Special evaluations can help seniors cope with cancer care

Before she could start breast cancer treatment, Nancy Simpson had to walk in a straight line, count backward from 20 and repeat a silly phrase. It was all part of a special kind of m...

Are eggs good or bad for you? New research rekindles debate

The latest U.S. research on eggs won't go over easy for those can't eat breakfast without them. Adults who ate about 1 ½ eggs daily had a slightly higher risk of heart disease than t...

Are eggs good or bad for you? New research rekindles debate

The latest U.S. research on eggs won't go over easy for those can't eat breakfast without them. Study participants who ate about 1 ½ eggs daily had a slightly higher risk of heart di...

Broken bones from falls on the rise among older dog walkers

Broken bones from falls while dog walking are on the rise among older U.S. adults and hip fractures are among the most common injuries. That's according to a study published Wednesda...

Haunting 'Roma' scene shines a rare spotlight on stillbirths

Of all the little moments of joy and strife that fill the top-nominated Oscar film "Roma," the most gut-wrenching takes place in a Mexico City hospital room, where a doctor coolly tells a frightened y...

Detecting depression: Phone apps could monitor teen angst

Rising suicide rates and depression in U.S. teens and young adults have prompted researchers to ask a provocative question: Could the same devices that some people blame for contributing to tech-age a...

Child abuse climbs after Friday report cards, study says

Child abuse increases the day after school report cards are released — but only when kids get their grades on a Friday, a study in Florida suggests. The curious finding startled rese...

Top tot toys? Blocks and boxes backed over high-tech toys

Skip the costly electronic games and flashy digital gizmos. Pediatricians say the best toys for tots are old-fashioned hands-on playthings that young children can enjoy with parents — things like bloc...

Smoke spreading from California fires sparks health concerns

Smoke masks. Eye drops. No outdoor exercise. This is how Californians are trying to cope with wildfires choking the state, but experts say an increase in serious health problems may be almost inevitab...

High hopes & hype for experimental depression drug ketamine

CHICAGO (AP) — It was launched decades ago as an anesthetic for animals and people, became a potent battlefield pain reliever in Vietnam and morphed into the trippy club drug Special K. ...

Halloween can be deadly for pedestrians, traffic study says

Trick-or-treaters beware: Halloween can be deadly for pedestrians and children face the greatest danger. Research published Tuesday found a 43 percent higher risk of pedestrian death...

Guns send over 8,000 US kids to ER each year, analysis says

Gun injuries, including many from assaults, sent 75,000 U.S. children and teens to emergency rooms over nine years. That's from a new study that found more than one-third of those kids were hospitaliz...

Desperate & duped? GoFundMe means big bucks for dubious care

People seeking dubious, potentially harmful treatment for cancer and other ailments raised nearly $7 million over two years from crowdfunding sites, a study found. Echoing recent res...

Pills for appendicitis? Surgery often not needed, study says

CHICAGO (AP) — A new study says surgery isn't always needed for appendicitis and that antibiotics instead can often do the trick. The results from Finland contradict decades of think...

Active shooter study: Semi-automatic rifles more deadly

CHICAGO (AP) — New research shows active shooters with semi-automatic rifles wound and kill twice as many people as those using non-automatic weapons. But the analysis shows that reg...