Americans Buying Fewer Sugary, Pre-Packaged Desserts

Manufacturers of these products have made little progress making these treats healthier, study finds


Antiviral Combination Approved for Hepatitis C

Some 3.2 million Americans thought infected


Bone Drugs May Protect Against Endometrial Cancer

Women taking bisphosphonates had about half the risk, study reports


Certain Antibiotic/Statin Combos May Be Unsafe Mix: Study

Use of clarithromycin along with the cholesterol-lowering meds had higher risk of side effects


Combination Antibiotic Zerbaxa Approved

Sanctioned for complicated abdominal, urinary tract infections


Concussion Laws Helping Student-Athletes, Study Finds

Researchers believe raising public awareness made a big difference, too


Different Gene Mutations May Determine Severity, Type of Autism

Finding might explain why the disorder is never identical in patients, could improve diagnosis and treatment


Excess Weight May Help Heart Failure Patients, Study Contends

'Paradoxical' finding suggests fat is protective, but doctors add it's no excuse gain weight


Health Highlights: Dec. 22, 2014
  • FDA Approves Combo Hepatitis C Treatment


Health Tip: Finding Time for Fitness

Easy ways to get more exercise


Health Tip: Warning Signs of Sleep Apnea

Most notably, loud snoring


Immune System May Play Role in Obesity

Certain cells less common in belly fat of overweight compared to thinner people: study


Mother's Depression Tied to Later Delinquency in Kids

Treating parent's mental health issues is critical, experts say


Opdivo Approved for Advanced Melanoma

Drug helps harness immune system to attack the cancer


Rapivab Approved to Help Treat Flu

Intravenous drug inhibits viral enzyme


Tablets and E-readers May Disrupt Your Sleep

Light from these devices wakes your brain, study finds


Wearable, Doc-Prescribed Monitors May Help Spot High Blood Pressure

Wearing device for a day gives more accurate info than single in-office reading, study says


Weight Training Key to Battling Belly Fat as You Age: Study

Aerobic activity alone isn't enough, researchers report