7 Flu ‘Myths’ You Shouldn’t Ignore

Dec 4, 2019
Flu season is here, which means all those old wives’ tales we have long since forgotten will probably resurface at some point. But is t

Flu Season Takes Off Quickly in Deep South States

Dec 1, 2019
The flu season is off and running in the Deep South. The most recent weekly flu report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention fi

US Birth Rates Lowest in 3 Decades

Nov 28, 2019
Birth rates in the U.S. fell 2 percent in 2018 to nearly 4 million, the lowest in three decades, according to data released Tuesday by the Ce

Obesity May Speed Up Brain Aging

Nov 25, 2019
The brains of middle-age adults may be aging prematurely if they have obesity or other factors linked to cardiovascular disease, new research

Ultrasounds May Help Common Form of Hand Tremor

Nov 22, 2019
A treatment that delivers ultrasound waves to the brain may bring lasting relief to some people with debilitating hand tremors, a new study f

Smokers Who Switch to Vaping Rapidly Boost Heart Health in Trial

Nov 19, 2019
Chronic smokers who switched from tobacco cigarettes to e-cigarette vapes in a large randomized control trial saw a significant improvement i

Best Surgery for Long-Term Weight Loss Not Yet Clear

Nov 16, 2019
People with obesity may initially shed more excess pounds with an older operation known as Roux-en-Y gastric bypass than with a newer sleeve

Eyedrops to Reverse Poor Vision Effective in Clinical Trial

Nov 13, 2019
Eyedrops developed by an Israeli company have proven to improve eyesight in clinical trials, offering promise of a revolutionary new consumer

US Officials Identify ‘strong Culprit’ in Vaping Illnesses

Nov 10, 2019
U.S. health officials reported a breakthrough Friday in their investigation into the cause of a mysterious outbreak of vaping illnesses. A go

Spiking Health Problems May Make Millennials Poorer

Nov 7, 2019
More millennials in the U.S. are suffering from chronic health problems, potentially restraining the lifetime economic potential of a generat