2nd Possible Ebola Patient Being Monitored in Texas

Officials say person had close contact with Thomas Duncan, a Liberian national currently undergoing treatment in Dallas


42 States Reporting Respiratory Virus That Targets Kids

Health officials also investigating whether it's linked to several deaths, cases of muscle weakness, paralysis


A Little Booze Does Get Men Smiling, Study Confirms

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


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


Experimental Cervical Cancer Vaccine Looks Promising in Trial

Research suggests the HPV shot could prevent 90 percent of malignancies


Free, Long-Acting Contraceptives May Greatly Reduce Teen Pregnancy Rate

Study findings also showed abortion rate was three-quarters lower than the national norm in this age group


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


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: Oct. 2, 2014
  • U.S. Military Hospitals Must Improve: Defense Secretary

  • Doctors, Hospitals Received Billions From Drug and Medical Device Companies


Health Tip: Choosing Mouth-Healthy Foods

Edibles that are better for your teeth


Health Tip: Help Prevent Acne Scars

Wash skin twice daily


Health Tip: If Your Child's Grades Are Dropping

Make sure a physical problem isn't the cause


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


'High-Intensity' Hospitals Save More Elderly After Surgery: Study

But downside includes longer hospital stays, fewer days in hospice


Infant's Early Diet Doesn't Change Celiac Disease Risk, Study Finds

Breast-feeding, waiting to introduce foods with gluten didn't prevent autoimmune disorder


Jealous, Moody Women May Face Higher Alzheimer's Risk, Study Says

Chronic stress, neuroticism in midlife linked to doubled odds of dementia, researchers suggest


Kids With Autism Tend to Be Less Active, Study Says

But 'underlying physical abilities are there'


Living Near a Highway May Be Bad for Your Blood Pressure

Traffic pollution, noise might be linked to raised risk, researchers say


Most Who Abuse Painkillers Are Unprepared If Overdose Strikes: Study

Although anti-OD meds are available, many addicts hold misguided views on what to do


New Clues to How Colds Can Spur Asthma Attacks

Finding provides new target for drug development, 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