1 in 3 Americans Lives an Hour or More From a Stroke Center

Least access found in southeastern U.S., researchers say


14 Percent of Toddlers May Be Drinking Coffee

Boston survey also found that 2.5 percent of 1-year-olds get a java jolt


Another Study Finds Mediterranean Diet May Cut Heart Risks

People who followed it closely were 47 percent less likely to develop disease


Chinese Researchers Report Successful Hepatitis E Vaccine

New immunization offers nearly 5 years of protection, experts say


Common Drug for Irregular Heartbeat Tied to Worse Outcomes

But study group taking digoxin may have been sicker overall, cardiologist notes


Decrease in Air Pollution Tied to Healthier Lungs in Children

Long-term Los Angeles-area study finds kids' lungs develop better with less smog


Divorce May Be More Likely When Wives Get Sick

Women might be more comfortable as caregivers than men, researcher suggests


Drug May Help Some Breast Cancer Patients Avoid Early Menopause

Standard chemo can end fertility, but adding goserelin helped some survivors go on to conceive, study found


Early Studies See No Heart Risk From Testosterone Therapy

But experts agree more research is needed, especially in light of FDA warning


Fit Body at 40 May Keep Brain Bright at 60

Tests show higher midlife fitness levels tied to greater brain volume, function decades later


Health Highlights: March 4, 2015
  • Second Hospital Reports Superbug Infections Linked to Endoscopes

  • FDA Orders Heart Risk Warning Labels on Testosterone Drugs

  • McDonald's Reducing Antibiotics in Chicken and Growth Hormones in Milk

  • Two More NFL Veterans Will Donate Brains for Concussion Research


Health Highlights: March 5, 2015
  • Ebola Vaccine Trial Begins on Weekend

  • 6 People to Get New Kidneys Through Organ Swap Chain

  • 2nd Hospital Reports Superbug Infections Linked to Endoscopes


Health Tip: Conquering Exercise Saboteurs

Don't use stress as an excuse


Health Tip: Easing the Pain of Shingles

Suggestions for relief


Health Tip: Getting Rid of Head Lice

Use a special shampoo


Health Tip: Shopping for Athletic Shoes

How to fit your feet


Heroin Overdose Deaths Quadrupled Since 2000

Lethal poisonings from prescription painkillers down slightly, U.S. report says


Many Transplant Surgeons Suffer Burnout

Low sense of accomplishment, emotional exhaustion cited in survey


Medical Bills Another Burden for Eczema Patients: Study

U.S. adults with the skin condition spent over $29 billion in out-of-pocket health costs in 2012


Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Stem Further Damage After Heart Attack

Survivors who took large, daily dose of prescription-only capsules showed less decline in heart function


Opdivo Approval Expanded to Include Lung Cancer

The leading cause of cancer death in the U.S.


Statins Linked to Raised Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Large Finnish study found a nearly 50 percent increase in people taking cholesterol-lowering drugs


Stress May Undermine Heart Benefits of Exercise

Study found teens who lacked coping skills faced raised heart risks that physical fitness did not counter