Recent Health News

Health Tip: When Your Child Needs to Lose Weight

Get doctor's approval before starting a diet

Health Tip: Watch the Road on Halloween

Be careful of trick-or-treaters

Teens Who Dine With Their Families May Be Slimmer Adults

Study found eating meals together once or twice a week was tied to lower risk of becoming overweight

Multiple Drug Use Raises Infection Risk for 'Swinging' Couples

Researchers cite need for safe sex practices

Health Highlights: Oct. 24, 2014

Surgeons Transplant First Non-Beating Heart

Cadavers Beat Computers as Med School Teaching Tool, Study Finds

Researchers say future doctors and nurses learn more from the human body

Childhood Peanut Allergy May Be Linked to Skin Gene Mutation

Study bolsters the dual-allergen-exposure theory, expert says

Could Air Pollutants Raise a Child's Autism Risk?

Chromium, styrene implicated in preliminary study

Nurse Nina Pham Declared 'Free' of Ebola Virus

She contracted virus caring for Dallas patient Thomas Eric Duncan but should return home soon, officials said

Health Tip: Coping With Chronic Pain

Follow a healthy lifestyle

Health Tip: Using a Pacifier to Soothe Baby

Make sure the infant really doesn't want to eat instead

Teen Conflicts Spill Over to Other Areas of Their Lives

Home troubles affect school life, school issues affect home, researchers report

Doctors Often Unaware Their Patients Have Catheters

Small tubes reduce needle sticks, but can increase infection risk if left too long

Health Highlights: Oct. 23, 2014

EPA Proposes Barring 72 Chemicals as Ingredients in Pesticides

World TB Cases Rose to 9 million in 2013: WHO

Assured Brand Naproxen Tablets Recalled

Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. Babies Delivered by C-Section, Study Finds

But cesarean rates vary widely across the country

As Pot Use Rises, Teens' Grades May Fall: Study

Occasional use might not have impact, but heavy users had lower test scores, researchers found

'Exposure Therapy' May Relieve Prolonged Grief Disorder

Reliving the death of a loved one can help survivors, researchers say

Gene Scan Helps Diagnose Mystery Disorders in Children

Using DNA from parents and child, test hones in on disease-causing mutations

Airborne Transmission of Ebola Highly Unlikely, Experts Say

No threat foreseen from public sniffles, coughs

Disease Severity in One Eye May Predict Progression in the Other

Study focuses on macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss in older Americans

Gestational Diabetes May Influence Daughter's Weight Later

Girls' risk of being overweight may be more than tripled, study finds

Study Finds Kidney Stones Linked to Weakened Bones

People with the obstructions were at higher odds for breaks and fractures, researchers say

Beware Claims That Activated Charcoal Can Cure Gut Troubles

Doctors say one man developed colitis after detox treatment, though cause is unclear

Experts Predict 'Catastrophic' Ebola Epidemic in West Africa if Aid Delayed

Yale team foresees 90,000 deaths in one Liberian county alone by Dec. 15

Health Tip: Breast-feeding With Diabetes

Potential benefits for both mom and baby