Behavioral Counseling Urged for Teens, Young Adults at Risk for STDs

'Intensive' instruction most effective for curbing dangerous practices, U.S. health experts say


Blood Test for Yeast Infections Approved

Rare infections primarily affect people with weakened immune systems


Brainwaves May Help Gauge Autism Severity: Study

Seeing how fast a child processes sounds might lead to earlier diagnosis, too, researchers say


Breast Milk a Risk for Spreading Common Virus to Preemies, Study Finds

CMV dangerous for low birth weight infants, but mom can be tested before delivery to see if she carries virus


Can Brain Scans Help Predict Young Children's Reading Abilities?

Imaging might detect early reading troubles like dyslexia, researchers say


Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs May Help After Certain Strokes

Statins appear to boost survival rates after bleeding in the brain, study reports


Could Low Iron Intake During Pregnancy Raise Autism Risk?

Study reinforces benefits of taking supplements as recommended


Diabetes Drug Metformin May Affect Thyroid in Some Patients

Medicine tied to lower thyroid-stimulating hormone levels in those with underactive thyroid


Ebola Cases Could Reach 1.4 Million in Months, CDC Predicts

Isolating infected patients is the best way to stem the epidemic, health officials say


E-Cigarettes Don't Help Cancer Patients Quit Smoking: Study

Long-term safety, effectiveness of the devices still unclear, researchers caution


FDA Warns Doctors of Danger From Fake Drugs

Health care providers ordering meds should view 'too good to be true' offers with suspicion, agency says


Health Highlights: Sept. 22, 2014
  • Dry-Roasted Peanuts Linked to Higher Allergy Risk: Study

  • Possible TB Exposure for Hundreds of Infants at Texas Hospital


Health Highlights: Sept. 23, 2014
  • Infants Being Tested for TB at Texas Hospital

  • Health Insurance Shopping Made Easier by Healthcare.gov Redesign: Officials

  • Dry-Roasted Peanuts Linked to Higher Allergy Risk: Study


Health Tip: Don't Fall for Food Safety Myths

Here are the facts


Health Tip: Get Fit With a Buddy

It's easier than going it alone


Health Tip: Relax Daily

It helps the mind and body


Health Tip: Scrub Hands Thoroughly

Use proper washing techniques to reduce risk of illness


Health Woes to Worsen Due to Climate Change, Study Warns

Experts predict surge in breathing problems, infections and food shortages


Job Worries Can Raise Asthma Risk, Study Says

Findings support idea that work-related stress contributes to development of respiratory disorder


Kids Taking ADHD Drugs Get Little Psychotherapy: Study

Researchers find rates vary widely by county in U.S.


Many Parents Use Online Ratings to Pick a Pediatrician, Study Finds

Reliability of the reviews is a concern, experts say


Newborn ICUs With Private Family Rooms Benefit Preemies: Study

More close contact with mothers may explain greater weight gains, fewer procedures, less stress


NIH Adds $10M to Encourage Gender Balance in Clinical Trials

These strategic investments help incorporate sex into existing funded studies, U.S. health officials say


Noninvasive Devices May Help Migraines, FDA Says

New treatments might aid those who can't tolerate medications


Pediatricians Urge Flu Vaccine for All Kids 6 Months and Older

Nasal spray vaccine can be considered for many kids 2 to 8, doctors say


Report Identifies Game Changers for U.S. Health Care

Recent innovations, developments may transform direction of patient care in next decade, researchers say


Some Women Need Tests for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Experts Say

Guidelines include all sexually active females 24 and younger, plus older women deemed at higher risk


Study Suggests Why Pregnant Women Get Sicker From Flu

An aggressive immune system response may worsen symptoms, researchers say


Study: Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors May Prevent 80 Percent of Heart Attacks

Men who follow 5 guidelines dramatically cut their risk, researchers say