Recent Health News

Health Tip: Strengthening Your Brain

Suggestions for seniors to stay sharp

Health Tip: Soothing Psoriasis on the Feet

Soak your tootsies in oatmeal

Want to Stay Slim? Leave the Car at Home

Driving to work, rather than walking, cycling or public transit, tied to extra pounds in study

White Women More Likely to Seek Fertility Treatment: Report

Finding points up need for better access to reproductive health care for all women, researcher says

Tight Blood Pressure Control Doesn't Raise Risk of Falls, Study Says

Findings counter common beliefs about intensive treatment

Pigs' Hearts Beat for a Year in Baboons' Abdomens

Studies may one day lead to use of animal organs for human transplantation

Teen Birth Rate Has Dropped Dramatically in Last Two Decades: CDC

4 million fewer births attributed to less sex, more contraception, but U.S. rate still higher than comparable nations

Study Ties Colds, Flu to Rare Risk of Stroke in Kids

Cause seems related to inflammation of the arteries, researchers say

Seniors' Sleep Woes May Be Linked to Loss of Brain Cells

Decline of these neurons occurs with aging, Alzheimer's, researchers say

Exercise May Guard Against Irregular Heartbeat in Older Women

Study found it lowered risk even if they were obese

Seals, Sea Lions Helped Global Spread of TB, Study Finds

Research on origins of tuberculosis may shed light on how other viruses are transmitted between species

Botox Tested on Stomach Cancer in Mice

Preliminary research suggests the wrinkle treatment might silence critical nerves that support tumors

Health Highlights: Aug. 20, 2014

MLB Pitcher Curt Schilling Blames Mouth Cancer on Chewing Tobacco

Peanut, Other Nut Butter Products Recalled by NSpired Natural Foods

Breast-Feeding Moms Have Lower Depression Risk: Study

Blood Transfusions May Cut Risk of 'Silent' Stroke in Kids With Sickle Cell

Study found children who got monthly infusions were less likely to suffer another attack

Drug for Ebola-Like Virus Shows Promise in Monkeys

Finding could be big gain against deadly pathogens like Ebola, Marburg, researchers say

Cerdelga Approved for Gaucher Disease

People with rare disorder lack key enzyme

High-Risk Melanomas Often on Head or Neck, Study Finds

Rate of cell growth may be a key to diagnosis and treatment, an expert says

Many Women Who Have Mastectomy Don't Get Breast Reconstruction: Study

Most were satisfied with their decision, researchers noted

'Bubble Boy' Disease May Be More Common Than Thought

Screening infants for SCID saves lives, researchers report

Certain Symptoms Can Delay Lupus Diagnosis, Researchers Report

Headache, seizures often lead doctors down the wrong path

Many With Schizophrenia Say They're Happy: Study

Finding is valuable, researchers say, because coping mechanisms can be taught to others

Health Highlights: Aug. 19, 2014

Missing Ebola Patients in Liberia Found; Doctors Without Borders Opens New Treatment Center

Cyber Attack Affects 4.5 Million Patients' Data

For Kids, Risks of Parental Smoking Persist Long-Term, Study Finds

Increased odds for asthma seen into teen years

2 Vaccines Help Cut Bacteria That Cause Meningitis, Study Finds

Shot could reduce risk that people who carry germs will spread them to others, research suggests

Antibiotic Might Raise Heart Risks for Some

People with underlying heart rhythm disorders may want to avoid clarithromycin, study suggests