Health Highlights: Jan. 9, 2015

  • Two Ebola Vaccines Seem Safe: WHO

  • Teen's Rights Not Violated by Forced Chemotherapy: Court

  • Bird Flu Prompts Poultry Quarantine in Washington State

Health Tip: Get Weight-Bearing Exercise

For healthier bones

Health Tip: Triggering Asthma Attacks

These factors may bring on an attack

Middle School Football Doesn't Seem to Cause Short-Term Brain Damage: Study

Small review found hits to head occurred less often than for older players; one doctor has some concerns

Oral HPV Infection Lasts Longer in Older Men, Study Finds

Potentially cancer-causing infection appears to linger in males over 45

Study Says Biopsies Are Safe

Cancer patients who had fine needle aspiration lived longer

Tips for Steering Clear of Flu

It's not too late to get vaccinated, doctors stress

You're Unlikely to Get a Skin Infection From a Spider's Bite, Review Finds

Expert thinks this common worry may create unnecessary fear of arachnids

Advisers Endorse HPV Test for Cervical Cancer Checks

Two groups call it an effective alternative to the Pap test, but another group disagrees

Alcohol Taxes Up, Binge Drinking Down?

Study finds lower rates in states with higher tariffs