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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
Vegetarian Diet Lowers Cholesterol
Switching to a vegetarian diet could be the way to finally lower your cholesterol. A review of 49 studies found that a plant based diet meant lower cholesterol levels. more »»
Vitamin B Linked to Lung Cancer
Vitamin B supplements could raise a smoker's lung cancer risk 400 percent. A new study found that male smokers who took B6 and B12 for long periods had the greater risk. more »»
Peer Pressure Doubles Teen Smoking
Teens are twice as likely to start smoking if their friends smoke. Since 90 percent of smokers start before age 18, teen anti-smoking programs could make a big difference. more »»
Ebola Survivors' Long Term Issues
Surviving is just the start of health problems for people who contract Ebola. A recent study found that almost 80 percent of survivors have major limitations in mobility, cognition and vision. more »»
Most Teens Admit Poor Eye Hygiene
Teens aren't always good about doing things they should for their health. A new survey found that 85 percent of those who wear contacts admit to at least one habit that increases the chance of an eye infection. more »»
Pregnancy High BP Has Long-Term Effect
High blood pressure during pregnancy may be a precursor to heart problems. A new study found a higher risk of heart disease in women who had hypertension when they were pregnant. more »»
Smoking Leads to Frailty in Seniors
No matter your age, smoking has an impact on your health. Many times, older smokers say they've "smoked all their lives, why stop now?" Well, there's a good reason. more »»
Light Could Affect Breast Cancer Risk
How bright your neighborhood is at night could affect your breast cancer risk. New research found breast cancer risk higher for women who live with high levels of outdoor light at night. more »»
Yoga Could Ease Depression
Yoga may be a good way to complement standard treatment for depression. Two recent studies found that people under treatment for depression were helped even more by yoga. more »»
Alcohol and Health Issues
Drinking lightly may actually have some health benefits. However, heavy drinking has just the opposite impact and can lead to all sorts of health issues. 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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