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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
More people are learning to control their diabetes and as a result, the rates of complications from the condition have dropped dramatically. more »»
Fewer people got sick from salmonella last year, but other types of foodborne infections have been climbing, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. more »»
Women shouldn't blame low vitamin D levels for menopause issues. A new study found no significant connection between vitamin D levels and menopause symptoms. more »»
Regular marijuana smoking is being linked to changes in the brain. The size and shape of two brain regions may differ in young adults who smoke marijuana at least once a week. more »»
If you have sleep apnea, you may have a higher risk of developing osteoporosis, especially if you are a woman or are older. more »»
Checking for calcium buildup in your coronary arteries could provide a way to predict your chances of developing heart disease. more »»
Gaining weight during pregnancy appears to be a Goldilocks situation. Too much isn't good, too little isn't good, it needs to be just right. more »»
The more kids watch television, the less sleep they get. And it comes as no surprise that if the children have a TV in their room, they get less sleep. more »»
Women with diabetes are 14 per cent less likely to have a mammogram in order to be screened for breast cancer compared to women without diabetes, according to a study. more »»
Most Americans say they support the idea of organ donation, yet fewer than half of eligible donors ever register, national polls show. more »»
People's risk of having a stroke went up significantly if they first developed shingles, according to a study in Clinical Infectious Diseases. more »»
A head injury could change how many friends a child has. New research has found that a child's relationships may be a hidden casualty long after a head injury. more »»
Staying active during your 40s and 50s - those midlife years - appears to provide some help in avoiding memory issues later in life. more »»
The mental health of civilians working for the military in war zones appears to be impacted in many of the same ways as military personnel are. more »»
If you've got a cold, consider yourself a weapon of mass destruction. Every time you cough or sneeze, you send out a gas cloud of infection. more »»
Every ten years, the federal government sets health related goals for all of us. The latest report on the goals for this decade says we are making progress. more »»
Not being able to get a good night's sleep does more than just leave you tired all day. A new study says it can increase your risk of having a stroke. more »»
If you have hay fever, you may soon be able to slip something new under your tongue to help relieve the symptoms and make life easier. more »»
Poison centers around the country have seen a dramatic rise in the number of calls concerning e-cigarette liquids containing nicotine. more »»
The number of scenes on television with people using tobacco has gone down. This goes hand in hand with a drop in tobacco use in real life. 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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