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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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Update on Ebola more »»
Women go through all sorts of hormonal changes while they are pregnant. Now a study has found that expectant fathers have hormonal changes also. more »»
There is a new drug coming to market to treat otitis externa. Xtoro (finafloxacin otic suspension) will help treat what is commonly known as swimmer's ear. more »»
Prescription drugs lead the list of causes of poisoning deaths. But new threats are appearing, including poisonings from "bath salts," synthetic marijuana and laundry detergent pods. more »»
Young children who have long-term high blood sugar levels are more likely to have slower brain growth, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health. more »»
Use of cigarettes, alcohol and abuse of prescription pain relievers among teens in the U.S. has declined in the last year. Meanwhile, marijuana use rates appear stable. more »»
The Food and Drug Administration has cleared the first screening test for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) in newborns. more »»
An expert panel from the group that represents eye doctors around the country says that all children should get eye exams before they turn six. more »»
Across the country, the use of e-cigarettes is growing in the teenage population. A study in one state indicates the use may be exploding. more »»
If you have a college degree or more and seem to be having some memory problems, be aware you could have a higher risk of having a stroke. more »»
The brains of overweight children light up differently when they taste sugar when compared to the brains of healthy weight children. more »»
Ten states and the District of Columbia have yet to pass laws that prohibit the sale of so-called e-cigarettes to minors. Over 16 million children under 17 live in those states. more »»
A new vaccine that protects against five more types of human papillomavirus (HPV) has received the approval of the Food and Drug Administration. more »»
It sometimes seems that children spread more germs than adults. A new study says that may be very true. But there is some good news about kids. more »»
When access to alcohol isn't easy in a neighborhood, meaning fewer bars and stores that sell alcohol, there appears to be less domestic violence. more »»
Each year, the annual flu vaccine is designed to protect against specific strains of the flu that are expected to circulate. It may provide protection for other strains as well. more »»
Smoking rates are down but cancer deaths that can be attributed to smoking are just about the same as they were 30 years ago. more »»
With the cold and flu season upon us, people with high blood pressure should be aware that many over-the-counter medications can affect blood pressure. more »»
Water pipes and snus are often presented as an alternative to cigarette smoking. However, a new study indicates that they can often lead to smoking. more »»
In a society where there is a reported obesity epidemic, malnutrition is also costing the healthcare system billions of dollars each year. more »»
A buildup of plaque in your arteries is not only bad for your heart - it's bad for your mind as well. Researchers say such a buildup can lead to dementia. 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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