Today's Health News

FDA Recommends All Blood Donations Be Tested for Zika

Updated guidance provides further protection for U.S. blood supply

Sex Partner With No Zika Symptoms Transmits Virus: CDC

New report also highlights ties between Zika and Guillain-Barre

Even a Little Exercise May Help Stave Off Dementia

Sedentary seniors more likely to suffer mental decline, study finds

Backback Smarts From a Pro

Overloaded carryalls injure thousands of school children in U.S.

Friendships Matter if You Want to Lose Weight

Study found overweight people more likely to shed pounds if they spend time with thin friends

Teach Your Kids to Pick, Prepare and Pack Their School Lunch

Getting them involved boosts the odds they will actually eat it, experts say

New Take on Man's Friendship With Fido

Surprising findings emerge about domestication

Take Special Care With Hydrogen Peroxide Contact Lens Solution

Product requires a neutralizing step to prevent stinging, burning, FDA says

More Americans Can Afford Medications Under Obamacare: Study

Improvement seen in all age levels, but millions still struggle with the cost of prescription drugs

Early Virus Raises Asthma Risk in Certain Kids: Study

Infants with a particular gene variant appear more vulnerable after infection

Synthetic Fentanyl Fueling Surge in Overdose Deaths: CDC

U.S. Surgeon General urges doctors to join the fight against opioid addiction epidemic

Hopes Dashed for Rare Bone Cancer Treatment

Extra chemo drugs failed to change course of osteosarcoma, researchers say

First Days of Preseason Practice Pose Big Heat Risks for College Football Players

Coaches, athletic trainers need to be aware of heat illness symptoms, study suggests

'Pretend Mommy' Program Doesn't Deter Teen Pregnancy

Schools should think twice about sending girls home with simulator baby, study suggests

Many Teens 'Vaping' for Flavor, Not Nicotine

Study found that only about a fifth of 12th graders who used an e-cigarette used a nicotine substance

Autism-Linked Genes Often Differ Between Siblings

Findings suggest developmental disorder's causes may be even more complex

Survey Says: Hair Transplants Make Men Look Younger

Study supports notion that balding men appear older, less attractive

Animal Research Yields Clues to Sexual Spread of Zika

Researchers think vaginal fluid may be ideal breeding ground for the virus, which can cause fetal brain damage

Zika May Persist for Months in Newborns, Study Shows

Brazilian infant appeared outwardly fine at birth, but neurological troubles arose later

Cancer on Course to Become Top Killer of Americans

Report shows it will probably eclipse heart disease as leading cause of death in coming years