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Voters in Counties With Worse Life Expectancy Turned to Trump in Election August 17, 2017

Study found link between two; researchers point to poverty, lack of health insurance, unhealthy lifestyles

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

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

Health Tip: Recognize Youth Violence August 17, 2017

Symptoms of a common problem

'Herd Immunity' May Be Curbing U.S. Zika Numbers August 17, 2017

But smaller future outbreaks are likely, scientists warn

Nearly 4 Million Worldwide Die Each Year From Asthma, COPD August 17, 2017

In poorer countries these respiratory illnesses too often go undiagnosed and untreated, report finds

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

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

U.S. Antidepressant Use Jumps 65 Percent in 15 Years August 15, 2017

Women nearly twice as likely to use the drugs as men, CDC report finds

Givers Really Are Happier Than Takers August 15, 2017

Even small acts of generosity trigger a brain boost, study finds

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

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

Marijuana May Help Ease Nerve Pain, Review Finds August 14, 2017

But evidence for using pot to treat other types of pain or post-traumatic stress remains inconclusive

'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

Researchers ID Genes in Mice That Cause Aggressive Brain Cancer August 14, 2017

Discovery of triggers that make glioblastoma resistant to chemo offers hope for future treatments, study authors say

Maybe That's Why It's Called Work August 14, 2017

Tough schedules, hard physical labor and stress in the workplace are widespread, survey finds

ER Rates Soar as Toddlers Ingest Pot, French Study Finds August 14, 2017

Accidental intoxication rose 133 percent in a decade; U.S. experts call findings highly relevant

Calming Those Back-to-School Jitters August 13, 2017

Child development expert offers advice on how to ease anxiety as classes start

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

Pot Compound Alters Levels of Seizure Drug in Epilepsy Patients August 11, 2017

Experimental therapy shows interaction between cannabidiol and clobazam

The Positive Side of Water-Cooler Gossip August 11, 2017

How chatter can promote a better work ethic

Parents of Preemies End Up Just Fine: Study August 11, 2017

When kids are grown, quality of life is the same as for parents of babies born full-term

Therapy for Kids With Autism Pays Off for Moms, Dads August 11, 2017

Study found when parents become therapy partners, they become less depressed, learn to keep emotions in check

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

Rotavirus Vaccine Cut Kids' Hospitalization, Medical Costs August 10, 2017

Virus a common cause of diarrhea among children, study authors report

Is Pot Linked to Blood Pressure Deaths? August 10, 2017

Study suggests so, but heart expert questions the finding

By Age 12, Poor May Show Signs of Heart Risks Ahead August 09, 2017

Neck arteries are narrower than those of wealthier children, study says

Is Ancient Bone Evidence of Cannibalistic Rite? August 09, 2017

Engravings appear rich in symbolic connotations, British researcher says

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

Women and older adults among those drinking more, study finds

Does Early Puberty Affect a Girl's Academic Achievement? August 09, 2017

Those who begin their periods younger may leave school sooner, research suggests

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

Here's how you can help prevent them

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

Low Blood Sugar in Newborns Tied to Brain Problems Later August 08, 2017

These babies 2 to 3 times more apt to struggle with planning, memory, attention at age 4, study finds

Can Scans Predict Some Autism Cases? August 08, 2017

When the disorder is caused by a certain genetic defect, MRI may spot brain abnormalities, researchers say

Caring for Aging Parents August 08, 2017

When you need help to help them

Some Medical Ills Call for Dental Detective Work August 08, 2017

One woman needed intestinal surgery to remove decade-old wire from braces

Instagram Photos May Offer Snapshot of Mental Health August 08, 2017

Social media posts seem to give clues to presence of depression, researchers say

Can Video Game Playing Cost You Gray Matter? August 08, 2017

Style of playing action games could impact your brain, researchers suggest

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

Messages from recovering peers made an impact, study finds

How Preschoolers Begin Learning the Rules of Reading, Spelling August 07, 2017

Exposing them to written words early on will give them a strong start, researcher says

Decline in Kids' Ear Infections Linked to Pneumococcal Vaccine August 07, 2017

The shots are effective in killing the main bacterial cause, but other germs are growing, researchers find

Health Tip: Don't Use Sunscreen on Newborns August 07, 2017

Infants aged 6 months and younger should avoid the sun

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

Prenatal Exposure to Certain Flame Retardants Linked to Lower IQs August 04, 2017

Chemicals known as PBDEs can affect generations to come, researcher says

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