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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
When a young woman gains weight, it can lead to a higher risk of cardiac death later on. This is true even if she loses the weight and keeps it off later in life. more »»
Children who take certain medications for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to have sleep problems. more »»
The nation saw a slight decline in traffic deaths during 2014. However, an increase in estimated fatalities during the first six months of this year doesn't bode well. more »»
A new type of flu vaccine, with an extra kick called an adjuvant, has been approved for people over the age of 65. more »»
A vaccine is being added to the arsenal to fight bio-threats from anthrax. The vaccine would be given after exposure to Bacillus anthracis, the bacterium that causes anthrax disease. more »»
If you're having trouble remembering names and faces, getting out for a brisk walk or a jog on a regular basis could help your memory. more »»
Drug abuse is often seen as a problem for younger people, but a new study says that people in their 50's are now the largest group in drug treatment programs. more »»
Around the United States and the world, men traditionally drink more than women do. New research, however, is finding that women are starting to catch up. more »»
All public housing across the country is going to be going smoke-free within the next two years. The new rules will impact close to a million housing units. more »»
It's almost a cliché - a bunch of guys get together and eat and drink more than they should. But a new study says it isn't true. Men eat more when they are with women. more »»
A nasal spray version of naloxone hydrochloride - a life-saving medication that can stop or reverse the effects of an opioid overdose - has been approved. more »»
A generically engineered salmon will soon be available in the United States. The new AquAdvantage Salmon grows faster than other salmon. more »»
If you worry about Alzheimer's disease, consider going back to school. Seniors who take college courses may reduce their risk for developing Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia. more »»
At some point in their lives, ten percent of Americans will develop a drug addiction. In the past year alone, four percent of the population was battling drug addiction. more »»
The number of American men being screened for prostate cancer using the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test has dropped over the last five years. more »»
The amount of weight a woman gains during pregnancy is being linked to infant mortality. Too much or too little weight gain raises the risk of a child's death in the first year. more »»
The top two reasons that people end up in the hospital with eye injuries are falls and fights. Most of the falls happen to people over the age of 60. more »»
Drinking coffee - in moderation of course - may lower your risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, neurological diseases, type 2 diabetes and suicide. more »»
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued new food safety rules that will affect produce farms and food importers. more »»
Refugee children, arriving in the United States from around the world, come with various health problems. Some 20 percent have elevated lead levels. 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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