Today's Health News

Kids Born to Opioid-Addicted Moms Seem to Fare Poorly in School

By 7th grade, 4 out of 10 failed to meet standards in at least one academic area, study finds

Parents Have Mixed Views on When to Keep Sick Kids Out of School

Most agree those with diarrhea should stay home, but about half would send a child who had thrown up

House Joins Senate in Bid to Repeal Obamacare

Votes are initial steps in potentially complex process to replace the controversial health reform law

'Superbug' Resistant to All Antibiotics Killed Nevada Woman

She died after possibly picking up an infection in an Indian hospital, researchers say

Flu Tightens Its Hold on the Nation

It's not too late to get vaccinated, CDC says

Study Questions 'Fecal Transplant' Treatment for Gut Infection

In direct comparison, researchers found no real difference compared to antibiotics

Taking the Bite Out of Frostbite

Young children and older people are at greater risk, but no one is immune, experts warn

Link Seen Between Concussions and Alzheimer's

But study didn't prove head injuries cause the degenerative brain disease

1 in 5 U.S. Gun Owners Avoided Background Check: Study

In most cases, firearms were bought privately or online, transactions that more than 30 states don't regulate

Head for the Hills With Sled Safety in Mind

Kids at higher risk for head and neck injuries while sledding, safety experts warn

Pediatricians Offer Heads-Up for Preventing Soccer Injuries

Sprains and strains are common on the field

Heavy Kids Fare Worse in One Way After Surgery

Wound infections more common for overweight or obese patients, study says

Many College Women Ignore Indoor Tanning's Risks

7 out of 10 surveyed overlook connection to skin cancer

Airway Differences May Explain Why Asthma Can Be More Serious for Blacks

Condition is 2 to 3 times deadlier than for whites, researchers say

Watching Others 'Vape' May Trigger Urge to Smoke

Newer e-cigarettes boost same impulses as real cigarettes, researcher says

Kids' Use of Artificial Sweeteners Spiked in Recent Years

Some studies suggest a link between the sugar substitutes and obesity, researcher says

Common Viruses a Deadly Threat at Nursing Homes

RSV and human metapneumovirus need to be taken as seriously as influenza, study author says

Senate Starts Obamacare Repeal Process

Measure sets Jan. 27 deadline for draft of repeal legislation, avoids possibility of filibuster by Democrats

U.S. Report Cites the Good and Bad on Marijuana

Pot shown to help chronic pain, chemo-related nausea and muscle spasms in multiple sclerosis, but researchers cite risks, too

Sushi Lovers, Beware: Tapeworm Now Found in U.S. Salmon

But risk of infection is low, infectious disease doctor says