November 25, 2009 For now, mammography is the best bet for detecting breast cancer, but there's plenty of room for improvement.
November 20, 2009 One college weighs in on obesity debate by requiring students to take a Body Mass Index test as entering freshman.
November 13, 2009 Alcoholic "energy" drinks are coming under FDA scrutiny. Manufacturers of the beverages have 30 days to prove their products are safe.
November 13, 2009 Some 20.6 percent of U.S. adults were smokers in 2008, up from 19.8 percent the year before. It's the first increase in 15 years.
November 11, 2009 Democrats are tying sick-leave legislation to swine flu in "emergency" bills in the House and Senate to get policy changed quick.
November 4, 2009 Infant mortality in the U.S. is worse than in 29 other countries, including practically all of Europe, Canada and Australia, says a report just out from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Almost 7 infants die for every 1,000 born in A...
November 2, 2009 A consortium of health groups aims to reduce the 2 million deaths of kids from pneumonia each year.
October 27, 2009 The main message the couple wants to get across to Americans? People in developing countries want the same things Americans do for their children, starting with good health.
October 22, 2009 The American Cancer Society said it's standing behind recommendations on cancer screening while reminding people to take a more nuanced view of the benefits and risks.
October 21, 2009 Cancer experts are reconsidering the drawbacks and benefits of big pushes for cancer screening.
October 20, 2009 One "superspreader" is the equivalent of careless handwashing among 23 percent of the rest of a hospital's staff, French researchers say.
This lunch tray features healthy choices that could become more common.
October 20, 2009 Pile on the fresh fruit, vegetables and whole grains; cut the salt, saturated fat and trans fat, a committee of experts recommends.
October 19, 2009 Stay away from tiny turtles to keep salmonella at bay.
October 15, 2009 A professional group representing family doctors will develop educational material about soft drinks under a hefty grant from Coca-Cola.
October 15, 2009 Provocative signs posted outside bathrooms to shame people into washing their hands are more effective than traditional gentle reminders.
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