Airborne Transmission of Ebola Highly Unlikely, Experts Say

No threat foreseen from public sniffles, coughs


As Pot Use Rises, Teens' Grades May Fall: Study

Occasional use might not have impact, but heavy users had lower test scores, researchers found


Beware Claims That Activated Charcoal Can Cure Gut Troubles

Doctors say one man developed colitis after detox treatment, though cause is unclear


Brief Interruption of Blood Supply to Limb Might Aid Heart Surgery: Study

Technique can trigger body's defense system to protect the heart, experts say


Cadavers Beat Computers as Med School Teaching Tool, Study Finds

Researchers say future doctors and nurses learn more from the human body


Childhood Peanut Allergy May Be Linked to Skin Gene Mutation

Study bolsters the dual-allergen-exposure theory, expert says


Could Air Pollutants Raise a Child's Autism Risk?

Chromium, styrene implicated in preliminary study


Disease Severity in One Eye May Predict Progression in the Other

Study focuses on macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss in older Americans


Doctors Often Unaware Their Patients Have Catheters

Small tubes reduce needle sticks, but can increase infection risk if left too long


Experts Predict 'Catastrophic' Ebola Epidemic in West Africa if Aid Delayed

Yale team foresees 90,000 deaths in one Liberian county alone by Dec. 15


'Exposure Therapy' May Relieve Prolonged Grief Disorder

Reliving the death of a loved one can help survivors, researchers say


Few U.S. Hospitals Ready to Handle Ebola, Survey Finds

Many don't have enough staff, training or equipment to control often deadly virus, experts say


Gene Scan Helps Diagnose Mystery Disorders in Children

Using DNA from parents and child, test hones in on disease-causing mutations


Gestational Diabetes May Influence Daughter's Weight Later

Girls' risk of being overweight may be more than tripled, study finds


Health Highlights: Oct. 23, 2014
  • EPA Proposes Barring 72 Chemicals as Ingredients in Pesticides

  • World TB Cases Rose to 9 million in 2013: WHO

  • Assured Brand Naproxen Tablets Recalled


Health Highlights: Oct. 24, 2014
  • Surgeons Transplant First Non-Beating Heart


Health Tip: Coping With Chronic Pain

Follow a healthy lifestyle


Health Tip: Using a Pacifier to Soothe Baby

Make sure the infant really doesn't want to eat instead


Health Tip: Watch the Road on Halloween

Be careful of trick-or-treaters


Health Tip: When Your Child Needs to Lose Weight

Get doctor's approval before starting a diet


Knowing Genetic Risk for Cancer May Not Change Behavior

Study found those who knew they had greater chance of getting colon cancer no more likely to be screened


Multiple Drug Use Raises Infection Risk for 'Swinging' Couples

Researchers cite need for safe sex practices


Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. Babies Delivered by C-Section, Study Finds

But cesarean rates vary widely across the country


New Treatment Approved for Rare Form of Hemophilia

The bleeding disorder affects both males and females


Nurse Nina Pham Heading Home After Beating Ebola

She expressed thanks to those who helped treat her, and then met with President Obama at the White House


Osteoporosis Screening Guidelines May Miss Younger Women at Risk

Current assessment methods were poor at predicting risk for those 50-54 in study


Researchers Say Antibiotics in Fish a Health Concern

Although levels are below government limits, scientists believe it contributes to antibiotic resistance


Sleep Duration Linked to Ulcerative Colitis Risk in Study

Getting too much, too little may raise chances of inflammatory bowel condition


Studies Link Cold Sore Virus to Alzheimer's Risk

But other experts doubt that a herpes infection could cause the brain disease


Study Finds Kidney Stones Linked to Weakened Bones

People with the obstructions were at higher odds for breaks and fractures, researchers say


Teen Conflicts Spill Over to Other Areas of Their Lives

Home troubles affect school life, school issues affect home, researchers report


Teens Who Dine With Their Families May Be Slimmer Adults

Study found eating meals together once or twice a week was tied to lower risk of becoming overweight