Cheap Natural Compound May Help Smokers Quit

But cytisine isn't widely available, study authors note


College Students Say 'Curiosity' Leads Them to Fake Pot

Preventive measures should target younger kids, survey suggests


Ebola Survivors Face Critical Problems

Programs have been set up to help provide support and new possessions


Enforcement of Drunk Driving Laws Makes Roads Safer, Study Finds

States with more random traffic stops, DUI arrests have fewer drivers fail breath tests


Expectant Dads May Also Have Hormonal Changes, Study Suggests

Experts can't explain why testosterone levels of men declined early in partner's pregnancy


FDA Warns Against Fetal 'Keepsake' Videos

Ultrasound imaging, heartbeat monitoring should be left to medical professionals, agency says


Federal Health Marketplace Enrolls Another 2.5 Million Americans

Re-enrollment of current health-plan participants continues


Few Parents Think 18-Year-Olds Can Handle Their Health Care

Yet poll says two-thirds think older teens should be able to take charge


First Newborn Screening Test Approved for Rare Immune Disorder

Blood test can help identify Severe Combined Immunodeficiency


Flying Time Could Raise Skin Cancer Risks for Pilots

Study found a one-hour flight equaled the UV ray exposure of a 20-minute tanning bed session


Guinea Pigs Can Be Source of Serious Strep Infection

But animal-to-human transmission of this bacteria is rare, researcher says


Health Highlights: Dec. 16, 2014
  • U.S. Doctor Cured of Ebola Says He'll Return to Liberia

  • U.S. Teens Now More Likely to Use E-Cigarettes Than Traditional Cigarettes

  • Vivek Murthy Confirmed as U.S. Surgeon General

  • Ruling Blocking Arizona Abortion Law Stands: Supreme Court


Health Highlights: Dec. 17, 2014
  • No Evidence Paleo Diet Matches Early Human Eating Habits: Study

  • Alcoholic Drink Calorie Info to be on Menus

  • Tax-Free Savings Accounts for Disabled Americans

  • New Brain Injury Treatment Program for NFL Players

  • FDA Approves System to Make Donated Blood Safer

  • Compounding Center Owners Arrested in Connection With Deadly Meningitis Outbreak

  • U.S. Doctor Cured of Ebola Says He'll Return to Liberia


Health Tip: Pack Essentials for Outdoor Exercise

Here's what to bring


Health Tip: Protect Children During Holidays

Clean up quickly after a party


Health Tip: Spot the Signs of a Fractured Thumb

Pain and tenderness are prime signals


Health Tip: When Children Wake at Night

Separation anxiety is a frequent cause


'Kids' Diseases' Now Hitting Adults

Doctors explain reasons behind surge in cases of chicken pox, mumps, whooping cough and the like


'Low-GI' Diet May Not Benefit Blood Sugar

Focus should be on eating healthy foods rather than glycemic index, experts say


Male Ebola Survivors Should Use Condoms for at Least 3 Months, Experts Say

Studies find semen retains deadly virus for up to 91 days


Migraine May Raise Risk for Bell's Palsy, Study Suggests

The headaches were tied to a doubling of odds for the facial paralysis, researchers say


Music Classes Boost Language Skills, Study Says

Kids who actively participate show greater thought processing gains


Neurologists Say Jury Still Out on Medical Marijuana's Use for Brain Disorders

Easing federal restrictions on pot research might help get answers, doctors say


New System Targets Germs in Donated Blood Plasma

Reduces risk of infected donation


Only 4 in 10 Americans Eat Heart-Healthy Nuts Each Day, CDC Says

Even fewer consume an amount thought to help curb heart disease, study found


Poor Students Eat Healthier Foods at School, Study Finds

Having fruits and vegetables available boosts nutrition for some, researchers say


Screening Test Finds Drugs That Show Promise Against Ebola

Researchers uncover 53 potential treatments; all are already FDA approved but need more study for this use


Seniors Still Given Potentially Dangerous Sedatives: Study

Drugs such as Xanax, Valium tied to confusion and falls, experts say


Stent Treatment May Lower Stroke Disability

Treatment must be given within 6 hours after a stroke starts, researchers say


Syphilis on the Rise Among Gay, Bisexual Men: CDC

Rates of chlamydia dip for the first time in 30 years


Texas Infant Dies of Legionnaires' Disease After 'Water Birth'

Though health officials couldn't confirm source of infection, they warn of dangers of practice


Work Steals Valuable Sleep Time, Study Finds

Flexible start times, less late-night TV would help solve America's problem, experts say


Yoga May Cut Heart Disease Risk Factors

Review found those who took yoga classes saw improvements in blood pressure, cholesterol, weight