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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
That old saying "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" may have some scientific proof. One study found that eating fruit daily lowered cardiovascular risk by 40 percent. more »»
Sleep may have something to do with obesity in teenagers. A new study found that 21 year olds had a greater risk of being obese if they slept less than 6 hours a night when they were 16. more »»
A new study claims that the more dairy products you consume, the lower your risk of developing high blood pressure and heart disease. more »»
Members of the military who have been deployed to places like Iraq and Afghanistan may face a new enemy - higher risk of developing skin cancer. more »»
Many people think that being just a little overweight won't affect their health. But adding just a few pounds can make your blood pressure rise. more »»
If you suffer with sleep apnea, cutting the calories you eat and losing weight as a result can mean an improvement in your sleep. more »»
A new weight loss drug will be available soon. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Contrave for people with a high body mass index. more »»
Migraine headaches can have many triggers. One of them is stress. A study says meditation may be one way to handle the stress and the migraine. more »»
When a company designs and builds a new workspace, whether it is an office or anything else, thinking about the ergonomics can have a positive economic impact. more »»
Over a five-year period, the number of people showing up at emergency rooms across the country for essential hypertension (high blood pressure with no known cause) climbed by about 25 percent. more »»
Over 90 percent of American children are getting more sodium in their diets than is recommended. Over 40 percent of that sodium comes from just 10 foods. more »»
Do we eat because it gives us pleasure or is eating just a habit? How much we eat may be tied to how our brain chemistry reacts to eating. more »»
Nicotine refill cartridge for e-cigarettes are being blamed for a massive increase in accidental poisoning of children under five. more »»
Women who are planning to get pregnant are told to stop smoking to protect the baby. Now a study says that men who plan to be fathers should stop smoking for the same reason. more »»
Foods high in potassium may help lower the risk of suffering a stroke and dying for women after menopause. For women with normal blood pressure, the benefits were the greatest. more »»
A new neuromuscular disease has been identified by scientists. The disease is caused by a genetic mutation and disrupts the way muscles and nerves communicate. more »»
The federal government is stepping in to help fund the development of a treatment for the deadly Ebola virus. The contract with Mapp Biopharmaceutical is for up to $42 million. more »»
Over a ten year period, liver problems caused by herbal supplements jumped almost 200 percent. That's more than from body building supplements. more »»
A less invasive treatment for breast cancer seems to have as good a survival rate as the more aggressive double mastectomy. more »»
Pick a diet - any diet - and stick to it. The key to losing weight is choosing a diet and making sure you follow it. It doesn't make much difference which one it is. 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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