Are Too Many Young Americans Getting Antipsychotics for ADHD?

Study shows rise in prescriptions for the powerful medications, even though they're not OK'd for this use


Could Blue Eyes Raise Odds for Alcoholism?

Study finds genes that determine eye color line up along ones tied to alcohol abuse


Do Cholesterol Drugs Affect Aggression?

Study finds it's possible, but more research is suggested


Drug Offers Hope Against Disease Where Sunlight Causes Pain

Implanted pellet allows people with rare genetic condition to venture into daylight


Extracurricular Sports May Give Kids' Academics a Boost

Study suggests these activities might improve kids' attention span, self-control


Fireworks Can Spark Bump in Air Pollution, Study Finds

July Fourth favorites release small particles that can harm the lungs, scientists find


Health Highlights: July 1, 2015
  • California Governor Signs Tough Vaccination Bill Into Law

  • FDA Mulling Restrictions on Liquid Nicotine Packs for E-Cigs


Health Highlights: July 2, 2015
  • FDA to Weigh Safety of Giving Codeine to Kids for Coughs

  • Liberia Reports 3 New Ebola Cases


Health Tip: Help Curb Sleep Talking

Try to limit stress and anxiety


Health Tip: Log Symptoms in a Headache Diary

To help you better manage pain


Health Tip: Massage Therapy Has Its Limits

Health Tip: Pack Food and Water for Camping

Suggestions for safe storage


Indoor Tanning Rates Decline As Cancer Warnings Mount

Study finds Americans are staying away from unhealthy practice in growing numbers


Many U.S. AIDS Patients Still Die When 'Opportunistic' Infections Strike

Study of San Francisco data for 1997-2012 shows 35 percent death rate over 5 years for these patients


Menopausal Women at Lower Heart Risk Than Men of Similar Age

Study found little difference between menopause types, but black women had less advantage than white


Naps May Boost Worker Productivity

Hour of rest during the day seemed to ease impulsiveness and frustration, researchers report


Obese Teens Less Likely to Use Birth Control

Heavy adolescent girls at greater risk for unintended pregnancy, study shows


Parents' Genetic Similarities Could Affect Kids' Height, Intellect

UK geneticists examine 'relatedness' and its impact on offspring in global study


Patients with Low-Grade Brain Tumors Living Longer

Chemo improvements have likely played a role, researchers say


Promise From a New Weight-Loss Drug

Two-thirds who took Saxenda lost 5 percent of body weight, study shows


Red Cross Urges Americans to Give Blood During Fourth of July

More than 40 percent of people will be away, but drive continues over holiday weekend


Summer Danger: BBQ Grill Brush Wires Causing Big Health Woes

If ingested, stray wire bristles can pierce throat, intestines, public health experts warn.


Surging Food Supply Linked to Global Obesity Epidemic

Boost in available calories comes largely from ultra-processed, inexpensive foods, expert says


Unapproved Ear Drops Targeted by FDA

These prescription meds have been available for years, but safety, quality are concerns


Weight-Loss Surgery May Beat Diet, Exercise as Type 2 Diabetes Treatment

After procedure, many patients no longer need medications, researchers find