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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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Calorie information on fast food menus has little impact on people. Researchers say as few as eight percent of people are likely to make healthy choices as a result of current calorie labeling.   more »»

The recommended number of doses of the HPV vaccine is changing. The new recommendation is for two doses at least six months apart to protect against cancers caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infections.   more »»

People, who use indoor tanning, aren't very careful about sun protection when they are outdoors. Indoor tanning and sun exposure are risk factors for developing skin cancer.   more »»

Exercise isn't a cure-all, but it sure helps with many health issues. A new study found that people with type 1 diabetes who exercised had better metabolic control, needed less insulin and had fewer hyperglycemic events.   more »»

This holiday season, when the family is gathered around the dinner table, some of the older members of the family will ask for things to be repeated, but it's not their hearing that's the problem.   more »»

Of all cancers, lung cancer costs society the most in terms of what is called disability-adjusted life years lost to cancer. That includes the loss of both life and full health due to cancer.   more »»

If you feel as if your job is killing you, a new study says you may be right. People with high stress jobs and little control over their work, die younger and are less healthy.   more »»

There are a lot of positives to maintaining a healthy weight. Being overweight affects your physical health in many ways. Now a study says it also affects your brain.   more »»

Breast cancer death rates are dropping across the board. Breast cancer mortality is decreasing for both black and white women, especially among younger women.   more »»

If you want your preschoolers to eat healthy, then make sure they get enough sleep. A new study found that if children get less sleep, they eat more fats and calories.   more »»

A drug that made the headlines during the Ebola epidemic shows promise as a treatment for the deadly disease. ZMapp was used to treat a small number of westerners on an experimental basis.   more »»

If it's really important you know your heart rate while you exercise, don't count on a wrist-worn heart rate monitor to give you an accurate number.   more »»

Groups such as the American Cancer Society and the American Academy of Pediatrics are suing the federal government to force graphic health warnings on cigarette packs and advertising.   more »»

A new study claims that people who smoke marijuana regularly for a long period of time have thinner bones and are more likely to break a bone.   more »»

Multiple studies have shown that being angry or upset or doing heavy exertion can possibly trigger a heart attack. Now a study says if you combine to two, you're really in danger.   more »»

The use of multivitamins is down in the United States. However, the use of other supplements remains about the same, with over 50 percent of people taking supplements.   more »»

As if dealing with hot flashes wasn't enough for women going through menopause, a new study says it can result in mild forms of depression as well.   more »»

Just because you are getting older, you shouldn't get lazy about taking care of your heart. As people live longer, they need to continue to stay aware of heart risks.   more »»

It could end up being the hot new thing - comedy performances as part of workout classes. A new study says that adding laughter to a workout boosts the effects.   more »»

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says people should stop using homeopathic teething tablets and gels, because they may pose a risk to infants and children.   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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