FDA Approves Second Drug in New Class of Cholesterol-Lowering Medications

Trials showed Repatha slashed 'bad' LDL cholesterol levels in those who couldn't tolerate statins

Gains in Life Spans Seen Around the Globe

Data from 188 countries show average life expectancy is now about 71 years

'Goth' Teens Report More Depression, Self-Harm

But study findings didn't prove cause-and-effect, only showed an association

Growth Hormone May Lower Odds of Fractures in Older Women

But researcher says high cost, need to get shots in clinics make it an unlikely osteoporosis treatment

Health Highlights: Aug 27, 2015

  • Plague Death in Utah Under Investigation

  • FDA Sends Warning Letters to 3 Cigarette Companies Over 'Natural,' 'Additive-Free' Claims

  • FDA Issues Proposals on Lower-Cost, Generic Biotech Drugs

  • Critics Condemn Medicare Artificial Limb Coverage Changes

  • First Child to Have Double Hand Transplant Goes Home

Health Tip: Balance Homework With Down Time

Do what works for your child

Health Tip: If Allergic to Eggs

Here are potential substitutes

Healthier School Meals Offered Across U.S., Feds Find

Students get more fruits and veggies, less salt

High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy May Reappear Later in Life: Study

Genetics might play a key role in the findings, researchers say

How Reliable Are Medical Studies? Half of Findings Couldn't Be Replicated

Healthy skepticism needed for some scientific claims, researcher says