Brain Chemical Dopamine May Boost Risk-Taking in Healthy People

Study findings echo those of Parkinson's patients taking meds to increase dopamine levels


Chronic Ills May Add Up to a Shortened Life Span

Study finds combination of diabetes, heart disease and stroke can cut up to 15 years of life expectancy


Entresto Approved for Heart Failure

When heart can't pump enough blood


Good at Imagining Aromas? You May Be Prone to Weight Gain

Ability to conjure up odors in the mind might lead to food cravings, research suggests


Health Highlights: July 7, 2015
  • More Countries Need to Place High Taxes on Tobacco: WHO

  • Stella & Chewy's Pet Products Recalled


Health Tip: Help Kids Prevent Stress

Teach coping techniques while they're young


Health Tip: Is Arthritis Affecting Your Hands?

Swelling, stiffness and pain may be symptoms


Heroin Use on the Rise Among Women, Wealthier People, CDC Finds

Prescription painkiller addiction often precedes use of street drug


How Long Do Patients With Clots in the Lung Need Blood Thinners?

New French study suggests that anti-clotting drugs may be needed for the very long term


Medical Marijuana Ads May Prompt Pot Use Among Teens

Study suggests prevention efforts should highlight negative effects drug can have on the brain


Most Americans Favor Raising Legal Smoking Age to 21: CDC

Even 70 percent of smokers support the concept


Stroke Tied to Long-Term Mental Decline

Deterioration centers around ability to think, plan, study finds


Tiny Brain Lesions Linked to Raised Risk of Stroke Death

Even in those with no symptoms, small damaged areas were tied to greater odds of stroke, study finds


'Watchful Waiting' Becoming More Common for Prostate Cancer Patients

Study finds men with low-risk disease often getting monitoring over surgery, radiation, hormone therapy


Who's Most Likely to Get Addicted to Their Narcotic Painkiller?

People with a history of smoking or abusing drugs at highest risk of long-term use, study found


Wide Variations Seen in U.S. Stroke Care

Only small percentage of patients receive clot-busting drug or other urgent treatment, study shows


Women Spend Far Less on Birth Control Because of 'Obamacare'

Out-of-pocket costs for 'the pill' fell 38 percent between 2012 and 2013, study finds