Today's Health News

Florida Now Zika-Free: CDC

But Texas reporting 4 new cases of possible infections, near the Mexican border

Zika-Linked Birth Defects Surge in Colombia: CDC

Study suggests the scourge of microcephaly tied to the mosquito-borne virus is no longer limited to Brazil

Could a Computer Someday Guide Breast Cancer Care?

'Watson Oncology' agreed with doctors 90 percent of the time in many cases, study finds

Breast Cancer Death Rates Vary Around the World

Study found many countries seeing declines, but some Latin American nations, South Korea seeing increases

When Buying a Christmas Tree, Think Safety First

Dry trees are a fire hazard, so pick a fresh one and keep it watered, doctors' group advises

'Cold Caps' May Halt Hair Loss in Breast Cancer Patients: Study

Devices reduce blood flow to hair follicles during chemotherapy treatments

Certain Breast Cancer Drugs Tied to Blood Vessel Damage

But findings from small study are unlikely to change current practice, doctors say

For People With Mental Health Woes, Pets Can Be Invaluable

6 out of 10 patients put furry or feathered friends at the top of their support list, study finds

Sleep Loss Tied to Changes in Gut Bacteria

The changes are similar to those observed in some obese patients, researchers say

Drones a Safe Way to Transport Blood: Study

Finding means they could be used to supply accident sites, natural disasters, rural areas

Babies' Marijuana Exposure Evident in Their Pee

Parents should reduce harmful secondhand smoke exposure, researcher says

Strength Training May Prevent Side Effect of Breast Cancer Surgery

Women who worked out twice a week saw less swelling in arms and chest, small study finds

Study Sees Link Between Insomnia, Asthma

Lack of sleep also tied to more weight and more frequent health visits for those with the airway disease

Tamoxifen May Get Blamed for Unrelated Symptoms

Perceived side effects might lead some to stop taking the breast cancer preventative, study finds

With Trump in Charge, What's the Prognosis for Obamacare?

Health savings accounts may play a bigger role; future of state Medicaid expansions remains uncertain

As Obama's Term Winds Down, Resistance to Obamacare Diminishes

43 percent of Americans would like to see the health care reform law kept in place but amended, HealthDay/Harris Poll finds

Turning to an Ancient Art to Help Ease PTSD in Veterans

Small study suggests that Tai Chi could reduce symptoms, but a larger trial is needed

Healthy Diet May Mean Longer Life for Kidney Patients

Study found eating lots of fruit, vegetables, fish, whole grains was linked to lower rate of early death

Could Regular Pot Smoking Harm Vision?

Study suggests that it might slow signaling among cells that deliver visual information to the brain

Alzheimer's Patients' Use of Painkilling Patches Cause for Concern

Researchers worried about long-term use together with other medications that cause drowsiness