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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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Shift work is being linked to a heightened risk of developing type 2 diabetes, with the risk seemingly greatest among men and those working rotating shift patterns.   more »»

If you want to lower your risk of lung cancer, you should quit smoking. To lower your diabetes risk, exercise and watch your diet. However, when it comes to brain tumors, no one knows.   more »»

Each year, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease costs well over $35 billion dollars. A new report breaks those costs down.   more »»

There's an old expression, "There is nothing new under the sun." However, scientists say they have discovered something new, a virus in our guts they didn't know about.   more »»

Probiotics - the bacteria in yogurt and supplements - appear to modestly lower blood pressure, according to a review of nine studies.   more »»

Eating healthy and natural foods is good for your health. New research is starting to figure out natural foods can act on your system.   more »»

For people with diabetes, salt can be a serious problem. (link to i05) Too much salt could double a diabetic's risk of developing heart disease.   more »»

The popularity of lacrosse is growing dramatically. Unfortunately, the number of injuries from the sport is growing right along with it.   more »»

Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn blamed chewing tobacco for the cancer that killed him. Now, some health organizations want baseball to ban tobacco.   more »»

A high fat diet could not only make you overweight and even obese, but it could affect other things - like your sense of smell.   more »»

Like West Nile virus and dengue before it, a disease that isn't native to North America may now have gained a foothold in the United States.   more »»

In a move designed to crackdown on illegal online pharmacies, a major overnight delivery company has been indicted for conspiracy.   more »»

Here's some good news for people as they get older. The rate of strokes over the last 20 years has been dropping, reports The American Journal of Medicine.   more »»

Those inhalers used to control asthma may slow the growth of children. The corticosteroid drugs that are part of the inhalers may suppress a child's growth, evidence suggests.   more »»

Americans eat too much salt, and most have no idea how much they are eating, according to new consumer research by the American Heart Association.   more »»

When it comes to organ donation, doctors are more likely than the rest of us to be listed as a registered organ donor.   more »»

Young adults are less likely to smoke than they used to be, but they are also more likely to be overweight or obese, according to a federal report.   more »»

A drug used to treat breast cancer in women after menopause has shown promise for treating infertility in women with polycystic ovary syndrome.   more »»

A frightening statistic from a new study implicates bed sharing in 69 percent of sudden infant deaths over an eight-year span.   more »»

It might be possible soon to detect Alzheimer's disease early with a simple non-invasive eye test. That could mean early treatment to slow the 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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