1 in 5 Preemies With Lung Disease Exposed to Secondhand Smoke

22 percent were from what parents said were nonsmoking homes, study finds


Airport Screenings Miss Roughly Half of Sick Travelers: Study

Dishonesty among passengers about exposure to diseases biggest barrier to effective checks


Belief in Acupuncture Key to Effect on Back Pain, Study Suggests

Doctor says finding illustrates power of placebo effect


ER Physician Raises Concerns About Powdered Caffeine

One teaspoon of substance equivalent to about 25 cups of coffee


Global Blood Pressure Program Could Save Millions of Lives, Experts Say

Improving access to care, treatment is key, especially in lower-income countries


Health Highlights: Feb. 27, 2015
  • Actor Leonard Nimoy Dies of COPD at Age 83

  • U.S. Military Ends Ebola Mission in Liberia

  • U.S. Abstinence Programs in Africa Ineffective Against HIV/AIDS: Study

  • Restrict Use of New Meningitis Vaccines: Experts


Health Tip: Offer Kids the 5 Food Groups

Here are suggested healthier choices


Health Tip: What's Triggering Your Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Factors that can spur symptoms


Hepatitis C Infections in Hospitals Show Need for Tight Infection Control Practices

In both cases, there were breaches in safety rules, CDC reports


Hospital Design May Not Boost Patient Satisfaction, Research Suggests

Aesthetics aren't as important as care from doctors, nurses and staff, study notes


Immune System Changes Tied to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Researchers saw evidence only in first 3 years of disease, findings could lead to early test


In Northeast, Weather Changes May Mean More Ticks, Earlier

Warming trend could affect the spread of Lyme disease, research suggests


Study Links Recession to Spike in Suicides Among Middle-Aged

Big jump in rates seen during 2007-2010, when U.S. economy was lagging


Tips for Safe Snow Fun

Winter sports account for more than 343,000 injuries in U.S. a year, experts say


When Babies Spit Up, Don't Panic

Expert offers tips on lowering chances of episodes, knowing when to worry