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

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


Barbershops Join Fight Against High Blood Pressure in Black Men

Novel partnership detects "silent killer" in more than one-third of those tested, study reports


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


Burnout Common Among Transplant Surgeons, Study Reveals

40 percent admit to feeling emotionally exhausted, researchers report


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


Ebola Patient to Be Flown to U.S. for Treatment

Unnamed individual will be cared for in specially designed isolation unit, Atlanta hospital says


FDA Approves New Treatment for People With COPD

Striverdi Respimat is an inhaled spray that works by keeping airways relaxed, agency says


FDA Approves New Type 2 Diabetes Drug

Jardiance works by boosting excretion of sugar from the kidneys, agency says


Food Is a Common Choking Hazard for Kids, Doctor Says

Experts warn that children under 5 are most vulnerable


Hairdo Trumps Exercise for Many Black Women, Study Finds

But shift toward lower-maintenance styles may free some up for physical activity


Health Highlights: Aug. 1, 2014
  • FDA to Regulate Medical Lab Testing


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


Health Tip: Am I A Binge Eater?

Controlling eating habits


Health Tip: Choosing a Safe Summer Camp

Make an informed selection


Health Tip: If You Get Lost on a Hiking Trail

Suggestions for what to do


Health Tip: Set Rules About TV Time

Be strict about when it's forbidden


'Ice Man' Mummy May Have Been at Risk of Heart Disease

5,000-year-old remains found in Alps glacier contain DNA indicating increased cardiovascular risk


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

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


Kids' Lunch Boxes Often Fall Short on Nutrition

Less than one-third of home meals met federal standards for school-served foods, study finds


Many Doctors Recommend E-Cigarettes as Anti-Smoking Aid, Survey Finds

Two-thirds of physicians thought they could help smokers quit, and a third recommended them


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

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


Obesity Might Slow You Down at Work

Heavier people, no matter what age, may have less endurance in manufacturing jobs, study suggests


Older Women With Asthma Face Worse Health Outcomes

Making breathing issues a priority can help improve their overall condition, researchers say


Once-Daily Inhaler Approved for COPD

Striverdi Respimat relaxes lung airways to improve breathing


Preschoolers With Special Needs May Gain From 'Inclusion' Classrooms

Peers with stronger language abilities have positive effect, study finds


Some Birth Control Pills May Up Breast Cancer Risk

High-dose estrogen formulations linked to greater risk in women under 50, experts find


Some Jobs Harder on the Heart Than Others, Report Finds

But having to search for work may be just as stressful, unhealthy, researchers add


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


Two Americans With Ebola Will Be Evacuated Back to United States

State Dept. says transfer to U.S. hospital will be done under strict protocols to ensure safety


Women in Military Drink Less Than Civilians, Report Shows

They may be more aware of link between alcohol use, sexual assault, researchers suggest