2 Vaccines Help Cut Bacteria That Cause Meningitis, Study Finds

Shot could reduce risk that people who carry germs will spread them to others, research suggests


All Pregnant Women Need Flu Shot: Ob/Gyn Group

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says vaccination helps mother and baby


Antibiotic Might Raise Heart Risks for Some

People with underlying heart rhythm disorders may want to avoid clarithromycin, study suggests


'Bubble Boy' Disease May Be More Common Than Thought

Screening infants for SCID saves lives, researchers report


Certain Antipsychotic Meds Tied to Kidney Problems in Elderly

'Off-label' use to treat dementia-related behavior may carry significant risks, study finds


Certain Symptoms Can Delay Lupus Diagnosis, Researchers Report

Headache, seizures often lead doctors down the wrong path


Education Linked to Activity Levels During the Week

College grads exercise more on Saturday, Sunday, while high school dropouts more active on weekdays, study finds


Fitness May Boost Kids' Brainpower

Study found fitter kids had different white matter, which helps brain regions communicate with each other


For Kids, Risks of Parental Smoking Persist Long-Term, Study Finds

Increased odds for asthma seen into teen years


Health Highlights: Aug. 19, 2014
  • Missing Ebola Patients in Liberia Found; Doctors Without Borders Opens New Treatment Center

  • Cyber Attack Affects 4.5 Million Patients' Data


Health Tip: Have Jaw Pain?

Here are possible causes


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: Teach Children Not to Waste Food

Make sure school lunch has food they'll eat


Hospital Discharge a Key Time to Help Smokers Quit

New study finds that follow-up monitoring and care is crucial


Many With Schizophrenia Say They're Happy: Study

Finding is valuable, researchers say, because coping mechanisms can be taught to others


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


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


When Parents Need Care, Daughters Carry the Burden: Study

Brothers often pass on responsibilities to sisters, research contends