Benefits of Iron Supplements Unclear for Pregnant Women, Young Children

Task force concludes there's too little information to recommend screening for deficiencies


Breast Cancer Is Not One Disease, Experts Say

New focus on tumor subtypes could help patients, according to medical groups


Clues to 'Brain Fog' in Chronic Fatigue Patients Found in Spinal Fluid

Study reveals evidence that it's 'not made up,' researcher says


Could an Apple a Day Help Keep the Pharmacist Away?

Study finds no effect on doctor visits, but a slight decrease in need for prescription meds


Eat Right to Protect Your Sight

Oily fish, broccoli and berries may benefit your eyes, expert says


E-Cigs Tied to Drinking, Other Risky Teen Behaviors

Strong relationship to alcohol use, study finds


Equal Numbers of Males, Females Are Conceived: Study

Researchers think more female embryos die than male embryos, which contradicts traditional thinking


Face Scans Show How Fast a Person Is Aging

Study says images more reliable than blood tests in determining the toll of time, lifestyle


FDA Expands Approval for 'Valve in Valve' Aortic Replacement

Now includes people at risk for open-heart surgery complications


Fecal Transplant Treats Serious, Recurrent Intestinal Infection

Experimental procedure helps people with C. difficile, small study shows


Gestational Diabetes Drug Might Raise Babies' Complication Risk

Study links glyburide to more infant intensive care and respiratory distress


Health Highlights: March 30, 2015
  • U.S. Ebola Patient's Condition Improves

  • GNC to Boost Testing of Herbal Supplements

  • Ebola Survivors Told to Practice Safe Sex


Health Highlights: March 31, 2015
  • Ancient Eye Remedy Kills Superbug: Study

  • Idaho Wins Medicaid Pay Fight in Supreme Court Case

  • Younger People, Women Most Likely to Use Cellphone While Driving: Study

  • Pharmacists Shouldn't Provide Drugs For Executions: Association


Health Tip: Are Wisdom Teeth Causing Problems?

Signs you should have them removed


Health Tip: Develop Healthy Habits for Contact Lenses

Wash hands before handling your lenses


Health Tip: Plan for Healthy Meals on a Budget

Strategies to help you eat well for less


Health Tip: Shopping for Teens' Shoes

Consider fit and function


Heart Groups Issue Updated Blood Pressure Guidelines

Aim is more flexibility for those with heart disease, doctors say


Letting Kids Sip Alcohol May 'Send Wrong Message'

Study suggests it might make booze more appealing to children


Lots of Leafy Greens Might Shield Aging Brains, Study Finds

Vitamin K thought to slow deterioration


Migraine, Carpal Tunnel May Be Linked

Patients with one are more than twice as likely to have the other, study says


Milliliter-Only Dosing Recommended for Kids' Meds

Using metrics, not teaspoons, reduces medication errors, American Academy of Pediatrics says


New Research Tightens Childhood Paralysis-Enterovirus D68 Link

Lab tests confirm half of cases in recent outbreak tied to specific virus strain


New Stroke Prevention Efforts May Be Paying Off

CDC study finds fewer patients treated in ERs for blood clots in the brain


Ob-Gyns: Use Ultrasound to Assess Pelvic Symptoms

It's safer, cheaper than other types of imaging, doctors say


Report Shows Progress in America's War on Cancer

Small, but steady declines in deaths seen over past decade


Scientists Find More Evidence of Breast Milk's Goodness

It's packed with even a wider level and variety of proteins than that of monkeys, study finds


Scientists Sniff Out Origins of Body Odor

Discovery could lead to more targeted ways to keep offensive smell at bay


Steer Clear of Raw Milk, Researchers Warn

Risk of foodborne illness is much greater without pasteurization


Study Casts Doubt on Acetaminophen for Low Back Pain, Arthritis

Review of 13 trials finds little effect for drug best recognized as Tylenol


Synthetic Pot Linked to Kidney Injury

Researchers report on two studies that showed kidney damage in those who used the drug


U.S. Kids Getting Fewer Daily Calories From Fast Food

But one-third still eating it every day, study finds


U.S. Pediatricians Remain Opposed to Random Drug Tests in Schools

Helping students avoid substance problems is preferred approach