Animals May Ease Social Anxiety in Children With Autism

Playing with guinea pig in stressful situation was calming, study finds


Breath-Holding Games Are Killing Swimmers, CDC Warns

Even seasoned athletes are drowning because of dangerous underwater behaviors, agency says


Can Asthma Protect Men From Prostate Cancer?

New research finds an association, but doesn't prove cause and effect


Coffee May Help Men Keep Impotence at Bay

Study suggests caffeine may help maintain healthy blood flow and sexual function


Cold Weather a Bigger Killer Than Heat, Study Finds

But moderate, not extreme, temperatures more deadly, researchers say


Depression May Intensify Anger in Veterans With PTSD: Study

Aggressive outbursts can unleash harm to others or to soldiers themselves, researchers say


Diet and Exercise May Not Stave Off Age-Related Muscle Loss

Review finds current research is inconclusive


Does Botox Actually Rejuvenate Skin?

Elasticity, pliability improve after toxin injections, study finds


Dog-Human Bond May Go Back 40,000 Years

Researchers find new DNA evidence in ancient Siberian wolf bone


Fish Oil Tied to Better Brain Function in Older Adults

But small study doesn't prove omega-3 fatty acids boost mental flexibility


Health Highlights: May 21, 2015
  • FDA: Inadequate Testing, Cleaning at Jeni's Ice Cream Plant

  • DEA Arrests 48 in Raids Targeting Illegal Sales of Prescription Painkillers

  • Climate Change a National Security Threat: Obama


Health Highlights: May 22, 2015
  • FDA: Inadequate Testing, Cleaning at Jeni's Ice Cream Plant

  • DEA Arrests 48 in Raids Targeting Illegal Sales of Prescription Painkillers

  • Climate Change a National Security Threat: Obama


Health Tip: Choosing Healthier Poultry

Avoid eating the skin


Health Tip: Exercise Boosts Heart Health

It can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol


Health Tip: Wear Baseball Gear

And make sure it fits correctly


Health Tip: Why Is My Nose Bleeding?

Here are some common triggers


Low-Income Southerners at Highest Risk for Vision Loss

Restricted access to eye and health care likely to blame, study authors suggest


More Babies Born to Mothers Addicted to Pain Meds

Also rising are costs to treat infants' withdrawal symptoms, study says


Over 4 Million Working Americans Suffer From Anxiety Disorders

Illness can be debilitating, but treatment is available so workers can stay productive, experts say


Pet Geckos May Pose Health Risk

Researchers detect antibiotic-resistant bacteria in lizards from Indonesia


Quadriplegic Uses Thoughts to Control Robotic Arms

Research is still preliminary, but implants have worked for several patients


Raw Tuna Suspected as Source of Salmonella Outbreak: CDC

At least 53 people in nine states have fallen ill, while 10 have been hospitalized, agency reports


Researchers Report Progress in Making All Blood Types Universally Accepted

Process isn't perfected, but looks promising, experts say


Rugby Player's Head Injuries Linked to Brain Decline

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy was diagnosed after his death at age 57


Smoking Rates Continue to Drop in Many States: CDC

But some people are using alternative tobacco products in addition to cigarettes


That Lingering Cough Could Be Bronchitis

See a doctor if symptoms worsen or persist more than a week, physician advises


Too Few Younger, High-Risk Americans Get a Colonoscopy: Study

Those with a family history of disease should have screening at age 40, but only 38 percent do


Treating Gum Disease Might Help Prostate Symptoms: Study

Periodontal problems linked to inflammation throughout the body, researcher says


Vitamin D Levels Tied to Survival in Seriously Ill Cats

Finding may eventually lead to test that helps determine a pet's prognosis


Weight Training's Benefits May Depend on Genetics

Study shows muscle-building exercise not as effective in women with high risk for obesity


Young Athletes With ACL Injuries Often Need Repeat Surgery: Study

Starting athletics early, focusing on just one sport contribute to risks