Health

Teens Admit Distracted Walking Can Be Dangerous

iStock/Thinktsock(NEW YORK) — Parents have to warn teens about everything these days, including avoid drugs, alcohol, STDs, bullies and walking. Walking? Well, distracted walking — as in while talking on their phones, texting, or listening to music with Read More

Acupuncture Useless for Knee Pain, Study Claims

iStock/Thinkstock(MELBOURNE, Australia) — Acupuncture might be useful in treating various ailments, but don’t let anyone stick needles in your knee. That’s the advice of researchers at the University of Melbourne in Australia, who say the medical Read More

Hawaii Department of Health Rules Out Ebola in Patient

Creatas/Thinkstock(HONOLULU) — The Hawaii State Department of Health says an individual who was under evaluation for possible Ebola infection was not tested for the disease because the person “does not meet the criteria for testing.” Dr. Linda Rosen, Read More

WATCH: What It Takes to Enter an Ebola Ward

ABC News(MONROVIA, Liberia) — What steps do doctors and health care workers have to take to protect themselves before stepping into an ebola ward? ABC News’ Chief Health and Medical Editor Dr. Richard Besser, who’s in Liberia covering the outbreak, Read More

Designing Breasts from Stomach Fat Instead of Silicone

Alyssa Litoff/ABC(NEW YORK) — When breast cancer patient Kim Jordan arrived at the Torrance Memorial Medical Center in Torrance, California, earlier this month, it was so early that it was still pitch black out. She was heading into the hospital for a complicated Read More

Caffeine Beats Loud Music in Keeping Drivers Alert

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Whether early in the morning or late at night, drivers will often have a cup of coffee or another caffeinated beverage to beat fatigue before driving while another way motorists fight sleepiness is blasting music in the car. Ergonomics Read More