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Just How Contagious Are Measles?

Posted: 01/22/2015 - The rate at which the measles has spread highlights just how infectious the virus is. Health workers suggest people talk to their doctors to ensure their immunity hasn't waned.

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Cheerful Tweets May Signal Healthy Heart

Posted: 01/22/2015 - New research shows simply tracking the expression of negative emotions, including anger, stress and fatigue, may produce an accurate picture of which communities are most likely to have high incidences of heart disease.

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Deadly Superbug Infected Seattle Hospital

Posted: 01/22/2015 - The Seattle Times reports that dozens of patients at Virginia Mason Medical Center were infected with a drug-resistant bacteria between 2012 and 2014, a result of contact with contaminated endoscopes.

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Sedgwick County Rejects State Grant To Address Obesity

Posted: 01/22/2015 - Sedgwick County commissioners have rejected a $580,000 state grant aimed at controlling obesity and diabetes because the majority said overweight people already know why they're fat.

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Daily Aspirin May Not Be Needed For Heart Health

Posted: 01/21/2015 - A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that one in 10 people were either prescribed an aspirin regimen or daily they were taking one preventively when it wasn't necessary.

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What Are Natural Flavors, Really?

Posted: 01/14/2015 - Though natural flavors may sound better than their presumably chemical-laden alternative --- artificial flavors --- it turns out they are not actually all that different.

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Worldwide Ebola Deaths Rise As U.S. Interest Falls

Updated: 01/08/2015 - Many Americans may be under the impression that the Ebola crisis is winding down, but the outbreak continues to ravage West Africa with more than 8200 deaths since last year.

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Why Painkiller Addicts Turn To Heroin

Posted: 01/07/2015 - New researcher shows similarities between the drugs may be why pain pill addicts frequently turn to heroin when pills are no longer available to them.

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