72,000 Cases of Public Defibrillators Failing in Past Decade, FDA Says

Agency vows action to boost the effectiveness of the life-saving devices


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


ADHD Linked to Earlier Use of Illicit Drugs in Teens: Study

But one expert stressed that treatment for the disorder may curb those impulses


Blood Transfusions During Heart Surgery May Up Pneumonia Risk

But study found overall rate was under 4 percent


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


Daily Drinking May Raise Risk of Liver Cirrhosis, Study Warns

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


Do Pregnant Women Need High Blood Pressure Treatment?

Controlling blood pressure doesn't seem to affect baby, but may prevent problems for mom


Don't Become a Blizzard Casualty

Doctor shares tips for staying warm, avoiding falls


Ebola Threat Diminishing in West Africa, Officials Say

But it's too soon to predict victory over the deadly virus


Ebola Vaccine Appears Safe, Triggers Immune Response, U.K. Study Finds

Early trial findings echo those from a smaller U.S. study


Female Hormone Disorder Linked to Numerous Health Conditions

Study found women with polycystic ovary syndrome more likely to be hospitalized for variety of reasons


Following Blood Pressure Guidelines Saves Lives, Dollars: Study

Investing in treatment strategies would yield both health and economic benefits, researcher says


Good Sleep in Middle Age May Pay Benefits Later

Better functioning reported decades afterward in study


Have Insurers Found Way Around Obamacare 'Pre-Existing Conditions' Rule?

Analysis suggests hiking drug co-pays may help eliminate people with certain illnesses


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 Highlights: Jan. 28, 2015
  • Global Vaccination Program for Poor Children Gets $7.5 Billion

  • 'Clarity' Needed on E-Cigarettes: U.S. Surgeon General

  • Health Insurance Enrollment Reaches 9.5 Million


Health Tip: Caring for a Cut or Scrape

Suggestions for cleaning the wound


Health Tip: Combat a Pinworm Infection

Shower daily


Health Tip: Dealing With Nighttime Accidents

Help your child with bedwetting


Health Tip: Help Prevent Urinary Tract Infections Among Children

Make sure kids get enough fluids


It Pays for Moms-to-Be to Stop Smoking

More than twice as many quit when offered financial incentives, study says


'Long Life' Gene Might Make Some Smarter, Too: Study

Greater size of particular brain region predicted better function


More Than 2 Million Years of Life Saved With Organ Transplants, Experts Estimate

But shortage of donors keeps doctors from helping more patients, researchers say


MRI Improves Prostate Cancer Biopsy Accuracy, Study Finds

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


Muscle Weakness Affects 1 in 5 Americans Over 80

CDC study finds women more affected than men


Pesticides, Plastics Chemicals Tied to Earlier Menopause in Women

Research can't prove cause-and-effect, but higher exposures to PCBs, phthalates showed a link


Prostate Cancer Patients Who Smoke Fare Worse, Study Finds

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


Seniors May Keep Falls a Secret

But doctors often able to identify cause of fall and help to prevent another


Soda Habit May Prompt Early Puberty in Girls, Study Suggests

Early menstruation a risk factor for depression and breast cancer, researchers say


Some Kids With Autism Show Improvement by Age 6: Study

20 percent experienced gains in daily functioning, 11 percent had less severe symptoms, researchers say


Student Loans Take Emotional Toll on Young Adults

As college debts mount, so do depressive symptoms, study says


Study Suggests Early Start to Football May Pose Brain Risks

Former pros who played before age of 11 showed greater deficits in memory and thinking skills


Study Underscores Power of Placebo Effect

Parkinson's patients given fake drugs fared better on 'more expensive' medication


U.S. Measles Outbreak Now Numbers 87 Cases

Officials say most patients hadn't been vaccinated against the disease


Watch Upper Number on Blood Pressure for Younger Adults: Study

Systolic pressure of 140 mm Hg or more raises risk for heart disease in later life, researchers say


Weight Gain or Loss Linked to Fracture Risk in Older Women

Study found just a 5 percent change in weight may affect postmenopausal bone health