Today's Health News

Are There Alternatives to Statins?

Dietary changes, other meds and even surgery also can help lower cholesterol levels, study finds

How Much Video Gaming Is Too Much for Kids?

Benefits seen with 1 hour a day, but behavioral problems rose after 9 hours a week

Babies With Cleft Lip Likely to Have Normal Adulthood: Study

However, cleft palate was associated with increased risk for developmental problems

Countless Opioid Pills Unused by Dental-Surgery Patients

Surplus may contribute to the opioid abuse epidemic, researchers say

Farm Kids Get Fewer Allergies, International Study Finds

Researchers aim to learn whether early exposure to allergens has a protective effect

Study: Colonoscopy After 75 May Not Be Worth It

But, expert says age shouldn't be only criterion for screening for colon cancer

'Spare Tire' May Be Tougher on Your Heart Than 'Love Handles'

Study links deep belly fat to greater odds for cardiovascular risk factors

Is Morning Sickness a Good Thing?

Women who experienced nausea, vomiting had 50 to 75 percent lower risk of pregnancy loss, study finds

Can Pregnancy Problems Foretell Future Health Risks?

Gestational diabetes, high blood pressure might raise odds of same conditions later in life, cardiologist says

New Type of Radiation Treatment May Up Survival for Older Lung Cancer Patients

2 new studies find benefit to using stereotactic body radiation therapy

Exercise Speeds Seniors' Recovery From Disability

Walking regimen also curbs risk of injury in the first place, study finds

9 of 10 U.S. Teens Don't Get Enough Exercise

And bad habits continue after high school for most, study shows

The Phenomenon of Sleep Paralysis

Up to 8 percent of people experience frightening episodes of the condition, experts say

Many Patients Enter Cancer Trials With Unrealistic Expectations

Study finding is a red flag, researcher says

Cancer Treatment More Likely to Leave Blacks in Debt

Or forego therapies due to cost, study finds

More Hispanics Treated at Breast Cancer Center After Obamacare

Enrollment in clinical trials also increased, study finds

Always Feeling Lonely? Maybe It's in Your DNA

Genes might be responsible for up to one-quarter of perception of isolation, study says

Eliminate Sweetened Drinks, Cut Kids' Sugar Intake

Average U.S. child consumes about 80 grams daily, nutritionist says, putting health at risk

Smart City Planning Can Cut Deadly Diseases, Improve Air Quality

Study found big benefit in limiting urban sprawl, encouraging walking and biking

Insecticide Spraying Working Against Florida's Zika Mosquitoes: Officials

A two-pesticide punch kills insects and their larvae -- safe for people: CDC