1 in 4 U.S. Kids Underestimate Their Weight, Study Finds

Kids and parents need education about healthy weight and healthful lifestyles, experts say


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


Benefits of E-Cigarettes May Outweigh Harms, Study Finds

Findings run counter to recent calls for strict regulation


Big Jump in Doctor's Office Visits for Young Adults With Diabetes

Overall, 1 in 10 consultations in the U.S. now involves a person with the illness, CDC says


CDC Issues Travel Warning as West Africa Ebola Outbreak Worsens

Agency also plans to send 50 more experts to the affected countries


Cholesterol Drugs May Speed Healing After Surgery

Statin therapy may affect inflammatory response and help wounds recover, researchers say


Civilian Life, Not Combat, May Drive Many Veterans to Drink

Returning Guardsmen need help coping with family, money and job problems, experts say


Cold Sore Virus Active Without Symptoms, Study Finds

Research reveals ongoing struggle in the cells of infected people


Could a Blood Test Predict Suicide Risk?

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


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


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

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


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 30, 2014
  • Florida Issues Warning on Warm Water Flesh-Eating Bacteria

  • Leading Doctor in Ebola Outbreak Dies From the Disease


Health Highlights: July 31, 2014
  • Florida Issues Warning on Warm Water Flesh-Eating Bacteria


Health Tip: Choosing a Safe Summer Camp

Make an informed selection


Health Tip: Choosing Sunglasses

To help protect your eyes


Health Tip: If You Get Lost on a Hiking Trail

Suggestions for what to do


Health Tip: Monitor a Blister

Check for signs of Infection


J&J Pulls Hysterectomy Tool Tied to Cancer Risk From Market

Controversial device had been used for minimally invasive hysterectomies, uterine fibroid removal


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


No TV or Obesity, But Ancient People Still Had Heart Disease

Mummy study shows that, just like today, inflammation spurred blood vessel blockages


Preschoolers With Special Needs May Gain From 'Inclusion' Classrooms

Peers with stronger language abilities have positive effect, study finds


Scientists Shed Light on Link Between Depression, Dementia

Researchers deem depression an independent risk factor for dementia


Teen 'Growing Pains' May Persist For Years

Left untreated, knee discomfort can become chronic, researchers caution


There's No Ebola Cure, But Early Intensive Treatment Boosts Survival

Virus launches assault on multiple organs, keeping patients hydrated is often key, experts say


Tip-Over Furniture Can Kill Kids

Experts share childproofing advice