Probiotics May Not Shield 'Preemies' From Serious Illness, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Probiotics don't protect very preterm infants from serious complications, such as a bowel condition called necrotizing enterocolitis, sepsis or death, according to a new study.

Those in Their 50s Now Largest Group Battling Addiction to Narcotics: Study

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults are now the largest age group seeking help in narcotic painkiller and heroin treatment programs, a study based in New York City found.

Post-Op Bacterial Infection Raises Odds for Complications, Death

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People recuperating from surgery are much more likely to die or develop complications if they become infected with a dangerous diarrhea-causing bacteria, a new study suggests.

Weekend Childbirth Riskier, British Study Suggests

TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Weekdays may be the safest time to have a baby, at least in British hospitals, a new study finds.

Ban Crib Bumpers Because of Rising Deaths, Researchers Say

TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Infant deaths linked to crib bumpers have spiked in recent years in the United States, leading researchers to urge a ban on the padded bedding accessories.

Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques May Also Slow Blood Flow

TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- They've long been associated with Alzheimer's disease, and now new research in animals suggests that protein plaques might slow the brain's blood flow, as well.

Exercise Can Reduce Heart Failure Risk, No Matter Your Age

FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Starting to exercise later in life can still reduce your risk of heart failure, and even modest increases in activity could provide some protection, researchers say.

Depression More Common in Daughters of Older Mothers, Study Suggests

FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Daughters who were born to older mothers may be at increased risk for stress, anxiety and depression when they reach young adulthood, a new study suggests.

Drug Overdose Rates Soaring Among U.S. Youth

THURSDAY, Nov. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Drug overdose deaths have skyrocketed among teens and young adults in the United States, with rates tripling or quadrupling in one out of every three states, a new report says.

New Clues to Easing Side Effects From Parkinson's Drug

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The drug levodopa is a leading treatment for Parkinson's disease, but for most patients the medication also brings debilitating side effects.