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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
A vaccine aimed at the latest strain of the Ebola virus is proving to be safe and able to produce an immune response in a small trial involving 120 people. more »»
There is a new treatment for inhalation anthrax available. The treatment, Anthrasil (Anthrax Immune Globulin Intravenous [Human]), had been considered experimental. more »»
In a study that lasted over 30 years, researchers found that the children of smokers were already on their way to developing heart disease. more »»
Most people associate drinking milk with building strong bones. Now, new research has found that it may also help your brain stay healthy. more »»
A so-called pain diary might hinder a person's recovery. A new study found people who didn't keep a pain diary recovered from an injury more often and sooner. more »»
If you enjoy eating shellfish, you are probably giving your immune system a boost. Shellfish are rich in zinc and new research says that zinc helps the immune system. more »»
Upping the age to buy tobacco products, including cigarettes, could cut the number of people who start smoking in their teens dramatically. more »»
Living in an area with high air pollution may be a serious risk factor for having a stroke. That pollution may cause narrowing of the neck arteries. more »»
Are you planning a trip abroad this year? Then be sure that you and your loved ones get all the appropriate vaccinations, especially the one for measles. more »»
A diet that combines a Mediterranean diet and the so-called DASH diet might lower a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. more »»
Kraft Foods is voluntarily recalling approximately 242,000 cases of the Original flavor of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner. That's the bright orange product kids love. more »»
With all the time we spend inside during the day, we often don't get a lot of natural light and because of modern electronics we get a lot of artificial light at night. That could be affecting our health. more »»
If you are a fan of all those cooking shows on TV and often rush off to try out what you saw, be aware that could be a recipe for weight gain. more »»
More people in the U.S. are committing suicide while at work. While the overall numbers remain relatively low, the rates are climbing and are very high for certain occupations. more »»
For patients with atrial fibrillation, losing weight could save their lives. Losing 10 percent of their body weight can dramatically lower the risk of atrial fibrillation. more »»
A new review that looked at over 70 studies found that vitamin D supplements are ineffective in lowering high blood pressure. more »»
Two out of three people diagnosed with cancer survive five years or more, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study. more »»
Valacyclovir, a drug commonly used to control the virus that causes genital herpes, appears to reduce the levels of HIV in patients who do not have genital herpes. more »»
An American healthcare worker, who has tested positive for Ebola, is being flown back from Africa and will be taken to the National Institutes of Health facility in Maryland. more »»
The federal government and the American Medical Association are launching an effort to identify people at the highest risk of developing diabetes. 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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