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Flu Season Reaching Epidemic Levels

Posted: 12/30/2014 - This season's flu outbreak has reached the epidemic level, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports it's expected to get even worse in January.

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Why Happiness Is Healthy

Posted: 12/29/2014 - Whatever happiness is, we know that we want it, and that is just somehow good.

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Eye Lens Implant Restores Vision

Posted: 12/29/2014 - A London woman received a new, plastic Symfony lens implant that its manufacturers say provides patients with a continuous range of vision including far, intermediate and near distances.

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First Ebola Case Confirmed In Scotland

Posted: 12/29/2014 - Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says her country has the first case of Ebola ever diagnosed inside the United Kingdom.

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Stem Cell Transplant May Help Patients With MS

Posted: 12/29/2014 - In a small clinical trial, MS patients experienced long-term disease remission after undergoing a transplant of their own hematopoietic stem cells.

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CDC Worker May Have Been Exposed to Ebola Virus

Posted: 12/24/2014 - The incident happened after an Ebola sample researchers were working on in a high-security lab was mistakenly transferred to a lower-security lab on the CDC campus.

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Did Cavemen Really Stick To The Paleo Diet?

Posted: 12/23/2014 - According to a paper published Tuesday in the Quarterly Review of Biology, cavemen ate a much more varied diet than Paleo devotees are led to believe.

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Radiology Staff Creativity Spreads Cheer, Creates Calm

Posted: 12/18/2014 - The holiday handiwork of the radiology staff at Cotton-O'Neil Clinic is enough to make the heart of even the biggest Grinch grow three sizes. The fun also has a tangible impact on health.

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Calorie Counts Coming To Alcoholic Drink Menus

Posted: 12/17/2014 - New menu labeling rules from the Food and Drug Administration will require chain restaurants with 20 or more outlets to list the amount of calories in alcoholic drinks on menus by next November.

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New Tech For Virtual Workouts

Posted: 12/16/2014 - The company behind the fitness-tracking app Runtastic has created a virtual reality workout program that uses the interactive video game-like headset Oculus Rift.

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Hidden Heart Benefits Of Yoga

Posted: 12/16/2014 - New research found that people who practiced yoga had lower blood pressure, lower levels of LDL or "bad" cholesterol and improved HDL or "good" cholesterol.

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Most Common STD Declines For First Time In Decades

Posted: 12/16/2014 - Health officials said cases of chlamydia fell last year by 1.5 percent. But there were still 1.4 million new cases reported -- more than any other sexually transmitted disease.

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Angelina Jolie's Chickenpox Explained

Posted: 12/15/2014 - Chickenpox is an highly contagious disease that has become more rare since so many children have been vaccinated for it.

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Feeling Younger May Help You Live Longer

Posted: 12/15/2014 - Researchers at the University College London found that people who felt younger than their real age were more likely to survive the next eight years or so compared to those who felt older.

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Mumps Outbreak Sidelines NHL Hockey Players

Posted: 12/12/2014 - Multiple players on multiple NHL teams from coast to coast have come down with the mumps, an illness more typically associated with children.

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Roller Coaster Ride Causes Stroke In 4-Year-Old Boy

Posted: 12/12/2014 - Doctors say sudden movements of roller coaster rides and gravitational force on a young child's head and neck caused a tear in his carotid artery, that ultimately triggered a stroke.

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