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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 »»

A chemical solvent, used to decrease metals and used in dry cleaning fluid, is being linked to an increased risk of pregnancy problems.   more »»

People who have had weight loss surgery sometimes regain the weight. But, if they have plastic surgery to reshape their bodies, they increase their odds of keeping the weight off.   more »»

It is standard procedure for patients to undergo physical therapy after total hip or total knee replacement surgery. It may also be a good idea for patients to have physical therapy before the surgery.   more »»

Women who live near a major highway appear to have a higher risk of dying from sudden cardiac arrest, according to a study in the journal Circulation.   more »»

Diet and exercise during pregnancy can help the mother and the baby. They can not only help control excess weight gain, but lower the risks of complications for the baby after birth.   more »»

You may not believe this, but American college students eat their vegetables more than do students in some other countries. They also get more exercise and smoke less.   more »»

Men and women should be aware that their cardiovascular systems and their hearts react differently to mental stress.   more »»

Every parent wants to keep his or her newborn safe. But a new study says they may be endangering their child as soon as they leave the hospital.   more »»

The levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in a man's blood could have an impact on the chances he will have a recurrence of prostate cancer.   more »»

Not taking their dentures out at night increased the risk of developing pneumonia in a group of seniors, according to a recent study.   more »»

In this case, it isn't the caffeine that's good for your liver. Drinking coffee, even decaf coffee, appears to lower the levels of abnormal liver enzymes.   more »»

College athletes, who participate in contact sports such as football, soccer, basketball and lacrosse, are more likely to carry MRSA.   more »»

Sometimes we all need a little help, and when it comes to quitting smoking the more help the better. A combination of medication and behavioral support was the most effective, according to new research.   more »»

Emotional abuse and neglect can do even more damage to a child than physical and sexual abuse, according to a study published by the American Psychological Association.   more »»

Car crashes are sending over two and a half million people to the emergency room in hospitals around the country each and every year.   more »»

Pre-measured capsules, filled with detergent, make doing the dishes or the laundry easier. But for a child, they can pose a real danger.   more »»

People who suffer from so-called mini-strokes appear to have an increased risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder.   more »»

People who suffer with osteoarthritis (OA) often have trouble sleeping because of the pain. A new study links those problems to depression.   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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