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

Concussions Linked to Memory Loss in Study of Retired NFL Players

Researchers found differences and evidence of damage in areas of brain related to recall

Could Premature Birth Affect Adult Relationships, Self-Esteem?

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

Daily Drinking May Raise Risk of Liver Cirrhosis, Study Warns

Everyday habits appear to matter more than lifetime consumption, research suggests

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
  • Green Coffee Bean Extract Promoter Will Pay Millions to Settle False Claims

  • 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

MRI Improves Prostate Cancer Biopsy Accuracy, Study Finds

New technology spots more aggressive cancer, but fewer low-risk cases

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