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U.S. Teens Lag on Recommended Vaccinations February 06, 2017

HPV and flu immunization rates remain well below goals, pediatricians' group says

2.5 Million U.S. Women Have Condition That Can Cause Infertility February 03, 2017

Pelvic inflammatory disease often caused by sexually transmitted infections, CDC experts say

Smoking Costs World $1.4 Trillion a Year in Disease, Lost Productivity January 31, 2017

Tobacco-related diseases caused 12 percent of deaths among smokers aged 30 to 69 in 2012, study finds

Scientists Create Part-Human, Part-Pig Embryo January 26, 2017

One goal of this stem cell research is to create organs for transplant

Obamacare Boosted Coverage for the Chronically Ill, Study Finds January 23, 2017

4 million with conditions like heart disease, asthma gained health insurance

8 People Infected in Rare U.S. Outbreak of Rat Virus January 20, 2017

Those handling rodents in breeding facilities in 2 states contracted Seoul virus, CDC reports

Truckers' Poor Health: An Accident Waiting to Happen? January 19, 2017

Multiple medical conditions tied to 2 to 4 times the odds of a crash, study suggests

Wearable Sensors May Spot Illness Before Symptoms Start January 12, 2017

New technology could help sense infections, type 2 diabetes and other conditions, scientists say

Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Disfiguring Tumor Condition December 29, 2016

17 of 24 children with neurofibromatosis type 1 saw improvement, but more study needed

Ebola Vaccine Appears Very Effective in Trial December 23, 2016

Drug manufacturer says it will seek regulatory approval by end of 2017

'Superbug' Gene Spotted on U.S. Pig Farm December 05, 2016

Study suggests potential resistance to a last line of antibiotics for humans

Can Surgery Trigger Rare Muscle Disorder? November 23, 2016

Still, the likelihood of developing postoperative Guillain-Barre syndrome remains slight, researchers say

U.S. Heart Disease Rates Fell 20 Percent Since 1980s: Study November 14, 2016

Researchers chalk it up to better meds, prevention efforts

MS Symptoms May Develop Earlier in Darker, Cooler Climes November 04, 2016

Study results suggest latitude affects timing of disease onset

Zika Connection to Rare Nerve Disorder Bolstered by Study October 05, 2016

Virus detected in body fluids of Colombians with Guillain-Barre syndrome

Better Job Prospects When Young May Pay Off in Better Health October 05, 2016

County-by-county study finds improved physical, mental well-being with career advancement

New Clues to Sleeping Sickness October 04, 2016

Disease-causing parasites found on skin of symptomless people

Smoking Leaves Lasting Marks on DNA: Study September 20, 2016

Changes related to disease found in more than 7,000 genes, though many 'recover' five years after quitting

31 Million Older Americans Aren't Getting Enough Exercise September 15, 2016

Inactivity boosts their risk for falls, broken bones, serious disease and early death, CDC warns

Sex Partner With No Zika Symptoms Transmits Virus: CDC August 28, 2016

New report also highlights ties between Zika and Guillain-Barre

'Bagpipe' Lung Infection Kills Piper August 23, 2016

Mold, fungi can collect in wind instruments, researchers explained

For Aging Blacks, 'Golden Years' Often Marred by Disability August 10, 2016

And black women appear to be hardest hit, study finds

4 Out of 5 Kids With Epilepsy Have Other Health Problems: Study August 01, 2016

Digestive disorders, headaches, attention-deficit disorder among the common issues

Eczema's Effects More Than Skin Deep July 29, 2016

Itchy skin condition also linked to a number of other ills, skin specialist says

Family Lifestyles May Be as Important to Health as Genes July 28, 2016

Shared habits and environment contribute to heart disease, high blood pressure and depression, study reports

How to Keep Bug Bites at Bay July 23, 2016

CDC offers advice on thwarting disease-carrying insects

Living Past 90 Doesn't Doom You to Disease, Disability July 21, 2016

Study suggests life can be long and healthy, although good genes help a lot

Gut Bacteria May Hold Clues to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome July 15, 2016

Intestinal colonies differ in CFS patients, study finds, bolstering notion the disorder isn't a psychological problem

E-Cigs May Damage Cells in Mouth June 30, 2016

Findings suggest a possible increase in the risk of oral disease, researchers say

Puerto Ricans' Health Lags Behind Other Hispanics June 17, 2016

CDC report finds they have higher risk for 'multiple chronic conditions'

Diabetes Doesn't Doom Seniors to Disability June 13, 2016

Study found increase in 'good' years of life in recent decades

Researchers Uncover Surprises About Celiac Disease May 31, 2016

Immune condition most common among people descended from the Punjab region of India

Thousands of Public Pools, Hot Tubs Closed for Dirty Water: CDC May 19, 2016

Inspections in 5 states found kiddie pools had the most problems, with 1 in 5 shut down for violations

Drug Protects Lung Function in Kids With Sickle Cell: Study May 18, 2016

But many patients don't get hydroxyurea because of fears about 'theoretical' cancer risk, experts say

Pesticides Linked to Raised Risk of ALS May 09, 2016

One toxin in particular was tied to sixfold higher odds of developing Lou Gerhrig's disease

Restoring Blood Flow Beats Exercise for Poor Leg Circulation May 05, 2016

Opening vessels could prevent new scarring in muscles, researchers say

Psoriasis Tied to Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes April 27, 2016

A genetic link is one theory for the possible association, researchers say

Pharmacists Can Manage Some Chronic Conditions Effectively, Study Suggests April 25, 2016

But it's not clear if they could reduce symptoms more or help you live longer than your doctor can

Two-Step Ebola Vaccine Strategy Works in Early Trial April 19, 2016

But one expert says two shots might be hard to give in an outbreak setting

Americans' Longer Life = Poorer Health April 19, 2016

Life spans increased between 1970 and 2010, but disabilities also rose along the way, researchers say

Doctors Issue Call to Combat Climate Change April 18, 2016

They say respiratory illnesses, heat stroke and infectious diseases are growing threats due to a warmer planet

Diabetes Steals Years, Adds Disabilities April 15, 2016

Middle-aged adults will lose more than 3 years because of the disease, study estimates

Why Do Some Kids Escape Terrible Genetic Disorders? April 11, 2016

Insights into 13 rare cases suggest DNA is not always destiny when it comes to inherited diseases

Zika May Be Linked to Autoimmune Brain Disorder, Study Says April 11, 2016

Researchers in Brazil detect symptoms similar to multiple sclerosis

Scientists Try to Stop Another Deadly Virus April 04, 2016

Junin, an Ebola-like disease in Argentina, has a death rate of 20 to 30 percent

Location is Key to Help Hospital Hand Sanitizers Get Used March 15, 2016

The best spot to up visitors' hygiene: mid-lobby and near the entrance, study found

'Difficult' Patients Tend to Get Worse Care, Studies Find March 15, 2016

In fictional scenarios, doctors were distracted by bad behaviors during diagnosis, made more errors

Heavy Coffee Drinkers Show Lower Risk of Multiple Sclerosis March 04, 2016

But the finding isn't reason enough to up your java intake, experts say

Measles Outbreak May Have Swayed Some Parents on Vaccines February 08, 2016

Moms and dads who were well-informed on Disneyland cases were more confident about shots in survey

Preventable Ills Cause Nearly 8 Million Childhood Deaths Globally January 25, 2016

Diarrhea, respiratory infections are top killers, research shows

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