2 Cases Suggest Stem Cell Transplant Might Ease 'Stiff Person' Syndrome

Rare condition causes 'tin soldier' gait, uncontrolled muscle spasms, researchers say


Ban Indoor Use of E-Cigarettes, U.N. Health Agency Says

Recommendation comes a day after similar calls for regulation by American Heart Association


Deep Brain Stimulation Safe for Older Parkinson's Patients: Study

Rates of complications did not rise with age, researchers report


Diet, Exercise Counseling Urged for Overweight Americans With Heart Risks

Task force guidelines could apply to half of U.S. adults


Do Antidepressants in Pregnancy Raise Risks for Mental Woes in Kids?

New study discounts pills' link to autism, but suggests ties to ADHD


Even Normal-Weight Teens Can Have Dangerous Eating Disorders, Study Finds

Researchers saw a nearly 6-fold rise in patients who met all criteria of anorexia except being underweight


Everest Study Finds High Altitude Affects Blood Pressure

Researchers also report blood-pressure drug works well at sea level but not at great heights


Health Highlights: Aug. 26, 2014
  • Blood Pressure Controlled Best by Patient: Study

  • New Anti-Tobacco Ad Targets Celebrity Smokers

  • Ebola has 'Upper Hand' in Outbreak: CDC Director


Health Tip: Did You Bruise a Muscle?

Signs of a muscle contusion


Health Tip: Do You Talk in Your Sleep?

You may not be getting enough rest


Health Tip: Help Prevent Foodborne Illness

Wash hands frequently


Health Tip: Preparing for the First Day of School

Reinforce the positives


Heart Studies Don't Reflect Real-World Patients, Study Finds

Participants are healthier, possibly skewing results


Hormone Might Help Preemies' Brains

But one expert says more evidence on EPO is needed


Lack of Protective Gear Leaves Medics at Risk in Ebola Outbreak: Study

Researchers report shortages of gloves, masks existed in Liberia, Sierra Leone years before latest epidemic


Overconfident Folks May Blind Others to Their Real Abilities

This self-deception can lead to risk taking, and problems for institutions that promote such people, study suggests


Playing Video Game May Boost MS Patients' Balance: Study

Research suggests regular use of Wii accessory might rewire the brain


Scientists 'Rewrite' Bad Memories in Mice

Manipulation of brain cells can switch negative emotions to positive ones, researchers say


Scientists Spot Genetic Clues to Crohn's Disease

Finding suggests genes, environment both play a part in development of the bowel disorder


Sleep Apnea Treatment Helps Seniors, Study Finds

British researchers report it improved slumber, lowered daytime sleepiness


Steer Clear of Dietary Supplements for Concussions: FDA

Agency warns that no evidence supports claims of faster recovery from a head injury


Study: Aspirin Might Work Instead of Warfarin for Deep Vein Clots

But heart experts say it's not a preferred or ideal choice


Study: Young Adults Who Had Depression Have 'Hyper-Connected' Brain Networks

Finding might help predict, prevent and treat the disorder, researchers say


VA Hospital Delays Didn't Cause Deaths, Investigators Say

But draft report still finds unacceptable scheduling problems, according to published report


When It Comes to a Growing Child, the Brain Comes First

Needs of the developing human brain trump physical growth, research suggests