GENERALHEALTH:
Kids, Don't Touch the Toys at the Doctor's Office: Pediatricians' group updates infection-prevention guidelines for medical offices
Tighter Rules on Arsenic in Water Saved Lives: Study: EPA moves likely cut cases of lung and bladder cancer
Health Highlights: Oct. 23, 2017:
Heart Disease, Stroke Cutting Black Lives Short: Life span about three years less than for whites, heart association statement says
Easy Fix for Post-Op Shivers?: Acetaminophen during surgery might reduce common complication, study says
Incision Length Linked to Pain After Cesarean: Too short or too long may up discomfort, study suggests
Creepy Creatures Can Be Medical Marvels, Too: How modern medicine uses leeches, snakes, maggots and more to save lives
Drug OD Rate Now Higher in Rural U.S. Than Cities: CDC: Hardest-hit communities need targeted preventive measures, report suggests
Smartphones, Tablets Sabotaging Teens' Sleep: Study found more adolescents getting less rest because of temptations of technology
Oral Sex Plus Smoking a Cancer Danger for Men: Risk of head and neck tumors tied to HPV infection jumps to 15 percent for this group, study finds
Health Highlights: Oct. 20, 2017:
Health Tip: Finding Safe Shoes for the Elderly: Balance and comfort are key
Textured Breast Implants Linked to Rare Cancer: Researchers say many doctors and patients may be unaware of the risk
Most Americans Shouldn't See Big Rise in Obamacare Premiums: 8 in 10 qualify for tax credits that help lower their costs, experts say
Lying Down After an Epidural: A Smart Idea?: Study found it increased chances of having a normal delivery
Health Tip: Don't Spread Infectious Disease: Minimize the risk during organized sports
Is a Dangerous Bird Flu on the Horizon?: H7N9 is still confined to China, but new research suggests potential for wider transmission
Does Your Dog 'Talk' to You?: Study may advance what's known about canine-human communication
Health Highlights: Oct. 19, 2017:
State Laws Help Reduce Concussions in Youth Sports: Study finds more students are reporting symptoms, preventing recurring injuries
3 Million Americans Say They Carry Handguns Every Day: And many keep them concealed, review finds
People Deemed Better Looking, Better Off After a Nose Job: But the study only included patients who achieved 'ideal' results
More Young Kids Spending Lots of Time on Phones, Tablets: Survey finds big jump over past 6 years in media availability, use for youngest Americans
Skip Opioid Treatment for Migraine in the ER: Non-narcotic drug far more effective in new study
Firefighters Exposed to Carcinogens Through the Skin: Immediate decontamination might help reduce harms of contact with hazardous chemicals, study suggests