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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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Overweight teens could be increasing their risks of developing diabetes, heart disease and stroke if they don't get enough sleep. more »»
If a man has 14 drinks a week, or an average of two drinks a night, he is considered a moderate drinker. But if 7 or 8 of those drinks come on one day, that's a problem. more »»
That chicken wing you're eating could be as deadly as a cigarette. Too much protein in your diet might raise your risk of dying from cancer. more »»
Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to become obese and sedentary teenagers, according to new research. more »»
If you've got allergies, moving to a different part of the country won't solve your problems. What will happen is you'll develop different allergies. more »»
A common chemical, bisphenol A (BPA), used to make hard, clear plastic and is common in many food product containers is being linked to prostate cancer. more »»
Immunizations save lives. They also save money. For every dollar spent on childhood vaccinations, the return in savings is ten times that. more »»
People who are athletes in college often end up on the bench when they reach middle age. A new study says they often struggle to stay active in later years. more »»
Sending people a free test for colon cancer can get a lot more people to take the test. Colon cancer screening rates increased by nearly 40 percent when free stool tests were mailed to patients' homes. more »»
How do you feel about your physical fitness? The answer to that question could predict your risk of developing dementia as you get older. more »»
Expect to see changes in that label on the food packages you get at the grocery store. The Food and Drug Administration has proposed the changes. more »»
It might seem too good to be true, but dark chocolate is good for you and scientists say they know why. Simply put, it helps keep your arteries flexible and clear. more »»
There is promising news on childhood obesity. The latest report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the rates are down for 2 to 5 year olds. more »»
You didn't get around to making that shrimp scampi and now the garlic is starting to sprout. The first inclination may be to throw it out - don't. more »»
Firefighters, who died of heart attacks and other vascular problems such as stroke while on the job, were most often doing vigorous physical activity right before the attack. more »»
Vegetarians appear to have lower blood pressure, compared to those who eat a non-vegetarian diet. So says a study in JAMA Internal Medicine. more »»
For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration has banned the sale of a tobacco product. The ban applies to four Sutra Bidis products. more »»
Medications used by many older people to control their blood pressure also increase the risk of serious fall injuries by 30 percent to 40 percent. more »»
The flu generally hits children and seniors the hardest. This year, that wasn't the case, with the people in the middle suffering the most. more »»
Seniors, with a thyroid that is on the high end of the active range, may be at a greater risk of suffering from 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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