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Friday, May 06, 2016

FDA Banning E-Cigarette Sales to Minors
6 Years Later, Obamacare Still Divides America: Poll
Stay Lean, Live Longer
Widely Used Heart Drug Tied to Dementia Risk
Poor Vision and Dangerous Falls Plague Many U.S. Seniors
Study Links Climate Change to Kidney Disease
Your Healthy Skin Germs Stay Put, Despite Cleaning
Weight Loss Surgery May Boost Good Cholesterol in Obese Boys
Restoring Blood Flow Beats Exercise for Poor Leg Circulation
Mini-Camera Mounted on Glasses Helps Blind 'Read'
Addicts Using Diarrhea Drug Imodium to Get High
Exercise Is Good for You, Even in Polluted Cities: Study
Race May Influence Risk for Irregular Heart Beat
Sleep Apnea May Raise Heart Risks in People With Pacemakers
Lung Cancer Surgery Worthwhile for Older Patients
Health Highlights: May 5, 2016
Health Tip: Wishing for Better Balance?
Health Tip: Walking is Good for You
Robots Stake Their Claim in the Operating Room
Hepatitis C Now Leading Infectious Disease Killer in U.S.
Some Teen Girls Coerced Into Pregnancy: Study
No Statins Before Heart Surgery, Study Suggests
Seniors: Pump Iron, Live Longer
Ebola May Leave Some Survivors Blind
New Guidelines Recommend Inpatient Rehab After Stroke
Persistent Critical Illness May Keep Patients From Leaving ICU
Why Humans Have Bigger Brains
CPR Help as Near as Your Phone
Many Heart Bypass Patients Don't Take Needed Meds
Bacteria Experiment May Point Way to Slow Zika's Spread
4 Ways You Can Cut Smog in Your Town
Emergency Surgery Risky Business in Poor Countries
Health Highlights: May 4, 2016
Health Tip: Recognizing Achilles Tendinitis
Health Tip: Trim Daily Calories
For ADHD, Start With Behavior Therapy, Not Drugs: CDC
Could Infant Colds, Other Infections Raise Type 1 Diabetes Risk?
Too Many People Still Take Unneeded Antibiotics: Study
Fatty Foods, Drowsy Days
Medical Errors: A Hidden Killer
Parents and Social Media: Do as I Say, Not as I Do
Got Unused Meds? Here's What to Do
Radon in the Home May Be Linked to Blood Cancers in Women
Additional Treatments Offer Little Benefit for Pancreatic Cancer: Study
Expectant Mom's Flu Shot Protects 2
Managing Allergies, Asthma 101
Preemies' Brains Get Boost From Breast Milk
Training Program for Those With Autism Often Results in Low-Paying Jobs: Study
Why Labradors Often Get Fat
Health Highlights: May 3, 2016
Health Tip: Selecting a Sleep Mask
Health Tip: Focus on the Positive
Desperate for Shut-Eye?
High School Football Players Suffer More Symptoms After Concussion: Study
Even Non-Obese Report Better Mood, Sex Drive After Dieting
Study Ties Implanted Defibrillators to Long-Term Complications
Could Talk Therapy Ease Chemo-Related Memory Issues?
Well Water a Suspected Cause of Bladder Cancer in New England
Even in Taxis, Kids Belong in Safety Seats
Does TV Influence Which Alcohol Teens Favor?
Obamacare Buyers Could Have Fewer Choices in 2017
Playground-Related Brain Injuries on Rise in U.S.
More Kids Burned, Hospitalized as Fireworks Sales Rules Ease
Nuplazid Approved for Parkinson's Hallucinations
Health Highlights: May 2, 2016
Health Tip: Donating Blood
Health Tip: Planning Makes Healthy Eating Simpler
Study Suggests Aerial Pesticide Spraying Tied to Higher Autism Rates
More U.S. Kids Have Chronic Health Problems: Study
'Wandering' a Hazard for More Than a Third of Kids With Autism
Autism Diagnosed at Younger Ages
Kids With Two Dads as Well-Adjusted as Other Kids, Study Finds
Bullying Can Turn Victims Into Bullies
Officials Report First Zika Death in Puerto Rico
Smog May Boost Risk for Several Cancers
Seniors' Worsening Depression May Sometimes Predict Dementia
Kids of Older Moms May Have a Leg Up on Their Peers
Jello Shots While Underage, Bigger Booze Problems Later?
If You're Craving Cookies, You Might Just Be Bored
E-Cigarettes 'In' at Some Schools
Today's Hair Style Could Cause Tomorrow's Hair Loss
Link Between Money Woes, Domestic Abuse Tough to Untangle
To Avoid Food Poisoning, There's an App for That
Heat Beats Cold for Treating Jellyfish Stings
Health Highlights: April 29, 2016
Health Tip: Sleepless on Sunday
Health Tip: Avoid Alcohol While Nursing
Teen Birth Rate at Record Low in U.S.
Many Manly Men Avoid Needed Health Care
Coffee, Wine Good for Healthy Gut, Sodas May Be Bad
Births of Triplets, Quadruplets on Decline in U.S.: Report
Two Genes May Raise Odds for Fraternal Twin Pregnancies
'You've Got Cancer' Can Take Devastating Mental Toll
'Freckle' Gene Might Make You Look Older
Could a Cellular Tweak Someday 'Switch Off' Gray Hair?
Mild Air Pollution of Concern in Pregnancy
Are People With Rosacea at Higher Risk for Alzheimer's?
Got Unwanted Pills? Drug Take-Back Day Is April 30
Building Muscle Could Boost the Body's Most Important Muscle
Some Smart Yet Easy Ways to Shield Yourself From Skin Cancer
Health Highlights: April 28, 2016
Health Tip: Got Eczema?
Health Tip: Enjoy a Healthier Plane Ride
Psoriasis Tied to Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes
Sleep Doesn't Come Easy to Those With Brain Injuries
Gotta Minute? Get a Good Workout
Antibody Shot Protects Monkeys From HIV-Like Infection
Spanking: More Harm Than Good?
The 7 Deadliest Emergency General Surgeries
Hearing Aids May Help Keep Seniors' Minds Sharp
1 in 4 Hospitalized Newborns Gets Heartburn Drugs, Despite Risks
U.S. Health Report Card Finds Racial, Ethnic Disparities Persist
Kids From Poorer Families May Have Worse Food Allergy Care
Mom's Pre-Pregnancy Weight May Help Predict Child's Size
Mindfulness Therapy May Help Ease Recurrent Depression
Type 2 Diabetes May Damage Hearing, Study Finds
Health Highlights: April 27, 2016
Health Tip: Choose Energy-Boosting Foods
Health Tip: Use a Mouthguard
Skateboarding Mishaps Send 176 U.S. Kids to ERs Every Day
Drug for Yeast Infections May Raise Miscarriage Risk, FDA Warns
Young Gay, Bisexual Men May Be at Higher Risk for Suicide, Study Finds
Omega-3 Fish Oil Supplements Might Boost Antidepressants' Effects
Statins Might Not Lower Colon Cancer Risk: Study
Early Emotional Support May Help Kids Manage Feelings Later
Night Shift Work May Be Tough on a Woman's Heart
Trouble With Sense of Direction May Be Linked to Early Alzheimer's: Study
Americans Getting Adequate Water Daily, CDC Finds
Rates of Severe Obesity Among U.S. Kids Still Rising: Study
Norovirus a Costly Bug
Day Care Babies Catch Stomach Bugs Earlier, But Get Fewer Later
With Flu Shot, Timing May Be Everything
Health Highlights: April 26, 2016
Health Tip: Help Prevent High Blood Pressure
Health Tip: Managing Varicose Veins
Pharmacists Can Manage Some Chronic Conditions Effectively, Study Suggests
Female Pelvis Widens, Then Shrinks Over a Lifetime, Study Finds
Babies Fed Rice-Based Cereals Have Higher Arsenic Levels, Study Finds
Focus on Healthy Foods, Not Avoiding 'Bad' Ones, for Heart Health: Study
Music Might Give Babies' Language Skills a Boost
Fewer Children May Explain Why More Women Now Outlive Men
Temporarily Turning Blue Sometimes Normal for Babies, Doctors Say
Contraception Safety Program for Acne Drug Failing in Canada
More Kids Being Poisoned by Detergent Pods: Study
E-Cigarette Ads May Help Lure Teens to the Habit: Study
Certain Cancers Seem Less Likely for Kids of Hispanic Moms Born Outside U.S.
Bed Bugs Drawn to Red and Black Colors
Nipple-Preserving Mastectomies Appear Safe for High-Risk Women: Study
Health Highlights: April 25, 2016
Health Tip: Dig Into More Flavorful Foods
Health Tip: Should I Check my Blood Sugar?
Expert Offers Advice on Treating Corns, Calluses
Swim Safely This Summer
No Link Between Anti-Smoking Drugs, Mental Health Issues: Study
New Guidelines Issued on Breast, Genital Plastic Surgery for Teen Girls
Businesses Should Be Mindful of Zika Danger to Workers, CDC Says
Most Americans Turn to Prayer for Healing, Survey Finds
Could Certain Fatty Foods Be Linked to Aggressive Prostate Cancer?
Painkiller Addiction Relapse More Likely for Some
U.S. Suicide Rate Up 24 Percent Since 1999: CDC
FDA Proposes Ban on 'Shock' Device Used to Curb Self-Harm
Take Precautions to Prevent Child Poisonings
Let Safety Bloom in Your Garden This Season
Celebrity Cases May Help Spur Rise in Double Mastectomies
Heavy Pot Use in Teen Years Linked to Shortened Life
Cancer History May Affect Survival After Organ Transplant
Health Highlights: April 22, 2016
Health Tip: Enjoy Hard-Boiled Eggs Safely
Health Tip: Keep Skin Looking Young
Leading U.S. Pediatricians Oppose Transgender Bathroom Bill
Anatomy May Be Key to Female Orgasm
Retirement Can Be Golden for Your Health
1 in 8 U.S. Workers Has Some Hearing Loss: CDC
Childhood Cancer Survivors Often Feel Older Than Their Years
Common Class of Breast Cancer Drugs May Not Trigger 'Chemo Brain': Study
Rich-Poor Life Expectancy Gap Shrinking for U.S. Youth
Climate Change May Mean More Smoggy Days to Come: Study
People With HIV May Age Faster, Study Suggests
While Travelers Sleep, Brain Patrols for Danger
Breast Cancer Meds Won't Raise Chances of Heart Attack, Stroke, Study Suggests
Do Genes That Protect Against Dementia Guard Against Chronic Diseases?
Nagging Your Kids About Weight Might Backfire
Teen Moms May Ignore Advice for Helping Babies Sleep Safely
Health Highlights: April 21, 2016
Health Tip: Start Changing Your Lifestyle
Health Tip: At Risk for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?