Ageism costs billions in health care dollars
Ageism costs billions in health care dollars

Prejudice directed at older people results in $63 billion in excess health costs each year in the United States, a new study claims.

Climate change could change the ragweed sneezin' season
Climate change could change the ragweed sneezin' season

If you live in Maine and you've never experienced hay fever, new research predicts that climate change has an unwelcome surprise in store for you.

Can protein keep you healthier longer?
Can protein keep you healthier longer?

Researchers seeking the elusive fountain of youth are shining the spotlight on protein.

Goodbye 'gluten-free'? Celiac disease vaccine may make it possible
Goodbye 'gluten-free'? Celiac disease vaccine may make it possible

People with celiac disease must follow a very restrictive diet, but an experimental vaccine may offer many of them the freedom to eat more normally.

You may be prediabetic and don't know it, CDC warns
You may be prediabetic and don't know it, CDC warns

More than one-third of Americans have prediabetes, but 90 percent of them don't know they have it, medical experts say.

Tracking preemies' head size may yield IQ clues
Tracking preemies' head size may yield IQ clues

Head-size measurements can help screen for long-term IQ problems in very premature or very low birth weight babies, researchers say.

Heart failure patients shouldn't stop meds even if condition improves: study
Heart failure patients shouldn't stop meds even if condition improves: study

There's bad news for heart failure patients with dilated cardiomyopathy who'd like to stop taking their meds.

Selecting the right style of yoga for you
Selecting the right style of yoga for you

Yoga has many benefits, from increasing flexibility to reducing stress.

Even young football players not immune to damage from head injuries
Even young football players not immune to damage from head injuries

The long-term effects of head injuries in football players begin at a young age, a new study finds.

5 diet foods that are high in fiber
5 diet foods that are high in fiber

Dietary fiber is a unique component of many foods. It has no actual nutrients yet helps ward off a host of diseases and has even been associated with lower body weight.

Concussion tied to suicide risk
Concussion tied to suicide risk

People who have experienced either a concussion or a mild traumatic brain injury are twice as likely to commit suicide than others, a new review suggests.

Cancer may soon replace heart disease as leading killer of affluent Americans
Cancer may soon replace heart disease as leading killer of affluent Americans

Cancer is expected to overtake heart disease as the leading cause of death for well-off Americans by 2020.

Fish, fish oil may lower your heart attack risk
Fish, fish oil may lower your heart attack risk

Eating more fish or taking a fish oil supplement can reduce your risk of a heart attack, according to a pair of Harvard-led clinical trials.

Even a 2-minute walk counts in new physical activity guidelines
Even a 2-minute walk counts in new physical activity guidelines

Take the stairs up to your office. Park a little further away from the grocery store. Walk your dog around the block. Carry out the trash.

Arm yourself against the coming flu season
Arm yourself against the coming flu season

If the last flu season is any indication, you need to take steps now to protect yourself against infection, an infectious diseases expert warns.

Untreated hearing loss can be costly for seniors
Untreated hearing loss can be costly for seniors

Having hearing loss and not knowing it might translate into higher medical bills and other health problems for many seniors, two new studies suggest.

Navigating new parent nerves
Navigating new parent nerves

A newborn can bring a sense of fulfillment to your life … and an equal amount of stress over everything from baby's health to your own parenting skills.

Yoga, meditation surging in popularity in U.S.
Yoga, meditation surging in popularity in U.S.

If it seems like everyone you know is trying yoga or meditation, you might be right. A new government survey shows that the number of Americans practicing the "mindfulness" techniques has surged in the past few years.

Colleges strain to keep up with students' mental health concerns
Colleges strain to keep up with students' mental health concerns

As stigmas surrounding mental health issues have eased, more U.S. college students are seeking help for emotional problems, a new study finds.

Sleepy drivers involved in 100,000 crashes a year
Sleepy drivers involved in 100,000 crashes a year

Driving under the influence and distracted driving are well-known hazards, but few people think twice about getting behind the wheel when feeling drowsy, a sleep expert warns.