All That Googling May Make People Feel Smarter Than They Are

In study, Internet searches seemed to boost users' sense of their own knowledge base


Benefits of Iron Supplements Unclear for Pregnant Women, Young Children

Task force concludes there's too little information to recommend screening for deficiencies


Clues to 'Brain Fog' in Chronic Fatigue Patients Found in Spinal Fluid

Study reveals evidence that it's 'not made up,' researcher says


Early Tests of Experimental Ebola Vaccine Show Promise

Immune response seen in all study volunteers, side effects were manageable


Eat Right to Protect Your Sight

Oily fish, broccoli and berries may benefit your eyes, expert says


E-Cigs Tied to Drinking, Other Risky Teen Behaviors

Strong relationship to alcohol use, study finds


Exercise Beneficial Even in Polluted Air: Study

Negative effects from pollution don't negate health gains from workouts, researchers say


'Exploding Head Syndrome' Surprisingly Common Among Young People

Complaint -- awakening due to loud, nonexistent noises -- was previously associated with old age


Face Scans Show How Fast a Person Is Aging

Study says images more reliable than blood tests in determining the toll of time, lifestyle


FDA Expands Approval for 'Valve in Valve' Aortic Replacement

Now includes people at risk for open-heart surgery complications


Head Injuries May Prematurely Age the Brain, Study Suggests

Researchers hope computer model could predict early problems from injuries


Health Highlights: April 1, 2015
  • Singer Avril Lavigne Has Lyme Disease

  • Joni Mitchell in Hospital

  • Doctors in Arizona Must Tell Women Drug-Induced Abortion May be Reversible


Health Highlights: March 31, 2015
  • Ancient Eye Remedy Kills Superbug: Study

  • Idaho Wins Medicaid Pay Fight in Supreme Court Case

  • Younger People, Women Most Likely to Use Cellphone While Driving: Study

  • Pharmacists Shouldn't Provide Drugs For Executions: Association


Health Tip: Cook Healthier With a Slow Cooker

Suggestions for crock pot use


Health Tip: Heading to the Beach?

Brush up on swimming safety


Health Tip: Plan for Healthy Meals on a Budget

Strategies to help you eat well for less


Health Tip: Shopping for Teens' Shoes

Consider fit and function


Heart Groups Issue Updated Blood Pressure Guidelines

Aim is more flexibility for those with heart disease, doctors say


Letting Kids Sip Alcohol May 'Send Wrong Message'

Study suggests it might make booze more appealing to children


Man's Iced Tea Habit May Have Swamped His Kidneys

He drank 16 glasses a day, which probably contributed to health issues, report suggests


More Americans Survive Childhood Cancers, But Health Problems Persist

Malignancies and treatments can take toll on quality of life in adulthood, study finds


New Stroke Prevention Efforts May Be Paying Off

CDC study finds fewer patients treated in ERs for blood clots in the brain


Newer Test for Down Syndrome Called 'Major Advance'

But it won't eliminate need for invasive diagnostics such as amniocentesis, doctors say


Night Owls Run Higher Risk of Health Problems, Study Finds

Even with the same amount of sleep as early risers, they were more prone to diabetes, muscle loss


Ob-Gyns: Use Ultrasound to Assess Pelvic Symptoms

It's safer, cheaper than other types of imaging, doctors say


One-Quarter of Narcotic Painkillers Misused, Study Shows

And about 10 percent of patients with prescriptions for these powerful drugs become addicted


Scientists Find More Evidence of Breast Milk's Goodness

It's packed with even a wider level and variety of proteins than that of monkeys, study finds


Serving in Iraq, Afghanistan Not Behind Rising Suicide Rates in Military: Study

Instead, difficulty with returning to civilian life appears to increase risk, experts say


Steer Clear of Raw Milk, Researchers Warn

Risk of foodborne illness is much greater without pasteurization


Study Casts Doubt on Acetaminophen for Low Back Pain, Arthritis

Review of 13 trials finds little effect for drug best recognized as Tylenol


Study Supports Use of Laparoscopic Surgery for Rectal Cancer

Less-invasive procedure had survival rates similar to open surgery, with less pain and shorter hospital stays