Why Americans Have Shorter Lifespans Than People in Similar Nations

Study finds shootings, crashes and drug overdoses contribute to a 2-year gap in life expectancy

Adult Survivors of Childhood Brain Tumors May Have Lingering Troubles: Study

Intelligence, memory and attention can be affected by treatments, researchers say

Alcohol More Harmful for People With HIV, Study Suggests

Even moderate drinking linked to higher risk for death and alcohol-related health issues

Brain Cells in Mice May Reveal Clues to Your Sighs

Researchers pinpoint the neurons behind this vital reflex function

Do the Seasons Affect How We Think?

Small European study finds evidence of seasonal changes in memory, attention

Doctors Should Screen Teens for Major Depression, U.S. Task Force Says

Experts add that more research needed to determine whether kids under 12 should also be tested

Health Highlights: Feb. 8, 2016

  • New York Governor Takes Action Against Gay Conversion Therapy

  • Chipotle Workers Attending Nationwide Food Safety Meeting

  • One-Third of U.S. Lawyers Have Drinking Problem: Study

  • Nearly 13 Million People Sign Up for Obamacare in 2016

Health Tip: Protect Against Group B Strep During Pregnancy

Expectant moms should be tested, CDC says

Health Tip: Restrict Your Diet Before Colonoscopy

Limit fiber several days in advance of the exam

Is Fat From Another Area of Body Safe for Breast Reconstruction?

Research shows this practice doesn't increase risk for new cancers or recurrence