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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 »»

Eating a high fiber diet in your teens and early adulthood could give you some protection from developing breast cancer later in life.   more »»

Obesity in children and adults has become a major problem over the past 30 years. At the same time, there has been a rise in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Are they linked?   more »»

Male high school athletes, mostly wrestlers and football players, have the highest number of skin infections. Wrestlers have the most, and football players are a distant second.   more »»

Keeping your kitchen clean and tidy could have the added bonus of reducing the number of calories you eat. It seems that a messy kitchen results in us eating more.   more »»

Dole Foods has recalled prepackaged salads sold under the Dole brand name and the brand names Fresh Selections, Simple Truth, Marketside, The Little Salad Bar and President's Choice.   more »»

An estimated 3.3 American million women between the ages of 15 and 44 years are at risk of exposing their developing baby to alcohol because they are drinking.   more »»

If you go to a Super Bowl party this weekend, be careful what you eat and watch out for others who are sick - especially if you live in Denver or the Carolinas.   more »»

You might think that things like heart attacks and heart failure would be the leading reasons that seniors land in the emergency room. Not so - it's infectious diseases, such as pneumonia, influenza and sepsis.   more »»

The American Heart Association (AHA) is urging more studies on heart attacks in women. AHA says that women's heart attacks are different.   more »»

The recommended age to start screening for colorectal cancer is 50. However, close to 15 percent of colorectal cases are diagnosed in people younger than that.   more »»

There are many reasons to quit smoking. Here's another: smokers who are diagnosed with breast cancer and quit smoking have a 33 percent lower risk of death.   more »»

Children who are farsighted - that's the condition where you can see distances but have problems close up - often find themselves lagging in reading skills from the start.   more »»

Women who transitioned into puberty early - at age 11 as compared to age 14 - have a greater risk of developing gestational diabetes when they are pregnant.   more »»

Over five percent of children between the ages of three and seventeen suffer with dizziness and/or balance problems. That's an estimated 3.3 million children.   more »»

The key to finally quitting smoking is motivation. A recent study looked at three types of programs that help people quit smoking, and all of them had about the same success rate.   more »»

A national task force is recommending that all adults be screened for depression, especially pregnant women and women who recently gave birth.   more »»

The cold winter weather is especially dangerous for the elderly. Hypothermia can develop in older adults after even relatively mild exposure to cold weather or a small drop in temperature.   more »»

Secondhand smoke, no matter the source, is bad for the health of those exposed to it. A recent study found that workers in hookah bars had high levels of toxic chemicals from the smoke.   more »»

More and more tropical diseases are showing up on the shores of the United States. One, dengue fever, may soon have an effective vaccine.   more »»

The risk of dying jumps a dramatic 43 percent during heat waves for people who are dealing with chronic lung disease.   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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