Teens May Abuse Their Prescription Medications

Prescribing anti-anxiety and sleep medications may backfire with some teens. The authors of a recent study found that teens who had received prescriptions for these medications were much more likely to abuse them.

Complex Job Now, Sharp Mind Later

The problem-solving, negotiating and analytical skills you use at your job might pay off in the long run. New research suggests that people with more complex jobs may have better thinking skills when they're older.

Unhappy Marriages May Lead to Unhealthy Hearts

A bad marriage can be a real heartbreaker. That’s the message from a new study that looked at how marriage affects the development of heart disease over time.

Home Exercise: Help for Hopelessness in Heart Disease

What can improve heart disease patients' mood and outlook? A new study suggests that exercising at home could help the emotional health status of these patients.

Quitting Smoking Improves Your Health

Some smokers worry about gaining weight after they quit. But new research found that the potential weight gain was well worth the long-term health benefits of quitting.

Researchers Question Oxygen Therapy for Concussion

Some military service members who have had concussions report that intensive oxygen therapy relieved their symptoms. But new research questions the effectiveness of this treatment.

Treatment for Irregular Heartbeat May Raise Dementia Risk

For people with irregular heartbeats, the anti-clotting medication warfarin can prevent strokes. But, combined with other medications over a long period of time, it may cause other health problems.

Stress May Reduce Blood Flow for Some Heart Disease Patients

Some women who have coronary heart disease may not handle stress in the same way others do. New research suggests that these women may take stress to heart — literally.

Sleep Apnea May Speed Kidney Decline

Diabetes is a major risk factor for kidney disease. It can damage tiny blood vessels in the kidneys that filter waste from the blood. Add sleep apnea to the mix, and kidneys may decline even faster, new research suggests.

Vitamin B Did Not Improve Thinking or Memory

Mental games can help keep brains sharp, but warding off dementia that can occur in old age may take more than that. New research examined whether a vitamin supplement could help.