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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
With all the attention on Ebola in Africa, researchers are sounding another alarm. The latest concern is about a vaccine-resistant polio virus. more »»
Over the last fifty years, people across the country have been losing fewer of their teeth. In the late 1950s, almost 20 percent of people had lost teeth. Today, it's under 5 percent. more »»
School is getting started and that means drivers need to be aware of students and school busses on the roads. Students need to be aware as well. more »»
A screening program of newborns for an inherited condition called, severe combined immunodeficiency, shows twice as many cases as previously estimated. more »»
Taking blood pressure medication doesn't always lower a person's high blood pressure. New research says that may be because of severe sleep apnea. more »»
Any time there is a serious health issue in the news, you can expect the scam artists to claim that they have a miracle cure. So it is with Ebola. more »»
Over the last decade, deaths from heart disease and stroke have dropped. During the same time, fewer people went to the hospital for the same conditions. more »»
Avastin, a drug used to treat colon cancer and other cancers, has been approved to treat persistent, recurrent or late-stage (metastatic) cervical cancer. more »»
Children who live in the inner cities have a greater risk of having food allergies. That's on top of already having higher risks of asthma and other allergies. more »»
People who have suffered from common lung diseases, such as chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and pneumonia, are more likely to develop lung cancer. more »»
The dust cloud created by the collapse of the World Trade Center buildings on 9/11 appears to have had an impact on pregnant women in the area. more »»
A new type of drug to help people who can't sleep has received the approval of the Food and Drug Administration. more »»
Four out of ten Americans are expected to develop type 2 diabetes in their lifetimes. That's almost double the rate that was expected just 30 years ago. more »»
A recent study says that malnutrition may be a big problem for many seniors in this country. The reasons include psychological causes, pain from eating, and problems getting to the grocery store. more »»
A new test for colon cancer is soon going to be available. The non-invasive test, called Cologuard, checks the stool for blood and DNA mutations. more »»
Researchers say that seniors who are active on their computers are less likely to suffer what is called cognitive decline or memory loss. more »»
Getting out for a walk on a regular basis lowered the breast cancer risk for women after menopause, according to a study in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. more »»
A new study of concussion in high school football players found that those who were hit on the top of the head were more likely to be knocked out. more »»
During the last decade, children across the country started eating more and more fruit. However, they still seemed to shun their vegetables. more »»
If you are looking to cut calories, the first step should be to stop dining out. A new study found that people who eat at restaurants consumed 200 more calories a day. 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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