Recent Health News

College Women Can Use Food Strategies, Study Finds

Freshmen unsure that they'll make the right choices

Get a Flu Shot During Checkup, Doctor Says

Vaccination in October may give you the best chance of avoiding influenza this season

Some U.S. Troops May Face Greater Skin Cancer Risk

Soldiers might not have regular access to sunscreen, research reveals

Oral Health in Women of Childbearing Age Needs Improvement

Large disparity in dental care, U.S. government research shows

U.S. Gun Deaths Lowest in Hawaii, Highest in D.C.

Decade-long study also finds firearm death rates twice as high in black people compared with whites

Scientists Spot How Bacterial Pneumonia Damages the Heart

A vaccine, and the right antibiotic, may guard against a direct attack on heart cells, researchers say

Health Highlights: Sept. 19, 2014

Doctor Admits to Fraudulent Cancer Treatment

Tight Blood Sugar Control Doesn't Prevent Strokes in Diabetics: Study

But keeping blood pressure in check does, researchers say

FDA Approves Another Weekly Injectable Drug for Type 2 Diabetes

Trulicity helps lower blood sugar levels when used alone or with other medications, agency says

Trulicity Approved for Type 2 Diabetes

New drug helps regulate blood sugar

Avian Flu In Harbor Seals Could Infect People

Mutations to the virus might allow it to spread, researchers say.

More Schools Stocking Shots That Counter Serious Allergic Reactions

Having epinephrine auto-injectors on hand can save lives, advocates say

Brain Structure Might Help Predict Risky Behavior

Study finds people with greater volume in one brain region are more likely to take risks involving money

Health Tip: Getting More Whole Grains

Include one in your breakfast menu

Cyberbullying Seems to Ramp Up in Middle School

Effective prevention strategies must not be 'one-size-fits-all,' researcher says

Do Greener Neighborhoods Produce Healthier Babies?

Fewer preemies and small babies delivered when moms live near trees, grass, study says

Scientists Studying Sickle Cell Trait

Condition has killed 9 collegiate football players since 2000, researchers say

Health Tip: Why Proteins Are Essential

They're the body's building blocks

Health Tip: Losing Weight After Baby

Give your body time to recover first

Study: Exposure to Diversity Might Boost Baby's Social Skills

Hearing different languages early in life could help reduce bias, researchers say

Mentors May Steer Young People Toward More Rewarding Careers

The result: Greater authority, responsibility likelier early on, study says

Family Squabbles Can Derail Recovery From Cancer Surgery

Study finds infection, other complications more likely for patients with difficult lives

Grief Can Weigh on Immune System in Older Folks, Study Says

Those who are bereaved may be more likely to develop infections, researchers suggest