Flu season is ramping up, according to the CDC, which is reporting widespread flu activity in 14 states, including much of the U.S. mid-Atlantic region and several Southern states.
Children with eczema who scratch the itchy skin can actually make the condition worse. Try these tips from WebMD to help your child stop scratching.
But cytisine isn't widely available, study authors note
Easing federal restrictions on pot research might help get answers, doctors say
Focus should be on eating healthy foods rather than glycemic index, experts say
Teens Use E-Cigarettes More Than Cigarettes
Though health officials couldn't confirm source of infection, they warn of dangers of practice
FDA Approves System to Make Donated Blood Safer
Officials say the online site and consumer call centers were extremely busy over the weekend as people sought to buy insurance before the Dec. 15 deadline to have a policy in place for January.
Researchers uncover 53 potential treatments; all are already FDA approved but need more study for this use
Kids who actively participate show greater thought processing gains
Doctors explain reasons behind surge in cases of chicken pox, mumps, whooping cough and the like
Ultrasound imaging, heartbeat monitoring should be left to medical professionals, agency says
Flexible start times, less late-night TV would help solve America's problem, experts say
Vivek Murthy Confirmed as U.S. Surgeon General
Review found those who took yoga classes saw improvements in blood pressure, cholesterol, weight
People with type 1 or type 2 diabetes are diagnosed with more of some types of cancer -- and are more likely to die from cancer -- than people without diabetes, a new Australian study shows.
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Gov. Bill Walker, an Independent, campaigned on Medicaid expansion and now he has to pitch it to a reluctant Republican legislature.
But animal-to-human transmission of this bacteria is rare, researcher says
Studies find semen retains deadly virus for up to 91 days
The screen is meant for people without history of heart disease, agency says
Women, whites account for majority of emergency room patients
Study of younger patients finds they often get misinformation
Getting it earlier or later raised chances of trouble, experts think childhood obesity might be at play
Researchers found death rate among young at heart was lower during study period
Medication combos may cause side effects or reduce treatment effectiveness, expert notes
Unborn babies whose mothers get a pregnancy condition called preeclampsia may face a higher risk of having autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a large new study suggests.
Research suggests that some children may be 'wired' to crave sweet foods
Older teens experienced the greatest drop in injury risk while taking Ritalin, researchers report
N.Y. Toddler Dies From Liquid Nicotine Poisoning
Small employers are canceling medical plans and leaving workers to buy insurance through the law’s online marketplaces — sometimes to everyone’s benefit.
Nearly one-third of those surveyed in Hawaii have tried the devices
People felt less stressed when they checked only three times a day, study finds
Since both involve hormone levels, researchers suspected a possible connection
Atrial fibrillation often hits older people, but study shows getting healthier can curb it
Those addicted to cigarettes spend less time in treatment for drinking problem
Idea is to identify women who do and don't need further treatment
Drug Can Cause Dangerous Skin Reaction: FDA
Study finds mothers who are distracted by devices at mealtimes connect less well with kids
Women without estrogen-dependent disease benefited most in study
Link was seen mostly in people with higher levels of education, researchers said
Some parents who purchase certain computer-based brain-training games -- which can cost from a few hundred to more than a thousand dollars -- hope the programs will make their child’s learning disabilities less severe.
Want to be smarter, think faster, boost your memory, and stretch your attention? There’s a billion-dollar brain training industry that’s ready to help.
Many companies that make computer-based brain-training games claim their products can preserve or improve memory, among other mental skills, and prevent or delay mental decline and even dementia. But can a video game deliver all of that?
For brain training to prove valuable, what you practice on-screen must translate into measurable improvements in your game.
Some researchers have turned to virtual reality to help certain people control temporary pain during procedures -- but research is expanding into ongoing, chronic pain as well.
10 states, D.C. permit sales to children, report says
Chemical compound curbed appetite in study, but more research is needed before marketing
Health officials cite reports on the vaccine's potentially limited effectiveness
A scientist who has studied the effects smoking in cars has on children, says it is almost as harmful as smoking indoors, because of the enclosed space.
Inaccuracies in a hospital's cancer waiting times figures were caused by managerial incompetence rather than bullying of staff, investigators find.
Sierra Leone starts house-to-house searches in the capital Freetown to find hidden cases of Ebola, at the same time restricting shop opening hours.