72,000 Cases of Public Defibrillators Failing in Past Decade, FDA Says

Agency vows action to boost the effectiveness of the life-saving devices


Acne Gel Linked to Rare Side Effect, Doctors Warn

Teen developed blood disorder after using Aczone for a week


ADHD Linked to Earlier Use of Illicit Drugs in Teens: Study

But one expert stressed that treatment for the disorder may curb those impulses


Arizona Officials Say Nearly 1,000 People May Have Been Exposed to Measles

Latest infection tally on outbreak that originated in California now stands at 95


Binge-Watching TV May Be Sign of Depression, Loneliness

Researchers say hours and hours of viewing often isn't just harmless fun


Diabetes Patients Lax With Meds If Diagnosed With Cancer, Study Finds

Effect was more pronounced if cancer had a grim prognosis


Do Pregnant Women Need High Blood Pressure Treatment?

Controlling blood pressure doesn't seem to affect baby, but may prevent problems for mom


Early Birds May Catch the Worm, but Night Owls May Snatch the Win

Athletes who are late risers perform better in the evening, study suggests


Ebola Vaccine Appears Safe, Triggers Immune Response, U.K. Study Finds

Early trial findings echo those from a smaller U.S. study


Eye Tracking May Help to Spot Concussions Quickly

Simple technique offers possible way to assess brain injury severity, study says


Flu's Grip on U.S. Starting to Weaken: CDC

Some areas are starting to see a decline in infections, official says


Following Blood Pressure Guidelines Saves Lives, Dollars: Study

Investing in treatment strategies would yield both health and economic benefits, researcher says


Good Sleep Habits, Enforced Rules Help Kids Sleep: Study

Regular bedtime, plus limits on caffeine and electronics in the bedroom, all key


Have Insurers Found Way Around Obamacare 'Pre-Existing Conditions' Rule?

Analysis suggests hiking drug co-pays may help eliminate people with certain illnesses


Health Highlights: Jan. 28, 2015
  • Global Vaccination Program for Poor Children Gets $7.5 Billion

  • 'Clarity' Needed on E-Cigarettes: U.S. Surgeon General

  • Health Insurance Enrollment Reaches 9.5 Million


Health Highlights: Jan. 29, 2015
  • Ebola Cases Lowest Since June: WHO

  • E-Cigarettes a Health Threat: California Health Officials


Health Tip: Caring for a Cut or Scrape

Suggestions for cleaning the wound


Health Tip: Combat a Pinworm Infection

Shower daily


Health Tip: Handling Your Child's Fears About Weight

Suggestions for how to respond


Health Tip: Using Sunscreen

For some, it's more of a necessity


It Pays for Moms-to-Be to Stop Smoking

More than twice as many quit when offered financial incentives, study says


Liberals, Independents Win Life Span Sweepstakes, Study Claims

But researchers can't pinpoint why they outlived Republicans, Democrats over 30 years


Little Improvement in Children Paralyzed After Viral Infection, Study Finds

Cluster of Colorado cases may be tied to 2014 outbreak of enterovirus D68, experts say


More Than 2 Million Years of Life Saved With Organ Transplants, Experts Estimate

But shortage of donors keeps doctors from helping more patients, researchers say


Muscle Weakness Affects 1 in 5 Americans Over 80

CDC study finds women more affected than men


Nearly 1 in 10 Adults Skips Meds Due to Cost, CDC Says

Not taking medications as prescribed can have serious health consequences, experts note


Pesticides, Plastics Chemicals Tied to Earlier Menopause in Women

Research can't prove cause-and-effect, but higher exposures to PCBs, phthalates showed a link


Some Kids With Autism Show Improvement by Age 6: Study

20 percent experienced gains in daily functioning, 11 percent had less severe symptoms, researchers say


Study Suggests Early Start to Football May Pose Brain Risks

Former pros who played before age of 11 showed greater deficits in memory and thinking skills


Study Underscores Power of Placebo Effect

Parkinson's patients given fake drugs fared better on 'more expensive' medication


Too Much Alcohol at Midlife Raises Stroke Risk, Study Finds

The danger zone: more than 2 drinks daily


U.S. Measles Outbreak Now Numbers 87 Cases

Officials say most patients hadn't been vaccinated against the disease


Weight Gain or Loss Linked to Fracture Risk in Older Women

Study found just a 5 percent change in weight may affect postmenopausal bone health