Get Healthy Now to Beat Dementia

A Healthy Middle-Aged Heart May Protect Your Brain Later

4/13/2017

Healthy aging of the brain relies on the health of your heart and blood vessels when you're younger, a new study reports. More >

Unproven Therapies Can Be Harmful

FDA Warns Against Bogus Autism 'Cures'

4/13/2017

Don't fall for products claiming to cure autism, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. More >

A Healthier Weight May Mean Fewer Migraines

4/13/2017

Your weight just might influence your risk of migraine headaches, a new review finds. More >

U.S. Blood Supply Safe From Zika Virus, Officials Say

4/10/2017

U.S. blood banks are confident they have the tools to protect America's blood supply from possible new Zika virus outbreaks during the upcoming mosquito season. More >

Virus May Set Immune System Off

A Surprising Culprit Behind Celiac Disease?

4/10/2017

A typically harmless type of virus might sometimes trigger celiac disease, a new study suggests. More >

Tdap Prevents Whooping Cough

Vaccinating Pregnant Moms Protects Babies

4/5/2017

Babies are far less likely to develop whooping cough if their mother was vaccinated while pregnant, a new study reveals. More >

Smoking Slows Recovery From Drug Abuse

3/29/2017

People recovering from illicit drug abuse are more likely to be successful if they don't smoke cigarettes, a new study finds. More >

Study Finds Temperature, Diabetes Link

A Warming Planet Might Mean More Diabetes

3/24/2017

The effects of climate change are far-reaching, but new research suggests a surprising linkage to a warming Earth -- more cases of type 2 diabetes. More >

Steroid Shots Offer No Long-Term Relief for Back Pain

3/22/2017

Chronic lower back pain affects millions of Americans. Many try steroid injections to ease their discomfort, but researchers now say this remedy provides only short-term relief. More >

Minimize Seasonal Misery

Welcome Spring and Still Survive Your Allergies

3/20/2017

If you have seasonal allergies, the arrival of spring on Monday is probably less about warmth and flowers and more about itchy eyes and congestion. More >

Smokers Prone to Problems After Joint Replacement

3/20/2017

Quitting smoking before knee or hip replacement surgery may cut the risk of complications after surgery, a new study suggests. More >

Kids Under 12 Shouldn't Specialize

Injury Risk May Rise When Kids Play Just One Sport

3/20/2017

Focusing too much on playing one favorite sport probably isn't a good idea for kids under 12, researchers report. More >