Health

Health UN: Limit use of personal audio players to 1 hour a day UN: Limit use of personal audio players to 1 hour a day
People who use personal audio players should consider limiting their use to one hour a day and turn down the volume to prevent permanent hearing loss, the World Health Organization said Friday.
Health UO begins vaccinating students to halt bacterial infection UO begins vaccinating students to halt bacterial infection (Photo Gallery) (Video)
"Although we do not have confirmation that Lauren’s death was a result of meningococcemia, health officials have recommended that we offer vaccinations to students in our community to prevent the further spread of the bacterial infection. We have begun vaccinating students, and are working to coordinate larger vaccination efforts."
Health Vaccine opposition has ebbed and flowed over centuries Vaccine opposition has ebbed and flowed over centuries
They're considered one of mankind's greatest medical achievements, yet people have balked at vaccines almost since the time of the first vaccination - in 1796, when an English country doctor named Edward Jenner inoculated an 8-year-old boy against smallpox.
Health Reading Harry Potter gives clues to brain activity Reading Harry Potter gives clues to brain activity
Reading about Harry Potter's adventures learning to fly his broomstick activates some of the same regions in the brain we use to perceive real people's actions and intentions.
Health Administration says HealthCare.gov working well Administration says HealthCare.gov working well
As a crucial second sign-up season gears up, the Obama administration said Sunday that HealthCare.gov is stable and working well, a far cry from last year's frozen computer screens and frustrated customers.
Health Helmets have become commonplace on the slopes Helmets have become commonplace on the slopes
They come in nearly every color scheme imaginable, from camouflage to bright pink. Most skiers and snowboarders on the slopes are wearing them, and if you're not, well, you are not just reckless, you are . GASP! . unfashionable.
Health Ebola volunteers wrestle with quarantine mandates Ebola volunteers wrestle with quarantine mandates
Dr. Robert Fuller didn't hesitate to go to Indonesia to treat survivors of the 2004 tsunami, to Haiti to help after the 2010 earthquake or to the Philippines after a devastating typhoon last year. But he's given up on going to West Africa to care for Ebola patients this winter.
Health Ebola: Scientists try to predict how bad it can get Ebola: Scientists try to predict how bad it can get
Top medical experts studying the spread of Ebola say the public should expect more cases to emerge in the United States by year's end as infected people arrive here from West Africa, including American doctors and nurses returning from the hot zone and people fleeing from the deadly disease.
Health New home test shakes up colon cancer screening New home test shakes up colon cancer screening
Starting Monday, millions of people who have avoided colon cancer screening can get a new home test that's noninvasive and doesn't require the icky preparation most other methods do.
Health New military medical team to help with Ebola in US New military medical team to help with Ebola in US
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the military to prepare and train a 30-member medical support team that could provide short-term help to civilian health professionals if there are more Ebola cases in the United States.
Health Officials fear Ebola's on AIDS path; some disagree Officials fear Ebola's on AIDS path; some disagree
Comparisons between the two deadly diseases surfaced in the last few months as the Ebola outbreak escalated. Both emerged from Africa and erupted into an international health crisis. And both have been a shocking reminder that mankind's battle against infectious diseases can take a sudden, terrible turn for the worse.
Health Gay-rights group backs use of HIV-prevention pill Gay-rights group backs use of HIV-prevention pill
The largest U.S. gay-rights organization Saturday endorsed efforts to promote the use of a once-a-day pill to prevent HIV infection and called on insurers to provide more generous coverage of the drug.