Air in U.S. Cities Getting Cleaner, EPA Says

Levels of many toxins, pollutants have been lowered since 1990, according to the agency


Blacks May Face Higher Risk of Diabetes-Linked Vision Loss

Diabetic macular edema seems to strike some types of patients more frequently


Both U.S. Health-Care Workers Infected With Ebola Released From Hospital

Though still weak, they're expected to continue to recover and pose no risk to the public, doctors say


College Prep 101

Expert offers tips on how to help students adjust to life on their own for the first time


Consumer Reports Advises Pregnant Women to Avoid Tuna

Guideline is prompted by concerns about mercury exposure


Cosmetic Eye Procedure May Ease Migraines, Small Study Says

Eyelid surgery may help treat severe headaches, but not everyone's convinced


Counseling Does Little to Deter Youth Drinking, Review Finds

Technique commonly used for problem drinkers only lowered consumption slightly, didn't change behaviors


Failing Vision Tied to Shorter Lifespans for Seniors

Link could be due to faltering ability to carry out daily tasks, researchers say


Fewer U.S. Teens Using Sunscreen, Study Finds

Warnings about sun exposure and skin cancer aren't getting through, experts say


Food Allergies More Common Among Inner City Kids, Study Finds

10 percent of children tracked had allergy to peanuts, eggs or milk


Getting Healthier a Big Money-Saver for People With Diabetes

Sticking with a fitness and nutrition plan can save more than $500 a year in health-care costs, study finds


Health Highlights: Aug. 21, 2014
  • Corona Beer Recalled

  • Jim Kelly Appears Free of Sinus Cancer: Doctor

  • MLB Pitcher Curt Schilling Blames Mouth Cancer on Chewing Tobacco


Health Highlights: Aug. 22, 2014
  • Ice Bucket Challenge Has Raised $41 Million for ALS Research


Health Tip: Healthy Grilling Options

Choose from a variety of meats, veggies and fruit


Health Tip: Help Keep Teen Drivers Safe

Frequently discuss auto safety


Health Tip: Incorporating Flexibility Training

Stretching, for example, can help improve range of motion


Health Tip: When Your Child Is Afraid to Sleep

Understand what's behind the fear


Kids With Autism Have Extra Brain Connections, Study Says

Too many of these 'synapses' could be a problem, but medicines might someday help prune them away


Low Birth Weights May Put Black Women at Risk for Diabetes

Study found association regardless of their current weight


Low-Nicotine Cigarettes May Not Lead to More Smoking

Concerns about inhaling more toxic chemicals weren't borne out in study


Many Americans Harbor Unfounded Fears About Ebola Outbreak: Survey

Misconceptions surround how the virus is transmitted, likelihood of disease spreading in United States


Many U.S. Workers on Disability Use Narcotic Painkillers, Study Finds

Experts worry about addiction, drug misuse


New Drug May Fight Serious Respiratory Virus in Infants

RSV leading cause of hospitalization among infants, researchers note


New Test Helps Diagnose Type 1 Diabetes

But negative result doesn't rule out disease, FDA warns


Racial Disparities in Breast-Feeding May Start With Hospitals, Study Suggests

Maternity care practices differ in neighborhoods with more black residents than average, CDC research finds


Simple Steps Make Shots Less Scary for Kids, Nurse Says

Parents can help their children handle the sting of getting vaccinated


Study: Men, Lesbians More Likely to Have Orgasms

Number of factors may make it tougher for straight women to do the same, experts say


Talk Therapy Plus Meds May Be Best for Severe Depression

But combination isn't better than drugs alone for those with mild or chronic mood disorder, study says


Two Polio Vaccines May Give Greater Protection Against Crippling Disease

Study found combining them boosted immune system even more than one


U.S. to Tighten Access to Certain Narcotic Painkillers

Drugs containing hydrocodone, which include Vicodin, would be affected