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Monday, July 25, 2016

Behavior Changes May Be First Signs of Alzheimer's
Women May Be More Resilient to Effects of Alzheimer's Genes
People-Oriented Jobs May Help Lower Alzheimer's Risk
How to Keep Bug Bites at Bay
Florida Investigates 2nd Possible Local Transmission of Zika Virus
Some Pregnant Women Still Travel to Zika-Affected Areas
Could New 'Talk Therapy' Cut Cost of Treating Depression?
Menopause: Not All Hot Flashes Are Created Equal
'Heat Dome' Heats Up United States
FDA Renews Call to Reduce Salt in Processed Foods
'Walking Meetings' May Boost Employee Health, Productivity
Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Detected in Sewage Spill
Face-Saving Devices: Seat Belts and Air Bags
Pain Raises Risk of Opioid Addiction
Don't Let Your Campfire Become a Wildfire
Smoke Less, Drink Less?
Health Highlights: July 22, 2016
Health Tip: Help Your Underweight Child Gain Safely
Health Tip: Get Fit While Watching TV
Women Smokers at Higher Risk for Brain Bleed
Cancer Experts Criticize Report on Rising Prostate Cancer Numbers
Coming to a Brew Near You: Calorie Counts, Carbs Info
Living Past 90 Doesn't Doom You to Disease, Disability
Mouse Study Offers Hope for Vaccine Against Chlamydia
1 in 10 Americans Has Experienced Ringing in the Ears
3 in 4 Youngsters Exposed to Laundry Pod Detergent Suffer Poisoning
Omega-3s in Fish Tied to Better Colon Cancer Outcomes
Did Your Gut Bacteria Evolve Over Millions of Years?
Scans Not Worthwhile for Most Thyroid Cancers: Study
Chickens Make Malaria Mosquitoes Fly the Coop
Helping a Child Manage a Chronic Illness
Noisy Homes Can Slow a Toddler's Vocabulary
Health Highlights: July 21, 2016
Health Tip: Easing Bunions
Health Tip: Considering a Sleep Study?
Florida Investigates Possible Local Transmission of Zika Virus
Meningitis B Vaccine Falls Short of Expectations
Is Surgery Always Needed for Meniscal Tears of the Knee?
Opioids by Injection May Drive HIV Outbreaks
Why Kicking the Opioid Habit Can Be So Tough
Opioid Abusers Missing Out on Addiction-Fighting Drug
Much-Maligned Pigeon May Be a Lead Detective
New Drug May Treat Rare Obesity Disorder Causing Constant Hunger
Brisk Walking May Help Ward Off Diabetes
New Treatments Helping Kids With Juvenile Arthritis
Sleep Disorders 6 Times Higher Among Veterans
Study: VA Hospitals Compare Favorably to Non-VA Centers
Even Your Heart May Benefit From Extra Education
Alzheimer's May Hamper Ability to Perceive Pain
Health Highlights: July 20, 2016
Health Tip: The Basics of Food Safety
Health Tip: Kids Should Wear Life Jackets
Cancer Experts Endorse CDC's HPV Vaccine Guidelines
Implant Proves Effective at Combating Opioid Dependence
Which Diabetes Drug Is Best?
U.S. Teen Diabetes Rate Exceeds Prior Estimates
Healthy Fats Can Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes: Study
Hormone Therapy Won't Help Memory After Menopause
Cartilage Grown in Lab Might One Day Help Younger Arthritis Sufferers
New Clues to Zika's Threat to Fetus, and How to Stop It
Even High-Fat Mediterranean Diet Good for You: Review
IVF Won't Raise Risk for Breast Cancer
Number of Advanced Prostate Cancer Cases Soars: U.S. Study
Cutting Down on Sweets Can Help Kids' Hearts
Radiologists Don't Face Higher Risk of Radiation-Related Death: Study
Mixed Progress in Worldwide Fight Against HIV/AIDS
Health Highlights: July 19, 2016
Health Tip: Help Prevent Falls
Health Tip: Don't Ignore Acne
Latest Zika Puzzle: How U.S. Patient Infected Caregiver
Does Living Near a Fracking Site Make Asthma Worse?
Wide Variation Seen in 'Dense' Breast Diagnoses
Limit Kids' Exposure to Media Violence, Pediatricians Say
3 Health Issues That Can Threaten Young Female Athletes
Neti Pot Beats Steam for Sinus Congestion Relief
College Linemen Larger Than Ever, Study Finds
Monthly Vaginal Ring May Help Protect Against HIV
Can Comedy Kill?
Get Outside, Get Moving to Prevent 'Gamer's Thumb'
Obese Teens Take Weight-Loss Surgery in Stride
Concussion Study Shows Player-to-Player Hits Most Damaging
Poverty Takes Bigger Toll on a Man's Health If He's Black: Study
'Cool' Factor Often Spurs Teens to Try E-Cigarettes
Health Highlights: July 18, 2016
Health Tip: Protect Against Athlete's Foot
Health Tip: Pack Your Pantry With Heart-Healthy Staples
Some Tree Trimming Best Left to the Pros
Don't Let Painful Blisters Spoil Your Summer Fun
Making Sense of Senseless Violence
1st Case of Female-to-Male Sexual Transmission of Zika Reported
9 Out of 10 Strokes Could Be Prevented, Study Finds
Cancer Patients, Doctors Often Disagree About Prognosis
Do ADHD Medicines Boost Substance Abuse Risk?
Gut Bacteria May Hold Clues to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Obamacare Paying Off With Improved Health Care: Report
Anesthesia Safe for Kids, Doctors' Group Says
Cornea Transplants Riskier for Women When They Come From Men?
Doctors Should Bone Up on CT Scan Cancer Risks
Heavy Moms Likelier to Pile Food on Kids' Plates: Study
Play 'Pokemon Go' Without Landing in the ER
Health Highlights: July 15, 2016
Health Tip: Be Smart During a Power Outage
Health Tip: Watch Children Near Pool Drains
Synthetic Pot Overdoses on the Rise in U.S.
U.S. Cases of Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea Rise Fourfold in One Year
Latin America Zika Outbreak Should 'Burn Out' Within 3 Years, Scientists Say
Too Much Red Meat Might Harm Kidneys, Study Suggests
Normal Weight May Not Protect Against Diabetes
Health Before a Stroke Is Big Predictor of Second Attack
1 in 5 Americans Uses a Tobacco Product
Road Rage Rampant in America
CDC Warns of Dangers of Plastic Surgery in Dominican Republic
Research Sees Potential to Make Bone, Muscle From Human Stem Cells
Is Swimming Safe in Areas With the Freshwater 'Brain-Eating' Amoeba?
Early Bedtime for Preschoolers, Healthier Weight Later?
Weight Loss Might Reduce Cancer Risk: Study
Health Highlights: July 14, 2016
Health Tip: Keep Spinach Fresher
Health Tip: When Potty Training Doesn't Go Well
Obesity More Deadly for Men Than Women: Study
Rising Blood Sugar Hitting More Obese Adults
Alzheimer's Gene May Show Effects in Childhood
'Liquid Biopsy' May Show Whether Cancer Drugs Are Working
Epilepsy May Triple ADHD Risk, Danish Study Finds
Cash Rewards Won't Change Outcomes for HIV-Infected Drug Addicts: Study
Newly Released Inmates Account for 1 in 10 Fatal ODs
Can Trauma Trigger Violent Crime in Mentally Ill?
How to Spot the Warning Signs of Heat Stroke
4 in 10 Americans Think Work Affects Their Health: Poll
Apartment Dwellers More Likely to Smoke: CDC
Routine Eye Exams See Vision Problems You Miss
Dodge the Jet Lag, Enjoy Your Trip
Health Highlights: July 13, 2016
Health Tip: Manage Emotional Stress
Health Tip: Go Easy on the Condiments
Watch Where Pokemon Go Leads You
How Safe Is Condomless Sex When Partner With HIV Takes Meds?
Genes Tied to Red Hair, Pale Skin Greatly Raise Melanoma Risk?
Drink Water, Stay Slimmer?
If 1st Baby's Early, 2nd Will Be Too: Study
Cancer Drug Shows Early Promise for Parkinson's Disease
Pedal Away From Type 2 Diabetes
Dietary Mineral Could Be One Key to Blood Pressure Control
More Older Americans Cared for at Home
Nerve Zap Eased Rheumatoid Arthritis in Small Study
Do More to Fight HIV in Africa: Study
Xiidra Eyedrops Approved to Treat Dry Eye
Health Highlights: July 12, 2016
Health Tip: Measure Your Waist Circumference
Health Tip: Logging What You Eat
Many Adults Use Antibiotics Without Consulting Doctor, Survey Finds
Heart Failure After Heart Attack Tied to Cancer Risk in Study
Why Being Cold Might Foster a Cold
Mouse Study Hints at Hope Against Blindness
2nd U.S. Case of Bacteria Resistant to Last-Resort Antibiotic
Allergies Less Common in Kids Who Suck Thumb, Bite Nails
Are E-Cigs Slowing Teen Anti-Smoking Push?
Global Team Taps Into DNA Behind Type 2 Diabetes
Study Links Severe Head Injury to Parkinson's Risk
Insurance Mandates Boost U.S. Autism Diagnoses
Are Blood Transfusions From Younger or Female Donors Riskier?
Study Suggests Type 2 Diabetes-Cancer Link
Common Surgeries Raise Risk for Opioid Dependence: Study
Acne Treatment Differin Gel Approved for OTC Use
Ultrasound Device Approved to Treat Essential Tremor
Health Highlights: July 11, 2016
Health Tip: Caring for Foot Ulcers
Health Tip: Cooking Frozen Food
Concussion Rates Have Doubled Among U.S. Kids