A Healthy Body Often Equals a Healthy Brain

Experts stress that exercise, good diet help maintain memory as much as mental challenges do


Americans Want Online Access to Doctors, Health Records: Survey

But many are unaware of existing options, findings suggest


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


Beats Common to All Music May Bring People Together

Study suggests a few basic rhythms underlie music from around the world, pulling groups closer


Cystic Fibrosis Might Be Deadlier for Hispanics, Study Suggests

Genetic differences may thwart response to latest treatments, researchers say


Did One Gene Mutation Launch the Black Death?

Scientists find single change in the plague bacterium's DNA may have changed the course of history


Do Cholesterol Drugs Affect Aggression?

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


Endurance Athletes Should Only Drink When Thirsty, Experts Say

Consuming excess fluids can lead to dangerous drop in sodium levels


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: June 30, 2015
  • California Governor Signs Tough Vaccination Bill Into Law

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

  • USDA Sets Out Healthier Food Options for Day Care Providers


Health Tip: Get Enough Vitamin D

For stronger bones


Health Tip: Log Symptoms in a Headache Diary

To help you better manage pain


Health Tip: Massage Therapy Has Its Limits

Health Tip: Teach Your 5-Year-Old About Safety

And help prevent injury


Indoor Tanning Rates Decline As Cancer Warnings Mount

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


Make CPR, Defibrillator Training Mandatory for High School Graduation: Experts

Having everyone learn these lifesaving interventions could boost cardiac arrest survival, panel says


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


Most U.S. Hepatitis C Infections May Be Missed: Study

In one state, only one from 183 diagnosed cases met reporting criteria for CDC


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


Scans Suggest Recurrent Depression May Take Toll on the Brain

Shrinkage seen in region where new memories are made


Surging Food Supply Linked to Global Obesity Epidemic

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


Too Few Men With Low-Risk Prostate Cancers Get 'Watch and Wait' Approach

Study finds 12 percent or fewer getting active surveillance


Umbilical Cord 'Milking' May Help Preemies Delivered by C-Section

Gentle massaging can boost blood pressure, blood flow among these babies, research shows


Unapproved Ear Drops Targeted by FDA

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


Under-the-Tongue Hay Fever Pills Offer Little Benefit: Study

For serious grass allergy, shots may be more effective, researcher says


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

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


White Men May Get Better Treatment for Abnormal Heartbeat

Women and minorities with atrial fibrillation less likely to receive standard of care, study says


Women's Faces Are Redder During Ovulation, Study Says

But these subtle changes aren't detectable to the human eye