Today's Health News

Patent Monopolies Driving High U.S. Drug Prices: Study

Letting Medicare and Medicaid negotiate pricing would likely help bring costs down, researchers say

Veterans' Painkiller Abuse Can Raise Odds for Heroin Use

3 of 4 who tried the illicit drug had misused prescription painkillers first: study

ADHD More Often Missed in Minority Kids

Study found disparities in diagnosis, treatment rates

Gene Test Might Quickly ID Baby's Infection

Goal is to distinguish between bacterial, viral illness, researchers say

Use of Cancer-Linked Fibroid Device Declines After FDA Warning

Rate of uterus removals done with power morcellators dropped significantly, study finds

Fast Action Can Prevent Sepsis Death: CDC

Know the signs of extreme response to infection, consider it a 'medical emergency'

Scans Show Range of Zika-Linked Infant Brain Defects

Images of the brains of Brazilian newborns and fetuses suggest the virus affects multiple sites

Breast-Feeding Rates Climb, But Many Moms Quit Early: CDC

American Academy of Pediatrics recommends babies get only breast milk for the first 6 months of life

Banned PCB Chemicals Still Tied to Autism in U.S. Kids

These toxins have lingered in the environment, study authors say

Average Lifespan Longer for Twins

And, identical twins tend to outlive fraternal twins, study shows

Young Football Players Tackle Greatest Concussion Risk at Practice

But experts disagree about whether certain collision drills should be curtailed

'Bagpipe' Lung Infection Kills Piper

Mold, fungi can collect in wind instruments, researchers explained

Climate Change May Prolong Smog Season in Southeast U.S.

Air quality is becoming more sensitive to the effects of extreme weather, new study finds

Clinton Edges Trump on Health Care, Survey Finds

But HealthDay/Harris Poll finds support for either candidate in this area is far from overwhelming

Unhappy at Work in Your 20s, Unhealthy in Your 40s?

How young adults feel about their careers might affect them physically, mentally by middle-age, study finds

No More Than 6 Teaspoons of Added Sugars a Day for Kids

New guidelines aim to help improve children's overall diet, health

Mouse Study Suggests Antibiotics in Kids Might Help Spur Type 1 Diabetes

Whether link applies to humans isn't clear, researchers say

Truth or Fib? When Kids Say They're Too Sick for School

An expert's advice on when to keep your child home

Teen Student-Athletes Often Unfit, Overweight

Philadelphia study found 15 percent who underwent physical exams also had high blood pressure

Mouse Study Suggests Stem Cells May Reverse Stroke Damage

Experimental treatment helped new brain cells grow