Midlife Behaviors May Affect Your Dementia Risk

8/8/2017

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

8/8/2017

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?

8/8/2017

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

8/8/2017

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

8/8/2017

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

8/8/2017

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

8/8/2017

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

8/4/2017

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

8/4/2017

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

8/4/2017

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 >