Precaution Can Make it Less Scary

Plan an Allergy-Safe Halloween for Your Child


Halloween's frights extend beyond goblins and ghouls if you're a child with food allergies or asthma. More >

Hearing Loss Can Challenge Relationships


People with hearing loss face daunting challenges, but so do those who love them, researchers report. More >

Watching a Game Stresses the Heart

Hockey Viewers' Hearts May Pay a Penalty


Just watching a hockey game can put significant stress on the heart, a new study claims. More >

Fat Buildup in Vital Organ

Too Much Sugar Can Harm Your Liver


Here's news that might sour you on sweets: New research shows that overdoing it on sugar might harm the livers of otherwise healthy men. More >

COPD Has Killed 3.9M in 35 Years

Respiratory Disease Death Rates Have Soared


The number of Americans who die from chronic respiratory diseases has skyrocketed over the past 35 years, led in large part by deaths from COPD, a new report indicates. More >

Side Effects to Lifesaving Benefits

Asthma Drug Tied to Nightmares, Depression


The asthma medication Singulair (montelukast) appears linked to neuropsychiatric side effects, such as depression, aggression, nightmares and headaches, according to a new review by Dutch researchers. More >

Failure to Plan Is No. 1 Mistake

How Would Your Family Weather a Disaster?


News coverage of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey have made one thing abundantly clear: Planning for disasters could save your life. More >

Could Pests, Dust Lower Kids' Odds for Asthma?


Early exposure to pest and pet allergens -- cockroaches and mice droppings included -- may actually guard children against asthma, a new study of inner-city kids suggests. More >

Fracture Risk Higher for Seniors With Diabetes


Seniors with type 2 diabetes may be at increased risk for fractures. And researchers think they know why. More >

Non-Smoking Moms Have Healthier Kids

Higher Cigarette Taxes May Mean Fewer Infant Deaths


A new European study finds that when the price of cigarettes rises, infant deaths decline. More >