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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

3 in 4 Teens Think E-Cigarettes Safer Than Tobacco: Survey
Air Pollution May Even Harm Blood Vessels of Healthy Young
Less Than Half of Older Hip Fracture Patients Fully Recover: Study
Medical Marijuana Not a Lure for Kids: Study
Sharp Rise in Obamacare Premiums for 2017
The Scoop About Healthy Poop
Mouse Study Hints at Damage Zika May Cause to Adult Brain
Study Links Disasters to Dementia
Long Spaceflight Seems to Weaken Spinal Muscles
Birthing Pool Not the Place to Deliver, New Guidelines Say
Doctors Should Promote Breast-Feeding to Patients: Panel
Childhood PTSD May Leave Imprint on Brain
More Airline Injuries to Tots on Laps
Surfing Through Selfies Tied to Low Self-Esteem?
Health Highlights: Oct. 25, 2016
Health Tip: Use Football Safety Equipment Correctly
Health Tip: Enjoy an Active Autumn
Women Reaching Equality in Dubious Habit: Drinking
Smoking Still Takes Big Toll in U.S. Cancer Deaths
Review Says Calcium Supplements Won't Harm the Heart
Polio Nearly Vanquished: CDC
Old Blood as Good as New for Transfusions, Study Finds
Docs: Infants Should Share Parents' Room to Help Prevent SIDS
Study: El Nino Could Boost Lyme Disease in Western U.S.
Stronger Muscles May Pump Up Your Memory
Take Meds as Directed to Boost Survival After Heart Procedures
Brain Changes Seen in Kids After One Season of Football
'Laughing Gas' May Not Ease Pain During Childbirth: Study
Pregnancy May Boost Stroke Risk in Younger Women: Study
Many Teens Light Up to Lose Weight, Study Suggests
Many Take Opioids Reluctantly for Back Pain: Survey
Health Highlights: Oct. 24, 2016
Health Tip: Beginning Yoga
Health Tip: Six Dangerous Driving Habits
United States Ranks in Top 10 for Empathy
Be Aware of What You Share Online About Your Kids
Pediatricians: Kids Need 'Media Use Plan' From Parents
Kids' Media Time Adds Up, Subtracts From Homework
More Kids and Teens Heading to ER With Headaches
Many Adults Unaware That Using E-Cigarettes Can Hurt Kids
State Laws May Be Key to Lowering Kids' Car Crash Deaths
Bullied Teen's Suicide Didn't Spur Copycat Attempts: Study
Helmets Don't Prevent Kids' Motocross Concussions
1 in 3 Young Athletes With Concussion Returns to Play on Same Day
Saturday, Oct. 22 Is Drug Take Back Day
Coffee's Impact a Matter of Genes?
Tips for Keeping Halloween Safe and Fun
Health Highlights: Oct. 21, 2016
Health Tip: Recognize Signs of Corneal Abrasion
Health Tip: Supporting a Child Who Is Bullied
Is It Really True That Chocolate May Be Good for You?
Cartilage From Nose Used to Repair Bum Knees
Study Counters Notion That Heart Surgery Poses More Kidney Risks to Women
Monitoring, Not Treatment, May Be Better for Some Prostate Cancer Patients
Some Mexican Ceramics Can Serve Up Lead Poisoning
Zika Testing for All Pregnant Women Who Have Been in Florida County: CDC
Mediterranean Diet, Caffeine May Be Good for Your Eyes
Black Americans May Have Stronger Immune Response to Infections
Troubled Childhood May Boost Bipolar Risk: Study
Snakebites a Rising Danger for U.S. Children
Kids 14 and Younger Only Need 2 HPV Vaccine Shots: CDC
Even 6th Graders Commit Cyber Dating Abuse: Study
Right-Handedness Might Go Back Almost 2 Million Years
Health Highlights: Oct. 20, 2016
Health Tip: Kick Off Exercise With a Support System
Health Tip: Health Tip: Manage Allergies
Sexually Transmitted Diseases Hit All-Time High: CDC
Trauma Patients Not to Blame for Opioid Epidemic: Study
Clots May Be the Cause of Fainting in Some Elderly
Even for Men at High Risk, Healthy Living May Help Prevent Colon Cancer
Sleep Can Affect Male Fertility
'Fake Pills' May Help Ease Back Pain
Top 3 Mistakes Teen Drivers Make
Having Baby Too Soon After Weight-Loss Surgery May Raise Risks
Digestive Byproduct Tied to Meat Raises Risks for Some Heart Patients
Exercise May Help People Who Already Have Memory Loss
Marijuana May Blunt Bone Health
Lasting Jump in ER Visits After Oregon Medicaid Expansion
For Overheated Viewers of Presidential Race: 'De-Escalate First'
New Clues on How Zika Causes Brain Birth Defects
Researchers Identify Genes Linked to Hot Flashes
New Treatment Approved for Soft-Tissue Cancers
Health Highlights: Oct. 19, 2016
Health Tip: Ease Stress If You Have Rheumatoid Arthritis
Health Tip: Manage Psoriasis
CDC Updates Spending Plans to Combat Zika
More Low-Income Kids Need Dental Sealants: CDC
Have Type 2 Diabetes? Try Walking After Eating
Are Vegetarian Diets Heart-Healthier?
Irregular Heart Rhythm Patients May Not Always Need Blood Thinners: Study
National School Lunch Program Serving Up Healthier Fare
Sweating Over a Perspiration Problem?
Better Way to Treat Seniors' Ankle Fractures?
Rates of Preventive Mastectomy Doubled in a Decade, and Fear Is a Factor
Elective Surgeries on Fridays Are Safe: Study
Mouth and Gut Germs May Be Linked to Migraines
Are You and Your Home Ready for Winter?
'Ghost Pepper' Burns Hole in Man's Esophagus
Health Highlights: Oct. 18, 2016
Health Tip: Using Kitchen Knives
Health Tip: Choosing a Time to Work Out
Statins Often Interact With Other Heart Drugs
Are Fewer Cervical Cancer Screenings Needed After HPV Vaccine?
Sleep Apnea May Boost Risk for Post-Op Problems
U.S. Psychiatric Patients Face Long Waits in ERs
Little Gains in Efforts to Boost Outpatient Care
Expecting Twins or Triplets? What You Should Know Before They Arrive
Fewer Birth Defects for Older Moms Who Have Fertility Treatments
Cost Keeps Many Kids From Playing School Sports, Other Activities
Foster Kids Face Higher Risk of Health Problems: Study
Obesity More Common Among Teens With Autism: Study
No Link Between Caffeine, Irregular Heartbeat in Heart Failure Patient Study
Seniors With Hip Fractures Fare Better in Large Teaching Hospitals: Study
Nurturing Childhood May Pay Off Decades Later
How to Help a Child Who's Cyberbullied
Health Highlights: Oct. 17, 2016
Health Tip: Kids Don't Need a Low-Fat Diet
Health Tip: Health Tip: Risk Factors for Malnutrition
1 in 4 College Students Is Hungry: Survey
11 Ways to Stay Safe When Doing Risky Tree Work
Florida Officials Announce New Zika Zone in Miami
Scientists Launch Project to Map Every Cell in Human Body
Exercise Can Help Manage Type 1 Diabetes
More Evidence Linking Obesity to Liver Cancer
Powerful MS Drug Used Early May Reverse Some Disability
Zika Infection May Bring Future Immunity: Study
Which Generation Has Better Work Ethic?
Protein in Breast Milk May Reduce Hospital Infections in Preemies
Study Identifies Genetic Subtypes of Crohn's Disease
Smokeless Tobacco Product Tied to Higher Risk of Prostate Cancer Death
Now Hear This: Wind Noise Can Pose Threat to Cyclists
Dogs Too Smart to Follow Useless Advice
Health Highlights: Oct. 14, 2016
Health Tip: Get Enough Dietary Iron
Health Tip: Preparing Your Baby for a Sibling
Brain Chips Help Paralyzed Man Regain Sense of Touch Using Robotic Arm
Can Hormonal Rx for Prostate Cancer Raise Dementia Risk?
Breast Cancer Deaths Continue to Decline in U.S.
Heart Surgery Devices May Have Been Contaminated: CDC
Monkey Study Hints at Drug-Free Suppression of HIV
Smartphone Device Detects Undiagnosed Irregular Heartbeat
1 in 5 U.S. Young Adults Uses Hookah
Migration Helps Spread Bird Flu Worldwide
Scientists Map DNA of Zika Virus From Semen
'Doc, This Election's Killing Me!'
More U.S. Women Hope for Motherhood, With 2 Kids Ideal
Mixed News on Drug Abuse Among Lesbian, Gay Americans
Global Efforts to Combat TB Epidemic Falling Short
Texting While Parenting: A 21st Century Trap
Health Highlights: Oct. 13, 2016
Health Tip: Managing Celiac Disease
Health Tip: Need Pain Relief?
Another Study Questions Mammography Screening
Exercise Typically Healthy During Pregnancy, Olympic Panel Says
Fitbit, Other Heart Rate Wristbands Often Inaccurate: Study
How to Guard Against Deadly Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
How to Prepare Your Child for a New Brother or Sister
More Evidence Menopause 'Brain Fog' Is Real
Mom-to-Be's Antidepressant Use May Be Tied to Speech Issues in Child
When Complications Arise, Some Hospitals Get Paid a Lot More
Inhaled Version of Parkinson's Drug May Help Keep Symptoms at Bay
Zika Virus Can Damage Fetal Brain Late in Pregnancy: Study
Researchers Pinpoint More Genes Linked to Vitiligo
Indoor Tanners Aren't Taking Precautions Against Skin Cancer
Parents of Kids With Food Allergies Believe They're Allergic, Too
Health Highlights: Oct. 12, 2016
Health Tip: Want Younger-Looking Skin?
Health Tip: Use a Workplace Gym
Calcium Supplements May Not Be Heart Healthy
For Medical Diagnoses, Doctors Still Trounce Computers
Are Some Blood Pressure Meds Linked to Depression, Bipolar Risk?
Sudden Drops in Blood Pressure Tied to Higher Odds for Dementia
Freeze Therapy: An Alternative to Breast Cancer Surgery?
Why Parenting May Be More Stressful for Mom
Americans Are Changing Their Supplements of Choice
For Migraine Sufferers, Is a Chiropractor's Touch All in the Mind?
Leave Those Raking Injuries Behind
Chronic Disease in Mom May Be Linked to Newborns' Heart Disease
High-Protein Diets May Not Help Fend Off Diabetes: Study
Mars-Bound Astronauts Could Face Dementia Risk, Study Contends
Health Highlights: Oct. 11, 2016
Health Tip: Watching Portions and Your Wallet
Health Tip: Keep Kids Healthy Around Classroom Pets