Midlife Behaviors May Affect Your Dementia Risk


Your heart health in midlife may determine your risk of developing dementia in old age, a new 25-year study suggests. More >

'Never Too Early' to Start Reading to Your Child


New research supports the advice that it's never too early to start reading to a child. Children start to recognize and follow some rules of reading and writing as young as age 3, study findings reveal. More >

Winning the War Against Picky Eating

Can Breast Milk Feed a Love of Vegetables?


Want your preschooler to eat veggies without a fuss? Try eating veggies while you're breast-feeding. More >

Decline in Kids' Ear Infections Linked to Vaccine


American kids' ear infections dropped threefold over 10 years, compared to the 1980s, largely due to pneumococcal vaccines that protect against one type of bacteria that causes them, a new study suggests. More >

Social Isolation Tied to Risk of Premature Death

'Loneliness Epidemic' Called a Public Health Threat


Loneliness may be more hazardous to your health than obesity -- and a growing number of Americans are at risk, researchers report. More >

Don't Use Sunscreen on Newborns

Keep Infants Under 6 Months Out of the Sun


Applying sunscreen on infants aged 6 months and younger isn't a good idea, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. More >

Many Drugs Have Alcohol, Carbs

What Diabetics Need to Know About Over-the-Counter Meds


It can be tough for people with diabetes to choose appropriate over-the-counter medicines for a cold, cough or headache, a pharmacist explains. More >

Injury is Serious Health Threat

Know the Signs of Concussion


Concussions have been in the news a lot because of health problems experienced by football players, but you don't have to be a professional athlete to suffer this injury. More >

Yoga May Help Ease Depression


If you've ever taken a yoga class, you probably know that it can help relax your body and your mind. Now, several new studies suggest that practicing yoga may also ease depression. More >

Staves Off Muscle Decline

Protein at All 3 Meals May Help Preserve Seniors' Strength


Eating protein at all three daily meals, instead of just at dinner, might help seniors preserve physical strength as they age, new research suggests. More >