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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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A new study involving American veterans has found a potential link between restless leg syndrome and high risks of stroke, coronary heart disease and kidney disease.   more »»

The risks of developing bladder cancer are affected by your job. According to a new study, changes in the workplace have led to changes in the jobs most at risk.   more »»

If you have asthma and are having problems controlling your symptoms, you may want to try getting 30 minutes of light exercise each day, year-round.   more »»

The vast majority of Americans believe prescription painkillers have their place in healthcare, but they also see the abuse of them as a serious public health issue.   more »»

The federal government is launching an anti-smoking campaign targeting minority teens. The campaign will associate living tobacco free with a hip-hop lifestyle.   more »»

A new long lasting injectable drug for the treatment of schizophrenia has been approved. Aristada (aripiprazole lauroxil) is injected every four to six weeks.   more »»

A positive attitude seems to have an impact on your health, especially your heart's health. That appears to be the case even if you already have heart disease.   more »»

Ziplines are becoming more common across the country, with a 2,000 percent increase. What that means is that there has also been a dramatic increase in injuries.   more »»

Going to bed late could have an impact on your weight. A recent study found that the later you go to bed, the more weight you gain.   more »»

If you are looking for an easy way to burn some extra calories and avoid problems that arise from sitting all day, then get yourself a so-called sit-stand desk.   more »»

The total cost of injuries and violence in the United States is almost $700 billion each year. The most recent figures show the cost associated with fatal injuries was $214 billion and nonfatal injuries was $457 billion.   more »»

The vast majority, some 70 percent, of teenage tobacco users are using flavored tobacco. That includes not just regular cigarettes but e-cigarettes, smokeless tobacco and other flavored products.   more »»

Alcoholics who really want to quit drinking should make sure they quit smoking as well. A new study says the odds are double they'll relapse if they keep smoking.   more »»

The recommendation is 60 minutes a day of exercise for teens, but a new study says that just ten minutes of high-intensity exercise three times a week could be as good.   more »»

It's a rite of passage - a young child riding a tricycle. But it can also be dangerous. According to a study, tricycle accidents send thousands to the hospital each year.   more »»

Rabies may be rare and unusual in the United States, but around the globe it is still a deadly curse. Over 59,000 people die each year from rabies.   more »»

Getting up every once in awhile and taking a walk around the office can help reverse the negative impact on your body from sitting for an extended period.   more »»

Lowering the legal drinking age to 18 could have numerous repercussions. One that may be surprising is that it may result in more students dropping out of school.   more »»

People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) who also smoke may be doubling their chances of developing small cell lung cancer, the deadliest form.   more »»

Two new long-acting insulin drugs have been approved for the treatment of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.   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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