Could Coffee Lower Risk of Multiple Sclerosis?

Studies link several cups daily with reduced odds for the disease


Epilepsy Surgery Gets High Marks From Patients in Survey

92 percent said it was worthwhile, with fewer seizures and higher quality-of-life


Fewer Americans Burdened by Medical Bills: Study

Health reform, recovering economy may be easing families' financial problems, experts say


Gene Mutations Tied to Leukemia Rise With Age, Study Finds

But just having cancer-linked DNA doesn't mean the disease will develop, study authors stressed


Get Checked for Diabetes While Getting Your Teeth Cleaned?

Study found testing blood from mouth was as accurate as finger prick at diagnosing condition


Good Supermarkets in Poor Areas May Not Prompt Better Eating

Study found no change in availability of healthy foods for children in low-income homes


Health Highlights: Feb. 26, 2015
  • Task Force Recommends Major Changes to VA Health System

  • Painkiller Abuse Linked to HIV Outbreak in Indiana

  • Concerns Raised About Anesthesia Use in Young Children


Health Tip: Eat Right to Get Through Winter

Help battle winter doldrums


Health Tip: Protect Against Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Never run the car inside the garage


More Cases of High Blood Pressure in Less Affluent States

The unemployed seemed to be at especially high risk, CDC researchers found


New Antibiotic Avycaz Approved

Combination drug sanctioned for abdominal, urinary tract infections


Poor Response to Statins May Mean Clogged Arteries

About 1 in 5 patients taking cholesterol-lowering drugs doesn't benefit, researchers find


Rear End Takes a Front Seat in Plastic Surgery Offices

Men also drove up overall number of cosmetic procedures, doctors say


Rise in Use of Animals for Research

Study says 73 percent increase due to using more mice, and fewer cats and dogs


Seasonal Flu Vaccine Even Less Effective Than Thought: CDC

And nasal version appears to provide no protection at all for young children


U.S. Ebola Survivor Dr. Craig Spencer Gives His Side of the Story

Former volunteer in fight against West African outbreak felt vilified by media, politicians


U.S. Pedestrian Death Rate Leveling Off, But Still Too High

Governors' safety group reports more than 2,100 killed in early 2014