July 23, 2014: Gene Study Gives New Insight Into Puberty in Girls
Findings may also provide clues on biology of diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, researcher says

July 21, 2014: HIV Diagnoses Down in U.S., Except for Young Gay Males: CDC
Messages about safe sex may be falling on deaf ears, researcher notes

July 18, 2014: EPA Unveils New Bug Repellant Labeling
Should work much like sunscreen SPF labels, telling users how much protection they will get, agency says

July 17, 2014: 1st Case of Locally Acquired Chikungunya Virus Reported in U.S.
Patient is unidentified Florida man; mosquito-borne illness can be painful but is seldom fatal, CDC says

July 11, 2014: Culling Deer Herd Curbs Lyme Disease, Study Says
Hunting program in Connecticut led to fewer cases of tick-borne illness

July 11, 2014: Researchers Assess New Way to Boost Polio Immunity
Giving kids an extra, inactivated dose might speed up eradication efforts, study says

July 09, 2014: Breast Cancer Drug May Help Women Fight a Leading Cause of Infertility: Study
Letrozole improves pregnancy rates in women with polycystic ovary syndrome, researcher says

July 09, 2014: New Psoriasis Drug Shows Promise in Trials
Secukinumab appears more effective than current popular treatment, study says

July 07, 2014: Obesity May Raise Risk of COPD
Study found those with largest waist sizes more likely to develop lung disease

July 06, 2014: Guard Your Kids Against Bug Bites This Summer
Mosquitoes, ticks and fleas transmit diseases, so reach for insect repellant before sending them outdoors

July 01, 2014: Less Toxic Transplant Treatment Offers Hope for Sickle Cell Patients
Technique avoids ill effects related to long-term use of anti-rejection drugs, study says

June 27, 2014: Your Stomach Bug May Well Be Norovirus
Nearly 20 percent of gastroenteritis cases stem from the 'cruise-ship virus,' study finds

June 27, 2014: Gluten-Free Diet May Lift the 'Fog' of Celiac Patients, Study Says
Scores on attention, memory tests improved after one year

June 25, 2014: Persistent Cough in Kids Can Often Be Whooping Cough
In British study, 1 in 5 cases of chronic hacking turned out to be the respiratory ailment

June 20, 2014: Mosquito-Borne Chikungunya Virus May Be Headed for U.S.
So far, cases of the painful illness have been imported, but that may not last for long, experts say

June 20, 2014: Hairless Man Now Hairy, Thanks to Arthritis Drug
Finding points to possible treatment for condition called alopecia universalis

June 17, 2014: Poorly Understood Disorder Disables Many Younger Women
Postural tachycardia syndrome has no consistent treatment, expert says

June 09, 2014: Measles Journey Highlights Risk to Unvaccinated Kids
Minnesota outbreak began with a toddler traveling overseas, study says

June 04, 2014: Camels Confirmed as Source of Human MERS Infection
The animals are the Typhoid Mary of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, infectious disease expert says

June 02, 2014: Obama Moves to Cut Power Plant Emissions
Reducing carbon pollution would boost health, backers say; GOP lawmakers, some business leaders skeptical of plan

May 30, 2014: Health Tip: Coping With Chronic Illness
Try to eliminate one unhealthy practice

May 28, 2014: CDC: 3rd Suspected MERS Case Was False Alarm
Thorough blood tests found no sign of infection in Illinois man, agency says

May 23, 2014: Brain Changes May Accompany Type 1 Diabetes Diagnosis in Kids
Complication called ketoacidosis can affect memory, thinking for six months, reports study

May 21, 2014: Ultrasound Trumps CT Scan for Diagnosing Kidney Stones in Study
Researchers cite lower cost, less radiation

May 21, 2014: Diet Tied to Better Breathing in COPD Patients
Study suggests healthy eating might help improve lung function

May 21, 2014: FDA OKs New Drug for Hard-to-Treat Colitis and Crohn's
Injections of Entyvio may help when standard therapy for the digestive disorders has failed

May 19, 2014: Delaying Measles-Related Vaccines May Raise Seizure Risk: Study
Researchers say findings emphasize importance of following timing guidelines

May 19, 2014: Florida MERS Patient Released From Hospital
He's a 44-year-old health care worker from Saudi Arabia, the epicenter of the MERS outbreak

May 19, 2014: 2 Drugs Offer Hope for Fatal Lung Disease
Doctors have had little to offer patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

May 19, 2014: Third U.S. Man Tests Positive for MERS Virus, CDC Reports
He was business associate of health care worker diagnosed with the first U.S. case, but shows no signs of illness

May 16, 2014: New Drug for Chagas Disease Disappoints in 1st Human Trial
Older medication bested posaconazole, but combination of both might work well, study says

May 14, 2014: MERS Not Yet a Public Health Emergency: WHO
U.N. agency says the virus, concentrated in the Middle East, doesn't seem to spread easily among people

May 13, 2014: 2 Florida Hospital Workers Who Treated MERS Patient Fall Ill
Testing for the potentially fatal respiratory infection is underway, officials say

May 12, 2014: 2nd MERS Case Identified in U.S.
Like first patient, this patient had been health care worker in Saudi Arabia, epicenter of outbreak

May 08, 2014: CDC Targets 5 Parasitic Infections
Neglected but treatable infections impact millions of Americans unknowingly, agency notes

May 05, 2014: 1st U.S. MERS Patient May Be Released From Hospital Soon
He had recently been in Saudi Arabia, epicenter of outbreak that has sickened 400 people and killed more than 100

May 05, 2014: 1st U.S. MERS Patient Improving, Officials Say
He had recently been in Saudi Arabia, epicenter of outbreak that has sickened 400 people and killed 93

May 02, 2014: 1st MERS Case Reported in U.S.
Patient had recently been in Saudi Arabia, epicenter of outbreak that has sickened 400 people and killed 93, CDC says

May 01, 2014: Skin Cells of Infertile Men Turned Into Sperm 'Precursors' in Mouse Study
But whether this approach would work in humans is still unknown

April 29, 2014: Caring for Severely Ill Kids May Have Silver Lining
Many parent caregivers show signs of 'post-traumatic growth,' study says

April 28, 2014: Medical Marijuana May Ease Some MS Symptoms, Study Concludes
Finding applies only to pot in pill or spray form, neurologists say

April 24, 2014: Genetic Code of Tsetse Fly May Help Fight Sleeping Sickness
Scientists spent a decade sequencing its genome, and hope to find new targets for pest control

April 22, 2014: Eye 'Training' May Help Restore Some Vision Lost to Glaucoma
Gains seen after 3 months using experimental computer program, study says

April 15, 2014: Sleep Apnea May Be Linked to Poor Bone Health
Osteoporosis rates rose among people with breathing disorder, study found

April 11, 2014: Lab-Grown Vaginas, Noses Herald New Options for Patients
Regenerative surgery takes a leap forward, two studies show

April 09, 2014: Irregular Periods May Be Risk Factor for Ovarian Cancer, Study Suggests
Preliminary finding might eventually offer clue to which women would benefit from early screening

March 21, 2014: Chronically Ill Americans May Skip Meds to Afford Food
Study finds that people with health issues who don't qualify for assistance often must choose either 'treat or eat'

March 20, 2014: Tuberculosis in U.S. Hits Record Low: CDC
Improved screening of immigrants contributes to decline

March 19, 2014: No-Fridge Nasal Vaccines on the Horizon
Tests in mice look promising for people in remote regions, researcher says

March 17, 2014: Coordinated Care Helps Elderly With Chronic Diseases
Odds of complications, hospital admissions lower when patients see fewer doctors, says study