Weight, Growth Early in Life May Affect Adult Brain

FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Birth weight and growth during childhood could affect hearing, vision, thinking and memory later in life, a new study suggests.

Carrots Do Help Aging Eyes, Study Shows

THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Your parents may have told you, "Eat your carrots, they're good for your eyes," and a new study suggests they were on to something.

Health Tip: Stop Late-Night Snacking

(HealthDay News) -- Those pre-bedtime munchies can quickly derail the benefits of healthier eating.

Health Tip: Make Good Gluten-Free Choices

(HealthDay News) -- For people with celiac disease, a gluten-free diet is essential. But for those who don't have the disease, gluten-free isn't necessarily better.

More Than 730 Illnesses Reported in Latest Salmonella Outbreak

TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A salmonella outbreak that has been linked to contaminated cucumbers imported from Mexico has now caused 732 illnesses in 35 states, U.S. health officials said Tuesday.

Aristada Approved for Schizophrenia

TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Aristada (aripiprazole lauroxil) extended release injection has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat the disabling brain disorder schizophrenia, the agency said Tuesday in a news release.

Optune Device Approved for Newly Diagnosed Brain Cancer

TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday expanded its approval for the Optune device to include newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme, an aggressive brain cancer.

Health Tip: Boost Energy Without Caffeine

(HealthDay News) -- When run down, many people reach for an extra cup of coffee. But there are plenty of energy-boosting foods that don't contain caffeine.

FDA Orders Studies on Contaminated Endoscopes Tied to Illness Outbreaks

MONDAY, Oct. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Recent outbreaks of life-threatening infections linked to endoscopic devices called duodenoscopes led the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday to order manufacturers to conduct postmarket studies of the devices in health care facilities.

Keytruda Approved for Leading Form of Lung Cancer

FRIDAY, Oct. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Keytruda (pembrolizumab) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat advanced cases of the most common type of lung malignancy, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).