Average New Yorker Sits 7 Hours Each Day: Study

Rates may even be higher, and experts warn that too little daily activity can cause serious harm


Bigger Share of Deaths Worldwide Now Due to Cancer

Throat, lung cancers were leading cause of deaths, study finds


Chronic Gambling Linked to Depression, Impulsivity

Both should be treated at the same time, researchers say


Could a Noisy Neighborhood Make You Fat?

Constant exposure to traffic, trains and planes may add inches to your waist, researchers report


Demi Lovato Gets Vocal About Mental Illness

Diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2011, pop singer is spearheading new awareness campaign


Diabetes Drug Metformin May Lower Glaucoma Risk

Study found people with highest dose were 25 percent less likely to develop eye condition


Don't Give Heart-Healthy Patients Blood Pressure Drugs Before Surgery: Study

But those with three or four heart risk factors may benefit from getting beta-blockers


FDA Approves New Drugs for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Both treat diarrhea that can strike some with the gastrointestinal disorder


For Kids Who Stutter, Rhythm Perception May Be Key

Expert says study emphasizes brain differences in those with speech problem


Gene Testing Can Be Flawed, Study Finds

Labs interpret findings differently, perhaps leading to inappropriate 'treatment'


Global Trial Finds HIV Drugs Should Be Taken Right After Diagnosis

Those who started medications early fared better than those who waited until immune systems weakened


Hallucinations, Delusions Uncommon in General Population: Study

Women, people in wealthier nations more likely to experience these psychotic experiences


Health Highlights: May 27, 2015
  • Live Anthrax Spores Sent Accidentally to U.S. Labs

  • White House Puts Hold on Type of Gene Engineering

  • GMO-Free Similac Advance Baby Formula Announced


Health Highlights: May 28, 2015
  • Cancer-Spreading Hysterectomy Device Focus of FBI Investigation

  • Live Anthrax Spores Sent Accidentally to U.S. Labs


Health Tip: Avoiding Overuse Injury

Vary your exercise routine


Health Tip: Exercising Despite Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Start slowly so you don't overdo it


Health Tip: How Loud is Too Loud?

Signs you may be damaging your hearing


Health Tip: Stretch To Help Plantar Fasciitis

And avoid putting weight on the painful foot


Helpful Bacteria May Help Detect Cancers That Have Spread to Liver

Researchers used harmless strain of E. coli to find metastatic disease in mice


Marriage Before College Graduation Tied to More Weight Gain

Study finds obesity much more likely in 20s, 30s


Mediterranean Diet Tied to Lower Odds of Uterine Cancer

Women who followed it most closely saw significant reduction in risk, study suggests


More Evidence That High-Fiber Diet May Curb Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Effect might be largely due to weight loss linked to eating more grains and vegetables, experts say


MS May Raise Odds for Earlier Death, Study Finds

Younger people with the disease appear to face an even greater risk of dying prematurely


Murder Most Foul, 430,000 Years Ago

Wounds in ancient skull offer clues for evolutionary detectives


Older Hispanic Men at Risk of Hearing Loss, Study Finds

Income, education, noise exposure also play role in odds people will lose their hearing, researchers say


Organ Donor Rates Vary Widely Across America, Study Finds

While whites were more likely to donate, report found race was not only driving factor


Poorer Blacks May Face Higher Odds of Heart Disease

For black women, study finds risk is doubled among those with lowest income


Smokers May Be Less Likely to Vote

'Marginalization' could extend to political mistrust, study suggests


Tattoos May Pose Health Risks, Researchers Report

Rashes, itching, infections and swelling found in 6 percent of those 'inked'


Teen Drivers a Danger to Others on the Road, Report Warns

More than two-thirds of those injured, killed in crashes with teen drivers are other people


Two Drugs Approved for Irritable Bowel

Syndrome affects up to 15 percent of U.S. adults


Vegan Diet Might Ease Diabetic Nerve Pain

Study found those who followed it lost average of 15 pounds, had improved blood flow to feet


White Matter Damage in Brain May Help Spot Early Alzheimer's

Study finds widespread changes using specialized MRI


Women, Poor, Uninsured Face Higher Risk of Psychological Distress: CDC

Better access to mental health care is needed, expert says