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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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The number of people in the U.S. with kidney disease is on the way up. However, fewer people are dying from end stage renal disease and they are ending up in the hospital less often. more »»
Seniors who develop cataracts are also more likely to suffer from depression. A recent study found that women are more affected than men. more »»
Even people in their 60s and 70s benefit from stopping smoking. New research has found that even when people wait to quit smoking until their 60s, they still lower their risk of dying. more »»
A higher risk of deadly skin cancer has been linked to drinking alcohol by a new study. Cancers already linked to alcohol include digestive, liver, pancreas, colon, rectum and breast cancer. more »»
It appears that the average U.S. levels of total cholesterol (TC), triglycerides, and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) are continuing their 15-year decline. more »»
Cookbook recipes could go a long way to improve food safety at home, by including instructions to use a meat thermometer and to always wash hands before handling food. more »»
The Texas Health Department says the first case of Zika virus disease likely transmitted by a mosquito in Texas has been discovered in southern Texas. more »»
People who are planning plastic surgery are told that cigarette smoking increases the risk of complications. The same may be true for e-cigarettes. more »»
People who are healthy in middle age - that means they aren't obese and haven't developed high blood pressure or diabetes - are much less likely to suffer heart failure when they get older. more »»
If the way that you walk changes - and that can include things such as speed, arm swing and length of stride - it may predict a significant decline in memory and thinking. more »»
You may face a higher risk of developing high blood pressure if both of your parents were diagnosed with high blood pressure before age 55. more »»
Each year, about 30,000 people show up at hospital emergency rooms across the country with eye injuries that resulted from athletic endeavors. more »»
Which came first - sugary sodas and energy drinks or lack of sleep? It appears that the drinks and poor sleep are linked, but the reason for this is unclear. more »»
Smoking is known to cause lung and other cancers. But smoking is also deadly in many other ways, particularly if a person both smokes and has diabetes. more »»
While stroke rates are dropping among Baby Boomers (those 55 and older), they have more than doubled among those 35 to 39, the so-called Generation X. more »»
American children are eating a healthier diet than they did 15 years ago. A new study found that they are eating more fruit and drinking fewer sugary drinks. more »»
For over a century, deaths from infectious disease have been going down. There have been two dramatic exceptions however: one just about 100 years ago and the other from 1980 to 1995. more »»
Using the sugar substitute aspartame may make it harder to lose weight. In fact, researchers say it may even make things worse. more »»
The percentage of Americans with dementia may actually be dropping. Education may be the key. Those with the most education appear to have the lowest risk. more »»
Many women are unaware that the density of their breasts affects their risk of breast cancer and also affects the ability of a mammogram to detect breast cancer. 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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