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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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Drinking just a few cups of coffee a day could give you some protection from developing Alzheimer's disease as you get older. more »»
Many people may be concerned that they are starting to have memory issues, but less than half of those people act on their concerns and see a doctor. more »»
The percentage of Americans who smoke has hit an all-time low. The cigarette smoking rate among adults in the U.S. dropped from 20.9 percent in 2005 to 17.8 percent in 2013. more »»
A new software program could soon help your doctor figure out if you have coronary heart disease. The best part is it's non-invasive. more »»
You can soon expect to see a type of food label coming to your local restaurants and vending machines. The government is going to require that calorie information be posted. more »»
Many Americans who are HIV positive do not have the virus under control and many of them are not even receiving care, according to a new report. more »»
An abnormality in the brain may be one of the possible causes of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). In a new study, 40 percent of infants who died of SIDS had the problem. more »»
Weight gain is often considered a danger to your health. But weight gain is a lot less dangerous than smoking. Quitters who gain weight still have a lower death risk. more »»
A new study has found that the hearts of people who are obese are being damaged and the damage could lead to congestive heart failure in the future. more »»
A combination of three drugs may provide a baby with the best protection from HIV transmission if the mother is HIV positive. more »»
Nine in 10 adults who drink too much alcohol are not alcoholics or alcohol dependent, according to a new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. more »»
The Food and Drug Administration has given the OK to a pain pill that is designed to reduce, but not totally prevent, abuse of the drug. more »»
Men who suffer with erectile dysfunction should be aware that it may be a warning sign for heart disease down the road, according to a new study. more »»
Women who have a history of depression may want to consider so-called mindfulness techniques, such as meditation and yoga, when they are pregnant. more »»
With menopause, women often get hot flashes. A new study has found that soy can help some women, if their bodies can produce a certain soy metabolite called equol. more »»
Fighting heart disease could include a healthy dose of herbs and spices from your spice cabinet. Researchers say a blend of herbs and spices can lower triglyceride levels. more »»
If you want a healthy diet, cook it yourself. That's the takeaway from a new study. People who cooked at home ate healthier and ate fewer calories. more »»
Getting people to refill their prescriptions for cholesterol and blood pressure drugs is sometimes a problem. The solution could be automated reminders. more »»
Certain sunscreen chemicals used to protect against ultraviolet rays may impair men's ability to father children in a timely manner. more »»
Taking care of your teeth and gums, by brushing and flossing on a regular basis, can have the added benefit of taking care of your kidneys. 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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