Health Highlights: Jan. 12, 2015

  • U.S. Doctor Who Survived Ebola Returning to West Africa

  • Disney-Related Measles Outbreak Now Numbers 19 People in Three States

Health Tip: Teach Kids About Snack Safety

Leftovers that should be avoided

Health Tip: What Causes a Cold Sore?

Factors can include injury or stress

Many Teens Think 'Light Smoking' Is Safe, Study Finds

Experts stress need to snuff out misconceptions about occasional cigarette use

'Metabolizer Test' Might Someday Take Guesswork Out of Quitting Smoking

Determining how quickly or slowly you process nicotine might be an aid to quitting, study suggests

More Than 1 in 10 Use Daily Aspirin Inappropriately

For many users, the odds of heart attack, stroke are lower than the risk of serious bleeding, study says

Naps May Boost Your Baby's Memory

Study found infants recalled tasks better if they slept within four hours of learning

Night Shift May Boost Black Women's Diabetes Risk, Study Finds

Odds are highest for younger women and those doing shift work for many years

Skipping Surgery May Work for Some Rectal Cancer Patients: Study

Researchers found just chemo/radiation was as effective in half of those with earliest stage of disease

Some 'Safety Net' Health Clinics See Drop in Uninsured Visits Under Obamacare

Study examines effects of state Medicaid expansions