Recent Health News

Calorie Counts Mandated at Chain Restaurants, FDA Says

Rules also apply to theater popcorn, bakeries and ice cream parlors

Brain Abnormality Spotted in Many SIDS Babies

But finding is too preliminary to say it causes the deadly condition, experts say

New Device May Make Mammograms More Comfortable

Less pain was reported in study, while image quality was still preserved, researcher says

Yogurt Every Day May Help Keep Diabetes Away

Study found modest effect against the disease, but experts say overall healthy diet is still best approach

Health Highlights: Nov. 25, 2014

Double-Arm Transplant Patient Doing Well

Raw Bean Sprouts From NYC Supplier Linked to 10-State Salmonella Outbreak

Hi-Tech Spoon Remains Steady in Trembling Hands

Phoenix VA Medical Center Director Fired

Regenerative Medicine Pioneer Being Investigated

Health Tip: What's Behind Allergic Pinkeye?

Frequent causes of allergic conjunctivitis

Daily Physical Activity May Help Lower Parkinson's Risk

Six hours a week of household chores or commuting seem protective, study finds

Early Puberty Linked to Increased Risk of Depression in Teens

Researchers find odds raised in both boys and girls developing sooner than peers

ER Visits on the Rise, Study Reports

About 96 percent of patients need medical care within two hours

Study Uncovers Vultures' Gastronomical Secrets

Birds' guts have evolved, allowing them to consume dangerous bacteria, experts say

Teens Given Anxiety, Sleep Meds May Be at Risk for Drug Abuse

Study finds illicit drug use more likely after their prescribed medications run out

FDA Advisory Panel Says Steroid Shots for Back Pain Can Continue

Experts decided against backing any new warning label for controversial injections

Could Popular Heartburn Drugs Upset Your 'Good' Gut Bugs?

Study suggests class of meds upset healthy balance of bacteria in the gut

Infants With Eczema May Be More Prone to Peanut Allergy: Study

If damaged skin exposed to peanut proteins in household dust, chances of allergy higher, researcher says

Most Americans With HIV Don't Have Virus Under Control, CDC Says

U.S. experts cite indifference, lack of access to care

Full-Day Preschool Beats Part-Day for School Preparedness

Full-time program for youngest tots boosts test scores, attendance: study

Parents Need to Take Lead on Teen Concussion Prevention

Expert advises protective gear, and baseline concussion testing for athletes

Some Newly Insured Under 'Obamacare' May Have Trouble Finding Doctors

In certain markets, wary physicians, narrow provider networks pose obstacles to care

Eczema Cases Rising Among U.S. Children: Report

For most, proper skin care and topical treatments help, experts say

Talk Therapy Linked To Lower Suicide Risk

Danish study finds multiple sessions help prevent repeat attempts at ending life

Health Highlights: Nov. 24, 2014

World 'Far Away' From Defeating Ebola: WHO Official

Private Cancer Specialists Disappearing in U.S.

Health Tip: Getting Active Indoors

Get 60 minutes of exercise inside

Health Tip: Safely Thaw the Thanksgiving Turkey

One option is to thaw in the fridge

FDA Adds 'Boxed Warning' to Devices Used to Remove Uterine Fibroids

Risk of spreading unsuspected cancers prompted new warnings, agency says

Rx for Better Health Care: Kindness and Compassion

Data suggests that gentler, thoughtful approach helps boost patient outcomes, experts say