3 Steps May Boost Healthier Eating

Make nutritious foods convenient, attractive and normal, research suggests


Age-Linked Structures on DNA May Also Hint at Cancer Risk

Telomere 'caps' shorten as people get older, but this process speeds up in cancer-prone people, study suggests


Almost 17 Million Gained Coverage Under Obamacare

But many Americans still can't afford medical care, expert says


'Cruise Ship' Norovirus Bug Can Spread by Air, Study Finds

Current containment strategies may need adjusting, research suggests


Does Mom's Cellphone Startle the Fetus?

Researchers say yes, but potential consequences are unclear


Experimental Drug Combo Shows Promise Against Hepatitis C

Drug trio could join newer, highly effective meds such as Sovaldi, Harvoni


For Gay Children, Bullying Begins Early, Happens Often: Study

LGBT students experience higher levels of peer harassment as early as fifth grade


'Good' Bacteria Might Fight Common Hospital Infection: Study

Drinking safe strain of C. difficile seems to help prevent recurrence of its toxic cousin


Health Highlights: May 5, 2015
  • Aetna to Halt Most Coverage of Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Device

  • Cancer Drug Spending Hits Record High

  • Blood Tests Detect Ovarian Cancer at Earlier Stage: Study

  • Man Has Rare Throat-Area Transplant

  • Power Plant Emissions Cuts Could Save Thousands of Lives a Year: Study


Health Highlights: May 6, 2015
  • Investigate All VA Regional Offices for Problems: Senators

  • Football Players Wear Sensor-Equipped Helmets to Study Concussions

  • Aetna to Halt Most Coverage of Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Device


Health Tip: Choose the Right Pillow for Better Slumber

Your sleep position matters


Health Tip: Help Kids Succeed at School

Healthy habits are a good foundation


Health Tip: Living With Diabetes and Heart Disease

Suggestions for dealing with this double whammy


Health Tip: Moms, Make Time for Yourself

A healthier you benefits the family


Healthy Eating May Shield the Aging Brain

Study found those who ate most fruits, veggies, fish were least likely to show thinking declines over 5 years


Heart Drug Digoxin May Not Be Best for Some Heart Patients

Review found it was tied to early death risk in those with irregular heartbeat, heart failure


Is It a Cold or an Allergy?

How parents can help relieve kids' hay fever symptoms


Learn to Recognize the Signs of an Alcohol Problem

Withdrawal symptoms, relationship troubles may be red flags, expert says


Little Risk of Vitamin D Toxicity, Study Says

Concerns about high calcium blood levels led to 10-year study


'Love Hormone' May Help New Moms Heed Crying Babies

Brain scan study suggests oxytocin might play role in getting new mothers to care for infants


Many Aging Boomers Face Chronic Illness, But Death Rate Is Falling: CDC

Report finds nearly half need a heart drug, almost a fifth are diabetic


Many Women Unaware of Female-Specific Stroke Symptoms

Pregnancy, migraines and hormone therapy put women at increased risk, researchers say


Millennials More Tolerant, Less Promiscuous Than Their Parents

Study details Americans' changing views on sexual behavior over last four decades


More Aging Americans Using Canes, Walkers

Many seniors rely on more than one mobility device, study finds


Nursing Homes Using Hospice Care More, But at a Cost

Spending increased about $6,800 for those getting end-of-life comfort care, study says


Outbreaks of Gut 'Superbug' More Common in Northeast: Study

Death rates were highest in the Midwest, and in older people


Patients With Bleeding Strokes May Do Better at Specialized Centers

Study found victims were less likely to die within 90 days when treated at more advanced facilities


Preemie Girls Feed Sooner Than Boys, Study Finds

Their eating timetable affects release date from hospital


Self-Driving Cars Will Still Need Limits for Teens, Survey Finds

Most favor restrictions on speed and passengers


Sharp Drop in Uninsured Texans Since Obamacare Rollout: Survey

But poorest residents are far more likely to lack coverage than the rich


Sleep Apnea Treatment May Help Lower Diabetes Risk for Some

Wearing CPAP device eight hours a night improved blood sugar levels in study


U.S. Hispanics Face Unique Health Challenges, CDC Says

Lower death rates for cancer, heart disease, but more likely to die from diabetes, homicide


Why Do More Women Than Men Have Weight-Loss Surgery?

Women may possess greater overall awareness of the risks posed by obesity, study finds


Women Hospitalized for Asthma More Often Than Men

Female hormones, differences in health behaviors may play a role, researchers say