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  1. Nuts, Fat, Added Sugars: New Research

    March 6, 2015 -- Whether you’re young or old, it's a good idea to cut back on fat and added sugars and eat more nuts. That's according to three new studies, which say those habits may help you stay healthy, and lose pounds or maintain your weight. The studies were presented at the annual meeting of

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  2. Last Ebola Patient in Liberia Released

    March 5, 2015 -- The last Ebola patient in the West African nation of Liberia was discharged from treatment on Thursday. While there was a ceremony in the capital city of Monrovia to mark the event, officials warned that Liberia was still weeks away from being declared free of the deadly disease. Th

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  3. Early Child Pneumonia Tied to Higher Asthma Odds

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who contract pneumonia during the first three years of life appear to face a higher risk of developing asthma, new research suggests. These findings raise concern that early childhood respiratory problems may have an

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  4. Painkiller-Addicted Babies a Growing U.S. Concern

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors in the United States are seeing more infants born addicted to narcotic painkillers -- a problem highlighted by a new Florida-based report. These infants experience what's called neonatal abstinence syndrome as th

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  5. Could 'Love Hormone' Be a Weight-Loss Aid for Men?

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Preliminary research in a small number of men suggests that the "love hormone" oxytocin may reduce appetite, potentially turning it into a tool for weight loss. The new study tested a synthetic nasal formulation of oxytoci

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  6. 3-Parent In Vitro Fertilization: FAQ

    March 5, 2015 -- Babies created from the DNA of two women and a man could be born as early as next year. Last month, the United Kingdom cleared the way for fertility clinics there to start making babies using three-parent in vitro fertilization (IVF) beginning in October. The landmark decision has s

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  7. Early Onset Hot Flashes and Heart Disease Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who start having hot flashes at a younger age may be at increased risk for heart disease, according to two studies conducted by the same team of researchers. One of the studies also found that women who have more f

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  8. Losing Half Hour of Sleep Linked to Weight Gain

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Think twice the next time you don't get as much sleep as you need: A new study suggests that missing just 30 minutes of shuteye during weeknights could boost your weight and disrupt your metabolism. Many people skimp on

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  9. Gut Germs and Success of Weight Loss Surgery

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- How many pounds someone loses after weight-loss surgery is linked to the types of germs they have in their gut, new research suggests. The study found that higher levels of certain microbes -- specifically those that pro

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  10. 2nd Hospital Reports Superbug Linked to Endoscopes

    March 5, 2015 -- Four patients at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles were sickened by a "superbug" that has been linked to a type of medical scope, the Los Angeles-based hospital said Wednesday. Just two weeks ago, Ronald Regan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles announced that seven patients

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