1 in 5 U.S. Teen Girls Physically or Sexually Abused While Dating

National survey finds one in 10 teen boys also experiences dating violence


About 7 Percent of Kids Worldwide Have ADHD: Study

But some question accuracy of estimate


Any Exercise Is Good, But Higher-Intensity May Be Better

Brisk walking drops blood sugar more than a slower walk, study finds


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


Common Class of Drugs May Be Linked to Pneumonia Risk

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


Crashes Cause Majority of Deaths for Truck Drivers

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


Do Heart Surgery Patients Get Too Many Blood Tests?

New research raises concerns about the risk of anemia and blood transfusions


Doctors Often Yield to Parents' Requests to Delay Kids' Vaccines

But most believe it puts children at risk, study finds


Does Long-Term Acetaminophen Use Raise Health Risks?

Analysis of research says it's 'not a benign drug' if used long term and in larger doses


Growth Checks in Children Might Spot Celiac Disease

The gastrointestinal illness typically slows height, weight gains, experts say


Half of Known Strains of HIV Originated in Gorillas

Two of four classes of the AIDS-causing virus arose in these large primates, international study finds


Health Highlights: March 2, 2015
  • U.S. Nurse Who Contracted Ebola Sues Employer

  • Leprosy Cases on the Rise in Two Florida Counties

  • Antipsychotics Overprescribed to Seniors With Dementia: Report

  • Nearly 1 Billion Teens, Young Adults at Risk for Hearing Loss: WHO


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 Tip: Common Triggers for Dandruff

Including dry skin


Health Tip: Count Your Calories

Are you trying to maintain, lose or gain weight?


Health Tip: Recovering From a Run

Drink fluids and eat a snack


Health Tip: Selecting Shoe Inserts

Suggestions for the right fit


Heart Valve Repair Surgery May Ease Mental Health Symptoms, Too

Researchers find procedure leads to reduced depression and anxiety


Helping Student-Athletes With Mental Health Issues

Guidelines issued for U.S. high schools


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


Love Coffee? Your Heart May, Too

Three to five cups daily appeared to lower risk of clogged arteries, study says


New York City Rats Carry Fleas Known to Transmit Plague

Researchers didn't find the Black Death bacteria, however


Nuts May Lengthen Your Life, Study Suggests

It hints, but doesn't prove, they might reduce risk of death from heart disease, other causes


Obamacare and the Supreme Court: What's at Stake

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


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


Teens Can Easily Buy E-Cigarettes Online

Study finds minors successfully purchased smoking devices 3 out of 4 times tried


Tracking Brain Blood Flow May Help Predict Concussion Outcomes

In study, scans show reduced circulation in brains of football players who had not recovered from the injury


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


Very Obese Kids May Face Higher Heart Risks Than Thought

Study found half had high blood pressure, half had high cholesterol and 15 percent were diabetic