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Stay on top of the latest news and research in healthcare. Here you'll find information on current studies and breaking health stories. But keep in mind that ongoing studies may conflict with earlier reports, and may not be the final word on a particular topic.
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Treated pool water isn't always free of contaminates. Each year, there are reports of people getting sick, and the illness is traced back to treated swimming pool water. more »»
If a hurricane is on the way, dialysis patients should plan ahead for their treatment. It could save them from going to the emergency room and maybe save their lives. more »»
Sometimes you can get too much of a good thing - water that is. The condition is called hyponatremia. It can be dangerous and even deadly. more »»
Drinking a couple of glasses of cranberry juice may be very healthy for you. A new study says those two glasses could lower your risk of heart disease, diabetes and stroke. more »»
The flu vaccine from last flu season was not very effective. Scientists now say they know why. A single mutation in the virus let it hide from the immune system. more »»
Just two weeks of taking it easy can undo all that work you've done building up your muscles. It can leave you as weak as someone 50 years older. more »»
It might be possible to spot people who are at high risk of developing Alzheimer's disease two decades before they start to have serious issues. more »»
Our bodies and our brains appear to react differently when we consume either fructose or glucose. With fructose, we don't feel as full and our brains don't feel rewarded as much. more »»
Over 90 percent of the contact lenses used in America are soft contact lenses. In addition, a growing number of people are using daily disposable lenses. more »»
Female high school athletes are more likely to suffer overuse injuries, such as stress fractures, tendinitis and joint pain, compared to male athletes. more »»
Weight loss surgery for obese people not only helps them lose weight, it can also have the effect of reducing incontinence problems. more »»
Teenagers don't always think that what they are smoking is dangerous. They know that cigarettes are bad for them, but they are not as sure about marijuana and e-cigarettes. more »»
It is now estimated that over two-thirds of the adult population in America is either overweight or obese. Not only that, but the numbers continue to grow. more »»
It's important to watch your blood pressure even when you are young. If your blood pressure is on the high side of normal in your 20s, you are at greater risk of heart disease in middle-age. more »»
Recovering from a car accident is tough on anyone. It is even tougher on seniors. A new study says seniors suffer longer with injuries from car accidents. more »»
Vitamin D and calcium supplements failed to have an impact of menopause symptoms in a recent study. Women who took them had the same number of symptoms as women who didn't. more »»
The federal government has targeted over a thousand websites, selling illegal drugs and medical devices. Drugs and devices were seized as part of the action. more »»
If you want some help losing weight, then getting on the scale every day and keeping track of your weight can be an easy way. more »»
Many people don't exactly know what to look for when they buy sunscreen. Most look for a high SPF, but there are other important things to consider as well. more »»
People in Liberia, who survived the recent Ebola epidemic in that country, will be studied as part of new research sponsored by the U.S. National Institutes of Health. more »»
Note: Some of these reports concern ongoing medical studies. Such studies may not be the final word on a subject.
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