1 in 5 U.S. Men Admits to Violence Against Spouse, Partner

Acts include hitting, kicking, biting, choking, threatening with a weapon, survey finds


Blood Pressure Seems to Stay Lower Longer in Fitter Men

Study suggests heart-healthy exercise may keep blood vessels more flexible


Blood Test Spots Adult Depression: Study

It's as accurate as current methods, but can also confirm recovery, researchers contend


Chest Radiation May Help Fight Some Advanced Lung Cancers: Study

Added to chemo, it lowered recurrence rates, improved survival, researchers report


Combo Therapy Best for COPD: Study

Researchers found two-drug regimen cut death, hospitalization rates for the respiratory disease


Deaths From Narcotic Painkillers Quadrupled in Past Decade: CDC

Increases highest among whites, and people between 55 and 64


FDA to Probe Testosterone Therapy Claims, Safety

Joint committee to consider whether 'Low T' products are overprescribed and whether treatment raises heart risks


Fewer U.S. Teens Using Illegal Drugs and Alcohol, Report Finds

Plus, teen tobacco use fell to new low in 2013, government statistics show


Health Highlights: Sept. 15, 2014
  • 1 in 3 Retired NFL Players Will Suffer Neurological Problems, Records Show

  • Missouri Lawmakers Enact 72-Hour Wait Period for Abortions

  • Hospitals Overprescribing Antibiotics, Study Shows


Health Highlights: Sept. 16, 2014
  • 1 in 3 Retired NFL Players Will Suffer Neurological Problems, Records Show

  • Missouri Lawmakers Enact 72-Hour Wait Period for Abortions

  • Hospitals Overprescribing Antibiotics, Study Shows


Health Tip: Avoiding Computer Strain

Relax, and sit up straight


Health Tip: Creating a Circuit Training Workout

Burn calories and minimize boredom


Health Tip: Know Your Risk for Anemia

Low-iron diet may be to blame


Health Tip: Reduce Your Child's Risk of Ear Infection

Wash hands often


Heart Attack Patients Face Greater Death Risk if Any Treatment Step Missed: Study

British researchers outline 9 critical components of hospital care


Heart Docs Don't Recommend Routine ECGs for Young Athletes

Detailed history, examination can reveal teens' risk for sudden death, experts say


Kids Prescribed Antibiotics Twice as Often as Needed, Study Finds

More than 11 million prescriptions may be unnecessary, researchers say


Kids' Severe Respiratory Virus Confirmed in Northeast

Health officials urge good hygiene to limit exposure to Enterovirus D68


Male Pattern Baldness Tied to Prostate Cancer, Study Suggests

Testosterone might be the link between the two, but more research needed to prove a connection


Most Treatments for Blood Clots Appear Safe, Effective

Analysis of studies shows almost all strategies have similar outcomes, Canadian researchers report


Movantik Approved for Constipation From Opioids

Painkillers frequently cause irregularity


New Gene Variants for Prostate Cancer Identified

23 new variants associated with increased risk of the disease, study shows


Nonsurgical Treatments Suggested for Women's Urinary Incontinence

Pelvic muscle exercises, bladder training and weight loss can help, doctors say


Not Everyone With Alzheimer's-Linked Protein Develops Dementia: Study

Some brains appear to compensate for build-up of destructive beta-amyloid plaque, research suggests


Obama Steps Up Aid to Fight Ebola in West Africa

World Health Organization warns threat grows by the day


Older Patients More Likely to Fill Prescriptions for Generic Statins: Study

Higher use of cheaper types of cholesterol-lowering drugs led to a lower risk of heart problems


Researchers Don't See Long-Term Benefits From Drug for Preemies

Magnesium sulfate still useful in short term for helping to reduce risk of cerebral palsy, study says


Small Number of Drugs Behind Kids' Accidental Poisonings: CDC

Narcotic painkillers, addiction medications and sedatives top the list


Some Benefits of Screening Elderly Women for Breast Cancer Questioned

Mammograms for those aged 69 to 75 could result in overtreatment, researchers caution


Study Sees Differences in Brain Connections of Kids With ADHD

Important networks that control behavior are slower to link up, scans show


Study Ties Multiple Births to Higher Costs, Complications

Researchers suggest limiting embryo transfers during infertility treatments


Targeted Drugs Among Successes Against Cancer, Says New Report

But aging population and increasing obesity threaten progress


U.S. Waistlines Keep Growing, With Women Leading the Way

Average is nearly 39 inches, CDC researchers find


Walking, Biking to Work Seems to Have Mental Health Benefits

Active commuters less stressed, better able to concentrate than those who drive, research shows