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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.
National Health News Headlines
Most of us are eating a healthier diet than we did ten years ago. But don't pat yourself on the back. The improvement is mostly because of the reduction of trans fats in food. more »»
If you want to help your child cope with things such as cyberbullying, try gathering around the dinner table on a regular basis. more »»
Being trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, can make the lifesaving difference when someone nearby suffers sudden cardiac arrest. But it's important to know the right technique. more »»
The type of toothbrush you use, hollow-head or solid-head, can make a difference in the amount of bacteria on your toothbrush. more »»
The vast majority of children are getting the vaccinations they need. Less than one percent of children are not getting vaccinated at all. more »»
Testing on a vaccine for Ebola is scheduled to begin the first week of September. This is the first time this Ebola vaccine will be given to humans. more »»
The American Heart Association thinks that e-cigarettes should be treated the same as regular tobacco cigarettes, with all of the same regulations and laws. more »»
Guys, if you want to lower your risk of developing prostate cancer, then eat as many tomato products as you can - as often as twice a day. more »»
Following the deaths of two children from suffocation, 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled by the company that makes them. more »»
A new study says that low dose aspirin is a viable treatment for some people with risks of developing blood clots. more »»
The American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending that middle and high schools start no earlier in the day than 8:30 in the morning. more »»
There has been a lot of discussion that e-cigarettes might help smokers quit. Now, a study is showing that e-cigs may lead to teens smoking for the first time. more »»
In a new study, smokers were given cigarettes with less nicotine, and it didn't change the number of cigarettes they smoked each day. more »»
Many diabetics wish they could test their blood sugar level without having to prick themselves. A noninvasive test is now a step closer to reality. more »»
With all the attention on Ebola in Africa, researchers are sounding another alarm. The latest concern is about a vaccine-resistant polio virus. more »»
Over the last fifty years, people across the country have been losing fewer of their teeth. In the late 1950s, almost 20 percent of people had lost teeth. Today, it's under 5 percent. more »»
School is getting started and that means drivers need to be aware of students and school busses on the roads. Students need to be aware as well. more »»
A screening program of newborns for an inherited condition called, severe combined immunodeficiency, shows twice as many cases as previously estimated. more »»
Taking blood pressure medication doesn't always lower a person's high blood pressure. New research says that may be because of severe sleep apnea. more »»
Any time there is a serious health issue in the news, you can expect the scam artists to claim that they have a miracle cure. So it is with Ebola. 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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