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


Blood Transfusions May Cut Risk of 'Silent' Stroke in Kids With Sickle Cell

Study found children who got monthly infusions were less likely to suffer another attack


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


Botox Tested on Stomach Cancer in Mice

Preliminary research suggests the wrinkle treatment might silence critical nerves that support tumors


Cerdelga Approved for Gaucher Disease

People with rare disorder lack key enzyme


Consumer Reports Advises Pregnant Women to Avoid Tuna

Guideline is prompted by concerns about mercury exposure


Drug for Ebola-Like Virus Shows Promise in Monkeys

Finding could be big gain against deadly pathogens like Ebola, Marburg, researchers say


Exercise May Guard Against Irregular Heartbeat in Older Women

Study found it lowered risk even if they were obese


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. 20, 2014
  • MLB Pitcher Curt Schilling Blames Mouth Cancer on Chewing Tobacco

  • Peanut, Other Nut Butter Products Recalled by NSpired Natural Foods

  • Breast-Feeding Moms Have Lower Depression Risk: Study


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: Soothing Psoriasis on the Feet

Soak your tootsies in oatmeal


Health Tip: Strengthening Your Brain

Suggestions for seniors to stay sharp


Health Tip: When Your Child Is Afraid to Sleep

Understand what's behind the fear


High-Risk Melanomas Often on Head or Neck, Study Finds

Rate of cell growth may be a key to diagnosis and treatment, an expert says


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


Many Women Who Have Mastectomy Don't Get Breast Reconstruction: Study

Most were satisfied with their decision, researchers noted


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


Pigs' Hearts Beat for a Year in Baboons' Abdomens

Studies may one day lead to use of animal organs for human transplantation


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


Seals, Sea Lions Helped Global Spread of TB, Study Finds

Research on origins of tuberculosis may shed light on how other viruses are transmitted between species


Seniors' Sleep Woes May Be Linked to Loss of Brain Cells

Decline of these neurons occurs with aging, Alzheimer's, researchers say


Study Ties Colds, Flu to Rare Risk of Stroke in Kids

Cause seems related to inflammation of the arteries, researchers say


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


Teen Birth Rate Has Dropped Dramatically in Last Two Decades: CDC

4 million fewer births attributed to less sex, more contraception, but U.S. rate still higher than comparable nations


Tight Blood Pressure Control Doesn't Raise Risk of Falls, Study Says

Findings counter common beliefs about intensive treatment


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


Want to Stay Slim? Leave the Car at Home

Driving to work, rather than walking, cycling or public transit, tied to extra pounds in study


White Women More Likely to Seek Fertility Treatment: Report

Finding points up need for better access to reproductive health care for all women, researcher says