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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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You probably knew this already, but in case you needed proof, people who continue to smoke after being diagnosed with cancer, are more likely to die. more »»
A study found that children whose parents have high levels of stress have a body mass index about 2 per cent higher than those whose parents have low levels of stress. more »»
Tough laws against driving under the influence (DUI) seem to be working. States with the most laws have a lower proportion of traffic deaths. more »»
Flu season has started slowly across the country, with the south and southeast having the most cases so far. But with holiday travel, the disease is expected to spread. more »»
Depression among pregnant women may also have an impact on their developing babies, affecting brain development. more »»
Close your eyes. Now think about a bright sunny day at the lake. Next, think about a dark night sky. New research says the pupils of your eyes reacted to that. more »»
The federal government is planning to spend $100 million dollars over the next three years searching for a cure for HIV/AIDS. more »»
Though it may not seem so for individual patients, over the past two decades things have gotten better for people with rheumatoid arthritis. more »»
A treatment that's become popular with some professional athletes, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), appears to help athletes with tendon problems. more »»
Drinking energy drinks has an impact on the way your heart works, and researchers say they have the pictures to prove it. more »»
Researchers found that taking the maximum daily dose of some medicines would exceed the recommended daily limits for sodium, without any additional dietary intake. more »»
Diabetes is dangerous, even deadly for a baby, even in the womb. The risk of death climbs dramatically if a mother has diabetes before she becomes pregnant. more »»
The risk of dying from heart disease drops much more quickly than previously thought when people stop smoking. more »»
A byproduct of cholesterol functions like the hormone estrogen to fuel the growth and spread of the most common types of breast cancers, researchers say. more »»
A recently discovered HIV strain leads to significantly faster development of AIDS than current forms, according to new research. more »»
Some women, after having a hysterectomy and oophorectomy (the removal of ovaries), might benefit from testosterone treatment, according to a study in Menopause. more »»
Polio remains a problem in three countries of the world, one of them where thousands of American soldiers serve. more »»
The age of the donor for a corneal transplant is not always a crucial factor in the success of the transplant. Ten years after a transplant, corneas from 71 year olds are just as healthy as from donors half that age. more »»
If you have allergies, you are much more likely to develop migraines and they are likely to happen more often and be worse, according to a new study. more »»
Even though PCBs were banned decades ago, they are still affecting our health today, and affecting us more the older that we get. 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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