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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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Three out of four U.S. adults have a predicted heart age that is older than their actual age. This means they are at higher risk for heart attacks and stroke. more »»
The last decade and a half has seen an increase in the number of people riding bicycles for exercise. At the same time, there has been a corresponding increase in injuries. more »»
Taking a siesta after lunch might not be a bad idea at all. A new study links naps in the middle of the day with lower blood pressure. more »»
Young adults, who spend a lot of time in front of the TV, are more likely to gain weight and become obese in the future. more »»
Short bouts of activity can be just as effective for a child's health as more sustained exercise and could protect children against diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer. more »»
School meals are getting healthier. Since many children are getting both breakfast and lunch at school each day, that's a good thing. more »»
Over the past 25 years, life expectancy around the world has climbed by more than six years. The change has been marked by significant declines in death rates from HIV/AIDS and malaria. more »»
There are geographic pockets in the United States where the levels of childhood vaccinations are low, but overall, across the country, immunization rates remain high. more »»
If you are trying to lose weight, then drinking a small bottle of water before each meal could hypercharge your weight loss program. more »»
The more time teens or tweens spend in front of a screen, especially in the evening, the more likely they'll have trouble falling asleep. more »»
Omega-3 fatty acids are believed to provide some positive effects for your brain. However, you'll want to get them through your diet, because omega-3 supplements failed to do any good in a recent study. more »»
Exclusively breastfeeding your child from birth could dramatically lower the child's risk of dying. A new study found the risk more than doubled when a child wasn't breastfed. more »»
The annual flu vaccine saves the lives of many elderly people. And the better the match of the vaccine to the flu strain in a given year, the more lives saved. more »»
Heart disease is still the number one killer in America, but the numbers are dropping. However, for those who are middle-aged, especially women, the change is not as dramatic. more »»
Overweight patients who suffer with atrial fibrillation are often advised to lose weight. It may also be important to improve their cardiorespiratory fitness. more »»
Anyone who thinks that smokeless tobacco is safe should hear this. Smokeless tobacco kills at least a quarter million people each year around the world. more »»
Almost all of the 41 million estimated contact lens wearers in the United States may be engaging in at least one behavior known to increase their risk of eye infections. more »»
The amount of some trace metals in a person's blood is being linked to an increased risk of developing glaucoma. Low levels of manganese and high levels of mercury are suspected. more »»
What you eat at breakfast can have an impact on how much you end up eating at lunch. That in turn can have an impact on your weight. more »»
We've all heard the old phrase "Smile and the world smiles with you, cry and you cry alone." A new study says there is a lot of truth there. 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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