As U.S. Economy Worsened, Vasectomy Rates Rose, Study Finds

National data shows a 28 percent rise in men opting for the procedure


Binge Drinking May Boost Blood Pressure in Young Men

Study didn't find same effect in young women or teens of either sex


Black Women Fare Worse With Fertility Treatments, Study Says

Success rates for in vitro fertilization were half those of white women


Cameraman Treated for Ebola Now 'Free' of the Virus

After two weeks of treatment at Nebraska Medical Center, hospital says Ashoka Mukpo can go home to Rhode Island


CDC Tightens Rules on Caring for Ebola Patients

Full body suits, respirators now recommended, along with monitor to observe workers removing gear


Circumcision Past Newborn Stage Poses Risk for Boys, Study Finds

Delaying procedure also linked with higher costs, experts say


'Desensitized' Parents Let Kids Watch More Movie Violence, Sex

Study found that as parents viewed more of it themselves, they became more lax about how much kids could see


Ebola Anxiety: A Bigger Threat Now Than the Virus Itself

Mental health experts offer antidotes to what they see as unnecessary worry on some Americans' part


Ebola or Not? Rapid Test for the Virus Not Here Yet

With flu season approaching, finding an accurate, speedy screening method will become more important


Ebola Vaccines May Be Deployed in West Africa by January, Officials Say

American, Canadian vaccines both in safety trials that should be complete by December


Experimental Infertility Treatment Seems Effective, Cheaper

Fertilization occurs in the vagina, instead of petri dish, researchers say


For Infertility Treatment, Should He Drink Less Coffee, More Booze?

Study suggests male beverage consumption affects in vitro fertilization results


Gene May Help Shield Hispanic Women From Breast Cancer, Study Says

Genetic variation also linked to less dense tissue


Goodbye to Reading Glasses?

Implantable eye device shows promise in preliminary trial, researchers say


Health Highlights: Oct. 20, 2014
  • Ban Most Edible Marijuana Products: Colorado Health Officials

  • EPA Considers Regulating Strontium in Drinking Water

  • New Fitbit Flex Debuts After Consumer Complaints About Skin Problems

  • Funding for Risky Infectious Disease Research Halted: White House


Health Highlights: Oct. 21, 2014
  • Paralyzed Man Walks After New Type of Spinal Surgery

  • Millions of U.S. Car Owners Urged to Get Air Bag Defect Repaired

  • Ban Most Edible Marijuana Products: Colorado Health Officials


Health Tip: Dish Up Healthier Halloween Goodies

Non-candy alternatives


Health Tip: Listen to Your Child About Food Allergies

Things kids may say when they're having an allergic reaction


Health Tip: Snacking After School

Take steps to avoid getting sick


Health Tip: Trouble Sleeping During Pregnancy

Reasons include having to go more often


Herceptin Boosts Survival for Breast Cancer, Study Reports

Taking drug in addition to chemotherapy also reduces risk of cancer recurrence


Living With a Smoker Like Living in a Polluted City: Study

Air-particle levels in smoking households almost 10 times higher than nonsmoking homes


Man Treated for Ebola in Atlanta Now 'Free' of the Virus

Unidentified patient arrived at Emory University Hospital Sept. 9, was discharged Sunday, officials say


Medication Errors Occur Every 8 Minutes in U.S. Children

Study finds that liquid drugs are the most commonly misused at home


Mouse Study Suggests Antibiotics May Aid Salmonella's Spread in Animals

Experts say findings have troubling implications for use of drugs to treat livestock


Parkinson's Drugs May Spur Compulsive Behaviors

Study estimated a 10 percent increased risk of impulsive gambling, shopping and hypersexuality


Passengers From Ebola-Affected Countries Must Land at Designated U.S. Airports

Staff at 5 airports will identify and screen these travelers for Ebola infection before entry


Pricey Hepatitis Drug a Good Bet in U.S. Prisons, Study Says

Researchers conclude Sovaldi is cost-effective


Regular Doctor Visits Help Control Blood Pressure, Study Says

Having health insurance also associated with better readings


Research Shows No Link Between Vaccinations, Risk for Multiple Sclerosis

Large study finds no association, although certain shots might speed onset of existing illness


Some Lung Patients Buy Cigarettes Along With Meds at Pharmacies: Study

To end this paradoxical practice, certain drug stores no longer sell tobacco products


Tall, Heavy 1-Year-Olds May Be at Risk for Obesity Later, Study Finds

But experts say genes aren't destiny


Teen Sisters Develop Ways to Measure Lung, Heart Damage

Electronic stethoscope amplifies sounds of breathing changes, thickening of heart muscle


Tire Company Sets Standard for Ebola Care in Liberia: CDC

Firestone efforts to protect employees may have limited spread of disease on rubber tree plantation


Traffic Pollution May Be a Risk While Pregnant

Reduced lung function seen in children at age 4, study says


Use Chia Seeds With Caution, Researcher Warns

Never eat them dry, especially if you have swallowing problems, expert says