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'Confusion' Complicates Hospitalization of Elderly August 18, 2017

Stays are often two weeks longer, British study says

High-Cal Foods May Raise Cancer Risk in Women, Even Without Weight Gain August 17, 2017

Plant-based diet could help avoid malignancies, study suggests

6 Out of 7 Teens Slip Up on Contact Lens Guidelines: CDC August 17, 2017

Infections most common for kids who skip steps or ignore rules for sleeping, swimming

4 Ways to Jazz Up Your Salad August 17, 2017

Simple steps to rethink this diet mainstay

Nurses Learn How to Get Patients to Say 'Yes' to Blood Thinners August 17, 2017

Online training aims to make sure those hospitalized get treatment to prevent dangerous blood clots

Young Breakfast Skippers Lack Vital Nutrients August 17, 2017

Calcium, iron and folate may be shortchanged when morning meal is missed

Can a Blood Test Detect a Range of Cancers Earlier? August 16, 2017

Researchers move 'a step forward,' assessing DNA fragments for colon, breast, ovarian and lung tumors

Pricey Wines Can Trick Your Brain August 16, 2017

Are you responding to cost rather than quality?

Fatal Opioid ODs on the Rise Among U.S. Teens August 16, 2017

And heroin led to the most deaths among 15- to 19-year-olds, CDC says

Health Tip: Food for Fido August 16, 2017

What dogs shouldn't eat

A Violent Environment Can Wreck Kids' Grades August 15, 2017

Researchers find link between kids' sleep, stress hormones and academic performance

Could Big Lifestyle Changes Be Key to Managing Type 2 Diabetes? August 15, 2017

Study finds lower blood sugar, reduced need for medication

Lack of Sleep May Raise Child's Type 2 Diabetes Risk: Study August 15, 2017

It found link -- but no proof -- between less slumber and risk factors for blood sugar disease

A Little Drinking Might Lengthen Your Life: Study August 15, 2017

But researchers stress too much alcohol can increase risk of early death

Local Crime Can Put Kids on the Run August 15, 2017

Smartphone study finds young avoid their neighborhoods when threat of danger rises

Health Tip: The Facts About Fat August 15, 2017

The good, the bad and the ugly

Skeletons Give Clues to Americans' Rising Arthritis Rates August 14, 2017

Study suggests reasons for pained knees go beyond the usual suspects -- obesity and aging

'Fat But Fit' a Myth? August 14, 2017

Extra weight linked to extra risk, even if blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol all normal

Do Pets Really Boost Kids' Health? August 14, 2017

In a study that'll give you paws, researchers find no mental or physical benefit from a household friend

Taking a Stand on Staying Mobile After 80 August 14, 2017

Standing exercises better than sitting ones for preserving walking skills, study finds

When You're the Only One on a Diet August 14, 2017

Resisting temptation while improving your family's health

An Expert's Guide to Preventing Food Poisoning August 12, 2017

Start by washing your hands and then prepare food carefully, emergency room doctor advises

When Stress Hormone Falters, Your Health May Suffer August 11, 2017

Study suggests lack of variation in cortisol levels could be linked to ills like inflammation, cancer

Artificial Sweeteners Trick the Brain: Study August 10, 2017

Sugary taste can cause a heightened metabolic response, researchers say

Only About One-Third of Americans Use Condoms: CDC August 10, 2017

They aren't the best method of birth control, but they do help prevent STDs, health experts say

Obesity Slows Recovery for Heart Surgery Patients: Study August 10, 2017

They're four times more likely to need more time in intensive care, three times more likely to be readmitted

The Right Shoes Can Help Prevent Falls August 10, 2017

What you should look for in the shoe store

Blood Test Can Screen for Rare Sinus Cancer, Study Finds August 09, 2017

Test will be most useful in China, other parts of Asia, and North Africa where disease is more common

Immunotherapy Shown Safe in Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Trial August 09, 2017

Next step is to see if it works and for how long

Alcohol Use, Abuse on the Rise in U.S. August 09, 2017

Women and older adults among those drinking more, study finds

Yoga May Boost Aging Brains August 09, 2017

Changes seen in areas involved with attention and memory, but it's not yet clear if yoga is the cause

Health Tip: Childhood Obesity Can Trigger Adult Problems August 09, 2017

Here's how you can help prevent them

Heart Health Ignored by Many With Type 2 Diabetes August 08, 2017

New evidence review reconfirms patient guidelines

FDA Will Target E-Cigs in Health Campaign for Youth August 08, 2017

Agency will warn of dangers of electronic nicotine delivery devices, not just tobacco products

Online Game Helps Those With Diabetes Control Blood Sugar August 08, 2017

Patients saw lasting improvement while playing team-based diabetes education game, study found

'12-Step' Strategy Boosts Success of Teen Drug Abuse Program August 07, 2017

Messages from recovering peers made an impact, study finds

Instagram Shows How Diabetics Really Wear a Glucose Monitor August 07, 2017

2 out of 3 use a device that continuously tracks blood sugar on 'unapproved' body part, study finds

Midlife Behaviors May Affect Your Dementia Risk August 07, 2017

Of greatest importance are diabetes, blood pressure and smoking, researchers say

What Diabetics Need to Know About Over-the-Counter Meds August 07, 2017

Many cold, cough and headache remedies contain carbs, and as much alcohol as glass of beer or wine, pharmacist says

Study Links Moderate Drinking to Reduced Risk of Dementia August 06, 2017

But finding comes with cautions against excessive alcohol use over extended periods

Does Less Sleep Make You Less Healthy? August 04, 2017

Adults who logged only 6 hours a night had wider waists, study found

Teen Drivers Take More Chances as Senior Year Begins August 04, 2017

Experts urge parents to continue talking about consequences for unsafe behavior behind the wheel

Picky Eater? It Might Just Be Your Child's Personality August 04, 2017

Temperament determines which kids will resist new foods, study suggests

Diabetes Drug Shows Promise Against Parkinson's August 04, 2017

Byetta improved symptoms of motor disease in small, short trial, but more research needed

Can Breast Milk Feed a Love of Vegetables? August 04, 2017

Think of it as an early stealth strategy in the war against picky eating, researchers say

Childhood Cancer Radiation May Cause Unwanted Gene Mutation in Some August 04, 2017

That flaw seems to increase risk of a type of brain tumor later in life, researchers report

Health Tip: Fueling Your Body With Protein August 04, 2017

Here's what you need

Protein at All 3 Meals May Help Preserve Seniors' Strength August 04, 2017

Staves off muscle decline, Canadian researchers suggest

Asthma Drug May Help Kidney Patients Regain Sense of Smell August 03, 2017

Problem is common in chronic kidney disease and can lead to malnutrition and other health issues

Engineered Skin Cells Control Type 2 Diabetes in Mice: Study August 03, 2017

'Therapeutic skin grafts' might someday treat multiple diseases, researchers say

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