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Too Much Sitting Ages You Faster

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:15:16 EST

Cells of elderly sedentary women look much older than their actual age, study finds


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Short Exercise Sessions May Decrease Inflammation

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:15:09 EST

20 minutes on a treadmill linked to drop in immune cells tied to inflammation, study finds


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Ticks Carrying Lyme Disease in Some National Parks

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:15:18 EST

U.S. National Park Service and CDC advise using insect repellents on clothes and skin


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Working Out? Don't Bring Your Cellphone

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:15:13 EST

Researchers say talking and texting makes workout less efficient and throws you off-balance


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High Blood Pressure May Not Be All Bad in Elderly

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:33:40 EST

Developing it after 80 might help prevent mental decline, research suggests


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ACA Repeal: Many More Uninsured, Higher Premiums?

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:15:20 EST

Nonpartisan report analyzes probable effects of a 2015 Congressional bill


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Steep Rise in Births to U.S. Women Using Opioids

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:15:11 EST

Few treatment programs deal with substance abuse in expectant moms, federal report says


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1 in 3 Adults Diagnosed as Asthmatic May Not Be

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:15:17 EST

Almost half did not get objective breathing test, researchers in Canada found


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Bills Surprise Patients Who Go 'Out-of-Network'

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:15:10 EST

For example, anesthesiologists charge nearly 6 times the Medicare rate, study finds


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Should More Kids Have Their Tonsils Out?

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:15:19 EST

Research suggests looser surgical guidelines might be warranted for sore throat, sleep problems


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Can HIV Drugs Boost Syphilis Risk?

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:15:15 EST

Meds may raise susceptibility to bacterium that causes the sexually transmitted disease, study suggests


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Colicky Baby? You Might Give Acupuncture a Try

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:15:11 EST

Treatment with 1 to 5 needles might stop the excessive crying, Swedish researchers say


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'Superbug' May Be More Widespread Than Thought

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:15:16 EST

Study of 4 U.S. hospitals found wide variety of germs resistant to antibiotics of last resort


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When Should Healthy Adults Be Treated for High BP?

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:15:13 EST

Guidelines say therapy should begin after top number in reading meets or exceeds 150 mmHG, not 140


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Can Coffee Perk Up Heart Health, Too?

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:15:12 EST

In lab tests, caffeine blocked inflammatory response, but did not prove cause-and-effect


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School Performance in Kids of Opioid-Addicted Moms

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 07:15:14 EST

By 7th grade, 4 out of 10 failed to meet standards in at least one academic area, study finds


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Woman Dies From Superbug Resisting All Antibiotics

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:15:15 EST

She died after possibly picking up an infection in an Indian hospital, researchers say


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Kids' Artificial Sweetener Use Up in Recent Years

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:15:12 EST

Some studies suggest a link between the sugar substitutes and obesity, researcher says


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Hallucinogens: Future of Mental Health Treatment?

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:32:09 EST

Hallucinogenic drugs have mostly been banned for decades, but drugs like LSD, psilocybin, and ecstasy have shown promise in treating conditions like depression, PTSD, and addiction.


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Study Questions Fecal Transplant for Gut Infection

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 09:15:16 EST

In direct comparison, researchers found no real difference compared to antibiotics


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Link Seen Between Concussions and Alzheimer's

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 19:15:18 EST

But study didn't prove head injuries cause the degenerative brain disease


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Could Mom's Pre-Pregnancy BP Predict Baby Gender?

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:15:27 EST

Higher -- but still normal -- readings may mean a boy, study suggests


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Pregnancy OK for Most Congenital Heart Conditions

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:15:24 EST

Preconception counseling helps moms-to-be understand potential risks, doctors say


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Rural People's Risk of 5 Death Causes is Higher

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:15:29 EST

More smoking, obesity and less use of seatbelts are some possible reasons why


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Wearable Sensors May Spot Illness Before Symptoms

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:15:27 EST

New technology could help sense infections, type 2 diabetes and other conditions, scientists say


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U.S. Report Cites the Good and Bad on Marijuana

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:15:25 EST

Pot shown to help chronic pain, chemo-related nausea and muscle spasms in multiple sclerosis, but researchers cite risks, too


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Scientists Create Dengue-Resistant Mosquitoes

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:15:23 EST

Hope is to eventually make the bugs fend off multiple infections, including Zika


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Sushi Lovers: Tapeworm Now Found in U.S. Salmon

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 13:15:18 EST

But risk of infection is low, infectious disease doctor says


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First Case of Local Zika in Pregnancy Described

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 13:15:14 EST

Baby shows no signs of brain abnormalities, but report urges doctors to be alert


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Senate Starts Obamacare Repeal Process

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 13:15:12 EST

Measure sets Jan. 27 deadline for draft of repeal legislation, avoids possibility of filibuster by Democrats


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Brain 'Stress Ball' May Be Key to Heart Risks

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 19:15:15 EST

New brain-scan study helps pinpoint a neurological link between anxiety, cardiovascular disease


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Can Brain Scans Aid Doctors in Epilepsy Surgery?

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 17:15:17 EST

Imaging offers less invasive way to protect regions involved in language and memory, researchers say


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High Blood Pressure Often Undiagnosed, Untreated

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 15:15:11 EST

Half of mobile clinic patients with the condition said they didn't know they had it, study finds


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'Chemo Brain' and Breast Cancer Survivors

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 15:15:09 EST

Altered thinking must be acknowledged as 'one of the difficulties of treatment,' specialist says


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Meat-Linked Chemical Levels Tied to Heart Risks

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 13:15:11 EST

Produced when meat, eggs and dairy are digested, TMAO may trigger plaque buildup in vessels, researchers explain


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Chain Restaurant Kids' Menus Haven't Improved

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 13:15:09 EST

A 2011 initiative to lower calories, sugar and salt hasn't yielded results, researchers say


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Want to Leave Dinner Feeling Full? Try Beans

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 09:15:10 EST

Vegetable patties make diners feel fuller than meat so they eat less, Danish study finds


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Salt Reduction Policies Could Help Health Costs

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 19:15:10 EST

Researchers estimate a 10 percent cut in salt could save millions worldwide from heart disease


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High Deductibles Take Toll on Family Finances

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:15:22 EST

Studies suggest significant out-of-pocket costs may harm low-income and chronically ill patients


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High Blood Pressure Increasing Worldwide

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:15:13 EST

And health risks may appear even at levels once considered safe, researchers contend


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Tobacco Use Costs 6M Lives, $1 Trillion Annually

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 15:15:09 EST

Higher prices, taxes would deter smoking and generate income, WHO and others say


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