Air Pollution Linked to Increased Stroke Risk, Study Says

Narrowed neck arteries more common in areas with higher levels of fine particulate matter


Always Sleepy After the Change to Daylight Saving Time?

Doctor offers tips to make 'springing forward' easier on your mind and body


Be Wary of Websites Selling Genetic Cancer Tests: Study

Marketers often overstate benefits, downplay limitations, oncologists say


Divorce May Be More Likely When Wives Get Sick

Women might be more comfortable as caregivers than men, researcher suggests


Early Onset Hot Flashes May Point to Raised Heart Disease Risk

Studies found that the daily frequency of episodes seemed to matter, too


Easing Depression May Boost Heart Health, Study Finds

People with moderate to severe depression saw improved circulatory outcomes with antidepressants


Erratic Sleep May Make Teens Hungrier

Researcher says findings provide insight into obesity in young people


Exercise May Boost Size of Some Brain Regions

But it's not clear if these changes make a difference in aging, researcher says


Experimental Ebola Vaccine Appears Successful in At Least One Case

High-risk situation led doctor to get immunization; no serious illness developed


Freshwater Algae Can Infect Wounds, Study Shows

Two cases appear linked to a species in U.S. lakes, but researchers believe overall risk is very low


Gout's Silver Lining: A Lower Risk for Alzheimer's?

Study found people with the arthritic ailment had lower odds for dementia, but more research is needed


Gut Germs May Influence Success of Weight Loss Surgery

Study found having certain microbes may lead to fewer pounds shed


Health Highlights: March 5, 2015
  • Last Ebola Patient in Liberia Discharged From Hospital

  • Students Eating More Fruit, Throwing Less Food in Trash: Study

  • Laser Procedure Turns Brown Eyes Blue

  • Fewer U.S. Preschoolers Have Cavities: CDC Report

  • Ebola Vaccine Trial Begins on Weekend

  • 6 People to Get New Kidneys Through Organ Swap Chain

  • 2nd Hospital Reports Superbug Infections Linked to Endoscopes


Health Highlights: March 6, 2015
  • Low Levels of Drug Residue in Milk: FDA

  • Last Ebola Patient in Liberia Discharged From Hospital


Health Tip: Easing the Pain of Shingles

Suggestions for relief


Health Tip: Protect Your Hair From a Water Workout

Wear a cap while you swim


Health Tip: Shopping for Athletic Shoes

How to fit your feet


Health Tip: Teach Children About Dental Hygiene

Show them how to brush and floss properly


Healthy Living in Middle Age Keeps Heart Failure at Bay Decades Later

Avoid obesity, hypertension, diabetes and you may live up to 13 more years without the illness, study finds


Just a Half Hour of Lost Sleep Linked Weight Gain

And that sleep shortage may have implications for diabetes, study says


Many U.S. Households Include Someone With Failing Memory

About half of those with recall issues say they interfere with daily life


Minorities More Likely to Gain Weight in Childhood, Report Shows

Puts them at greater risk for being overweight, obese adults than whites, researcher says


Mouse Study Points to Potential Weight-Loss Agent

Molecule found in tree leaves helped female mice shed weight, but had no effect on males


Painkiller-Addicted Babies a Growing U.S. Concern, Especially in Fla.

Newborns suffering from neonatal abstinence syndrome go through a difficult withdrawal


Seniors Bear Brunt of This Flu Season

CDC says 60 percent of hospitalizations, 79 percent of deaths were among those 65 or older


Study: Men Are the Narcissists of the Species

That may help explain the lack of women in leadership roles, researchers contend


Teen Suicides by Hanging on the Rise Across U.S.

CDC urges doctors, others to look for warning signs


Veggie-Rich Diets May Mean Lower Heart Risks

Study found people who ate more plant foods than animal products less likely to die from heart disease


When One Spouse Exercises, the Other May Start, Too

'Harness the power of the couple' to enhance health, researcher says


Women Take Longer to Reach Hospital After Heart Attack

That delay may help explain why women twice as likely to die, researchers say