Almost 17 Million Gained Coverage Under Obamacare

But many Americans still can't afford medical care, expert says


'Cruise Ship' Norovirus Bug Can Spread by Air, Study Finds

Current containment strategies may need adjusting, research suggests


Does Mom's Cellphone Startle the Fetus?

Researchers say yes, but potential consequences are unclear


For Gay Children, Bullying Begins Early, Happens Often: Study

LGBT students experience higher levels of peer harassment as early as fifth grade


Health Highlights: May 6, 2015
  • Investigate All VA Regional Offices for Problems: Senators

  • Football Players Wear Sensor-Equipped Helmets to Study Concussions

  • Aetna to Halt Most Coverage of Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Device


Health Tip: Living With Diabetes and Heart Disease

Suggestions for dealing with this double whammy


Health Tip: Moms, Make Time for Yourself

A healthier you benefits the family


Healthy Eating May Shield the Aging Brain

Study found those who ate most fruits, veggies, fish were least likely to show thinking declines over 5 years


Little Risk of Vitamin D Toxicity, Study Says

Concerns about high calcium blood levels led to 10-year study


'Love Hormone' May Help New Moms Heed Crying Babies

Brain scan study suggests oxytocin might play role in getting new mothers to care for infants


Many Aging Boomers Face Chronic Illness, But Death Rate Is Falling: CDC

Report finds nearly half need a heart drug, almost a fifth are diabetic


Many Women Unaware of Female-Specific Stroke Symptoms

Pregnancy, migraines and hormone therapy put women at increased risk, researchers say


Millennials More Tolerant, Less Promiscuous Than Their Parents

Study details Americans' changing views on sexual behavior over last four decades


More Aging Americans Using Canes, Walkers

Many seniors rely on more than one mobility device, study finds


Nursing Homes Using Hospice Care More, But at a Cost

Spending increased about $6,800 for those getting end-of-life comfort care, study says


Patients With Bleeding Strokes May Do Better at Specialized Centers

Study found victims were less likely to die within 90 days when treated at more advanced facilities


Sharp Drop in Uninsured Texans Since Obamacare Rollout: Survey

But poorest residents are far more likely to lack coverage than the rich


Why Do More Women Than Men Have Weight-Loss Surgery?

Women may possess greater overall awareness of the risks posed by obesity, study finds