Here's what predicts a woman's odds of living till 90
Here's what predicts a woman's odds of living till 90

Women whose mothers lived a long and healthy life have a good chance of doing the same, a new study suggests.

Gene test predicts risk of 5 common diseases
Gene test predicts risk of 5 common diseases

A new type of genetic analysis could identify millions of Americans at high risk for five serious and common diseases, researchers report.

New triple-combo pill controls blood pressure, study finds
New triple-combo pill controls blood pressure, study finds

A low-dose three-in-one combination pill controls blood pressure more effectively than the regular medications people take, according to data from a new clinical trial.

Give your child a head start with math
Give your child a head start with math

Many kids struggle with math -- and for a number of reasons.

American Heart Association turns dietary advice on its head
American Heart Association turns dietary advice on its head

Eating a wide variety of foods might not be good for you after all, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association (AHA).

No link between Tdap vaccine, autism: study
No link between Tdap vaccine, autism: study

Children born to women who got the Tdap vaccine during pregnancy have no greater risk of autism than other kids, a new study finds.

Lung cancer screening's downside not discussed enough
Lung cancer screening's downside not discussed enough

The potential risks of lung cancer screening are often left out when doctors and patients discuss the issue, a new report suggests.

Working out after baby
Working out after baby

Losing weight about 6 months after giving birth lowers a woman's risk of being overweight in the future.

Here's what makes seniors feel and act younger
Here's what makes seniors feel and act younger

A pair of new studies points towards two potential paths to the fountain of youth.

Early onset type 1 diabetes linked to heart disease, shorter life
Early onset type 1 diabetes linked to heart disease, shorter life

People with type 1 diabetes have a much greater risk of serious heart problems and early death, especially if they were diagnosed before age 10, new research suggests.

Childhood brain tumor treatment may hamper adult survivors
Childhood brain tumor treatment may hamper adult survivors

More than half of adults who survived childhood brain and spinal cord cancers don't live fully independent lives, a new study finds.

Exercise really can chase away the blues... to a point
Exercise really can chase away the blues... to a point

Exercise is good for your mental health, as long as you don't overdo it, researchers say.

Elective labor induction may cut c-section risk
Elective labor induction may cut c-section risk

Contrary to what doctors have thought, women who opt to have their labor induced in the 39th week of pregnancy do not face a heightened risk of cesarean section, a new clinical trial finds.

How to become an educated patient
How to become an educated patient

Emergency treatment rarely allows you much time to consider your options. But what about care that can be done on your timetable?

5 special splurges that don't break the calorie bank
5 special splurges that don't break the calorie bank

You can splurge from time to time and still lose weight when you choose foods that are lavish but also low-calorie.

For seniors, getting physical protects the heart
For seniors, getting physical protects the heart

If you're in your early 60s, becoming more active may reduce your risk of heart disease, researchers report.

For school kids, vaccines are key
For school kids, vaccines are key

Be sure to put vaccinations on your children's back-to-school lists, whether they're just starting school or heading off to college, experts say.

Barriers to doctor-nurse communications thwart care
Barriers to doctor-nurse communications thwart care

A "power gap" between doctors and nurses contributes to poor communication that puts hospital patients at risk, a new study contends.

Access to diabetes drugs improved under Affordable Care Act: study
Access to diabetes drugs improved under Affordable Care Act: study

People with diabetes face a host of expenses related to their disease, but some relief may now be available in states that expanded Medicaid eligibility as part of the Affordable Care Act.

Female heart attack patients fare better if ER doc is a woman
Female heart attack patients fare better if ER doc is a woman

Women are significantly more likely to survive a heart attack if their emergency physician is a woman, new research reveals.

Better blood test may spot heart attack faster
Better blood test may spot heart attack faster

A new blood test can help emergency room doctors more quickly determine whether patients with chest pain are having a heart attack, a U.S. study confirms.

Recognizing early childhood speech problems
Recognizing early childhood speech problems

You eagerly await baby's first words and delight at his growing vocabulary. But that excitement may cause you to miss speech problems that should be corrected quickly.

Why seniors can struggle with swallowing
Why seniors can struggle with swallowing

If you have developed swallowing problems as you age, a new study may explain why.

Google Glass helps kids with autism navigate emotions of others
Google Glass helps kids with autism navigate emotions of others

Donji Cullenbine's young son, Alex, has autism, but when he put on a pair of Google Glass smartglasses they helped him recognize the emotions of others through their facial expressions.

Better sleep during pregnancy may cut odds of preemie birth
Better sleep during pregnancy may cut odds of preemie birth

People often urge moms-to-be to get plenty of sleep before the baby comes. Now, researchers report that good sleep during pregnancy might also lower the risk of premature delivery.

How to get your kids to eat better
How to get your kids to eat better

If you want to keep your kids at a healthy weight, show them, don't tell them.

How much daily exercise do you really need?
How much daily exercise do you really need?

Hopefully, you enjoy exercising and don't watch the clock, impatient for it to be over.

Scans help spot heart trouble early in people with lupus
Scans help spot heart trouble early in people with lupus

Heart disease is a leading cause of death in patients with the autoimmune illness lupus. Now, research suggests high-tech scans can spot cardiac issues early.

To boost colon cancer screening, use the mail
To boost colon cancer screening, use the mail

Colon cancer is treatable if caught early. And sending screening tests in the mail might boost timely detection, a new study suggests.

How severe brain injuries might trigger dementia
How severe brain injuries might trigger dementia

A single traumatic brain injury can raise a person's risk of dementia, a new study suggests.