Cancer survival drops with complementary therapy: study
Cancer survival drops with complementary therapy: study

People with curable cancers who try "complementary therapy" often refuse some part of standard care. And they may die as a result, researchers say.

Top of teachers' to-do list: focus on the positives
Top of teachers' to-do list: focus on the positives

Students gain when teachers focus on positive behavior.

More pregnant women having heart attacks
More pregnant women having heart attacks

Few women consider the scary possibility that they might suffer a heart attack during or right after their pregnancy, but a new report shows it has become a more common reality in recent years.

Ancient bread remnants predate early agriculture
Ancient bread remnants predate early agriculture

Recently discovered remains of 14,400-year-old bread are the oldest ever found and predate the dawn of agriculture by at least 4,000 years, researchers report.

4 rules to avoid regaining lost weight
4 rules to avoid regaining lost weight

Have you reached your ideal weight? Congratulations! You're halfway to winning the weight loss battle.

Brain scans yield more clues to autism
Brain scans yield more clues to autism

Children with autism show abnormalities in a deep brain circuit that typically makes socializing enjoyable, a new study finds.

Ancient bread remnants predate early agriculture
Ancient bread remnants predate early agriculture

Recently discovered remains of 14,400-year-old bread are the oldest ever found and predate the dawn of agriculture by at least 4,000 years, researchers report.

4 rules to avoid regaining lost weight
4 rules to avoid regaining lost weight

Have you reached your ideal weight? Congratulations! You're halfway to winning the weight loss battle.

Brain scans yield more clues to autism
Brain scans yield more clues to autism

Children with autism show abnormalities in a deep brain circuit that typically makes socializing enjoyable, a new study finds.

On-the-job stress relief
On-the-job stress relief

You've probably heard the health warning: Sitting is the new smoking.

Minor cuts are simple to treat
Minor cuts are simple to treat

There's no need to panic if you cut yourself with a knife or broken glass, one dermatologist says, since most cuts can be treated at home.

Eczema dramatically impacts quality of life
Eczema dramatically impacts quality of life

Itching, blisters, sores and inflammation are a continuous and debilitating source of pain, shame and misery for many people who struggle with the allergic skin disease known as eczema, researchers say.

Many young kids not screened for developmental delays
Many young kids not screened for developmental delays

Doctors are supposed to screen young children to see if they're learning basic skills. But only 17 percent of kids get this critical testing in some places in the United States, a new study finds.

Is depression during pregnancy on the rise?
Is depression during pregnancy on the rise?

Today's young mothers-to-be may be more likely to develop depression while pregnant than their own mothers were, a new study suggests.

Can you eat your way to better asthma control?
Can you eat your way to better asthma control?

Need another reason to eat healthy? New evidence bolsters the notion that nutritionally rich foods might help prevent or minimize asthma.

Insurance gaps costly for those with type 1 diabetes
Insurance gaps costly for those with type 1 diabetes

Gaps in private insurance coverage are common among American adults with type 1 diabetes, raising their risk for health crises, a new study finds.

Half of Americans trying to slim down
Half of Americans trying to slim down

In a country where four out of 10 adults are obese, it's probably good news that half of U.S. adults say they've recently tried to shed some pounds.

Lyme-bearing ticks more widespread in U.S. than thought
Lyme-bearing ticks more widespread in U.S. than thought

Think you live in a place that's free from disease-carrying ticks? Don't be so sure.

'Heading' soccer balls may be bad for balance
'Heading' soccer balls may be bad for balance

Balance problems may be more common in soccer players who "head" the ball more often than their fellow athletes, a small study found.

Report warns of dog illness that can spread to owners
Report warns of dog illness that can spread to owners

A bacteria carried by dogs that haven't been neutered can produce flu symptoms in humans and potentially jeopardize a pregnancy, a new study suggests.

High blood pressure threatens aging brain, study says
High blood pressure threatens aging brain, study says

Here's yet another reason to get your blood pressure under control: High blood pressure later in life may contribute to blood vessel blockages and tangles linked to Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests.

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More evidence that supplements won't help your heart
More evidence that supplements won't help your heart

There's another study suggesting that the vitamin and mineral supplements bought by millions of Americans do nothing to stave off heart disease.

How to use sunscreens the right way
How to use sunscreens the right way

Stick or spray-on sunscreens are essential tools against skin cancer, but it's important to use them the right way, a dermatologist says.

Red Cross issues nationwide call for blood donations
Red Cross issues nationwide call for blood donations

Following a blood shortage triggered by the Fourth of July holiday week, the American Red Cross on Monday called for donations of all blood types, but especially type O.

Experimental HIV vaccine shows promise in early trial
Experimental HIV vaccine shows promise in early trial

An experimental HIV vaccine was safe and triggered strong immune responses in healthy adults and in monkeys, researchers report.

Doctor burnout widespread, helps drive many medical errors
Doctor burnout widespread, helps drive many medical errors

More than half of American doctors are burned out, a new national survey suggests, and those doctors are more likely to make medical mistakes.

Want good sleep for baby? Food may be key
Want good sleep for baby? Food may be key

If there's one thing frazzled new parents crave, it's that their baby sleeps well.

How to maximize your gym membership
How to maximize your gym membership

So, you've made the decision to get healthier and join a gym, a great way to reach the U.S. national guideline of 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week.

Low-impact yoga, Pilates brings big health benefits at all ages
Low-impact yoga, Pilates brings big health benefits at all ages

Yoga and Pilates are suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels, medical experts say.

FDA drops Zika testing for blood donors
FDA drops Zika testing for blood donors

Individual blood donations will no longer need to be tested for the Zika virus, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday.

To fight childhood obesity, moms to the rescue
To fight childhood obesity, moms to the rescue

Moms can play a big role in combating America's childhood obesity epidemic, researchers contend.

Cost keeps many Americans from getting hearing aids
Cost keeps many Americans from getting hearing aids

A hearing aid can set you back as much as $7,000, and that's the main reason more Americans don't use one, a new study finds.

As temperatures soar, study warns of fatal heat stroke at work
As temperatures soar, study warns of fatal heat stroke at work

Much of the United States has been sweltering in triple-digit heat this week, but new research finds outdoor workers can suffer fatal heat stroke from temperatures that only reach the high 80s.

Making the most of that fast food meal
Making the most of that fast food meal

It can happen when you're traveling on business, running late to an appointment, or are simply running out of time to make dinner.

Docs' tattoos no longer taboo
Docs' tattoos no longer taboo

Doctors need not fear that sporting a tattoo might drive patients away.

Working overtime could raise women's diabetes risk
Working overtime could raise women's diabetes risk

Working lots of overtime may get you appreciation from the boss, but it might be bad for your health.

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