Adults Who've Abused Alcohol May Be at Risk for Memory Problems

Researchers say long-term consequences are little-known


Annual COPD Costs To Hit $49 Billion by 2020: CDC

Each year, almost 135,000 die from smoking-related chronic lung disease, experts say


Blood Test Might Help Prevent Certain Birth Defects

Test to detect mom-to-be's folate concentration could spot those lacking nutrient for infant development


Brown Recluse Spider Bites on the Rise, Expert Warns

They may sometimes cause serious symptoms that affect the whole body


Could a Blood Test Predict Suicide Risk?

Certain gene-based chemical changes seem to accompany suicidal behavior, study finds


Dieting at Young Age Often Backfires, Study Says

Researchers find later risk for obesity, alcohol abuse and eating disorders


Different Areas of Brain Affected in Autism, Sensory Disorders

Sophisticated brain scans show the two conditions are somewhat similar, but are also markedly different


Early Stem Cell Transplant Vital in 'Bubble Boy' Disease

Study found that doing so in first few months of life improved survival odds


Even Thinking an Odor is Harmful May Spur Asthma Symptoms

Study finds people's negative expectations can play a role in flare-ups


Extra Exercise Could Help Depressed Smokers Quit: Study

Withdrawal symptoms, cravings are harder on people with mood disorders, researchers say


Extreme Weather Kills 2,000 in U.S. Each Year: CDC

Heat contributes to nearly one-third of those deaths, report finds


Fruits, Veggies May Have Their Limits in Boosting Lifespan

Study shows a benefit, but that tapers off after 5 servings per day


Gardens a Center of Calm for People With Dementia

Review found some evidence it helped soothe, distract sufferers, but safeguards important


Gene Mutation May Make Food More Tempting

Study shows most common genetic link to obesity triggers activity in the brain's reward centers


Health Highlights: July 29, 2014
  • $1,000 Pill Now Leading Treatment for Hepatitis C

  • Young Soldiers Suffering High Rates of Erectile Dysfunction, Report Finds


Health Highlights: July 30, 2014
  • Florida Issues Warning on Warm Water Flesh-Eating Bacteria

  • Leading Doctor in Ebola Outbreak Dies From the Disease


Health Tip: Choosing Sunglasses

To help protect your eyes


Health Tip: Encourage Kids to Exercise

Here's a list of health benefits


Health Tip: Grill Fruits and Veggies

Meat isn't the only grill-able food


Health Tip: Monitor a Blister

Check for signs of Infection


Healthy Habits May Slow Cellular Signs of Aging, Study Finds

Pay attention to your lifestyle during stressful times, researcher says


Heart Attack Patients Treated at Night, Weekends May Have Worse Outcomes

Timing of arrival at ER affects how quickly an angioplasty is done, research shows


It's 'Buyer Beware' for Decorative Contact Lenses, FDA Says

Get an eye exam and a valid prescription to help prevent eye damage, experts caution


Kids Will Pass on 'Healthy' Foods

To improve their eating habits, don't dwell on the benefits of fruits, veggies, researchers say


Less Flexibility Seen in Brain Wiring of Kids With Autism: Study

Scans reveal differences that might explain why transitions are difficult


'Love Hormone' Oxytocin May Help Some With Autism

Study found it boosted ability of certain patients to read facial expressions, nonverbal cues


Make Kids' Weight Loss a Family Affair, Study Suggests

If parent and preschooler are both overweight, tackling it together works best, researchers say


Malaria Growing Resistant to Drugs Used to Fight It

But several new drugs are in the development pipeline, experts say


Protect Your Eyes When Hitting the Pool

Skip contact lenses, try goggles, doctor suggests


Scientists Shed Light on Link Between Depression, Dementia

Researchers deem depression an independent risk factor for dementia


Tip-Over Furniture Can Kill Kids

Experts share childproofing advice


Wider Face May Give You an Edge in Negotiations

But it's not an asset in matters requiring compromise, study finds