Age-Linked Structures on DNA May Also Hint at Cancer Risk

Telomere 'caps' shorten as people get older, but this process speeds up in cancer-prone people, study suggests


Bystander CPR Linked to Better Outcomes After Cardiac Arrest

Study found it not only saved lives, but also boosted chances survivor could return to work


Device May Pose Dangers for Patients With Irregular Heartbeat: Study

Off-label use of Lariat resulted in handful of cases where lifesaving surgery was needed or patient died


Diabetes Study Suggests a Little Extra Weight Tied to Longer Survival

But doctors stress that there isn't enough research yet back up that conclusion


E-Health Records May Not Boost Stroke Care

Study finds similar results whether or not hospital has switched to electronic records


ER Doctors Cautious When Prescribing Narcotic Painkillers: Study

They're dispensing lower number of pills, using meds that carry less overdose risk


Experimental Drug Combo Shows Promise Against Hepatitis C

Drug trio could join newer, highly effective meds such as Sovaldi, Harvoni


Expert Panel Unclear on Whether E-Cigarettes Help Smokers Quit

More and better data is needed, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says


Fecal Transplant Helps Fight Off Dangerous Gut Infection: Review

Treatment effective for recurrent disease, research shows


'Good' Bacteria Might Fight Common Hospital Infection: Study

Drinking safe strain of C. difficile seems to help prevent recurrence of its toxic cousin


Health Highlights: May 4, 2015
  • ER Visits Rising Under Health Care Reform: Study

  • FDA Should Stop Sales of Essure Contraceptive Implant: Petition


Health Highlights: May 5, 2015
  • Aetna to Halt Most Coverage of Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Device

  • Cancer Drug Spending Hits Record High

  • Blood Tests Detect Ovarian Cancer at Earlier Stage: Study

  • Man Has Rare Throat-Area Transplant

  • Power Plant Emissions Cuts Could Save Thousands of Lives a Year: Study


Health Tip: Build a Healthy Self-Image

Focus on the positive


Health Tip: Choose the Right Pillow for Better Slumber

Your sleep position matters


Health Tip: Help Kids Succeed at School

Healthy habits are a good foundation


Health Tip: Understanding Eye Injuries in Kids

Don't touch an injured eye. Seek immediate treatment.


Heart Drug Digoxin May Not Be Best for Some Heart Patients

Review found it was tied to early death risk in those with irregular heartbeat, heart failure


Is It a Cold or an Allergy?

How parents can help relieve kids' hay fever symptoms


Learn to Recognize the Signs of an Alcohol Problem

Withdrawal symptoms, relationship troubles may be red flags, expert says


Many Young Football Players Get Concussions at Practice, Study Says

Limiting player-to-player contact may reduce risk of head trauma, experts say


Obesity Tied to Risk of Complications After Plastic Surgery

Study findings suggest these patients might need more thorough care before and after procedure


Outbreaks of Gut 'Superbug' More Common in Northeast: Study

Death rates were highest in the Midwest, and in older people


Preemie Girls Feed Sooner Than Boys, Study Finds

Their eating timetable affects release date from hospital


Preteen Whooping Cough Vaccine Loses Strength Over Time, CDC Finds

Results help explain recent surge in cases


Self-Driving Cars Will Still Need Limits for Teens, Survey Finds

Most favor restrictions on speed and passengers


Sleepwalking Parents Likely to Have Sleepwalking Kids

Nighttime wandering passed down to as many as 60 percent of children, study finds


Too Many Americans Neglect Backs in Skin Cancer Prevention

Survey by dermatologists' group finds many people don't use sunscreen on this area, or check it for cancer


U.S. Hispanics Face Unique Health Challenges, CDC Says

Lower death rates for cancer, heart disease, but more likely to die from diabetes, homicide


Women Hospitalized for Asthma More Often Than Men

Female hormones, differences in health behaviors may play a role, researchers say