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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
Update on Zika Virus more »»
Having diabetes increases the risk of dying from the effects of a heart attack by around 50 per cent, according to a large study. more »»
The nasal spray flu vaccine has received a thumbs down from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. The group says the vaccine is ineffective. more »»
A regular dose of nature could be just the right prescription for controlling your blood pressure, and for your overall mental health. more »»
Flu viruses and others like it can survive on children's toys for up to a full 24-hours, long enough for children to be infected. more »»
Over the last decade, the number of Americans who abuse prescription opioids has more than doubled. Nearly 10 million adults used the drugs without a prescription or in excess amounts. more »»
Americans spend billions of dollars each year, out of pocket, on complementary and alternative medicine. That's about one percent of total healthcare spending. more »»
Americans seem to be eating healthier. A new study reports several improvements in dietary habits such as increased consumption of whole grains. more »»
The music of Mozart and Strauss could be a prescription for lowering high blood pressure. Not only that - their music can also reduce your heart rate. more »»
The number of Parkinson's disease cases appears to have been climbing since at least 1976. At the same time, the risk of developing Parkinson's has also gone up. more »»
For people with disabilities, the very clothes they have available to them may make their lives more difficult. Lack of adaptive clothing can limit their interaction with the community. more »»
A national task force says that there is convincing evidence that colorectal cancer screening substantially reduces deaths from the disease among adults 50 to 75 years of age. more »»
A teenager's body mass index (BMI) could be an indication of their risk of developing heart failure in middle age. The higher the BMI is, the higher the risk. more »»
Women who work 60 hours a week for most of their careers appear to have triple the risk of developing diabetes, cancer, heart trouble and arthritis. more »»
About six percent of American adults are dealing with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. A new study says exercise could help them focus. more »»
Coronary heart disease rates in the United States have dropped by 20 percent over the last decade. Cuts in smoking rates, along with blood pressure and cholesterol control, are being credited. more »»
Drinking coffee, tea or just about any other beverage that is over 149 degrees Fahrenheit (65 degrees Celsius) may lead to cancer of the esophagus. more »»
Women who suffer from migraine headaches have a slightly increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease in later life, according to a study in BMJ. more »»
Plants based diets, rich in fruit and vegetables, have the ability to substantially lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. more »»
It appears that the more whole grains you eat, the longer you can expect to live. A study found that people who ate the most whole grains had a lower risk of dying, compared to people who ate little or no whole grains. more »»
Diabetics who aggressively control their blood sugar levels can cut their risks of developing diabetic retinopathy and going blind by as much as 50 percent. 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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