Poll: Many caregivers neglecting their own health

Published Oct. 16 2018

Skipping your checkup but not grandma's? Caring for an older loved one is a balancing act, and a new poll...

FDA expands use of cervical cancer vaccine up to age 45

Published Oct. 6 2018

U.S. regulators Friday expanded the use of Merck's cervical cancer vaccine to adults up to age 45.

Study: 1 in 3 U.S. adults eats fast food each day

Published Oct. 3 2018

A government study has found that one in three U.S. adults eats fast food on any given day.

Flu shots: A pinch in the arm, but not always in your wallet

Published Sep. 23 2018

It's flu shot season, but the pinch of a shot doesn't have to also hurt your wallet.

Federal watchdog agency slams safeguards for foster kids on psychiatric drugs

Published Sep. 17 2018

Thousands of foster children may be getting powerful psychiatric drugs prescribed to them without basic safeguards, says a federal watchdog...

Survey finds 2 million U.S. teens are vaping marijuana

Published Sep. 17 2018

A school-based survey shows nearly 1 in 11 U.S. students have used marijuana in electronic cigarettes, heightening concern about the...

FDA plans meeting to discuss safety data on breast implants

Published Sep. 14 2018

U.S. health regulators say they'll convene a public meeting of medical advisers next year to discuss new science on breast...

Lab test may identify dangerous gene mutations, study finds

Published Sep. 12 2018

Scientists say they've found a new way to help determine whether specific genetic abnormalities are likely to make people sick,...

Tennessee drug overdose deaths increase

Published Aug. 20 2018

Drug overdoses killed 1,776 Tennesseans in 2017, up from 1,631 in 2016, according to data released Monday by the Tennessee...

Jury backs man who claims Roundup weed killer caused cancer

Published Aug. 10 2018

A San Francisco jury on Friday ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto to pay $289 million to a former school groundskeeper dying...

Helping nature: Inducing labor avoids cesarean for some moms

Published Aug. 8 2018

Move over, Mother Nature.

Experts question benefits of fluoride-free toothpaste

Published Aug. 7 2018

Dental health experts worry that more people are using toothpaste that skips the most important ingredient - fluoride - and...


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American Lung Association warns against potential clean car standard deregulation

Published Aug. 1 2018

Local health leaders are warning a potential rollback of clean car standards put in place under the Obama administration will...

Trump's short-term health plans are cheaper but cover less

Published Aug. 1 2018

Consumers will have more options to buy cheaper, short-term health insurance under a new Trump administration rule, but there's no...

Study: Lowering blood pressure helps prevent mental decline

Published Jul. 25 2018

Lowering blood pressure more than usually recommended not only helps prevent heart problems, it also cuts the risk of mental...