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12 States Now Reporting Severe Respiratory Illness That Targets Kids

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Twelve states now have confirmed cases of Enterovirus D68, the severe respiratory illnesses that may have sickened hundreds of children, U.S.

Major U.S. Food Makers Cut 6.4 Trillion Calories From Products: Report

By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Sixteen major food and beverage companies have made good on their pledge to cut calories in their U.S.

Prenatal Exposure to Chemicals in Plastics Linked to Asthma Risk in Kids

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Exposure in the womb to household chemicals known as phthalates might increase a child’s future risk of developing asthma, Columbia University researchers reported in a new study.

Modern Forensics Provides Clues to Death of Richard III

TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Modern forensic techniques are shedding light on a 500-year-old mystery: Which battlefield injuries might have killed King Richard III, the last English monarch to die in battle?

Urine Test for HPV Works Well, Analysis Finds

By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A simple urine test can routinely spot human papillomavirus (HPV), which is linked to the risk of cervical cancer, a new analysis found.

Is Robert Downey Jr. Right that Drug Addiction is Genetic?

Getty Images In the new Vanity Fair cover story, Robert Downey Jr. talks about his struggles with drugs and his concern that he may have passed on an addictive personality to his son (his oldest child, Indio, was arrested for cocaine possession this summer and this past Friday entered a guilty plea).

3 Easy Tricks to Get Organized and Reduce Stress

Getty Worn out, burned out, and drowning in to-dos? It seems that most of us are, with one in five Americans reporting being extremely stressed (an “8,” “9” or “10” on a 10-point scale), according to the American Psychological Association.

Happy Wife May Indeed Mean a Happy Life for Husbands

Getty Images Have you heard the expression, “Happy wife, happy life”? Turns out, it may be true. According to new research published in the Journal of Marriage and Family, husbands’ appraisal of their marriage—and life satisfaction overall—depends on whether their wives are happy in the marriage.

Starbucks’ Frappuccino On Its Way to a Darling New ‘Mini’ Size

Getty Images How cool would it be to enjoy your favorite frappuccino with less sugar and fat? Thanks to Starbucks’ latest project, coffee lovers may get the chance sometime soon.

1 in 5 U.S. Men Admits to Violence Against Spouse, Partner

TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — One in five American men admits to using violence against his spouse or partner, a new survey shows.

Obama to Step Up Aid to Fight Ebola in West Africa

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — On the same day that President Barack Obama was to announce a significant increase in U.S.

Blood Test Spots Adult Depression: Study

By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new blood test is the first objective scientific way to diagnose major depression in adults, a new study claims.

The Quickie Core Workout for a Flat Stomach

If you want to concentrate on developing and strengthening your core, do this intense core workout three times a week from my new book, Strong Is the New Skinny.

Older Patients More Likely to Fill Prescriptions for Generic Statins: Study

By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Patients prescribed cholesterol-lowering drugs are more likely to fill their prescriptions and gain health benefits if the medications are cheaper generic brands, new research suggests.

Heart Docs Don’t Recommend Routine ECGs for Young Athletes

MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — U.S. heart experts recommend doctors use a 14-point checklist rather than an electrocardiogram (ECG) when evaluating young people for underlying heart disease that could result in sudden cardiac arrest.

4 Delicious Post-Workout Snacks For Recovery

Photo: Getty Images If you’re anything like me, you love having some sort of snack after a workout. Post workout is an ideal time to eat a small meal with both protein and carbohydrates to help repair and build muscles and replenish your energy stores, respectively.

Heart Attack Patients Face Greater Death Risk if Any Treatment Step Missed: Study

MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People who’ve had a heart attack are at greater risk of death if even one of nine critical steps in their treatment is missed, according to a new study.

Chest Radiation May Help Fight Some Advanced Lung Cancers: Study

MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Adding chest radiation to chemotherapy allows some people with small-cell lung cancer to live longer and cuts recurrence rates by nearly 50 percent, European researchers report.

Not Everyone With Alzheimer’s-Linked Protein Develops Dementia: Study

MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The human brain may have a way to compensate for the build-up of a destructive protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

Kids’ Severe Respiratory Virus Confirmed in Northeast

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The severe respiratory virus believed to have sickened hundreds of U.S.