April 18, 2014: So-Called 'Apple Shape' Not a Risk Factor for Breast Cancer: Study
Overweight, not waist size, was tied to higher odds of developing disease in older women

April 18, 2014: Certain Sedatives Tied to Breathing Problems in Older COPD Patients
Study author urges caution for doctors prescribing benzodiazepines to this group

April 17, 2014: FDA Warns Against Procedure for Uterine Fibroids
'Laparoscopic power morcellation' may increase women's cancer risk, agency says

April 17, 2014: Low Birth Weight, Lack of Breast-Feeding Tied to Inflammation Risk in Adulthood
Study of more than 10,000 people suggests these infants may someday have more health problems

April 16, 2014: Apathy Might Signal Brain Shrinkage in Old Age: Study
But the findings only show an association; they don't prove cause and effect, experts say

April 16, 2014: Bleeding Irregularities Common in Menopause, Study Finds
Report should reassure women at this stage of life, researcher says

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

April 15, 2014: Mother's Pregnancy Weight Gain May Influence Child's Obesity Risk
Study found that either too few or too many added pounds upped child's odds for being overweight

April 15, 2014: Blood Test Aims to Predict Breast Cancer's Return
Study found DNA-based screen was more than 90 percent accurate in predicting recurrence

April 15, 2014: Gene Variant May Double Alzheimer's Risk for Women: Study
Effect wasn't nearly as pronounced among men, researchers say

April 14, 2014: Young Dads at Risk of Depressive Symptoms, Study Finds
But experts stress findings don't mean fatherhood at an early age dooms men to clinical depression

April 14, 2014: Study Ties Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy to Autism Risk in Boys
But the risk is low, and it's important to treat depression in pregnant women, experts say

April 11, 2014: Study Outlines Emotional Impact of Domestic Violence on Kids
Cases rarely led to jail time, but children in the home felt intense fear, anxiety, researcher noted

April 11, 2014: Vegetables in Childhood May Benefit Breast Health
Girls who ate carotenoid-rich foods less likely to have breast conditions, study finds

April 11, 2014: Time Spent With Grandkids Might Boost Women's Brain Power
But don't overdo it: Study found that too much babysitting was tied to mental decline

April 10, 2014: Civilians in War Zones Also Suffer Mental Health Problems: Study
The more life-threatening events that workers employed by military faced, the more anxiety, anger they felt

April 10, 2014: Does Facebook Make Women Feel Bad About Their Bodies?
Study found more time on the social networking site was tied to greater likelihood of negative self-image

April 10, 2014: Girls Suffer Worse Concussions, Study Suggests
Researchers found they had more severe symptoms, longer recovery times than boys

April 10, 2014: Age a Big Factor in Colon Surgery Complications, Study Finds
People over 80, especially, had greater need for post-op emergency care, researchers say

April 09, 2014: A Failing Mind May Mean Lower Cancer Death Risk, Study Suggests
But scientists aren't sure why dementia seems linked to fewer malignancies

April 09, 2014: Hearing Loss Might Make Elderly Feel More Isolated
Study found those who had trouble hearing became more socially withdrawn than others their age

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

April 09, 2014: Aerobic Exercise May Help Older Women at Risk for Dementia
Small study suggests regular walking increases hippocampus area of brain

April 08, 2014: ICU-Related Depression Often Overlooked, Study Finds
One-third of patients exhibit physical symptoms, not the usual mood behaviors

April 08, 2014: Could Daughter's Cancer Risk Be Affected by Father's Age at Birth?
Early study tied younger dads to higher odds of breast, ovarian tumors, and older dads to increased risk of uterine disease

April 07, 2014: Stroke Often Missed in ERs, Study Finds
Women, minorities and younger adults most likely to be misdiagnosed

April 07, 2014: Drinking Milk May Slow Knee Arthritis in Women, Study Finds
Same effect was not seen in men, and high cheese intake was tied to poorer knee health

April 07, 2014: Experimental Breast Cancer Drug Seems Safe, Effective for Advanced Disease
Preliminary results look promising, experts say

April 04, 2014: Driving Ability May Falter With Age in HIV-Positive Adults
Small study looked at mental skills, simulator testing

April 04, 2014: Poor Sleep Tied to Mental Decline in Older Men
It isn't how long, but how well, people sleep that matters, study found

April 04, 2014: Depression May Be Linked to Heart Failure
Stress hormones likely play contributing role, but more research needed, study says

April 04, 2014: Your Mentally Stimulating Job May Help Keep You Sharp in Retirement
'Use it or lose it' might apply to brainpower, study author says

April 04, 2014: Caucasian Boys Most Prone to Color Blindness, Study Finds
Important to test preschoolers for condition, because it hampers ability to do well on color-coded schoolwork

April 03, 2014: Insomnia May Raise Stroke Risk, Especially for Younger Adults
Researchers in Taiwan found strongest connection among people younger than 34

April 02, 2014: Childhood Eczema Often Persists Into Adulthood, Study Finds
There are steps people can take to reduce or ease flare-ups, experts say

April 02, 2014: Scientists Explore Better Way to Deliver Treatment for Eye Disease
Patients with wet age-related macular degeneration may benefit more from IV than injection

April 02, 2014: Nearly Three-Quarters of U.S. Seniors Have Living Wills
Increase in advance directives has not affected hospitalization rates, study finds

April 02, 2014: Health Tip: Avoid Weight Gain During Menopause
Eat right and get plenty of exercise

April 01, 2014: Could Reducing Stress Help Bring On a Migraine?
Small study suggests shifting hormone levels may have an impact, researcher says

April 01, 2014: New Review Suggests Benefits of Annual Mammograms Are Overstated
Analysis of 50 years of clinical data adds to controversy over who should be screened, how often

April 01, 2014: More Than 1 Million Americans Caring for Injured Veterans: Report
Few public or private programs offer direct support to these caregivers, researchers say

April 01, 2014: Monkeys on Very-Low-Cal Diet Lived Longer, Healthier Lives
Jury is still out on whether such regimens could do the same for humans, experts say

March 31, 2014: More Research Links Poor Heart Health With Alzheimer's Risk
Brain plaque builds up as arteries stiffen, study suggests

March 31, 2014: Fluorescent Dye May Help Spot Date-Rape Drug in Drinks
Researchers say chemical changes color of drinks spiked with GHB

March 28, 2014: Many Breast Cancer Survivors Suffer Financially, Study Finds
Doctors urged to consider treatment implications for their patients

March 28, 2014: Exercise in Youth Boosts Bone Strength Later: Study
And continued activity is even better for your skeletal health

March 28, 2014: New Repair Option for Compression Fractures in Spine
Implant might provide similar benefits as other treatments with fewer risks, study suggests

March 28, 2014: Marriage Does Help the Heart, Study Finds
Researchers compared cardiovascular disease rates in more than 3 million Americans

March 27, 2014: Depressed Diabetics May Face Higher Risk of Kidney Disease
Study suggests connection is more about physical changes than patients' self-care

March 27, 2014: Exercise Affects Men's, Women's Hearts Differently: Study
Finding might have implications for standard cardiac testing, experts say