Doctors Urge Meningitis Shots for Vulnerable Infants, Children

And teens, college students should make sure their vaccines are up to date, says Academy of Pediatrics


'Fist Bump' May Beat Handshake for Cleanliness

U.K. researchers found it transferred a tenth of the bacteria that gripping hands did


Health Highlights: July 27, 2014
  • U.S. Doctor Working in Liberia Is Infected With Ebola


Health Highlights: July 28, 2014
  • 2 Americans Working in Liberia Are Infected With Ebola


Health Tip: Recognize Signs of Bullying

Such as a sudden desire to avoid school


Health Tip: Risk Factors for a Herniated Disk

Including improper lifting


Healthy 'Brown Fat' May Cut Odds for Obesity, Diabetes

Study confirmed it helps regulate blood sugar levels, increases insulin sensitivity in people with more of it


Healthy Habits May Help Childhood Cancer Survivors Avoid Chronic Ills

Lifestyle choices influence long-term outcomes, researcher says


Inflammatory Muscle Disorder May Raise Risk for Heart Attack, Stroke

Patients with polymyalgia rheumatica may be more likely to develop vascular disease, study shows


Preemies May Have Higher Risk of Blood Clots, Even as Adults

Odds are small, but family, doctors should keep possibility in mind, researchers say


Tonsillectomy for Sleep Apnea May Trigger Weight Gain

Study found overweight kids who had surgery were more likely to become obese within seven months


Wives' Higher Education May Not Affect Divorce Rate

Couples with equal levels of academic achievement less likely to split than if husbands have more, study finds