A Son's Struggles and Triumphs After Premature Birth

As 'national ambassador' for March of Dimes this year, Elijah Jackson and his family will help raise awareness of issue


Autism Genes Vary, Even in Affected Siblings, Study Finds

Only one-third of siblings with autism shared similar genetic variations, researchers say


Blood Transfusions During Heart Surgery May Up Pneumonia Risk

But study found overall rate was under 4 percent


Certain Allergy, Depression Meds Tied to Higher Odds for Dementia

Class of drugs interferes with a key brain chemical, but study can't prove cause-and-effect


Childhood Neglect May Affect Brain Development, Study Says

Changes in white matter seen in institutionalized children


Could Premature Birth Affect Adult Relationships, Self-Esteem?

Young people who were born preemies start having sex later than their peers, study finds


Don't Become a Blizzard Casualty

Doctor shares tips for staying warm, avoiding falls


ER Patients With Chest Pain May Not Always Need Heart Tests: Study

Such screenings didn't predict who would have later heart trouble, researchers report


FDA OKs First Generic Version of Heartburn Drug Nexium

The proton pump inhibitor reduces amount of acid in the stomach


Generic Form of Nexium Approved

Drug used to ease chronic heartburn


Health Highlights: Jan. 26, 2015
  • After Ebola Crisis, UN Pledges to Do Better

  • Genetically Modified Mosquitoes May be Used to Fight Viral Diseases in Florida Keys

  • H5N1 Found in Wild Duck in Washington State


Health Highlights: Jan. 27, 2015
  • New Medicare Payment Changes Focus on Quality Over Quantity

  • H7N9 Bird Flu Diagnosed in Canadian Woman


Health Tip: Dealing With Nighttime Accidents

Help your child with bedwetting


Health Tip: Getting a Good Day's Sleep

When you work the night shift


Health Tip: Help Prevent Urinary Tract Infections Among Children

Make sure kids get enough fluids


Health Tip: Identifying Signs of Shoulder Arthritis

Including pain that worsens


How to Stay Safe When Riding Out a Blizzard

Tips for protecting you, your family and your home


Insomnia Linked to High Blood Pressure in Study

But finding doesn't prove cause-and-effect relationship


Many Breast Cancer Patients Lack Info on Their Cancer

Problem more pronounced among minority women, study finds


Menu Calorie Counts May Mean Less Fattening Meals for Kids

Study suggests certain calorie information might also prompt parents to encourage more exercise


Morphine After Tonsillectomy Tied to Breathing Problems in Study

Motrin, Advil a safe option for children, researchers say


Natpara Approved for Hormone Disorder Causing Low Blood Calcium

Drug is for people with insufficient parathyroid hormone


New Bacterial Meningitis Vaccine Approved

Bexsero prevents deadly infection of spinal cord lining


Pediatricians' Group Opposes Legal Marijuana

American Academy of Pediatrics says drug has potential to harm children


Prolonged High Cholesterol in Middle Age Raises Heart Risk Later: Study

Even slightly higher levels took their toll, researchers note


Prostate Cancer Patients Who Smoke Fare Worse, Study Finds

They were twice as likely to see disease spread, die from illness


Reducing Work-Family Conflict May Improve Sleep

When managers and employees got more support in workplace, everyone got more rest, study says


Thyroid Trouble May Harm Women's Fertility, Study Finds

Experts urge routine testing of glandular function for women who have problems conceiving


Troubled Boys, Girls Have Sex Earlier, Study Finds

Disruptive behavior at age 5 was predictive in boys, age 10 for girls