Additives in Processed Foods May Alter Gut Bacteria

Study in mice suggests changes might raise risk of bowel diseases and metabolic syndrome


ADHD May Raise Odds for Premature Death

Risk is small, but a sign the disorder is a serious problem, experts say


Could a Bad Night's Sleep Make You Eat More Fatty Food?

Study suggests it might, raising the risk for potential weight gain


Could Coffee Lower Risk of Multiple Sclerosis?

Studies link several cups daily with reduced odds for the disease


Dangerous C. Difficile Germ Infects 500,000 Americans a Year: CDC

Overuse of antibiotics tied to rise in serious infections


Early Hospital Release May Hurt Broken-Hip Patients

Survival odds improve with longer stay, study finds


Epilepsy Surgery Gets High Marks From Patients in Survey

92 percent said it was worthwhile, with fewer seizures and higher quality-of-life


Fewer Americans Burdened by Medical Bills: Study

Health reform, recovering economy may be easing families' financial problems, experts say


Flavored Booze Beverages Tied to Higher Injury Risk in Teens

Super-sized 'alcopops' a major concern, study says


Fluoride in Drinking Water Tied to Higher Rates of Underactive Thyroid

British study found an association, but couldn't prove cause-and-effect


Gene Mutations Tied to Leukemia Rise With Age, Study Finds

But just having cancer-linked DNA doesn't mean the disease will develop, study authors stressed


Get Checked for Diabetes While Getting Your Teeth Cleaned?

Study found testing blood from mouth was as accurate as finger prick at diagnosing condition


Good Supermarkets in Poor Areas May Not Prompt Better Eating

Study found no change in availability of healthy foods for children in low-income homes


Health Highlights: Feb. 25, 2015
  • Lawsuit Launched Over Beneful Kibble Dog Food

  • Researchers Question Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines

  • Paying HIV Patients to Take Medications Doesn't Work: Study

  • Flu Drug May Help in Early Stages of Ebola Infection: Study

  • U.K. First to Approve Three-Parent Babies


Health Highlights: Feb. 26, 2015
  • Task Force Recommends Major Changes to VA Health System

  • Painkiller Abuse Linked to HIV Outbreak in Indiana

  • Concerns Raised About Anesthesia Use in Young Children


Health Tip: Avoid Overdosing on Pain Medication

Don't exceed label's recommendation


Health Tip: Eat Right to Get Through Winter

Help battle winter doldrums


Health Tip: How Smoking Affects Your Heart

Cancer isn't the only thing to worry about


Health Tip: Protect Against Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Never run the car inside the garage


Heart Failure Patients Who Struggle With Daily Tasks at Greatest Risk

Study finds they are more likely to be hospitalized than those who can handle basic chores


Long Sleep Time, Higher Stroke Risk?

More than 8 hours a night linked to greater odds in study, but cause-and-effect not proved


More Cases of High Blood Pressure in Less Affluent States

The unemployed seemed to be at especially high risk, CDC researchers found


New Antibiotic Avycaz Approved

Combination drug sanctioned for abdominal, urinary tract infections


Obamacare Won't Swamp Doctors, Study Contends

Commonwealth Fund foresees only modest increases in use of services


Poor Response to Statins May Mean Clogged Arteries

About 1 in 5 patients taking cholesterol-lowering drugs doesn't benefit, researchers find


Rear End Takes a Front Seat in Plastic Surgery Offices

Men also drove up overall number of cosmetic procedures, doctors say


Rise in Use of Animals for Research

Study says 73 percent increase due to using more mice, and fewer cats and dogs


Risk of Violent Crime Rises With Depression, Study Finds

But doctors may be more likely to focus on self-harm, suicide


Safety Add-Ons for Football Helmets May Not Cut Concussion Risk

Crash dummy testing found extra padding, strips and treatments didn't make much difference on impact


Seasonal Flu Vaccine Even Less Effective Than Thought: CDC

And nasal version appears to provide no protection at all for young children


Taking Pill Before, After Sex Cuts HIV Infection for Gay Men: Study

Research suggests that Truvada doesn't need to be taken daily, but more study still needed


U.S. Ebola Survivor Dr. Craig Spencer Gives His Side of the Story

Former volunteer in fight against West African outbreak felt vilified by media, politicians


U.S. Pedestrian Death Rate Leveling Off, But Still Too High

Governors' safety group reports more than 2,100 killed in early 2014


Viruses Increasingly Behind Child Pneumonia Cases

Bug that causes common cold, other infections often to blame, study finds


Weight-Loss Surgery May Lower Some Pregnancy Complications, Raise Others

Study finds gestational diabetes less likely, but smaller infants more common