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Health + Fitness
Washington — Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned in a report released Tuesday that cites an alarming 200 percent jump in deadly melanoma cases since 1973. More
New York — When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps. More
Dear Dr. Roach: Four years ago, my husband had an abscess. What started as a boil became so deep and hard that he required general anesthesia to remove it. The wound was left open, and we had to change the packing twice a day for eight weeks. More
There is more good news about HIV treatment pills used to prevent infection in people at high risk of getting the AIDS virus: Follow-up from a landmark study that proved the drug works now shows that it does not encourage risky sex and is effective even i More
Chicago — Disadvantaged teens may get more than an academic boost by attending top-notch high schools — their health may also benefit, a study suggests. More