Many young doctors report burnout, regret career choice
Many young doctors report burnout, regret career choice

Burnout affects nearly half of all resident physicians in the United States, raising their risk for serious mistakes, a new study finds.

Parents blame smartphones, tablets for teens' sleep troubles
Parents blame smartphones, tablets for teens' sleep troubles

Many American teens are sleep-deprived, and parents blame their attachment to electronics, new survey results show.

Zapping airway nerves may help COPD patients breathe
Zapping airway nerves may help COPD patients breathe

Thousands of Americans struggling with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may have a new treatment option to help them breathe easier.

1 in 12 Americans lives with debilitating chronic pain
1 in 12 Americans lives with debilitating chronic pain

Of the 50 million Americans living with chronic pain, the pain is so bad for 20 million that it keeps them from doing the daily activities of life, researchers say.

Many Americans slicing meat from their diet
Many Americans slicing meat from their diet

Is America's love affair with meat starting to lose its luster?

Coffee may have another perk for kidney patients
Coffee may have another perk for kidney patients

Could that morning cup of joe bring a health boost to people battling kidney disease?

Scent of a woman: fertile females smell better to men
Scent of a woman: fertile females smell better to men

New research suggests there is no perfume a man loves more than the scent of a fertile woman.

Slaying the couch-potato mindset
Slaying the couch-potato mindset

There's no shortage of creative excuses people come up with to stay stuck on the sofa, but three of them top the list.

Is daily low-dose aspirin really worth it for seniors?
Is daily low-dose aspirin really worth it for seniors?

There's disappointing news for seniors: A new trial shows that taking daily low-dose aspirin doesn't prolong healthy, independent living in otherwise healthy people aged 70 and older.

Obesity tops 35 percent in 7 U.S. states: report
Obesity tops 35 percent in 7 U.S. states: report

Americans continue to fatten up, with obesity rates topping 35 percent in seven states, a new report reveals.

Timing may be critical when taking meds
Timing may be critical when taking meds

When you take your medications may have a lot to do with how well they work, new research suggests.

To help beat heart disease, stay upbeat
To help beat heart disease, stay upbeat

Optimism and a sense of purpose can improve your heart health, new research suggests.

1 in 3 college freshmen faces mental health woes
1 in 3 college freshmen faces mental health woes

More than one in three first-year college students around the world struggle with a mental health disorder, new research suggests.

FDA gets tough on juul, other e-cigarette makers
FDA gets tough on juul, other e-cigarette makers

Calling the use of electronic cigarettes a burgeoning epidemic among teens, the U.S Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday announced a crackdown on the sale of Juuls and other flavored e-cigarette devices to minors.

A needle-free flu vaccine in the mail? it might happen
A needle-free flu vaccine in the mail? it might happen

Instead of visiting the doctor each fall, sitting in a waiting room filled with the sniffling, sneezing masses -- what if you could just slap on a flu vaccine "patch" sent in the mail?

Going vegetarian to cut colon cancer risk
Going vegetarian to cut colon cancer risk

There's no disputing the fact that regular colonoscopies, now suggested to start at age 45 for those with an average risk of colorectal cancer, can help prevent the disease by finding -- and removing -- precancerous growths

Acne advice for returning students
Acne advice for returning students

As if the start of a new school year isn't stressful enough, many teens may find their acne worsens when classes start, a skin doctor says.

Want to avoid type 2 diabetes? Eat more whole grains
Want to avoid type 2 diabetes? Eat more whole grains

It may seem counterintuitive, but eating bread, pasta and cereal may actually help prevent type 2 diabetes, as long as those foods are made from whole grains, new research suggests.

Can teen drivers be scared into safe driving?
Can teen drivers be scared into safe driving?

Is it possible that showing teenagers the real-life consequences of risky driving might make them safer drivers?

Talking to baby might boost middle school success
Talking to baby might boost middle school success

Time spent reading to toddlers or having "conversations" with them helps boost their intelligence and thinking skills, even a decade later, new research shows.