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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Countless Opioid Pills Unused by Dental-Surgery Patients
To Help Prevent Colon Cancer, 'Listen to Your Gut'
Common Culex Mosquitoes Don't Transmit Zika Virus: Study
High Utility Bills Strain More Than the Budget
Nanoparticles Ease Aching Joints in Mice
Farm Kids Get Fewer Allergies, International Study Finds
Health Highlights: Sept. 27, 2016
Health Tip: Managing Daily Stress
Health Tip: Remember Eye Protection at Work
1st Baby Born With DNA From 3 Parents
Doctors Often Neglect Their Own Mental Health
Are There Alternatives to Statins?
FDA's Cancer-Drug Reviewers Often Join Industry Later: Study
Food Flavors May Come From Surprising Sources
Babies With Cleft Lip Likely to Have Normal Adulthood: Study
Kidney Stone? Try a Roller Coaster Ride
How Much Video Gaming Is Too Much for Kids?
Study: Colonoscopy After 75 May Not Be Worth It
'Spare Tire' May Be Tougher on Your Heart Than 'Love Handles'
Is Morning Sickness a Good Thing?
Can Pregnancy Problems Foretell Future Health Risks?
New Type of Radiation Treatment May Up Survival for Older Lung Cancer Patients
Exercise Speeds Seniors' Recovery From Disability
9 of 10 U.S. Teens Don't Get Enough Exercise
The Phenomenon of Sleep Paralysis
Many Patients Enter Cancer Trials With Unrealistic Expectations
Cancer Treatment More Likely to Leave Blacks in Debt
Always Feeling Lonely? Maybe It's in Your DNA
Eliminate Sweetened Drinks, Cut Kids' Sugar Intake
Amjevita OK'd to Treat Inflammatory Diseases
Health Highlights: Sept. 26, 2016
Health Tip: Prepare Kids for School Emergencies
Health Tip: Tingling in Your Fingers?
More Hispanics Treated at Breast Cancer Center After Obamacare
How Older People Can Head Off Dangerous Drug Interactions
Insecticide Spraying Working Against Florida's Zika Mosquitoes: Officials
Drug-Resistant Germs Thrive in America's Corroding Water Systems
'Medical Tattoos' Help Hide Surgical Scars
Smart City Planning Can Cut Deadly Diseases, Improve Air Quality
Healthy Diet as Teen, Less Weight Gain as Adult
How to Protect Yourself From the Seasonal Flu
Tips for Avoiding Back-to-School Germs, Illnesses
New MRSA Strain Found in Denmark
Gardening May Give Kids' Diets a Boost
Health Highlights: Sept. 23, 2016
Health Tip: Get a Safe Car for a Teen Driver
Health Tip: Choose the Right Shoes for Sports
DNA-Based Vaccine Guards Against Zika in Monkey Study
Heavy Drinking Can Harm the Aging Brain
Falls a Growing and Deadly Threat for Older Americans
Can Brain 'Pacemaker' Improve Lives of Head Trauma Patients?
The 'Love Hormone' May Quiet Tinnitus
Flavorings Boost Toxicity of E-Cigarettes in Lab Study
Smoking Losing Its Cool With Kids, CDC Says
Do Open Floor Plans Invite Overeating?
Arthritis Drug May Help With Type of Hair Loss
Scientists Zero In on Cause of Rare, Disfiguring Skin Disorder
Health Insurance Hikes Ease But Workers Pay a Price, Survey Finds
Software Speeds Up Analysis of Breast Cancer Risk: Study
Tamoxifen OK for Breast Cancer Patients Without Uterine Abnormalities: Study
Health Highlights: Sept. 22, 2016
Health Tip: Kids Should Learn Microwave Safety
Health Tip: Stay Safe on a Motorcycle
Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea a Growing U.S. Threat: CDC
Experimental Immune Cell Rx Shows Promise for Leukemia
More Breast Cancer Patients Should Consider Radiation, New Guidelines Say
Drug Shows Promise Against MS in Mouse Study
Alcoholics May Lack Key Enzyme
Cat Scratch Can Sometimes Lead to Serious Illness: CDC
Why the Teen Years May Not Be Lean Years
Organ Transplants Linked to Higher Skin Cancer Risk
Opioid Epidemic Costs U.S. $78.5 Billion Annually: CDC
'Obesity Gene' Doesn't Affect Ability to Lose Weight: Report
Siblings of Schizophrenia Patients at Greater Risk for Same Diagnosis: Study
Daily Baths Not a Must for Kids
Around the World, Holidays Bring Added Pounds
Smoking Tied to Shorter Survival With ALS
Health Highlights: Sept. 21, 2016
Health Tip: Make Time for Family Dinners
Health Tip: Climb a Ladder Safely
More Must Be Done to Fight 'Superbugs': U.S. Gov't Report
Can Stress Lower a Woman's Fertility?
Stress Might Undercut Benefits of Healthy Diet for Women
More Cancer Patients Gaining From Immune-Based Treatments
Smoking Leaves Lasting Marks on DNA: Study
Even at Cancer Centers, Finding Relief for Pain Can Be Tough
Shedding Light on Low Male Libido
Early Introduction of Eggs, Peanuts May Cut Kids' Allergy Risk: Study
Obese Kids Have Different Germs in Their Gut
Annual Checkups Are Becoming Wellness Visits
Close Bond Between Kids, Parents Has Long-Term Health Benefits
Think Telecommuting's the Way to Go? Maybe Not for the Boss
Obamacare Tied to Rise in Mammograms
Another Mosquito-Borne Virus Moves North From the Amazon
Health Highlights: Sept. 20, 2016
Health Tip: Be Open With Your Doctor
Health Tip: Exercise a Painful Knee
CDC: Too Many Antibiotics Still Being Prescribed in U.S.
Vasectomy May Not Raise Prostate Cancer Risk After All
Codeine Not Safe for Kids, Pediatricians Warn
CDC Ends Zika Travel Advisory for Miami Neighborhood
FDA OKs 1st Drug to Treat Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
H1N1 'Swine Flu' Vaccine Unlikely to Raise Birth Defect Risk
Suicide Can Strike Children as Young as 5: Study
Surprise! Beer Makes You Happier, Friendlier
Sleep Troubles, Heart Troubles?
Carrot-Stick Approach: A Way to Get Folks to Eat More Veggies, Fruits
'Baby-Led' Weaning Doesn't Raise Choking Risk: Study
Healthy Diet May Be Key to Kids' Reading Skills
2 of 3 Parents Want Schools to Expand Health Education
For College Freshmen, Four-Legged Friends Chase Away Homesickness
Canada's First Nations People Face Greater Diabetes Risk
First Drug Approved for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Health Highlights: Sept. 19, 2016
Health Tip: For a Healthier Diet, Plan Ahead
Health Tip: Fill Up On Low-Calorie Foods
Internet Addiction May Be Red Flag for Other Mental Health Issues: Study
Not All Dogs Are Man's (or Kids') Best Friend
Childhood Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall: CDC
Sound Waves: An Rx for High Blood Pressure, Migraine?
A New Roadway Danger: Drivers Chasing 'Pokemon Go'
For Kids Playing Pokemon Go, Catch These Safety Tips
Could Fish Oil Fatty Acids Raise a Woman's Risk for Diabetes?
Marriage May Help Diabetics Keep Weight Off
Parents' Use of Outdated Advice May Slow Concussion Recovery
Tourette Threat Surges for Babies When Mom Smokes in Pregnancy
Severe Obesity and Heart Failure
Kids With Bipolar Disorder More Likely to Abuse Drugs, Alcohol: Study
Aggressive Drivers: An Accident Waiting to Happen
Overweight Kids Often Shunned, Bullied
Balloon Device Approved for Eustachian Tube Problems
Health Highlights: Sept. 16, 2016
Health Tip: Motoring Safely After Dark
Health Tip: Know Your Family Health History
CDC May Lift Zika Travel Advisory for Miami Neighborhood
More Evidence That Zika Causes Microcephaly
Nearly 10 Million U.S. Adults Considered Suicide Last Year
Tighter Blood Pressure Control Could Save 100,000 U.S. Lives: Study
Extreme Preemies May Be at Risk for High Blood Pressure as Adults
Early Menopause Linked to Higher Heart Disease, Death Risks
Do States With Medical Marijuana Have Less Opioid Abuse?
31 Million Older Americans Aren't Getting Enough Exercise
Hearing Loss Widespread, 'Progressive' in Older Americans
Zika Found in Eye Fluid in Study
Sad Music Moves Those Who Are Empathetic
Diet or Exercise: What's Best for the Middle-Aged Heart
Stem Cells Transplanted in Monkeys Without Anti-Rejection Drugs
Scientists Debunk the '5-Second Rule'
Facebook Bullying Can Cause Depression
Health Highlights: Sept. 15, 2016
Health Tip: Install Smoke Detectors at Home
Health Tip: Preparing for Baby's First Teeth
Alcohol May Damage the Heart -- at Least for Some
Prostate Cancer Treatments: Different Choices for Different Men
Study Sees Link Between Long Naps, Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Experimental Shingles Vaccine Looks Quite Effective: Study
Fruits, Veggies Powerful Rx for Kidney Disease: Study
Gel Antibiotic: An Easier Ear Infection Treatment Someday?
Minorities Less Likely to Get Clot-Clearing Stroke Drug
45 Potential Toxins Found in Household Dust
Antidepressant Might Prevent Depression Following Brain Injury
Brains of 'Super-Agers' Look Decades Younger
Food Allergies Linked to Raised Risk of Asthma, Hay Fever
Bodybuilders' Steroid Abuse Linked to Pre-Diabetic Condition
Drunk as the Company You Keep?
Laser Device Approved for Nearsightedness
Health Highlights: Sept. 14, 2016
Health Tip: Too Busy for Breakfast?
Health Tip: Dress for Workout Success
Is Summer Peak Time for Diabetes Tied to Pregnancy?
1 in 4 Medicare Patients Uses Blood Pressure Meds Incorrectly
New Approach Helps Ease Teens' Stubborn Concussion Symptoms
Smoking Thickens Heart Wall, Leading to Heart Failure: Study
Most on Opioid Painkillers OK With Getting Overdose Antidote: Survey
Psychiatric Patients Face Longer Waits in ER
Makeup of Germs in Newborn's Gut May Triple Allergy, Asthma Risk
Clinton: 'I Didn't Think It Was Going to Be That Big a Deal'
Sugar Companies Shifted Focus to Fat as Heart Harm: Study
Diabetes During Pregnancy Could Pose Harm to Baby
Smokers' Perceptions May Play Role in Addiction
Pilots on Insulin Therapy Can Safely Fly Commercial Planes: Study
Health Highlights: Sept. 13, 2016
Health Tip: Create a Heart-Healthy Salad
Health Tip: Relax With Music Before Bed