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Flu Season Off to a Slow Start ... for Now

Get vaccinated, health experts say, because it tak...

Hookahs Deliver Toxic Benzene in Every Puff, Study Shows

Even nonsmoking bystanders had raised blood levels...

Senior-to-Senior Aggression Common in U.S. Nursing Homes

Up to one in five residents involved in unpleasant...

Weighing Growth Hormones for Short Kids

In 2003, the FDA approved synthetic human growth h...

Why Can’t I Stop Eating? How to Curb Compulsive Eating

Compulsive overeating, why it happens, and how to ...

Peanut Protein in Dust May Raise Allergy Risk

Babies exposed to traces of peanut protein in hous...

FDA Approves 'Abuse-Resistant' Narcotic Painkiller

Agency says it's latest step in curbing epidemic o...

Exercise Might Not Help Some Type 2 Diabetics Control Their Blood Sugar

Study suggests that about 20 percent of patients c...

Many People Who Drink a Lot Aren't Alcoholics: CDC

But raising price of alcohol and limiting sales co...

Testosterone Plays Minor Role in Older Women's Sex Lives, Study Finds

Quality of relationships may have more impact on l...

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Half of Adults Could be Overweight by 2030: Report

Half of Adults Could be Overweight by 2030: Report...

Gel Implant Might Help Fight Heart Failure

New treatment strengthens heart walls, researchers...

Could Your Job Help Preserve Your Aging Brain?

Mentally stimulating work may keep your mind sharp...

Laser Used to Remove Tattoos May Help Reduce Acne Scars

Small study found it improved skin with shorter re...

A Bad Marriage Burdens an Aging Heart

Older women in unhappy relationships seem especial...

1 in 5 U.S. Adults Dealt With a Mental Illness in 2013

Federal official urges people to seek treatment to...

Baby Strollers Recalled; Finger Amputation Risk

Baby Strollers Recalled; Finger Amputation Risk...

Sleep Off Addiction to Cigarettes?

Bad smells during sleep may teach smokers to disli...

Type 1 Diabetes Lowered Survival in Study

Better blood sugar management helped, but risk dur...

Mastectomy Rates Rising Among Women Eligible for Lumpectomy

Better breast reconstruction outcomes may be one r...

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'Wireless' Pacemaker Working Well So Far, Researchers Say

Small, manufacturer-funded study of tiny device re...

3-D Model of Heart May Help Surgeons Fix Defects

New technology might make for better-prepared doct...

New Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Show Promise

Lowering cholesterol in new ways -- potentially to...

Blue-Eyed People May Face Higher Melanoma Risk

Study found genes for the eye color and for red ha...

Low Levels of Vitamin D May Raise Early Death Risk: Study

But having gene variants linked to levels of the v...

Antibiotics and Kids' Risk for Juvenile Arthritis

Antibiotics, which treat bacterial infections, may...

Alcoholism Damages Brain's White Matter, Scans Show

Areas tied to decision-making, such as how much to...

Working Night Shift Slows Metabolism, Study Suggests

Finding means fewer calories burned, and may expla...

Number of Pregnant Women on Narcotic Painkillers, Heroin Doubles, Study Finds

U.S. national data shows steady rise, and abuse ma...

Even With a Little Weight Gain, Quitting Smoking Is Still Healthier Choice

Japanese study found that stopping the habit boost...

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Nearly 3 in 10 Americans With Diabetes Don't Know It: Study

Many had even seen a doctor in the past year, rese...

Cocaine Can Cause Heart Problems: Study

Subtle blood flow changes may not show on standard...

Some Fats Might Harm Your Memory

Men under 45 years old who eat lots of trans fats ...

Study Ties Teen Smoking to Risk of Severe Menstrual Cramps

Tobacco use known to restrict blood flow, research...

Some Painkillers Tied to Bleeding Risk in Those With Abnormal Heartbeat

People with atrial fibrillation should consider al...

Experimental Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Effective, Study Reports

New medicine might help those who can't tolerate c...

Bedbugs Could Be Potential New Source of Tropical Disease in U.S.

Deadly Chagas disease is now affecting Americans, ...

Long-Term Use of Aspirin Plus Blood Thinner Is Safe: Study

Benefits of combination outweigh potential risks, ...

Daily Aspirin Fails to Help Older Hearts in Japanese Study

Study's findings unlikely to change U.S. guideline...

Feeling 'Worn Out'? Your Heart May Pay the Price

Unmanaged stress and fatigue take a toll on your c...

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Could Wine, Chocolate Help Shield Your Heart From Smog?

Researchers say air pollution's effects lessened i...

Voters in 2 States Reject GMO Labeling

Voters in Colorado and Oregon rejected measures th...

Could Too Much Medication for Irregular Heartbeat Raise Dementia Risk?

Study found patients who showed signs of overtreat...

Secondhand Pot Smoke Can Give Your Heart an Unwelcome Buzz

Rat study suggests short exposure to marijuana red...

Deaths From Heart Disease Down, Up for Blood Pressure, Irregular Heartbeat

Obesity and aging population may be contributing f...

Could Flu Raise Risk of Fatal Artery Tear?

Preliminary research suggests a connection between...

Asthma Raises Heart Attack Risk, Research Suggests

Those who had trouble controlling condition partic...

Young Children, Energy Drinks a Dangerous Mix

Study finds more than 40 percent of emergency call...

Running Won't Raise Risk of Knee Arthritis, Study Says

In fact, it suggests running may even help prevent...

Sleep Apnea and Kidney Disease in Diabetics

Screening for sleep disorder could spot those at r...