A Little Booze Does Get Men Smiling, Study Confirms

The liquid social lubricant seems to foster 'contagious' grinning among guys


Acupuncture May Not Help Chronic Knee Pain, Study Finds

Laser, needle treatment worked no better than 'sham' procedure


Can Exercise Prevent Type 2 Diabetes? Your Genes May Be Key

Some obese people have DNA that makes it tougher for workouts to fend off the disease, study suggests


CDC Confirms First Patient Diagnosed With Ebola in United States

Unidentified man at Dallas hospital developed symptoms days after flying from West Africa


CDC Monitoring Those Who Had Contact With Ebola Patient

Now being treated at Dallas hospital, he developed symptoms days after arriving from West Africa


Could a Fading Sense of Smell Point to Earlier Death?

Study found inability to distinguish odors predicted higher odds of dying over next 5 years


Could a 'Fat Tongue' Be a Factor in Sleep Apnea?

In study, obese people with the disorder tended to have more fat at base of tongue


Experimental Cervical Cancer Vaccine Looks Promising in Trial

Research suggests the HPV shot could prevent 90 percent of malignancies


Fish Oil Supplements Have Little Effect on Irregular Heartbeat: Study

Atrial fibrillation increases the risk for stroke, researchers note


Gene Study Finds No Proof Vitamin D Guards Against Type 2 Diabetes

Some past research had suggested a possible benefit against the disease


Genes May Make Some More Prone to Heart Disease When Under Stress

Lifestyle changes could make big difference for people with a genetic risk, researchers say


Groups Call for Medicare Coverage of Lung Cancer Screening

CT scans for high-risk seniors covered by private insurers, but Medicare not required to do so


Head Injuries May Raise Chances of Risky Behavior by Teens

Study found adolescents were more likely to smoke, drink, have poor grades after bad concussion


Health Highlights: Oct. 1, 2014
  • Doctors, Hospitals Received Billions From Drug and Medical Device Companies

  • Experts Challenge Brain Injury Settlement Between NFL and Former Players

  • New Viagra Ad Targets Women


Health Highlights: Sept. 30, 2014
  • New Viagra Ad Targets Women

  • Data Reveals Drug Company Payments to Health Providers

  • Companies Fined Over False Claims of Caffeine-Infused Underwear

  • Big Tobacco Resists Court-Ordered Anti-Smoking Ads


Health Tip: Curbing Nighttime Nursing

Feed baby more during the day


Health Tip: Get Physical Activity

From sports to cleaning, there are many ways to burn calories


Health Tip: Help Prevent Acne Scars

Wash skin twice daily


Health Tip: Plan Ahead for Healthy Dinners

And avoid last-minute stress


Healthy Lifestyle Before Pregnancy May Cut Gestational Diabetes Risk

Factors that appear to lower odds include healthy weight, exercise and no smoking


Herceptin Best for Certain Breast Cancer Patients, Study Says

Drug should remain standard of care for HER2-positive tumors, doctors say


New Clues to How Colds Can Spur Asthma Attacks

Finding provides new target for drug development, experts say


Obesity Tied to Higher Cancer Risk for Colon Cancer Survivors

Finding is yet another reason to maintain a healthy weight, experts say


Oncologists' Group Calls for Measures to Curb Obesity-Related Cancers

Better screening and treatments for obesity top to-do list, experts say


Preterm Birth, Pneumonia Leading Causes of Death for Children Under 5

New global estimates suggest 2 million die each year from these conditions


Recessions May Thwart a Woman's Motherhood Plans Forever: Study

Research found initial impact was most pronounced among women in their 20s, and lasted until they were in their 40s


Social Support May Be Key to Heart Attack Recovery

Study found younger patients fared worse if they did not have family, friends to help afterwards


Spacing Between Sibling Births Tied to Autism Risk in Study

But authors, expert stressed that couples shouldn't base family planning on this finding


When It Comes to Sex Partners, Men Prefer Younger Women: Study

Researchers found women likelier to seek mates around their own age