Get Healthy Now to Beat Dementia

A Healthy Middle-Aged Heart May Protect Your Brain Later


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'


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


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


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?


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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