4 Steps Could Quell Ebola in West Africa, Researchers Say

Hygienic burial practices are crucial


Brain Scans Yield Clues to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Findings might help doctors diagnose the baffling condition


Can Lots of Sex Protect the Prostate?

Men who sleep with plenty of women less likely to develop cancer in the gland, study suggests


Discovery of 100-Plus Genes Tied to Autism May Improve Treatments

Disorder has a 'very large number of potential causes,' researcher says


Ebola Outbreak in Liberia May Be Slowing: WHO

But health agency says epidemic in West Africa is far from under control


Eczema Tied to Bone Fracture Risk in Study

Risk was small; distractions caused by itch and sleep problems are possible factors, experts say


FDA Approves New Vaccine to Protect Against Meningitis

Trumenba guards against type of bacteria that is one of leading causes of life-threatening disease


Fewer Malpractice Claims Paid in U.S.

Award amounts also declining, study finds


First Vaccine Approved for B Strains of Meningitis

Among people aged 10 to 25


Frailty Tied to Lower Survival Rates After Kidney Transplant

Doctors should monitor such patients closely after surgery, researcher suggests


Halloween Safety Tips for Kids With Asthma

Trick-or-treaters should bring quick-relief inhalers with them, experts advise


Health Highlights: Oct. 29, 2014
  • Hi-Tech Pill Would Detect Cancer in Early Stages: Google

  • Baby Wipes Recalled Due to Possible Bacteria


Health Highlights: Oct. 30, 2014
  • Gerber Sued Over Baby Formula Allergy Claims

  • Obese Crash-Test Dummies Being Developed

  • Ebola Nurse Being Watched by State Police


Health Tip: Change Your Diet to Help Lower Blood Pressure

Munch on lots of fruit and veggies


Health Tip: Dress Kids in Safe Halloween Costumes

Avoid tripping hazards and obstructed vision


Health Tip: Driving Safely at Night

Suggestions for nighttime travel


Health Tip: Why People Seek Counseling

Helps deal with a host of issues


High-Fat, Low-Carb Diet May Help With Tough-to-Treat Epilepsy

Regimens seem to cut down on seizures but are hard to stick to long-term, study shows


Hormone Therapy May Up Heart-Related Deaths in Some Prostate Cancer Patients

But the overall risk is small, researchers say


'Informal Care' for Older Americans Tops $500B Annually, Study Finds

Working adults caring for elderly relatives and friends are losing income, researchers report


Is Milk Your Friend or Foe?

Instead of reduction in fractures, study suggests higher risk of heart disease, cancer


Leprosy Still Occurs in U.S., CDC Reports

Experts estimate about 100 cases a year occur in America


Many U.S. Colleges Have Indoor Tanning Salons On, Near Campus: Study

Universities should ban them because of skin cancer risk, researchers say


Plastics' Chemical May Affect Baby Boys' Genital Development

Link between phthalates and possible defect needs more study, researcher says


Scientists Create Tiny Stomachs From Stem Cells

Feat may help researchers learn more about causes of stomach diseases


Scientists Set Their Sights on First Whole-Eye Transplant

Nerve regeneration is challenge, but real headway is being made in the field, researchers say


Stroke Prevention Guidelines Emphasize Healthy Lifestyle

Eat lots of fruits and veggies, get exercise, limit salt and don't smoke, experts say


Study Compares 2 Common Weight-Loss Surgeries

Gastric banding, bypass each have their pluses and minuses, researchers say


Universal Helmet Laws May Help Save Young Motorcyclists

Study finds more serious head injuries in states with age restrictions only or none at all


Voters' Views on Obamacare Split Along Party Lines

Health care is third most important issue to Americans in fall elections, according to polls


Women Often Ignore Signs of Heart Trouble

Study finds they're more likely than men to delay seeking medical help


World Bank Pledges $100M More to Fight West Africa's Ebola Outbreak

It's hoped the added money will encourage additional foreign health care workers to get involved


Would Alternative Payment Plan Cut Medical Bills?

Study favors 'global budget' approach over fee-for-service system