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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 Zika Virus  more »»

When should you keep a sick child home from school? There's no easy answer. Symptoms, school work missed and logistics for the parents all factor into the decisions.   more »»

If you like red hot chili peppers, there's some good news. You just might live longer. New research shows that eating spicy food is linked to fewer deaths, especially from heart disease and stroke.   more »»

Depression doesn't just hurt your outlook on life - it can hurt your body too. A new study says that depression is as much a risk factor for heart disease as high cholesterol levels and being overweight.   more »»

If you're working out, you may want to put down that cell phone. When you use a cell phone to talk or text during a workout, it lowers the intensity and affects your balance.   more »»

People who live in the rural portions of the United States face more health risks than people who live in urban areas.   more »»

Exercise is good for our hearts, our bones, our muscles and our overall heath. Why? Scientists say one reason is that it acts as an anti-inflammatory.   more »»

Chair yoga may not be a cure for osteoarthritis, but a new study found that for millions of Americans it could provide relief from pain.   more »»

Tobacco isn't just a health issue in the United States. A report from the World Health Organization says it costs over $1 trillion in health costs worldwide each year.   more »»

Playing a musical instrument appears to sharpen a person's reaction time. A study shows that musicians have faster reaction times to sensory stimuli than non-musicians have.   more »»

The use of low-calorie sweeteners, such as aspartame, sucralose, and saccharin, has jumped dramatically. There has been a 200 percent climb in use by children and a 54 percent increase by adults.   more »»

The number of American men being treated for prostate cancer has dropped 42 percent. Researchers say it's the result of fewer men being screened for prostate cancer.   more »»

A blood test may someday be the way athletes who've suffered a concussion can know if it's OK to return to action, or if they need more time for a safe recovery.   more »»

Being active has been shown in many studies to lower a person's risk of dying from heart disease and other causes. A new study says that it's never too late to get started.   more »»

Though they don't know why, researchers say it appears that people with iron deficiency anemia are more likely to develop hearing problems.   more »»

The death rate from cancer has dropped by 25 percent over the last two and a half decades. The drop equals 2.1 million fewer cancer deaths during that time.   more »»

New guidelines say that many children can be introduced to peanut products in their diet early, in order to avoid a peanut allergy later in life. Parents of high risk children should talk with their doctor.   more »»

More people are becoming concerned about the safety of e-cigarettes, a sign that fewer people see them as a safe alternative to smoking tobacco.   more »»

If you lose weight and keep most of it off for a year, you have a good chance of keeping the weight off for good. You will also get a lot of health benefits from the weight loss.   more »»

Our brains appear to process a gambling addiction the same way they handle drug and alcohol addictions, and by activating the same pathways.   more »»

Starting high school an hour later each day could have a dramatic effect on teens. A new study found that they would sleep longer, and there would be a drop in car accidents.   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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