1 in 5 Preemies With Lung Disease Exposed to Secondhand Smoke

22 percent were from what parents said were nonsmoking homes, study finds


Airport Screenings Miss Roughly Half of Sick Travelers: Study

Dishonesty among passengers about exposure to diseases biggest barrier to effective checks


Could Coffee Lower Risk of Multiple Sclerosis?

Studies link several cups daily with reduced odds for the disease


Epilepsy Surgery Gets High Marks From Patients in Survey

92 percent said it was worthwhile, with fewer seizures and higher quality-of-life


ER Physician Raises Concerns About Powdered Caffeine

One teaspoon of substance equivalent to about 25 cups of coffee


Fewer Americans Burdened by Medical Bills: Study

Health reform, recovering economy may be easing families' financial problems, experts say


Gene Mutations Tied to Leukemia Rise With Age, Study Finds

But just having cancer-linked DNA doesn't mean the disease will develop, study authors stressed


Get Checked for Diabetes While Getting Your Teeth Cleaned?

Study found testing blood from mouth was as accurate as finger prick at diagnosing condition


Good Supermarkets in Poor Areas May Not Prompt Better Eating

Study found no change in availability of healthy foods for children in low-income homes


Health Highlights: Feb. 26, 2015
  • Task Force Recommends Major Changes to VA Health System

  • Painkiller Abuse Linked to HIV Outbreak in Indiana

  • Concerns Raised About Anesthesia Use in Young Children


Health Highlights: Feb. 27, 2015
  • Actor Leonard Nimoy Dies of COPD at Age 83

  • U.S. Military Ends Ebola Mission in Liberia

  • U.S. Abstinence Programs in Africa Ineffective Against HIV/AIDS: Study

  • Restrict Use of New Meningitis Vaccines: Experts


Health Tip: Eat Right to Get Through Winter

Help battle winter doldrums


Health Tip: Offer Kids the 5 Food Groups

Here are suggested healthier choices


Health Tip: Protect Against Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Never run the car inside the garage


Health Tip: What's Triggering Your Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Factors that can spur symptoms


Hepatitis C Infections in Hospitals Show Need for Tight Infection Control Practices

In both cases, there were breaches in safety rules, CDC reports


Immune System Changes Tied to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Researchers saw evidence only in first 3 years of disease, findings could lead to early test


In Northeast, Weather Changes May Mean More Ticks, Earlier

Warming trend could affect the spread of Lyme disease, research suggests


More Cases of High Blood Pressure in Less Affluent States

The unemployed seemed to be at especially high risk, CDC researchers found


New Antibiotic Avycaz Approved

Combination drug sanctioned for abdominal, urinary tract infections


Poor Response to Statins May Mean Clogged Arteries

About 1 in 5 patients taking cholesterol-lowering drugs doesn't benefit, researchers find


Rear End Takes a Front Seat in Plastic Surgery Offices

Men also drove up overall number of cosmetic procedures, doctors say


Rise in Use of Animals for Research

Study says 73 percent increase due to using more mice, and fewer cats and dogs


Seasonal Flu Vaccine Even Less Effective Than Thought: CDC

And nasal version appears to provide no protection at all for young children


Study Links Recession to Spike in Suicides Among Middle-Aged

Big jump in rates seen during 2007-2010, when U.S. economy was lagging


U.S. Ebola Survivor Dr. Craig Spencer Gives His Side of the Story

Former volunteer in fight against West African outbreak felt vilified by media, politicians


U.S. Pedestrian Death Rate Leveling Off, But Still Too High

Governors' safety group reports more than 2,100 killed in early 2014


When Babies Spit Up, Don't Panic

Expert offers tips on lowering chances of episodes, knowing when to worry