'Healthy' obese still face higher heart disease risk
Even without high blood pressure or other signs of illness, obese adults have a much higher risk of developing heart disease than normal-weight...
Palliative care linked to fewer repeat hospitalizations
Comfort care for advanced cancer patients is associated with fewer repeat hospitalizations and more hospice referrals, according to a study...
Why a lack of education raises death risk for some Americans
Middle-age white Americans with limited education are increasingly dying younger, on average, than other middle-age U.S. adults, a trend driven by...
Some of the youngest opioid victims are curious toddlers
Curious toddlers find the drugs in a mother's purse or accidentally dropped on the floor.
ALS in athletes: Are head injuries to blame?
When Dwight Clark revealed that he had been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), he said he didn’t know for sure if his eight years...
Firemen resuscitate small dog trapped in apartment blaze
A group of California firefighters are touching the hearts of thousands after photos of them working to resuscitate a small dog that had been...
Boy's lemonade stand raises funds for grandpa's cancer battle
A 9-year-old boy won’t be spending his spring break playing video games or sleeping in late, as he’s determined to sell enough lemonade to help his...
Two thirds of cancers caused by random genetic mistakes, study finds
About two thirds of cancers are caused by random typos in DNA that occur as normal cells make copies of themselves, a finding that helps explain...
Daily glass of pure fruit juice doesn't cause weight gain in kids
Children who drink one serving of 100 percent fruit juice a day don't appear to gain significantly more weight than kids who consume no juice at...
Arizona mom gives birth to healthy quadruplets
When Kylie Szafranski was told she would behaving quadruplets, shock went through her mind and 29 weeks later, her family grew by four.
Company offers free custom wraps for infant helmets
A Carrollton company wants to help young families by offering complimentary custom-designed vinyl wraps for babies with cranial helmets.
Lungs aren't just for breathing, a new study suggests
All this time we thought lungs were just for breathing.