Health

Health Older Americans are early winners under health law Older Americans are early winners under health law
For many older Americans who lost jobs during the recession, the quest for health care has been one obstacle after another. These luckless people, most in their 50s and 60s, have emerged this month as early winners under the nation's new health insurance system.
Health More talking to babies helps develop their brains More talking to babies helps develop their brains
Using videos that claim to teach toddlers, or flash cards for tots, may not be the best idea. Simply talking to babies is key to building crucial language and vocabulary skills - but sooner is better, and long sentences are good.
Health Blood clot risk lasts for 12 weeks after pregnancy Blood clot risk lasts for 12 weeks after pregnancy
Women have a higher risk of blood clots that can cause strokes, heart attacks and other problems for 12 weeks after childbirth - twice as long as doctors have thought, new research finds.
Health Stroke risk tied to cold, humidity, weather swings Stroke risk tied to cold, humidity, weather swings
There may be a link between weather and the risk of suffering a stroke, say researchers who analyzed climate trends and hospital records on millions of Americans.
Health FDA wants more info on female sex pill FDA wants more info on female sex pill
A drugmaker working to develop a pill to boost sexual desire in women says regulators are demanding more studies on the experimental drug.
Health FDA reconsiders heart safety of common pain pills FDA reconsiders heart safety of common pain pills
Federal health experts are taking a second look this week at the heart safety of pain medications used by millions of Americans to treat arthritis and other everyday aches and pains.
Health Insurance through work? Health law affects you too Insurance through work? Health law affects you too
The health care overhaul's reach stretches far beyond the millions of uninsured Americans it is expected to help. It also could touch everything from the drug choices to doctor bills of people who have insurance through work.
Health Feds crack down on 4 bogus weight loss aids Feds crack down on 4 bogus weight loss aids
Makers of a weight loss additive called Sensa will return more than $26 million to consumers to settle federal charges that the company used deceptive advertising claiming that consumers could lose weight by simply sprinkling the powder on their food.
Health New drug approvals from FDA declined in 2013 New drug approvals from FDA declined in 2013
The Food and Drug Administration approved 27 first-of-a-kind drugs in 2013, down from 39 new medications in 2012, which was a 15-year high.
Health Vitamin E may slow Alzheimer's disease progression Vitamin E may slow Alzheimer's disease progression
Researchers say vitamin E might slow the progression of mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease - the first time any treatment has been shown to alter the course of dementia at that stage.