Cheap Natural Compound May Help Smokers Quit

But cytisine isn't widely available, study authors note


College Students Say 'Curiosity' Leads Them to Fake Pot

Preventive measures should target younger kids, survey suggests


Expectant Dads May Also Have Hormonal Changes, Study Suggests

Experts can't explain why testosterone levels of men declined early in partner's pregnancy


Federal Health Marketplace Enrolls Another 2.5 Million Americans

Re-enrollment of current health-plan participants continues


Few Parents Think 18-Year-Olds Can Handle Their Health Care

Yet poll says two-thirds think older teens should be able to take charge


Flying Time Could Raise Skin Cancer Risks for Pilots

Study found a one-hour flight equaled the UV ray exposure of a 20-minute tanning bed session


Global Life Expectancy Continues to Climb

Women have slightly greater gains than men, study finds


Health Highlights: Dec. 17, 2014
  • No Evidence Paleo Diet Matches Early Human Eating Habits: Study

  • Alcoholic Drink Calorie Info to be on Menus

  • Tax-Free Savings Accounts for Disabled Americans

  • New Brain Injury Treatment Program for NFL Players

  • FDA Approves System to Make Donated Blood Safer

  • Compounding Center Owners Arrested in Connection With Deadly Meningitis Outbreak

  • U.S. Doctor Cured of Ebola Says He'll Return to Liberia


Health Highlights: Dec. 18, 2014
  • Former NFL Players' Lawsuit Over Painkillers Dismissed by Judge

  • No Evidence Paleo Diet Matches Early Human Eating Habits: Study


Health Tip: Eating Disorder Can Hurt Your Child

Here are possible health consequences


Health Tip: Spot the Signs of a Fractured Thumb

Pain and tenderness are prime signals


Health Tip: Tossing Leftover Food

A timeline of when food tends to go bad


Health Tip: When Children Wake at Night

Separation anxiety is a frequent cause


'Low-GI' Diet May Not Benefit Blood Sugar

Focus should be on eating healthy foods rather than glycemic index, experts say


Many People Misuse Devices for Asthma, Allergic Reaction

Memory of correct way to use inhalers, epinephrine pens faded over time, researchers report


Migraine May Raise Risk for Bell's Palsy, Study Suggests

The headaches were tied to a doubling of odds for the facial paralysis, researchers say


Neurologists Say Jury Still Out on Medical Marijuana's Use for Brain Disorders

Easing federal restrictions on pot research might help get answers, doctors say


New System Targets Germs in Donated Blood Plasma

Reduces risk of infected donation


Only 4 in 10 Americans Eat Heart-Healthy Nuts Each Day, CDC Says

Even fewer consume an amount thought to help curb heart disease, study found


Screening Test Finds Drugs That Show Promise Against Ebola

Researchers uncover 53 potential treatments; all are already FDA approved but need more study for this use


Seniors Still Given Potentially Dangerous Sedatives: Study

Drugs such as Xanax, Valium tied to confusion and falls, experts say


Sensitive Parenting May Boost Kids' Social Skills, School Performance

Researchers found the positive effect lingered into adulthood


Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk

Expert notes, however, that potential threat is small


Stent Treatment May Lower Stroke Disability

Treatment must be given within 6 hours after a stroke starts, researchers say


Texas Infant Dies of Legionnaires' Disease After 'Water Birth'

Though health officials couldn't confirm source of infection, they warn of dangers of practice