Adults With Congenital Heart Trouble Need Follow-Up, Experts Say

New American Heart Association guidelines outline health care strategies for these patients


Antibiotics May Be Overused in Many Neonatal ICUs, Study Finds

Big variation seen in prescribing rates, despite little difference in infection rates


Black Women More Likely to Have Dense Breast Tissue, Study Shows

Finding may help explain greater breast cancer risk in this population, researchers say


FDA Warns of Bogus Botox

Doctors should closely examine wrinkle-reliever packaging


Health Highlights: April 20, 2015
  • Dr. Oz Defends TV Show

  • WHO Acknowledges Poor Ebola Response

  • Elmo Promotes Childhood Vaccinations in New Video

  • CDC Warns Ebola Survivors About Sex


Health Tip: Live Healthier to Help Prevent Osteoporosis

Get weight-bearing exercise and increase dietary calcium


Health Tip: Prevent Toenail Fungus

Keep feet clean and dry


Immune-Focused Drugs Show Promise Against Melanoma

Keytruda, Yervoy and other medications harness immune cells to target cancers, experts say


Income May Affect Survival After Lung Cancer Surgery

Study also finds education level, hospital linked to odds of death in month after operation


Mammograms a Personal Decision for Women in Their 40s, Panel Says

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening every 2 years for all after 50


Many Smokers Try to Quit After Cancer Diagnosis

But majority don't succeed in kicking the habit, study found


Medical Groups Issue Guidelines for Treating First Seizure

Epilepsy medication recommended to help stave off second attack


Pets Can Spread Infections to People: Review

Vet offers tips on how to protect vulnerable household members


Swallowing Pills? Children Can Learn How

Five strategies were identified that help get the medicine down


'Tamper-Proof' Narcotic Painkiller May Be Curbing Abuse: Study

Number of prescriptions, overdoses dropped, but heroin overdoses went up


Treating Sleep Apnea May Help Those With Heart Rhythm Disorder

Researchers recommend sleep disorder screening for patients with atrial fibrillation


U.S. Breast Cancer Cases Could Rise 50 Percent by 2030

Elderly women will account for growing proportion of cases, study predicts