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Opdivo Approved for Advanced Melanoma

Drug helps harness immune system to attack the cancer

Concussion Laws Helping Student-Athletes, Study Finds

Researchers believe raising public awareness made a big difference, too

Excess Weight May Help Heart Failure Patients, Study Contends

‘Paradoxical’ finding suggests fat is protective, but doctors add it’s no excuse gain weight

Antiviral Combination Approved for Hepatitis C

Some 3.2 million Americans thought infected

Rapivab Approved to Help Treat Flu

Intravenous drug inhibits viral enzyme

Different Gene Mutations May Determine Severity, Type of Autism

Finding might explain why the disorder is never identical in patients, could improve diagnosis and treatment

Americans Buying Fewer Sugary, Pre-Packaged Desserts

Manufacturers of these products have made little progress making these treats healthier, study finds

Tablets and E-readers May Disrupt Your Sleep

Light from these devices wakes your brain, study finds

Health Highlights: Dec. 22, 2014

Combination Antibiotic Zerbaxa Approved

Sanctioned for complicated abdominal, urinary tract infections

Certain Antibiotic/Statin Combos May Be Unsafe Mix: Study

Use of clarithromycin along with the cholesterol-lowering meds had higher risk of side effects

Immune System May Play Role in Obesity

Certain cells less common in belly fat of overweight compared to thinner people: study

Health Tip: Warning Signs of Sleep Apnea

Most notably, loud snoring

Health Tip: Finding Time for Fitness

Easy ways to get more exercise

Bone Drugs May Protect Against Endometrial Cancer

Women taking bisphosphonates had about half the risk, study reports

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