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Thursday, August 24, 2017

How Safe Is Your Drinking Water? Take a Look
Cyberbullying Weighs Heavily on Young People
Steroid Pills Usually Ineffective Against Bronchitis, Study Finds
Confederate Submarine Crew Killed by Blast From Their Own Torpedo
Early Rotator Cuff Surgery Helps Return to Activity
Does Autism Risk Reside in Cells' Energy Engines?
Cutting Carbs and Calories at Lunch
Health Highlights: Aug. 23, 2017
Health Tip: Avoid Motion Sickness
Health Tip: Camping and Cooking Outdoors
Supplement May Help Against Vision-Robbing Disease in Seniors
More Support for Tight Blood Pressure Control
Do Fewer Nightly Dreams Mean Higher Dementia Risk in Seniors?
'Exoskeletons' May Help Kids With Cerebral Palsy Walk
Have Fun at the Fair, But Don't Pet the Pigs
Longer Prescriptions Make Opioid Abuse More Likely: Study
Could Common Vitamin Supplements Raise Lung Cancer Risk?
More Evidence Contact Sports Can Affect the Brain
Doctor-Patient Dialogue May Boost Use of Blood Pressure Drugs
New Cholesterol Drugs Vastly Overpriced, Study Contends
Did You Damage Your Eyes Viewing the Eclipse?
Many Prescribed Opioids Even After Overdose
Dementia Care: A Huge Financial Burden for U.S. Families
Caregiving Needs Double as End of Life Nears
He Complains She Shops Too Much -- And Marriage Suffers
Close Friendships in High School Make for Happier Adults
Meditation's Soothing Effects
Health Highlights: Aug. 22, 2017
Health Tip: Heat and the Elderly
Health Tip: Get Moving and Stay Active
Kids' Cases of High Blood Pressure May Rise Under New Guidelines
Are Depressed Teens Prone to Violence?
A Shot of Caffeine May Speed Wake-Up After Anesthesia
Having Same-Sex Parents Won't Affect Kids' Gender Identity: Study
Hernia Patients May Need Fewer Opioids After Surgery, Study Finds
Lower Blood Pressure Best for Seniors' Minds
Zika Hijacks Pregnant Woman's Immune System
Study Supports Annual Mammograms Starting at Age 40
Too Many Babies Still Placed on Stomach to Sleep: Study
Majority of U.S. Parents Would Support Teen Switching Gender: Survey
Sitting Could Be Big Health Risk for Frail Folks
Wellness Visits for Better Well-being
Health Highlights: Aug. 21, 2017
Health Tip: Prevent Dehydration
Health Tip: Keep Your Sponge Cleaner
Back-to-School Tips … for Parents
Travel Tips for Contact Lens Wearers
'Weekend Warriors' Tend to Wear White Collars
FDA May Limit 'Risk Info' in Direct-to-Consumer TV Drug Ads
Popular Heartburn Drugs Don't Raise Risk of Alzheimer's: Study
Anti-Vaccine Family Members, Friends Spur Many Moms to Delay Baby's Shots
'Confusion' Complicates Hospitalization of Elderly
Less is More for the Adult Cholera Vaccine
Zika May Not Last in Semen as Long as Thought
Gun Access May Drive Higher Suicide Rates in Rural Areas
Get Ready, Safely, for the Great American Eclipse
Dentist Roots Out Clues to Doomed Arctic Expedition
Kidney Disease May Boost Odds of Infection
Are You Ignoring Gum Disease?
Health Highlights: Aug. 18, 2017
Health Tip: Flu Season is Around the Corner
Health Tip: Food Prep 101
Voters in Counties With Worse Life Expectancy Turned to Trump in Election
High-Cal Foods May Raise Cancer Risk in Women, Even Without Weight Gain
Could Urban Lighting Raise Breast Cancer Risk for Some Women?
6 Out of 7 Teens Slip Up on Contact Lens Guidelines: CDC
TV Binge-Watching May Leave You Like 'The Walking Dead'
Alternative Medicine Alone as Cancer Treatment Linked to Lowered Survival
Virtual House Calls for Speedy, Effective Parkinson's Care
Which Heart Bypass Surgery Works Best?
Young Breakfast Skippers Lack Vital Nutrients
Nurses Learn How to Get Patients to Say 'Yes' to Blood Thinners
4 Ways to Jazz Up Your Salad
New Treatment Approved for Deadly Blood Cancer
Health Highlights: Aug. 17, 2017
Health Tip: Throwing Out Leftover Medicine
Health Tip: Recognize Youth Violence
'Herd Immunity' May Be Curbing U.S. Zika Numbers
Powerful New Cholesterol Med Won't Harm Memory, Easing Concerns
Can a Blood Test Detect a Range of Cancers Earlier?
Nearly 4 Million Worldwide Die Each Year From Asthma, COPD
Ouch! Americans Injuring Themselves Grooming Pubic Hair
FDA Announces Recall of Some Liquid Pharmaceutical Products
Hospitals Not to Blame for Most Opioid Addiction: Study
Study Finds Options to Opioid Use After Knee Surgery
Fatal Opioid ODs on the Rise Among U.S. Teens
Pricey Wines Can Trick Your Brain
Choosing a Gym: Exercise Your Options
Health Highlights: Aug. 16, 2017
Health Tip: Sleepiness on the Job
Health Tip: Food for Fido
Eliminating Obamacare Subsidies Would Up Premiums by 20 Percent: CBO
Heart Risks May Rise After Cancer Diagnosis
A Little Drinking Might Lengthen Your Life: Study
Lack of Sleep May Raise Child's Type 2 Diabetes Risk: Study
A Violent Environment Can Wreck Kids' Grades
Could Big Lifestyle Changes Be Key to Managing Type 2 Diabetes?
This Common Email Move Could Be a Career Killer
U.S. Antidepressant Use Jumps 65 Percent in 15 Years
Is FDA Taking Close Enough Look at Fast-Tracked Drugs?
Givers Really Are Happier Than Takers
Could Newborn Heart Stem Cells Jump-Start Old Hearts?
Local Crime Can Put Kids on the Run
Date Nights for Overbooked Parents
A Vicious Vegetarian Dinosaur?
Health Highlights: Aug. 15, 2017
Health Tip: Plan for a Heat Wave
Health Tip: The Facts About Fat
Marijuana May Help Ease Nerve Pain, Review Finds
'Fat But Fit' a Myth?
Skeletons Give Clues to Americans' Rising Arthritis Rates
Air Purifiers May Help the Smog-Stressed Heart
Zika Virus Tied to Neurological Woes in Adults
Taking a Stand on Staying Mobile After 80
Smoking on the Rise Among Pregnant Women With Depression
Researchers ID Genes in Mice That Cause Aggressive Brain Cancer
Do Pets Really Boost Kids' Health?
ER Rates Soar as Toddlers Ingest Pot, French Study Finds
Maybe That's Why It's Called Work
When You're the Only One on a Diet
Health Highlights: Aug. 14, 2017
Health Tip: Avoid a Sure Way to Ruin Your Vacation
Health Tip: Apply Bug Spray Properly
Calming Those Back-to-School Jitters
An Expert's Guide to Preventing Food Poisoning
How Safe and Effective Is Your Sunscreen?
Opioid Overdoses and Deaths Flooding U.S. Hospitals
Parents of Preemies End Up Just Fine: Study
Antiperspirant Use Seems Safe During Breast Cancer Treatment: Study
Singing May Be Good Medicine for Parkinson's Patients
When Stress Hormone Falters, Your Health May Suffer
The Positive Side of Water-Cooler Gossip
Pot Compound Alters Levels of Seizure Drug in Epilepsy Patients
'Smart' Underwear May Help Prevent Back Pain
Heart Risk Up if Hospitalized for Pneumonia or Sepsis
Health Highlights: Aug. 11, 2017
Health Tip: Think Smart During a Hot Spell
Health Tip: Avoiding Animal Bites
Trump to Declare Opioid Crisis a National Emergency
Number of Americans With Epilepsy at Record Level
Cancer Takes Financial Toll, Even With Insurance
Is Pot Linked to Blood Pressure Deaths?
Kidney Disease May Boost Risk of Abnormal Heartbeat
Only About One-Third of Americans Use Condoms: CDC
Certain Jobs Linked to Raised Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis
For Drivers, Hands-free Can Still Be a Handful
Therapy for Kids With Autism Pays Off for Moms, Dads
Rotavirus Vaccine Cut Kids' Hospitalization, Medical Costs
Obesity Slows Recovery for Heart Surgery Patients: Study
Artificial Sweeteners Trick the Brain: Study
Health Highlights: Aug. 10, 2017
Health Tip: Conserving Water During Drought
The Right Shoes Can Help Prevent Falls
Stroke Rates Drop for U.S. Men, But Not Women
Steep Price Hikes Led to Drop in Use of 2 Heart Drugs at U.S. Hospitals
By Age 12, Poor May Show Signs of Heart Risks Ahead
Alcohol Use, Abuse on the Rise in U.S.
Immunotherapy Shown Safe in Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Trial
Yoga May Boost Aging Brains
Blood Test Can Screen for Rare Sinus Cancer, Study Finds
Racial Gap Narrows for Survival of Hospitalized Cardiac Arrest Patients
It's Never Too Soon to Safeguard Your Bones
Does Early Puberty Affect a Girl's Academic Achievement?
For Cancer Patients in the ER, Delirium Linked to Poor Outcomes
Is Ancient Bone Evidence of Cannibalistic Rite?
Health Highlights: Aug. 9, 2017
Health Tip: Mental Disorders Are Common
Health Tip: Childhood Obesity Can Trigger Adult Problems