1 in 5 U.S. Adults Dealt With a Mental Illness in 2013

Federal official urges people to seek treatment to 'restore their well-being'


3-D Model of Heart May Help Surgeons Fix Defects

New technology might make for better-prepared doctors, 'fewer surprises' in the OR, experts say


A Bad Marriage Burdens an Aging Heart

Older women in unhappy relationships seem especially vulnerable, researchers say


Blue-Eyed People May Face Higher Melanoma Risk

Study found genes for the eye color and for red hair were tied to moles, often a precursor for the skin cancer


Coordination of Heart Attack Care Trims Time to Treatment: Study

Survival rates were boosted even when just minutes were saved getting blocked arteries opened


Cost of Diabetes Care Keeps Climbing, Report Shows

Increases also seen for prediabetes, undiagnosed diabetes care


Could Your Job Help Preserve Your Aging Brain?

Mentally stimulating work may keep your mind sharp, research says


Exercise Might Not Help Some Type 2 Diabetics Control Their Blood Sugar

Study suggests that about 20 percent of patients carry 'exercise-resistant' genes


Fewer Infants Dying Than Before, CDC Reports

Better prenatal care still needed to lower number of stillbirths, expert says


Gel Implant Might Help Fight Heart Failure

New treatment strengthens heart walls, researchers say, but skeptics remain


Get Ready for the Great American Smokeout

American Cancer Society has plenty of tips to help you kick the habit


Health Highlights: Nov. 19, 2014
  • Worst-Case Ebola Scenario Won't Happen: CDC

  • Major Effort to Find Ebola Treatments Announced by Coalition

  • Youngsters Still Being Targeted by Sugary Drink Makers

  • Workplace Obesity Website Taken Down by CDC


Health Highlights: Nov. 20, 2014
  • Millions of Baby Strollers Recalled Due to Finger Amputation Risk

  • Mass. Town's Tobacco Sales Ban Proposal Dropped

  • Ebola Spread Remains 'Intense' in Sierra Leone: WHO

  • Half of World's Adults Could be Overweight/Obese by 2030: Report

  • Worst-Case Ebola Scenario Won't Happen: CDC


Health Tip: Change Your Skin Routine During Winter

Avoid long, hot showers


Health Tip: Easing Baby's Nasal Congestion

Use a cool-mist humidifier


Health Tip: Make Home Safer for Alzheimer's

Limit access to areas that could pose danger


Health Tip: Seek Treatment for a Broken Toe

It may not heal properly on its own


Home Exercise Boosts Heart Patients' Frame of Mind

But in-hospital workouts didn't produce same results, study found


Kids Born to Overweight Moms May Face Higher Heart Risks as Adults

But researchers add that eating behaviors mothers pass on might play greater role than genetics


Kids Who Need Heart Transplant Should Get the First Available, Study Says

Waiting for a suitable match based on antibodies lowered survival rate, researchers found


Laser Used to Remove Tattoos May Help Reduce Acne Scars

Small study found it improved skin with shorter recovery time than seen with another type of laser


Low Levels of Vitamin D May Raise Early Death Risk: Study

But having gene variants linked to levels of the vitamin didn't affect rate of deaths from heart causes


Many People Who Drink a Lot Aren't Alcoholics: CDC

But raising price of alcohol and limiting sales could help curb excessive drinking, researchers say


Mastectomy Rates Rising Among Women Eligible for Lumpectomy

Better breast reconstruction outcomes may be one reason behind the trend, one expert said


Oxygen May Not Help Heart Attack Victims

Study ties treatment to greater heart damage, but more research urged


Testosterone Plays Minor Role in Older Women's Sex Lives, Study Finds

Quality of relationships may have more impact on libido


Type 1 Diabetes Lowered Survival in Study

Better blood sugar management helped, but risk during 14-year period was still doubled


U.S. Proposes Greater Public Access to Data From Clinical Trials

New rules would require even failed trials to publish summary of results


U.S. School Meal Rules Might Work Against Good Nutrition, Study Says

Federal mandates don't limit added sugar or carbohydrates, researchers say


U.S. Seniors' Health Poorest, Global Survey Shows

Commonwealth Fund report reveals stark comparison to 10 industrialized countries with universal health coverage


'Wireless' Pacemaker Working Well So Far, Researchers Say

Small, manufacturer-funded study of tiny device reports no complications


Women With Heart Disease at Low Risk When Giving Birth: Study

California researchers find more C-sections, longer hospital stays but no significant complications