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Update on Zika Virus more »»
It's easy to get out of shape. If you stop exercising for a couple of weeks, it's tough to get back into it and you tend to lose muscle fitness. You also may lose blood flow to your brain. more »»
Adequate folic acid in a woman's diet is known to help cut instances of neural tube defects in her children. A new study claims it may also lower the risks for certain congenital heart defects. more »»
Blood banks and other groups who collect donated blood are being told to step up the testing of the American blood supply for the Zika virus. more »»
Some women produce a type of sugar that may offer newborn babies protection from a potentially deadly infection from Group B streptococcus. more »»
Children who have food allergies when they are very young, appear to have a greater risk of developing both asthma and allergic rhinitis as well. more »»
You already know just how frustrating it is sitting in a traffic jam. A new study says it also isn't very good for your health, because you end of breathing toxic fumes. more »»
People who develop asthma when they are adults may also be at a higher risk of developing coronary heart disease or having a stroke. more »»
A new study has found that people with Crohn's disease have response times that are as slow, or slower, than people who have had a drink or two. more »»
Standing desks in elementary schools could have a positive impact on the growing childhood obesity problem. A new study found lower body mass indexes in children with standing desks at school. more »»
Over 80 percent of women in the United States begin breastfeeding their babies at birth. Those numbers drop off to just over 50 percent at six months and down to just under 30 percent at a year. more »»
Having a job you really dislike in your early working career - your 20s and 30s - can impact your health, both mental and physical, in your 40s. more »»
A new set of software has been developed to test a person's cognitive skills after a head injury. The system won't actual diagnose a concussion or decide on treatment. more »»
There may be a link between gallstones and heart disease. A new study found that people with gallstones had a greater risk of developing coronary heart disease. more »»
Almost 20 percent of people who developed eye infections from their contact lenses experienced some sort of eye damage. more »»
Twice an hour, somewhere across the country, a child under the age of five is injured while in a stroller or a child carrier. That adds up to almost 361,000 children over a 21-year long study. more »»
The odds of us catching a cold may depend on the time of day we are exposed to the virus that causes a cold. That could be the reason shift workers get sick more often. more »»
It's easy to assume that high school athletes are healthier than those who aren't athletes. However, a recent study found that rates of obesity and high blood pressure were much the same for the two groups. more »»
It may not seem so, but there has actually been a drop in the number of cocaine and methamphetamine users in the United States. The reason - a disruption in the access to some chemicals to make the drugs. more »»
Just because you get out and exercise every day, it doesn't mean you can spend the rest of the time being a couch potato. Too much sitting may increase heart disease risk. more »»
There is more evidence that having a normal body mass index, exercising and eating a healthy diet all lead to both a healthy body and healthy mind. 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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