Adults Over 45 Not Meeting U.S. Muscle Strengthening Guidelines, Study Says

Less than one-quarter follow recommendations


Almost Everyone Needs a Flu Shot: CDC

Vaccine is safe, effective for those 6 months and older, experts say


Brain Structure Might Help Predict Risky Behavior

Study finds people with greater volume in one brain region are more likely to take risks involving money


Do Greener Neighborhoods Produce Healthier Babies?

Fewer preemies and small babies delivered when moms live near trees, grass, study says


ER Waiting Times Vary Significantly, Studies Find

You'll probably spend less time waiting at smaller or more rural hospitals


Family Squabbles Can Derail Recovery From Cancer Surgery

Study finds infection, other complications more likely for patients with difficult lives


FDA Approves Another Weekly Injectable Drug for Type 2 Diabetes

Trulicity helps lower blood sugar levels when used alone or with other medications, agency says


FDA Panel: Limit Testosterone Drug Use

Joint committee also calls for drug makers to run heart-risk tests on popular 'Low T' products


Grief Can Weigh on Immune System in Older Folks, Study Says

Those who are bereaved may be more likely to develop infections, researchers suggest


Health Highlights: Sept. 19, 2014
  • Doctor Admits to Fraudulent Cancer Treatment


Health Tip: Beware of Household Chemicals

Store them safely


Health Tip: Getting More Whole Grains

Include one in your breakfast menu


Health Tip: Losing Weight After Baby

Give your body time to recover first


Health Tip: Why Proteins Are Essential

They're the body's building blocks


Mentors May Steer Young People Toward More Rewarding Careers

The result: Greater authority, responsibility likelier early on, study says


More Schools Stocking Shots That Counter Serious Allergic Reactions

Having epinephrine auto-injectors on hand can save lives, advocates say


New Ebola Cases Top 700 in Just One Week, Officials Report

Latest count suggests outbreak in West Africa is starting to spread as fast as health experts had feared


Obama Calls for National Plan to Fight Antibiotic Resistance

Task force created to craft a strategy to track, vanquish superbugs


One Dose of Antidepressant Changes Brain Connections, Study Says

Researchers eventually hope to predict who will respond to a drug and who won't


Oral Health in Women of Childbearing Age Needs Improvement

Large disparity in dental care, U.S. government research shows


Research Shows Possible Neurological Patterns for PTSD Symptoms

Imaging shows brain receptor linked to emotion also has ties to some trauma symptoms


Rising Atlantic Ocean Temperatures Could Pose Threat to Reefs

Warmer waters could increase the range of invasive fish species, study shows


Scientists Spot How Bacterial Pneumonia Damages the Heart

A vaccine, and the right antibiotic, may guard against a direct attack on heart cells, researchers say


Scientists Studying Sickle Cell Trait

Condition has killed 9 collegiate football players since 2000, researchers say


Some U.S. Troops May Face Greater Skin Cancer Risk

Soldiers might not have regular access to sunscreen, research reveals


Study: Exposure to Diversity Might Boost Baby's Social Skills

Hearing different languages early in life could help reduce bias, researchers say


Tight Blood Sugar Control Doesn't Prevent Strokes in Diabetics: Study

But keeping blood pressure in check does, researchers say


U.S. Gun Deaths Lowest in Hawaii, Highest in D.C.

Decade-long study also finds firearm death rates twice as high in black people compared with whites


Vitamin E, Selenium Supplements Don't Seem to Prevent Cataracts

Nutrients also have little effect on rates of cataract removal, study involving men over 50 finds