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Arriving Now at Gate 42: Measles

CDC report of transmission in U.S. air terminal shows how easily the virus can spread

Being Fit Keeps Blood Pressure in Check

Those in poorest shape were more likely to have high blood pressure, study found

Can You Balance on One Leg? You May Have Lower Stroke Risk

Inability to stand on one foot for 20-plus seconds could suggest brain vessel damage, study contends

Common Painkillers May Help Prevent Certain Skin Cancers, Study Finds

But medications such as ibuprofen pose their own risks, experts say

Frail Elderly Might Benefit From High-Dose Flu Shot

Ramped-up vaccine elicits greater immune response, study finds

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: Tossing Leftover Food

A timeline of when food tends to go bad

'Homing Signal' in Brain Helps Humans Navigate, Research Shows

Finding may explain why some people are less likely to get lost than others

Many Flu Infections Aren't Good Match for Vaccine: CDC

But health officials still urge people to get inoculated because the shot should offer some protection

Many People Misuse Devices for Asthma, Allergic Reaction

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

Most States Not Ready to Handle Infectious Disease Outbreaks: Report

Ebola, mumps, other illnesses suggest public health systems need strengthening, researchers say

Scratch From Pet Rat Kills Child; CDC Warns of Risk

'Rat-bite fever' also sickened 16 others in 2000-2012 in San Diego County alone, report noted

Sensitive Parenting May Boost Kids' Social Skills, School Performance

Researchers found the positive effect lingered into adulthood

Severe Hot Flashes During Menopause May Raise Hip Fracture Risk Later: Study

Researchers suspect that more marked hormonal changes may explain possible connection

Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk

Expert notes, however, that potential threat is small

Some Blood Types Might Raise Type 2 Diabetes Risk: Study

But experts question value of finding when so many other risk factors for disease can be changed

Study Supports Benefit of Widely Used Glaucoma Drug

Prostaglandin analogue eye drops can slow deterioration of vision that comes with the disease

Xtoro Approved for Swimmer's Ear

Infection's symptoms include pain, swelling and redness

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

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