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Allergy Shots Still Effective for Seniors

Researchers say aging immune system doesn't significantly reduce injections' usefulness


Birth Defect Tied to Zika Virus Can Leave Children With Lifetime of Health Woes

But some with less severe brain defects may live a much more normal life, experts say


Eye Defects Seen in Some Babies Born With Zika-Linked Microcephaly

Doctors should check these infants with abnormally small heads for vision problems, researchers say


Frequent Monitoring May Keep Alcohol Offenders Sober

South Dakota program is credited with reducing deaths and is now headed to other parts of the U.S.


Health Highlights: Feb. 10, 2016
  • Supreme Court Blocks Coal-Fired Power Plant Emissions Rules

  • Utah Bill to Remove Taxes on Feminine Hygiene Products Going Before All-Male Committee


Health Highlights: Feb. 9, 2016
  • State of Emergency Declared in Hawaii County Over Dengue Fever Outbreak

  • Tasering Causes Short-Term Mental Impairment: Study


Health Tip: Eating Iron-Rich Foods

Here's where you can find the mineral


Health Tip: Eating Red Meat

Watch how much you consume


Health Tip: If You're Not Hungry

Suggestions to take your mind off snacking


Health Tip: When Is the Right Time for a Nap?

The optimal time for your baby


Healthier Diets May Be Cutting Heart, Diabetes Risks in U.S. Teens

But obesity still rose and physical activity remained the same, study showed


Homemade 'Dewshine' Can Be Deadly

2 teens have already died from toxic mix of soda and racing fuel, expert says


Horses May Know What You're Feeling, Study Suggests

Looking at photos of human faces, the equines seemed especially attuned to negative emotions like anger


New Lyme Disease Bacteria Discovered in Upper Midwest: CDC

Infection may trigger nausea, vomiting and a more widespread rash, officials say


Pregnant Women Benefit From Tamiflu at First Sign of Flu: Study

During pregnancy, risk of serious complications and death from the illness intensifies


Short Flashes of Light May Treat Jet Lag

Stanford researchers find therapy seems to help people adjust to new time zone faster


Smog's Health Effects Persist for Decades, Study Finds

Exposure to air pollution can increase risk of death from heart or lung disease for more than 30 years


Studying Tick Biology With Lyme Prevention in Mind

International team sequences the genome of the disease-spreading deer tick


VA Hospital Care Improving, Study Suggests

Death rates for three major conditions are similar to non-VA medical centers


Why Americans Have Shorter Lifespans Than People in Similar Nations

Study finds shootings, crashes and drug overdoses contribute to a 2-year gap in life expectancy