Colon Cancer Screening Rates on the Rise in NYC

Unique coalition may be one reason why, and might serve as model for other cities, experts say

Columbus Did Not Bring Syphilis Back to Europe, Research Shows

Traces of the STD's effects are found on 14th-century Austrian skeletons, scientists say

Danger Persists for Young Women After Heart Attack, Stroke

Odds of another life-threatening event are much higher than normal, study says

Doctors' Group Urges Greater Use of Generic Drugs

Lower-cost options are usually just as safe and effective, experts say

Health Highlights: Nov. 23, 2015

  • CDC Experts to Help Identify Source of New Ebola Cases in Liberia

  • Chipotle-Linked E. Coli Outbreak Expands to Six States: CDC

  • Medical Protective Suits Stolen From Paris Hospital

  • Two States to Allow Pharmacists to Prescribe Birth Control

Health Tip: Are You Flossing Correctly?

Here's what experts recommend

Health Tip: Safety Suggestions for Teenage Babysitters

For starters, be sure there's someone to escort you home from a babysitting job at night

Hiding Tobacco Displays in Stores Might Lower Kids' Smoking Rates

Teens less likely to buy cigarettes when promotions aren't visible, study shows

High 'Resting' Heart Rate Tied to Higher Odds of Early Death

But more research is needed before this can used as a marker, expert says

Screening Inmates for Hepatitis C Benefits General Community: Study

Routine testing could prevent transmission, reduce health care costs, researcher says