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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 Ebola more »»
The rate of type 1 diabetes is climbing among non-Hispanic white youth. The rate has climbed from 24.4 per 100,000 to 27.4 per 100,000 over an eight-year period. more »»
In the United States, it is sometimes difficult to comprehend that there are still people with nutrition issues. A new study says the problem is widespread. more »»
If you have high blood pressure, simply visiting your doctor more than once a year can triple your odds of controlling your blood pressure. more »»
Millions of people around the world are infected with tuberculosis each year. But the good news is that those numbers are slowly declining. more »»
The death rates for people who contract acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) have dropped dramatically over the past decade and a half. more »»
College males should be thinking about their drinking habits. Binge drinking now could lead to them developing high blood pressure later. more »»
A recent study found that positive stereotypes about aging, delivered subliminally to seniors, had a real life positive effect. more »»
Pregnant women would be wise to avoid busy roads. A new study found that air pollution caused by traffic is a risk factor for future lung problems for the unborn child. more »»
If you are trying to watch your diet, where you live and the ability to buy healthy food can either help or sabotage your efforts. If healthy food isn't nearby, the odds are long that you'll succeed. more »»
We've all heard the saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. New research says it's true, especially true for teenagers. more »»
A chemical solvent, used to decrease metals and used in dry cleaning fluid, is being linked to an increased risk of pregnancy problems. more »»
People who have had weight loss surgery sometimes regain the weight. But, if they have plastic surgery to reshape their bodies, they increase their odds of keeping the weight off. more »»
It is standard procedure for patients to undergo physical therapy after total hip or total knee replacement surgery. It may also be a good idea for patients to have physical therapy before the surgery. more »»
Women who live near a major highway appear to have a higher risk of dying from sudden cardiac arrest, according to a study in the journal Circulation. more »»
Diet and exercise during pregnancy can help the mother and the baby. They can not only help control excess weight gain, but lower the risks of complications for the baby after birth. more »»
You may not believe this, but American college students eat their vegetables more than do students in some other countries. They also get more exercise and smoke less. more »»
Men and women should be aware that their cardiovascular systems and their hearts react differently to mental stress. more »»
Every parent wants to keep his or her newborn safe. But a new study says they may be endangering their child as soon as they leave the hospital. more »»
The levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in a man's blood could have an impact on the chances he will have a recurrence of prostate cancer. more »»
Not taking their dentures out at night increased the risk of developing pneumonia in a group of seniors, according to a recent study. 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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