Bystander CPR Linked to Better Outcomes After Cardiac Arrest

Study found it not only saved lives, but also boosted chances survivor could return to work

Device May Pose Dangers for Patients With Irregular Heartbeat: Study

Off-label use of Lariat resulted in handful of cases where lifesaving surgery was needed or patient died

Diabetes Study Suggests a Little Extra Weight Tied to Longer Survival

But doctors stress that there isn't enough research yet back up that conclusion

E-Health Records May Not Boost Stroke Care

Study finds similar results whether or not hospital has switched to electronic records

ER Doctors Cautious When Prescribing Narcotic Painkillers: Study

They're dispensing lower number of pills, using meds that carry less overdose risk

Experimental Drug Combo Shows Promise Against Hepatitis C

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

Expert Panel Unclear on Whether E-Cigarettes Help Smokers Quit

More and better data is needed, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says

Fecal Transplant Helps Fight Off Dangerous Gut Infection: Review

Treatment effective for recurrent disease, research shows

'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 4, 2015
  • ER Visits Rising Under Health Care Reform: Study

  • FDA Should Stop Sales of Essure Contraceptive Implant: Petition

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 Tip: Build a Healthy Self-Image

Focus on the positive

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: Understanding Eye Injuries in Kids

Don't touch an injured eye. Seek immediate treatment.

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

Many Young Football Players Get Concussions at Practice, Study Says

Limiting player-to-player contact may reduce risk of head trauma, experts say

Obesity Tied to Risk of Complications After Plastic Surgery

Study findings suggest these patients might need more thorough care before and after procedure

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

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

Preemie Girls Feed Sooner Than Boys, Study Finds

Their eating timetable affects release date from hospital

Preteen Whooping Cough Vaccine Loses Strength Over Time, CDC Finds

Results help explain recent surge in cases

Sleepwalking Parents Likely to Have Sleepwalking Kids

Nighttime wandering passed down to as many as 60 percent of children, study finds

Too Many Americans Neglect Backs in Skin Cancer Prevention

Survey by dermatologists' group finds many people don't use sunscreen on this area, or check it for cancer

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

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

Women Hospitalized for Asthma More Often Than Men

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