Abuse in Childhood Tied to Migraines in Adulthood

Emotional or sexual maltreatment linked to higher odds of serious headache, study finds


ADHD May Raise Teens' Odds for Smoking, Drinking

Researchers found each additional symptom increased the risk of tobacco and alcohol use at a young age


Asians Need Type 2 Diabetes Screening at Lower Body Weight: Experts

ADA says this group tends to put on pounds around the waist, a particularly bad spot for diabetes risk


Breast Cancer Chemo Tied to Small But Significant Leukemia Risk

Blood cancer arises later in about a half-percent of early stage breast cancer patients, study finds


Can Fast Food Hinder Learning in Kids?

Researchers found test-score differences between 5th and 8th grades


Coordinated Care Through 'Medical Home' Best for Chronically Ill Kids: Study

Children were less likely to need hospitalization, visit the ER, researchers report


Diabetes Drug Metformin Safe for Patients With Kidney Disease: Review

Alternative medications more costly, have more side effects, researchers say


Early Study Offers Hope for an Ebola Vaccine

Precursor of vaccine now being tested in West Africa produced immune response in Ugandans


Expert Offers Tips for Preventing Holiday Migraines

Don't skip meals and avoid triggers such as red wine, aged cheese and chocolate


FDA Approves New Weight-Loss Drug

Saxenda cleared for use by adults who are obese or overweight and have at least one weight-related condition


FDA to Lift Ban on Blood Donations by Gay Men

Agency cites data from other countries showing such donations wouldn't compromise blood supply


Fewer U.S. Teens in Tanning Salons, Study Finds

But, millions still putting their skin's health at risk


Greater Cooling of Oxygen-Deprived Infants Fails to Improve Survival

Study was halted early because of disappointing results


Health Highlights: Dec. 23, 2014
  • Nearly 2 Million New Enrollees for 2015 'Obamacare' Plans

  • FDA Targets Companies Selling Caffeine Powder

  • North Carolina Abortion Law Struck Down

  • New Tick-Borne Disease Claims First Victim

  • FDA Approves Combo Hepatitis C Treatment


Health Highlights: Dec. 24, 2014
  • Oldest American Man Dies at 110

  • George H. W. Bush Hospitalized for Shortness of Breath

  • Nearly 2 Million New Enrollees for 2015 'Obamacare' Plans


Health Tip: Preparing Fruit and Veggies

Make sure they're safe


Health Tip: Shopping for a Walking Shoe

Buy for the bigger foot


Health Tip: Soothe Sore Muscles

Rest, massage and stretching can help


Health Tip: Take Back Strain Out of Work

Take frequent breaks


Heat Stroke, Kidney Failure Help Drive Illnesses From Extreme Heat

Danger persists for five days after temperature dips, study finds


Hepatitis C Infection Isn't Related to HIV Brain Woes: Study

Mood swings, memory problems may be triggered by inflammation, researchers say


Nearly All Diabetics Should Be on Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs: Experts

New guidelines from the American Diabetes Association recommend greater statin use


Number of Americans Taking Statins Keeps Rising: CDC

Even more should be taking them to cut risk of heart attack and stroke, cardiologist says


Researchers Take 'First Baby Step' Toward Anti-Aging Drug

Experimental med may help immune system fight elderly related diseases


Saxenda Approved for Weight Loss

Injected medication is for people who are statistically obese


Scans May Spot People Who'll Benefit From Surgery for OCD

MRI looks at a brain structure in patients who haven't benefited from standard treatments


Scientists Get Closer to Producing Egg, Sperm From Stem Cells

British researchers say they've gotten embryonic stem cells to turn into precursors to reproductive cells


Seniors' Aging Brains Find Ways to Stay Financially Sharp

Study reveals that as the mind ages, knowledge gained over a lifetime makes all the difference


Smartphones May Charge Up Your Thumbs

Study finds boost in brain signals from fingertips in people who use touch screens


Terrorism Fears May Shorten Your Life, Study Finds

Constant anxiety increases risk of heart attack, stroke


When Heart Docs Are Away, Their High-Risk Patients May Fare Better

Intensive procedures ordered less often, survival rates higher during cardiology conferences, study found