Air in U.S. Cities Getting Cleaner, EPA Says

Levels of many toxins, pollutants have been lowered since 1990, according to the agency


Blacks May Face Higher Risk of Diabetes-Linked Vision Loss

Diabetic macular edema seems to strike some types of patients more frequently


Both U.S. Health-Care Workers Infected With Ebola Released From Hospital

Though still weak, they're expected to continue to recover and pose no risk to the public, doctors say


Consumer Reports Advises Pregnant Women to Avoid Tuna

Guideline is prompted by concerns about mercury exposure


Failing Vision Tied to Shorter Lifespans for Seniors

Link could be due to faltering ability to carry out daily tasks, researchers say


Fewer U.S. Teens Using Sunscreen, Study Finds

Warnings about sun exposure and skin cancer aren't getting through, experts say


Getting Healthier a Big Money-Saver for People With Diabetes

Sticking with a fitness and nutrition plan can save more than $500 a year in health-care costs, study finds


Health Highlights: Aug. 21, 2014
  • Corona Beer Recalled

  • Jim Kelly Appears Free of Sinus Cancer: Doctor

  • MLB Pitcher Curt Schilling Blames Mouth Cancer on Chewing Tobacco


Health Tip: Help Keep Teen Drivers Safe

Frequently discuss auto safety


Health Tip: When Your Child Is Afraid to Sleep

Understand what's behind the fear


Kids With Autism Have Extra Brain Connections, Study Says

Too many of these 'synapses' could be a problem, but medicines might someday help prune them away


Low Birth Weights May Put Black Women at Risk for Diabetes

Study found association regardless of their current weight


New Drug May Fight Serious Respiratory Virus in Infants

RSV leading cause of hospitalization among infants, researchers note


New Test Helps Diagnose Type 1 Diabetes

But negative result doesn't rule out disease, FDA warns


Racial Disparities in Breast-Feeding May Start With Hospitals, Study Suggests

Maternity care practices differ in neighborhoods with more black residents than average, CDC research finds


Study: Men, Lesbians More Likely to Have Orgasms

Number of factors may make it tougher for straight women to do the same, experts say


Talk Therapy Plus Meds May Be Best for Severe Depression

But combination isn't better than drugs alone for those with mild or chronic mood disorder, study says


Two Polio Vaccines May Give Greater Protection Against Crippling Disease

Study found combining them boosted immune system even more than one


U.S. to Tighten Access to Certain Narcotic Painkillers

Drugs containing hydrocodone, which include Vicodin, would be affected