GENERALHEALTH:
The Short- and Long-Term Prognosis for Obamacare: The law still stands despite IRS decision to process tax returns without insurance status
Kids' OD Risk Rises When Opioids Left Out at Home: Odds of overdose more than double if parent takes powerful narcotic instead of milder pain med, study finds
Stem Cell Transplants May Help Some With Multiple Sclerosis: Review found younger patients fared better over 5 years, though some deaths reported
Ready for Spring Break? Have Fun But Play It Safe: Drinking too much can affect your judgment, increasing your risk for injury, CDC warns
Vitamin D Pumps Up Muscles: People with higher 'active' levels of the vitamin in the bloodstream had more muscle mass, study finds
Docs More Likely to Prescribe Antibiotics If Patients Expect Them: Study found physicians might even give the drugs if they didn't suspect a bacterial infection
Chronic Pain More Likely for Poor, Less Educated: Study: Researchers say more research is needed to determine cause of disparity among older Americans
Anti-Addiction Meds Given in ER Can Help Battle Abuse: Giving drugs to reduce cravings appears to be effective option, study finds
'Love Hormone' Helps Dads and Babies Bond: Brain scans show distinct response when fathers gaze at their kids
Heart, Lung Problems May Not Always Need ICU Care: Study finds no difference in death rates, but higher costs for intensive care for some patients
How to Control Mold, Avoid Allergies: Limiting moisture in the home is key, specialists say
For a Fun and Safe Tropical Getaway, Plan Ahead: Be aware of unusual health risks in the Caribbean and Central and South America, doctor advises
Is Surgery Always Needed for Kids' Appendicitis?: Review found many with inflamed appendix were fine with antibiotics alone, but more research needed
Imaging Study Confirms Brain Differences in People With ADHD: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity should be considered a brain disorder, researchers say
Vitamin D Linked to Lower Risk of Respiratory Infections: But medical experts can't agree if recommending supplements or food fortification would be helpful
Possible Drawback to Gluten-Free: Toxic Metals: Higher levels of arsenic, mercury found in people who follow this eating plan, study finds
Shocks From Implanted Defibrillators Trigger Health Costs of Their Own: Even when the shock was inappropriate, many people still got invasive medical procedures afterwards, study finds
Rude, Disrespectful Surgeons May Also Be More Error-Prone: Study: Patients who complained about their doctor had more post-surgical complications, researchers say
Some Docs May Help Fuel Opioid Abuse Epidemic: Patients are 30 percent more likely to get hooked on painkillers if their ER physician prescribes them frequently
Teens May Go Hungry as Poorest Families Struggle to Feed Kids: Parents skip meals so children can eat, but youngest siblings get priority if there's not enough food
Student-Athletes Don't Have to Be Hit By Injuries: Equipment safety, emergency training and time for recovery are key to avoiding trouble, experts say
Germs, Mold Found in Some Medical Pot: Man undergoing cancer treatment died from fungal infection thought to come from medicinal marijuana
Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Obese Patients Beat Diabetes: After procedure, some patients were able to stop taking insulin to control their blood sugar, researchers report
Heart Disease Could Cost U.S. $1 Trillion Per Year By 2035: Report: American Heart Association estimates that nearly half of Americans will have heart disease in less than 20 years
Low-Income Kids More Likely to Have ADHD, Asthma: Autism more often diagnosed among children in higher-income families, study finds