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.
Too much sitting at work or at home could be taking a couple years off your life.
When it comes to baby formulas, milk-based choices may not be the only healthy options. In Health Watch, researchers say baby formulas made with soy are just as good.
Practically all young children use bottles, sippy cups, or pacifiers, but in Health Watch, we’re finding out they may not all be as safe as parents would like.
An alarming new study shows the health risks for baby boomers with asthma increase significantly as they get older. In today’s Health Watch, we’re learning the disease is often misdiagnosed and not treated properly.
We’ve all been at the dentist with the round X-ray machine shoved against our jaw, biting down on plastic pieces of film with a lead apron on our chests. Now researchers have identified a possible connection between a brain tumor and dental X-rays.
Minnesota health officials are warning parents to keep an eye out for whooping cough.
We all want our kids to do good in school. Now, a new study shows If you want your child to get better grades you may want to make sure they’re getting physically active.
Researchers believe they’ve found a link between how mothers interact with their toddlers and the toddler’s weight later in life.
Taking part in sports may not be enough to keep young people from being overweight, according to a University of Minnesota study.
Doctors say three out of four people who are physically active will get a knee injury at some point, which can lead to arthritis or, in serious cases, a total joint replacement. Now, there’s a promising new technique using a surprising resource.
In Health Watch, doctors are excited about a new cholesterol drug. They say it could eventually help millions of Americans control their cholesterol levels.
More evidence is linking newer birth control pills to a higher risk of serious blood clots.In Health Watch, a new study by Isaeli researchers focused on pills like Yaz and Yasmin.
There are new guidelines out about cervical cancer screening. And, for many women, it will mean fewer trips to the doctor’s office.