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


Could Too Much Salt Harm MS Patients?

Researchers find a link but say it's too soon to recommend reducing sodium intake


'Doctor-Shopping' for Painkillers Common After Broken-Bone Surgery, Study Finds

1 in 5 patients sought narcotics from multiple physicians


Donated Livers Not Harmed by Travel Distances, Study Finds

Broader organ sharing in U.S. will result in more air travel, researchers say


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

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


Electrical Pulses to Scalp May Boost Memory: Study

But years of research remain before this therapy could treat brain disorders, experts say


Encouraging Your Baby's Babbling May Speed Language Development

Researchers found that when parents responded, infants began to form more complex sounds


European MRSA Originated in Sub-Saharan Africa, Study Finds

Trends in tourism, migration may have contributed to its spread, researchers say


Eye Pigment May Help Vision in Hazy Conditions

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


Gene Research Yields Insights Into Ebola Virus

Strain tied to West Africa outbreak has mutated hundreds of times, and only spreads among humans


Health Highlights: Aug. 28, 2014
  • Joan Rivers Suffers Cardiac Arrest

  • Brain-Eating Amoeba in Louisiana Parish Water System

  • Many Parents Uncomfortable About Kids Playing Football: Poll


Health Highlights: Aug. 29, 2014
  • Many Foods' 'Trans-Fat-Free' Claims False: Study

  • Joan Rivers 'Resting Comfortably,' Daughter Says


Health Tip: Eating When You're Not Hungry

Things that may spur unhealthy habit


Health Tip: Exercise While Watching Television

Get off the couch to change the channel


Health Tip: Recognizing Hay Fever

The most common type of allergy


Health Tip: Teach Your Child to Read Food Labels

Have the child check each snack's nutrition


Less Sleep in Teen Years Tied to More Pounds at 21

16-year-olds should get more than 8 hours of shuteye a night to help avoid obesity, research says


Most U.S. Babies Get Their Vaccines: CDC

But booster shots and second doses lag for 2-year-olds, report finds


Parents' Fights May Strain Bonds With Their Kids

On days that mom and dad argue, they treat their children differently, study finds


Scientists Find Differences in Brains of Those With Dyslexia

Scans showed less connectivity in regions linked to reading


Study Counters Critics of Plainer Cigarette Packaging

Tobacco industry claims change would harm small businesses, but Australian experience refutes that


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


Your Family's Germs May Move With You

Study found that bacteria followed people into their new home