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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 »»
Until now, there were only vaccines for four of the five strains of bacteria that cause meningococcal disease. A vaccine for the fifth strain has now been approved. more »»
You don't need a trainer. You don't need special equipment. All you need to get the benefits of exercise is to actually get a move on. more »»
There's good news for Medicare recipients. Part B premiums and deductibles will remain the same as the last two years in 2015. more »»
If you want to avoid having a stroke - and who doesn't - then watch your diet, exercise and keep your blood pressure under control. more »»
If you use a home blood pressure monitor to keep track of your blood pressure, be aware it may not be giving you the right numbers. more »»
Changing the types of fat you eat can make a difference in the chances of your developing heart disease. Less saturated fat and more polyunsaturated fat is the key. more »»
Women who had chest radiation to treat Wilms' tumor when they were a child face a higher risk of developing breast cancer. more »»
People who are suffering with mental health issues are more likely to have heart disease or suffer a stroke, according to a new study. more »»
The American diet has eliminated large amounts of trans fats in the past few years, but we are still consuming more than we should. more »»
Music can be soothing and relaxing. It also appears to help reduce depression in teens with emotional and behavioral issues. more »»
The rate of type 1 diabetes is climbing among non-Hispanic white youth. The rate has climbed from 24.4 per 100,000 to 27.4 per 100,000 over an eight-year period. more »»
In the United States, it is sometimes difficult to comprehend that there are still people with nutrition issues. A new study says the problem is widespread. more »»
If you have high blood pressure, simply visiting your doctor more than once a year can triple your odds of controlling your blood pressure. more »»
Millions of people around the world are infected with tuberculosis each year. But the good news is that those numbers are slowly declining. more »»
The death rates for people who contract acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) have dropped dramatically over the past decade and a half. more »»
College males should be thinking about their drinking habits. Binge drinking now could lead to them developing high blood pressure later. more »»
A recent study found that positive stereotypes about aging, delivered subliminally to seniors, had a real life positive effect. more »»
Pregnant women would be wise to avoid busy roads. A new study found that air pollution caused by traffic is a risk factor for future lung problems for the unborn child. more »»
If you are trying to watch your diet, where you live and the ability to buy healthy food can either help or sabotage your efforts. If healthy food isn't nearby, the odds are long that you'll succeed. more »»
We've all heard the saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. New research says it's true, especially true for teenagers. 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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