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'


A Bad Marriage Burdens an Aging Heart

Older women in unhappy relationships seem especially vulnerable, researchers say


Abuse-Resistant Prescription Painkiller Approved

Hysingla ER is only for chronic pain, and is formulated to resist crushing, dissolving


Being the Boss Tied to Depression Risk for Women, But Not Men

Women in powerful positions may be judged harshly, researcher says


Close Friends May Be Key to Teens' Drinking

Larger peer group is less important when it comes to drinking or not, study says


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


FDA Approves 'Abuse-Resistant' Narcotic Painkiller

Agency says it's latest step in curbing epidemic of addiction to drugs such as Oxycontin, Vicodin


Flu Season Off to a Slow Start ... for Now

Get vaccinated, health experts say, because it takes about two weeks for protection to kick in


Gel Implant Might Help Fight Heart Failure

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


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 Highlights: Nov. 21, 2014
  • House Republicans Sue Obama Administration Over Health Care Law

  • Ebola Infection Rate Has Fallen in Liberia: CDC

  • Millions of Baby Strollers Recalled Due to Finger Amputation Risk


Health Tip: Beware of Bathroom Chemicals

Turn on bathroom fan while in use


Health Tip: Change Your Skin Routine During Winter

Avoid long, hot showers


Health Tip: Check Stress at the Office

Keep smiling at the job


Health Tip: Seek Treatment for a Broken Toe

It may not heal properly on its own


Hookahs Deliver Toxic Benzene in Every Puff, Study Shows

Even nonsmoking bystanders had raised blood levels of the chemical, which is tied to leukemia risk


Ick! Tapeworm Infecting Man's Brain Yields Genetic Secrets

Parasite was causing seizures, headaches in 50-year-old, researchers say


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


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


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


MRI Can Be Painful, Disruptive for People With Cochlear Implants

Study finds some patients had to discontinue the scan, or the hearing device was impaired by magnetic field


Restroom Hand Dryers Spread More Germs Than Paper Towels, Study Finds

Bacteria counts in the air around the machines far exceeded those around paper dispensers


Senior-to-Senior Aggression Common in U.S. Nursing Homes

Up to one in five residents involved in unpleasant, sometimes inappropriate confrontations, N.Y. study suggests


Sickle Cell Anemia Treatment So Successful in Kids That Trial Is Halted

Hydroxyurea pills worked as well as transfusions in reducing stroke risk, researchers report


Special Ambulance Delivers Vital Stroke Care More Quickly

Patients were six times more likely to get clot-busting drug within 'golden' hour of first symptoms in German study


Study Supports Giving Kidney Donors Priority When They Need a Kidney

Most former donors got a needed organ relatively quickly, researchers say


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

Quality of relationships may have more impact on libido


Treating Irregular Heartbeat With Digoxin May Come With Risks

Study finds higher odds for death, hospitalization for patients with atrial fibrillation


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

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