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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 »»

One of the most common excuses people use for not exercising is that they don't have enough time. A new study blows that excuse out of the water, with a fitness routine that took just ten minutes.   more »»

Scientists have known for years that air pollution can affect developing fetuses and affect pregnancies. A new study says even a little air pollution can have an impact.   more »»

Childhood obesity rates in the United States have been on an upward trajectory for the last three decades. A new study says this trend continues, especially with severely obese children.   more »»

People who work rotating night shifts may face a higher risk of developing heart disease. A new study found the increased risk in female nurses who worked rotating shifts for a decade or more.   more »»

There is a link between exposure to e-cigarette advertisements and the use of e-cigarettes by middle and high school students, according to a new study.   more »»

Those laundry detergent packets you just toss in the wash are convenient; however, they can also be dangerous if you have young children in the house.   more »»

Getting enough exercise can help you live longer and lower the risks of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and some cancers. A new study says adding weight training helps also.   more »»

Having your knee replaced because of osteoarthritis may increase the chances of fracturing your hip and/or your spine in the future.   more »»

A daily dose of children's aspirin is sometimes recommended to lower the risks for heart disease and colorectal cancer. Now scientists say it may also help lower the risk of another cancer.   more »»

There may be such a thing as a 'Goldilocks weight' - not too much, not too little, but just right. Being underweight raises your risk of dying from a heart attack much as being overweight does.   more »»

Sticking to a healthy diet in the years after pregnancy may reduce the risk of high blood pressure among women who had pregnancy-related (gestational) diabetes.   more »»

If you want to know how much a child weighs, ask the mother. In a new study, mothers did better than other options often used in emergencies.   more »»

Most American adults think that children today have worse physical and mental health than in the past and that they face more stress than previous generations.   more »»

Junk foods usually fall into one of two categories - sweet or salty. Neither is really good for you. But if your child prefers sweet snacks over salty ones, they could be on their way to being overweight.   more »»

The vast majority of Americans have prayed for healing, for themselves or for others. Many also have practiced what is called the "laying on of hands" for healing.   more »»

It would appear that working on a farm all your life may be hard, but there is at least one long term benefit - a lower risk of fracturing your hip when you get older.   more »»

Smoking of cigarettes is down among high school and middle school students in the past five years, but the use of e-cigarettes has climbed dramatically.   more »»

If you're looking to live longer, then planting a garden around your home could help. A new study found women live longer in areas with more green vegetation.   more »»

Health officials say they don't have any doubts anymore that the Zika virus is responsible for outbreaks of microcephaly and other severe fetal brain defects.   more »»

Researchers say they can predict which teens are at greater risk for heart problems in later life by checking their body mass index when they are 17.   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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