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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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Update on Ebola  more »»

The Food and Drug Administration has given to the OK for the first time to a phone app to monitor the blood sugar levels of people with diabetes.   more »»

A generic version of Nexium - a drug to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in adults and children ages 1 and older - has now been approved.   more »»

A major outbreak of the measles that has been traced to Disneyland in California has the American College of Pediatrics calling for parents to make sure they vaccinate their child.   more »»

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared a new drug to treat adults with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis. The new drug is called Cosentyx.   more »»

The more you sit each day, the higher the risk for developing certain cancers. According to a recent study, that's true even if you exercise regularly.   more »»

Colorectal cancer rates have been dropping over the past three decades. However, a new study has found a disturbing trend - an increase among young adults ages 20-39.   more »»

If you're looking to change your lifestyle to one that involves healthier habits, get yourself a partner. Couples are more successful at making changes.   more »»

Is it better to drink orange juice or better to eat an orange and drink some water? A new study says there are good and bad points either way.   more »»

Current food labels are difficult for people to understand and use to compare the nutritional benefits of food, according to a study the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.   more »»

How do you feel climbing the stairs? The first indication that you may be developing osteoarthritis in your knee is likely to come when you are climbing the stairs.   more »»

Nearly 42 percent of U.S. adults who drink also report using medications known to interact with alcohol. Among those over 65, the number is almost 78 percent.   more »»

In a little over a decade, accidental falls among seniors have increased by almost 30 percent, according to a study in JAMA Internal Medicine.   more »»

People who develop Alzheimer's disease may suffer with depression and have other behavioral problems before the Alzheimer's manifests itself.   more »»

The guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics call for children to be in a rear facing car seat until they are two years old. Many parents however make the move much earlier.   more »»

Getting a flu shot this year only lowered your risk of getting sick with the flu by less than 25 percent, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.   more »»

People who suffer with eczema often have more than just the skin problems affecting their health. The disease can result in lifestyle choices that create other health issues.   more »»

Deaths from drug overdoses, particularly heroin and cocaine, have surged in the U.S. Deaths from heroin have climbed almost 40 percent and cocaine by over 10 percent.   more »»

Fruits and vegetables could be a key to keeping osteoporosis at bay. A new study found that potassium salts, both bicarbonate and citrate, found in fruit and vegetables can slow bone loss.   more »»

Getting kids to eat the fruits and veggies in their school lunch could be as easy as moving recess to before lunch instead of after.   more »»

People with asthma appear to have a higher risk of developing sleep apnea. And the longer they had asthma, the greater the risk.   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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