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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 Zika Virus more »»
The Food and Drug Administration wants to limit the use of a class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolone. That includes drugs such as levofloxacin (Levaquin) and ciprofloxacin (Cipro). more »»
Though death from heart disease is rare in women under age 50, getting enough exercise on a regular basis can lower the risk there is by another 25 percent. more »»
Sitting around watching TV all day raises a person's risk of developing a blood clot in their lung, called a pulmonary embolism - a potentially deadly condition. more »»
Scientists say that up to 93 million people could be infected by the Zika virus over the next two to three years. That includes 1.6 million pregnant women. more »»
People who have suffered a wrist fracture are more likely to have balance issues. This puts them at greater risk of future falls and more fractures. more »»
Many people with chronic low back pain self-medicate with drugs, and these drugs can include marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin. more »»
If you're not using your seat belt and you don't have airbags, you double your risk of facial fractures from a car crash. more »»
Almost ten percent of Americans have had to deal with a ringing in the ears, known as tinnitus, in the past year. People who work in a noisy environment are more likely to suffer. more »»
There is a difference in the type of people who are more likely to fall outdoors than the people who are more likely to fall indoors, according to a new study. more »»
When disease seems to run in a family, many people think that it's in the genes and there isn't much that can be done. But, a new study says shared diets and the environment also have an impact. more »»
The number of new cases of metastatic prostate cancer climbed 72 percent in just a decade, according to a new study. The largest jump was among men aged 55 to 69. more »»
It's never too late for a pregnant woman to stop smoking. A new study says using nicotine patches and the drug Zyban can help pregnant women quit. more »»
If you've been told you have pre-diabetes, you don't have to take up jogging or other strenuous exercise to help with controlling your glucose. A brisk walk will do. more »»
Because it's cool and new - those are the reasons that many teenagers give for why they have tried smoking e-cigarettes. A new study also found that teens didn't use them to quit smoking. more »»
A new replacement lens for cataract patients provides them with an extended depth-of-focus, which helps improve their sharpness of vision at near, intermediate and far distances. more »»
Couples in which the male partner had high levels of acetaminophen in his urine took longer to get pregnant. Acetaminophen is also known as paracetamol. more »»
Sending your preschooler to bed by 8 p.m. every night makes it much less likely they will be overweight in their teenage years. Bedtimes after 9 p.m. doubled the odds of extra weight. more »»
Almost two out of three drivers think aggressive driving is a growing problem. Yet 80 percent of drivers admit they have acted aggressively behind the wheel in the past year. more »»
Teens across the country are smoking less, binge drinking less and having fewer babies. In fact, when it comes to smoking and drinking, the rates are the lowest in over three and a half decades. more »»
If you live in an apartment or a condo, you are more likely to either be a smoker, or to be exposed to second-hand smoke from your neighbors. 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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