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Digital Devices OK for Toddlers, Doctors Say

Updated advice suggests kids as young as 18 months old can handle the occasional session with a tablet, but an hour a day is plenty for kids under 5.

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:21:00 GMT
Teen's Bond With Brother Inspires Pioneering Genetic Study

For most people, learning they have a 90 percent chance of developing cancer would be devastating. But for this teenager, it was a call to action.

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 01:24:00 GMT
Obama: Call it Want You Want, Obamacare Can Work

President Obama visited Florida, a battleground state and Obamacare holdout, to press improvements to his healthcare reform program.

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:10:18 GMT
Passionate, Graphic Answers Given on Abortion

Answering a question about the Supreme Court, the candidates pivot to abortion.

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:26:00 GMT
Clinton, Trump Clash on Abortion Rights

The Hardball panel weighs in on the arguments made by Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton over late term abortion during the third and final presidential debate.

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 06:49:00 GMT
CDC Warns Pregnant Women of Miami Zika 'Red Zone'

Federal health officials have made a new color-coded map for Miami and urged all pregnant women to consider postponing travel to Miami-Dade County.

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:38:00 GMT
Feds Expect 13.8 Million New Obamacare Customers

The Obama administration has set modest expectations for coming sign-up season. The biggest worries: rising premiums and dwindling choices.

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 22:20:00 GMT
Teens Need Just 2 HPV Doses, Feds Say

There's good news for kids who haven't received all their HPV vaccines yet - they only need two doses of the vaccine instead of three.

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 21:52:00 GMT
Sexually Transmitted Disease Cases Hit New High in U.S.

The increase in cases reported last year comes just as just as state and local health departments that could help fight them lose funding.

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 19:18:00 GMT
Flashback: Radical AIDS Activist Group ACT UP

The AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, better known as ACT UP, was formed in 1987 to protest the government's slow response to the AIDS crisis. In

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:06:20 GMT
Moms of Zika Babies Struggle to Get Help

The first babies born with birth defects caused by Zika are turning 1 in Brazil, and their moms are strugglign to get help raising them.

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 14:56:00 GMT
Zika Money Moving Slowly, Feds Say

Congress finally approved Zika funding at the end of last month. Now it's entered the slow, bureaucratic world of the federal funding process.

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 21:17:00 GMT
To Prevent Most Cavities, Kids Need This One Thing

Dental sealants can prevent 80 percent of cavities, but 60 percent of kids in need don't get them. One good solution: school-based dental programs.

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 18:48:43 GMT
Biden to Accept Cancer Award in Honor of His Son, Beau

Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) will present the vice president with the award on behalf of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Integrated Network Cancer Program.

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 17:31:00 GMT
Zika Virus Found in Woman's Vagina for Weeks

A woman infected with Zika had evidence of the virus in her vagina for weeks, researchers reported Tuesday.

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 15:13:00 GMT
How to Cope With 'Election Stress Disorder'

The American Psychological Association says fully half of us say the presidential election has been a very or somewhat significant source of stress.

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 05:40:32 GMT
The Future of Medicine Is Here Now

Doctors can now diagnose patients who aren't in the same room or even in the same city. In 2015 alone, about 20 million people received remote care.

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 01:45:23 GMT
U.S. Medical Care is Ho-Hum, Study Finds

Despite determined efforts to make it better, care for more most U.S.patients isn't much better than it ever was, a new survey finds.

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 22:07:00 GMT
Latino Kids More Open to Smoking, Study Finds

When you ask kids whether they'd like to try smoking, one group really tends to stand out: Hispanic kids.

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 20:37:16 GMT
Coffee and Beer Win the Twitter Food Fight

Twitter users prefer coffee and beer to wine and tacos, and walking is by far their preferred exercise, according to a new study.

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 15:59:00 GMT
Pepsi to Cut Sugar and Calories in Drinks

PepsiCo has set a target for reducing the amount of sugar in its soft drinks, aiming to tackle problems ranging from obesity to climate change.

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 11:08:00 GMT
Doctors Are Making House Calls Again

The house call is making a comeback with the help of new technology and today's busy patients.

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 00:55:00 GMT
Pink: Stronger Than Heroin, But Legal In Most States

The synthetic opioid known as pink, which may have killed two 13-year-olds in Utah, can be ordered legally through the mail.

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 09:05:00 GMT
These 9 States Will Vote on Legalizing Pot in November

Of all the measures, California's is seen as the most crucial: Not only is California the largest state, but many see it as a bellwether of change.

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 22:01:12 GMT
'Happy Rebirth Day': Twin Joined at the Head Separated Successfully

After 20 hours of surgery, doctors successfully separated 13-month-old twins conjoined at the head.

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 21:54:00 GMT
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