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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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Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn blamed chewing tobacco for the cancer that killed him. Now, some health organizations want baseball to ban tobacco.   more »»

A high fat diet could not only make you overweight and even obese, but it could affect other things - like your sense of smell.   more »»

Like West Nile virus and dengue before it, a disease that isn't native to North America may now have gained a foothold in the United States.   more »»

In a move designed to crackdown on illegal online pharmacies, a major overnight delivery company has been indicted for conspiracy.   more »»

Here's some good news for people as they get older. The rate of strokes over the last 20 years has been dropping, reports The American Journal of Medicine.   more »»

Those inhalers used to control asthma may slow the growth of children. The corticosteroid drugs that are part of the inhalers may suppress a child's growth, evidence suggests.   more »»

Americans eat too much salt, and most have no idea how much they are eating, according to new consumer research by the American Heart Association.   more »»

When it comes to organ donation, doctors are more likely than the rest of us to be listed as a registered organ donor.   more »»

Young adults are less likely to smoke than they used to be, but they are also more likely to be overweight or obese, according to a federal report.   more »»

A drug used to treat breast cancer in women after menopause has shown promise for treating infertility in women with polycystic ovary syndrome.   more »»

A frightening statistic from a new study implicates bed sharing in 69 percent of sudden infant deaths over an eight-year span.   more »»

It might be possible soon to detect Alzheimer's disease early with a simple non-invasive eye test. That could mean early treatment to slow the disease.   more »»

Here's another reason to watch your weight. Extreme obesity may cut the lifespan of a person by as much as 14 years, according to a new study.   more »»

When someone gets all stressed out, hostile even, you'll sometimes hear somebody say to them, "Don't have a stroke." That could be lifesaving advice.   more »»

When you eat an avocado, not only do you get a food packed with nutrients, you also get help with absorbing nutrients from other foods.   more »»

Men who experience hot flashes are unlikely to talk much about it, but they may find relief from their silent suffering if they are willing to try an unusual treatment.   more »»

Vials of smallpox, that officials didn't know existed, were found in a storage closet at a Food and Drug Administration facility.   more »»

Rehabilitation could hold the key to cutting the risk of depression in people who suffer from age-related macular degeneration.   more »»

There's no magic bullet for lengthening your life, but living an unhealthy lifestyle is a surefire way to end up dying earlier than you should.   more »»

The brands of alcohol popular with underage drinkers also happen to be the ones heavily advertised in magazines that young people read, a new study finds.   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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