A Seattle Children's researcher might have found a simple way to cut childhood obesity rates while strengthening neighborhood ties. Dr. Jason Mendoza noticed a dramatic drop in the number of kids who ride their bikes to school. Now he hopes to change the trend by encouraging kids to hop aboard the bike train.
The government is reminding pregnant women to stay away from certain fish that can be high in mercury. But the agency won't require package labeling on mercury content, which is what consumer groups had sought.
Transgender people receiving Medicare may no longer be automatically denied coverage for sex reassignment surgeries, a U.S. Department of Health and Services review board ruled Friday in a groundbreaking decision.
Already pilloried for long wait times for medical appointments, the beleaguered Department of Veterans Affairs has fallen short of another commitment: to attend to the needs of the rising ranks of female veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, many of them of child-bearing age.
Oral cancer, once mainly found in people over 40, is a growing threat for the younger generation. More people in their 20's and 30's are being diagnosed. The human papillomavirus or HPV is the leading cause of oral cancer.