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


About 7 Percent of Kids Worldwide Have ADHD: Study

But some question accuracy of estimate


Another Study Finds Mediterranean Diet May Cut Heart Risks

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


Brain Protein Tied to Alzheimer's Spotted in Young Adults

People as young as 20 have amyloid buildup, but researchers aren't sure what it means


Chinese Researchers Report Successful Hepatitis E Vaccine

New immunization offers nearly 5 years of protection, experts say


Common Class of Drugs May Be Linked to Pneumonia Risk

But more research is needed before scientists say anticholinergics cause the infection


Common Drug for Irregular Heartbeat Tied to Worse Outcomes

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


Crashes Cause Majority of Deaths for Truck Drivers

U.S. government report finds 1 in 3 who died weren't wearing seat belts


Decrease in Air Pollution Tied to Healthier Lungs in Children

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


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


Fried Foods Tied to Raised Heart Failure Risk

Eaten regularly, they might boost chances as much as 68 percent, study finds


Health Highlights: March 3, 2015
  • Escape of Dangerous Bacteria in Louisiana Research Lab Remains a Mystery

  • Ebola Outbreak Slowing, But Fight Against Disease Must Continue: U.N.

  • U.S. Nurse Who Contracted Ebola Sues Employer


Health Highlights: March 4, 2015
  • Endoscopes Linked to Superbug Infections Sold Without FDA Approval

  • 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 Tip: Conquering Exercise Saboteurs

Don't use stress as an excuse


Health Tip: Count Your Calories

Are you trying to maintain, lose or gain weight?


Health Tip: Getting Rid of Head Lice

Use a special shampoo


Health Tip: Selecting Shoe Inserts

Suggestions for the right fit


Helping Student-Athletes With Mental Health Issues

Guidelines issued for U.S. high schools


Heroin Overdose Deaths Quadrupled Since 2000

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


In Vitro Births Continue to Rise in U.S.

Researchers also report drop in number of multiple embryo transfers, twin and triplet birth rates


Just How Big Is a Normal Penis?

Researchers size up thousands to arrive at averages


Kids May Be More Likely to Exercise When Friends Do

Study suggests that activity with peers might benefit overweight children


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


Obamacare and the Supreme Court: What's at Stake

Millions of consumers could lose health insurance subsidies in dispute over language in the law


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


Study Questions Close Monitoring of Thyroid Growths

Five-year follow-up shows the overwhelming majority remain harmless


Surgery Patients Might Not Need Sedative Before Anesthesia

Experts say trend in U.S. is not to give patients these calming meds before procedure


Typical Adult Over 30 Gets Flu Twice Every 10 Years: Study

Infection hits younger people more often, maybe because they mingle in larger groups, researcher suggests