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

March 13, 2014: More Evidence Environmental Exposures Contribute to Autism
Where birth defects increased, so did diagnoses of the developmental disorder, study showed

March 06, 2014: Hospital Policy Spurs New Moms to Get Whooping Cough Shot
With standing order for vaccine, coverage went from 18 percent to 69 percent, findings showed

March 05, 2014: Boomers Should Consider Shingles Vaccine, Physician Says
Painful condition, caused by same virus responsible for chicken pox, can last several weeks

March 03, 2014: Vaccines Prevent Millions of Infections, Save Billions in Costs: CDC
But messages about immunization benefits often don't achieve intended goal, researchers discover

February 28, 2014: Blacks Respond Better to German Measles Vaccine, Study Contends
Future immunization research may target specific groups or individuals, scientist says

February 11, 2014: Hepatitis B Screening Proposed for All High-Risk Adults
Nearly 1 million in U.S. are infected, says Preventive Services Task Force

January 30, 2014: Calling Obesity a Disease May Have 'Boomerang Effect'
Study found those who read article claiming it was a disease were less motivated to eat healthy diet

January 29, 2014: Neanderthal DNA Influences Modern Humans: Study
Seems to play a role in conditions like diabetes, Crohn's disease, as well as behaviors such as smoking, researchers say

January 28, 2014: Study Probes Origins of 2 Ancient, Deadly Plagues
Different strains of rodent-borne germ likely caused 6th-century outbreak and the Black Death, researchers say

January 24, 2014: Dog Cancer Dates Back 11,000 Years, Scientists Say
Genome study reveals origin of a transmissible genital cancer that still occurs in dogs worldwide

January 24, 2014: Is the Stethoscope Living on Borrowed Time?
Some doctors recommend a switch to hand-held ultrasound devices, while others disagree

January 22, 2014: Vitamin D Levels Linked to Parkinson's Symptoms
Better thinking, mood associated with higher levels, study finds

January 17, 2014: Want to Stay Healthy? Try Washing Your Hands
Dirty digits are the fastest way to communicate infectious germs, experts say

January 17, 2014: Meet Henry the Hand: A Crusading Doctor's Right-Hand Man
Cartoon character helps physician spread the gospel of good hand hygiene

January 07, 2014: CDC: Docs Aren't Doing Enough to Discourage Problem Drinking
Only 1 in 6 adults says a doctor or health professional has discussed alcohol use with them, report finds

January 07, 2014: Breast-Feeding Might Reduce Moms' Odds of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Study in China finds risk cut nearly in half after nursing

January 06, 2014: Gene Might Be Linked to Sleep Disorder Narcolepsy
Study finds common thread among people with this inability to stay awake

December 26, 2013: H1N1 Flu Spreading in South-Central U.S.
This flu strain tends to hit younger adults harder than older adults, CDC says

December 26, 2013: Don't Let Migraines Ruin Your Holidays
Plan ahead, keep meds handy and make time to cuddle, expert says

December 20, 2013: Insights Gained Into Tourette Syndrome
Finding might point to non-drug treatments for telltale tics, study says

December 20, 2013: French Revolution Leader May Have Had Immune-System Disorder
Robespierre likely had sarcoidosis, forensic scientists say

December 17, 2013: Many ADHD Drugs Linked to Painful Erections: FDA
Agency wants drug labels to reflect this rare risk

December 12, 2013: Exercise Seems to Ease Parkinson's-Related Depression
Mood problems can be more debilitating than movement issues, researcher says

December 12, 2013: Scientists Discover Another Genetic Code
Overlapping language seems to help direct DNA activity in cells, researchers report

December 05, 2013: Measles Still a Threat, U.S. Health Officials Warn
Sporadic outbreaks caused by travelers to countries without vaccination programs, doctors say

December 04, 2013: TB Vaccine May Work Against Multiple Sclerosis: Study
More brain lesions seen in people who got dummy injection

December 02, 2013: Chickenpox Vaccine Not Responsible for Rise in Shingles, Study Says
39 percent increase over 18 years remains unexplained

November 23, 2013: Lengthy Car, Plane Rides Pose Risk of Clots
But serious condition is easily avoided by moving around every few hours, experts say

November 21, 2013: Research Probes Autism's Origins in the Brain
Two studies identify gene mutations that act together to disrupt the brain's wiring before birth

November 19, 2013: Air Pollution Linked to Dry Eye Syndrome in Study
High rates of both seen in most major U.S. cities

November 18, 2013: 'The Pill' Tied to Raised Risk of Glaucoma
Eye disease more common among users of birth control pills, study finds

November 13, 2013: Deadly Brain Illness Discovered in British Family
Condition destroys tissue much like mad cow disease, but is inherited and not infectious

November 07, 2013: 10 Percent of U.S. Adults Physically Limited by Arthritis: CDC
Experts say obesity epidemic has widened the pool of disabled

November 07, 2013: Inside the Autistic Brain: New Research Challenges Current Beliefs
More neural connections, not fewer, seen in studies

November 06, 2013: Autism Sign May Appear in First Months of Life
Eye contact starts declining at 8 weeks, finds study

October 31, 2013: U.S. Malaria Cases Hit 40-Year High
Almost all the cases came from travelers to Africa, India, CDC says

October 30, 2013: Walking Speed a Good Gauge of MS Disability, Study Says
This measurement may reflect ability to perform everyday household activities

October 28, 2013: Lyrica May Ease Pain for Depressed Fibromyalgia Patients
Study finds drug safe, effective in combination with antidepressants

October 28, 2013: Headaches Accompanying Lupus Often Not Disease-Related, Study Finds
Nor are they linked to medical treatment, researchers say

October 28, 2013: Moms With Lupus More Likely to Have Children With Autism, Study Suggests
But overall risk is low, shouldn't influence parenting decisions, expert says

October 28, 2013: Many Lupus Patients Forgo Needed Medication, Study Finds
Drugs can reduce symptoms of autoimmune disease, ward off serious complications