Doctors should screen earlier for signs of trouble in people with this gene variant, researcher suggests
Black people with a trait for sickle cell anemia appear to have double the risk of kidney failure that requires dialysis, new research suggests.
Close to half of all American adults have type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, a new study finds.
A drug to treat the most common eye disease among diabetics has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Survey finds 3 out of 4 are getting these healthy foods each day
More than three-quarters of U.S. children eat fruit on any given day, and nearly 92 percent dig into vegetables in a 24-hour period, a new U.S. health survey reveals.
A teacher's state of mind may be key to preschoolers' behavior, a new study finds.
Shooting hoops beats watching 'March Madness' when it comes to your health, expert says
The best way to celebrate "March Madness" is to get out and shoot some hoops yourself, an expert says.
If paying the bills and putting food on the table put adults’ nerves on edge, just imagine how today’s overscheduled, frequently tested teenagers must feel.
Treating depression in its early stages might help reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke, a new study suggests.
Large Canadian study finds people with diabetes are more likely to get sick from flu, be hospitalized
Adults with diabetes are vulnerable to flu and its complications, experts say. Now a large new study finds they’re also at higher risk of being hospitalized for flu.
Could your warm and cozy home be hindering your weight-loss efforts?
Dutch researchers say keeping temperatures a little chillier at home and the office might be an additional weapon in the fight against obesity.
If you can’t get relief from your asthma, the way you communicate with your allergist might be part of the problem, according to two new studies.
Teen girls struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder stemming from sexual abuse do well when treated with a type of therapy that asks them to repeatedly confront their traumatic memories, according to a small new study.
Nearly half who combined the two reported kidney disease
Combining Tylenol and even light consumption of alcohol can more than double someone’s risk of kidney disease, researchers say.
Domestic violence travels down through generations, study finds
The risk of domestic violence often is passed from parents to their children, a new study finds.
Study finds that following diet during middle age ups odds of living past 70 by 40 percent
Middle-aged women who follow a heart-healthy Mediterranean diet may live a healthier, longer life, a new study suggests.
Study of couples probes the ‘dark side’ of weight loss
A romantic relationship can change when one partner slims down, and not always in a good way, new research suggests.
But other lifestyle factors also influence weight control, experts say
Getting kids to eat less may be as simple as making sure they get a good night’s sleep, a new, small study suggests.
It found few teens go on to smoke cigarettes, use other kinds of tobacco after ‘vaping’
E-cigarettes don’t appear to entice teens to try smoking tobacco, a new study says.
Teens, young adults should be assessed, monitored after diagnosis, researchers say
A diagnosis of cancer may put teens and young adults at risk for suicide, a new study finds.
Smokers are most likely to think about kicking their habit on Mondays, according to a new study, and this finding may help boost the effectiveness of anti-smoking campaigns.
Study finds surgery more effective at least two years out
For people who have a lot of weight to lose, weight-loss surgery appears more effective than diet and exercise, a new review suggests.
Daily consumption of soda, sports and energy drinks contributes to obesity crisis, experts warn
Although younger children in California are drinking less soda and other sugary beverages, teens in the state are actually drinking more, according to a report released Thursday.
Study found one-third lower risk of problems including heart attacks in vaccinated people
If avoiding an achy, feverish week or so laid up with the flu doesn’t motivate you to get a flu shot, a new study linking flu shots to a lower incidence of heart disease might persuade you to roll up your sleeve.
Exercising for fun may lower the risk of high blood pressure, but heavy lifting on the job does not offer the same benefit, according to a new review of the evidence.
Websites selling human milk for infant consumption are gaining in popularity
In the study, “Microbial Contamination of Human Milk Purchased via the Internet,” published in the November 2013 issue of Pediatrics, researchers purchased 102 cross-sectional samples of human milk through a popular U.S. milk-sharing website.
Boosting exercise, limiting caffeine and reducing video games at bedtime are important
Sleep education for parents of children with autism helps improve the youngsters’ behavior and quality of life, according to a new study.
Cells’ second-line defense could cut need for long-term drug therapy
One percent of people infected with HIV have a second line of defense deep in their immune system, which serves as a back-up for the body’s defenses that get wiped out by the virus, according to a new study.
Intensive weight loss together with regular exercise did more to ease knee arthritis than exercise alone for overweight and obese adults in a new U.S. study.
A drug used to treat sickle cell disease can not only reduce complications, but also cut healthcare costs associated with treating children affected by this painful condition, according to a new study.
Teenagers who were adopted may be at greater risk of a suicide attempt than kids raised by their biological parents, a new study suggests.
Young children aged 3 months to 36 months who don’t get all their doses of the diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccine on schedule appear to be at increased risk for pertussis — also known as whooping cough — according to a new study.
In 2011 doctors performed nearly 100,000 tattoo removal procedures
That tattoo on your arm of a former flame — the one that seemed like a great idea years ago — is kind of embarrassing today. And your spouse is not too crazy about it either.
Compared to White children, Black and Hispanic patients may be missing out on certain types of care
Black and Hispanic children with autism are markedly less likely than children from White families to receive specialty care for complications tied to the disorder, a new study finds.
The younger you are, the less likely you are to realize you are infected with HIV or receive treatment for it, a new study finds.
At the end of life, Black kidney disease patients are more likely than White patients...