CDC Launches New Round of Graphic Anti-Smoking Ads

THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials on Thursday released a new round of graphic anti-smoking ads featuring former smokers living with the ravages of tobacco.

COPD Takes Big Toll on Employment, Mobility in U.S.

THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The respiratory illness known as COPD takes a toll on mobility and employment, with a new report finding that nearly one-quarter of Americans with the condition are unable to work.

More Dangerous Ebola Strain Unlikely, Study Shows

THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Ebola likely won't mutate into a strain that goes airborne or dodges current efforts to develop effective vaccines, tests and treatments for the deadly virus, a new study suggests.

Kitchen Towels Can Make You Sick

THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hand towels are the top contamination hazard in the kitchen, according to a new study.

Midlife Fitness May Be a Real Cancer Fighter for Men

THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fit middle-aged men appear less likely to develop lung and colon cancer in later life than their out-of-shape peers. And if they do develop cancer, they are more likely to beat it, a new study suggests.

3 Drinks Per Day May Raise Liver Cancer Risk, But Coffee Lowers It

THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who have three or more alcoholic drinks per day could be raising their odds for liver cancer, according to a report from a panel of experts.

Health Highlights: March 26, 2015

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

Health Tip: Keeping Kidney Stones at Bay

(HealthDay News) -- Kidney stones may form during the body's process of filtering and eliminating waste. Once you've had one, experts say you're more likely to develop another.

Eylea Approval Expanded to Include Diabetic Retinopathy

WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of Eylea (aflibercept) has been expanded to treat diabetic retinopathy among people with diabetic macular edema, the agency said Wednesday in a news release.

Ebola May Hit Young Children Hardest, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Ebola appears to do its damage faster in young children than it does in adults, a new study reports.