Doctors not talking about newer meningitis vaccine
Doctors not talking about newer meningitis vaccine

Many U.S. doctors aren't telling teenaged patients and their parents about a newer vaccine for potentially deadly bacterial meningitis infections, a new study finds.

Clinical trials balance out urban, rural cancer survival rates
Clinical trials balance out urban, rural cancer survival rates

Differences in survival rates between rural and urban cancer patients may be due to the kind of care they receive, a review of cancer clinical trials contends.

Cellphone use puts pedestrians off-balance
Cellphone use puts pedestrians off-balance

Cellphone users blundering into signs, lampposts, other people and traffic have become a recurring sidewalk sight in many places.

Breast cancer drug promising in phase 3 trial
Breast cancer drug promising in phase 3 trial

For women with advanced breast cancer who carry the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations, an experimental drug could improve survival, a new study suggests.

New triple-combo pill controls blood pressure, study finds
New triple-combo pill controls blood pressure, study finds

A low-dose three-in-one combination pill controls blood pressure more effectively than the regular medications people take, according to data from a new clinical trial.

No link between Tdap vaccine, autism: study
No link between Tdap vaccine, autism: study

Children born to women who got the Tdap vaccine during pregnancy have no greater risk of autism than other kids, a new study finds.

Here's what makes seniors feel and act younger
Here's what makes seniors feel and act younger

A pair of new studies points towards two potential paths to the fountain of youth.

Exercise really can chase away the blues... to a point
Exercise really can chase away the blues... to a point

Exercise is good for your mental health, as long as you don't overdo it, researchers say.

5 special splurges that don't break the calorie bank
5 special splurges that don't break the calorie bank

You can splurge from time to time and still lose weight when you choose foods that are lavish but also low-calorie.

Barriers to doctor-nurse communications thwart care
Barriers to doctor-nurse communications thwart care

A "power gap" between doctors and nurses contributes to poor communication that puts hospital patients at risk, a new study contends.

Better blood test may spot heart attack faster
Better blood test may spot heart attack faster

A new blood test can help emergency room doctors more quickly determine whether patients with chest pain are having a heart attack, a U.S. study confirms.

Google Glass helps kids with autism navigate emotions of others
Google Glass helps kids with autism navigate emotions of others

Donji Cullenbine's young son, Alex, has autism, but when he put on a pair of Google Glass smartglasses they helped him recognize the emotions of others through their facial expressions.

How much daily exercise do you really need?
How much daily exercise do you really need?

Hopefully, you enjoy exercising and don't watch the clock, impatient for it to be over.

How severe brain injuries might trigger dementia
How severe brain injuries might trigger dementia

A single traumatic brain injury can raise a person's risk of dementia, a new study suggests.

Big slice of red meat allergies tied to tick bites
Big slice of red meat allergies tied to tick bites

Deer ticks are scary enough. Now, scientists have linked bites from the lone star tick to about one-third of all potentially life-threatening allergic reactions around Tennessee.

New drug reverses hair loss in mice
New drug reverses hair loss in mice

An experimental drug reversed hair loss, hair whitening and skin inflammation in mice that were first fed a diet high in fat and cholesterol.

3-Pronged approach to cancer prevention
3-Pronged approach to cancer prevention

Need another reason to improve your diet and start exercising? Doing so could help ward off cancer, a new study finds.

Science-based diet tips that really work
Science-based diet tips that really work

There's no shortage of good diet advice, but the following tips have scientific research to support them.

Getting kids ready for the new school year
Getting kids ready for the new school year

There are a number of things you can do to ensure your kids have a smooth start to the new school year.

Eating before early workout helps burn carbs
Eating before early workout helps burn carbs

If you exercise in the morning, it may be a good idea to eat breakfast first.