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Health Highlights: Nov. 30, 2012
Could Baby's Crying Give Clues to Autism?
Anti-HIV Drugs May Curb Transmission to Uninfected Partner: Study
Health Highlights: Nov. 29, 2012
Simple Formula May Predict Obesity Risk at Birth
New HIV Infections Highest Among Urban Gay, Bisexual Men: CDC
Former President George H.W. Bush Hospitalized With Bronchitis
Cometriq Approved for Rare Thyroid Cancer
Obesity Complicates Lung Cancer Surgery: Study
Mental Illness Affects 1 in 5 U.S. Adults, Survey Finds
What Do Eye Movement Differences in Men and Women Mean?
Health Highlights: Nov. 28, 2012
Heart Drug Digoxin Tied to Higher Death Risk for Some Patients
New DNA-Based Blood Test May Spot Signs of Cancer
New Treatment Aids Weight Loss, Improves Diabetes in Monkeys
Latest West Nile Tally: 5,245 Cases, 236 Deaths
Experimental Insomnia Drug Shows Promise
HIV Drug Combo May Help Prevent Malaria Reinfection
Steep Cigarette Tax Hike Could Save Lives, Money: Report
Health Reform May Still Face Partisan Resistance: Report
New DNA-Based Blood Test May Spot Signs of Cancer
Boys With Undescended Testicles at Higher Risk for Testicular Cancer: Study
Brain Scans Show Differences in Adults With Autism
Nerve Stimulation May Restore Hand Function After Spinal Injury
To Get More Fit, Find a Stronger Workout Partner
Health Highlights: Nov. 27, 2012
HIV Infections Continue to Hit Young Americans Hard
Doctors' Pay Increases Lag Other Health Professionals
Whooping Cough Vaccine Less Effective Over Time: Study
Overactive Thyroid May Raise Risk for Common Irregular Heartbeat
Statins Plus Exercise Best at Lowering Cholesterol, Study Finds
High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Tied to Later Heart Trouble
Most Women Who Choose Double Mastectomy Don't Need To, Study Shows
Overactive Thyroid May Raise Risk for Common Irregular Heartbeat
Statins Plus Exercise Best at Lowering Cholesterol, Study Finds
High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Tied to Later Heart Trouble
Most Women Who Choose Double Mastectomy Don't Need To, Study Shows
Toxic Chemicals in Many Couches Sold in U.S.: Report
Depression a Key Factor in Health of Parkinson's Patients: Study
Supplements of Red Wine Antioxidant Don't Help Obese Men
Aspirin May Reduce Risk of Liver Cancer, Death From Liver Disease
Cholesterol Drug Boosts Wound Healing in Diabetic Mice: Study
Possible Affordable Care Act Glitch: Too Few Doctors
Aspirin May Reduce Risk of Liver Cancer, Death From Liver Disease
Rats May Also Feel 'Placebo Effect,' Study Suggests
Health Highlights: Nov. 26, 2012
More New Drugs a Bad Fit With Grapefruit, Study Finds
Cardiac Screening for All Young Athletes Carries Big Price Tag: Study
Study Sees Possible Link Between Air Pollution and Autism Risk
U.S. Task Force: Baby Boomers Should Be Tested for Hepatitis C
More Cancers May Be Missed Under Latest Mammogram Guidelines
Diabetes Rates Higher in Countries Using Lots of High Fructose Corn Syrup: Study
U.S. Kids Getting Enough Sleep After All: Survey
Heart Failure Drugs Put to the Test
Certain Arthritis Patients Fare Worse After Joint Replacement: Study
Teen Behavior Problems, Not Depression, Tied to Lower Grades
Why Aging Eyes Struggle to Discern Fine Print
Kidney Disease More Severe in Blacks Than Others: Study
Sleep Trumps All-Night Cramming for College Exams
Study: Cystic Fibrosis Patients Struggle to Exercise
Alzheimer's May Progress Differently in Women, Men
Study: Chest CT Scans May Increase Breast Cancer Risk
Health Highlights: Nov. 21, 2012
Injuries Skyrocket From Inflatable Bounce Houses: Study
Give Teens Access to Emergency Contraception, Pediatricians Say
1 in 4 in U.S. Starts Drinking Before Turning 21: Report
Smoking in Pregnancy Tied to Poor Reading Skills in Kids: Study
Violence in a Soldier's Past May Up PTSD Risk
Make Sure Toys You Buy Are Safe for Tots
Health Highlights: Nov. 20, 2012
Airport Smoking Areas Expose Travelers, Workers to Risk: CDC
AIDS Deaths, New HIV Infections Continue to Drop Worldwide
'E-Medicine' May Not Be Cost Saver After All, Study Says
HeartWare Device Approved for Heart Transplant Hopefuls
Weak Muscles in Teen Years Linked to Early Death in Men
Routine Checkups Don't Cut Cancer, Heart Deaths: Study
Weak Muscles in Teen Years Linked to Early Death in Men
Routine Checkups Don't Cut Cancer, Heart Deaths: Study
Crash Stats Paint a Grim Holiday Picture for Some
Colorful Fruits, Vegetables May Be Key to Cancer-Fighting Diet
Long-Term Use of Some Antipsychotics Not Warranted in Older Adults: Study
Despite More 'Healthy' Options, Little Change in Fast-Food Calorie Counts
Health Tip: Is Caffeine Giving You the Jitters?
Health Tip: Limit Swelling While Wearing a Cast
Health Highlights: Nov. 19, 2012
Happier Childhoods Tied to More Wealth as Adults: Study
Kids in Daycare More Prone to Be Overweight
Testosterone Gel Fails to Boost Viagra's Effects
Costly, Repeat Medical Testing Common for Medicare Patients: Study
Supplement Use Widespread Among Americans
Meningitis/Steroid Toll Now 34 Dead
Hanging Suicides Up in United States
Upbeat View on Old Age May Help Seniors Bounce Back From Disability
Device May Allow Blind to Read Braille Without Touch: Report
Reading, Games May Help Aging Brains Stay Sharp
Parents' Fear of Dentist May Get Passed On to Kids
DNA May Explain Why Women Have More Rheumatoid Arthritis
Most Seniors Get a Good Night's Sleep, Study Says
Unemployed at Higher Risk for Heart Attack?
Too Much or Too Little Activity Can Spur Knee Problems
Women With Dense Breasts Open to Additional Cancer Screening: Study
Abused Elderly Likely to Have Brain, Head and Neck Injuries
Deep Belly Fat Could Weaken Men's Bones, Study Suggests
Climbers With Altitude Sickness Show Signs of Brain Bleeds Years Later
Health Highlights: Nov. 16, 2012
Meningitis Outbreak Toll Now 33 Dead, 480 Sickened, CDC Says
Youngest Kids in Class May Be More Likely to Get ADHD Diagnosis
Muscle-Building Teens May Go to Extremes, Study Finds
Middle Age Can Be a Bummer for Great Apes, Too
Bigger Babies Have Bigger Brains as Teens: Study
Many Surgical Complications Occur After Patients Go Home
Chronic Pain Is Often a Family Affair, Study Finds
Kids With Psoriasis More Likely to Be Overweight: Study
Citicoline Supplement Doesn't Help Treat Brain Injury, Study Finds
Smokers, Nonsmokers Alike Urged to Learn About Lung Cancer
Scans Spot Brain Changes in Patients With Concussion Syndrome
When to Worry About Your Child's Fever
Health Highlights: Nov. 15, 2012
Majority of Biggest U.S. Cities Now Smoke-Free
U.S. Diabetes Rates Soaring: CDC
Drug-Eluting Stent Approved for Peripheral Arterial Disease
More Americans Buckling Up Than Ever Before: Report
Compounding Pharmacists Oppose Greater U.S. Oversight
Diabetes Prevention: Start Small, Experts Say
5 Steps Would Lower Preemie Rates in Richest Countries: Study
Boomers Zero In on Health at Age 50 and 65, Study Says
'Worm Therapy' Might Help Ease Colitis, Monkey Study Shows
Sleeping Pill Linked to Hospital Falls, Researchers Say
Vitamin D in Pregnancy May Be Key to Women's Risk for MS, Study Says
Discontinued Meds May Still Get Dispensed
Pot Psychosis May Be Gene-Related
Health Tip: Eat Well While Traveling
Health Tip: Do You Have a Heart Murmur?
Health Tip: Treating a Nosebleed
Health Tip: Treating Bronchitis
Health Tip: What's Behind Frequent Nosebleeds?
Health Tip: Taking Medication to Manage Diabetes
Health Tip: How Radon Gets In
Health Tip: Reduce Your Risk of Hot Water Burns
Health Tip: If Dementia Causes Sleep Problems
Health Highlights: Nov. 14, 2012
Owner of Meningitis-Linked Pharmacy Declines to Testify Before Congress
Black Women More Likely to Die From Breast Cancer: Report
Month of Birth Might Help Determine MS Risk, Study Suggests
Scientists Track Activity in Rappers' Brains
Great American Smokeout Is Thursday
Alcoholic Drinks Add 100 Calories a Day to Average Adult's Diet: Study
Herceptin May Carry Higher Heart Risks for Women Than Thought
Flame Retardants in Furniture, Carpets Might Affect Kids' Development
Regular Exercise May Help Seniors Stave Off Heart Failure
Kids With Autism and Child Prodigies May Share Certain Traits
Hearing Loss Tied to Diabetes in Study
Living in Smoggy Areas May Reduce Seniors' Brainpower
Reduced Kidney Function Tied to Mental Decline
Study Supports Link Between Obesity, Cavities in Homeless Kids
U.S. Task Force Backs HIV Screening for All 15 to 65
Face Washing the Healthy Way
World Diabetes Day Designed to Raise Awareness
Environmental Chemicals May Hurt Chances of Pregnancy
Bright Light at Night Could Up Depression Risk, Mouse Study Suggests
Early Menstruation Tied to Factors That Raise Heart Disease Risk
Old Money Gets Spent More Quickly, Study Finds
Divorce Puts Women at Risk of Losing Health Insurance, Study Finds
Speed-Dating Lights Up Key Brain Areas
Adoption Can Boost Quality of Life for Infertile Couples, Study Finds
U.S. Preterm Birth Rate Continues to Drop: Report
Gruesome Cigarette Pack Images Sway Smokers, Study Finds
Human Intellect Backsliding From Lack of Evolutionary Pressure: Study
Poor Neighborhoods Home to More Obese Kids: Study
Airport Security X-Rays May Damage Diabetes Devices
Doctors Need Better Ways to Spot, Treat Concussion in Kids
Synthetic Skin Heals Itself With a Touch, Study Shows
Health Highlights: Nov. 8, 2012
Energy Drinks Disrupting U.S. Soldiers' Sleep: CDC
Anti-Smoking Progress Stalls Among U.S. Adults: Report
Steroid-Meningitis Toll Now 31 Dead, 424 Sickened, CDC Says
Family's Questions About Alzheimer's Patients Can Put Nurses in a Bind
Strong Social Support Seems to Boost Breast Cancer Survival
Health Tip: Caring for Baby's Cradle Cap
Health Tip: Eat Healthier During the Holidays
Does Eating Fish During Infancy Cut Asthma Risk?
Health Tip: Fuel Your Body for Resistance Training
Health Tip: If You Smoke at Home...
Health Tip: Using a Generator Safely
Health Tip: Enjoying Thanksgiving Leftovers
Home Is Where the Hearth Is
Health Tip: Talkin' Turkey
Health Tip: Clip Baby's Nails Carefully
Xeljanz Approved for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Health Highlights: Nov. 7, 2012
Report Details Start of Steroid Meningitis Outbreak
CDC: West Nile Toll Now 5,054 Cases, 228 Deaths
Statins May Cut Risk of Death From Cancer, Study Suggests
Does Black Tea Reduce Diabetes Risk?
Too Much Sitting Linked to Fat Buildup Around the Heart
Common Antidepressants Tied to Higher Bleeding Risk in Warfarin Users: Study
'Predrinking' Nearly Doubles Booze Consumption: Study
Health Tip: Seniors on the Move
Health Highlights: Nov. 6, 2012
Could an Aging Face Reflect an Unhealthy Heart?
Walk Your Way to a Longer Life, Study Says
Pregnancy Hormone Shows Promise as Heart Failure Drug
Women Don't Fare as Well as Men With Implanted Defibrillators: Study
New Diabetes Drugs Have Different Advantages, Study Says
Guidelines Issued to Resolve Temporary Facial Paralysis
High-Carb Diet Linked to Colon Cancer Recurrence in Study
DNA 'Telomere' Length Tied to Aging, Death Risk
Most Accurate Climate Models Point to More Global Warming
Cartoons May Ease Anxiety for Kids Facing Surgery
Nurses' Long Shifts May Have Downside: Study
Even Women Who Exercise Sit Too Much
Xarelto's Approval Expanded
Health Highlights: Nov. 5, 2012
Multivitamins Won't Help Men Ward Off Heart Disease: Study
Fish Oil Won't Prevent Irregular Heartbeat After Cardiac Surgery: Study
For Kids, Eating Out = More Calories
Steroid-Meningitis Toll Now 30 Dead, 419 Sickened, CDC Says
Could Cholesterol Treatment Fight Repeat Heart Attack?
Alzheimer's Signs Found in Brains of Young Adults With Gene Mutation
Stem Cells From Donor May Help Heal Heart
Keep Moving to Ease Pain of Knee Arthritis: Review
Two Years On, Stem Cells Still Healing Damaged Hearts
Mother's Menopause May Influence Her Daughter's Fertility
Body Temperature May Matter After Cardiac Arrest
Heart Failure Patients May Be at Higher Risk for Cancer: Study
Loss of Key Blood Cell Gene Tied to Anemia, Animal Research Suggests
Caffeine May Help the Brain Process Words
More Gene Variants Linked to Heart Trouble
Alcoholism Linked to Poor Sense of Empathy, Irony in Men
Impulsive College Women at Risk of Drinking Problems: Study
Device Offers Hope for Battery-Free Pacemakers
Controversial Alternative Heart Treatment Shows Hint of Benefit
Gene-Tweaked Tomatoes, Probiotics Aim to Lower Your Cholesterol
Daily Aspirin May Help Those at Risk for Recurrent Blood Clots
Bypass Beats Stents for Diabetic Heart Patients: Study
Losing Weight May Improve Sleep Quality
Popular Diabetes Meds Put to the Test
Losing Weight May Lower Cardiac Risks
Health Highlights: Nov. 2, 2012
Power Slowly Returns to Much of Northeast After Sandy
FDA: More Tainted Products at Firm Tied to Meningitis Outbreak
Time Change Means Turning Clocks Back on Sunday
Suicides Up in Sagging U.S. Economy
U.S. Adults Face Substantial Heart Disease Risk: Study
New Drug May Help Those Who Can't Take Statins
Many U.S. Hispanics Have Heart Disease Risk Factors
Brain Anatomy May Play Role in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Standard Dose of Blood Thinner May Not Be Best for All Patients
A Better Head for Beer in the Offing?
Sandy's Death Toll Rises, Even as East Coast Struggles Back to Life
Health Highlights: Nov. 1, 2012
Fewer U.S. Kids Dying of Diabetes: CDC
Physical Activity in Old Age May Protect Brain
Bacteria Found in Other Products From Firm Tied to Meningitis Outbreak: FDA
Eating More Fruits, Veggies May Help Kidney Patients
Eating Meat May Raise Breast Cancer Risk in Whites: Study
ADHD Drugs Didn't Raise Heart Risks for Kids, Study Finds
Doctors With More Experience May Have Lower Care Costs
Some Smokers Light Up Even When in the Hospital
Programming Change in Defibrillator Implants May Lower Death Risk: Study
Parents' Social Anxiety May Raise Kids' Risk for Anxiety Disorder
Health Tip: Get Fit This Fall
Health Tip: Eat Enough Legumes
Health Tip: Why Eat Lean Meats?
Health Tip: Help Prevent Trampoline Injuries
Health Tip: Keep Your Joints Healthier
Health Tip: Is Your Child Ready for a Tricycle?
Schizophrenia Patients Who Take Antipsychotics Live Longer, Study Says
Health Tip: Protect Your Feet From Fungus
Cancer Drug Reduced Relapses in MS Patients: Studies
For Many, 'Superstorm' Sandy Could Take Toll on Mental Health
Higher Blood Pressure May Harm the Middle-Aged Brain, Study Finds
Stem Cell Therapy Reversed Chemo-Linked Infertility in Male Monkeys
Acupuncture Might Ease Fatigue Linked to Breast Cancer
Dirty Pacifiers May Make Infants Sick: Study
Insomnia May Raise Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke
Kids' Generosity May Depend on Who's Watching: Study
Multiple C-Sections Linked to Raised Complication Risks: Study
Lupus May Be Linked to Serious Pregnancy Complication
Hispanics More Heart-Healthy Than Other Americans: Study
Miscarriages Tied to Elevated Risk for Heart Conditions
Sugar 'n' Spice Not Always Nice
Prostate Cancer Websites Often Hard to Understand: Study
Hypnosis May Ease Hot Flashes in Postmenopausal Women
An Elephant That Speaks Korean?
Couples' Sexual Relationships Can Suffer During IVF, Study Finds
Fainting Spells Often Tied to Too Many Meds at Once: Study
Women, Young Adults Misinterpret Chest Pain: Study
High Blood Pressure Often Missed in Young Adults: Study
Winter Brings Rise in Heart-Related Deaths, Study Finds
Surprise HIV Diagnosis Becomes Life-Changing Moment
Among Black Americans, HIV Takes a Greater Toll
Campaign Has Smokers Listening to Smoking's Victims
Study Tallies Economic Fallout From Workers' Heart Attacks
Cocaine Raises Heart Risks for Fit, Young Adults: Study
Gene Linked to Alzheimer's May Lose Power With Age
Tips for Warding Off Winter Allergies
Obese Children Struggle With Joint Pain: Study
Health Issues Add to Risk of Vitamin D Deficiency, Study Says
With Diabetes, Boosting Exercise Should Be Done Safely
Health Tip: Enlist a Dietician
Health Tip: Keep Pollen Under Control
Migraines May Hurt Kids' Grades Too
Health Tip: Exercise Isn't Always Expensive
Health Tip: Keep Your Kidneys Healthy
Health Tip: Talking to Your Doctor About Weight
Health Tip: Protect Your Child From Abduction
Health Tip: Mouth Piercings Can Be Dangerous
Health Tip: Preventing Excess Gas
Health Tip: Shoes Too Tight?
Health Tip: When It's Smart to Have Wisdom Teeth Removed
Liberal or Conservative: Study Finds Childhood Influence
Identifying Teen Drivers Curbs Crashes in N.J., Study Finds
Food Allergies Can Make Kids Targets for Bullies
Summer Babies Less Likely to Be CEOs, Study Contends
Handshakes Matter for First Impressions, Brain Study Confirms
Health Tip: Exercising With Diabetes
Health Tip: Handling Food During Pregnancy
COPD Deaths Highest in Rural, Poor Areas: CDC
New Video Demonstrates Skin Cancer Self-Exam
With Bullying, What's a Parent to Do?

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