Health News

AP News - Jan 15, 2015 3:46 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — How your immune system does its job seems to depend more on your environment and the germs you encounter than on your genes, says new research that put twins to the test to find out.After all, the immune system adapts throughou ...more

AP News - Jan 14, 2015 4:47 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists are unraveling a mystery behind a fairly common disease that leads to heart failure: Why do some people with a key mutated gene fall ill while others stay healthy?Researchers tested more than 5,200 people to tease ap ...more

AP News - Jan 12, 2015 6:17 PM

PLANTATION, Fla. (AP) — The former NFL fullback entered the room with a wobble in his walk, and needed assistance climbing a podium so he could face a media throng and discuss his death-defying 16-hour swim to shore.Rob Konrad sipped from a bott ...more

AP News - Jan 11, 2015 1:31 PM

LAS VEGAS (AP) — It's not just about how many steps you've taken or how many calories you've burned in a day. Wearable fitness trackers and health monitors are becoming more commonplace and diverse, but just what do you do with all of that data? ...more

AP News - Jan 10, 2015 1:11 PM

PHOENIX (AP) — What started out as a simple Facebook request for photos of dogs for a 16-year-old cancer patient has since turned the pet-loving boy into an Internet celebrity.Anthony Lyons' love for the therapy dogs that greet him during his tr ...more

AP News - Jan 09, 2015 9:52 PM

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Nineteen people from three states who visited Disney theme parks in California last month have now fallen ill with measles, health officials said Friday.The patients all visited Disneyland or Disney California Adventure ...more

AP News - Jan 08, 2015 11:02 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama's anti-childhood obesity initiative is getting a new leader.The White House announced Thursday that Debra Eschmeyer has joined the staff in a dual role. She'll be executive director of the "Let's Move" program an ...more

AP News - Jan 08, 2015 7:22 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — It's a huge weight off Scott Mitchell's shoulders — or, to be more accurate, off his formerly swollen midsection, which until not long ago helped him tip the scales at 366 pounds.That's 130 pounds more than during Mitchell's doze ...more

AP News - Jan 07, 2015 4:06 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health experts have unanimously endorsed a Novartis drug that is expected to become the first lower-cost copy of a biotech drug to reach the U.S. market.A panel of Food and Drug Administration experts says the company's ...more

AP News - Jan 05, 2015 5:41 PM

DALLAS (AP) — Jim Ely has seen a lot of seconds tick away over the past 20 years or so as a clock operator for some of the biggest football games played in Texas.The home games for the Dallas Cowboys, all those Cotton Bowls. And there was the 20 ...more