jan-2017)
    In most cases, firearms were bought privately or online, transactions that more than 30 states don't regulate

  • 1 in 5 U.S. Gun Owners Avoided Background Check: Study
    (13-Jan-2017)
    In most cases, firearms were bought privately or online, transactions that more than 30 states don't regulate

  • 'Superbug' Resistant to All Antibiotics Killed Nevada Woman
    (13-Jan-2017)
    She died after possibly picking up an infection in an Indian hospital, researchers say

  • Heavy Kids Fare Worse in One Way After Surgery
    (13-Jan-2017)
    Wound infections more common for overweight or obese patients, study says

  • Rural Americans at Higher Risk of 5 Preventable Causes of Death: CDC
    (12-Jan-2017)
    More smoking, obesity and less use of seatbelts are some possible reasons why

  • Wearable Sensors May Spot Illness Before Symptoms Start
    (12-Jan-2017)
    New technology could help sense infections, type 2 diabetes and other conditions, scientists say

  • Wearable Sensors May Spot Illness Before Symptoms Start
    (12-Jan-2017)
    New technology could help sense infections, type 2 diabetes and other conditions, scientists say

  • Sushi Lovers, Beware: Tapeworm Now Found in U.S. Salmon
    (12-Jan-2017)
    But risk of infection is low, infectious disease doctor says

  • Wearable Sensors May Spot Illness Before Symptoms Start
    (12-Jan-2017)
    New technology could help sense infections, type 2 diabetes and other conditions, scientists say

  • How to Spot a Common, Potentially Dangerous, Childhood Illness
    (12-Jan-2017)
    Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is similar to a cold but can lead to complications that include pneumonia

  • Sushi Lovers, Beware: Tapeworm Now Found in U.S. Salmon
    (12-Jan-2017)
    But risk of infection is low, infectious disease doctor says

  • Doctors Describe First U.S. Case of Locally Acquired Zika in Pregnancy
    (12-Jan-2017)
    Baby shows no signs of brain abnormalities, but report urges doctors to be alert

  • Cold-Weather Foot Care Key for Diabetics
    (12-Jan-2017)
    It's important to make sure feet stay as dry as possible, especially between the toes

  • Health Highlights: Jan. 12, 2017
    (12-Jan-2017)
    • CVS Cuts Price of Generic Competitor to EpiPen
    • Jessica Alba's Honest Company Recalls Organic Baby Powder

  • U.S. Report Cites the Good and Bad on Marijuana
    (12-Jan-2017)
    Pot shown to help chronic pain, chemo-related nausea and muscle spasms in multiple sclerosis, but researchers cite risks, too

  • Cold-Weather Foot Care Key for Diabetics
    (12-Jan-2017)
    It's important to make sure feet stay as dry as possible, especially between the toes

  • Sushi Lovers, Beware: Tapeworm Now Found in U.S. Salmon
    (12-Jan-2017)
    But risk of infection is low, infectious disease doctor says

  • Wearable Sensors May Spot Illness Before Symptoms Start
    (12-Jan-2017)
    New technology could help sense infections, type 2 diabetes and other conditions, scientists say

  • Government-Backed Salt Reduction Efforts Could Deliver Big Health Pay Day
    (11-Jan-2017)
    Researchers estimate a 10 percent cut in salt could save millions worldwide from heart disease

  • Can Brain Scans Help Doctors Navigate Epilepsy Surgery?
    (11-Jan-2017)
    Imaging offers less invasive way to protect regions involved in language and memory, researchers say

  • The Etiquette of Achoo!
    (11-Jan-2017)
    Cover your sneeze to protect those around you, health experts advise

  • Protecting Ankles, Feet From Winter's Assaults
    (11-Jan-2017)
    Proper footwear a must, especially for people with nerve damage or extreme sensitivity to cold, foot surgeon says

  • Health Highlights: Jan. 11, 2017
    (11-Jan-2017)
    • VA Health Care Remains on 'High Risk' List
    • Holiday White Peppermint Hostess Twinkies Recalled
    • Massachusetts Considering Doing Away With Fall Time Change
    • Vaccine Skeptic Robert Kennedy Jr. Asked to Head Trump 'Vaccination Safety' Committee

  • Can Brain Scans Help Doctors Navigate Epilepsy Surgery?
    (11-Jan-2017)
    Imaging offers less invasive way to protect regions involved in language and memory, researchers say

  • Migraine Linked to Higher Stroke Risk After Surgery
    (11-Jan-2017)
    The risk is small, but concerning, researchers say

  • Tobacco Use Costs World 6 Million Lives, $1 Trillion Annually: Report
    (10-Jan-2017)
    Higher prices, taxes would deter smoking and generate income, WHO and others say

  • High Health Care Deductibles Take Toll on Family Finances
    (10-Jan-2017)
    Studies suggest significant out-of-pocket costs may harm low-income and chronically ill patients

  • Kids' Care May Suffer When Parents Clash With Medical Staff
    (10-Jan-2017)
    Doctors, nurses made worse decisions when confronted by 'an angry mother,' study finds

  • Poverty's Impact on a Child's Mental Health
    (10-Jan-2017)
    Poor kids more likely to grow up feeling powerless and behaving aggressively, study shows

  • Kids' Care May Suffer When Parents Clash With Medical Staff
    (10-Jan-2017)
    Doctors, nurses made worse decisions when confronted by 'an angry mother,' study finds

  • Common Virus May Have Ties to Type 1 Diabetes
    (10-Jan-2017)
    But enterovirus infections probably aren't the only culprit, researchers say

  • Joints Achy? Don't Blame Mother Nature
    (10-Jan-2017)
    Study disputes weather's role in knee and back pain

  • Health Highlights: Jan. 10, 2017
    (10-Jan-2017)
    • Vaccine Skeptic Robert Kennedy Jr. Asked to Head Trump 'Vaccination Safety' Committee
    • 3-D Printed Blood Vessels Implanted in Monkeys
    • No Evidence Prevagen Improves Memory: Government Lawsuit

  • Native Americans Make Progress Against Diabetes Complication
    (10-Jan-2017)
    Kidney failure down by 54 percent over 2 decades, CDC report finds

  • Obamacare Boosts Breast Cancer Screening, Study Finds
    (09-Jan-2017)
    Waiving costs appears to improve mammography rates, but not colonoscopy, even among the poor

  • Warmer Waters May Mean More Toxic Shellfish
    (09-Jan-2017)
    New scientific tool helps predict harmful algae blooms in Pacific

  • Scans Hint at Running's Brain Benefits, Even When Young
    (09-Jan-2017)
    Researchers suggest that an early boost in mind health may help people stay sharp as they age

  • 'Button' Batteries Pose Serious Risk to Children
    (09-Jan-2017)
    Toddlers may swallow the tiny batteries used to power many common household objects

  • Health Highlights: Jan. 9, 2017
    (09-Jan-2017)
    • CDC Launches Latest 'Tips From Former Smokers' Anti-Smoking Campaign
    • First Criminal Trial in Meningitis Outbreak Caused by Tainted Steroids

  • Can Teeth Repair Themselves Without Fillings?
    (09-Jan-2017)
    Animal experiments suggest damaged choppers can be stimulated to fix cavities

  • 'Button' Batteries Pose Serious Risk to Children
    (09-Jan-2017)
    Toddlers may swallow the tiny batteries used to power many common household objects

  • More Americans Questioning Safety of E-Cigarettes
    (09-Jan-2017)
    Fewer people see these devices as safer alternative to traditional cigarettes, survey shows

  • 'Button' Batteries Pose Serious Risk to Children
    (09-Jan-2017)
    Toddlers may swallow the tiny batteries used to power many common household objects

  • More Americans Questioning Safety of E-Cigarettes
    (09-Jan-2017)
    Fewer people see these devices as safer alternative to traditional cigarettes, survey shows

  • Warmer Waters May Mean More Toxic Shellfish
    (09-Jan-2017)
    New scientific tool helps predict harmful algae blooms in Pacific

  • Timely Tips for Safe Snow Removal
    (07-Jan-2017)
    The sedentary are most at risk for injury, doctors say

  • Flu Season Starting to Peak
    (06-Jan-2017)
    More severe strain of virus circulating, but it's not too late to get vaccinated, health officials say

  • Seniors' Health Can Tumble After ER Visit
    (06-Jan-2017)
    Disability and loss of agility more likely six months after treatment, study finds

  • Blood Shortage Prompts Red Cross Call for Donations
    (06-Jan-2017)
    Says decline in donors seen over holidays

  • Health Tip: Enjoying Rare Meat Safely
    (06-Jan-2017)
    Suggestions to avoid food poisoning

  • Seniors' Health Can Tumble After ER Visit
    (06-Jan-2017)
    Disability and loss of agility more likely six months after treatment, study finds

  • 'Superbug' Infections Down 30 Percent at VA Hospitals
    (06-Jan-2017)
    Campaign to thwart antibiotic-resistant MRSA has made strides since 2007, study shows

  • Flu Season Starting to Peak
    (06-Jan-2017)
    More severe strain of virus circulating, but it's not too late to get vaccinated, health officials say

  • Health Highlights: Jan. 6, 2017
    (06-Jan-2017)
    • Scientists Identify New Organ in Body

  • Study Links Stuttering to Less Blood Flow in Brain
    (06-Jan-2017)
    The more regions affected, the more severe the disorder, researchers suggest

  • Navigating Ski Slopes Safely
    (06-Jan-2017)
    National Ski Areas Association offers advice on preventing skiing, snowboarding injuries

  • Delaying Chemo After Lung Cancer Surgery? Better Late Than Never
    (06-Jan-2017)
    Patient recovery may mean longer time to the treatment, but study suggests it can still have benefit

  • Weight-Loss Surgery Offers Long-Term Benefit to Very Obese Teens
    (06-Jan-2017)
    Studies show most maintained significant weight loss over 5 years, but complications emerged for some

  • Health Tip: Pick the Right Family Doctor
    (05-Jan-2017)
    Here's what to consider

  • Ebola Can Linger in Lungs, Study Finds
    (05-Jan-2017)
    Discovery in one patient could advance understanding of deadly disease, doctors say

  • Heartburn Drugs May Raise Risk of Stomach Infections: Study
    (05-Jan-2017)
    Suggests long-term use of acid suppressors might open door to C. difficile and Campylobacter bacteria

  • Health Highlights: Jan. 5, 2017
    (05-Jan-2017)
    • Scientists Identify New Organ in Body

  • Ebola Can Linger in Lungs, Study Finds
    (05-Jan-2017)
    Discovery in one patient could advance understanding of deadly disease, doctors say

  • Study Casts Doubt on Long-Used Morning Sickness Drug
    (05-Jan-2017)
    But some doctors don't think pregnant women prescribed Diclectin should worry

  • Powerful Drug for Advanced Cancers May Need Less Frequent Dosing
    (04-Jan-2017)
    Patients whose disease has spread to bone can cut side effects tied to zoledronic acid, researchers report

  • Poor Asthma Sufferers Often Stuck in Homes That Worsen Their Disease
    (04-Jan-2017)
    Study finds them living with smokers, mold, rodent and cockroach infestations, and few support systems

  • Ready Your Home for Winter's Wrath
    (04-Jan-2017)
    Steps include insulating water lines that run along exterior walls, experts advise

  • Immune System Reboots During Sleep
    (04-Jan-2017)
    Study found levels of T-cells dropped three hours after falling asleep, came back up later

  • Artificial 'Voice Box' Implant Helps Cancer Patient Speak
    (04-Jan-2017)
    New device has improved long-term quality of life for man who had larynx removed

  • Over-Planning Can Take the Fun Out of Leisure Time
    (04-Jan-2017)
    People want their breaks to be 'free-flowing,' not tightly scheduled, researcher says

  • Health Highlights: Jan. 4, 2017
    (04-Jan-2017)
    • Scientists Identify New Organ in Body

  • New Parkinson's Drug May Combat Movement Difficulties
    (04-Jan-2017)
    Opicapone, added to standard treatment, appears safe and well-tolerated, researchers say

  • Ready Your Home for Winter's Wrath
    (04-Jan-2017)
    Steps include insulating water lines that run along exterior walls, experts advise

  • Ready Your Home for Winter's Wrath
    (04-Jan-2017)
    Steps include insulating water lines that run along exterior walls, experts advise

  • Flameless Candle Batteries Pose Risk to Kids
    (04-Jan-2017)
    If swallowed, serious damage can occur in just 2 hours, poison center expert says

  • Routine Checkup Should Assess Fitness, Too
    (03-Jan-2017)
    Cardiorespiratory test would help gauge patients' heart disease risk, doctor says

  • Earwax There to Protect Your Hearing, Doctors Say
    (03-Jan-2017)
    If it builds up, seek medical attention, otherwise leave it alone, guidelines advise

  • Why Major Zika Outbreak Is Unlikely in U.S.
    (03-Jan-2017)
    Higher standard of living reduces odds the virus-carrying mosquitoes will thrive, study says

  • Health Highlights: Jan. 3, 2017
    (03-Jan-2017)
    • First U.S. Intersex Birth Certificate Issued in NYC

  • FDA to Weigh Dangers of Exploding E-Cigarettes
    (03-Jan-2017)
    Agency announces 2-day meeting on the safety risks of the lithium batteries that power the devices

  • Why Major Zika Outbreak Is Unlikely in U.S.
    (03-Jan-2017)
    Higher standard of living reduces odds the virus-carrying mosquitoes will thrive, study says

  • Research on U.S. Gun Violence Still a Low Priority, Study Finds
    (03-Jan-2017)
    Other leading causes of death receive a far greater share of federal science dollars

  • Zika Fears, Opioid Abuse Crisis Top Health News for 2016
    (02-Jan-2017)
    Obamacare's troubles and soaring drug prices also made headlines this year

  • How to Keep Your Kids Cozy and Safe by the Fireside
    (01-Jan-2017)
    All types of fireplaces -- wood, gas and electric -- are potential safety hazards, experts warn

  • How to Keep Your Kids Cozy and Safe by the Fireside
    (01-Jan-2017)
    All types of fireplaces -- wood, gas and electric -- are potential safety hazards, experts warn

  • How to Keep Your Kids Cozy and Safe by the Fireside
    (01-Jan-2017)
    All types of fireplaces -- wood, gas and electric -- are potential safety hazards, experts warn

  • Is It a Cold or the Flu? Here's How to Tell
    (30-Dec-2016)
    Symptoms can be similar, but flu hits faster, is more likely to lead to complications

  • Did You Know Biting Your Nails Can Make You Sick?
    (30-Dec-2016)
    Here are 5 reasons to give up your nervous habit

  • Scientists Design Heat-Activated Penis Implant
    (30-Dec-2016)
    Device an improvement on current implants, researchers say

  • Did You Know Biting Your Nails Can Make You Sick?
    (30-Dec-2016)
    Here are 5 reasons to give up your nervous habit

  • Health Highlights: Dec. 30, 2016
    (30-Dec-2016)
    • First U.S. Intersex Birth Certificate Issued in NYC

  • Scientists Design Heat-Activated Penis Implant
    (30-Dec-2016)
    Device an improvement on current implants, researchers say

  • Winter Hikes Can Be Fun, But Put Safety First
    (30-Dec-2016)
    Be prepared for heat loss, sun glare and shorter days, hiking group advises

  • DUI Rates Decline for U.S. Drivers
    (30-Dec-2016)
    But that doesn't mean roads will be safe New Year's Eve; 28 million still drink and drive, survey finds

  • Scientists Design Heat-Activated Penis Implant
    (30-Dec-2016)
    Device an improvement on current implants, researchers say

  • Hospital ICUs May Be Overused
    (29-Dec-2016)
    Single medical center study found half of those getting intensive care didn't need it

  • Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Disfiguring Tumor Condition
    (29-Dec-2016)
    17 of 24 children with neurofibromatosis type 1 saw improvement, but more study needed

  • Hospital ICUs May Be Overused
    (29-Dec-2016)
    Single medical center study found half of those getting intensive care didn't need it

  • Hospital ICUs May Be Overused
    (29-Dec-2016)
    Single medical center study found half of those getting intensive care didn't need it

  • Health Highlights: Dec. 29, 2016
    (29-Dec-2016)
    • Actress Debbie Reynolds Dies 1 Day After Daughter Carrie Fisher's Death

  • For Kids With Kidney Disease, Race May Play Role in Outcomes
    (29-Dec-2016)
    Risk of death from kidney failure is 36 percent higher in black children than in whites, study finds

  • Gastro Issues May Be Downside to Weight-Loss Surgery
    (29-Dec-2016)
    Stomach problems, food intolerance plagued many patients even 2 years after procedure, study found

  • Diabetes Takes Biggest Bite Out of U.S. Health Care Spending
    (28-Dec-2016)
    Top 5 diseases, conditions accounted for $437 billion in 2013

  • Health Tip: Mailing Food Gifts
    (28-Dec-2016)
    Steps to keep recipients safe

  • Don't Let Germs Spoil Your Holiday Getaway
    (28-Dec-2016)
    Good hygiene and disinfectant wipes will help keep illness at bay, germ expert says

  • Don't Let Germs Spoil Your Holiday Getaway
    (28-Dec-2016)
    Good hygiene and disinfectant wipes will help keep illness at bay, germ expert says

  • Health Highlights: Dec. 28, 2016
    (28-Dec-2016)
    • Actress Carrie Fisher Dies at 60

  • Welders Showed Increased Risk of Parkinson-Like Symptoms in Study
    (28-Dec-2016)
    Exposure to manganese in welding fumes appears to affect movement, researchers report

  • Welders Showed Increased Risk of Parkinson-Like Symptoms in Study
    (28-Dec-2016)
    Exposure to manganese in welding fumes appears to affect movement, researchers report

  • U.S. Families Spend 1.5 Billion Hours Yearly on Kids With Special Health Needs
    (27-Dec-2016)
    Care provided by parents adds up to nearly $18 billion in lost wages, study says

  • Health Care Spending for U.S. Kids Jumped 56 Percent in Less Than 20 Years
    (27-Dec-2016)
    Preventive services in childhood create healthier adults, researcher says

  • On Hospital Wards, Patient Crises May Have 'Domino Effect'
    (27-Dec-2016)
    When one patient has an emergency, the odds that a 2nd patient will face trouble also rises, study finds

  • Homeless, And Often Sleepless Too
    (27-Dec-2016)
    4 in 10 report insomnia, survey reveals

  • On Hospital Wards, Patient Crises May Have 'Domino Effect'
    (27-Dec-2016)
    When one patient has an emergency, the odds that a 2nd patient will face trouble also rises, study finds

  • On Hospital Wards, Patient Crises May Have 'Domino Effect'
    (27-Dec-2016)
    When one patient has an emergency, the odds that a 2nd patient will face trouble also rises, study finds

  • Kids Landing in ERs After Drinking Parents' E-Cig Nicotine Liquid
    (27-Dec-2016)
    In one case, a 6-year-old wound up in intensive care

  • Health Highlights: Dec. 27, 2016
    (27-Dec-2016)
    • Actress Carrie Fisher Dies at 60

  • Kids Landing in ERs After Drinking Parents' E-Cig Nicotine Liquid
    (27-Dec-2016)
    In one case, a 6-year-old wound up in intensive care

  • Home Visits Can Help New Parents
    (26-Dec-2016)
    Study finds programs reduce ER trips and doctor appointments

  • 'Emotional Hangover' Is Real and Affects Future Experiences: Study
    (26-Dec-2016)
    Emotion-provoking events prime the brain to remember things more effectively, researchers find

  • Are Your Gifts Always Getting Returned?
    (24-Dec-2016)
    Think about how the recipient will use the gift, study suggests

  • There's Still Time for Your Flu Shot
    (23-Dec-2016)
    Infections tend to spike up during and right after holiday season, CDC says

  • Ebola Vaccine Appears Very Effective in Trial
    (23-Dec-2016)
    Drug manufacturer says it will seek regulatory approval by end of 2017

  • Bird Flu Strain May Have Jumped From Cat to Human
    (23-Dec-2016)
    New York City health department says veterinarian treating sick cats likely was infected with the virus

  • Don't Let Food Poisoning Ruin Your Holiday Celebration
    (23-Dec-2016)
    Keep extra cooks out of the kitchen to avoid food safety mistakes, experts advise

  • Ebola Vaccine Appears Very Effective in Trial
    (23-Dec-2016)
    Drug manufacturer says it will seek regulatory approval by end of 2017

  • More Than Half of Brazilian Women Avoid Pregnancy Due to Zika Fear
    (23-Dec-2016)
    In excess of 1,800 cases of birth defects linked to the mosquito-borne virus have hit the country so far

  • Bird Flu Strain May Have Jumped From Cat to Human
    (23-Dec-2016)
    New York City health department says veterinarian treating sick cats likely was infected with the virus

  • Christmas Cords Pose Danger to Little Ones
    (23-Dec-2016)
    Holiday extension cords, wires not safe around curious tots, who put everything in their mouths, researchers say

  • Canned Food May Boost BPA Levels in Dogs: Study
    (23-Dec-2016)
    They are good indicator of how exposure to the widespread industrial chemical may affect people, researchers say

  • Bird Flu Strain May Have Jumped From Cat to Human
    (23-Dec-2016)
    New York City health department says veterinarian treating sick cats likely was infected with the virus

  • Health Highlights: Dec. 23, 2016
    (23-Dec-2016)
    • Families of Toddlers Killed in Dresser Tip-Overs to Get $50 Million From Ikea

  • Ebola Vaccine Appears Very Effective in Trial
    (23-Dec-2016)
    Drug manufacturer says it will seek regulatory approval by end of 2017

  • Don't Let Food Poisoning Ruin Your Holiday Celebration
    (23-Dec-2016)
    Keep extra cooks out of the kitchen to avoid food safety mistakes, experts advise

  • Christmas Cords Pose Danger to Little Ones
    (23-Dec-2016)
    Holiday extension cords, wires not safe around curious tots, who put everything in their mouths, researchers say

  • FDA Suggests Limits on Lead in Cosmetics
    (23-Dec-2016)
    Agency notes most products already below recommended level

  • Don't Let Food Poisoning Ruin Your Holiday Celebration
    (23-Dec-2016)
    Keep extra cooks out of the kitchen to avoid food safety mistakes, experts advise

  • Christmas Cords Pose Danger to Little Ones
    (23-Dec-2016)
    Holiday extension cords, wires not safe around curious tots, who put everything in their mouths, researchers say

  • Bird Flu Strain May Have Jumped From Cat to Human
    (23-Dec-2016)
    New York City health department says veterinarian treating sick cats likely was infected with the virus

  • FDA Suggests Limits on Lead in Cosmetics
    (23-Dec-2016)
    Agency notes most products already below recommended level

  • Lung-Sparing Surgery May Boost Mesothelioma Survival
    (23-Dec-2016)
    Treatment nearly doubled survival or more, study finds

  • CDC Allocates $184 Million for Zika Protection
    (22-Dec-2016)
    Funds are earmarked for states, territories, local health departments and universities

  • CDC Allocates $184 Million for Zika Protection
    (22-Dec-2016)
    Funds are earmarked for states, territories, local health departments and universities

  • Cardiology Still a Man's Field, Survey Finds
    (22-Dec-2016)
    Women less likely to choose that specialty, and they report more discrimination than males

  • Serious Yoga Injuries, Though Rare, Are on the Rise
    (22-Dec-2016)
    Problems requiring ER care up about 70 percent, even more in older people, study finds

  • Many Ignore Fire Safety at Home, Survey Reveals
    (22-Dec-2016)
    Holiday activities can put families in jeopardy, children's hospital warns

  • How to Ship Food Gifts Without Risk
    (22-Dec-2016)
    Even foods that are smoked, cured or fully cooked should be kept cold, experts advise

  • Is Season the Reason Why Heart Deaths Spike at Christmas?
    (22-Dec-2016)
    Increase isn't tied to cold temps, but likely due to holiday-related factors, researchers say

  • Serious Yoga Injuries, Though Rare, Are on the Rise
    (22-Dec-2016)
    Problems requiring ER care up about 70 percent, even more in older people, study finds

  • Health Highlights: Dec. 22, 2016
    (22-Dec-2016)
    • Families of Toddlers Killed in Dresser Tip-Overs to Get $50 Million From Ikea

  • New MS Drug Shows 'Breakthrough' Promise for Advanced Disease
    (22-Dec-2016)
    Specialist hopes ocrelizumab will be available by spring

  • CDC Allocates $184 Million for Zika Protection
    (22-Dec-2016)
    Funds are earmarked for states, territories, local health departments and universities

  • Many Ignore Fire Safety at Home, Survey Reveals
    (22-Dec-2016)
    Holiday activities can put families in jeopardy, children's hospital warns

  • How to Ship Food Gifts Without Risk
    (22-Dec-2016)
    Even foods that are smoked, cured or fully cooked should be kept cold, experts advise

  • CDC Allocates $184 Million for Zika Protection
    (22-Dec-2016)
    Funds are earmarked for states, territories, local health departments and universities

  • Many Ignore Fire Safety at Home, Survey Reveals
    (22-Dec-2016)
    Holiday activities can put families in jeopardy, children's hospital warns

  • How to Ship Food Gifts Without Risk
    (22-Dec-2016)
    Even foods that are smoked, cured or fully cooked should be kept cold, experts advise

  • Cardiology Still a Man's Field, Survey Finds
    (22-Dec-2016)
    Women less likely to choose that specialty, and they report more discrimination than males

  • 'Groundbreaking' Research Offers Clues to Cause of Dyslexia
    (21-Dec-2016)
    Brain scans revealed that those with the reading disorder showed less ability to 'adapt' to sensory information

  • Uninsured Rate Hits New Low Due to Obamacare: Report
    (21-Dec-2016)
    The Commonwealth Fund finds more working-age Americans have health insurance than ever before

  • Delay in Clamping Umbilical Cord Benefits Babies, Doctors Say
    (21-Dec-2016)
    New guideline follows research showing that waiting 30 to 60 seconds boosts iron levels throughout 1st year

  • Uninsured Rate Hits New Low Due to Obamacare: Report
    (21-Dec-2016)
    The Commonwealth Fund finds more working-age Americans have health insurance than ever before

  • 'Groundbreaking' Research Offers Clues to Cause of Dyslexia
    (21-Dec-2016)
    Brain scans revealed that those with the reading disorder showed less ability to 'adapt' to sensory information

  • Child Deaths Highlight Choking Dangers Posed by Grapes
    (21-Dec-2016)
    Deaths of 5-year-old and toddler cited in new report

  • Health Tip: Care for Yourself
    (21-Dec-2016)
    Here are potential benefits

  • Health Highlights: Dec. 21, 2016
    (21-Dec-2016)
    • Qbit Child Strollers Recalled
    • Cause of Thanksgiving Dinner Deaths Identified
    • Texas to Block Medicaid Funds to Planned Parenthood
    • Young Adults' Cocaine Use Rises in 16 States

  • Many With Breast Cancer Unnecessarily Choose Double Mastectomy: Study
    (21-Dec-2016)
    Removing healthy breast is unlikely to extend survival, but some doctors don't mention this, researchers say

  • Stay Safe, Play Safe in a Winter Wonderland
    (20-Dec-2016)
    Athletic trainer offers tips to avoid cold weather-related injuries

  • Obamacare May Have Broadened Patients' ER Choices
    (20-Dec-2016)
    Insurance affects where people go for emergency care, study finds

  • Safety First When Stringing Holiday Lights
    (20-Dec-2016)
    Putting lights on a metallic tree is an electrical hazard, experts warn

  • Obamacare May Have Broadened Patients' ER Choices
    (20-Dec-2016)
    Insurance affects where people go for emergency care, study finds

  • Stay Safe, Play Safe in a Winter Wonderland
    (20-Dec-2016)
    Athletic trainer offers tips to avoid cold weather-related injuries

  • Health Highlights: Dec. 20, 2016
    (20-Dec-2016)
    • Young Adults' Cocaine Use Rises in 16 States
    • New Prostate Cancer Therapy Works Without Severe Side Effects
    • New App Offers Help in Opioid ODs

  • Safety First When Stringing Holiday Lights
    (20-Dec-2016)
    Putting lights on a metallic tree is an electrical hazard, experts warn

  • Stay Safe, Play Safe in a Winter Wonderland
    (20-Dec-2016)
    Athletic trainer offers tips to avoid cold weather-related injuries

  • Health Tip: Prepare Your Heating System for Winter
    (20-Dec-2016)
    Here's how to stay safer

  • Safety First When Stringing Holiday Lights
    (20-Dec-2016)
    Putting lights on a metallic tree is an electrical hazard, experts warn

  • 'Don't Cut Yet, Doc, I Can Hear You'
    (20-Dec-2016)
    Study finds fewer patients awake during general anesthesia than previously thought

  • FDA OKs High-Tech Diabetes Device to Help Replace Fingerstick Tests
    (20-Dec-2016)
    Dexcom G5 is first continuous glucose monitoring system that can be used for treatment decisions

  • Female Doctors May Have an Edge: Study
    (19-Dec-2016)
    Older hospital patients treated by a woman were slightly less likely to be readmitted or die within 30 days

  • Life After Juvenile Detention Isn't Easy, Especially for Minorities
    (19-Dec-2016)
    Only 1 in 5 males was working or in school full-time 12 years later, study reveals

  • Female Doctors May Have an Edge: Study
    (19-Dec-2016)
    Older hospital patients treated by a woman were slightly less likely to be readmitted or die within 30 days

  • Health Highlights: Dec. 19, 2016
    (19-Dec-2016)
    • Black Box Warnings Removed From Chantix and Zyban
    • Mini Eclairs, Chocolate Cream Puffs Recalled by Poppies
    • Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor Dies
    • Dr. Henry Heimlich, Inventor of 'Heimlich Maneuver', Dies at 96

  • Life After Juvenile Detention Isn't Easy, Especially for Minorities
    (19-Dec-2016)
    Only 1 in 5 males was working or in school full-time 12 years later, study reveals

  • Women Fare Better Than Men After a Heart Valve Replacement
    (19-Dec-2016)
    While women initially have more complications, chances of survival are higher, study says

  • Health Highlights: Dec. 17, 2016
    (18-Dec-2016)
    • Dr. Henry Heimlich, Inventor of 'Heimlich Maneuver', Dies at 96

  • If You're Dashing Through the Snow to a Holiday Gathering…
    (18-Dec-2016)
    Red Cross offers tips for getting to your destination safely

  • Down Syndrome May Not Be Big Financial Burden on Families
    (16-Dec-2016)
    Having a child with the condition costs about $80 more a month in medical expenses, study finds

  • Privacy Concerns Keep Some Young Americans From Sexual Health Services
    (16-Dec-2016)
    Survey reveals reluctance of teens, young adults to talk to their doctor because parents might find out

  • Flu Season's Starting to Rear Its Head
    (16-Dec-2016)
    It's not too late to get your flu shot, health officials say

  • Health Tip: If Your Child is Cyberbullied
    (16-Dec-2016)
    Suggested next steps

  • Health Highlights: Dec. 16, 2016
    (16-Dec-2016)
    • HealthCare.gov Coverage Sign-Up Deadline Extended
    • Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew Undergoing Heart and Kidney Transplant
    • Generic EpiPen Available Soon
    • States Sue Generic Drug Makers Over Price Fixing

  • Minority Women Less Likely to Get Breast Cancer Screening
    (16-Dec-2016)
    More study is needed to understand the disparity, researchers say

  • Pregnant Women Should Avoid Zika-Hit Texas Town: CDC
    (15-Dec-2016)
    Advisory follows reports of 5 cases of local infection in Brownsville

  • Pregnant Women Should Avoid Zika-Hit Texas Town: CDC
    (15-Dec-2016)
    Advisory follows reports of 5 cases of local infection in Brownsville

  • Bad News for Rudolph: Climate Change May Be 'Shrinking' Reindeer
    (15-Dec-2016)
    Rainier winters end up trapping food in ice, limiting food supply, researchers say

  • Don't Rule Out Kidneys From Elderly Donors
    (15-Dec-2016)
    Study finds similar survival rates whether organ comes from 50-year-old or octogenarian

  • Don't Rule Out Kidneys From Elderly Donors
    (15-Dec-2016)
    Study finds similar survival rates whether organ comes from 50-year-old or octogenarian

  • Health Highlights: Dec. 15, 2016
    (15-Dec-2016)
    • EPA Issues Rules to Prevent Deaths from Herbicide Paraquat
    • First Birth Using Ovarian Tissue Frozen in Childhood
    • Health Insurance Subsidies Cost Rises to Nearly $10 Billion
    • Babies Conceived With DNA from 3 People Approved by U.K. Regulator

  • Could a Germ Link Gum Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis?
    (15-Dec-2016)
    Study may offer new insight into the cause of the joint disorder

  • Pregnant Women Should Avoid Zika-Hit Texas Town: CDC
    (15-Dec-2016)
    Advisory follows reports of 5 cases of local infection in Brownsville

  • Polar Vortex Tightens Grip on U.S.
    (15-Dec-2016)
    Doctor offers precautions against hypothermia; go easy when shoveling snow

  • Angelina Jolie's Mastectomies Tied to Rise in Genetic Testing
    (15-Dec-2016)
    But, researchers did not find a corresponding increase in breast removal surgeries

  • Smartphones, Tablets and Weight Gain in Teens
    (14-Dec-2016)
    Study found obesity risk up 43 percent if kids used screen devices more than 5 hours a day

  • Prices Skyrocket on Drugs Widely Used by Seniors: Report
    (14-Dec-2016)
    Cost of brand-name meds for chronic conditions rose nearly 130 times faster than inflation rate

  • NYC 'Zombie' Outbreak Highlights Dangers of Synthetic Drug
    (14-Dec-2016)
    Up to 85 times more potent than real marijuana, study says

  • Lab Vaccine Shields Mice Against Zika Virus
    (14-Dec-2016)
    Chinese researchers may be one step closer to a defense against the mosquito-borne infection

  • Knee Cartilage Product Approved to Repair Defects
    (14-Dec-2016)
    Tissue is derived from patient's own knee

  • Health Highlights: Dec. 14, 2016
    (14-Dec-2016)
    • Men Sue J&J Over Drug That Made Them Grow Breasts
    • Shannen Doherty Undergoes Another Round of Radiation Therapy
    • Judge Approves ConAgra Plea Deal In Tainted Peanut Butter Case
    • Canadian Government Panel Makes Recommendations for Legal Pot
    • Alan Thicke Dies at Age 69
    • Ohio Governor Signs Bill Banning Abortions at 20 Weeks
    • Products With Powdered Milk Recalled Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

  • Smartphones Could Be a Boon to Heart Health Research
    (14-Dec-2016)
    Study finds tracking people's activity with the devices is cheaper, more reliable that conventional methods

  • 'Epilepsy Gene Network' Identified in Brain
    (14-Dec-2016)
    Preliminary discovery suggests new avenues for treatment, researcher says

  • Lab Vaccine Shields Mice Against Zika Virus
    (14-Dec-2016)
    Chinese researchers may be one step closer to a defense against the mosquito-borne infection

  • Obama Signs Sweeping Health Care Bill Into Law
    (13-Dec-2016)
    21st Century Cures Act includes intiatives to boost mental, physical health

  • Obama Signs Sweeping Health Care Bill Into Law
    (13-Dec-2016)
    21st Century Cures Act includes intiatives to boost mental, physical health

  • Fewer Babies in Poor Families Are Overweight: CDC
    (13-Dec-2016)
    Researchers credit improvements in federal food assistance program, awareness of childhood obesity

  • Emergency Surgery Riskier for Kids in Poorer Countries
    (13-Dec-2016)
    Seven times more likely to die within 30 days of abdominal procedures for appendicitis, hernias, study finds

  • Obama Signs Sweeping Health Care Bill Into Law
    (13-Dec-2016)
    21st Century Cures Act includes intiatives to boost mental, physical health

  • Emergency Surgery Riskier for Kids in Poorer Countries
    (13-Dec-2016)
    Seven times more likely to die within 30 days of abdominal procedures for appendicitis, hernias, study finds

  • Zika Still a Threat During Winter Months
    (13-Dec-2016)
    Public health expert says mosquito eggs can survive colder temps

  • Study Shows How Zika Attacks Infant Brain
    (13-Dec-2016)
    Virus can copy itself thousands of times, persist for more than 7 months

  • Health Highlights: Dec. 13, 2016
    (13-Dec-2016)
    • Ohio Governor Signs Bill Banning Abortions at 20 Weeks
    • Products With Powdered Milk Recalled Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination
    • Lawsuit Filed Against Texas Fetal Remains Disposal Rules
    • U.S. Mumps Cases at 10-Year High: CDC
    • Judge to Consider ConAgra Plea in Tainted Peanut Butter Case

  • Obama Signs Sweeping Health Care Bill Into Law
    (13-Dec-2016)
    21st Century Cures Act includes intiatives to boost mental, physical health

  • Emergency Surgery Riskier for Kids in Poorer Countries
    (13-Dec-2016)
    Seven times more likely to die within 30 days of abdominal procedures for appendicitis, hernias, study finds

  • Emergency Surgery Riskier for Kids in Poorer Countries
    (13-Dec-2016)
    Seven times more likely to die within 30 days of abdominal procedures for appendicitis, hernias, study finds

  • Polar Vortex Takes Aim at U.S.
    (13-Dec-2016)
    Doctor offers precautions against hypothermia; go easy when shoveling snow

  • Emergency Surgery Riskier for Kids in Poorer Countries
    (13-Dec-2016)
    Seven times more likely to die within 30 days of abdominal procedures for appendicitis, hernias, study finds

  • Just 40 Percent of Americans Vaccinated for Flu This Season
    (12-Dec-2016)
    CDC urges everyone to get a shot, especially children, pregnant women and folks over 50

  • What You Need to Know When Prescribed an Opioid Painkiller
    (12-Dec-2016)
    Tell your doctor if you or anyone in your family has a substance abuse problem

  • Health Tip: Keep Teens Safer on Social Media
    (12-Dec-2016)
    Set ground rules

  • Health Highlights: Dec. 12, 2016
    (12-Dec-2016)
    • NFL Concussion Settlement Upheld by U.S. Supreme Court
    • Texas Launches Major Youth Athlete Concussion Study

  • Whether Statins Cut Alzheimer's Risk May Depend on Gender, Race
    (12-Dec-2016)
    Type of statin used also made a difference in study, but black men did not see any benefits

  • When Buying a Christmas Tree, Think Safety First
    (10-Dec-2016)
    Dry trees are a fire hazard, so pick a fresh one and keep it watered, doctors' group advises

  • When Buying a Christmas Tree, Think Safety First
    (10-Dec-2016)
    Dry trees are a fire hazard, so pick a fresh one and keep it watered, doctors' group advises

  • When Buying a Christmas Tree, Think Safety First
    (10-Dec-2016)
    Dry trees are a fire hazard, so pick a fresh one and keep it watered, doctors' group advises

  • Could a Computer Someday Guide Breast Cancer Care?
    (09-Dec-2016)
    'Watson Oncology' agreed with doctors 90 percent of the time in many cases, study finds

  • Drones a Safe Way to Transport Blood: Study
    (09-Dec-2016)
    Finding means they could be used to supply accident sites, natural disasters, rural areas

  • Health Tip: Using a Food Thermometer
    (09-Dec-2016)
    Here's how to do so properly

  • Florida Now Zika-Free: CDC
    (09-Dec-2016)
    But Texas reporting 4 new cases of possible infections, near the Mexican border

  • Florida Now Zika-Free: CDC
    (09-Dec-2016)
    But Texas reporting 4 new cases of possible infections, near the Mexican border

  • Zika-Linked Birth Defects Surge in Colombia: CDC
    (09-Dec-2016)
    Study suggests the scourge of microcephaly tied to the mosquito-borne virus is no longer limited to Brazil

  • For People With Mental Health Woes, Pets Can Be Invaluable
    (09-Dec-2016)
    6 out of 10 patients put furry or feathered friends at the top of their support list, study finds

  • Health Highlights: Dec. 9, 2016
    (09-Dec-2016)
    • John Glenn, Legendary Astronaut and Later Senator, Has Died
    • Drug ODs Caused Record Number of Deaths in U.S. Last Year
    • Publix Pancake and Waffle Mixes Recalled
    • GNC Pays $2.5 Million to Settle Improper Labeling Investigation

  • Florida Now Zika-Free: CDC
    (09-Dec-2016)
    But Texas reporting 4 new cases of possible infections, near the Mexican border

  • 'Cold Caps' May Halt Hair Loss in Breast Cancer Patients: Study
    (09-Dec-2016)
    Devices reduce blood flow to hair follicles during chemotherapy treatments

  • Rising Price of Opioid OD Antidote Could Cost Lives: Study
    (08-Dec-2016)
    Investigators identify strategies for ensuring the drug's availability

  • Health Tip: Prep Your Refrigerator for the Holidays
    (08-Dec-2016)
    Some safety tips

  • As Obama's Term Winds Down, Resistance to Obamacare Diminishes
    (08-Dec-2016)
    43 percent of Americans would like to see the health care reform law kept in place but amended, HealthDay/Harris Poll finds

  • More Pregnant Women Getting Flu Shot, But Improvement Needed
    (08-Dec-2016)
    All U.S. women should get the vaccine in pregnancy, but only about half do now, researchers say

  • Health Highlights: Dec. 8, 2016
    (08-Dec-2016)
    • John Glenn, Legendary Astronaut and Later Senator, Has Died
    • Americans' Life Expectancy Falls for 1st Time in Decades
    • Discrimination, Violence Common for Transgender Americans: Survey
    • Trump Appoints Fossil Fuel Industry Ally to Lead EPA

  • Congress Passes Sweeping Health Care Bill
    (07-Dec-2016)
    21st Century Cures Act includes intiatives to boost mental, physical health

  • Congress Passes Sweeping Health Care Bill
    (07-Dec-2016)
    21st Century Cures Act includes intiatives to boost mental, physical health

  • Expect More Record-Breaking Heat in U.S., Scientists Warn
    (07-Dec-2016)
    15 hottest-ever days predicted for every record low if greenhouse gas emissions don't decline

  • Congress Passes Sweeping Health Care Bill
    (07-Dec-2016)
    21st Century Cures Act includes intiatives to boost mental, physical health

  • Brain Scan Test Predicts Fall Risk in Elderly
    (07-Dec-2016)
    Such a test gives insight into neurological changes that make falls more likely, researchers say

  • Health Highlights: Dec. 7, 2016
    (07-Dec-2016)
    • 'Heartbeat' Abortion Bill Sent to Ohio Governor
    • EPA Proposes Ban on Dry Cleaning Chemical
    • Brain-Controlled Robotic Hand for People With Quadraplegia
    • Five NYC Babies Born With Zika-Linked Brain Problems

  • Even Small Rise in Blood Pressure Can Harm Black Patients
    (07-Dec-2016)
    Study shows higher early death and heart failure risk from slight increase in numbers

  • Therapeutic Vaccine Shows 'Game-Changing' Promise Against a Leukemia
    (07-Dec-2016)
    Made by combining immune cells, cancer cells, it's kept some study patients in remission for nearly 5 years

  • Congress Passes Sweeping Health Care Bill
    (07-Dec-2016)
    21st Century Cures Act includes intiatives to boost mental, physical health

  • What's in Tobacco Smoke? Many Americans Don't Know
    (07-Dec-2016)
    Surveys show misunderstandings about safety of filters are also common

  • Best Way to Beat Back Zika a Matter of Debate
    (07-Dec-2016)
    Analysis found conflicting evidence on which mosquito-control method worked best

  • Best Way to Beat Back Zika a Matter of Debate
    (07-Dec-2016)
    Analysis found conflicting evidence on which mosquito-control method worked best

  • Expect More Record-Breaking Heat in U.S., Scientists Warn
    (07-Dec-2016)
    15 hottest-ever days predicted for every record low if greenhouse gas emissions don't decline

  • Many Americans Skip the Dentist Due to Cost
    (06-Dec-2016)
    Researchers say finding highlights need to overhaul dental insurance

  • Medical School Can Be an Emotional Pressure-Cooker
    (06-Dec-2016)
    Yet many students fail to seek the help they need to deal with the stress, study finds

  • Patient Safety May Drop During Doc Rotations
    (06-Dec-2016)
    Study suggests patient care info might not be relayed to new team, boosting risk of in-hospital death

  • Health Tip: Cooking a Holiday Ham
    (06-Dec-2016)
    Take steps for safe preparation

  • Quick Shot of Epinephrine Boosts Cardiac Arrest Patients' Survival: Study
    (06-Dec-2016)
    A dose within 5 minutes of heart stopping increased chances by 20 percent

  • Patient Safety May Drop During Doc Rotations
    (06-Dec-2016)
    Study suggests patient care info might not be relayed to new team, boosting risk of in-hospital death

  • Pubic Grooming Tied to Higher STD Rates
    (06-Dec-2016)
    Study finds unexpected risk comes from baring all

  • Health Highlights: Dec. 6, 2016
    (06-Dec-2016)
    • Mixed Results in Public Health Efforts: CDC
    • Rising Costs Putting Sexual Health Meds Out of Reach for Some

  • New Clues to Huge Jump in U.S. Mosquito Population
    (06-Dec-2016)
    Urbanization, DDT pesticide ban played roles, but climate change may become a factor, researchers say

  • Patient Safety May Drop During Doc Rotations
    (06-Dec-2016)
    Study suggests patient care info might not be relayed to new team, boosting risk of in-hospital death

  • Patient Safety May Drop During Doc Rotations
    (06-Dec-2016)
    Study suggests patient care info might not be relayed to new team, boosting risk of in-hospital death

  • Study Finds Worrisome Heart Effects Among Some Football Players
    (05-Dec-2016)
    It suggests college linemen have higher blood pressure, thickening of heart wall

  • 'Superbug' Gene Spotted on U.S. Pig Farm
    (05-Dec-2016)
    Study suggests potential resistance to a last line of antibiotics for humans

  • Normal Blood Pressure in Clinic May Mask Hypertension
    (05-Dec-2016)
    Young, lean patients can have high blood pressure that's not caught during regular exams, study finds

  • U.S. Doctors Still Over-Prescribing Drugs: Survey
    (05-Dec-2016)
    More than 1 in 4 say antibiotics are given when the drugs will likely do no good

  • Men More Likely to Use Marijuana Than Women, Study Finds
    (05-Dec-2016)
    Researchers suggest 2007 recession may have spurred rise in pot use among men with low incomes

  • Another Step Closer to Artificial Blood
    (05-Dec-2016)
    Synthetic product could save lives on battlefield and in remote areas, but much more study is needed

  • Health Tip: Handle Pet Food With Care
    (05-Dec-2016)
    It may harbor germs

  • Scientists Discover More Clues to Stuttering
    (05-Dec-2016)
    MRI shows involvement of brain areas controlling speech, attention and emotion

  • 'Superbug' Gene Spotted on U.S. Pig Farm
    (05-Dec-2016)
    Study suggests potential resistance to a last line of antibiotics for humans

  • Another Step Closer to Artificial Blood
    (05-Dec-2016)
    Synthetic product could save lives on battlefield and in remote areas, but much more study is needed

  • Health Highlights: Dec. 5, 2016
    (05-Dec-2016)
    • Michael Bloomberg Donates Another $360 Million to Anti-Tobacco Fight
    • VA Medical Staff Resign After Maggots Found in Patient's Wound
    • Nearly 2 Million Lbs of Chicken Recalled

  • New Drug Might Reduce Sickle Cell Pain Crises
    (05-Dec-2016)
    SelG1 cut episodes by 45 percent over a year in early research

  • Just 1 Cigarette a Day Can Be Deadly: Study
    (05-Dec-2016)
    Light smokers still faced an increased risk of early death

  • 'Superbug' Gene Spotted on U.S. Pig Farm
    (05-Dec-2016)
    Study suggests potential resistance to a last line of antibiotics for humans

  • C-Sections May Be Causing Evolutionary Changes
    (05-Dec-2016)
    Surgical delivery might be widening gap between baby's size and mother's pelvis, researchers say

  • Scientists Discover More Clues to Stuttering
    (05-Dec-2016)
    MRI shows involvement of brain areas controlling speech, attention and emotion

  • Another Step Closer to Artificial Blood
    (05-Dec-2016)
    Synthetic product could save lives on battlefield and in remote areas, but much more study is needed

  • Attempted Suicide Rates in U.S. Remain Unchanged
    (04-Dec-2016)
    Men more often resorted to violent means, while women turned to poisoning, drowning, study finds

  • Another Miami Neighborhood Now Zika-Free
    (02-Dec-2016)
    Only one area in South Miami Beach still considered an active zone for local transmission of the virus, officials say

  • Another Miami Neighborhood Now Zika-Free
    (02-Dec-2016)
    Only one area in South Miami Beach still considered an active zone for local transmission of the virus, officials say

  • Health Tip: At Risk of a Sprained Ankle?
    (02-Dec-2016)
    Activities that raise your chances

  • 'Halo' Effect Common After Lasik Eye Surgery
    (02-Dec-2016)
    But post-op problems typically clear up over time, specialist says

  • Health Highlights: Dec. 2, 2016
    (02-Dec-2016)
    • Ohio Revokes License of One of State's Last Abortion Clinics

  • Drug Combo Shows Promise Against Some Soft Tissue Tumors
    (02-Dec-2016)
    Adding new drug to standard one helped control sarcomas in early trial on 2 patients

  • Another Miami Neighborhood Now Zika-Free
    (02-Dec-2016)
    Only one area in South Miami Beach still considered an active zone for local transmission of the virus, officials say

  • 'Halo' Effect Common After Lasik Eye Surgery
    (02-Dec-2016)
    But post-op problems typically clear up over time, specialist says

  • Plastic Surgeons Urge Giving Up E-Cigs Before Procedure
    (02-Dec-2016)
    Docs recommend abstaining 4 weeks to aid in healing

  • Specially Designed Video Game Might Ease 'Phantom Limb' Pain
    (02-Dec-2016)
    Study finds exercising virtual limb cut pain by as much as half

  • Testosterone Therapy May Be Linked to Serious Blood Clots
    (01-Dec-2016)
    Risk peaks in the first 6 months of hormone treatment, but overall odds are low, study finds

  • After Cancer, Higher Risk of Severe Heart Attack
    (01-Dec-2016)
    Cardiologists, oncologists must work together, researcher says

  • A Dirty Little Secret: Hand-Washing Spotty Among Day Care Staffers
    (01-Dec-2016)
    Arkansas study finds just 22 percent follow recommended hygiene procedures

  • Health Highlights: Dec. 1, 2016
    (01-Dec-2016)
    • Ohio Revokes License of One of the State's Last Abortion Clinics
    • Improve Allergy Warnings on Food Products: Experts
    • High School Students Make Martin Shkreli's Drug for Just $2 a Pill
    • New Discovery Means Much Less Sugar Needed in Chocolate

  • 'Magic Mushroom' Chemical Eases Cancer Patients' Despair
    (01-Dec-2016)
    Hallucinogenic drug psilocybin relieved depression, anxiety quickly and lasted for months, studies found

  • Fewer Americans Struggle With Medical Bills: Report
    (30-Nov-2016)
    Researchers credit Obamacare, but difficulties persist for uninsured and people with high deductibles

  • U.S. to Ban Smoking in Public Housing
    (30-Nov-2016)
    Agencies have 18 months to implement smoke-free policies

  • First Case of Zika-Linked Glaucoma Diagnosed in Infant
    (30-Nov-2016)
    Brazilian baby developed vision-threatening condition after being exposed to virus in womb

  • First Case of Zika-Linked Glaucoma Diagnosed in Infant
    (30-Nov-2016)
    Brazilian baby developed vision-threatening condition after being exposed to virus in womb

  • Web-Based Help for Insomnia Shows Promise
    (30-Nov-2016)
    Interactive program aims to build better sleep habits, researchers say

  • Health Highlights: Nov. 30, 2016
    (30-Nov-2016)
    • FDA Approves Large Studies of Ecstasy to Treat PTSD
    • 9th Case of Paralysis-Causing Syndrome in Washington State
    • Millions of Dehumidifiers Recalled Due to Fire Risk

  • Use of Needle Exchange Programs Up Dramatically in 10 Years: CDC
    (30-Nov-2016)
    Yet, many drug users still share needles sometimes, report finds

  • First Case of Zika-Linked Glaucoma Diagnosed in Infant
    (30-Nov-2016)
    Brazilian baby developed vision-threatening condition after being exposed to virus in womb

  • U.S. to Ban Smoking in Public Housing
    (30-Nov-2016)
    Agencies have 18 months to implement smoke-free policies

  • Insulin Prices Skyrocket, Putting Many Diabetics in a Bind
    (29-Nov-2016)
    American Diabetes Association asks Congress to investigate the matter

  • Doctors Should Counsel Even Low-Risk Patients on Heart Health
    (29-Nov-2016)
    U.S. government panel says advice on healthy eating and physical activity likely benefits all

  • Electronic In-Hospital Prescribing: Trouble for Older Adults?
    (29-Nov-2016)
    Study found 41 percent of meds that can increase drowsiness were set too high for seniors, linked to accidents

  • Texas Reports 1st Likely Case of Local Zika Infection
    (29-Nov-2016)
    Woman had no travel-related risk factors, CDC says

  • Texas Reports 1st Likely Case of Local Zika Infection
    (29-Nov-2016)
    Woman had no travel-related risk factors, CDC says

  • ATV Accidents Can Cause Serious Chest Injuries in Kids
    (29-Nov-2016)
    Rollovers and heavier vehicles are some likely reasons why, study shows

  • Health Highlights: Nov. 29, 2016
    (29-Nov-2016)
    • Trump Picks Obamacare Critic to be Health Secretary
    • House to Vote on Wide-Ranging Health Care Bill
    • Three People Die, Five Hospitalized After Community Thanksgiving Dinner
    • Child Teething and Ear Pain Relief Products Recalled

  • Cancer Advances Demand Continual Funding, Specialists Say
    (29-Nov-2016)
    Conference organizers call for worldwide research partnerships

  • Texas Reports 1st Likely Case of Local Zika Infection
    (29-Nov-2016)
    Woman had no travel-related risk factors, CDC says

  • ATV Accidents Can Cause Serious Chest Injuries in Kids
    (29-Nov-2016)
    Rollovers and heavier vehicles are some likely reasons why, study shows

  • Lengthy Space Missions May Harm Astronauts' Vision
    (28-Nov-2016)
    Problem linked to changes in amount of fluid around the brain and spinal cord, researchers say

  • U.S. Should Reinforce Blood Supply: Report
    (28-Nov-2016)
    New illnesses and financial pressures are potential threats, researchers say

  • U.S. Should Reinforce Blood Supply: Report
    (28-Nov-2016)
    New illnesses and financial pressures are potential threats, researchers say

  • U.S. Should Reinforce Blood Supply: Report
    (28-Nov-2016)
    New illnesses and financial pressures are potential threats, researchers say

  • U.S. Should Reinforce Blood Supply: Report
    (28-Nov-2016)
    New illnesses and financial pressures are potential threats, researchers say

  • Researchers Explore Way to Detect Brain Injury in NFL Players
    (28-Nov-2016)
    The goal: to spot early signs of concussion-related head trauma

  • Researchers Explore Way to Detect Brain Injury in NFL Players
    (28-Nov-2016)
    The goal: to spot early signs of concussion-related head trauma

  • Many Women With Chronic Ills Don't Use Online Tools
    (28-Nov-2016)
    Research suggests older, less-educated females are missing out on help or support

  • Health Highlights: Nov. 28, 2016
    (28-Nov-2016)
    • Salmonella Outbreak Traced to Dairy Bull Calves: CDC
    • Bill Seeks to Speed Approval of New Drugs, Therapies
    • HIV Vaccine Clinical Trial Begins in South Africa

  • Lengthy Space Missions May Harm Astronauts' Vision
    (28-Nov-2016)
    Problem linked to changes in amount of fluid around the brain and spinal cord, researchers say

  • U.S. Should Reinforce Blood Supply: Report
    (28-Nov-2016)
    New illnesses and financial pressures are potential threats, researchers say

  • U.S. Should Reinforce Blood Supply: Report
    (28-Nov-2016)
    New illnesses and financial pressures are potential threats, researchers say

  • How to Prevent Spread of the Skin Infection Impetigo
    (27-Nov-2016)
    It's a common childhood ailment, but adults can get it, too

  • Health Highlights: Nov. 26, 2016
    (26-Nov-2016)
    • Fidel Castro Dies at 90

  • Hitting the Slopes? Keep These Safety Tips in Mind
    (26-Nov-2016)
    Snowboarders and skiers should always use properly maintained equipment and be fully rested

  • Rural Appalachia Faces Growing Cancer Crisis, Research Shows
    (25-Nov-2016)
    It's the only region in the U.S. that hasn't made big progress in fighting the disease

  • Elder Abuse Often Missed In ER
    (25-Nov-2016)
    Up to 1 in 10 seniors affected, but harm or neglect can be difficult to identify, geriatric specialist says

  • Elder Abuse Often Missed In ER
    (25-Nov-2016)
    Up to 1 in 10 seniors affected, but harm or neglect can be difficult to identify, geriatric specialist says

  • 8 of 10 Texas Salons Heed Ban on Indoor Tanning for Minors
    (25-Nov-2016)
    But survey finds most tell older customers they can tan every day, counter to FDA-suggested limits

  • Winter Shoes Can Boost Bunion Pain
    (25-Nov-2016)
    Foot specialists explain why closed-toe shoes make bunions ache and what women can do about it

  • Consider Eye Safety When Choosing Kids' Toys
    (24-Nov-2016)
    As holiday shopping season kicks off, here are tips on buying toys and sports-related items

  • Consider Eye Safety When Choosing Kids' Toys
    (24-Nov-2016)
    As holiday shopping season kicks off, here are tips on buying toys and sports-related items

  • Consider Eye Safety When Choosing Kids' Toys
    (24-Nov-2016)
    As holiday shopping season kicks off, here are tips on buying toys and sports-related items

  • Cancer Can Devour Income of Medicare-Only Patients
    (23-Nov-2016)
    Without supplemental insurance, out-of-pocket costs average 25 percent of annual earnings, study finds

  • Can Surgery Trigger Rare Muscle Disorder?
    (23-Nov-2016)
    Still, the likelihood of developing postoperative Guillain-Barre syndrome remains slight, researchers say

  • Can Surgery Trigger Rare Muscle Disorder?
    (23-Nov-2016)
    Still, the likelihood of developing postoperative Guillain-Barre syndrome remains slight, researchers say

  • Exploding Some Turkey Myths
    (23-Nov-2016)
    No, eating it doesn't make you sleepy, the skin isn't all bad and other common misconceptions

  • Health Highlights: Nov. 23, 2016
    (23-Nov-2016)
    • Poor Clinical Trial Results for Experimental Alzheimer's Drug
    • No Active Zika Transmission in North Miami Beach: CDC

  • Researchers Put Embryo Development 'On Hold' in Mice
    (23-Nov-2016)
    Putting stem cells into hibernation has potential implications for infertility, cancer, regenerative medicine

  • Survival Tips for Holiday Road Trips
    (23-Nov-2016)
    Staying calm and being prepared can help you reach your destination safely

  • 1 in 7 Young Teens Is a Stalking Victim: Survey
    (23-Nov-2016)
    They're at higher risk of substance abuse and depression, researchers say

  • Can Surgery Trigger Rare Muscle Disorder?
    (23-Nov-2016)
    Still, the likelihood of developing postoperative Guillain-Barre syndrome remains slight, researchers say

  • Researchers Put Embryo Development 'On Hold' in Mice
    (23-Nov-2016)
    Putting stem cells into hibernation has potential implications for infertility, cancer, regenerative medicine

  • U.S. Health Care Spending Up 5 Percent in 2015
    (22-Nov-2016)
    Prescription drugs are the fastest growing expense, report shows

  • No Benefit From Routine Thyroid Cancer Screening: Task Force
    (22-Nov-2016)
    Public invited to comment on draft recommendation, which is the same as one in place since the 1990s

  • How to Prepare That Holiday Turkey Safely
    (22-Nov-2016)
    USDA offers advice for avoiding foodborne illness

  • U.S. Death Toll From Infectious Diseases Unchanged: Study
    (22-Nov-2016)
    Although new threats have emerged, the number of people dying from infections has stayed relatively stable

  • How to Prepare That Holiday Turkey Safely
    (22-Nov-2016)
    USDA offers advice for avoiding foodborne illness

  • Imaging Studies Shed Light on Zika's Effects
    (22-Nov-2016)
    Brazilian radiologists assess damage to adults, babies

  • Zika Babies May Look Normal at Birth, Display Brain Defects Later: CDC
    (22-Nov-2016)
    Findings underscore need for continuing evaluation after prenatal exposure

  • Imaging Studies Shed Light on Zika's Effects
    (22-Nov-2016)
    Brazilian radiologists assess damage to adults, babies

  • 2 Doses of HPV Vaccine Effective for Younger Teens
    (22-Nov-2016)
    Global study supports revised regimen for those under 15

  • U.S. Death Toll From Infectious Diseases Unchanged: Study
    (22-Nov-2016)
    Although new threats have emerged, the number of people dying from infections has stayed relatively stable

  • Zika Babies May Look Normal at Birth, Display Brain Defects Later: CDC
    (22-Nov-2016)
    Findings underscore need for continuing evaluation after prenatal exposure

  • Health Highlights: Nov. 22, 2016
    (22-Nov-2016)
    • No Aloe Vera in Aloe Gel Products at Major Retailers
    • Girl at Center of Brain Test Court Fight Dies
    • Heinz HomeStyle Bistro Au Jus Gravy Recalled
    • Anorexic Woman Can Refuse Force-Feedings: Judge

  • Food Allergies Among Kids Vary by Race: Study
    (22-Nov-2016)
    Researchers find blacks and Hispanics more likely to be allergic to corn and shellfish, for instance

  • Imaging Studies Shed Light on Zika's Effects
    (22-Nov-2016)
    Brazilian radiologists assess damage to adults, babies

  • Zika Babies May Look Normal at Birth, Display Brain Defects Later: CDC
    (22-Nov-2016)
    Findings underscore need for continuing evaluation after prenatal exposure

  • How to Prepare That Holiday Turkey Safely
    (22-Nov-2016)
    USDA offers advice for avoiding foodborne illness

  • Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe During the Holidays
    (22-Nov-2016)
    What parents can do

  • A Benefit of Back Pain Surgery: Better Sex
    (22-Nov-2016)
    Operation often leads to more comfortable lovemaking, study finds

  • Retail Health Clinics Fail to Curb Routine ER Visits, Study Finds
    (21-Nov-2016)
    Many people still rely on the emergency department for help with minor health problems, like earaches

  • Retail Health Clinics Fail to Curb Routine ER Visits, Study Finds
    (21-Nov-2016)
    Many people still rely on the emergency department for help with minor health problems, like earaches

  • Retail Health Clinics Fail to Curb Routine ER Visits, Study Finds
    (21-Nov-2016)
    Many people still rely on the emergency department for help with minor health problems, like earaches

  • Retail Health Clinics Fail to Curb Routine ER Visits, Study Finds
    (21-Nov-2016)
    Many people still rely on the emergency department for help with minor health problems, like earaches

  • U.S. Hospitals Halve Catheter Infection Rates: Review
    (21-Nov-2016)
    But many critically ill patients still exposed to deadly bacteria, Consumer Reports researchers say

  • U.S. Hospitals Halve Catheter Infection Rates: Review
    (21-Nov-2016)
    But many critically ill patients still exposed to deadly bacteria, Consumer Reports researchers say

  • U.S. Hospitals Halve Catheter Infection Rates: Review
    (21-Nov-2016)
    But many critically ill patients still exposed to deadly bacteria, Consumer Reports researchers say

  • Health Highlights: Nov. 21, 2016
    (21-Nov-2016)
    • Sabra Hummus Products Recalled for Listeria Fears
    • Railroads Urged to Test Train Operators for Sleep Apnea

  • U.S. Hospitals Halve Catheter Infection Rates: Review
    (21-Nov-2016)
    But many critically ill patients still exposed to deadly bacteria, Consumer Reports researchers say

  • Delays in Lupus Care Seen Among Minorities, Less Educated
    (18-Nov-2016)
    Prompt referral to specialist is critical with this complicated disease, researcher notes

  • Amputations Due to Poor Blood Flow More Likely in Certain Groups
    (18-Nov-2016)
    Black and poor patients with peripheral artery disease fare worse than others, study finds

  • Delays in Lupus Care Seen Among Minorities, Less Educated
    (18-Nov-2016)
    Prompt referral to specialist is critical with this complicated disease, researcher notes

  • 'Superbug' Common Among N.C. Hog Workers, Study Says
    (18-Nov-2016)
    Overuse of antibiotics may threaten farm employees, their families

  • Zika No Longer 'Global Health Emergency,' WHO Says
    (18-Nov-2016)
    Spread of mosquito-borne virus is now a chronic issue, not an acute crisis, agency explains

  • New Technique Keeps Donor Lungs Viable Longer: Study
    (18-Nov-2016)
    Strategy allows doctors more time to assess organs, transport for transplant

  • Health Highlights: Nov. 18, 2016
    (18-Nov-2016)
    • Famed Heart Surgeon Dr. Denton Cooley Dies
    • British Judge Supports Dying Girl's Wish to be Frozen

  • Amputations Due to Poor Blood Flow More Likely in Certain Groups
    (18-Nov-2016)
    Black and poor patients with peripheral artery disease fare worse than others, study finds

  • FDA Scientists Develop Mouse Model for Zika Research
    (18-Nov-2016)
    Researchers hope strain of mice will help speed development of vaccines, treatments

  • CDC Reveals Top 5 Causes of Death
    (17-Nov-2016)
    Good news is that many can be prevented

  • U.S. Surgeon General Declares War on Addiction
    (17-Nov-2016)
    Report calls for proven medical treatments and compassion to combat the national crisis

  • Kids Can Beat 'Complex' Pneumonia Without IV Antibiotics: Study
    (17-Nov-2016)
    Drugs taken by mouth were just as effective for children after hospital discharge

  • Low Blood Sugar Linked to Death Risk for Hospital Patients
    (17-Nov-2016)
    Association was seen even if patient did not have diabetes

  • More U.S. Kids Getting Drug-Resistant Infections
    (17-Nov-2016)
    Finding highlights growing problem of antibiotic resistance

  • Study Casts Doubt on Need for Physical Therapy After Ankle Sprain
    (17-Nov-2016)
    Rates of 'excellent recovery' similar at 6 months, whether or not the therapy was received

  • CDC Reveals Top 5 Causes of Death
    (17-Nov-2016)
    Good news is that many can be prevented

  • Health Highlights: Nov. 17, 2016
    (17-Nov-2016)
    • New Drug Approved for Postmenopause-Linked Sexual Pain
    • HHS Expands List of Those Able to Prescribe Drug to Treat Opioid Addiction
    • Engineer in N.J Train Crash Had Undiagnosed Sleep Apnea: Lawyer
    • Grated Cheese Products Recalled by 4C Foods

  • Hi-Tech Skin Patch Might Someday Track Your Health
    (17-Nov-2016)
    Acoustic device can listen in on heart, digestive system and lungs

  • Almost 1 in 4 Face Surprise Bills After ER Visit
    (16-Nov-2016)
    Although hospital may be in insurance network, doctors who treat you may not be, study finds

  • High Blood Pressure Rates Have Doubled Worldwide Since 1975
    (16-Nov-2016)
    Most of the burden lies in poorer nations and not the U.S. and other wealthy countries, study finds

  • Almost 1 in 4 Face Surprise Bills After ER Visit
    (16-Nov-2016)
    Although hospital may be in insurance network, doctors who treat you may not be, study finds

  • Almost 1 in 4 Face Surprise Bills After ER Visit
    (16-Nov-2016)
    Although hospital may be in insurance network, doctors who treat you may not be, study finds

  • Almost 1 in 4 Face Surprise Bills After ER Visit
    (16-Nov-2016)
    Although hospital may be in insurance network, doctors who treat you may not be, study finds

  • Many Atrial Fibrillation Patients Missing Out on Blood Thinners
    (16-Nov-2016)
    Half aren't being given these potentially lifesaving medications when discharged from hospital, researchers say

  • Women at Greater Risk Than Men for Zika Infection: Study
    (16-Nov-2016)
    In mice, the vagina had a delayed immune response to the virus

  • Safety Group Releases Annual Dangerous Toys List
    (16-Nov-2016)
    Risks include choking and suffocation, as well as injuries from shooting toys

  • Health Highlights: Nov. 16, 2016
    (16-Nov-2016)
    • Ban Coal-Tar-Based Pavement Sealcoats: AMA
    • First Use of Gene Editing Technique in Humans Reported by Chinese Scientists
    • Marijuana Use Allowed at Denver Bars and Restaurants
    • 3 Washington State Children May Have Rare Neurological Disorder

  • Safety Group Releases Annual Dangerous Toys List
    (16-Nov-2016)
    Risks include choking and suffocation, as well as injuries from shooting toys

  • Is Your ATM Dispensing Bacteria?
    (16-Nov-2016)
    Study in New York City found most of the germs came from human skin, food

  • Is Your ATM Dispensing Bacteria?
    (16-Nov-2016)
    Study in New York City found most of the germs came from human skin, food

  • Can Time-Release Capsules Replace Daily Pills?
    (16-Nov-2016)
    Animal test shows medicine safely released over two-week period

  • Prices of Generic Heart Failure Drugs Vary Widely
    (15-Nov-2016)
    Patients can spend from $12 to $400 a month to fill common prescriptions, study reveals

  • Heart Failure Hospitalizations on the Rise in U.S.
    (15-Nov-2016)
    But the length of stay is getting shorter and survival rates are going up, study finds

  • Heart Failure Hospitalizations on the Rise in U.S.
    (15-Nov-2016)
    But the length of stay is getting shorter and survival rates are going up, study finds

  • Brain Implant Lets 'Locked-In' ALS Patient Communicate
    (15-Nov-2016)
    Signals sent to hand emerge as typed message on a tablet computer, researchers report

  • Some Ebola Infections May Be Symptomless
    (15-Nov-2016)
    Findings suggest impact of virus during recent outbreak may have been underestimated

  • Zika Can Survive on Hard Surfaces for Hours
    (15-Nov-2016)
    But it's unclear whether simply touching these surfaces might transmit the germ, researchers say

  • Health Highlights: Nov. 15, 2016
    (15-Nov-2016)
    • U.S. Blood Banks Must Screen Donations for Zika

  • Exercise Good for Cancer Patients During, After Treatment
    (15-Nov-2016)
    Studies show better physical function, quality of life for those who did strength training, aerobic activity

  • Brain Implant Lets 'Locked-In' ALS Patient Communicate
    (15-Nov-2016)
    Signals sent to hand emerge as typed message on a tablet computer, researchers report

  • Coming Soon: Lower Cholesterol From a Twice-a-Year Shot?
    (15-Nov-2016)
    Injectable drugs could provide major advance in heart-disease prevention, researchers say

  • Some Ebola Infections May Be Symptomless
    (15-Nov-2016)
    Findings suggest impact of virus during recent outbreak may have been underestimated

  • Brain Implant Lets 'Locked-In' ALS Patient Communicate
    (15-Nov-2016)
    Signals sent to hand emerge as typed message on a tablet computer, researchers report

  • U.S. Heart Disease Rates Fell 20 Percent Since 1980s: Study
    (14-Nov-2016)
    Researchers chalk it up to better meds, prevention efforts

  • Device Plus 'Aggressive' Drug Strategy May Curb Severe Heart Failure
    (14-Nov-2016)
    Small study suggests real improvement for some patients, but more follow-up research is needed

  • Mosquitoes Can Deliver Zika/Chikungunya Double Whammy
    (14-Nov-2016)
    And like Zika, dengue and chikungunya can also cause neurological problems, study found

  • Germs on Smartphones Yield Clues to Owners' Lifestyles
    (14-Nov-2016)
    Personal molecules are deposited on your electronic devices, study says

  • Health Highlights: Nov. 14, 2016
    (14-Nov-2016)
    • Noted Journalist Gwen Ifill Dead at 61
    • 2016 Likely to be Hottest Year on Record
    • Musician Leon Russell Dies at Age 74

  • Heavy Smoking May Boost Blacks' Diabetes Risk
    (14-Nov-2016)
    Study found bigger threat for those with more than pack-a-day habit

  • Weight-Loss Surgery Tied to Lower Heart Risks
    (14-Nov-2016)
    Patients were less likely to develop irregular heartbeat, diabetes, heart failure, study finds

  • Device Plus 'Aggressive' Drug Strategy May Curb Severe Heart Failure
    (14-Nov-2016)
    Small study suggests real improvement for some patients, but more follow-up research is needed

  • Trump Victory Won't Derail Obamacare Open Enrollment for 2017
    (11-Nov-2016)
    Obama administration assures consumers that sign-ups will continue

  • How to Introduce Your Baby to Food Containing Peanuts
    (11-Nov-2016)
    New guidelines coming soon from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

  • Food Safety Not Always on Menu of TV Cooking Shows
    (11-Nov-2016)
    Researchers say producers are missing a chance to teach viewers how to head off foodborne illnesses

  • Trump Victory Won't Derail Obamacare Open Enrollment for 2017
    (11-Nov-2016)
    Obama administration assures consumers that sign-ups will continue

  • Menopause Before 40? Risk of Broken Bones May Be Higher
    (11-Nov-2016)
    And traditional preventive treatments don't erase added danger, new study suggests

  • Food Safety Not Always on Menu of TV Cooking Shows
    (11-Nov-2016)
    Researchers say producers are missing a chance to teach viewers how to head off foodborne illnesses

  • Kids React Differently When a Beloved Pet Dies
    (11-Nov-2016)
    Some want a new animal right away, while others feel they need to honor the memory

  • Health Highlights: Nov. 11, 2016
    (11-Nov-2016)
    • Young Women Have Highest Zika Infection Rate in Puerto Rico
    • Leonard Cohen Dead at 82
    • DEA to Ban Deadly Drug Called Pink

  • Sexual Pain for Women With Cancer Should Not Be Overlooked: Report
    (11-Nov-2016)
    Doctors should rule out physical causes before declaring discomfort is all in a patient's head, specialist says

  • Live Fish at School May Reel in Future Scientists: Study
    (10-Nov-2016)
    Watching them develop teaches kids about biology, improves their attitude towards science, research finds

  • Live Fish at School May Reel in Future Scientists: Study
    (10-Nov-2016)
    Watching them develop teaches kids about biology, improves their attitude towards science, research finds

  • DNA-Based Vaccine Protects Against Zika in Animal Study
    (10-Nov-2016)
    Results are encouraging and human trials are underway, researchers say

  • Your Birth Year Might Help Shield You From Bird Flu Strains
    (10-Nov-2016)
    A child's first flu infection appears to affect which new viruses they'll be protected against in the future

  • Health Highlights: Nov. 10, 2016
    (10-Nov-2016)
    • DEA to Ban Deadly Drug Called Pink

  • DNA-Based Vaccine Protects Against Zika in Animal Study
    (10-Nov-2016)
    Results are encouraging and human trials are underway, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Recognize Signs of Strep Throat
    (10-Nov-2016)
    Here are likely symptoms

  • Smartphones May Hinder a Good Night's Sleep
    (09-Nov-2016)
    Study suggests a link between the devices and troubled slumber

  • Health Highlights: Nov. 9, 2016
    (09-Nov-2016)
    • Colorado Voters Approve Aid-in-Dying Measure
    • Canadian Lab Worker Possibly Exposed to Ebola
    • Recreational Marijuana Use Approved in California, Massachusetts and Nevada

  • New Spine Stimulation Device Provides Pain Relief
    (09-Nov-2016)
    High-frequency therapy helps block pain signals better than low-frequency treatments, study finds

  • Scientists Restore Leg Movement in Paralyzed Monkeys
    (09-Nov-2016)
    Wireless connection allowed brain to send signals to spine, but human trials still a long way off

  • Kids With Cardiac Arrest Less Likely to Survive CPR at Night
    (08-Nov-2016)
    Researchers don't yet know why chances of success better at other times of day

  • Kids With Cardiac Arrest Less Likely to Survive CPR at Night
    (08-Nov-2016)
    Researchers don't yet know why chances of success better at other times of day

  • Brain Scans May Improve Dementia Diagnosis, Treatment
    (08-Nov-2016)
    People with Lewy body dementia generally don't lose volume in the hippocampus, study shows

  • Low Vitamin D Levels May Raise Bladder Cancer Risk: Study
    (08-Nov-2016)
    Researchers say finding might lead to cheap and safe way to prevent the disease

  • Do Your Part to Stop Spreading Colds and Flu
    (08-Nov-2016)
    When you're sick, stay home, health officials urge

  • Routine School Vaccine Requirements Raise HPV Shot Rates, Too
    (08-Nov-2016)
    There may be a 'spillover' effect when kids get other mandated immunizations, study finds

  • Parents Often Miss Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Kids
    (08-Nov-2016)
    Signs may include nightmares, avoiding reminders of the trauma, feeling unsafe, researchers find

  • Health Highlights: Nov. 8, 2016
    (08-Nov-2016)
    • Former Attorney General Janet Reno Dies at 78
    • FDA Panel Recommends Approval of New Antibiotic

  • Do Your Part to Stop Spreading Colds and Flu
    (08-Nov-2016)
    When you're sick, stay home, health officials urge

  • U.S. Doctors Don't All Follow Prediabetes Screening Guidelines: Study
    (08-Nov-2016)
    They split 50-50, survey shows, on advice aimed at preventing full-blown diabetes

  • Do Your Part to Stop Spreading Colds and Flu
    (08-Nov-2016)
    When you're sick, stay home, health officials urge

  • U.S. Doctors Don't All Follow Prediabetes Screening Guidelines: Study
    (08-Nov-2016)
    They split 50-50, survey shows, on advice aimed at preventing full-blown diabetes

  • Second Opinions Don't Seem to Sway Prostate Cancer Patients
    (07-Nov-2016)
    Most choose treatment they originally planned to follow, study finds

  • Those Low on 'Love Hormone' May Have Less Empathy: Study
    (07-Nov-2016)
    Medical conditions can affect ocytocin levels

  • Antibody Treatment Shields Fetus From Zika -- in Mice
    (07-Nov-2016)
    Human-derived protein shows promise, but must still be tested in human trials

  • Health Highlights: Nov. 7, 2016
    (07-Nov-2016)
    • Former Attorney General Janet Reno Dies at 78
    • FDA Panel Recommends Approval of New Antibiotic

  • Antibody Treatment Shields Fetus From Zika -- in Mice
    (07-Nov-2016)
    Human-derived protein shows promise, but must still be tested in human trials

  • Health Tip: Teach Your Family Fire Safety
    (07-Nov-2016)
    And be sure to have an escape plan

  • Anesthesia Before Age 4 May Have Slight Impact on Later School Performance
    (07-Nov-2016)
    The low 'overall difference in academic performance' is reassuring, researchers say

  • Follow-Up Appointments Boost Weight-Loss Surgery Success
    (05-Nov-2016)
    Those who saw doctor three times after procedure had better blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels

  • 13 Cases of 'Superbug' Fungal Infection in U.S.
    (04-Nov-2016)
    CDC officials say C. auris tied to 4 deaths, can be easily misidentified

  • MS Symptoms May Develop Earlier in Darker, Cooler Climes
    (04-Nov-2016)
    Study results suggest latitude affects timing of disease onset

  • Soft Drink Suppliers Try to Blunt the Blow of Soda Taxes
    (04-Nov-2016)
    Distributors absorbed some of the extra cost, researchers say

  • Soft Drink Suppliers Try to Blunt the Blow of Soda Taxes
    (04-Nov-2016)
    Distributors absorbed some of the extra cost, researchers say

  • Skin Condition Often Misdiagnosed as Bacterial Problem
    (04-Nov-2016)
    Inaccurately diagnosed cellulitis leads to unnecessary antibiotics, hospitalizations

  • Health Tip: Recognizing Traumatic Brain Injury
    (04-Nov-2016)
    Here are common warning signs

  • Pint-Sized Football Players Still at Risk for Injuries
    (04-Nov-2016)
    Youth leagues attract kids as young as 6, and they should be taught how to play the game safely

  • Health Highlights: Nov. 4, 2016
    (04-Nov-2016)
    • Hepatitis A Outbreak Linked to Frozen Strawberries
    • Seven New Additions to Carcinogens List
    • Suicide Now Kills More Middle School Students Than Traffic Accidents
    • Generic Drug Makers Being Investigated for Price Collusion

  • Balloon-in-a-Pill Helped Obese Patients Lose Weight
    (04-Nov-2016)
    Curbing appetite by making patients feel full could jumpstart a weight-loss program, researcher says

  • Skip Dinner and Maybe Boost Your Metabolism
    (03-Nov-2016)
    But, study didn't show overall changes in fat burning or calories used

  • More Than Half of Americans Have Chronic Health Problem: Study
    (03-Nov-2016)
    Medical conditions, mental illness and substance abuse problems often overlap, researchers say

  • Ebola Virus Mutated to Become More Infectious, Scientists Say
    (03-Nov-2016)
    Virologists hope this information will help them better prepare for the next outbreak

  • Paintball Causes Many Vision-Robbing Eye Injuries
    (03-Nov-2016)
    Basketball, baseball and cycling accidents threaten eyes in other ways, study finds

  • More Years Playing Football, Greater Risk of Brain Disease: Study
    (03-Nov-2016)
    Researchers track link between concussion-related inflammation and degenerative CTE

  • Health Highlights: Nov. 3, 2016
    (03-Nov-2016)
    • CTE Found in Brain of former NFL fullback Kevin Turner
    • Women's Cancer Deaths Could Rise 60 Percent Worldwide by 2030: Study

  • Paintball Causes Many Vision-Robbing Eye Injuries
    (03-Nov-2016)
    Basketball, baseball and cycling accidents threaten eyes in other ways, study finds

  • Graphic Cigarette Pack Labels May Cut U.S. Smoking Deaths
    (03-Nov-2016)
    Researchers predict well over half a million lives would be saved over 50 years

  • Breast, Cervical Cancer More Deadly in Developing Nations: Report
    (02-Nov-2016)
    But cost-effective treatments could improve access to care, researchers say

  • Breast, Cervical Cancer More Deadly in Developing Nations: Report
    (02-Nov-2016)
    But cost-effective treatments could improve access to care, researchers say

  • Icy Slurry May Be Best Way to Hydrate in Extreme Heat: Study
    (02-Nov-2016)
    Water's temperature appears to be more important than how much you drink, researchers find

  • Scented Rooms, Products? Many Health-Conscious Americans Say 'No Thanks'
    (02-Nov-2016)
    More than half would prefer fragrance-free hotels, workplaces

  • Health Highlights: Nov. 2, 2016
    (02-Nov-2016)
    • Child's Death From Mysterious Illness Under Investigation

  • Obamacare 2017: Higher Prices, Fewer Choices
    (01-Nov-2016)
    Federal tax subsidies can ease the impact of premium increases, but consumers must shop wisely, analysts say

  • Obamacare 2017: A Peek Behind the Numbers
    (01-Nov-2016)
    Predictions on price hikes and enrollment figures

  • Does Living in Poor Neighborhood Up Stroke Risk?
    (01-Nov-2016)
    Unhealthy behaviors are more common in disadvantaged areas, researcher says

  • Food Labels on Potential Allergens May Confuse Shoppers
    (01-Nov-2016)
    Misunderstanding warnings could be dangerous for those with food allergies, researcher says

  • Obamacare 2017: Higher Prices, Fewer Choices
    (01-Nov-2016)
    Federal tax subsidies can ease the impact of premium increases, but consumers must shop wisely, analysts say

  • Obamacare 2017: A Peek Behind the Numbers
    (01-Nov-2016)
    Predictions on price hikes and enrollment figures

  • Robotic Surgical Tools Tough to Keep Clean
    (01-Nov-2016)
    Findings suggest better cleaning procedures, more monitoring of instruments would help

  • Why You Need a Flu Shot Now
    (01-Nov-2016)
    If you do develop influenza, vaccination can soften the blow, doctors say

  • Common Vaccine Safe for Mother, Fetus
    (01-Nov-2016)
    Finding should reassure women who get Tdap shot to help protect their infant against whooping cough

  • Robotic Surgical Tools Tough to Keep Clean
    (01-Nov-2016)
    Findings suggest better cleaning procedures, more monitoring of instruments would help

  • Health Highlights: Nov. 1, 2016
    (01-Nov-2016)
    • Patient's Fart During Surgery Starts Fire
    • Two New Genetically-Engineered Potato Varieties Approved by USDA

  • Common Vaccine Safe for Mother, Fetus
    (01-Nov-2016)
    Finding should reassure women who get Tdap shot to help protect their infant against whooping cough

  • Robotic Surgical Tools Tough to Keep Clean
    (01-Nov-2016)
    Findings suggest better cleaning procedures, more monitoring of instruments would help

  • Food Labels on Potential Allergens May Confuse Shoppers
    (01-Nov-2016)
    Misunderstanding warnings could be dangerous for those with food allergies, researcher says

  • Robotic Surgical Tools Tough to Keep Clean
    (01-Nov-2016)
    Findings suggest better cleaning procedures, more monitoring of instruments would help

  • Food Labels on Potential Allergens May Confuse Shoppers
    (01-Nov-2016)
    Misunderstanding warnings could be dangerous for those with food allergies, researcher says

  • Robotic Surgical Tools Tough to Keep Clean
    (01-Nov-2016)
    Findings suggest better cleaning procedures, more monitoring of instruments would help

  • Nearly Two-Thirds of E-Cigarette Users Also Smoke: CDC
    (31-Oct-2016)
    Survey also found 40 percent of young people using the devices were never smokers

  • Health Tip: Are Your Screens Causing Eye Strain?
    (31-Oct-2016)
    Watch for these symptoms

  • 'White Coat' High Blood Pressure May Signal Trouble in Older People
    (31-Oct-2016)
    Researchers found it might mean higher risk of heart problems

  • Could Zika Harm Men's Fertility?
    (31-Oct-2016)
    Mouse study hints at an effect, but studies in humans needed

  • Smartphones, Tablets Keep Kids Buzzing at Bedtime
    (31-Oct-2016)
    Children with access to these devices don't get enough sleep, study finds

  • Can Facebook Friend Requests Predict Longevity?
    (31-Oct-2016)
    Those most sought after as a connection on the social media site tended to live longer, study suggests

  • Health Highlights: Oct. 31, 2016
    (31-Oct-2016)
    • 1st Baby With Zika-Linked Microcephaly Born in Puerto Rico
    • Most Children Worldwide Breathe Unhealthy Air: UNICEF
    • Oreo Fudge Creme Cookies Recalled

  • Opioid Overdoses Have Nearly Tripled Among Kids, Teens
    (31-Oct-2016)
    Younger children 'eating them like candy,' while teens overdose while trying to get high, researcher says

  • Health Highlights: Oct. 29, 2016
    (30-Oct-2016)
    • 1st Baby With Zika-Linked Microcephaly Born in Puerto Rico
    • Soylent Halts Sales of Liquid Meal Powder After Illnesses
    • Woman Awarded $70M in Baby Powder/Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit

  • Alcohol, Drugs a Poor Halloween Mix
    (29-Oct-2016)
    When you're under the influence, carving pumpkins and other holiday fun can lead to injury, doctor warns

  • Alcohol, Drugs a Poor Halloween Mix
    (29-Oct-2016)
    When you're under the influence, carving pumpkins and other holiday fun can lead to injury, doctor warns

  • Alcohol, Drugs a Poor Halloween Mix
    (29-Oct-2016)
    When you're under the influence, carving pumpkins and other holiday fun can lead to injury, doctor warns

  • Poorer Heart Attack Victims, Especially Women, Fare Worse: Study
    (28-Oct-2016)
    Doctors need to focus on more than clinical symptoms, researchers recommend

  • Report: More Americans Getting Health Care Under Obamacare
    (28-Oct-2016)
    News comes as double-digit price hikes for health plans on the horizon

  • Report: More Americans Getting Health Care Under Obamacare
    (28-Oct-2016)
    News comes as double-digit price hikes for health plans on the horizon

  • Nearly 3 Percent of U.S. Adults Have Weakened Immunity: Study
    (28-Oct-2016)
    Advances in treating HIV and autoimmune diseases are keeping more patients alive

  • Deadly Measles Complication May Be More Common Than Believed
    (28-Oct-2016)
    One more reason to get your child vaccinated against the disease, infection experts say

  • Health Highlights: Oct. 28, 2016
    (28-Oct-2016)
    • Soylent Halts Sales of Liquid Meal Powder After Illnesses
    • Woman Awarded $70 Million in Baby Powder/Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit

  • Experimental Medicine Might Rescue People With Drug-Resistant HIV
    (28-Oct-2016)
    'This is potentially a lifesaving therapy,' researcher says

  • Health Tip: Dress Kids in Safe Costumes
    (28-Oct-2016)
    Tips for a happier Halloween

  • Americans Fed Up With Soaring Drug Prices: HealthDay/Harris Poll
    (27-Oct-2016)
    Large majorities now favor price caps, Medicare's right to negotiate costs

  • Nurses' 'Scrubs' Pick Up Bad Hospital Germs
    (27-Oct-2016)
    Superbug MRSA, other disease-causing bacteria detected on uniforms in ICU

  • Nurses' 'Scrubs' Pick Up Bad Hospital Germs
    (27-Oct-2016)
    Superbug MRSA, other disease-causing bacteria detected on uniforms in ICU

  • Nurses' 'Scrubs' Pick Up Bad Hospital Germs
    (27-Oct-2016)
    Superbug MRSA, other disease-causing bacteria detected on uniforms in ICU

  • Health Highlights: Oct. 27, 2016
    (27-Oct-2016)
    • EpiPen Competitor Will be Available Early Next Year
    • Teens With DNA From Three People Are Healthy: Study

  • Heart Group Advises Personalized Nutrition Counseling
    (27-Oct-2016)
    Providers should take ethnic, cultural and individual preferences into account

  • More American Adults Think E-Cigs as Harmful as Cigarettes: Survey
    (27-Oct-2016)
    But researchers note they can help smokers quit even if they're not risk-free

  • Weight-Loss Surgery Pays Off for Severely Obese Teens
    (26-Oct-2016)
    Boosts kids' health and self-esteem, and appears to be cost-effective over time, study finds

  • Study Discounts Myth of 'Patient Zero' in U.S. AIDS Crisis
    (26-Oct-2016)
    Genetic analysis of 40-year-old blood samples shows many North Americans already infected by late 1970s

  • Health Highlights: Oct. 26, 2016
    (26-Oct-2016)
    • Brazil, Colombia Release Modified Mosquitoes to Fight Zika
    • Study Shows How Small Lies Can Lead to Bigger Ones

  • Health Tip: Pay Attention on Halloween
    (26-Oct-2016)
    Safety tips for walking trick-or-treaters

  • FDA Warns of Dangers From Testosterone Supplements
    (26-Oct-2016)
    Many American men take them, but heart and psychological issues can occur, agency says

  • Weight-Loss Surgery Pays Off for Severely Obese Teens
    (26-Oct-2016)
    Boosts kids' health and self-esteem, and appears to be cost-effective over time, study finds

  • Childhood PTSD May Leave Imprint on Brain
    (25-Oct-2016)
    MRI detects variations in neural connections of earthquake survivors, Chinese researchers say

  • Surfing Through Selfies Tied to Low Self-Esteem?
    (25-Oct-2016)
    Online survey also found those who checked out posted photos of others a lot had lower life satisfaction

  • Sharp Rise in Obamacare Premiums for 2017
    (25-Oct-2016)
    Feds confirm double-digit rate hikes and fewer health-plan choices, but claim affordability for low-income consumers

  • Doctors Should Promote Breast-Feeding to Patients: Panel
    (25-Oct-2016)
    Education, practical help urged by U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

  • Sharp Rise in Obamacare Premiums for 2017
    (25-Oct-2016)
    Feds confirm double-digit rate hikes and fewer health-plan choices, but claim affordability for low-income consumers

  • Childhood PTSD May Leave Imprint on Brain
    (25-Oct-2016)
    MRI detects variations in neural connections of earthquake survivors, Chinese researchers say

  • Surfing Through Selfies Tied to Low Self-Esteem?
    (25-Oct-2016)
    Online survey also found those who checked out posted photos of others a lot had lower life satisfaction

  • Health Highlights: Oct. 25, 2016
    (25-Oct-2016)
    • Nurse and Hospital Settle Lawsuit Over Ebola Infection

  • Health Highlights: Oct. 24, 2016
    (24-Oct-2016)
    • Anti-War Activist Tom Hayden Dies At Age 76

  • Old Blood as Good as New for Transfusions, Study Finds
    (24-Oct-2016)
    Little difference seen in patient survival rates

  • Old Blood as Good as New for Transfusions, Study Finds
    (24-Oct-2016)
    Little difference seen in patient survival rates

  • Old Blood as Good as New for Transfusions, Study Finds
    (24-Oct-2016)
    Little difference seen in patient survival rates

  • United States Ranks in Top 10 for Empathy
    (23-Oct-2016)
    But, study author says social media, parenting practices and bullying may one day lower America's compassion score

  • Saturday, Oct. 22 Is Drug Take Back Day
    (22-Oct-2016)
    DEA-sponsored event offers sites to safely dispose of unused meds

  • Bullied Teen's Suicide Didn't Spur Copycat Attempts: Study
    (21-Oct-2016)
    Canadian case was highly publicized on social media, researchers report

  • Be Aware of What You Share Online About Your Kids
    (21-Oct-2016)
    New review offers parents advice on how to be more careful with postings that could affect their children

  • More Kids and Teens Heading to ER With Headaches
    (21-Oct-2016)
    Study finds hospital admissions for head pain also up; reasons are unclear

  • More Kids and Teens Heading to ER With Headaches
    (21-Oct-2016)
    Study finds hospital admissions for head pain also up; reasons are unclear

  • Bullied Teen's Suicide Didn't Spur Copycat Attempts: Study
    (21-Oct-2016)
    Canadian case was highly publicized on social media, researchers report

  • Be Aware of What You Share Online About Your Kids
    (21-Oct-2016)
    New review offers parents advice on how to be more careful with postings that could affect their children

  • Health Highlights: Oct. 21, 2016
    (21-Oct-2016)
    • Lawmakers Question Leukemia Drug Price Increases

  • Tips for Keeping Halloween Safe and Fun
    (21-Oct-2016)
    Bobbing for apples, trick-or-treating can expose kids to potential hazards, health experts say

  • Tips for Keeping Halloween Safe and Fun
    (21-Oct-2016)
    Bobbing for apples, trick-or-treating can expose kids to potential hazards, health experts say

  • State Laws May Be Key to Lowering Kids' Car Crash Deaths
    (21-Oct-2016)
    Study found more accidents happened in states with less stringent safe-driving regulations

  • Cartilage From Nose Used to Repair Bum Knees
    (21-Oct-2016)
    In small trial, patients were able to grow new cartilage in the joint

  • Even 6th Graders Commit Cyber Dating Abuse: Study
    (20-Oct-2016)
    Those with a history of bullying or who thought violence against girls was normal were most likely perpetrators

  • Black Americans May Have Stronger Immune Response to Infections
    (20-Oct-2016)
    But that robust reaction might increase inflammation too much, researchers say

  • Even 6th Graders Commit Cyber Dating Abuse: Study
    (20-Oct-2016)
    Those with a history of bullying or who thought violence against girls was normal were most likely perpetrators

  • Some Mexican Ceramics Can Serve Up Lead Poisoning
    (20-Oct-2016)
    Canadian woman's illness highlights danger from glazes with high lead levels, doctors say

  • Health Highlights: Oct. 20, 2016
    (20-Oct-2016)
    • Two Doses of HPV Vaccine Sufficient for PreTeens: Panel

  • Black Americans May Have Stronger Immune Response to Infections
    (20-Oct-2016)
    But that robust reaction might increase inflammation too much, researchers say

  • Top 3 Mistakes Teen Drivers Make
    (20-Oct-2016)
    Parents don't emphasize safety enough, experts say

  • Some Mexican Ceramics Can Serve Up Lead Poisoning
    (20-Oct-2016)
    Canadian woman's illness highlights danger from glazes with high lead levels, doctors say

  • Study Counters Notion That Heart Surgery Poses More Kidney Risks to Women
    (20-Oct-2016)
    If factors such as other health conditions are taken into account, gender difference disappears

  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases Hit All-Time High: CDC
    (19-Oct-2016)
    More prevention efforts needed, agency STD specialists say

  • Lasting Jump in ER Visits After Oregon Medicaid Expansion
    (19-Oct-2016)
    People didn't substitute doctors for emergency rooms -- they used both, study says

  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases Hit All-Time High: CDC
    (19-Oct-2016)
    More prevention efforts needed, agency STD specialists say

  • Better Way to Treat Seniors' Ankle Fractures?
    (19-Oct-2016)
    'Close contact casting' might help many avoid surgery, study suggests

  • Health Highlights: Oct. 19, 2016
    (19-Oct-2016)
    • Two Doses of HPV Vaccine Sufficient for PreTeens: Panel
    • 1 Million More People to Gain Private Healthcare Coverage Through Obamacare in 2017: HHS
    • FDA Probes Possible Link Between Teething Products, Infant Deaths
    • 62-Year-Old Spanish Women Has Third Child

  • Better Way to Treat Seniors' Ankle Fractures?
    (19-Oct-2016)
    'Close contact casting' might help many avoid surgery, study suggests

  • Cost Keeps Many Kids From School Sports, Other Activities
    (18-Oct-2016)
    Poor children missing out on valuable pursuits, survey finds

  • 'Ghost Pepper' Burns Hole in Man's Esophagus
    (18-Oct-2016)
    San Francisco patient spent 23 days in hospital after eating super-hot pepper in contest

  • 'Ghost Pepper' Burns Hole in Man's Esophagus
    (18-Oct-2016)
    San Francisco patient spent 23 days in hospital after eating super-hot pepper in contest

  • Health Highlights: Oct. 18, 2016
    (18-Oct-2016)
    • Coffee and Beer Top Food/Beverage Tweets
    • Pfizer Announces Cheaper Version of Remicade

  • Are You and Your Home Ready for Winter?
    (18-Oct-2016)
    And cars need some TLC before snow starts falling, CDC says

  • Health Tip: Using Kitchen Knives
    (18-Oct-2016)
    Pay attention to help avoid injury

  • Elective Surgeries on Fridays Are Safe: Study
    (18-Oct-2016)
    Canadian review finds patients having procedures at tail end of work week face no greater death risk

  • Rates of Preventive Mastectomy Doubled in a Decade, and Fear Is a Factor
    (18-Oct-2016)
    Many patients also think it's the best treatment for breast cancer, study finds

  • Elective Surgeries on Fridays Are Safe: Study
    (18-Oct-2016)
    Canadian review finds patients having procedures at tail end of work week face no greater death risk

  • Little Gains in Efforts to Boost Outpatient Care
    (17-Oct-2016)
    Large analysis finds declines or stagnation in many basic health measures

  • U.S. Psychiatric Patients Face Long Waits in ERs
    (17-Oct-2016)
    1 in 5 emergency doctors reports waiting at least 2 days for a bed for someone who's mentally ill

  • Seniors With Hip Fractures Fare Better in Large Teaching Hospitals: Study
    (17-Oct-2016)
    Death rates were higher in smaller community hospitals, Canadian study finds

  • U.S. Psychiatric Patients Face Long Waits in ERs
    (17-Oct-2016)
    1 in 5 emergency doctors reports waiting at least 2 days for a bed for someone who's mentally ill

  • How to Help a Child Who's Cyberbullied
    (17-Oct-2016)
    Expert shares common-sense tips for parents

  • Health Highlights: Oct. 17, 2016
    (17-Oct-2016)
    • PepsiCo to Cut Calories in Products
    • Biden to Submit Cancer Moonshot Final Report
    • Male Breast Cancer Survivors Speak Out

  • Seniors With Hip Fractures Fare Better in Large Teaching Hospitals: Study
    (17-Oct-2016)
    Death rates were higher in smaller community hospitals, Canadian study finds

  • Sleep Apnea May Boost Risk for Post-Op Problems
    (17-Oct-2016)
    Certain patients should be checked for the disorder before having surgery, researchers say

  • 1 in 4 College Students Is Hungry: Survey
    (16-Oct-2016)
    And nearly half say they are food insecure

  • 11 Ways to Stay Safe When Doing Risky Tree Work
    (15-Oct-2016)
    For starters, always assume nearby power lines are energized and take precautions

  • 11 Ways to Stay Safe When Doing Risky Tree Work
    (15-Oct-2016)
    For starters, always assume nearby power lines are energized and take precautions

  • Protein in Breast Milk May Reduce Hospital Infections in Preemies
    (14-Oct-2016)
    Lactoferrin is safe for newborns and might prevent pneumonia and meningitis, researchers say

  • Protein in Breast Milk May Reduce Hospital Infections in Preemies
    (14-Oct-2016)
    Lactoferrin is safe for newborns and might prevent pneumonia and meningitis, researchers say

  • Zika Infection May Bring Future Immunity: Study
    (14-Oct-2016)
    Individuals, and large part of populations, may be protected against future epidemics, scientists say

  • Dogs Too Smart to Follow Useless Advice
    (14-Oct-2016)
    'They draw the line at copying irrelevant actions,' researcher reports

  • Health Highlights: Oct. 14, 2016
    (14-Oct-2016)
    • Medicare Overhaul Will Reward Doctor Performance

  • Powerful MS Drug Used Early May Reverse Some Disability
    (14-Oct-2016)
    But significant side effects remain an issue for Lemtrada, researcher says

  • Scientists Launch Project to Map Every Cell in Human Body
    (14-Oct-2016)
    The hope is to revolutionize how diseases are diagnosed and treated

  • Heart Surgery Devices May Have Been Contaminated: CDC
    (13-Oct-2016)
    Patients who experience night sweats, fever, weight loss, fatigue, muscle aches should seek medical care

  • 'Doc, This Election's Killing Me!'
    (13-Oct-2016)
    More than half of Americans report stress as Clinton, Trump battle for the White House

  • Can Hormonal Rx for Prostate Cancer Raise Dementia Risk?
    (13-Oct-2016)
    Study found chances doubled, but did not prove androgen deprivation caused damage to brain

  • Heart Surgery Devices May Have Been Contaminated: CDC
    (13-Oct-2016)
    Patients who experience night sweats, fever, weight loss, fatigue, muscle aches should seek medical care

  • Brain Chips Help Paralyzed Man Regain Sense of Touch Using Robotic Arm
    (13-Oct-2016)
    With implants, he also felt some sensation in his own fingers

  • Global Efforts to Combat TB Epidemic Falling Short
    (13-Oct-2016)
    Many people still lack access to effective diagnosis and treatments, WHO report shows

  • Scientists Map DNA of Zika Virus From Semen
    (13-Oct-2016)
    It's another step in trying to understand the germ linked to severe birth defects worldwide

  • Migration Helps Spread Bird Flu Worldwide
    (13-Oct-2016)
    Scientists recommend keeping wild birds away from poultry farms

  • Monkey Study Hints at Drug-Free Suppression of HIV
    (13-Oct-2016)
    Initial safety studies are under way, though it's not yet clear if the treatment will be effective in people

  • Heart Surgery Devices May Have Been Contaminated: CDC
    (13-Oct-2016)
    Patients who experience night sweats, fever, weight loss, fatigue, muscle aches should seek medical care

  • 'Doc, This Election's Killing Me!'
    (13-Oct-2016)
    More than half of Americans report stress as Clinton, Trump battle for the White House

  • Health Highlights: Oct. 13, 2016
    (13-Oct-2016)
    • DEA Halts Move to Ban Controversial Herbal Kratom
    • Deaths Lead to FDA Investigation of Homeopathic Teething Products
    • New Law Mandates Diaper Changing Facilities in Men's Restrooms in Federal Buildings

  • Breast Cancer Deaths Continue to Decline in U.S.
    (13-Oct-2016)
    And the disparity between black and white women is narrowing, CDC says

  • Brain Chips Help Paralyzed Man Regain Sense of Touch Using Robotic Arm
    (13-Oct-2016)
    With implants, he also felt some sensation in his own fingers

  • Monkey Study Hints at Drug-Free Suppression of HIV
    (13-Oct-2016)
    Initial safety studies are under way, though it's not yet clear if the treatment will be effective in people

  • Global Efforts to Combat TB Epidemic Falling Short
    (13-Oct-2016)
    Many people still lack access to effective diagnosis and treatments, WHO report shows

  • Global Efforts to Combat TB Epidemic Falling Short
    (13-Oct-2016)
    Many people still lack access to effective diagnosis and treatments, WHO report shows

  • Heart Surgery Devices May Have Been Contaminated: CDC
    (13-Oct-2016)
    Patients who experience night sweats, fever, weight loss, fatigue, muscle aches should seek medical care

  • Smartphone Device Detects Undiagnosed Irregular Heartbeat
    (13-Oct-2016)
    Cardiologists say more research needed before mass screening for atrial fibrillation can be justified

  • Brain Chips Help Paralyzed Man Regain Sense of Touch Using Robotic Arm
    (13-Oct-2016)
    With implants, he also felt some sensation in his own fingers

  • Heart Surgery Devices May Have Been Contaminated: CDC
    (13-Oct-2016)
    Patients who experience night sweats, fever, weight loss, fatigue, muscle aches should seek medical care

  • How to Guard Against Deadly Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
    (12-Oct-2016)
    Start by installing detectors on every floor of your home, and know what to do if they sound

  • When Complications Arise, Some Hospitals Get Paid a Lot More
    (12-Oct-2016)
    But higher Medicare payments don't reflect better patient outcomes, study says

  • Researchers Pinpoint More Genes Linked to Vitiligo
    (12-Oct-2016)
    Genetic clues to this autoimmune disease could lead to breakthroughs for related disorders, researchers say

  • How to Guard Against Deadly Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
    (12-Oct-2016)
    Start by installing detectors on every floor of your home, and know what to do if they sound

  • Health Highlights: Oct. 12, 2016
    (12-Oct-2016)
    • Blue Bell Ice Cream Products With Cookie Dough Recalled
    • Hospitals Concerned About Rising Drug Prices
    • Human Rights Groups Call for Decriminalization of all Illicit Drugs

  • Freeze Therapy: An Alternative to Breast Cancer Surgery?
    (12-Oct-2016)
    Cryoablation looks promising for small tumors, doctors say

  • How to Guard Against Deadly Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
    (12-Oct-2016)
    Start by installing detectors on every floor of your home, and know what to do if they sound

  • How to Guard Against Deadly Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
    (12-Oct-2016)
    Start by installing detectors on every floor of your home, and know what to do if they sound

  • When Complications Arise, Some Hospitals Get Paid a Lot More
    (12-Oct-2016)
    But higher Medicare payments don't reflect better patient outcomes, study says

  • For Medical Diagnoses, Doctors Still Trounce Computers
    (11-Oct-2016)
    Popular symptom checkers were half as accurate in comparison study

  • Health Tip: Keep Kids Healthy Around Classroom Pets
    (11-Oct-2016)
    Here are experts' suggestions

  • Leave Those Raking Injuries Behind
    (11-Oct-2016)
    Stretch first, pace yourself and remember to stay well-hydrated

  • For Medical Diagnoses, Doctors Still Trounce Computers
    (11-Oct-2016)
    Popular symptom checkers were half as accurate in comparison study

  • Health Highlights: Oct. 11, 2016
    (11-Oct-2016)
    • St. Jude Medical Warns of Defibrillator Battery Problems
    • U.S. Ranks 32nd Out of 144 Countries in Report on Girls
    • Mumps Outbreak in Arkansas
    • Countries Should Use Taxes to Hike Prices of Sugary Drinks: WHO

  • Mars-Bound Astronauts Could Face Dementia Risk, Study Contends
    (11-Oct-2016)
    Research with rodents suggests injury to brain from cosmic rays

  • Mars-Bound Astronauts Could Face Dementia Risk, Study Contends
    (11-Oct-2016)
    Research with rodents suggests injury to brain from cosmic rays

  • Undiagnosed Eye Problems Pose Risks for Migrant Farm Workers
    (10-Oct-2016)
    Despite impairments, 7 out of 10 workers said they had never had a vision exam

  • Study Finds Fault With ICU Treatment of Dementia Patients
    (10-Oct-2016)
    Hospitals put too many on ventilators, adding to their suffering and treatment costs, researchers say

  • Cost of Breast Cancer Chemo Varies Widely in U.S.
    (10-Oct-2016)
    Lower-priced options could save patients thousands of dollars, researchers say

  • Study Finds Fault With ICU Treatment of Dementia Patients
    (10-Oct-2016)
    Hospitals put too many on ventilators, adding to their suffering and treatment costs, researchers say

  • If Patient in the Hospital Bed Before You Got Antibiotics -- Take Heed
    (10-Oct-2016)
    Researchers find an association with C. difficile infection

  • Study Finds Fault With ICU Treatment of Dementia Patients
    (10-Oct-2016)
    Hospitals put too many on ventilators, adding to their suffering and treatment costs, researchers say

  • If Patient in the Hospital Bed Before You Got Antibiotics -- Take Heed
    (10-Oct-2016)
    Researchers find an association with C. difficile infection

  • A Guide to Coping With Corns and Calluses
    (10-Oct-2016)
    Common foot problem can be unsightly, painful and, for some people, dangerous, doctors say

  • Health Highlights: Oct. 10, 2016
    (10-Oct-2016)
    • U.S. Health, Medical Groups Receiving Sponsorships from Soda Makers
    • Nestle Recalls Ice Cream Drumsticks Due to Listeria Fears
    • Reports Highlight Substandard Care at Native American Hospitals
    • Hurricane Matthew May Temporarily Reduce Zika Threat in Florida

  • 6 Keys to a Safe, Allergy-Free Halloween
    (10-Oct-2016)
    These tips can ease parents' worries and help kids with food allergies or asthma enjoy the holiday

  • Even Incomplete Steroid Treatment Helps Preemies: Study
    (10-Oct-2016)
    Fewer deaths, complications for babies born extremely early

  • Back Surgery Doesn't Knock All NFL Players Out of the Game: Study
    (09-Oct-2016)
    Nearly two-thirds of players continue to perform after spinal disc operation, researchers find

  • Like People, Power Tools Need Checkups
    (08-Oct-2016)
    Electrical cords should be free of cracks or cuts, safety experts advise

  • Like People, Power Tools Need Checkups
    (08-Oct-2016)
    Electrical cords should be free of cracks or cuts, safety experts advise

  • Study IDs Effective Rx for Burned-Out Doctors
    (07-Oct-2016)
    Shorter workdays, stress-management training can help the more than half of U.S. physicians affected

  • Most Low-Income Dads Stay Involved With Their Kids: Study
    (07-Oct-2016)
    Working hours may limit parent-child time, but these men aren't 'deadbeat dads,' research finds

  • Matthew Battering Florida Coast
    (07-Oct-2016)
    Storm surge a big concern, officials say

  • Study IDs Effective Rx for Burned-Out Doctors
    (07-Oct-2016)
    Shorter workdays, stress-management training can help the more than half of U.S. physicians affected

  • Study IDs Effective Rx for Burned-Out Doctors
    (07-Oct-2016)
    Shorter workdays, stress-management training can help the more than half of U.S. physicians affected

  • Study Suggests Genetic Link to Middle Ear Infections
    (07-Oct-2016)
    They're the No. 1 reason kids get antibiotics, and finding could point to better treatments, researchers say

  • Health Highlights: Oct. 7, 2016
    (07-Oct-2016)
    • Naked Juice Sued Over Labeling
    • Swedish Woman Had Baby With Mother's Womb
    • Lil' Luxuries Infant Bathtubs Recalled

  • How to Help Keep Your Kids Safe This Fall
    (07-Oct-2016)
    Remind children to take precautions at dusk to make sure they are visible to cars

  • Matthew Battering Florida Coast
    (07-Oct-2016)
    Storm surge a big concern, officials say

  • Steep Rise in Price of Older Cancer Drugs
    (06-Oct-2016)
    Heavy toll of out-of-pocket spending might have some patients skipping meds, researchers warn

  • Your Post-Heart Attack Survival May Depend on Choice of Hospital
    (06-Oct-2016)
    Patients treated at hospitals with better track records gained additional year of life, study finds

  • Having Battered Bahamas, Hurricane Matthew Bears Down on Florida
    (06-Oct-2016)
    FEMA offers guidance on how to prepare for the huge storm; more than 2 million people urged to leave their homes

  • Don't Let the Change of Seasons Put You at Risk
    (06-Oct-2016)
    Editors of Farmers Almanac say fall's shorter days, fickle weather can bring unwelcome surprises

  • Your Post-Heart Attack Survival May Depend on Choice of Hospital
    (06-Oct-2016)
    Patients treated at hospitals with better track records gained additional year of life, study finds

  • Older Surgery Patients Should Be Screened for Frailty: Study
    (06-Oct-2016)
    Warning signs such as exhaustion increase the risk for bad outcomes, researchers find

  • Health Highlights: Oct. 6, 2016
    (06-Oct-2016)
    • Shift Work Does Not Increase Breast Cancer Risk: Study
    • Double Arm Transplant for U.S. Marine
    • Controversial Blood Testing Company Closes Labs

  • Don't Let the Change of Seasons Put You at Risk
    (06-Oct-2016)
    Editors of Farmers Almanac say fall's shorter days, fickle weather can bring unwelcome surprises

  • Don't Let the Change of Seasons Put You at Risk
    (06-Oct-2016)
    Editors of Farmers Almanac say fall's shorter days, fickle weather can bring unwelcome surprises

  • Older Surgery Patients Should Be Screened for Frailty: Study
    (06-Oct-2016)
    Warning signs such as exhaustion increase the risk for bad outcomes, researchers find

  • Don't Let the Change of Seasons Put You at Risk
    (06-Oct-2016)
    Editors of Farmers Almanac say fall's shorter days, fickle weather can bring unwelcome surprises

  • Better Job Prospects When Young May Pay Off in Better Health
    (05-Oct-2016)
    County-by-county study finds improved physical, mental well-being with career advancement

  • Zika Connection to Rare Nerve Disorder Bolstered by Study
    (05-Oct-2016)
    Virus detected in body fluids of Colombians with Guillain-Barre syndrome

  • How One Clinic Got a Big Boost in HPV Vaccination Rates
    (05-Oct-2016)
    The cervical cancer vaccine was treated as just another scheduled shot

  • Better Job Prospects When Young May Pay Off in Better Health
    (05-Oct-2016)
    County-by-county study finds improved physical, mental well-being with career advancement

  • Hurricane Matthew Takes Aim at Florida
    (05-Oct-2016)
    Federal agencies offer advice on how to prepare for possible impact of dangerous storm

  • DEA Puts Quota on Production of Opioid Painkillers
    (05-Oct-2016)
    These potent prescription drugs are helping to fuel addiction crisis in U.S.

  • Measles Outbreak Among Amish Highlights Need for Vaccinations
    (05-Oct-2016)
    Nearly all who were infected had not been vaccinated, researchers say

  • Zika Connection to Rare Nerve Disorder Bolstered by Study
    (05-Oct-2016)
    Virus detected in body fluids of Colombians with Guillain-Barre syndrome

  • Doctors Perform 1st U.S. Living-Donor Uterine Transplant
    (05-Oct-2016)
    Infertility procedure was tried in 4 women but has remained successful in only one, Texas team says

  • Health Highlights: Oct. 5, 2016
    (05-Oct-2016)
    • Good Earth Egg Company Eggs Linked to Salmonella Outbreak

  • A Better Diabetes Test?
    (05-Oct-2016)
    Scientists say their mathematical formula improves accuracy of standard blood screen

  • Health Tip: When Your Child Rides With Someone Else
    (05-Oct-2016)
    Suggestions to keep the youngster safe

  • Exploding E-Cigarettes Sending 'Vapers' to Burn Centers
    (05-Oct-2016)
    Users say they're unaware the lithium batteries are a potential fire hazard

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Corns and Calluses
    (05-Oct-2016)
    What you can do

  • Doctors Perform 1st U.S. Living-Donor Uterine Transplant
    (05-Oct-2016)
    Infertility procedure was tried in 4 women but has remained successful in only one, Texas team says

  • New Clues to Sleeping Sickness
    (04-Oct-2016)
    Disease-causing parasites found on skin of symptomless people

  • 'Paws' for Pet Safety This Fall
    (04-Oct-2016)
    Be wary of potential threats to your furry friends

  • 'Paws' for Pet Safety This Fall
    (04-Oct-2016)
    Be wary of potential threats to your furry friends

  • Health Highlights: Oct. 4, 2016
    (04-Oct-2016)
    • Actor Ben Stiller Reveals Prostate Cancer Diagnosis
    • Insulin Pump Can be Hacked: Johnson & Johnson
    • Cigarette Smoke Toxins Remain in Home Long After Smoker Quits: Study
    • Maine Mussels and Clams Recalled
    • Little Proof Brain-Training Games Are Effective: Review
    • Mylan CEO Misled Congress About EpiPen Profits: Lawmakers

  • Fall Weather Can Be Tricky to Navigate
    (04-Oct-2016)
    Changeable conditions range from hurricanes to flooding, even snow

  • Fall Weather Can Be Tricky to Navigate
    (04-Oct-2016)
    Changeable conditions range from hurricanes to flooding, even snow

  • Delaying Breast Reconstruction After Cancer May Raise Patients' Anxiety
    (04-Oct-2016)
    Coordinating surgeries might reduce levels of distress after mastectomy for breast cancer, researchers say

  • Botox Beats Implant for Urinary Incontinence in Women
    (04-Oct-2016)
    But both have side effects that may affect your choice, researchers say

  • Some Doctors Swayed by Political Beliefs
    (03-Oct-2016)
    Voting issues may affect advice on abortion, guns, marijuana, study finds

  • Hard Times May Exact a Toll on Brain Health
    (03-Oct-2016)
    Poverty seems to dampen mental function and could cause premature brain aging, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Separate Foods
    (03-Oct-2016)
    To prevent cross-contamination

  • Health Highlights: Oct. 3, 2016
    (03-Oct-2016)
    • Japanese Scientist Wins Nobel for Medicine

  • Scare Up Some Halloween Safety
    (01-Oct-2016)
    Teach kids not to look at phone while walking, and to make eye contact with drivers when crossing street

  • A Doctor's Words Key to Whether Child Gets HPV Vaccine
    (30-Sep-2016)
    Parents most receptive to messages about the shot's effectiveness, safety and the cancers it prevents, study finds

  • More Health Care Workers Need Flu Shots: CDC
    (30-Sep-2016)
    Vaccination protects both workers and patients, doctor says

  • Health Tip: Make Sure Eggs Are Thoroughly Cooked
    (30-Sep-2016)
    Tips to help prevent food poisoning

  • 1 in 10 Stroke Rehab Interruptions May Be Preventable
    (30-Sep-2016)
    Dehydration, urinary tract infections force patients to return to hospital, study finds

  • CDC: Pregnant Women Should Avoid Southeast Asia Due to Zika
    (30-Sep-2016)
    Meanwhile, French report shows virus can infect sperm

  • Health Highlights: Sept. 30, 2016
    (30-Sep-2016)
    • Pregnant Women Should Delay Travel to 11 Southeast Asian Countries: CDC
    • Blood Center Abandoned Research Chimps: Critics

  • Encouraging Surgical ICU Patients to Get Moving Pays Off
    (30-Sep-2016)
    They're discharged sooner, become more functional when they leave the hospital, study finds

  • Flagging Flu-Shot Rate Worries CDC
    (29-Sep-2016)
    Decline among vulnerable older adults is of particular concern

  • 2nd Antibiotic Halves C-Section Infection Rate: Study
    (29-Sep-2016)
    Two medications are better than one, researchers say

  • Concern About Dialysis Safety Spurs CDC Action
    (29-Sep-2016)
    Coalition launched to curb treatment-related infections

  • Flagging Flu-Shot Rate Worries CDC
    (29-Sep-2016)
    Decline among vulnerable older adults is of particular concern

  • Health Highlights: Sept. 29, 2016
    (29-Sep-2016)
    • Blood Center Abandoned Research Chimps: Critics
    • LED Streetlights Being Changed After AMA Warning
    • New Rule Protects Nursing Home Residents' Legal Rights
    • Artificial Bone Created by Scientists
    • Supplement Maker Pledges Genetic Tests of Products

  • Cancer Patients in Poorer Countries Often Go Without Radiation
    (29-Sep-2016)
    Half who need the treatment can't get it, study finds

  • 2nd Antibiotic Halves C-Section Infection Rate: Study
    (29-Sep-2016)
    Two medications are better than one, researchers say

  • U.S. Teen Births Hit Another Record Low: CDC
    (28-Sep-2016)
    Less sex, more contraception is the 'magic' formula, experts say

  • Doctors Often Neglect Their Own Mental Health
    (28-Sep-2016)
    Perceived stigma, fear of career repercussions hinder treatment, study suggests

  • FDA's Cancer-Drug Reviewers Often Join Industry Later: Study
    (28-Sep-2016)
    Analysis raises concerns about regulators' ability to serve the public interest, researchers suggest

  • Health Highlights: Sept. 28, 2016
    (28-Sep-2016)
    • Americas Declared Free of Endemic Measles
    • Tyson Chicken Nuggets Recalled

  • FDA's Cancer-Drug Reviewers Often Join Industry Later: Study
    (28-Sep-2016)
    Analysis raises concerns about regulators' ability to serve the public interest, researchers suggest

  • Hurdles Ahead for Zika Vaccine: Experts
    (28-Sep-2016)
    Though there are two promising candidates, testing and manufacturing challenges remain

  • Secondhand Smoke More Insidious Than Thought
    (28-Sep-2016)
    Nonsmokers can be exposed without knowing it, suffer health risks, researchers say

  • Homeless, Mentally Ill Youth Benefit From Housing Program
    (28-Sep-2016)
    Over two years, they had a more stable living situation, researchers report

  • Secondhand Smoke More Insidious Than Thought
    (28-Sep-2016)
    Nonsmokers can be exposed without knowing it, suffer health risks, researchers say

  • FDA Approves 1st 'Artificial Pancreas' for Type 1 Diabetes
    (28-Sep-2016)
    Automated insulin delivery system will ease some of the burden of living with the condition

  • High Utility Bills Strain More Than the Budget
    (27-Sep-2016)
    Study finds they can also trigger anxiety, depression in low-income families

  • Common Culex Mosquitoes Don't Transmit Zika Virus: Study
    (27-Sep-2016)
    These widespread insects do spread West Nile virus and Japanese encephalitis though, researchers say

  • Health Highlights: Sept. 27, 2016
    (27-Sep-2016)
    • E. Coli Worries Trigger Recall of Adams Farm Meat Products

  • Common Culex Mosquitoes Don't Transmit Zika Virus: Study
    (27-Sep-2016)
    These widespread insects do spread West Nile virus and Japanese encephalitis though, researchers say

  • Countless Opioid Pills Unused by Dental-Surgery Patients
    (27-Sep-2016)
    Surplus may contribute to the opioid abuse epidemic, researchers say

  • 'Spare Tire' May Be Tougher on Your Heart Than 'Love Handles'
    (26-Sep-2016)
    Study links deep belly fat to greater odds for cardiovascular risk factors

  • Cancer Treatment More Likely to Leave Blacks in Debt
    (26-Sep-2016)
    Or forego therapies due to cost, study finds

  • Health Highlights: Sept. 26, 2016
    (26-Sep-2016)
    • Golf Icon Arnold Palmer Dies at Age 87

  • More Hispanics Treated at Breast Cancer Center After Obamacare
    (26-Sep-2016)
    Enrollment in clinical trials also increased, study finds

  • New Type of Radiation Treatment May Up Survival for Older Lung Cancer Patients
    (26-Sep-2016)
    2 new studies find benefit to using stereotactic body radiation therapy

  • Many Patients Enter Cancer Trials With Unrealistic Expectations
    (26-Sep-2016)
    Study finding is a red flag, researcher says

  • Smart City Planning Can Cut Deadly Diseases, Improve Air Quality
    (26-Sep-2016)
    Study found big benefit in limiting urban sprawl, encouraging walking and biking

  • Smart City Planning Can Cut Deadly Diseases, Improve Air Quality
    (26-Sep-2016)
    Study found big benefit in limiting urban sprawl, encouraging walking and biking

  • How Older People Can Head Off Dangerous Drug Interactions
    (24-Sep-2016)
    Taking multiple medications and supplements could cause serious problems, FDA warns

  • The 'Love Hormone' May Quiet Tinnitus
    (23-Sep-2016)
    Small, preliminary study suggests oxytocin might ease 'ringing in the ears'

  • Tips for Avoiding Back-to-School Germs, Illnesses
    (23-Sep-2016)
    If kids do get sick, make sure they're fever-free for 24 hours before returning to class

  • Drug-Resistant Germs Thrive in America's Corroding Water Systems
    (23-Sep-2016)
    Bacteria found in plumbing may sicken thousands each year, study suggests

  • Tips for Avoiding Back-to-School Germs, Illnesses
    (23-Sep-2016)
    If kids do get sick, make sure they're fever-free for 24 hours before returning to class

  • New MRSA Strain Found in Denmark
    (23-Sep-2016)
    Researchers believe it was spread through contaminated imported poultry

  • Can Brain 'Pacemaker' Improve Lives of Head Trauma Patients?
    (23-Sep-2016)
    Deep brain stimulation appears to boost function and quality of life, small study finds

  • Health Highlights: Sept. 23, 2016
    (23-Sep-2016)
    • Leprosy Confirmed in Elementary School Student in California

  • Drug-Resistant Germs Thrive in America's Corroding Water Systems
    (23-Sep-2016)
    Bacteria found in plumbing may sicken thousands each year, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Choose the Right Shoes for Sports
    (23-Sep-2016)
    What to look for

  • Can Brain 'Pacemaker' Improve Lives of Head Trauma Patients?
    (23-Sep-2016)
    Deep brain stimulation appears to boost function and quality of life, small study finds

  • 'Medical Tattoos' Help Hide Surgical Scars
    (23-Sep-2016)
    Pigments can restore more natural appearance that patients are happy with, study finds

  • Falls a Growing and Deadly Threat for Older Americans
    (22-Sep-2016)
    They cause millions of injuries and soaring health care costs, CDC report shows

  • Health Insurance Hikes Ease But Workers Pay a Price, Survey Finds
    (22-Sep-2016)
    To shave premium costs, many employees are picking plans with higher deductibles

  • Falls a Growing and Deadly Threat for Older Americans
    (22-Sep-2016)
    They cause millions of injuries and soaring health care costs, CDC report shows

  • Health Insurance Hikes Ease But Workers Pay a Price, Survey Finds
    (22-Sep-2016)
    To shave premium costs, many employees are picking plans with higher deductibles

  • Arthritis Drug May Help With Type of Hair Loss
    (22-Sep-2016)
    Researchers saw regrowth in patients with the autoimmune disease alopecia areata

  • Falls a Growing and Deadly Threat for Older Americans
    (22-Sep-2016)
    They cause millions of injuries and soaring health care costs, CDC report shows

  • Health Highlights: Sept. 22, 2016
    (22-Sep-2016)
    • U.S. Maternal Mortality Rates Rise While Global Rates Drop
    • Blue Bell Cookie Dough Ice Cream Recalled
    • Facebook's Zuckerberg to Spend $3B to Fight Disease

  • Health Tip: Stay Safe on a Motorcycle
    (22-Sep-2016)
    Choose appropriate gear

  • Daily Baths Not a Must for Kids
    (21-Sep-2016)
    Most under the age of 11 are fine with two to three washings a week, dermatologist says

  • Organ Transplants Linked to Higher Skin Cancer Risk
    (21-Sep-2016)
    Experts say all recipients should have full-body skin evaluations after transplant surgery

  • Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea a Growing U.S. Threat: CDC
    (21-Sep-2016)
    But new drug shows promise against sexually transmitted disease in early trials

  • Organ Transplants Linked to Higher Skin Cancer Risk
    (21-Sep-2016)
    Experts say all recipients should have full-body skin evaluations after transplant surgery

  • Cat Scratch Can Sometimes Lead to Serious Illness: CDC
    (21-Sep-2016)
    But there's no need to banish your feline friend -- just send fleas packing instead

  • Health Highlights: Sept. 21, 2016
    (21-Sep-2016)
    • Facebook's Zuckerberg to Spend $3B to Fight Disease

  • More Breast Cancer Patients Should Consider Radiation, New Guidelines Say
    (21-Sep-2016)
    Mastectomy patients with small tumors, fewer lymph nodes involved, benefit from the therapy, cancer experts agree

  • Alcoholics May Lack Key Enzyme
    (21-Sep-2016)
    Rat study suggests PRDM2 helps the brain control impulses to drink

  • Drug Shows Promise Against MS in Mouse Study
    (21-Sep-2016)
    Laquinimod seemed to slow progression of the neurological disorder, but human trials needed

  • Health Tip: Climb a Ladder Safely
    (21-Sep-2016)
    Suggestions for proper use

  • More Breast Cancer Patients Should Consider Radiation, New Guidelines Say
    (21-Sep-2016)
    Mastectomy patients with small tumors, fewer lymph nodes involved, benefit from the therapy, cancer experts agree

  • Think Telecommuting's the Way to Go? Maybe Not for the Boss
    (20-Sep-2016)
    It may limit a supervisor's ability to lead co-workers, study finds

  • Think Telecommuting's the Way to Go? Maybe Not for the Boss
    (20-Sep-2016)
    It may limit a supervisor's ability to lead co-workers, study finds

  • Smoking Leaves Lasting Marks on DNA: Study
    (20-Sep-2016)
    Changes related to disease found in more than 7,000 genes, though many 'recover' five years after quitting

  • Health Tip: Be Open With Your Doctor
    (20-Sep-2016)
    Information you should share

  • Annual Checkups Are Becoming Wellness Visits
    (20-Sep-2016)
    Appointment may include review of family history, lifestyle and medications, doctor says

  • More Must Be Done to Fight 'Superbugs': U.S. Gov't Report
    (20-Sep-2016)
    Infectious disease experts say multipronged approach is needed

  • Close Bond Between Kids, Parents Has Long-Term Health Benefits
    (20-Sep-2016)
    Childhood mistreatment offsets the advantages of growing up in a well-off home, research shows

  • Early Introduction of Eggs, Peanuts May Cut Kids' Allergy Risk: Study
    (20-Sep-2016)
    Allergy specialist suggests existing guidelines on introducing foods may be outdated

  • Shedding Light on Low Male Libido
    (20-Sep-2016)
    In small study, half-hour of bright light each morning boosted testosterone levels, sexual satisfaction

  • Even at Cancer Centers, Finding Relief for Pain Can Be Tough
    (20-Sep-2016)
    'Mystery shopper' study shows staff at 1 in 10 facilities gave people misinformation on palliative care services

  • More Must Be Done to Fight 'Superbugs': U.S. Gov't Report
    (20-Sep-2016)
    Infectious disease experts say multipronged approach is needed

  • Early Introduction of Eggs, Peanuts May Cut Kids' Allergy Risk: Study
    (20-Sep-2016)
    Allergy specialist suggests existing guidelines on introducing foods may be outdated

  • Another Mosquito-Borne Virus Moves North From the Amazon
    (20-Sep-2016)
    Mayaro virus is spotted for first time in Haiti, and researchers say it's a 'concern'

  • Think Telecommuting's the Way to Go? Maybe Not for the Boss
    (20-Sep-2016)
    It may limit a supervisor's ability to lead co-workers, study finds

  • Health Highlights: Sept. 20, 2016
    (20-Sep-2016)
    • Eggo Waffles Recalled Due to Potential Listeria

  • Another Mosquito-Borne Virus Moves North From the Amazon
    (20-Sep-2016)
    Mayaro virus is spotted for first time in Haiti, and researchers say it's a 'concern'

  • CDC: Too Many Antibiotics Still Being Prescribed in U.S.
    (19-Sep-2016)
    United Nations to discuss duel problems -- overuse and lack of access

  • CDC Ends Zika Travel Advisory for Miami Neighborhood
    (19-Sep-2016)
    Pregnant women still urged to protect themselves from mosquito bites

  • CDC: Too Many Antibiotics Still Being Prescribed in U.S.
    (19-Sep-2016)
    United Nations to discuss duel problems -- overuse and lack of access

  • Carrot-Stick Approach: A Way to Get Folks to Eat More Veggies, Fruits
    (19-Sep-2016)
    Study of financial incentives for healthful eating also banned payments for sugary foods, sodas

  • CDC: Too Many Antibiotics Still Being Prescribed in U.S.
    (19-Sep-2016)
    United Nations to discuss duel problems -- overuse and lack of access

  • Internet Addiction May Be Red Flag for Other Mental Health Issues: Study
    (19-Sep-2016)
    Over-reliance on the Web might be linked to depression, anxiety and impulsivity, researchers report

  • For College Freshmen, Four-Legged Friends Chase Away Homesickness
    (19-Sep-2016)
    Dog therapy helps boost students' life satisfaction, researchers say

  • Health Highlights: Sept. 19, 2016
    (19-Sep-2016)
    • U.S. Pushes for Quicker Sharing of Medical Research

  • Suicide Can Strike Children as Young as 5: Study
    (19-Sep-2016)
    Overall numbers are low, but researchers say prevention efforts are needed

  • 2 of 3 Parents Want Schools to Expand Health Education
    (19-Sep-2016)
    Survey shows many want kids to be taught about managing stress, depression and bullying

  • H1N1 'Swine Flu' Vaccine Unlikely to Raise Birth Defect Risk
    (19-Sep-2016)
    Swedish study finds that babies born to women who got the shot had no overall higher odds

  • CDC: Too Many Antibiotics Still Being Prescribed in U.S.
    (19-Sep-2016)
    United Nations to discuss duel problems -- overuse and lack of access

  • Not All Dogs Are Man's (or Kids') Best Friend
    (17-Sep-2016)
    Study suggests young children need to be told they shouldn't approach a scared dog

  • For Kids Playing Pokemon Go, Catch These Safety Tips
    (16-Sep-2016)
    Pediatrics group praises physical activity but warns game could be a dangerous distraction

  • For Kids Playing Pokemon Go, Catch These Safety Tips
    (16-Sep-2016)
    Pediatrics group praises physical activity but warns game could be a dangerous distraction

  • More Evidence That Zika Causes Microcephaly
    (16-Sep-2016)
    Study of Brazilian newborns spots virus far more frequently in blood tests of babies with the birth defect

  • Health Highlights: Sept. 16, 2016
    (16-Sep-2016)
    • U.S. Pushes for Quicker Sharing of Medical Research
    • Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease Outbreak at Florida State University

  • 31 Million Older Americans Aren't Getting Enough Exercise
    (15-Sep-2016)
    Inactivity boosts their risk for falls, broken bones, serious disease and early death, CDC warns

  • Health Tip: Install Smoke Detectors at Home
    (15-Sep-2016)
    And test them regularly

  • Zika Found in Eye Fluid in Study
    (15-Sep-2016)
    Virus may stay in urine, saliva longer, but corneal transplants may pose transmission risk, researchers say

  • Health Highlights: Sept. 15, 2016
    (15-Sep-2016)
    • NFL Pledges $100 Million to Fight Concussions
    • Black Doctors Urge President Obama to Ban Menthol Cigarettes

  • Brains of 'Super-Agers' Look Decades Younger
    (14-Sep-2016)
    Regions of mentally sharp older folks don't shrink like their peers with memory loss do, study finds

  • Minorities Less Likely to Get Clot-Clearing Stroke Drug
    (14-Sep-2016)
    But study couldn't determine why white male patients were more likely to get tPA in hospital

  • Health Highlights: Sept. 14, 2016
    (14-Sep-2016)
    • Scientists Create Baby Mice With Sperm Alone

  • Minorities Less Likely to Get Clot-Clearing Stroke Drug
    (14-Sep-2016)
    But study couldn't determine why white male patients were more likely to get tPA in hospital

  • Prostate Cancer Treatments: Different Choices for Different Men
    (14-Sep-2016)
    Survival rates are all high, but watchful waiting is linked to some cancer spread, British study reports

  • Experimental Shingles Vaccine Looks Quite Effective: Study
    (14-Sep-2016)
    Found to protect about 90 percent of adults age 70 and up

  • 45 Potential Toxins Found in Household Dust
    (14-Sep-2016)
    Chemicals come from everyday products such as furniture, carpeting, electronics and toys, researchers say

  • Bodybuilders' Steroid Abuse Linked to Pre-Diabetic Condition
    (14-Sep-2016)
    Misuse of these drugs may interfere with how the body uses the hormone insulin, research shows

  • Laser Device Approved for Nearsightedness
    (14-Sep-2016)
    Surgery permanently reshapes eye's cornea

  • Prostate Cancer Treatments: Different Choices for Different Men
    (14-Sep-2016)
    Survival rates are all high, but watchful waiting is linked to some cancer spread, British study reports

  • 1 in 4 Medicare Patients Uses Blood Pressure Meds Incorrectly
    (13-Sep-2016)
    The lifesaving drugs 'only work if they are taken,' CDC director says

  • Psychiatric Patients Face Longer Waits in ER
    (13-Sep-2016)
    And they're more likely to be transferred without getting treatment, study finds

  • Psychiatric Patients Face Longer Waits in ER
    (13-Sep-2016)
    And they're more likely to be transferred without getting treatment, study finds

  • Makeup of Germs in Newborn's Gut May Triple Allergy, Asthma Risk
    (13-Sep-2016)
    Study finds abnormality present in 10 percent of kids seems to undermine immune function

  • Health Highlights: Sept. 13, 2016
    (13-Sep-2016)
    • Medical Board Charges Controversial Pediatrician With Negligence

  • Pilots on Insulin Therapy Can Safely Fly Commercial Planes: Study
    (13-Sep-2016)
    But they must check blood sugar before and during flights, regulations say

  • Pilots on Insulin Therapy Can Safely Fly Commercial Planes: Study
    (13-Sep-2016)
    But they must check blood sugar before and during flights, regulations say

  • Seniors Not Scared of Social Media After All
    (12-Sep-2016)
    Study also finds using it helps them feel less isolated, may boost their health

  • Rate of Youth Soccer Injuries More Than Doubled in 25 Years
    (12-Sep-2016)
    Concussion rate jumped almost 1,600 percent in same time period, study found

  • Seniors Not Scared of Social Media After All
    (12-Sep-2016)
    Study also finds using it helps them feel less isolated, may boost their health

  • Health Highlights: Sept. 12, 2016
    (12-Sep-2016)
    • Hillary Clinton Treated for Pneumonia

  • Seniors Not Scared of Social Media After All
    (12-Sep-2016)
    Study also finds using it helps them feel less isolated, may boost their health

  • What New Moms Need to Know About Pumping Breast Milk
    (11-Sep-2016)
    Use these safety tips to protect your baby from disease-causing germs

  • What New Moms Need to Know About Pumping Breast Milk
    (11-Sep-2016)
    Use these safety tips to protect your baby from disease-causing germs

  • Health Highlights: Sept. 11, 2016
    (11-Sep-2016)
    • Hillary Clinton Treated for Pneumonia

  • What New Moms Need to Know About Pumping Breast Milk
    (11-Sep-2016)
    Use these safety tips to protect your baby from disease-causing germs

  • Child Health Improves When Caregivers Get One-on-One Help
    (09-Sep-2016)
    Family 'navigators' provide resources to help with basic needs, such as food, housing and utilities

  • CDC's Frieden: We're Nearly Out of Money to Fight Zika
    (09-Sep-2016)
    He urges Congress to allocate more funding to combat the virus that causes severe birth defects

  • Anti-Inflammatory Agent in Cord Blood Shows Promise in Mice
    (09-Sep-2016)
    Researchers say findings point toward possible new treatments for sepsis

  • CDC's Frieden: We're Nearly Out of Money to Fight Zika
    (09-Sep-2016)
    He urges Congress to allocate more funding to combat the virus that causes severe birth defects

  • Health Highlights: Sept. 9, 2016
    (09-Sep-2016)
    • Aerial Spraying for Zika in Miami Area Occurs Despite Health Concerns
    • Benefits of Statins Underestimated: Review
    • Egyptian Strawberries Linked to Hepatitis A Outbreak in 7 States

  • Child Health Improves When Caregivers Get One-on-One Help
    (09-Sep-2016)
    Family 'navigators' provide resources to help with basic needs, such as food, housing and utilities

  • Connecticut Toddler Latest U.S. Case of 'Superbug'
    (09-Sep-2016)
    But like 3 other infections reported earlier, it did not spread beyond the original patient

  • Connecticut Toddler Latest U.S. Case of 'Superbug'
    (09-Sep-2016)
    But like 3 other infections reported earlier, it did not spread beyond the original patient

  • What's Regular Exercise Worth? Maybe $2,500 Per Year
    (08-Sep-2016)
    That's how much a new study says the average adult with heart disease might save in health care costs

  • Surgery at High-Quality Hospitals a Money-Saver for Medicare
    (08-Sep-2016)
    Savings is more than $2,000 per person, study finds

  • Health Tip: Recognize Overuse Injuries in Kids
    (08-Sep-2016)
    What to look for

  • The Football Injuries Most Likely to End an NFL Career
    (08-Sep-2016)
    Study found tendon, ligament troubles are hardest to recover from

  • Concussion Video Kicks Off NFL Season
    (08-Sep-2016)
    Sent to every player, it describes return-to-play rules and how to recognize when to seek help

  • Health Highlights: Sept. 8, 2016
    (08-Sep-2016)
    • Egyptian Strawberries Linked to Hepatitis A Outbreak in Seven States
    • Cancer 'Moonshot' Priorities Outlined in New Report
    • U.S. Senate Panel Will Examine EpiPen Price Hike

  • Surgery at High-Quality Hospitals a Money-Saver for Medicare
    (08-Sep-2016)
    Savings is more than $2,000 per person, study finds

  • Removing Part of Skull After Severe Head Injury Brings Mixed Results
    (08-Sep-2016)
    More patients survived, but more were in vegetative state, and little difference was seen in long-term disability

  • Congress Can't Agree on Additional Funding to Fight Zika
    (07-Sep-2016)
    Health officials say the money is needed as more infections are reported in Florida

  • Are Birth Control Pills Tied to Decline in Ovarian Cancer Deaths?
    (07-Sep-2016)
    Rates down 16 percent in U.S., 8 percent in Canada, and 10 percent in Europe over a decade: study

  • New Biologic Drug Tackles Hard-to-Control Asthma
    (07-Sep-2016)
    Benralizumab significantly cuts respiratory attacks, two trials show

  • Congress Can't Agree on Additional Funding to Fight Zika
    (07-Sep-2016)
    Health officials say the money is needed as more infections are reported in Florida

  • Cord-Blood Transplants Show Promise in Leukemia Treatment
    (07-Sep-2016)
    Donors and recipients don't need to be a perfect match, researcher says

  • Health Highlights: Sept. 7, 2016
    (07-Sep-2016)
    • Two Suspected Leprosy Cases in L.A.-Area School
    • Paperwork Consumes Half of Doctors' Time: Study

  • For Those With Sleep Apnea, Maybe It's Time for a Driving Test
    (07-Sep-2016)
    Researchers hope to ID those with higher crash risk due to fatigue

  • U.N. Tightens Safe Sex Guidelines for Visitors to Zika Zones
    (06-Sep-2016)
    Male and female travelers, with or without symptoms, should practice safe sex or abstinence for 6 months after return

  • E-Records a Grind for Many Doctors
    (06-Sep-2016)
    And this may contribute to physician burnout, study suggests

  • Fans May Not Be Cool Choice for the Elderly
    (06-Sep-2016)
    Heart rate, core body temperature rose more with fan use than without in 108 degree heat, study finds

  • Zika Infection Found in Eyes of Mice
    (06-Sep-2016)
    Discovery may explain why virus can cause serious vision problems in people, but more research is needed

  • U.N. Tightens Safe Sex Guidelines for Visitors to Zika Zones
    (06-Sep-2016)
    Male and female travelers, with or without symptoms, should practice safe sex or abstinence for 6 months after return

  • Health Highlights: Sept. 6, 2016
    (06-Sep-2016)
    • Asher's Chocolate Products Recalled
    • World's First Face Transplant Patient Dies
    • Powerful Animal Drug Linked to Spike in Overdoses in Cincinnati
    • High Levels of Toxic Smog Particles Found in Human Brains
    • Vitamin D Reduces Severe Asthma Attacks

  • Zika Infection Found in Eyes of Mice
    (06-Sep-2016)
    Discovery may explain why virus can cause serious vision problems in people, but more research is needed

  • Few Young U.S. Burn Patients Transferred to Specialized Centers
    (05-Sep-2016)
    Researchers call for clearer guidelines on treatment, follow-up

  • Few Young U.S. Burn Patients Transferred to Specialized Centers
    (05-Sep-2016)
    Researchers call for clearer guidelines on treatment, follow-up

  • Kids Make Better Food Choices Online Than in School Lunch Lines
    (03-Sep-2016)
    Study found some high-tech help brings balance to kids' plates, but do they eat it?

  • Kids Make Better Food Choices Online Than in School Lunch Lines
    (03-Sep-2016)
    Study found some high-tech help brings balance to kids' plates, but do they eat it?

  • Kids Make Better Food Choices Online Than in School Lunch Lines
    (03-Sep-2016)
    Study found some high-tech help brings balance to kids' plates, but do they eat it?

  • CDC Awards $2.4M to 5 Locales to Fight Zika
    (02-Sep-2016)
    The goal: To assist in monitoring and dealing with Zika-related birth defects

  • Doctors' Decision-Making Tool Could Cut Unnecessary Antibiotic Use
    (02-Sep-2016)
    A drop of about 10 percent is possible, study authors suggest

  • For Pot Smokers, Ambition May Go Up in Smoke
    (02-Sep-2016)
    But the effect only happens when people are high and doesn't persist, British researchers contend

  • 6th-Century Skeletons Shed Light on Deadly Plague Outbreaks
    (02-Sep-2016)
    As plague threat re-emerges, gene studies say same germ also caused Black Death of the 1300s

  • FDA Cracks Down on Antibacterial Soaps
    (02-Sep-2016)
    Says the products are no better than traditional soap, and may pose risk of bacterial resistance

  • Smokeless Tobacco May Contain Potentially Harmful Bacteria
    (02-Sep-2016)
    Infections, diarrhea and vomiting are possible consequences, FDA expert says

  • Doctors' Decision-Making Tool Could Cut Unnecessary Antibiotic Use
    (02-Sep-2016)
    A drop of about 10 percent is possible, study authors suggest

  • CDC Awards $2.4M to 5 Locales to Fight Zika
    (02-Sep-2016)
    The goal: To assist in monitoring and dealing with Zika-related birth defects

  • Hungry Wolves Take More Risks Than Dogs
    (02-Sep-2016)
    Experiments suggest Fido prefers a reliable source of food

  • Health Highlights: Sept. 2, 2016
    (02-Sep-2016)
    • FDA Oversight of E-Cigarettes Opposed by Tobacco Industry
    • Imported Produce May be Causing Foodborne Illness Increase in Texas
    • HUD Proposes Lower Lead Level Limits for Children
    • New Drug Shows Promise Against Alzheimer's
    • New U.S. Funding to Fight Opioid Abuse

  • 6th-Century Skeletons Shed Light on Deadly Plague Outbreaks
    (02-Sep-2016)
    As plague threat re-emerges, gene studies say same germ also caused Black Death of the 1300s

  • FDA Cracks Down on Antibacterial Soaps
    (02-Sep-2016)
    Says the products are no better than traditional soap, and may pose risk of bacterial resistance

  • 6th-Century Skeletons Shed Light on Deadly Plague Outbreaks
    (02-Sep-2016)
    As plague threat re-emerges, gene studies say same germ also caused Black Death of the 1300s

  • Chickenpox Cases Down 85 Percent Since 2-Dose Vaccine Started: CDC
    (01-Sep-2016)
    Kids 5 to 14 had the biggest drop in illness

  • Strong Link Emerges Between Zika, Spikes in Temporary Paralysis Cases
    (01-Sep-2016)
    Multi-country analysis documents increases in Guillain-Barre syndrome when virus is spreading

  • 3 Zika-Carrying Mosquitoes Found in Florida
    (01-Sep-2016)
    A first for continental U.S.; 95 other tested mosquitoes Zika-free, officials say

  • Injury Risk Spikes While Cancer Patients Seek Diagnosis: Study
    (01-Sep-2016)
    Researchers urge greater prevention of medical and drug therapy complications, accidents and self-harm

  • New Textile Promises Cool Comfort Without Air Conditioning
    (01-Sep-2016)
    Innovative material is based on the same substance in clear, clingy plastic wrap

  • Injury Risk Spikes While Cancer Patients Seek Diagnosis: Study
    (01-Sep-2016)
    Researchers urge greater prevention of medical and drug therapy complications, accidents and self-harm

  • Opioid Abuse Fueling Drug-Related Heart Infections: Study
    (01-Sep-2016)
    Injecting drugs boosts the risk of infective endocarditis

  • Dengue Vaccine Could Make Disease Worse: Study
    (01-Sep-2016)
    World Health Organization recommends using it only in places with widespread transmission

  • Strong Link Emerges Between Zika, Spikes in Temporary Paralysis Cases
    (01-Sep-2016)
    Multi-country analysis documents increases in Guillain-Barre syndrome when virus is spreading

  • 3 Zika-Carrying Mosquitoes Found in Florida
    (01-Sep-2016)
    A first for continental U.S.; 95 other tested mosquitoes Zika-free, officials say

  • Injury Risk Spikes While Cancer Patients Seek Diagnosis: Study
    (01-Sep-2016)
    Researchers urge greater prevention of medical and drug therapy complications, accidents and self-harm

  • Health Highlights: Sept. 1, 2016
    (01-Sep-2016)
    • Imported Produce May be Causing Foodborne Illness Increase in Texas
    • HUD Proposes Lower Lead Level Limits for Children
    • New Drug Shows Promise Against Alzheimer's
    • New U.S. Funding to Fight Opioid Abuse

  • New Textile Promises Cool Comfort Without Air Conditioning
    (01-Sep-2016)
    Innovative material is based on the same substance in clear, clingy plastic wrap

  • Dengue Vaccine Could Make Disease Worse: Study
    (01-Sep-2016)
    World Health Organization recommends using it only in places with widespread transmission

  • Dengue Vaccine Could Make Disease Worse: Study
    (01-Sep-2016)
    World Health Organization recommends using it only in places with widespread transmission

  • Laser Pointers Can Cause Serious Eye Damage in Kids
    (01-Sep-2016)
    Although uncommon, vision impairment from these devices can be permanent, study reports

  • Most Americans Don't Want Tobacco on Drug Store Shelves
    (01-Sep-2016)
    Even half of current smokers think pharmacies should be tobacco-free

  • Smoking Linked to Higher Relapse Risk After Surgery for Crohn's
    (01-Sep-2016)
    Research supports immediate drug treatment after bowel surgery for smokers, but not for nonsmokers

  • New Textile Promises Cool Comfort Without Air Conditioning
    (01-Sep-2016)
    Innovative material is based on the same substance in clear, clingy plastic wrap

  • Health Tip: Practice Safety When Fishing
    (01-Sep-2016)
    Don't forget the life jackets

  • Funds to Fight Zika Nearly Exhausted: CDC
    (31-Aug-2016)
    Mosquito season in Gulf Coast states only half over, officials say

  • Patients May Quickly Lose Beneficial Gut Bacteria in the ICU
    (31-Aug-2016)
    Increased levels of harmful bacteria boost the risk for hospital-acquired infections, researchers say

  • Funds to Fight Zika Nearly Exhausted: CDC
    (31-Aug-2016)
    Mosquito season in Gulf Coast states only half over, officials say

  • Health Highlights: Aug. 31, 2016
    (31-Aug-2016)
    • New Drug Shows Promise Against Alzheimer's
    • New U.S. Funding to Fight Opioid Abuse
    • Country Fresh Recalls Vegetable Products in 9 States

  • Health Tip: Make Yourself Seen When Exercising in the Dark
    (31-Aug-2016)
    Take precautions so you're visible to drivers

  • Patients May Quickly Lose Beneficial Gut Bacteria in the ICU
    (31-Aug-2016)
    Increased levels of harmful bacteria boost the risk for hospital-acquired infections, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Make Yourself Seen When Exercising in the Dark
    (31-Aug-2016)
    Take precautions so you're visible to drivers

  • Patients May Quickly Lose Beneficial Gut Bacteria in the ICU
    (31-Aug-2016)
    Increased levels of harmful bacteria boost the risk for hospital-acquired infections, researchers say

  • Combo Drug for Childhood Asthma Appears Safe in Study
    (31-Aug-2016)
    FDA to review findings, researcher says

  • iPads Calm Surgery-Bound Kids as Well as Sedatives
    (30-Aug-2016)
    Study found equal benefits in easing anxiety

  • Health Tip: Don't Fret About a Fever
    (30-Aug-2016)
    It's not concerning in these scenarios

  • Case Study Links New Neurological Complication to Zika
    (30-Aug-2016)
    Problems with sensory nerves developed in Honduran man with Zika infection, disease experts say

  • Researchers Find Another Way Zika Can Harm Babies
    (30-Aug-2016)
    Close to 6 percent who were diagnosed with microcephaly also had hearing loss

  • Health Highlights: Aug. 30, 2016
    (30-Aug-2016)
    • Country Fresh Recalls Vegetable Products in 9 States
    • Actor Gene Wilder Dies at Age 83
    • Playing With Concussion: Longer Recovery, Poorer Mental Function

  • Contacts May One Day Be Used to Deliver Glaucoma Medication
    (30-Aug-2016)
    Study showed the lenses as effective in monkeys as the standard eye drop treatment

  • Health Tip: Reading the Label on OTC Medications
    (30-Aug-2016)
    Understand what you're reading

  • Health Tip: Reading the Label on OTC Medications
    (30-Aug-2016)
    Understand what you're reading

  • Study Bolsters Role of Angioplasty, Stents in Heart-Attack Survival
    (30-Aug-2016)
    Aggressive interventions play big part in improvements after even 'mild' attacks, U.K. report says

  • Mylan to Offer Generic EpiPen
    (29-Aug-2016)
    Manufacturer responds to mounting criticism about price hikes

  • Mylan to Offer Generic EpiPen
    (29-Aug-2016)
    Manufacturer responds to mounting criticism about price hikes

  • People With Implanted Defibrillators at Higher Car Accident Risk
    (29-Aug-2016)
    Danish study finds 51 percent greater odds, but absolute risk of a crash remains low

  • FDA Recommends All Blood Donations Be Tested for Zika
    (29-Aug-2016)
    Updated guidance provides further protection for U.S. blood supply

  • Risks Spike If Young Athletes Specialize Too Soon
    (29-Aug-2016)
    Pediatricians' group suggests kids play multiple sports

  • People With Implanted Defibrillators at Higher Car Accident Risk
    (29-Aug-2016)
    Danish study finds 51 percent greater odds, but absolute risk of a crash remains low

  • Health Highlights: Aug. 29, 2016
    (29-Aug-2016)
    • Playing With Concussion: Longer Recovery, Poorer Mental Function

  • Fewer Drugs in Pipeline to Treat World's No. 1 Killer
    (29-Aug-2016)
    While number of cancer drugs rose, development of new heart medicines stalled, study finds

  • Experimental Test Detects Parkinson's Disease Earlier
    (29-Aug-2016)
    A quicker diagnosis would allow people to participate in drug trials, researcher says

  • 3 Drugs Identified to Potentially Fight Zika Virus
    (29-Aug-2016)
    But only one is already approved in the United States

  • FDA Recommends All Blood Donations Be Tested for Zika
    (29-Aug-2016)
    Updated guidance provides further protection for U.S. blood supply

  • 3 Drugs Identified to Potentially Fight Zika Virus
    (29-Aug-2016)
    But only one is already approved in the United States

  • People With Implanted Defibrillators at Higher Car Accident Risk
    (29-Aug-2016)
    Danish study finds 51 percent greater odds, but absolute risk of a crash remains low

  • Experimental Test Detects Parkinson's Disease Earlier
    (29-Aug-2016)
    A quicker diagnosis would allow people to participate in drug trials, researcher says

  • Study: Trained Experts Can Spot Breast Cancer in 'Blink of an Eye'
    (29-Aug-2016)
    Skilled radiologists see abnormalities immediately, and researchers want to learn how they do it

  • Sex Partner With No Zika Symptoms Transmits Virus: CDC
    (28-Aug-2016)
    New report also highlights ties between Zika and Guillain-Barre

  • Sex Partner With No Zika Symptoms Transmits Virus: CDC
    (28-Aug-2016)
    New report also highlights ties between Zika and Guillain-Barre

  • 'Good Dog' Usually Does the Trick
    (28-Aug-2016)
    Heap on the praise, not the food, study suggests

  • Health Highlights: Aug. 28, 2016
    (28-Aug-2016)
    • Singapore Reports 40 cases of Local Zika Infection
    • No Olympics-Linked Zika Cases: WHO
    • Mylan Won't Lower EpiPen Price
    • No Hospital Bills for Pulse Nightclub Shooting Survivors
    • Spiked Heroin Suspected in Rash of Overdoses in Indiana and Ohio

  • More Americans Can Afford Medications Under Obamacare: Study
    (26-Aug-2016)
    Improvement seen in all age levels, but millions still struggle with the cost of prescription drugs

  • Health Tip: Keeping Foods Separate During Grilling
    (26-Aug-2016)
    Practices that can help prevent illness

  • First Days of Preseason Practice Pose Big Heat Risks for College Football Players
    (26-Aug-2016)
    Coaches, trainers need to be aware of heat illness symptoms, study suggests

  • Early Virus Raises Asthma Risk in Certain Kids: Study
    (26-Aug-2016)
    Infants with a particular gene variant appear more vulnerable after infection

  • Take Special Care With Hydrogen Peroxide Contact Lens Solution
    (26-Aug-2016)
    Product requires a neutralizing step to prevent stinging, burning, FDA says

  • New Take on Man's Friendship With Fido
    (26-Aug-2016)
    Surprising findings emerge about domestication

  • Health Highlights: Aug. 26, 2016
    (26-Aug-2016)
    • No Olympics-Linked Zika Cases: WHO
    • Mylan Won't Lower EpiPen Price
    • No Hospital Bills for Pulse Nightclub Shooting Survivors
    • Researchers Jump-Start Coma Patient's Brain
    • Historic Face Transplant Transforms Firefighter's Life
    • Spiked Heroin Suspected in Rash of Overdoses in Indiana and Ohio

  • Health Tip: Make Sure Kids' Shoes Fit Well
    (26-Aug-2016)
    Suggestions to keep their feet happy

  • For Uncontrolled Tremor, Ultrasound Instead of Brain Surgery?
    (25-Aug-2016)
    Noninvasive technique helps patients who don't respond to medication, study says

  • Animal Research Yields Clues to Sexual Spread of Zika
    (25-Aug-2016)
    Researchers think vaginal fluid may be ideal breeding ground for the virus, which can cause fetal brain damage

  • New Case of Local Zika Infection Reported in Florida
    (25-Aug-2016)
    Latest one in Palm Beach County brings state total to 43; scientists predict 400 cases by summer's end

  • Health Highlights: Aug. 25, 2016
    (25-Aug-2016)
    • No Hospital Bills for Pulse Nightclub Shooting Survivors
    • Researchers Jump-Start Coma Patient's Brain
    • Historic Face Transplant Transforms Firefighter's Life
    • Spiked Heroin Suspected in Rash of Overdoses in Indiana and Ohio
    • More Nurses in Hospitals Mean Less Restraint Use: Study
    • CDC Provides $6.8 Million More to Fight Zika

  • Coffee Cravings May Spring From Your DNA
    (25-Aug-2016)
    Genes appear to influence how much caffeine you need, researchers find

  • Mideast Violence Erasing Decades of Health Gains
    (25-Aug-2016)
    Declines in life expectancy noted in Syria and other war-torn countries, study says

  • Zika May Persist for Months in Newborns, Study Shows
    (24-Aug-2016)
    Brazilian infant appeared outwardly fine at birth, but neurological troubles arose later

  • Health Highlights: Aug. 24, 2016
    (24-Aug-2016)
    • CDC Provides $6.8 Million More to Fight Zika
    • First Child to Receive Double Hand Transplant Doing Well
    • Florida Teen Makes Rare Recovery From Brain-Eating Amoeba Infection

  • Blood Test Might Someday Predict Your Stroke Risk
    (24-Aug-2016)
    People with high levels of certain 'biomarkers' had significantly higher odds for an attack, study found

  • Cheap Face Masks Little Help Against Air Pollutants
    (24-Aug-2016)
    Scientists say close-fitting surgical styles are a better alternative

  • Cheap Face Masks Little Help Against Air Pollutants
    (24-Aug-2016)
    Scientists say close-fitting surgical styles are a better alternative

  • Could Weight-Loss Surgery Boost Odds of Preemie Birth?
    (24-Aug-2016)
    Monitoring is essential, especially later in pregnancy, study suggests

  • Patent Monopolies Driving High U.S. Drug Prices: Study
    (23-Aug-2016)
    Letting Medicare and Medicaid negotiate pricing would likely help bring costs down, researchers say

  • 'Bagpipe' Lung Infection Kills Piper
    (23-Aug-2016)
    Mold, fungi can collect in wind instruments, researchers explained

  • Scans Show Range of Zika-Linked Infant Brain Defects
    (23-Aug-2016)
    Images of the brains of Brazilian newborns and fetuses suggest the virus affects multiple sites

  • 'Bagpipe' Lung Infection Kills Piper
    (23-Aug-2016)
    Mold, fungi can collect in wind instruments, researchers explained

  • Scans Show Range of Zika-Linked Infant Brain Defects
    (23-Aug-2016)
    Images of the brains of Brazilian newborns and fetuses suggest the virus affects multiple sites

  • Gene Test Might Quickly ID Baby's Infection
    (23-Aug-2016)
    Goal is to distinguish between bacterial, viral illness, researchers say

  • Fast Action Can Prevent Sepsis Death: CDC
    (23-Aug-2016)
    Know the signs of extreme response to infection, consider it a 'medical emergency'

  • Health Highlights: Aug. 23, 2016
    (23-Aug-2016)
    • Florida Teen Makes Rare Recovery From Brain-Eating Amoeba Infection
    • Congress Questioning EpiPen Price Hike
    • Jimmy Carter Thought He Had Just Weeks to Live After Cancer Diagnosis
    • New Process Turns Mice Transparent, Reveals Nervous System

  • ADHD More Often Missed in Minority Kids
    (23-Aug-2016)
    Study found disparities in diagnosis, treatment rates

  • Gene Test Might Quickly ID Baby's Infection
    (23-Aug-2016)
    Goal is to distinguish between bacterial, viral illness, researchers say

  • Climate Change May Prolong Smog Season in Southeast U.S.
    (23-Aug-2016)
    Air quality is becoming more sensitive to the effects of extreme weather, new study finds

  • Climate Change May Prolong Smog Season in Southeast U.S.
    (23-Aug-2016)
    Air quality is becoming more sensitive to the effects of extreme weather, new study finds

  • Fast Action Can Prevent Sepsis Death: CDC
    (23-Aug-2016)
    Know the signs of extreme response to infection, consider it a 'medical emergency'

  • Use of Cancer-Linked Fibroid Device Declines After FDA Warning
    (23-Aug-2016)
    Rate of uterus removals done with power morcellators dropped significantly, study finds

  • Twitter Broadening Discussions About Death, Grief: Study
    (22-Aug-2016)
    Social media broaching once-taboo topics in very public forums, researchers report

  • Teen Cyberbullies More Apt to Be Friends Than Strangers
    (22-Aug-2016)
    Competition for status, hurt feelings over breakups provoke wave of aggression via texts, Facebook

  • Clinton Edges Trump on Health Care, Survey Finds
    (22-Aug-2016)
    But HealthDay/Harris Poll finds support for either candidate in this area is far from overwhelming

  • Twitter Broadening Discussions About Death, Grief: Study
    (22-Aug-2016)
    Social media broaching once-taboo topics in very public forums, researchers report

  • Too Few Female Urologists to Meet Aging Patients' Demand
    (22-Aug-2016)
    Women prefer female doctors, but urology has one of the largest gender gaps in medicine, researchers say

  • Food, Even Water Can Spoil When the Power Goes Out
    (22-Aug-2016)
    A few precautions will help prevent contamination that can make you sick, CDC says

  • Twitter Broadening Discussions About Death, Grief: Study
    (22-Aug-2016)
    Social media broaching once-taboo topics in very public forums, researchers report

  • Teen Cyberbullies More Apt to Be Friends Than Strangers
    (22-Aug-2016)
    Competition for status, hurt feelings over breakups provoke wave of aggression via texts, Facebook

  • Health Highlights: Aug. 22, 2016
    (22-Aug-2016)
    • Federal Transgender Washroom Access Guidelines Blocked by Judge
    • Illicit Fentanyl Found at Prince's Estate
    • Frozen Scallops Linked to Hepatitis A Outbreak
    • Duplicate Health Care Coverage Targeted by Federal Government
    • U.S. Doctor Who Led Global Fight Against Smallpox Dead at Age 87

  • Mouse Study Suggests Stem Cells May Reverse Stroke Damage
    (22-Aug-2016)
    Experimental treatment helped new brain cells grow

  • Food, Even Water Can Spoil When the Power Goes Out
    (22-Aug-2016)
    A few precautions will help prevent contamination that can make you sick, CDC says

  • Food, Even Water Can Spoil When the Power Goes Out
    (22-Aug-2016)
    A few precautions will help prevent contamination that can make you sick, CDC says

  • Food, Even Water Can Spoil When the Power Goes Out
    (22-Aug-2016)
    A few precautions will help prevent contamination that can make you sick, CDC says

  • Kitchen Cooking Burns a Real Danger for Kids
    (19-Aug-2016)
    Establish a 'no kid' zone in part of your kitchen to keep little ones safe

  • Kitchen Cooking Burns a Real Danger for Kids
    (19-Aug-2016)
    Establish a 'no kid' zone in part of your kitchen to keep little ones safe

  • Kitchen Cooking Burns a Real Danger for Kids
    (19-Aug-2016)
    Establish a 'no kid' zone in part of your kitchen to keep little ones safe

  • Health Highlights: Aug. 19, 2016
    (19-Aug-2016)
    • Swine Flu Confirmed in 8 People in Michigan
    • Genetic Test Results for Heart Problem Often Wrong in Blacks: Study
    • FDA Issues Safety Warning About Wen Hair Products

  • Genes Might Explain Hispanics' Added Longevity
    (19-Aug-2016)
    Differences in 'genetic clock' may help them age more slowly than other ethnic groups, study finds

  • Genes Might Explain Hispanics' Added Longevity
    (19-Aug-2016)
    Differences in 'genetic clock' may help them age more slowly than other ethnic groups, study finds

  • Survey Finds Support for Limits on Indoor Tanning
    (19-Aug-2016)
    But young women in Washington, D.C., who use tanning salons oppose a total ban

  • Kitchen Cooking Burns a Real Danger for Kids
    (19-Aug-2016)
    Establish a 'no kid' zone in part of your kitchen to keep little ones safe

  • Steroid Treatments May Boost Preemies' Risk of Eye Problems
    (19-Aug-2016)
    Babies with very low birth weights are often given steroids to improve lung function

  • 10 Easy Ways to Build Activity Into Your Workday Routine
    (18-Aug-2016)
    Sitting at your desk all day increases your risk for heart attack, stroke and even death

  • Zika Kills Vital Nervous System Cells in Adult Mice, Study Finds
    (18-Aug-2016)
    Researchers are investigating why the virus is attracted to neural stem cells in the brain

  • Improper Use of Contact Lenses Can Trigger Serious Eye Damage, CDC Says
    (18-Aug-2016)
    Too often, lens-linked infections lead to corneal scarring and other vision issues, study shows

  • Improper Use of Contact Lenses Can Trigger Serious Eye Damage, CDC Says
    (18-Aug-2016)
    Too often, lens-linked infections lead to corneal scarring and other vision issues, study shows

  • 10 Easy Ways to Build Activity Into Your Workday Routine
    (18-Aug-2016)
    Sitting at your desk all day increases your risk for heart attack, stroke and even death

  • Health Highlights: Aug. 18, 2016
    (18-Aug-2016)
    • McDonalds Withdraws Fitness Trackers From Happy Meals
    • DNA Database Helps Scientists Detect Genetic Errors That Cause Disease
    • FDA Fast-Tracks 'Party Drug' Ketamine as Possible Depression Treatment

  • Zika Kills Vital Nervous System Cells in Adult Mice, Study Finds
    (18-Aug-2016)
    Researchers are investigating why the virus is attracted to neural stem cells in the brain

  • Knee Surgery Rarer, but Problems More Likely, for Minority Patients
    (18-Aug-2016)
    More than 600,000 knee replacements a year are done in U.S.

  • New Moms' Hair Loss Usually Temporary, Expert Says
    (17-Aug-2016)
    Blame falling estrogen levels, and use these expert tips to conceal post-partum shedding

  • Depression Common After Time Spent in ICU
    (17-Aug-2016)
    About one-third of ICU patients suffer psychologically, researchers find

  • Meds May Curb Risky Behaviors for Kids With ADHD
    (17-Aug-2016)
    Study found drug abuse, STDs and injuries were lower among teens who take meds

  • 7 Ways to Avoid Serious Injury From School Sports
    (17-Aug-2016)
    Know how to reduce the risk of getting hurt so you'll be able to help your team compete

  • Health Highlights: Aug. 17, 2016
    (17-Aug-2016)
    • Huge EpiPen Price Increase Puts Some Patients At Risk
    • Emergency Yellow Fever Vaccination for 14 Million People in Africa

  • 7 Ways to Avoid Serious Injury From School Sports
    (17-Aug-2016)
    Know how to reduce the risk of getting hurt so you'll be able to help your team compete

  • Child Dies in Hot Car Almost Once a Week
    (17-Aug-2016)
    Safe Kids Worldwide says little ones' bodies heat up much faster than adults

  • 2 Kids an Hour Hurt in Strollers, Infant Carriers
    (17-Aug-2016)
    About one-third of these were more serious injuries, study finds

  • Don't Lose Sleep Over Screentime at Night
    (16-Aug-2016)
    More exposure to daylight may help people get better shuteye after going online at bedtime, study finds

  • Don't Lose Sleep Over Screentime at Night
    (16-Aug-2016)
    More exposure to daylight may help people get better shuteye after going online at bedtime, study finds

  • Pay Gaps Persist for Female Doctors Across the U.S.: Study
    (16-Aug-2016)
    Medicare reimbursement review finds male specialists earning more

  • Pay Gaps Persist for Female Doctors Across the U.S.: Study
    (16-Aug-2016)
    Medicare reimbursement review finds male specialists earning more

  • Heat Waves Hit Seniors Hardest
    (16-Aug-2016)
    Risk of high-temperature trouble rises with age and chronic health issues, experts warn

  • Fewer Advanced Alzheimer's Patients on Feeding Tubes
    (16-Aug-2016)
    Practice dropped by half over past 15 years, study reports

  • Injuries at Indoor Trampoline Parks Jump
    (16-Aug-2016)
    Researchers say finding shows need for safety standards

  • Don't Lose Sleep Over Screentime at Night
    (16-Aug-2016)
    More exposure to daylight may help people get better shuteye after going online at bedtime, study finds

  • Health Highlights: Aug. 16, 2016
    (16-Aug-2016)
    • Aetna Pulling Back From Obamacare Exchanges
    • Proposed Change Could Improve Liver Transplant Access

  • Paying Smokers to Quit May Pay Off
    (15-Aug-2016)
    Study found financial incentives inspired some to overcome the addiction

  • Cancer Now Leading Killer in 12 European Nations
    (15-Aug-2016)
    Gains against heart disease and stroke, especially in Western Europe, likely behind the shift

  • Too Many Public Defibrillators Out of Reach When Needed
    (15-Aug-2016)
    Canadian study shows many are kept in buildings that aren't always open

  • Health Highlights: Aug. 15, 2016
    (15-Aug-2016)
    • Two Polio Cases in Nigeria: CDC

  • New Guidelines Set Safe Surgery Margins for Some Breast Cancers
    (15-Aug-2016)
    2 millimeters is enough to guard against recurrences while reducing need for additional surgeries

  • Surviving Freshman Year 101
    (14-Aug-2016)
    Avoid fast food and excess partying, and make the library your home away from home

  • Taking a Bike Ride? Don't Forget Your Helmet
    (13-Aug-2016)
    Wearing the right head gear will dramatically reduce your risk of serious injury or even death

  • Zika Not Changing Most Americans' Florida Travel Plans: Poll
    (13-Aug-2016)
    Meanwhile, U.S. health officials declare public health emergency in Puerto Rico

  • Taking a Bike Ride? Don't Forget Your Helmet
    (13-Aug-2016)
    Wearing the right head gear will dramatically reduce your risk of serious injury or even death

  • Taking a Bike Ride? Don't Forget Your Helmet
    (13-Aug-2016)
    Wearing the right head gear will dramatically reduce your risk of serious injury or even death

  • Taking a Bike Ride? Don't Forget Your Helmet
    (13-Aug-2016)
    Wearing the right head gear will dramatically reduce your risk of serious injury or even death

  • Sky-High Temperatures Inside 'Bounce Houses'
    (12-Aug-2016)
    Hot party toys may pose warm-weather health risk, study finds

  • Zika Not Changing Most Americans' Florida Travel Plans: Poll
    (12-Aug-2016)
    Only 10 percent of would-be travelers said they'd postpone a trip or head elsewhere

  • Keep Your Kids Active and Injury-Free
    (12-Aug-2016)
    What you should know before children participate in youth sports

  • Health Highlights: Aug. 12, 2016
    (12-Aug-2016)
    • Two Polio Cases in Nigeria: CDC

  • How to Get Your Child Ready for a Successful School Year
    (11-Aug-2016)
    Good sleep, ample exercise and sound nutrition are keys, doctor says

  • How to Get Your Child Ready for a Successful School Year
    (11-Aug-2016)
    Good sleep, ample exercise and sound nutrition are keys, doctor says

  • U.S. DEA Denies Request to Ease Federal Pot Rules
    (11-Aug-2016)
    Decision at odds with laws in nearly half of states; will likely hamper medical research, doctors say

  • U.S. DEA Denies Request to Ease Federal Pot Rules
    (11-Aug-2016)
    Decision at odds with laws in nearly half of states; will likely hamper medical research, doctors say

  • Treating Early Symptoms of MS May Extend Time to Diagnosis
    (11-Aug-2016)
    Industry-funded study also found therapy doubled time until a relapse occurred

  • Surgery Effective Against Immune Disorder That Weakens Muscles
    (11-Aug-2016)
    Myasthenia gravis affects 60,000 Americans, but removal of thymus gland appears to help, research shows

  • Would Weaker Beer Help Reduce Alcohol's Harms?
    (11-Aug-2016)
    Researchers say drinkers wouldn't notice if alcohol content were reduced, but benefits to health and safety could be big

  • 4 Ways to Protect Yourself Against Poison Ivy, Oak and Sumac
    (11-Aug-2016)
    But just in case, here's what to do if you develop the red, itchy rash and blisters that these plants can cause

  • Health Highlights: Aug. 11, 2016
    (11-Aug-2016)
    • More U.S. Universities Will be Allowed to Grow Marijuana for Research

  • Long-Term Health Effects of Atom Bomb on Japan Not as Bad as Feared: Study
    (11-Aug-2016)
    Survivors of 1945 attacks lived almost as long as others and their children show no apparent health effects

  • 'Brain Training' Helps 8 Paralyzed People Regain Some Movement
    (11-Aug-2016)
    Combination regimen jump-started reconnection between mind and body

  • U.S. DEA Denies Request to Ease Federal Pot Rules
    (11-Aug-2016)
    Decision at odds with laws in nearly half of states; will likely hamper medical research, doctors say

  • How to Get Your Child Ready for a Successful School Year
    (11-Aug-2016)
    Good sleep, ample exercise and sound nutrition are keys, doctor says

  • AAA: Road Debris a Mounting Danger on U.S. Highways
    (11-Aug-2016)
    Crashes involving objects that have fallen from vehicles up 40 percent since 2001

  • Would Weaker Beer Help Reduce Alcohol's Harms?
    (11-Aug-2016)
    Researchers say drinkers wouldn't notice if alcohol content were reduced, but benefits to health and safety could be big

  • How to Get Your Child Ready for a Successful School Year
    (11-Aug-2016)
    Good sleep, ample exercise and sound nutrition are keys, doctor says

  • Health Tip: Buy the Right Running Shoes
    (11-Aug-2016)
    How to determine which are best

  • Surgery Effective Against Immune Disorder That Weakens Muscles
    (11-Aug-2016)
    Myasthenia gravis affects 60,000 Americans, but removal of thymus gland appears to help, research shows

  • 5 Tips to Help Teens Get Needed School-Year Zzzzzs
    (10-Aug-2016)
    Avoid late nights, bright lights, noise and worry to get your rest and have a successful year, expert advises

  • For Aging Blacks, 'Golden Years' Often Marred by Disability
    (10-Aug-2016)
    And black women appear to be hardest hit, study finds

  • Health Tip: Learn About Salmonella
    (10-Aug-2016)
    And take steps to protect yourself

  • Serious Infections Tied to Suicide Risk
    (10-Aug-2016)
    Danish study finds greater association in those hospitalized with HIV or hepatitis

  • 5 Tips to Help Teens Get Needed School-Year Zzzzzs
    (10-Aug-2016)
    Avoid late nights, bright lights, noise and worry to get your rest and have a successful year, expert advises

  • Dogs Having Tough Time Maintaining Fertility
    (10-Aug-2016)
    Veterinarians think chemical pollutants may be to blame; finding might have implications for human males

  • Health Highlights: Aug. 10, 2016
    (10-Aug-2016)
    • Turmeric Recalled Due to Lead Levels

  • For Aging Blacks, 'Golden Years' Often Marred by Disability
    (10-Aug-2016)
    And black women appear to be hardest hit, study finds

  • Drivers Take Care! Kids Are Heading Back to School
    (10-Aug-2016)
    The hours just before and after school are most dangerous for young pedestrians

  • Drivers Take Care! Kids Are Heading Back to School
    (10-Aug-2016)
    The hours just before and after school are most dangerous for young pedestrians

  • Addiction Risk Low for Seniors Taking Post-Op Opioids: Study
    (10-Aug-2016)
    Vast majority of patients used the meds short-term to ease their pain

  • Do Hospital ICUs Raise Costs Without Boosting Survival?
    (09-Aug-2016)
    Study finds common medical conditions treatable in general ward treated more aggressively without better outcomes

  • Doctors Urged to Prescribe Lower Doses of Opioids, No Refills
    (09-Aug-2016)
    Researchers cite concerns about possible long-term use and addiction

  • Most Sick, Aging Americans Live Far From In-Home Care
    (09-Aug-2016)
    Study finds such providers are in short supply and based mostly in urban areas

  • Do Hospital ICUs Raise Costs Without Boosting Survival?
    (09-Aug-2016)
    Study finds common medical conditions treatable in general ward treated more aggressively without better outcomes

  • Health Highlights: Aug. 9, 2016
    (09-Aug-2016)
    • Turmeric Recalled Due to Lead Levels
    • More American Adults Using Marijuana: Survey

  • 6 Million Americans Drink Water Tainted With Toxic Chemicals: Report
    (09-Aug-2016)
    Many systems contain high levels of PFASs, which are linked to cancer, other health issues, study says

  • 6 Million Americans Drink Water Tainted With Toxic Chemicals: Report
    (09-Aug-2016)
    Many systems contain high levels of PFASs, which are linked to cancer, other health issues, study says

  • Adults Hold Key to Preventing Kids' Drownings
    (09-Aug-2016)
    Even when lifeguard is present, parents need to keep constant watch when children are near water

  • 6 Million Americans Drink Water Tainted With Toxic Chemicals: Report
    (09-Aug-2016)
    Many systems contain high levels of PFASs, which are linked to cancer, other health issues, study says

  • Online Video Games May Boost High School Students' Academic Skills
    (08-Aug-2016)
    But teens who use social media daily posted lower test scores, Australian study finds

  • Online Video Games May Boost High School Students' Academic Skills
    (08-Aug-2016)
    But teens who use social media daily posted lower test scores, Australian study finds

  • Why Teens Choose E-Cigarettes
    (08-Aug-2016)
    Kids who continue vaping cite 2 key reasons, study finds

  • Climate Change May Bring More Tainted Shellfish to Northern Seas
    (08-Aug-2016)
    Study finds rise in dangerous bacteria could make swimming more hazardous, too

  • Obamacare's Medicaid Expansions May Be Improving Care
    (08-Aug-2016)
    Study provides early evidence that coverage gains improve use, affordability and quality of care

  • Health Tip: Did You Strain Your Hamstring?
    (08-Aug-2016)
    Here are typical symptoms

  • Online Video Games May Boost High School Students' Academic Skills
    (08-Aug-2016)
    But teens who use social media daily posted lower test scores, Australian study finds

  • Flint Water Crisis Taking High Toll on Health, Productivity
    (08-Aug-2016)
    Michigan city accounted for 5 percent of lead poisonings nationwide in 2014-2015, researcher says

  • Health Highlights: Aug. 8, 2016
    (08-Aug-2016)
    • Brain-Eating Amoeba Kills S.C. Girl
    • NIH May Fund Research on Growing Human Organs in Animals

  • Drowsy Driving Causes 1 in 5 Fatal Crashes: Report
    (08-Aug-2016)
    Teens and young adults, shift-workers and people with sleep disorders face greater risk

  • Flint Water Crisis Taking High Toll on Health, Productivity
    (08-Aug-2016)
    Michigan city accounted for 5 percent of lead poisonings nationwide in 2014-2015, researcher says

  • Climate Change May Bring More Tainted Shellfish to Northern Seas
    (08-Aug-2016)
    Study finds rise in dangerous bacteria could make swimming more hazardous, too

  • Flint Water Crisis Taking High Toll on Health, Productivity
    (08-Aug-2016)
    Michigan city accounted for 5 percent of lead poisonings nationwide in 2014-2015, researcher says

  • Climate Change May Bring More Tainted Shellfish to Northern Seas
    (08-Aug-2016)
    Study finds rise in dangerous bacteria could make swimming more hazardous, too

  • Flint Water Crisis Taking High Toll on Health, Productivity
    (08-Aug-2016)
    Michigan city accounted for 5 percent of lead poisonings nationwide in 2014-2015, researcher says

  • Climate Change May Bring More Tainted Shellfish to Northern Seas
    (08-Aug-2016)
    Study finds rise in dangerous bacteria could make swimming more hazardous, too

  • The Safest Way to Get to School Is a Big Yellow Bus
    (07-Aug-2016)
    National Safety Council recommends this method over riding with parents or friends

  • How to Have Fun -- and Stay Safe -- at the Beach or Pool
    (06-Aug-2016)
    These water-safety tips from the American Red Cross could save a life

  • How to Have Fun -- and Stay Safe -- at the Beach or Pool
    (06-Aug-2016)
    These water-safety tips from the American Red Cross could save a life

  • How to Have Fun -- and Stay Safe -- at the Beach or Pool
    (06-Aug-2016)
    These water-safety tips from the American Red Cross could save a life

  • Think Before You Sext: 1 in 4 Shares What You Send
    (05-Aug-2016)
    Erotic images and messages a popular way to flirt, but don't expect them to stay private, study finds

  • Don't Shrug Off Shoulder Safety When Playing Summer Sports
    (05-Aug-2016)
    Golfing, swimming and volleyball can be especially hard on your upper back and shoulders

  • Think Before You Sext: 1 in 4 Shares What You Send
    (05-Aug-2016)
    Erotic images and messages a popular way to flirt, but don't expect them to stay private, study finds

  • Health Highlights: Aug. 5, 2016
    (05-Aug-2016)
    • First Generic Version of Tamiflu Approved by FDA

  • Smoking Rates Still High in Some Racial Groups, CDC Reports
    (04-Aug-2016)
    Nearly 4 in 10 American Indians and Alaska Natives smoke cigarettes

  • Are Tinder Users Tender About Their Looks?
    (04-Aug-2016)
    Some users of the dating app tended to have lower self-esteem, poorer body image, study suggests

  • Toddlers at High Risk of Chemical Eye Burns: Study
    (04-Aug-2016)
    Access to household cleaning products to blame, experts say

  • Vitamin D Levels May Fall When Women Stop Taking Birth Control
    (04-Aug-2016)
    Expectant mothers or those trying to get pregnant should make sure they get enough of the nutrient, researchers say

  • Lack of Pharmacy Access May Send Some Seniors Back to Hospital
    (04-Aug-2016)
    Problem is acute in small, rural areas of Oregon, researchers find

  • Toddlers at High Risk of Chemical Eye Burns: Study
    (04-Aug-2016)
    Access to household cleaning products to blame, experts say

  • Are Tinder Users Tender About Their Looks?
    (04-Aug-2016)
    Some users of the dating app tended to have lower self-esteem, poorer body image, study suggests

  • FDA: Anti-Aging, Skin-Lightening Products May Contain Mercury
    (04-Aug-2016)
    How you can eliminate the health risk to you and your family

  • Health Highlights: Aug.4, 2016
    (04-Aug-2016)
    • Book Readers Live Longer

  • Smoking Rates Still High in Some Racial Groups, CDC Reports
    (04-Aug-2016)
    Nearly 4 in 10 American Indians and Alaska Natives smoke cigarettes

  • Average American 15 Pounds Heavier Than 20 Years Ago
    (03-Aug-2016)
    Growing wider but not taller, research shows

  • Amish Lifestyle Brings Unexpected Benefit: Less Asthma
    (03-Aug-2016)
    Finding suggests exposing kids to lots of allergens, like those found on farms, offers advantage

  • Health Highlights: Aug.3, 2016
    (03-Aug-2016)
    • Women Who've Had Appendix or Tonsils Removed Have Higher Pregnancy Rates: Study

  • Sickle Cell Trait Not Linked to Early Death in Study
    (03-Aug-2016)
    However, black soldiers with the gene variant face higher risk of muscle deterioration during exercise

  • CDC Awards $16M in Fight Against Zika
    (02-Aug-2016)
    Health experts warn pregnant women to avoid downtown Miami neighborhood

  • Few Seniors Go Online for Health-Care Needs
    (02-Aug-2016)
    Study calls into question U.S.'s priorities for improving older adults' health, researcher says

  • Few Seniors Go Online for Health-Care Needs
    (02-Aug-2016)
    Study calls into question U.S.'s priorities for improving older adults' health, researcher says

  • Few Seniors Go Online for Health-Care Needs
    (02-Aug-2016)
    Study calls into question U.S.'s priorities for improving older adults' health, researcher says

  • Few Seniors Go Online for Health-Care Needs
    (02-Aug-2016)
    Study calls into question U.S.'s priorities for improving older adults' health, researcher says

  • Health Highlights: Aug.2, 2016
    (02-Aug-2016)
    • Opioid-Related Insurance Claims Rise 3,200 Percent
    • Autism Speaks Co-Founder Dies
    • Amy Winehouse Foundation Opens Recovery House for Female Addicts

  • Few Seniors Go Online for Health-Care Needs
    (02-Aug-2016)
    Study calls into question U.S.'s priorities for improving older adults' health, researcher says

  • Few Seniors Go Online for Health-Care Needs
    (02-Aug-2016)
    Study calls into question U.S.'s priorities for improving older adults' health, researcher says

  • Fat May Not Hike Heart Attack Risk: Study
    (01-Aug-2016)
    But it does raise diabetes risk, research with twins found

  • 4 Out of 5 Kids With Epilepsy Have Other Health Problems: Study
    (01-Aug-2016)
    Digestive disorders, headaches, attention-deficit disorder among the common issues

  • Health Tip: Protect Kids During Summer
    (01-Aug-2016)
    Here's what parents can do

  • The Mystery of the Female Orgasm Solved?
    (01-Aug-2016)
    Was it necessary for reproduction? It may have helped ovulation in evolutionary past, scientists say

  • Fido a Friend to Parents of Kids With Autism
    (01-Aug-2016)
    Study suggests family dog may help ease parental stress

  • Some Foods 'Pawsitively' Off Limits for Pooches
    (01-Aug-2016)
    Grapes, raisins, macadamia nuts, onions and garlic are some of the most dangerous, FDA says

  • Some Foods 'Pawsitively' Off Limits for Pooches
    (01-Aug-2016)
    Grapes, raisins, macadamia nuts, onions and garlic are some of the most dangerous, FDA says

  • Health Highlights: Aug.1, 2016
    (01-Aug-2016)
    • McDonald's Removing Certain Ingredients From Products
    • Blue Bell Creameries Fined $850,000 Over Listeria Outbreak

  • Eczema's Effects More Than Skin Deep
    (29-Jul-2016)
    Itchy skin condition also linked to a number of other ills, skin specialist says

  • Is Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity Real?
    (29-Jul-2016)
    Study finds distinctly different biological changes than those from celiac disease, wheat allergy

  • Florida Reports First Locally Transmitted Zika Infections in U.S.
    (29-Jul-2016)
    4 recent cases very likely to have originated from area mosquitoes, CDC says

  • The English Bulldog's Health Has Gone to the Dogs
    (29-Jul-2016)
    Aggressive breeding to change appearance dampened the pooches' immune systems, study says

  • Health Highlights: July 29, 2016
    (29-Jul-2016)
    • New Antibiotic Discovered in the Nose

  • Humans Can Pass Staph Germs to Monkeys
    (29-Jul-2016)
    Scientists found evidence of transmission between species in Gambia as recently as 7 years ago

  • Is Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity Real?
    (29-Jul-2016)
    Study finds distinctly different biological changes than those from celiac disease, wheat allergy

  • Archeological Finds Push First Known Cancer Back 2 Million Years
    (29-Jul-2016)
    Discoveries challenge belief that it is a modern-day disease

  • Florida Reports First Locally Transmitted Zika Infections in U.S.
    (29-Jul-2016)
    4 recent cases very likely to have originated from area mosquitoes, CDC says

  • Cancer Surgeons Advise Against Removal of Healthy Breast
    (29-Jul-2016)
    For most women, risk of disease in unaffected breast is low, group says

  • Tighten Teens' Nighttime Driving Restrictions: CDC
    (28-Jul-2016)
    Midnight cutoff is too late to help, researchers say

  • Family Lifestyles May Be as Important to Health as Genes
    (28-Jul-2016)
    Shared habits and environment contribute to heart disease, high blood pressure and depression, study reports

  • Vision Trouble Can Dim Life's Prospects
    (28-Jul-2016)
    But it's not clear why the association may exist, eye experts say

  • Are Unemployed Husbands Fueling Divorce Rates?
    (28-Jul-2016)
    Finding challenges common belief that women entering workforce in greater numbers was to blame

  • Health Tip: Keep Kitchen Surfaces Clean
    (28-Jul-2016)
    Suggestions to make them sanitary

  • Is It Flu, or Is It Valley Fever?
    (28-Jul-2016)
    Potentially fatal infection is found in Southwest U.S. and is often misdiagnosed, specialists say

  • Florida Investigates 2 More Possible Cases of Zika Virus Local Transmission
    (28-Jul-2016)
    If all 4 are confirmed, they would be first instances of mosquito-borne infection in continental United States

  • 'Ppl, I Have Breast Cancer'
    (28-Jul-2016)
    Many women found online support after their diagnosis, researchers find

  • Health Highlights: July 28, 2016
    (28-Jul-2016)
    • New Antibiotic Discovered in the Nose

  • Is It Flu, or Is It Valley Fever?
    (28-Jul-2016)
    Potentially fatal infection is found in Southwest U.S. and is often misdiagnosed, specialists say

  • Is It Flu, or Is It Valley Fever?
    (28-Jul-2016)
    Potentially fatal infection is found in Southwest U.S. and is often misdiagnosed, specialists say

  • Deep Brain Stimulation Tested for Early Alzheimer's
    (28-Jul-2016)
    Although treatment seems safe, benefit isn't yet clear

  • Could Slight Brain Zap During Sleep Boost Memory?
    (28-Jul-2016)
    Small study says yes, for a certain type of recognition

  • 'Ice Bucket Challenge' Funds a Boon to ALS Research
    (27-Jul-2016)
    Money raised during the online campaign helped scientists spot gene linked to deadly nerve disease

  • Zika Now Tied to Miscarriage
    (27-Jul-2016)
    Dutch case finds woman's infection in South America may have spurred her pregnancy loss

  • E-Cig Liquid Nicotine Containers Often Mislabeled
    (27-Jul-2016)
    Also, many aren't child-resistant, which poses a risk to youngsters

  • Health Highlights: July 27, 2016
    (27-Jul-2016)
    • FDA Reconsidering Policy on Blood Donations From Gay Men
    • Dolly's Cloned Heirs Aging Normally: Study
    • First U.S. Double Hand Transplant Patient Wishes He Could Have Hands Removed

  • 'Ice Bucket Challenge' Funds a Boon to ALS Research
    (27-Jul-2016)
    Money raised during the online campaign helped scientists spot gene linked to deadly nerve disease

  • Health Tip: Choose the Right Shoes
    (27-Jul-2016)
    Sturdy footwear helps prevent falls

  • E-Cigarettes Emit Toxic Vapors: Study
    (27-Jul-2016)
    Levels depend on type and age of device, and they increase as it heats up

  • E-Cig Liquid Nicotine Containers Often Mislabeled
    (27-Jul-2016)
    Also, many aren't child-resistant, which poses a risk to youngsters

  • E-Cigarettes Emit Toxic Vapors: Study
    (27-Jul-2016)
    Levels depend on type and age of device, and they increase as it heats up

  • Health Tip: Choose the Right Shoes
    (27-Jul-2016)
    Sturdy footwear helps prevent falls

  • Are Stroke Centers Life Savers?
    (26-Jul-2016)
    Study finds small advantage, but only if you get there quickly

  • 'Heat Dome' Not Budging Until Week's End
    (26-Jul-2016)
    Eastern part of country still in its grip; experts offer safety advice

  • Flu Shot Tied to Fewer Hospitalizations, Deaths in Type 2 Diabetes Patients
    (26-Jul-2016)
    Risk of dying dropped almost one-quarter over 7 years in those who got the vaccine

  • Are Stroke Centers Life Savers?
    (26-Jul-2016)
    Study finds small advantage, but only if you get there quickly

  • Health Highlights: July 26, 2016
    (26-Jul-2016)
    • Fixed Payments for Heart Attack Treatment Proposed by Medicare
    • General Mills Expands Flour Recall
    • Dutch Men, Latvian Women Tallest in World: Study

  • Some Brain Cancer Patients Have Radiation Options: Study
    (26-Jul-2016)
    Targeted approach appears to preserve mental functioning

  • 'Heat Dome' Not Budging Until Week's End
    (26-Jul-2016)
    Eastern part of country still in its grip; experts offer safety advice

  • 'Heat Dome' Not Budging Until Week's End
    (26-Jul-2016)
    Eastern part of country still in its grip; experts offer safety advice

  • Could New 'Talk Therapy' Cut Cost of Treating Depression?
    (25-Jul-2016)
    Behavioral activation would be more accessible than currently recommended treatment, researchers say

  • 2 of 3 Americans OK With Doctors Discussing Gun Safety
    (25-Jul-2016)
    But 54 percent of gun owners say talking about firearms with patients is appropriate, survey finds

  • Med Students View Ex-Patients' E-Records to Track Progress
    (25-Jul-2016)
    The practice is common and raises privacy issues, but overall is beneficial, researchers say

  • Edible Pot Sends Toddlers to Colorado ERs
    (25-Jul-2016)
    Cannabis-laced candy, baked goods look irresistible to kids, doctors warn

  • 'Heat Dome' Contines to Scorch Much of U.S.
    (25-Jul-2016)
    Eastern part of country still in its grip; experts offer safety advice

  • 1 in 10 Alzheimer's Patients at Risk for Avoidable Hospital Stays
    (25-Jul-2016)
    Study suggests need for better management of other health problems

  • 1.6 Million Child-Bearing Women in Latin America Could Get Zika: Study
    (25-Jul-2016)
    Scientists used data on births, climate and other mosquito-borne infection to estimate outbreak

  • CDC Updates Zika Guidelines for Pregnant Women
    (25-Jul-2016)
    Any sex partner, male or female, has potential to pass the virus on, agency says

  • Little Threat of Zika Spread From Rio Olympics: Study
    (25-Jul-2016)
    Because it's winter in Brazil, mosquito activity has subsided

  • Edible Pot Sends Toddlers to Colorado ERs
    (25-Jul-2016)
    Cannabis-laced candy, baked goods look irresistible to kids, doctors warn

  • Health Highlights: July 25, 2016
    (25-Jul-2016)
    • No Marijuana Chemical in Colorado Town's Water

  • 2 of 3 Americans OK With Doctors Discussing Gun Safety
    (25-Jul-2016)
    But 54 percent of gun owners say talking about firearms with patients is appropriate, survey finds

  • Edible Pot Sends Toddlers to Colorado ERs
    (25-Jul-2016)
    Cannabis-laced candy, baked goods look irresistible to kids, doctors warn

  • 'Heat Dome' Contines to Scorch Much of U.S.
    (25-Jul-2016)
    Eastern part of country still in its grip; experts offer safety advice

  • Little Threat of Zika Spread From Rio Olympics: Study
    (25-Jul-2016)
    Because it's winter in Brazil, mosquito activity has subsided

  • 'Heat Dome' Contines to Scorch Much of U.S.
    (25-Jul-2016)
    Eastern part of country still in its grip; experts offer safety advice

  • How to Keep Bug Bites at Bay
    (23-Jul-2016)
    CDC offers advice on thwarting disease-carrying insects

  • How to Keep Bug Bites at Bay
    (23-Jul-2016)
    CDC offers advice on thwarting disease-carrying insects

  • How to Keep Bug Bites at Bay
    (23-Jul-2016)
    CDC offers advice on thwarting disease-carrying insects

  • How to Keep Bug Bites at Bay
    (23-Jul-2016)
    CDC offers advice on thwarting disease-carrying insects

  • Don't Let Your Campfire Become a Wildfire
    (22-Jul-2016)
    Simple steps can help you enjoy outdoor cooking while protecting the forest

  • 'Heat Dome' Heats Up United States
    (22-Jul-2016)
    Much of the country to be under its scorching influence by the weekend; experts offer safety tips

  • Florida Investigates 2nd Possible Local Transmission of Zika Virus
    (22-Jul-2016)
    If confirmed, cases would be first instances of mosquito-borne infection in continental United States

  • Health Highlights: July 22, 2016
    (22-Jul-2016)
    • Marijuana Chemical May be in Colorado Town's Water

  • Menopause: Not All Hot Flashes Are Created Equal
    (22-Jul-2016)
    Weight, race, education and lifestyle all affect timing, duration of symptoms, research indicates

  • Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Detected in Sewage Spill
    (22-Jul-2016)
    'People need to be aware of what may be entering the water,' researcher says

  • 'Heat Dome' Heats Up United States
    (22-Jul-2016)
    Much of the country to be under its scorching influence by the weekend; experts offer safety tips

  • Don't Let Your Campfire Become a Wildfire
    (22-Jul-2016)
    Simple steps can help you enjoy outdoor cooking while protecting the forest

  • 'Heat Dome' Heats Up United States
    (22-Jul-2016)
    Much of the country to be under its scorching influence by the weekend; experts offer safety tips

  • Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Detected in Sewage Spill
    (22-Jul-2016)
    'People need to be aware of what may be entering the water,' researcher says

  • Living Past 90 Doesn't Doom You to Disease, Disability
    (21-Jul-2016)
    Study suggests life can be long and healthy, although good genes help a lot

  • Is Surgery Always Needed for Meniscal Tears of the Knee?
    (21-Jul-2016)
    Study suggests exercise will work on its own, but two experts say surgery still has big role to play

  • 3 in 4 Youngsters Exposed to Laundry Pod Detergent Suffer Poisoning
    (21-Jul-2016)
    Hospitalizations 4 times more common with pods compared to other detergents, study finds

  • Health Highlights: July 21, 2016
    (21-Jul-2016)
    • Zika Concerns Lead Top Tennis Players to Skip Rio Olympics
    • Kris Kristofferson Improving After Lyme Disease Misdiagnosed as Alzheimer's

  • Chickens Make Malaria Mosquitoes Fly the Coop
    (21-Jul-2016)
    Sleeping with a feathered friend nearby may keep some biting bugs at bay, researchers find

  • Much-Maligned Pigeon May Be a Lead Detective
    (21-Jul-2016)
    Researchers find these urban nuisances might aid in monitoring human health hazards

  • 3 in 4 Youngsters Exposed to Laundry Pod Detergent Suffer Poisoning
    (21-Jul-2016)
    Hospitalizations 4 times more common with pods compared to other detergents, study finds

  • Is Surgery Always Needed for Meniscal Tears of the Knee?
    (21-Jul-2016)
    Study suggests exercise will work on its own, but two experts say surgery still has big role to play

  • Scans Not Worthwhile for Most Thyroid Cancers: Study
    (21-Jul-2016)
    Doctors found checking for recurrences with these low-risk tumors didn't affect survival rates

  • Opioid Abusers Missing Out on Addiction-Fighting Drug
    (20-Jul-2016)
    Painkillers are easier to prescribe than the drug that battles dependence on them, addiction specialist says

  • Health Tip: The Basics of Food Safety
    (20-Jul-2016)
    Ignore this information, and you could get sick

  • New Drug May Treat Rare Obesity Disorder Causing Constant Hunger
    (20-Jul-2016)
    It's also being studied as possible treatment for other genetic causes of obesity

  • Study: VA Hospitals Compare Favorably to Non-VA Centers
    (20-Jul-2016)
    Found them as safe, effective as civilian medical centers

  • Florida Investigates Possible Local Transmission of Zika Virus
    (20-Jul-2016)
    If confirmed, it would be first case of local spread of the birth-defect causing disease in continental U.S.

  • Meningitis B Vaccine Falls Short of Expectations
    (20-Jul-2016)
    1 in 3 students didn't get immunity against outbreak strain after 2 doses of Bexsero, study finds

  • Health Highlights: July 20, 2016
    (20-Jul-2016)
    • L.L. Bean Recalls Kids' Water Bottles Due to Presence of Lead
    • Chicken and Pork Hot Dog and Corn Dog Products Recalled by Bar-S Foods
    • Norovirus Hits Republican Convention Delegation Staffers

  • New Drug May Treat Rare Obesity Disorder Causing Constant Hunger
    (20-Jul-2016)
    It's also being studied as possible treatment for other genetic causes of obesity

  • Health Tip: Kids Should Wear Life Jackets
    (20-Jul-2016)
    Suggestions that could save a life

  • Cartilage Grown in Lab Might One Day Help Younger Arthritis Sufferers
    (19-Jul-2016)
    Made of patients' stem cells and synthetic 'scaffolding,' it may cut need for hip replacement, scientists say

  • Mixed Progress in Worldwide Fight Against HIV/AIDS
    (19-Jul-2016)
    Deaths continue 10-year decline, but new infections on the rise in many countries, especially in Africa

  • New Clues to Zika's Threat to Fetus, and How to Stop It
    (19-Jul-2016)
    Scientists say the virus uses 2 routes to reach the fetus, but an antibiotic may halt that transmission

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Falls
    (19-Jul-2016)
    What you can do to remain upright

  • Health Highlights: July 19, 2016
    (19-Jul-2016)
    • Large HIV Vaccine Clinical Trial to be Conducted in South Africa
    • Pro Wrestlers Sue WWE Over Brain Injuries

  • Radiologists Don't Face Higher Risk of Radiation-Related Death: Study
    (19-Jul-2016)
    Efforts to improve monitoring and protective equipment have paid off, experts say

  • Cartilage Grown in Lab Might One Day Help Younger Arthritis Sufferers
    (19-Jul-2016)
    Made of patients' stem cells and synthetic 'scaffolding,' it may cut need for hip replacement, scientists say

  • Radiologists Don't Face Higher Risk of Radiation-Related Death: Study
    (19-Jul-2016)
    Efforts to improve monitoring and protective equipment have paid off, experts say

  • Wide Variation Seen in 'Dense' Breast Diagnoses
    (18-Jul-2016)
    Doctors may misjudge a woman's cancer risks as a result, researchers say

  • Poverty Takes Bigger Toll on a Man's Health If He's Black: Study
    (18-Jul-2016)
    Low income raises risk of early death for black males, but not their white peers, researchers say

  • Monthly Vaginal Ring May Help Protect Against HIV
    (18-Jul-2016)
    African study showed women who used it consistently could cut their risk of infection

  • Latest Zika Puzzle: How U.S. Patient Infected Caregiver
    (18-Jul-2016)
    Officials say transmission by mosquito, sex unlikely

  • Get Outside, Get Moving to Prevent 'Gamer's Thumb'
    (18-Jul-2016)
    Playing video games hour after hour can trigger repetitive stress injuries, doctors warn

  • Health Highlights: July 18, 2016
    (18-Jul-2016)
    • 5.4 Million Bottles of Liquid Plumr Clog Remover Recalled
    • New Theory on Mary Todd Lincoln's Mental Health Struggles

  • Poverty Takes Bigger Toll on a Man's Health If He's Black: Study
    (18-Jul-2016)
    Low income raises risk of early death for black males, but not their white peers, researchers say

  • Some Tree Trimming Best Left to the Pros
    (17-Jul-2016)
    For instance, only trained professionals should work near power lines, experts say

  • Don't Let Painful Blisters Spoil Your Summer Fun
    (16-Jul-2016)
    These simple steps will help prevent blisters and speed healing if one develops

  • Play 'Pokemon Go' Without Landing in the ER
    (15-Jul-2016)
    Distracted walking a growing threat as players pursue virtual monsters in smartphone game

  • Gut Bacteria May Hold Clues to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    (15-Jul-2016)
    Intestinal colonies differ in CFS patients, study finds, bolstering notion the disorder isn't a psychological problem

  • Cancer Patients, Doctors Often Disagree About Prognosis
    (15-Jul-2016)
    Those with advanced disease are likely to be more optimistic than their doctor, study shows

  • 1st Case of Female-to-Male Sexual Transmission of Zika Reported
    (15-Jul-2016)
    Woman in NYC contracted the virus on trip to endemic area, then passed it to boyfriend, health officials say

  • Play 'Pokemon Go' Without Landing in the ER
    (15-Jul-2016)
    Distracted walking a growing threat as players pursue virtual monsters in smartphone game

  • Cornea Transplants Riskier for Women When They Come From Men?
    (15-Jul-2016)
    Study suggests incompatibility with the Y chromosome, poor outcomes

  • Cornea Transplants Riskier for Women When They Come From Men?
    (15-Jul-2016)
    Study suggests incompatibility with the Y chromosome, poor outcomes

  • Health Highlights: July 15, 2016
    (15-Jul-2016)
    • U.S. Congress Passes Bill on GMO Food Labeling

  • Doctors Should Bone Up on CT Scan Cancer Risks
    (15-Jul-2016)
    Many not aware of exact radiation exposure, Canadian study finds

  • Health Tip: Be Smart During a Power Outage
    (15-Jul-2016)
    Unplug electronics and electrical equipment

  • Health Tip: Watch Children Near Pool Drains
    (15-Jul-2016)
    Suggestions to help keep them safe

  • Obamacare Paying Off With Improved Health Care: Report
    (15-Jul-2016)
    But gains between 2011 and 2014 were often small, especially in poor communities

  • Play 'Pokemon Go' Without Landing in the ER
    (15-Jul-2016)
    Distracted walking a growing threat as players pursue virtual monsters in smartphone game

  • Play 'Pokemon Go' Without Landing in the ER
    (15-Jul-2016)
    Distracted walking a growing threat as players pursue virtual monsters in smartphone game

  • Anesthesia Safe for Kids, Doctors' Group Says
    (15-Jul-2016)
    But concerns, child's health history should be discussed with anesthesiologists before surgery

  • Cornea Transplants Riskier for Women When They Come From Men?
    (15-Jul-2016)
    Study suggests incompatibility with the Y chromosome, poor outcomes

  • 1 in 5 Americans Uses a Tobacco Product
    (14-Jul-2016)
    CDC report raises concerns about e-cigarettes, hookahs

  • Is Swimming Safe in Areas With the Freshwater 'Brain-Eating' Amoeba?
    (14-Jul-2016)
    No need to avoid lakes and rivers -- disease experts say infection is exceedingly rare

  • Latin America Zika Outbreak Should 'Burn Out' Within 3 Years, Scientists Say
    (14-Jul-2016)
    As more people become immune after infection, virus will have nowhere to go, UK team predicts

  • CDC Warns of Dangers of Plastic Surgery in Dominican Republic
    (14-Jul-2016)
    Report details cases of U.S. women who developed disfiguring infections after procedures there

  • U.S. Cases of Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea Rise Fourfold in One Year
    (14-Jul-2016)
    CDC statistics for 2013-2014 show troubling spike in resistant strains

  • Research Sees Potential to Make Bone, Muscle From Human Stem Cells
    (14-Jul-2016)
    Could be a major advance for regenerative medicine, scientists say

  • Synthetic Pot Overdoses on the Rise in U.S.
    (14-Jul-2016)
    K2-type drugs far more potent than marijuana, experts warn

  • Health Highlights: July 14, 2016
    (14-Jul-2016)
    • U.S. Senate Passes Bill to Fight Opioid Addiction Crisis

  • Research Sees Potential to Make Bone, Muscle From Human Stem Cells
    (14-Jul-2016)
    Could be a major advance for regenerative medicine, scientists say

  • Road Rage Rampant in America
    (14-Jul-2016)
    8 of 10 drivers admit to anger, aggression when behind the wheel

  • CDC Warns of Dangers of Plastic Surgery in Dominican Republic
    (14-Jul-2016)
    Report details cases of U.S. women who developed disfiguring infections after procedures there

  • Is Swimming Safe in Areas With the Freshwater 'Brain-Eating' Amoeba?
    (14-Jul-2016)
    No need to avoid lakes and rivers -- disease experts say infection is exceedingly rare

  • Road Rage Rampant in America
    (14-Jul-2016)
    8 of 10 drivers admit to anger, aggression when behind the wheel

  • CDC Warns of Dangers of Plastic Surgery in Dominican Republic
    (14-Jul-2016)
    Report details cases of U.S. women who developed disfiguring infections after procedures there

  • Is Swimming Safe in Areas With the Freshwater 'Brain-Eating' Amoeba?
    (14-Jul-2016)
    No need to avoid lakes and rivers -- disease experts say infection is exceedingly rare

  • Cash Rewards Won't Change Outcomes for HIV-Infected Drug Addicts: Study
    (13-Jul-2016)
    Trial offered 'financial incentives' for healthy behavior change, with little effect, researchers say

  • Epilepsy May Triple ADHD Risk, Danish Study Finds
    (13-Jul-2016)
    It also found possible link between fever-related seizures and the behavioral disorder in kids

  • How to Spot the Warning Signs of Heat Stroke
    (13-Jul-2016)
    Risk of high-temperature trouble rises with age and chronic health issues, experts warn

  • Cash Rewards Won't Change Outcomes for HIV-Infected Drug Addicts: Study
    (13-Jul-2016)
    Trial offered 'financial incentives' for healthy behavior change, with little effect, researchers say

  • Health Highlights: July 13, 2016
    (13-Jul-2016)
    • FDA Approves First of New Class of Drugs for Dry Eye

  • 'Liquid Biopsy' May Show Whether Cancer Drugs Are Working
    (13-Jul-2016)
    But research is still in early stages, experts note

  • How Safe Is Condomless Sex When Partner With HIV Takes Meds?
    (12-Jul-2016)
    Study suggests transmission risk is low if infected person adheres to treatment

  • Watch Where Pokemon Go Leads You
    (12-Jul-2016)
    Unforeseen injuries, even robberies can imperil the quest, experts say

  • Health Highlights: July 12, 2016
    (12-Jul-2016)
    • FDA Approves First of New Class of Drugs for Dry Eye

  • Mouse Study Hints at Hope Against Blindness
    (12-Jul-2016)
    Combo of gene therapy, visual stimulation helped part of crushed optic nerve grow back into the brain

  • Nerve Zap Eased Rheumatoid Arthritis in Small Study
    (12-Jul-2016)
    Treatment worked some for patients who weren't responding to drugs

  • How Safe Is Condomless Sex When Partner With HIV Takes Meds?
    (12-Jul-2016)
    Study suggests transmission risk is low if infected person adheres to treatment

  • Watch Where Pokemon Go Leads You
    (12-Jul-2016)
    Unforeseen injuries, even robberies can imperil the quest, experts say

  • Watch Where Pokemon Go Leads You
    (12-Jul-2016)
    Unforeseen injuries, even robberies can imperil the quest, experts say

  • Watch Where Pokemon Go Leads You
    (12-Jul-2016)
    Unforeseen injuries, even robberies can imperil the quest, experts say

  • Health Tip: Cooking Frozen Food
    (11-Jul-2016)
    Some food safety suggestions

  • Allergies Less Common in Kids Who Suck Thumb, Bite Nails
    (11-Jul-2016)
    Findings boost 'hygiene hypothesis,' study authors suggest

  • 2nd U.S. Case of Bacteria Resistant to Last-Resort Antibiotic
    (11-Jul-2016)
    Scientists concerned it could lead to more drug-resistant germs

  • Why Being Cold Might Foster a Cold
    (11-Jul-2016)
    Healthy body temperature boosts ability of immune system to fight the virus, researchers say

  • Many Adults Use Antibiotics Without Consulting Doctor, Survey Finds
    (11-Jul-2016)
    1 in 20 holds onto and uses old, leftover meds, contributing to danger of drug-resistant germs

  • Health Tip: Caring for Foot Ulcers
    (11-Jul-2016)
    They're common in diabetics

  • Concussion Rates Have Doubled Among U.S. Kids
    (11-Jul-2016)
    Report can't determine whether trend signals more injuries or more diagnoses

  • Health Highlights: July 11, 2016
    (11-Jul-2016)
    • Utah Resident Is 1st Zika-linked Death in Continental U.S.

  • Global Team Taps Into DNA Behind Type 2 Diabetes
    (11-Jul-2016)
    Many common gene variations appear to raise an individual's risk, researchers say

  • 2nd U.S. Case of Bacteria Resistant to Last-Resort Antibiotic
    (11-Jul-2016)
    Scientists concerned it could lead to more drug-resistant germs

  • 2nd U.S. Case of Bacteria Resistant to Last-Resort Antibiotic
    (11-Jul-2016)
    Scientists concerned it could lead to more drug-resistant germs

  • Many Adults Use Antibiotics Without Consulting Doctor, Survey Finds
    (11-Jul-2016)
    1 in 20 holds onto and uses old, leftover meds, contributing to danger of drug-resistant germs

  • Are Blood Transfusions From Younger or Female Donors Riskier?
    (11-Jul-2016)
    Study found lower survival rates among recipients, but didn't prove cause-and-effect

  • Common Surgeries Raise Risk for Opioid Dependence: Study
    (11-Jul-2016)
    Doctors should explore alternatives for pain relief, researcher says

  • Headed to the Pool? Protect Yourself From the Poop
    (09-Jul-2016)
    Bacteria and viruses can make you sick if you don't take precautions, doctor advises

  • Obese Preschoolers More Likely to Be Hospitalized
    (08-Jul-2016)
    Study also found health care costs about 60 percent higher for these kids

  • Don't Let Burns Spoil Your Summer Fun
    (08-Jul-2016)
    Follow these expert tips for safe cookouts and sunburn prevention

  • Don't Let Burns Spoil Your Summer Fun
    (08-Jul-2016)
    Follow these expert tips for safe cookouts and sunburn prevention

  • Obese Preschoolers More Likely to Be Hospitalized
    (08-Jul-2016)
    Study also found health care costs about 60 percent higher for these kids

  • Are High School Athletes at Risk From Artificial Turf?
    (08-Jul-2016)
    Many schools use lower amounts of fake soil as a cost-saving measure, researcher reports

  • Water Therapy May Ease Labs' Lameness
    (08-Jul-2016)
    Dogs with elbow dysplasia benefited in small study

  • Health Highlights: July 8, 2016
    (08-Jul-2016)
    • Exercise Beneficial for Pregnant Women: Study
    • 3 Deaths Spur Suspension of Cancer Gene Therapy Trial
    • Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Barred From Operating Lab for 2 Years

  • Health Tip: Keep Lead From Your Home
    (08-Jul-2016)
    Take steps to protect your family

  • London's Great Smog of 1952 Linked to Asthma Surge
    (08-Jul-2016)
    Finding may have implications for cities dealing with air pollution today, researcher says

  • 3-D Printed Model Helps Delicate Kidney Surgery
    (08-Jul-2016)
    Surgeons use the technology to better visualize and prepare for tumor-removal procedure

  • 3-D Printed Model Helps Delicate Kidney Surgery
    (08-Jul-2016)
    Surgeons use the technology to better visualize and prepare for tumor-removal procedure

  • How to Stay Safe When the Power Goes Out
    (07-Jul-2016)
    American Red Cross advises keeping emergency supplies of water, cash and non-perishable food

  • Health Highlights: July 7, 2016
    (07-Jul-2016)
    • Congress Working on Bill to Address Opioid Epidemic

  • Innovative Trials Produce Promising Breast Cancer Drugs
    (07-Jul-2016)
    Adaptive study design allows researchers to match medications to patients more quickly

  • Health Tip: Protect Your Child's Sandbox
    (07-Jul-2016)
    Things to help prevent contamination

  • How to Stay Safe When the Power Goes Out
    (07-Jul-2016)
    American Red Cross advises keeping emergency supplies of water, cash and non-perishable food

  • Does Medical Marijuana Reduce Need for Other Meds?
    (06-Jul-2016)
    In states with legal pot, pain prescriptions saw the greatest drop, study found

  • ER Death Rate in U.S. Drops by Nearly Half
    (06-Jul-2016)
    Study points to medical advances, changes in end-of-life care

  • Heat Waves Pose Big Health Threats
    (06-Jul-2016)
    Kids, elderly among those at greatest risk, doctor warns

  • Extra Weight Probably Doesn't Keep You Warm
    (06-Jul-2016)
    Experiments in mice find fat less important than fur in preventing heat loss

  • ER Death Rate in U.S. Drops by Nearly Half
    (06-Jul-2016)
    Study points to medical advances, changes in end-of-life care

  • Can an Antibiotic Help You? Quick Test Might Someday Tell
    (06-Jul-2016)
    The screen could provide results in an hour, reducing the unnecessary use of the drugs, developers say

  • Extra Weight Probably Doesn't Keep You Warm
    (06-Jul-2016)
    Experiments in mice find fat less important than fur in preventing heat loss

  • Health Highlights: July 6, 2016
    (06-Jul-2016)
    • Congress Working on Bill to Address Opioid Epidemic

  • Can an Antibiotic Help You? Quick Test Might Someday Tell
    (06-Jul-2016)
    The screen could provide results in an hour, reducing the unnecessary use of the drugs, developers say

  • Heat Waves Pose Big Health Threats
    (06-Jul-2016)
    Kids, elderly among those at greatest risk, doctor warns

  • 4 in 10 Popular Sunscreens Don't Meet Sun Safety Standards: Study
    (06-Jul-2016)
    Biggest problem with products was lack of resistance to sweat or water

  • 4 in 10 Popular Sunscreens Don't Meet Sun Safety Standards: Study
    (06-Jul-2016)
    Biggest problem with products was lack of resistance to sweat or water

  • U.S. Car Crash Deaths Down, But Still Surpass Other Nations
    (06-Jul-2016)
    Decline of 31 percent lowest among 20 countries studied

  • Health Tip: Packing for a Picnic
    (05-Jul-2016)
    Suggestions to avoid food-borne illness

  • Doctor-Assisted Deaths Didn't Soar After Legalization
    (05-Jul-2016)
    Loss of independence, not pain, is the main driver, study finds

  • Toys Remain Viral Playground for 24 Hours
    (05-Jul-2016)
    Kids can get exposed in common play areas, like doctors' offices, researchers warn

  • Health Highlights: July 5, 2016
    (05-Jul-2016)
    • General Mills Expands Flour Recall

  • Regular Doctor Visits Can Help Spot Colon Cancer
    (04-Jul-2016)
    Early detection improves likelihood of survival, researchers note

  • Food Safety Should Come 1st on the 4th
    (04-Jul-2016)
    Bacteria thrive in warmer temperatures, so be careful when handling picnic fare

  • Food Safety Should Come 1st on the 4th
    (04-Jul-2016)
    Bacteria thrive in warmer temperatures, so be careful when handling picnic fare

  • 1 in 3 Hospitals in Developing World Lack Running Water
    (03-Jul-2016)
    Clean water essential for surgeries, hygiene, infection control, researchers say

  • 1 in 3 Hospitals in Developing World Lack Running Water
    (03-Jul-2016)
    Clean water essential for surgeries, hygiene, infection control, researchers say

  • Heat Waves Are Health Threats
    (02-Jul-2016)
    Drink plenty of water and use air conditioners or fans, doctor advises

  • Heat Waves Are Health Threats
    (02-Jul-2016)
    Drink plenty of water and use air conditioners or fans, doctor advises

  • Heat Waves Are Health Threats
    (02-Jul-2016)
    Drink plenty of water and use air conditioners or fans, doctor advises

  • Handle Fireworks With Care on the Fourth
    (01-Jul-2016)
    Take steps to avoid injury while celebrating independence

  • When Cooking Outside, Don't Let Food Safety Slide
    (01-Jul-2016)
    Dietitian offers suggestions on keeping your barbecues and picnics safe

  • 2009 Swine Flu Originated in Mexico
    (01-Jul-2016)
    Genetic analysis pinpoints source of the pandemic influenza that killed 17,000 people

  • Handle Fireworks With Care on the Fourth
    (01-Jul-2016)
    Take steps to avoid injury while celebrating independence

  • Health Highlights: July 1, 2016
    (01-Jul-2016)
    • CDC Announces $25 Million to Help States Fight Zika

  • 2009 Swine Flu Originated in Mexico
    (01-Jul-2016)
    Genetic analysis pinpoints source of the pandemic influenza that killed 17,000 people

  • Could 'Zaps' to the Brain Help Fight Glaucoma?
    (01-Jul-2016)
    Small study found 10 days of electrical stimulation restored some lost vision for some patients

  • Handle Fireworks With Care on the Fourth
    (01-Jul-2016)
    Take steps to avoid injury while celebrating independence

  • When Cooking Outside, Don't Let Food Safety Slide
    (01-Jul-2016)
    Dietitian offers suggestions on keeping your barbecues and picnics safe

  • Handle Fireworks With Care on the Fourth
    (01-Jul-2016)
    Take steps to avoid injury while celebrating independence

  • Many Smartphone 'Fertility Apps' May Not Work
    (01-Jul-2016)
    In study, only 6 had perfect score in predicting fertile days

  • E-Cigs May Damage Cells in Mouth
    (30-Jun-2016)
    Findings suggest a possible increase in the risk of oral disease, researchers say

  • FDA Says 'No' to Eating Raw Cookie Dough
    (30-Jun-2016)
    Illness-inducing germs such as E. coli can lurk in uncooked flour, agency warns

  • Video May Aid End-of-Life Decision-Making
    (30-Jun-2016)
    Brief film helped heart failure patients understand their options, study says

  • FDA Approves Eye Implant for Aging Boomers
    (30-Jun-2016)
    Tiny lens reshapes cornea to improve focus on small print, objects close to you

  • Malaria Vaccine Protection Short-Lived in Young Children
    (30-Jun-2016)
    Kids in study were given 3 doses, but manufacturer now says 4 doses needed

  • New Test Help Detect Drug-Resistant Bacteria
    (30-Jun-2016)
    Uses specimens taken directly from patients

  • Health Highlights: June 30, 2016
    (30-Jun-2016)
    • Transgender Ban Lifted by U.S Military
    • Heart Disease Still Leading Cause of Death in U.S.
    • Federal Funding Could be Cut if Cancer Researchers Don't Release Findings: Biden

  • Malaria Vaccine Protection Short-Lived in Young Children
    (30-Jun-2016)
    Kids in study were given 3 doses, but manufacturer now says 4 doses needed

  • Reassessing the Annual Pelvic Exam
    (29-Jun-2016)
    Independent panel of U.S. experts finds 'insufficient' evidence of worth

  • Testosterone Therapy May Boost Older Men's Sex Lives
    (29-Jun-2016)
    Gel hormone treatment led to improved libido and sexual function, study finds

  • FDA Asks How Safe Is That Hand Sanitizer?
    (29-Jun-2016)
    Agency wants proof the products kill bacteria and are harmless over time

  • Concussions Strike 1 in 3 Water Polo Players
    (29-Jun-2016)
    Average was just over 2 per person, and study found they were more common among females

  • Health Highlights: June 29, 2016
    (29-Jun-2016)
    • Federal Funding Could be Cut if Cancer Researchers Don't Release Findings: Biden
    • Florida Reports First Case of Zika-Linked Birth Defect

  • Stem Cells Deemed Safe for ALS Patients
    (29-Jun-2016)
    But further research needed to see if injections into spine would provide any benefit, researchers say

  • Stem Cells Deemed Safe for ALS Patients
    (29-Jun-2016)
    But further research needed to see if injections into spine would provide any benefit, researchers say

  • Stay Alert for Child Drowning Dangers This Summer
    (29-Jun-2016)
    More than half of victims are under 5, but older kids and teens still at risk

  • Concussions Strike 1 in 3 Water Polo Players
    (29-Jun-2016)
    Average was just over 2 per person, and study found they were more common among females

  • Stay Alert for Child Drowning Dangers This Summer
    (29-Jun-2016)
    More than half of victims are under 5, but older kids and teens still at risk

  • Doctors Swamped by 'E-Medicine' Demands
    (28-Jun-2016)
    Survey found those who have to use electronic health records report more burnout, job dissatisfaction

  • Doctors Swamped by 'E-Medicine' Demands
    (28-Jun-2016)
    Survey found those who have to use electronic health records report more burnout, job dissatisfaction

  • Doctors Swamped by 'E-Medicine' Demands
    (28-Jun-2016)
    Survey found those who have to use electronic health records report more burnout, job dissatisfaction

  • Arthritis Possible Side Effect of Certain Cancer Drugs: Study
    (28-Jun-2016)
    Doctors should weigh the risk-benefit ratio, researcher says

  • Zika Infection May Give Future Immunity, Monkey Study Suggests
    (28-Jun-2016)
    But researchers also found evidence that pregnancy may lengthen time virus stays in body

  • Doctors Swamped by 'E-Medicine' Demands
    (28-Jun-2016)
    Survey found those who have to use electronic health records report more burnout, job dissatisfaction

  • Health Highlights: June 28, 2016
    (28-Jun-2016)
    • Biden's 'Moonshot' Cancer Summit Seeks to Boost Research
    • U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Pharmacists' Religious Objections Over Emergency Contraceptives
    • Dogs May Spot Low Blood Sugar in Diabetics: Study
    • Ikea Recalls Dressers, Chests Due to Tip-Over Danger

  • Sudden Heart Death More Common in Male Minority Athletes
    (28-Jun-2016)
    Inherited condition often the cause, study says

  • Boston's Subways Packed With Germs
    (28-Jun-2016)
    But the transit system's tiniest commuters aren't the type to make you sick, study says

  • Doctors Swamped by 'E-Medicine' Demands
    (28-Jun-2016)
    Survey found those who have to use electronic health records report more burnout, job dissatisfaction

  • Even 'Good' Insurance Comes With Hidden Hospital Bills
    (27-Jun-2016)
    Average out-of-pocket fee for privately insured adults topped $1,000 in 2013, study shows

  • Elderly Patients Get Unnecessary End-of-Life Treatments
    (27-Jun-2016)
    Family members may pressure doctors to attempt heroic interventions, researcher says

  • Elderly Patients Get Unnecessary End-of-Life Treatments
    (27-Jun-2016)
    Family members may pressure doctors to attempt heroic interventions, researcher says

  • Type of Disease May Dictate End-of-Life Care
    (27-Jun-2016)
    Cancer and dementia patients get more access to palliative care, VA study finds

  • Elderly Patients Get Unnecessary End-of-Life Treatments
    (27-Jun-2016)
    Family members may pressure doctors to attempt heroic interventions, researcher says

  • Health Highlights: June 27, 2016
    (27-Jun-2016)
    • Pediatricians Should Screen Teens for Suicide Risk Factors: AAP
    • U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Controversial Texas Abortion Rules

  • Donated Blood Won't Transmit Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Disease
    (27-Jun-2016)
    Swedish study of nearly 1.5 million patients finds no increased risk when blood came from affected people

  • Elderly Patients Get Unnecessary End-of-Life Treatments
    (27-Jun-2016)
    Family members may pressure doctors to attempt heroic interventions, researcher says

  • Flint's Lead-Contamination Crisis 'Entirely Preventable'
    (24-Jun-2016)
    CDC looks at kids' blood levels before, during and after city's switch to local water

  • Drones Could Deliver Vaccines in Developing Countries
    (24-Jun-2016)
    Machines might be cheaper, quicker than current delivery methods, study suggests

  • Many Could Face Steep Rise in Obamacare Premiums for 2017
    (24-Jun-2016)
    Experts say increases will mostly affect people who get modest subsidies or no financial assistance

  • Drones Could Deliver Vaccines in Developing Countries
    (24-Jun-2016)
    Machines might be cheaper, quicker than current delivery methods, study suggests

  • 3,300 Heat Deaths a Year Projected for NYC by 2080
    (24-Jun-2016)
    Action needed to prevent deadly climate-change effects, researchers say

  • Contaminated Gloves a No-No in Hospitals
    (24-Jun-2016)
    Not changing them between patients raises risk of spreading infection via hospital surfaces, study shows

  • Contaminated Gloves a No-No in Hospitals
    (24-Jun-2016)
    Not changing them between patients raises risk of spreading infection via hospital surfaces, study shows

  • DNA Tests May Spot Brain Infections
    (24-Jun-2016)
    Genetic sequencing of inflamed brain tissue helped scientists determine what was causing damage

  • Flint's Lead-Contamination Crisis 'Entirely Preventable'
    (24-Jun-2016)
    CDC looks at kids' blood levels before, during and after city's switch to local water

  • Health Highlights: June 24, 2016
    (24-Jun-2016)
    • Brain-Eating Amoeba Kills Ohio Teen

  • Drones Could Deliver Vaccines in Developing Countries
    (24-Jun-2016)
    Machines might be cheaper, quicker than current delivery methods, study suggests

  • Flint's Lead-Contamination Crisis 'Entirely Preventable'
    (24-Jun-2016)
    CDC looks at kids' blood levels before, during and after city's switch to local water

  • Guidelines Stop Heat Stroke Deaths in High School Athletes
    (23-Jun-2016)
    Protocols help get students used to the heat during preseason practice

  • Keep Safe When Temperatures Soar
    (23-Jun-2016)
    Everyone's at risk of heat-related illness, but elderly are most vulnerable, ER specialist says

  • U.K. Case of Throat Gonorrhea Resists Antibiotics
    (23-Jun-2016)
    U.S. officials concerned about potential danger of untreatable STD

  • Dengue Virus May Bolster Zika's Attack
    (23-Jun-2016)
    Prior exposure to this other mosquito-borne virus might worsen infection, study says

  • CDC Panel Says FluMist Nasal Flu Vaccine Ineffective
    (23-Jun-2016)
    Agency advisors say the product has lost potency in kids and shouldn't be used in upcoming season

  • Sprained Ankle Could Pose Longer-Term Harms to Health
    (23-Jun-2016)
    Study finds link between adult injury, more heart and lung problems later

  • Health Highlights: June 23, 2016
    (23-Jun-2016)
    • Brain-Eating Amoeba Kills Ohio Teen

  • Diabetes Plus Kidney Problems May Raise Heart Risks
    (23-Jun-2016)
    Odds of death due to heart disease 15 percent higher in black Americans with both conditions, study finds

  • Guidelines Stop Heat Stroke Deaths in High School Athletes
    (23-Jun-2016)
    Protocols help get students used to the heat during preseason practice

  • Scans May Spare Some Hodgkin Lymphoma Patients From Chemo
    (23-Jun-2016)
    Test finds those who might respond well, may spare others treatment side effects

  • Alternative Medicine Taking Hold Among Americans: Report
    (22-Jun-2016)
    More than $30 billion paid out-of-pocket for acupuncture, yoga, chiropractic care, supplements

  • Heart Attack Help? There's an App for That
    (22-Jun-2016)
    Emergency medicine specialist says technology's potential in health care remains largely untapped

  • A Little Guidance Is Key to Getting That Cancer Screen
    (22-Jun-2016)
    Study shows how one hospital's 'patient navigators' boosted testing rates

  • Women Get Worse Cardiac Arrest Care Than Men: Study
    (22-Jun-2016)
    They need to be treated as aggressively as men when their hearts stop, experts say

  • Australia's Gun Laws Silence Mass Shooters
    (22-Jun-2016)
    20 years have passed since the last incident where 5 or more people were killed by gunfire in that country

  • Health Highlights: June 22, 2016
    (22-Jun-2016)
    • Zika Spurs Golfer Rory McIlroy to Pull Out of Rio Olympics
    • Health Care Fraud Investigation Leads to 275 Arrests
    • Harmful Algal Bloom Reporting System Launched by CDC

  • Irregular Heartbeat More Deadly in Blacks: Study
    (22-Jun-2016)
    They were twice as likely to suffer stroke, heart failure and death than whites with atrial fibrillation

  • Australia's Gun Laws Silence Mass Shooters
    (22-Jun-2016)
    20 years have passed since the last incident where 5 or more people were killed by gunfire in that country

  • Patient Positioning Might Hamper Accuracy of Breast MRI
    (22-Jun-2016)
    The scans are used to plan surgeries, but face-down position might introduce error, small study suggests

  • Heart Attack Help? There's an App for That
    (22-Jun-2016)
    Emergency medicine specialist says technology's potential in health care remains largely untapped

  • More Evidence Obamacare Is Lowering Numbers of Uninsured
    (21-Jun-2016)
    Michigan's hospitals saw sharp rise in patients with coverage after state expanded Medicaid, study found

  • Zika's Delivery Via Mosquito Bite May Boost Its Effect
    (21-Jun-2016)
    Body's response to being bitten could help the virus, mouse study suggests

  • Blood Test May Rule Out Too Many Donor Hearts
    (21-Jun-2016)
    Results don't seem to alter survival rates, even 5 years after transplant, researchers say

  • Blood Test May Rule Out Too Many Donor Hearts
    (21-Jun-2016)
    Results don't seem to alter survival rates, even 5 years after transplant, researchers say

  • Health Highlights: June 21, 2016
    (21-Jun-2016)
    • U.S. Health Care Spending Could be Trillions Less Than Expected Over 5 Years: Study
    • Lower-Fat Chocolate Produced Using Electricity
    • Chicken Recalled Due to Black Sand, Soil Contamination

  • Do Too Many Lung Cancer Patients Miss Out on Surgery?
    (21-Jun-2016)
    Study evaluates treatment outcomes for late-stage disease

  • Do Too Many Lung Cancer Patients Miss Out on Surgery?
    (21-Jun-2016)
    Study evaluates treatment outcomes for late-stage disease

  • Blood Test May Rule Out Too Many Donor Hearts
    (21-Jun-2016)
    Results don't seem to alter survival rates, even 5 years after transplant, researchers say

  • Can Drugmakers Buy Doctors' Loyalty With Cheap Meals?
    (20-Jun-2016)
    Study sheds light on a popular marketing tactic that may raise drug costs for seniors

  • Can Drugmakers Buy Doctors' Loyalty With Cheap Meals?
    (20-Jun-2016)
    Study sheds light on a popular marketing tactic that may raise drug costs for seniors

  • Many Seniors Saying No to Retirement
    (20-Jun-2016)
    Survey also found many will change careers late in the game

  • Dos & Don'ts for Easy Splinter Removal
    (20-Jun-2016)
    The sooner you take it out, the better, dermatologist says

  • Health Highlights: June 20, 2016
    (20-Jun-2016)
    • Google Launching New Symptoms Search Feature
    • First Human Trial of Zika Vaccine Set to Begin
    • Reduce Yellow Fever Vaccine Dose to Cope With Shortage: WHO
    • Frozen Peas and Mixed Vegetables Recalled

  • Experimental Genital Herpes Drug Shows Promise
    (20-Jun-2016)
    Drug lowered viral activity, recurrence of symptoms in study patients

  • Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe in a Bounce House
    (20-Jun-2016)
    Make sure it's properly installed

  • No Amount of Lead Is Safe for Kids
    (20-Jun-2016)
    American Academy of Pediatrics calls for stronger regulations and new laws to protect children

  • No Amount of Lead Is Safe for Kids
    (20-Jun-2016)
    American Academy of Pediatrics calls for stronger regulations and new laws to protect children

  • Puerto Ricans' Health Lags Behind Other Hispanics
    (17-Jun-2016)
    CDC report finds they have higher risk for 'multiple chronic conditions'

  • Obamacare Premiums Primed to Spike in 2017
    (17-Jun-2016)
    Study of insurers' rate requests in 14 markets reveals a 10 percent average increase

  • Puerto Ricans' Health Lags Behind Other Hispanics
    (17-Jun-2016)
    CDC report finds they have higher risk for 'multiple chronic conditions'

  • Better Care Could Cut Deaths From Trauma by 20 Percent: Report
    (17-Jun-2016)
    Panel says civilian hospitals should learn from military's success in saving lives

  • Better Care Could Cut Deaths From Trauma by 20 Percent: Report
    (17-Jun-2016)
    Panel says civilian hospitals should learn from military's success in saving lives

  • Health Highlights: June 17, 2016
    (17-Jun-2016)
    • Russia's Track and Field Team Banned from Rio Olympics
    • Good Results Halt Lung Cancer Drug Study

  • Folic Acid Now Added to Corn Masa Flour: FDA
    (17-Jun-2016)
    Agency says fortification can reduce risk of certain birth defects in Hispanic-American populations

  • Puerto Ricans' Health Lags Behind Other Hispanics
    (17-Jun-2016)
    CDC report finds they have higher risk for 'multiple chronic conditions'

  • Scientists Explore Possible Way to Stop Zika in Its Tracks
    (17-Jun-2016)
    Gene pathway that allows virus to move from one cell to the next could be future drug target

  • For Better Heart Care, Get a Pharmacist on Your Team
    (16-Jun-2016)
    Canadian study highlights a potential opportunity to improve public health

  • Middle-Aged More Often Diagnosed With Late-Stage Lung Cancer
    (16-Jun-2016)
    British study highlights the need for better early detection, researchers say

  • Boost Minimum Wage and Babies Benefit: Study
    (16-Jun-2016)
    Suggests a $1 increase linked to 4 percent drop in infant deaths, fewer low birth weight babies

  • Single Working Moms Carry a Heart Burden
    (16-Jun-2016)
    Stress, finances may boost cardiovascular risks for U.S. mothers, study says

  • A New Antibiotic to the Rescue?
    (16-Jun-2016)
    Experimental drug shows promise against MRSA superbug in animal trials

  • Health Highlights: June 16, 2016
    (16-Jun-2016)
    • Personalized Combo Therapy May Help Curb Alzheimer's: Study
    • Philadelphia Passes First Big-City Soda Tax
    • Combos Snack Products Recalled

  • Baby Your Baby With Sunscreen
    (16-Jun-2016)
    For starters, apply it at least 15 minutes before heading out, pediatrician advises

  • CDC Reports Six Cases of Birth Defects Caused by Zika
    (16-Jun-2016)
    Three babies born with defects, while three pregnancies were lost or ended due to brain damage caused by virus

  • CDC Reports Six Cases of Birth Defects Caused by Zika
    (16-Jun-2016)
    Three babies born with defects, while three pregnancies were lost or ended due to brain damage caused by virus

  • Extensive Surgery Best for an Aggressive Brain Cancer: Study
    (16-Jun-2016)
    Although larger procedure carries more risk, odds of longer survival are higher, researchers say

  • Just 6 Percent of Chest Pain Cases in ER Are Life-Threatening: Study
    (15-Jun-2016)
    Muscle strains, anxiety, gastrointestinal issues often to blame, doctor says

  • Antibiotics, Formula Feeding Might Change Baby's 'Microbiome'
    (15-Jun-2016)
    C-section birth may also diminish diversity of these colonies of helpful microbes, study shows

  • Pet Turtles Continue to Spread Salmonella
    (15-Jun-2016)
    15 outbreaks in U.S. linked to the illegal reptiles

  • Health Highlights: June 15, 2016
    (15-Jun-2016)
    • AMA Calls for Ban on Powdered Alcohol
    • No Link Between Coffee and Cancer: Experts
    • Rio Olympics Won't Boost Spread of Zika in Other Countries: WHO

  • Timing of Zika Infection in Pregnancy May Be Key to Birth Defect Risk
    (15-Jun-2016)
    Colombian study found no cases of microcephaly when infection occurred in 3rd trimester

  • Timing of Zika Infection in Pregnancy May Be Key to Birth Defect Risk
    (15-Jun-2016)
    Colombian study found no cases of microcephaly when infection occurred in 3rd trimester

  • Gun Injuries More Often Fatal Now, Study Finds
    (14-Jun-2016)
    ERs seeing more severe wounds and deaths than they used to, researchers report

  • Gun Injuries More Often Fatal Now, Study Finds
    (14-Jun-2016)
    ERs seeing more severe wounds and deaths than they used to, researchers report

  • Zika Could Spread in Southern Europe This Summer
    (14-Jun-2016)
    Conditions will be ripe for transmission via Aedes aegypti mosquito, study warns

  • Lift Ban on CDC Research Into Gun Violence, Doctors' Group Says
    (14-Jun-2016)
    Orlando massacre is worst of many such tragic incidents, AMA says, and more research is needed

  • Health Highlights: June 14, 2016
    (14-Jun-2016)
    • Sales of Zecuity Migraine Skin Patches Halted
    • Kellogg Snack Products Recalled
    • Gay Men Outraged Over Inability to Donate Blood For Shooting Victims

  • FDA Approves New Weight-Loss Device
    (14-Jun-2016)
    Surgically implanted port allows obese patients to drain some contents from stomach after meal

  • Diabetes Doesn't Doom Seniors to Disability
    (13-Jun-2016)
    Study found increase in 'good' years of life in recent decades

  • Spikes in Blood Pressure Don't Always Need ER Care
    (13-Jun-2016)
    Most cases of 'hypertensive urgency' can be treated safely in doctor's office, large study finds

  • Spikes in Blood Pressure Don't Always Need ER Care
    (13-Jun-2016)
    Most cases of 'hypertensive urgency' can be treated safely in doctor's office, large study finds

  • Obama's 3-Pronged Effort to Speed Organ Transplants
    (13-Jun-2016)
    Reduce waitlist, increase donors and advance research are priorities

  • HIV Infection Seems to Affect Nervous System
    (13-Jun-2016)
    But symptoms tend to subside once antiretroviral drugs are given

  • Antibiotics May Blunt Breast-Feeding's Benefits
    (13-Jun-2016)
    Infants given the drugs were prone to infections and obesity in childhood, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Sanitize Your Kitchen Sponge
    (13-Jun-2016)
    And get rid of germs

  • Obama's 3-Pronged Effort to Speed Organ Transplants
    (13-Jun-2016)
    Reduce waitlist, increase donors and advance research are priorities

  • Obama's 3-Pronged Effort to Speed Organ Transplants
    (13-Jun-2016)
    Reduce waitlist, increase donors and advance research are priorities

  • Health Highlights: June 13, 2016
    (13-Jun-2016)
    • Gay Men Outraged Over Inability to Donate Blood For Shooting Victims
    • Nations Pledge to Double Number of HIV Patients Receiving Care
    • Man Survives 555 Days Without a Heart
    • FDA Approves Cholera Vaccine for U.S. Travelers

  • Dangerous Urinary Tract Infections Common in Nursing Homes
    (10-Jun-2016)
    Study found 1 in 20 residents developed a UTI in average month, but many facilities lack preventive measures

  • Health Highlights: June 10, 2016
    (10-Jun-2016)
    • Hockey Legend Gordie Howe Dies at Age 88
    • CDC Warns About Lethal Racing Fuel/Soft Drink Mixture
    • FDA Takes Action Against Illegal Online Drug Sellers

  • MS Stem Cell Therapy Succeeds But Poses Risks
    (10-Jun-2016)
    Toxic side effects of heavy chemo could limit use, researcher says

  • Couples Living in Zika Areas Should Delay Pregnancy, WHO Advises
    (10-Jun-2016)
    Agency acknowledges it's the only sure way to avoid having babies born with severe brain defect

  • Strategies That Work to Help Prevent Suicides
    (10-Jun-2016)
    Measures include physical barriers and selling fewer pills at once, experts say

  • Couples Living in Zika Areas Should Delay Pregnancy, WHO Advises
    (10-Jun-2016)
    Agency acknowledges it's the only sure way to avoid having babies born with severe brain defect

  • Parents Often Using TVs, Tablets as 'Electronic Babysitters'
    (10-Jun-2016)
    Study of 44 families found parent-child interaction rare during hours when preschoolers watched media

  • Teen Smoking Down, E-Cigarette Use Up
    (09-Jun-2016)
    CDC survey finds adolescents hear some health messages, but not all

  • California Enacts Right-to-Die Law
    (09-Jun-2016)
    Move triples percentage of terminally ill patients in U.S. who will now have this option

  • Certain Steroids Raise Risk for Serious Staph Infections
    (09-Jun-2016)
    Study finds long-term use of glucocorticoids may suppress immune system, upping odds for patients

  • Health Highlights: June 9, 2016
    (09-Jun-2016)
    • FDA Takes Action Against Illegal Online Drug Sellers
    • Safe to Use DNA From 3 People to Create Baby: Study
    • California Smoking Age Rises to 21
    • 1 in 3 Americans Never Floss: Study

  • Bifocals Might Trip You Up
    (09-Jun-2016)
    Some eyeglasses may cause blurry vision, so seniors need to watch their step, researchers say

  • Certain Steroi