Acetaminophen May Not Help Against Back Pain, Study Contends

The common pain reliever, best known as Tylenol, showed no effect in Australian trial


Cystic Fibrosis Drug Combo May Be Less Effective Than Hoped

One medication seems to partly counteract the other, suggests study on human cells


Dangerous Use of Growth Hormone Surges Among U.S. Teens

Many young people are ordering dubious, hazardous products off of the Internet, researchers warn


Dogs Can Get Jealous, Too

Primitive form of envy may help them protect their bond with their human, researchers report


FDA Approves Hard-to-Abuse Narcotic Painkiller

Targiniq ER contains naloxone, which blunts euphoria of oxycodone when tablet is crushed or broken


Gene Study Gives New Insight Into Puberty in Girls

Findings may also provide clues on biology of diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, researcher says


Good Odds for Those Who Need Bone Marrow Donor, Study Finds

Most blood cancer patients will find an acceptable match through bone marrow registry


Health Highlights: July 23, 2014
  • CDC Lab Director Resigns Following Anthrax Scare

  • Leading Doctor in Sierra Leone Ebola Outbreak Is Now Infected

  • CDC Director Says Antibiotic Resistance a Growing Threat


Health Highlights: July 24, 2014
  • CDC Lab Director Resigns Following Anthrax Scare

  • Leading Doctor in Sierra Leone Ebola Outbreak Is Now Infected


Health Tip: Eating for Your Age

Suggestions for men in their 60s


Health Tip: Keep Youngsters Outside the Pool

To help prevent drowning


Health Tip: Recovering After Knee Replacement

Prepare your home before the surgery


HIV Meds May Also Help Control Hepatitis C, Study Finds

For people infected with both viruses, early treatment is critical, researchers report


Many Kids With Medicaid Use ER as Doctor's Office: CDC

Pediatrician says many physicians won't accept the publicly funded insurance plan


Many Obese U.S. Kids Think They're Thinner Than They Are

They won't take steps to reach a healthy weight if they don't see the problem, experts note


Many U.S. Male Soldiers Had Troubled Childhoods, Study Finds

Men who served after draft was dropped were twice as likely to report past abuse, trauma as their civilian peers


More Than 10 Million People Gained Coverage Under Obamacare, Study Finds

Expansion of Medicaid was a major factor in boosting numbers, researchers report


Painful, Itchy Patches Could Be Sign of Skin Cancer

But it's likely to be the non-melanoma type, dermatologist says


Parent's Death May Raise Risk of Early Death for Grown Children, Study Suggests

Odds of dying prematurely 50 percent higher in adults who'd lost a parent in childhood, researchers report


Parents of Obese Kids Often View Them as Healthy

They're more likely to change their children's diet than encourage exercise, study finds


Routine Pulse Check May Prevent Second Stroke, Study Says

Patients, relatives can get reliable results, researchers find


Teenage Boys Want Intimacy, Not Just Sex, Survey Finds

Small study revealed most younger males more interested in closeness, trust with a girl


Tough-to-Abuse Formulation of Oxycodone Approved

Targiniq includes naloxene, which blocks euphoric effect if pill is crushed or broken


Weight Loss Surgery May Help Ease Urinary Incontinence

Nearly two-thirds of women had significant improvement of their symptoms, researchers report


Young Readers, Tomorrow's Leaders?

Study suggests link between early reading skills and later intelligence


Zydelig Approved for Three Types of Blood Cancer

But label warns drug may be toxic to liver