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

Expectant Dads May Also Have Hormonal Changes, Study Suggests

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

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

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

Global Life Expectancy Continues to Climb

Women have slightly greater gains than men, study finds

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 Highlights: Dec. 18, 2014
  • Former NFL Players' Lawsuit Over Painkillers Dismissed by Judge

  • No Evidence Paleo Diet Matches Early Human Eating Habits: Study

Health Tip: Eating Disorder Can Hurt Your Child

Here are possible health consequences

Health Tip: Spot the Signs of a Fractured Thumb

Pain and tenderness are prime signals

Health Tip: Tossing Leftover Food

A timeline of when food tends to go bad

Health Tip: When Children Wake at Night

Separation anxiety is a frequent cause

'Low-GI' Diet May Not Benefit Blood Sugar

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

Many People Misuse Devices for Asthma, Allergic Reaction

Memory of correct way to use inhalers, epinephrine pens faded over time, researchers report

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

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

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

Sensitive Parenting May Boost Kids' Social Skills, School Performance

Researchers found the positive effect lingered into adulthood

Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk

Expert notes, however, that potential threat is small

Stent Treatment May Lower Stroke Disability

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

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

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