Doctors hope a new four-strain flu vaccine will mean fewer people getting sick this season.
Ear tubes are the No. 1 reason children get surgery in the United States. Until now, there were no guidelines to help doctors identify who should get the procedure — and who shouldn’t.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has new guidelines to diagnose and treat bacterial sinus infections. Many infections develop after a cold, with symptoms including a cough, green or yellow nasal discharge and sometimes fever. Doctors previously prescribed antibiotics for all children diagnosed with a bacterial sinus infection that lasted seven to 10 days.
New research shows that if you have a lot of red meat in your diet it could increase your risk of type-2 diabetes. A study published in the JAMA Internal Medicine says researchers followed more than 100,000 people for four years. People who ate half a serving less of red meat a day reduced their risk of diabetes by 14 percent. But those who added a half serving increased their diabetes risk nearly 50 percent.
Mothers who want to successfully breastfeed are usually urged to avoid any formula. But a new study shows giving a little formula to some newborns may actually help moms keep breastfeeding.
In today’s Health Watch, heart failure is going to become a much bigger problem, and a bigger burden, on our health system in the coming years.
New research shows younger women are still getting mammograms even though a federal task force recommends differently.
There’s new warning about a popular antibiotic you might have taken.
Nine people die from asthma each day in the U.S. Now, a new study looks at patients who have trouble controlling their condition and suggests possibly changing the way doctors treat them.
A new study out today confirms what we’ve known for some time, Americans need to put down the salt shaker.
The number of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease is expected to triple in the next few decades.
When a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, choosing a course of treatment can be difficult.
Female smokers are now dying from lung cancer and lung disease far more often than they were several decades ago.
In today’s Health Watch, the FDA is ordering the makers of Ambien and and other sleeping pills to slash the dosage in half for women.
Lots of homes are stocked with tomatoes fresh out of the garden. And now a new study, published in the journal Neurology, finds there may be some big health benefits to eating tomatoes and tomato-based foods.