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  • U.S. Teens: Vaping Up, Smoking Down, Pot Use Level
    Posted on December 14, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    At the same time, marijuana use has held steady as it remains more popular than cigarettes and, in a piece of good news, misuse of opioid painkillers like OxyContin has actually dropped among adolescents. […]

  • Family Meals Serve Up Better Behaved Kids
    Posted on December 14, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    Family meals yield multiple physical and mental health benefits, according to the long-term Canadian study. […]

  • Your Pets Can't Put Your Aging on 'Paws'
    Posted on December 14, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    The British researchers pointed out that some studies have suggested that pets can improve psychological health, perhaps by easing loneliness or providing companionship. […]

  • Many With Early Breast Cancer Are Skipping Chemo
    Posted on December 13, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    Fewer women with early stage breast cancer are turning to chemotherapy to fight their disease, a new study finds. […]

  • Another Legacy of Terror Attacks: Migraines
    Posted on December 13, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    Norwegian researchers examined the aftermath of a 2011 terrorist attack on a summer camp in Norway that left 69 people dead and 33 severely wounded. Most of the dead were teenagers. […]

  • Woman's Skin Cancer Selfie Sparks Awareness
    Posted on December 13, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    Dzierzek was a regular user of tanning beds in her youth. She was diagnosed with skin cancer at age 21. […]

  • Nearby Fracking Linked to Low Birth Weights
    Posted on December 13, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    Newborn babies face a greater risk of health problems if they live close to a "fracking" site, a new large-scale study contends. […]

  • Ritalin During Pregnancy May Raise Risk of Heart Defect in Baby
    Posted on December 13, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    A new study found a small increased risk of having a baby with a heart defect if Ritalin/Concerta  (methylphenidate) was taken by the mother-to-be. […]

  • Is Spice Rack Staple Turmeric a Health Star?
    Posted on December 13, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    The common spice, found in many Indian dishes, has properties that can help fight cancer and inflammation, researchers say. […]

  • Drug May Help Surgical Patients Stop Opioids Sooner
    Posted on December 13, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    When patients received a non-opioid medication called gabapentin before and after surgery, the need for continued opioid painkillers was reduced by 24 percent, said researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine. […]

  • Recall: Crib Mattresses Don't Meet Fire Standards
    Posted on December 13, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    Cribs, sold by major retailers online, did not meet federal flammability standards. […]

  • Friday Is the Deadline for Obamacare 2018
    Posted on December 13, 2017 at 2:15 am

    Dec. 15 is the last enrollment day for people living in 39 states served by the HealthCare.gov website. […]

  • Will 'AI' Be Part of Your Health-Care Team?
    Posted on December 12, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    One new study suggests artificial intelligence (AI) might someday detect breast cancer that has spread to the lymph nodes. […]

  • Dinosaurs Dealt With Pesky Ticks, Too
    Posted on December 12, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    Researchers say they've found a 100-million-year-old piece of Burmese amber that contained an extinct type of tick grasping a dinosaur feather. […]

  • Get Active, Beat Lymphoma?
    Posted on December 12, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    That finding comes from a new study by Mayo Clinic researchers of nearly 4,100 people with lymphoma, a cancer that starts in the white blood cells that normally help fight infection. […]

  • These Personality Traits May Help You Live Longer
    Posted on December 12, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    While these elders had poorer physical health than younger family members, they had better mental well-being, according to the study. […]

  • Postmenopausal Women Should Still Avoid HRT
    Posted on December 12, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    Yet again, the nation's leading authority on preventive medicine says postmenopausal women should avoid hormone replacement therapy (HRT). […]

  • Memo to Motorcyclists: Beware the Full Moon
    Posted on December 12, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    Because a full moon can be a major distraction and occurs about 12 times a year, researchers decided to investigate whether full moons might be linked to more motorcyclists'  deaths. […]

  • New Hope for Kids With Multiple Food Allergies
    Posted on December 12, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    Almost one-third of people with a food allergy have reactions to more than one type of food. […]

  • Are Men Just 'Babies' When They Get the Flu? Maybe Not
    Posted on December 12, 2017 at 12:15 am

    Still another investigation indicated that in the face of both the flu and other respiratory illnesses, men face a higher risk for developing complications than women. […]

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