Today's Health News

Florida Investigates 2 More Possible Cases of Zika Virus Local Transmission

If all 4 are confirmed, they would be first instances of mosquito-borne infection in continental United States

Timing Conception Might Help Reduce Zika Risk in Affected Areas

Researcher suggests attempting pregnancy when mosquito activity is low to avoid birth defects

What Happens When You're Hypnotized?

Three distinct changes occur in the brain, scientists find

Are Unemployed Husbands Fueling Divorce Rates?

Finding challenges common belief that women entering workforce in greater numbers was to blame

Tighten Teens' Nighttime Driving Restrictions: CDC

Midnight cutoff is too late to help, researchers say

'Active Surveillance' of Prostate Cancer Doesn't Dampen Quality of Life

Choosing no treatment and regular check-ups didn't seem to stress men with low-risk disease, study found

FDA OKs New Injectable Type 2 Diabetes Medication

Drug lowers blood sugar levels, and doesn't boost risk of heart problems, agency says

Alcohol, Obesity Could Raise Esophageal Cancer Risk

A third of cases would vanish if people stayed trim and didn't drink, cancer experts say

'Ppl, I Have Breast Cancer'

Many women found online support after their diagnosis, researchers find

Could Slight Brain Zap During Sleep Boost Memory?

Small study says yes, for a certain type of recognition

Vision Trouble Can Dim Life's Prospects

But it's not clear why the association may exist, eye experts say

Deep Brain Stimulation Tested for Early Alzheimer's

Although treatment seems safe, benefit isn't yet clear

Is It Flu, or Is It Valley Fever?

Potentially fatal infection is found in Southwest U.S. and is often misdiagnosed, specialists say

Hour of Exercise a Day May Offset Sitting's Toll on Health

Study found risk of early death dropped when physical activity levels went up

Space Travel May Pose Risks to Heart

Exposure to radiation might explain Apollo astronauts' rate of heart problems, researcher says

Family Lifestyles May Be as Important to Health as Genes

Shared habits and environment contribute to heart disease, high blood pressure and depression, study reports

Zika Now Tied to Miscarriage

Dutch case finds woman's infection in South America may have spurred her pregnancy loss

'Ice Bucket Challenge' Funds a Boon to ALS Research

Money raised during the online campaign helped scientists spot gene linked to deadly nerve disease

Is Pot Harder on the Heart Than Tobacco?

Damaging effects from marijuana smoke last three times longer than tobacco's, rat study finds

Quitting Smoking While Pregnant: What Works

Nicotine patches, Zyban helped 4 out of 5 women, study says