California Trees Harbor Fungus Deadly to People With HIV

A 13-year-old's science fair project helped the discovery along, researchers say


Concussion Recovery Can Reverse After Return to Activity, Study Shows

Expert and researcher say the findings highlight need for slow return to playing field


Do Antidepressants in Pregnancy Raise Risks for Mental Woes in Kids?

New study discounts pills' link to autism, but suggests ties to ADHD


Ebola Outbreak Could Infect 20,000 People, U.N. Says

World Health Organization unveils $489 million plan to combat the outbreak in West Africa


Everest Study Finds High Altitude Affects Blood Pressure

Researchers also report blood-pressure drug works well at sea level but not at great heights


Eye Pigment May Help Vision in Hazy Conditions

Yellow pigment boosts the ability to see far-off objects through haze, researchers report


'Half a Glass' Rule May Curb Overdrinking

Pouring less wine each time lowers chances of intoxication, researchers suggest


Health Highlights: Aug. 26, 2014
  • Nigeria Keeps Schools Closed Until October as Part of Ebola Control Measures

  • Blood Pressure Controlled Best by Patient: Study


Health Highlights: Aug. 28, 2014
  • Many Parents Uncomfortable About Kids Playing Football: Poll

  • Nigeria Keeps Schools Closed Until October as Part of Ebola Control Measures


Health Tip: Do You Talk in Your Sleep?

You may not be getting enough rest


Health Tip: Eating When You're Not Hungry

Things that may spur unhealthy habit


Health Tip: Preparing for the First Day of School

Reinforce the positives


Health Tip: Recognizing Hay Fever

The most common type of allergy


Light Therapy a Good Option for Pre-Cancerous Skin Lesions, Study Says

But it's more painful, time consuming than common treatment, dermatologist notes


MERS Virus Doesn't Seem to Spread Easily, Study Finds

5 percent chance of getting it, while experts cite a 25 percent chance of catching flu


Overconfident Folks May Blind Others to Their Real Abilities

This self-deception can lead to risk taking, and problems for institutions that promote such people, study suggests


Polyp Removal Doesn't Always Signal Raised Colon Cancer Risk, Study Says

Findings suggest doctors may repeat colonoscopies unnecessarily


Scientists 'Rewrite' Bad Memories in Mice

Manipulation of brain cells can switch negative emotions to positive ones, researchers say


Scientists Spot Genetic Clues to Crohn's Disease

Finding suggests genes, environment both play a part in development of the bowel disorder


Sleep Apnea Treatment Helps Seniors, Study Finds

British researchers report it improved slumber, lowered daytime sleepiness


Study: Young Adults Who Had Depression Have 'Hyper-Connected' Brain Networks

Finding might help predict, prevent and treat the disorder, researchers say


Young Driver's Gender May Play Role in Timing, Type of Crash

When, where crash happened affected by whether male or female was behind the wheel, study finds