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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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The gender of a baby can have an impact on whether or not a woman will develop gestational diabetes while she is pregnant or type 2 diabetes later in life.   more »»

Veterans who are dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have a greater risk of developing sleep apnea as well. And the worse the PTSD, the higher the risk.   more »»

It is estimated that 35 percent of the adult population in the United States and 50 percent of those over 60 have a condition called metabolic syndrome.   more »»

People who suffer with long-term depression may have twice the risk of suffering a stroke. The impact may also last, with the risk remaining higher even after the depression is alleviated.   more »»

If a woman was born prematurely, the odds are higher that she too will give birth prematurely. The increased risk isn't huge, but it is enough to warrant concern.   more »»

They say you're never too old to learn new tricks. It may also be that you're never too old to take steps to avoid developing Alzheimer's disease.   more »»

Working outside the normal nine-to-five shift has an impact on a person's health. He or she is more likely to be overweight, have sleep problems and develop diabetes.   more »»

Though they say it doesn't prove anything, researchers say a study involving almost 50,000 men found that those with asthma were less likely to die of prostate cancer.   more »»

A new survey has found that the vast majority of men have no concerns about osteoporosis and would in fact decline to be involved in screenings.   more »»

People who have a sensitivity to gluten may want to be very careful if they are taking probiotics. A new study found over half of the tested probiotics contained gluten.   more »»

Fewer people were sickened by E. coli and some forms of Salmonella last year. Unfortunately, the number of cases caused by other germs - Campylobacter and Vibrio - were higher.   more »»

Getting the measles vaccine does more that just protect you from measles. It also protects you from other diseases that can hit you after you get measles.   more »»

Twenty percent of the people in the world smoke. That's one billion people. But that isn't the only addiction. Five percent of the world, 240 million people, abuse alcohol.   more »»

You may have seen the commercials for what is called "low T." The T stands for testosterone. A new study says that too much may actually be a big problem.   more »»

If you'd like to lose some weigh, getting out the car for your commute to work can help. A recent study found that people who changed to walking, biking or taking public transit lost weight.   more »»

Women who exercise during their pregnancies not only lower their risk of problems during birth but also lower the odds of their child being overweight later in life.   more »»

If you've remained healthy and active as you've gotten older, keeping your cardio system in tip-top shape, you could be slowing down the development of high cholesterol.   more »»

For the first time, naturally occurring estrogen has been linked to breast cancer in men. Estrogen levels have been linked to breast and other cancers in women for years.   more »»

The birth rates in the United States are dropping. In fact, the number of births per 1,000 women has fallen to the lowest level ever.   more »»

It would appear that there are some tricks you can use to help you eat healthier foods. If you make those healthy foods convenient and attractive, you're more likely to eat them.   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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