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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
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are suggesting that more emergency personnel should be able to use the overdose antidote naloxone. more »»
Dry eyes are more common in the spring, the same time that pollen and other allergens are at their height. New research says that April is the peak for both. more »»
Since the start of the new millennium, shortages of key antibiotics have been on the rise in the U.S. Almost half of the shortages involved treatments for drug resistant bacteria. more »»
Just one soda or other sugar sweetened drink could be increasing your risk of developing heart disease. And the more you drink, the greater the risk. more »»
A new study shows that suicide rates climbed during the Great Recession with many of them linked to financial problems. People between the ages of 40 and 64 were the hardest hit. more »»
When many people think about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), they think about people who have been in an accident or perhaps gone to war. more »»
New draft guidelines for breast cancer screening call for mammograms every two years for women between 50 and 74. For younger women, the issue should depend on other factors. more »»
Blue Bell Creameries is expanding its recall to all of its products, including ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and frozen snacks because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria. more »»
When smokers receive a diagnosis of cancer, it is often the impetus they need to finally quit smoking. A new study says smokers are more likely to quit after leaning they have cancer. more »»
Most people take dietary supplements, thinking that they will improve their health. New research is finding, however, that too many supplements might increase cancer risks. more »»
The good news is that fewer and fewer teenagers are smoking cigarettes. But that doesn't mean they aren't getting hooked on nicotine. more »»
A drug to help treat congestive heart failure will now be available in the United States. Corlanor (ivabradine) is the first new heart failure drug in over a decade. more »»
It has become common for older adults to take aspirin. A national survey found that over half of Americans over 45 take aspirin on a regular basis. more »»
It doesn't take a lot, but going for leisurely walks for about three hours a week may help prostate cancer patients deal with side effects of treatment. more »»
People with diabetes or depression face a higher risk of developing dementia. In addition, having both conditions raises the risk even more. more »»
Many women with adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) report that they were sexually or physically abused before they were 16. more »»
A woman who has been divorced is more likely to have a heart attack than a woman who remains married. And if she's had more than one divorce, she has twice the risk. more »»
Another vaccine for Ebola is being tested. This latest vaccine will be given to about 6,000 health workers who are on the front lines fighting the disease. more »»
Testicular cancer is being linked in a new study to the taking of muscle building supplements that contain creatine or androstenedione. more »»
Dancing could actually be a way to help some Parkinson's disease patients get exercise and maybe even slow the progression of the disease. 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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