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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
Weight Makes Asthma Worse for Kids
If your child has asthma, their weight can make a difference. A new study says if children with asthma are obese, they are more likely to end up back in the hospital again and again. more »»
Migraines Linked to Depression
Migraines and depression may be linked. Migraines can trigger depression or anxiety. On the other hand, people who are anxious or depressed may be more likely to suffer with migraines. more »»
Obesity at an All-Time High
Obesity rates have hit an all-time high in the United States. Forty percent of American adults and twenty percent of teens are considered obese. more »»
High BP Linked to Heart Valve Problem
A heart condition thought to be caused by aging, is now being linked to high blood pressure. Elevated blood pressure may be a risk factor for mitral regurgitation, a leakage of one of the heart valves. more »»
Afib Hits Men Earlier
Men tend to develop atrial fibrillation about ten years earlier than women. Atrial fibrillation results in a higher risk of stroke and heart problems. more »»
One in Five Teens Reports Concussion
Twenty percent of teens say they've suffered a concussion. Many of the concussions were the result of playing in contact sports, according to a study involving over 13,000 teens. more »»
Just a Nudge for Healthy Choices
You can get people to make healthy choices - with just a little reminder. Something as simple as a sign suggesting the stairs can make a big difference. more »»
More Water to Stop UTIs
Concerned about urinary tract infections? Try drinking more water. Drinking more fluids increases the rate of flushing of bacteria from the bladder. more »»
Obesity Affecting Cancer Rates
The rate of cancer is dropping in the United States. However, the obesity epidemic is slowing that drop, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. more »»
Ebola Vaccines Pass Second Test
Two experimental Ebola vaccines have shown that they can work. The vaccines helped generate protection within a month and were still providing protection a year later. 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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