Diplomats' brain scans show differences, add to Cuba mystery

CHICAGO (AP) — New research found perplexing differences in the brains of U.S. diplomats who say they developed concussion-like symptoms after working in Cuba. The findings published...

Dementia tied to hormone-blocking prostate cancer treatment

CHICAGO (AP) — Alzheimer's disease may be a risk for older prostate cancer patients given hormone-blocking treatment. That's according to a large, U.S. government-funded analysis pub...

Marijuana use doubles in US pregnant women to 1 in 14

CHICAGO (AP) — Pot use in pregnancy has doubled among U.S. women and is most common during the first trimester, government research shows. Overall, 7% of pregnant women, or 1 in 14, ...

US preschoolers less pudgy in latest sign of falling obesity

CHICAGO (AP) — Preschoolers on government food aid have grown a little less pudgy, a U.S. study found, offering fresh evidence that previous signs of declining obesity rates weren't a fluke. ...

Deaths from falls among older Americans are on the rise

CHICAGO (AP) — New research shows fatal falls have nearly tripled in older Americans in recent years, rising to more than 25,000 deaths yearly. The findings highlight the importance ...

Deaths from brain, heart problems higher for NFL than MLB

CHICAGO (AP) — Pro football players may be more likely to die from degenerative brain diseases and heart problems than baseball players but the reasons are unclear, a new study suggests. ...

Study: Kids' suicides spiked after Netflix's '13 Reasons'

A new study says suicides among U.S. kids aged 10 to 17 spiked in the month following the release of a popular TV series that depicted a girl ending her life. The study published Mon...

Moms-to-be teach each other in monthly group prenatal visits

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — In a big room full of moms-to-be, pregnant women check each other's blood pressure and weight, a nurse-midwife measures their growing bellies, and they all join a seated circle ...

Blankets, bed-sharing common in accidental baby suffocations

CHICAGO (AP) — Accidental suffocation is a leading cause of injury deaths in U.S. infants and common scenarios involve blankets, bed-sharing with parents and other unsafe sleep practices, an analysis ...

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...