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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
Life Expectancy Continues to Climb
Americans can expect to live even longer in the coming years. Life expectancy in the United States is expected to climb to from 81.2 in 2010 to 83.3 in 2030 for women and from 76.5 to 79.5 for men. more »»
Growing Problem of Antibiotic Resistance
There is a surge of antibiotic resistant infections in U.S. children. In just eight years, there has been a 700 percent increase in the number of children with resistant bacterial infections. more »»
Long-term Stress Could Make You Fat
If you're worried about gaining weight, it's time to lower the stress in your life. People who suffer long-term stress may also be more prone to obesity, according to new research. more »»
More Proof Fruit & Veggies Good for You
There is more proof that the more fruits and veggies you eat, the better. At least eight servings a day can lower your risks of heart disease and stroke. more »»
Heartburn Drugs Linked to Kidney Disease
Certain types of heartburn drugs could be destroying your kidneys. Long-term use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) can slowly damage kidneys and give no warning. more »»
Heart and Dementia Risks Connected
If you don't take care of your heart, you may also be damaging your brain. According to a new study, people with more heart risks in middle age have higher dementia risks as they age. more »»
Vaccine Could Stop Mosquito Diseases
A game-changing type of vaccine is about to be tested in humans. The vaccine would be used against mosquito-transmitted diseases, such as Zika, malaria, West Nile fever and dengue fever. more »»
Testosterone Therapy a Mixed Bag
There is good news and bad news about testosterone treatment. New studies found it helps with bone density and anemia but increases the risk of heart disease. more »»
Parents Worry About Children's Diets
If you worry about your child's diet, you're not alone. Only about a third of parents say they are confident they are doing enough to make sure their kids eat healthy. more »»
BP Control Could Save Thousands
Cutting blood pressure aggressively could save thousands of lives. A new study found that decreasing blood pressure even more than the current standard lowered the risk of heart attack, stroke and death. 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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