150 People May Have Had Contact With Lassa Fever Victim: CDC

But most at little risk of infection from the potentially fatal disease that's rare in U.S.


Average New Yorker Sits 7 Hours Each Day: Study

Rates may even be higher, and experts warn that too little daily activity can cause serious harm


Babies Prefer Sound of Other Babies Over Adults

Researcher says infants may be 'finding their voice'


Bigger Share of Deaths Worldwide Now Due to Cancer

Throat, lung cancers were leading cause of deaths, study finds


Demi Lovato Gets Vocal About Mental Illness

Diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2011, pop singer is spearheading new awareness campaign


Diabetes Drug Metformin May Lower Glaucoma Risk

Study found people with highest dose were 25 percent less likely to develop eye condition


Excess Weight Linked to Worse Prostate Cancer Prognosis

Radiation less effective for overweight, obese men, researchers say


FDA Approves New Drugs for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Both treat diarrhea that can strike some with the gastrointestinal disorder


FDA Warns of Complications From Facial Fillers

When injections accidentally enter blood vessels, blockages and damage can occur


Gene Test May Predict Success of Cancer Drug in Certain Patients

Finding might one day help doctors better choose patients to receive Keytruda, study says


Health Highlights: May 28, 2015
  • Live Anthrax Samples Sent to at Least 18 Labs Across U.S.: CDC

  • Cancer-Spreading Hysterectomy Device Focus of FBI Investigation


Health Highlights: May 29, 2015
  • Boston Scientific Ordered to Pay $100 Million in Transvaginal Mesh Insert Case

  • Live Anthrax Samples Sent to at Least 18 Labs Across U.S.: CDC


Health Tip: Don't Use Food as a Reward

Here are suggested alternatives


Health Tip: Exercising Despite Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Start slowly so you don't overdo it


Health Tip: Protect Your Eyes From Corneal Abrasion

Wear goggles when you're near machinery


Health Tip: Stretch To Help Plantar Fasciitis

And avoid putting weight on the painful foot


Immune-Based Drug Shows Promise Against Advanced Lung Cancer

Patients given nivolumab reported fewer side effects, longer survival than those receiving usual chemo agent


Inmates Denied Methadone Less Likely to Choose Treatment When Released

But nearly all given the drug-addiction medication stayed on it once freed, study finds


Marriage Before College Graduation Tied to More Weight Gain

Study finds obesity much more likely in 20s, 30s


Millennials Turning Their Backs on Religion

Study finds they are least spiritual generation in six decades


Murder Most Foul, 430,000 Years Ago

Wounds in ancient skull offer clues for evolutionary detectives


New Research May Help Control Brown Dog Ticks

These pests breed indoors and may be resistant to common pesticides


Oil and Gas Industry Worker Death Rate Down by a Third

CDC report notes mortality declined even as industry boomed


Older Hispanic Men at Risk of Hearing Loss, Study Finds

Income, education, noise exposure also play role in odds people will lose their hearing, researchers say


Organ Donor Rates Vary Widely Across America, Study Finds

While whites were more likely to donate, report found race was not only driving factor


Rapamune Approved for Rare Lung Disease

LAM affects mostly women of child-bearing age


Smokers May Need More Anesthesia, Painkillers for Surgery

Study finds effect seems to extend to people exposed to secondhand smoke, too


Tattoos May Pose Health Risks, Researchers Report

Rashes, itching, infections and swelling found in 6 percent of those 'inked'


Teen Drivers a Danger to Others on the Road, Report Warns

More than two-thirds of those injured, killed in crashes with teen drivers are other people


Two Drugs Approved for Irritable Bowel

Syndrome affects up to 15 percent of U.S. adults


Vets With PTSD Might Need Sleep Apnea Screening: Study

Research suggests risk of nighttime breathing problem rises with severity of post-traumatic stress disorder


Women, Poor, Uninsured Face Higher Risk of Psychological Distress: CDC

Better access to mental health care is needed, expert says