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Saturday, April 29, 2017

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House Delays Vote on Obamacare Overhaul
U.S. Moves to Avert Shortage of Yellow Fever Vaccine
Happy Mom Means Less Colicky Baby
Seizure Control Eases Life for Young Adults With Epilepsy
Seniors Often Have Trouble Managing Money, Medicines
Taking the Stairs a Better Pick-Me-Up Than Coffee
Most Seniors Use Cellphones While Behind the Wheel
Guys, Take the Health Check Up a Notch
Kids' Sun Safety Means 'Slip, Slap, Slop'
Who You Are May Affect Your Diet More Than Where You Shop
Did Syphilis Cause Painter Goya's Hearing Loss?
Brineura Approved for Rare Genetic Illness Affecting Kids
Rydapt Approved for Adults With Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Health Highlights: April 28, 2017
Health Tip: Turn Off Those Screens
Health Tip: How to Get Enough Vitamin D
Crossroads for Obamacare
Type 2 Diabetes May Be Bad for Brain Health
Repeat Teen Births Still a Problem in United States: CDC
Money Pressures Mount When a Spouse Gets Cancer
Drugs Now Involved in More Fatal U.S. Crashes Than Alcohol Alone
Opioid Use by Iraq, Afghanistan War Vets Mirrors Rest of U.S.: Study
No Excuses: Exercise Can Overcome the 'Obesity Gene'
Could Smoking in Pregnancy Affect a Grandkid's Autism Risk?
Docs May Miss Major Cause of Vision Loss in Seniors
'Brain Age' May Help Predict When You'll Die
Could Germs in the Gut Give Rise to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
Science Uncovers a True Meeting of the Minds
April 29 Is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Is Your Child Using Drugs?
Stivarga Approved for Liver Cancer
Health Highlights: April 27, 2017
Health Tip: Coping With the 'Dawn Phenomenon'
Health Tip: Better Sleep, a Better Life
Oktoberfest Study Links Boozing to Heart Woes
Energy Drinks May Give the Heart an Unhealthy Jolt
Are Kids' Vaccines a Victim of Their Own Success?
After Wisdom Tooth Removal, Watch Out for 'Dry Socket'
Parkinson's Disease May Originate in Gut, Study Says
Grieving Friends Often Find Support Online
Higher Illicit Pot Use in States That OK Medical Marijuana: Study
Study Says Blood-Chromosome Test Predicts Lung Cancer's Return
Could an Ice Bag to the Face Be Life-Saver for Trauma Patients?
Cancer Risk Rises After Childhood Organ Transplant: Study
Genes May Govern Your Risk for PTSD
Women More Sensitive to Metal Joint Implants Than Men: Study
Women Fare Poorly With Aortic Aneurysm: Study
Exercise Guidelines: How Much Is Enough?
Health Highlights: April 26, 2017
Health Tip: When Kids Feel Anxious
Health Tip: Continuous Glucose Monitoring Devices
Ick! Synthetic Mucus Could Battle Dangerous Bugs
Opioid-Related Deaths Might Be Underestimated: CDC
Puberty's Onset May Depend on DNA
Delay a Needed Colonoscopy at Your Own Risk
Blood Test May Gauge Death Risk After Surgery
FDA Warns 14 Companies on Bogus Cancer 'Cures'
Obesity Quadruples Kids' Type 2 Diabetes Risk: Study
Seizure Control Key to Avoiding Sudden Death With Epilepsy
Early Treatment Equals Better Results for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Is a Low-Salt Diet Always Healthy?
'Mindfulness' Probably Won't Cure Your Back Pain: Study
Routine Tests Urged for Pregnancy Complication Preeclampsia
Are You Raising an 'Emotional Eater'?
Some Surprising Sources of Germs
Artificial Intelligence May Help Combat TB in Remote Regions
Health Highlights: April 25, 2017
Health Tip: Eat for the Right Reasons
Health Tip: Prepare for a Tornado
Mid-Life Exercise Could Jog Your Memory
Waist Size, Not Weight, May be Key to Life Span
Common Food Nutrient Tied to Risky Blood Clotting
Should Prostate Cancer Screening Start Earlier for Black Men?
Walk Your Way to Better Brain Health?
In America's Poorest Communities, a Greater Risk of Child Abuse Deaths
Exercise Benefits Aging Hearts, Even Those of the Obese
PSA Testing Rates for Prostate Cancer Have Leveled Off
Most Patients Not Shy About Revealing Sexual Orientation
Kids Face Their Own Death Risks When a Sibling Dies
The Top 5 Conditions That Shorten Americans' Lives -- And Are Preventable
Travelers Bring Malaria Back to U.S., With High Costs
Counting Your Way to Weight Loss
Health Highlights: April 24, 2017
Health Tip: Don't Let Boredom Thwart Your Workout
Health Tip: Caring for Pets
Love Chocolate? Potato Chips? Your Genes Might Be to Blame
Timing of Lunch, Recess May Determine What Kids Eat
Could Breast Milk Tests Replace Mammograms?
Cleaning, Greening Vacant Lots May Help Fight Crime
Many Students Reluctant to Use Asthma Inhalers at School
150-Year-Old Drug May Shorten 'Off' Time for Parkinson's Patients
Young Adults With Autism Need Help Managing Money: Study
Home Birth Safe for Some, But Not All, Women
Opioid Abusers at Higher Death Risk When Addiction Specialists Not Part of Care
When to Pick the Nose in a Medical Emergency
Moms-to-Be Are Heeding Store Warnings About Alcohol
At What Age Can Kids Safely Cross the Street?
You Can Probably Credit Your Genes for These Facial Features
Stop and Smell the Roses at Work
Health Highlights: April 21, 2017
Health Tip: Dealing With Foot Arthritis
Health Tip: Pregnant Women Need Omega-3 Fats
College Now the Place to Try Pot: Study
Do Diet Sodas Pose Health Risks?
When Is It Safe to Drive With Type 1 Diabetes?
Don't Give Kids Medicines With Codeine, Tramadol: FDA
Brain May Be Organized by Functions, Not Body Parts
Immune-Based Therapy Shows Early Promise Against MS
U.S. Health Officials Make Headway Against Salmonella
When Oxygen Runs Low, the Naked Mole-Rat Finds a Way
White Wine May Do No Favors for a Woman's Skin
Could a Zap to the Brain Jog Failing Memory?
Second Cancers Deadlier for Younger People: Study
Want a Longer Life? Try Biking to Work
Study Cites Factors Linked to Suicide in the Young
Money Spent on Teen Health a Good Global Investment
Nursing Home Program Offers Alternatives to Antipsychotic Drugs
What to Know About Online Dating Sites
Health Highlights: April 20, 2017
Health Tip: Help Manage Constipation
Health Tip: When Asthma Doesn't Improve
Stronger Muscles May Pump Up Kids' Memory Skills
Is Annual Eye Exam a Must for People With Type 1 Diabetes?
FDA Approves Device to Help Curb Cluster Headaches
Could Young Blood Boost the Aging Brain?
Body Temperature Might Give Clues to Coma
Many Heart Attack Patients Fail to Stick With Statins
4 in 10 Americans Still Breathe Dirty Air
Many Kids Still Being Injured on ATVs
A 'Brainwave' to Help Fight PTSD
Police-Inflicted Injuries Send 50,000 to ER Annually in U.S.
For the Young, Cigarettes Go Better With Booze Than Pot
Strength Training Might Help Prevent Seniors' Falls
Thinking of Going Organic?
Health Highlights: April 19, 2017
Health Tip: Stuck on the Road in a Storm?
Health Tip: Planning Your Walking Workout
Prince Harry's Journey Shows Grief Can Be a Long Road
High Blood Pressure: A Silver Lining for Ovarian Cancer Patients?
Pot Ingredient Might Ease Severe Epilepsy
Early School Start Times Tough on Teens
Is It Wise to Take a Steroid for a Sore Throat?
Conflicting Statin Guidelines Leave Millions in 'Gray Zone'
Pump Implants May Rejuvenate Heart Failure Patients
Illness From 'Kissing Bug' Now Widespread in U.S.
Studies Question Link Between Mom's Antidepressant Use, Autism in Kids
Slimy Frog Might Be a Flu Fighter
Zika Can Harm Babies' Vision, Too
No Link Between Common Antibiotic, Irregular Heartbeat
Marriage Could Bring Health Bonus to Older Same-Sex Couples
Blood Pressure: Know Your Numbers
Health Highlights: April 18, 2017
Health Tip: Minimizing Violence During Screen Time
Health Tip: Stay Aware While Running
Pot Smoking Common Among Pregnant Teens: Survey
Epilepsy: Another Potential Zika Threat to Babies
Leading Medical Groups Join March for Science on April 22
Seniors' Well-Being May Get a Boost From Green Spaces
Is That Your Doctor Swearing, Drinking on Facebook?
Baseball Great Rod Carew Owes His Life to NFL Player's Transplanted Organs
New Bowel Disorder Treatments Needed, FDA Says
Anxious? Distressed? You're Not Alone
Regular Phys Ed Builds More Than Fitness
When Parents Get Vaccinated, Their Kids Do Too
What's the Best Seasonal Allergy Med for Your Kid?
Get to Know the Mediterranean Diet
Just 1 in 5 Mentally Ill Women Gets Cervical Cancer Screenings
Stress Buster
Health Highlights: April 17, 2017
Health Tip: Caring for Nail Psoriasis
Health Tip: Concerned About Your Child's Weight?
Is Kindergarten the New First Grade?
Don't Let Bugs Dampen Your Outdoor Fun
Flu Season All But Over in U.S.
Could a Daily Vitamin Curb Smog's Effect on the Heart?
Shooting Ranges Pose Hidden Risks: Study
Healing Hands: Massage May Ease Chronic Back Pain
'Better Health' Argument Won't Always Work to Pass Soda Taxes
Trump Blocks Some Funding to Abortion Providers
Trump Rolls Out First Set of Obamacare Fixes
Another Type of Mosquito May Carry Zika
More Asian-American Women Getting Breast Cancer
Vaccine Targeting Brain Tumors Seems Safe in Study
Water Outperforms Sports Drinks for Young Athletes
Health Highlights: April 14, 2017
Health Tip: Managing Dandruff
Health Tip: Keep Indoor Air Clean