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Health Highlights: Sept. 28, 2012
Melatonin May Improve Sleep for People on Blood-Pressure Meds
FDA Campaign Aims to Make Online Drug Purchases Safer
Humira's Approval Widened to Include Ulcerative Colitis
New Defibrillator Implanted Just Under the Skin
Health Highlights: Sept. 27, 2012
Follow-Up Lacking for Babies After Hepatitis B Vaccination: CDC
What Looks Like Play May Really Be a Science Experiment
Flu Season's Approaching So Roll Up Your Sleeve
Smoking Scenes on Rise in Top-Grossing Youth-Rated Movies: CDC
Stivarga Approved for Advanced Colorectal Cancer
Exercise Programs for Kids Seem to Have Little Impact: Study
Improved HIV Care Boosts Life Expectancy at Clinic, Study Found
Prenatal Test Presents Dilemmas to Expectant Mothers
Health Highlights: Sept. 26, 2012
Screening Tool Reveals Two Multiple Sclerosis Types
Research Suggests Possible Vaccine to Prevent Premature Birth
Changes in Intestinal Bacteria Linked to Type 2 Diabetes
New Symptoms Tied to Death Risk in Severe Kidney Disease
Telling Patients When They're Unfit to Drive Cuts Crashes: Study
West Nile Cases Rise by 400 Since Last Week: CDC
TV for Kids Filled With Social Bullying, Study Finds
Genes May Influence Impotence After Prostate Radiation
Hospital Observation Units Could Save Billions in Health Costs, Study Says
More Than Half of Severe Mental Disability Cases Not Inherited: Study
Colon Cancer Gene Database May Assist Research Efforts
Simple Test Might Predict Whether Some Pregnancies Succeed
Eyes May Possess Infection-Killing Power: Study
Heart Disease Deaths in Europe Dropping: Report
Health Highlights: Sept. 25, 2012
Aging Population Poses Long-Term Challenges to U.S. Economy
Obesity Now Puts Kids' Hearts at Risk Later
Virus Patterns Where Kids Live May Affect Asthma Risk
Differences Seen in Lung Microbes of Cystic Fibrosis Patients
Some Women's Brains Contain Male DNA: Study
Using 'Gender-Specific' Objects to Identify Faces May Backfire
Families Who Adopt Should Use Extra Health Services, School Support: Experts
Breast Cancer Drug Linked to Sexual Problems in Older Women
Study Ties Common Back Ailment to Faulty Gene
Mailed Kits May Prompt Parents to Protect Kids From Sun
Health Highlights: Sept. 24, 2012
Prescription Drug Abuse Drops Among U.S. Young Adults
Born To Lead? No Sweat
Animal Study Ties Common Chemical to Reproductive Problems
U.S. Antibiotic Prescribing Rates Highest in South: Study
Doctors Should Screen Adults for Alcohol Misuse, U.S. Panel Says
A Virus That Zaps Zits?
'Fragile X Syndrome' Researchers Boost Social Skills in Mice
After Tonsillectomy, Steroids May Not Increase Bleeding
Doctors' Intuition May Be Key to Spotting Infections in Kids
Son's Real-Life Drama Leads Comedy Queen to Medical Role
Declining Funding May Cause U.N. to Fall Short of Health Goals
Complementary Medicine May Help Soldiers With PTSD: Study
School Debt, Income Gap Push Med Students Away From Primary Care
Some People OK With Monetary Payments to Boost Kidney Donation: Survey
Quick Survey May Pick Up Ovarian Cancer Warnings: Study
Common Pesticide Linked to Birth Defect, Study Suggests
Health Highlights: Sept. 23, 2012
Health Highlights: Sept. 21, 2012
'Half-Match' Marrow Transplants Help Some With Sickle Cell
Kids Gain Weight With Sugary Drinks, Genes May Contribute: Studies
Study Links Another Gene Variant to Male Breast Cancer
Doctors to Parents: No Trampolines
Active Video Games Have Exercise-Like Effects in Kids: Study
Researchers Propose Plan for Managing Drug Shortages
Can Facebook Prolong Post-Breakup Pain?
Misdiagnosis Common for Rare Brain Disease: Study
People With Implantable Defibrillators May Need More Mental Health Support
Why Some Mothers (Wrongly) Let Kids Try Alcohol
Antioxidants May Lower Risk of Heart Attack in Women: Study
Health Highlights: Sept. 20, 2012
NYC Effort Put Rats on the Run
Year of Taking Risky Blood Thinners May Be Unnecessary After Stent Surgery
Survival After General Anesthesia Vastly Improved: Study
Tick in Man's Ear Gives Him Tinnitus
Treating Sperm With Missing Protein Might Help Male Fertility
Cancer Portrayed Too Grimly in Movies, Study Suggests
Obese Black Kids More Susceptible to Hypertension, Study Finds
Gene Study Yields New Clues to Breast Cancer
Young Cancer Survivors Say Costs Hinder Follow-Up Care
Antibiotics in Childhood May Increase Bowel Disease Risk: Study
Brain Develops Longer in Womb for Humans Than Chimps
Alcoholism Treatment Saves Families Money
Obese Pregnant Women With Sleep Apnea May Have More Delivery Complications
COPD May Contribute to a Bad Night's Sleep
Stress Linked to Greater Weight Gain in Black Girls, Study Finds
Many Children With Autism Have Other Health Problems, Study Says
Research Lacking on Drugs for Older Children With Autism, Study Finds
Poor Sense of Smell Linked to Personality Disorder
Health Tip: Treat a Toddler to a Picnic
Health Tip: Wearing Flip Flops
Health Highlights: Sept. 19, 2012
FDA Warns Against Use of Diarrhea Drug From El Salvador
Drug Shows Promise Against Fragile X Syndrome, Possibly Autism
West Nile Cases Still Rising; Death Toll Now at 134, CDC Says
Cooking-Oil Combo May Improve Blood Pressure
More Kids Opting Out of School-Required Vaccinations: Study
New Pill Shows Promise Against Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis
Doctors Biased Against Drug Company Research, Study Finds
Can't Stop Eating M&Ms?
Thin Placenta Might Be Linked to Sudden Cardiac Death Later in Life
Poorer Patients Find Thyroid Cancer at Later Stage: Study
Where You Live May Boost Your Sense of Well-Being
Suicide Now Kills More Americans Than Car Crashes: Study
Mild Hyperthyroidism Won't Raise Heart Risk: Study
Lab Contamination Behind Debunked Link Between Virus, Prostate Cancer
Explosions Are Main Cause of Spine Injuries in U.S. Soldiers
Injuries No Worse for Tasered Teens Than Adults: Study
Poor Sleep May Make High Blood Pressure Worse
Adults See Some Teen Bullying as Less Serious: Survey
Women Born Preterm May Face Pregnancy Risks
Eunuchs Lived Longer Than Other Men: Study
Health Highlights: Sept. 18, 2012
Report: 39 States on Pace for Obesity Rates Above 50%
Most Forehead Lift Patients Recommend Procedure: Survey
FDA OKs First Ultrasound Imaging System for Dense Breasts
First Ultrasound to Spot Cancer in Dense Breasts Approved
Early Menopause May Double Heart Disease Risk, Study Says
Low-Cost, Speedy Liver Test in Development
Clues to Ancient Dentistry Found in Human Tooth
Flip-Flop? People Can Change Moral Positions and Not Know It
Obese Kids May Have Dulled Taste Buds
Genes of Africa's Khoe-San Peoples Give Clues to Human Evolution
Gene Mutation Changed Cheetah's Spots to Stripes
Secondhand Smoke Takes Big Illness, Expense Toll
Scientists Focus on Factors Behind Asthma Attacks
Health Highlights: Sept. 17, 2012
Extra Steps Urged to Cut Alcohol, Drug Use in Military: Report
Study Assesses Blood Thinner Use After Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Comparison of Obesity Surgeries Turns Up Surprising Results
Studies Show Limits, Promise of Laser Removal of Tattoos
Self-Harm Associated With Premature Death in Study
New Drug Might Help Treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome
New Study Debunks Virus Theory for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Belly Fat Adds to Diabetes Risk in Obese Adults, Study Finds
Aerobic Exercise Cuts Kids' Diabetes Risk: Study
BPA in Food Packaging Tied to Child Obesity: Study
Least Aggressive Breast Cancer Still Poses Long-Term Risk, Study Finds
Obesity Surgery Seems to Reduce Heart Risks, Study Says
Heart Deaths Rise With Extreme Temperatures, Study Finds
Blacks Less Likely to Stick to High Blood Pressure Diet: Study
Cancer Overtakes Heart Disease as Top Cause of Death Among U.S. Hispanics
Secondhand Smoke in Pregnancy Seems to Harm Baby, Too
Bride's Wedding Jitters May Forecast Stormy Marriage
Positive Outlook Boosts Likelihood of Healthier Lifestyle
Exercise May Prevent Stress and Anxiety, Study Suggests
Making People Sign Forms at the Top May Keep Them Honest
Untreated Food Allergies More Likely in Poor, Minority Kids
Can Parents' Divorce Boost Son's Risk for Stroke?
Health Highlights: Sept. 14, 2012
Obesity Hits Rural Areas Harder Than Cities
'Sexting' May Go Hand-in-Hand With Unprotected Sex Among Teens
Vitamin D in Pregnancy Critical for Brain Development, Study Says
Cigarette Taxes 'Disproportionately Burden' the Poor, Report Says
Health Highlights: Sept. 13, 2012
Aubagio Approved for Multiple Sclerosis
NYC OKs Ban on Big Sugary Drinks
'Mini-Strokes' May Be More Damaging Than Thought
Many More U.S. Households Ready for Disasters: CDC
Topical Products for Muscle, Joint Pain May Cause Burns: FDA
Quitting Smoking Just as Hard for Teens: Study
Shoppers Who Read Food Labels Are Thinner, Study Says
Food-Assistance Program Sees $2 Billion Spent on Sweet Drinks: Study
Diets High in Fructose May Harm Liver in Some, Scientists Warn
Avoiding Alcohol May Cut Risk for Esophageal Cancer
Health Tip: Improve Air Quality at Home
Health Tip: Worried About Lead Exposure?
Health Tip: Kids on the Run
Health Tip: Eat More Fruits and Veggies
Health Tip: Exercise to Combat Stress
Health Tip: If You or Your Child Have a Food Allergy
Working Out Cuts Women's Appetite, Study Finds
Health Tip: Treating a Chronic Cough
Health Tip: Create a Healthy Sleep Environment
Health Tip: Don't Combine Medication and Alcohol
Health Tip: Get Some Rest After Giving Birth
Noisy Bars May Threaten Workers' Hearing
Health Highlights: Sept. 12, 2012
Imported Ricotta Cheese Recalled Due to Listeria
Docs' Sensitivity to Patients' Feelings Tied to Good Outcomes
Family Health Insurance Premiums Jump 4 Percent in 2012
U.S. Expands SIDS Prevention Effort
Newly Approved Imaging Agent Helps Find Prostate Cancer
3-D Imaging Might Make Some Surgeries Safer
Whooping Cough Vaccine Protection Fades Over Time: Study
Mammography's Benefits Outweigh Harms for Older Women: Study
Scientists Map Genetic 'Blueprint' of Heart
Cancer Survivors Prefer to Stay With Cancer Doctors: Study
Medicare Gaps Leave Many With Big Bill at End of Life, Study Finds
Secondhand Smoke Linked to Memory Problems
Shingles Not Linked to Increased Cancer Risk, Study States
Childhood Trauma Linked to Later Stroke Risk
Health Highlights: Sept. 11, 2012
Some Blood Pressure Drugs Might Help Slow Alzheimer's: Study
Omega-3s May Not Help Your Heart After All, Study Says
Some Screens Miss Spread of Breast Cancer: Study
NYC 'Soda Ban' Decision Expected Thursday
Human Stem Cells Restore Hearing to Deaf Gerbils in Study
More Evidence That Truvada Can Help Prevent HIV
'Superpowered' Bacteria May Lurk Behind Sinus Infections
Lust May Dampen Humans' Sense of Disgust, Study Suggests
Could Facebook Be Making You Fat?
Gestational Diabetes, Poverty Linked to ADHD
Men More Prone to Depression After Stroke: Study
Stressful Job Might Be Tough on the Heart
Chronic Pain May Cost U.S. $635 Billion a Year
Pain From Sexual Assault Often Untreated, Study Says
Quitting Drinking May Help Alcoholics' Bone Loss
Do Video Games Promote Reckless Driving in Certain Teens?
More U.S. Kids Prescribed Off-Label Antipsychotics: Study
That May Not Be a Cold, Could Be Fall Allergies
Health Highlights: Sept. 10, 2012
Researchers Find Powerful Swine Flu Strain in Korea
More Evidence Acupuncture Can Ease Chronic Pain
Curbing Suicide Now a National Priority, U.S. Says
U.S. Panel Rejects Ovarian Cancer Screens for Low-Risk Women
Traffic May Keep City Dwellers Awake, Harming Health
When Prescription Drugs Go OTC, Ads Talk Less of Harms: Study
New Device May Reduce Repeat Breast Cancer Surgeries
Hispanics May Face Higher Risk for Type 2 Diabetes: Study
Younger Kids Likelier to Gain Weight After Tonsillectomy
Scientists ID Gene for Insulin Sensitivity
Psych, Sleep Meds May Affect Driving
Knee, Hip Replacements Don't Help People Lose Weight: Study
Scientists Spot 5 Genes That Help Shape Faces
Swallowed Toothpicks Can Lead to Big Trouble, Experts Warn
Drug Used to Prevent Prostate Cancer Won't Lower Quality of Life
Experimental Dengue Vaccine Shows Some Success
'Doctor Shopping' Tied to Fatal Prescription Drug Overdoses
Skin Doctor Offers Tips to Reduce Acne
Health Highlights: Sept. 7, 2012
Health Officials Tracking Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Pet Turtles
Tight Blood Sugar Control Won't Help Babies After Heart Surgery
Pot Use May Raise Risk of Testicular Cancer: Study
Multiple Methods Can Safely Help Babies Get to Sleep, Study Shows
Overweight Teens Typically Eat Less Than Normal-Weight Peers
Postpartum Depression May Lead to Shorter Kids: Study
Electrolyte Problem Raises Post-Op Death Risk: Study
Common Painkillers Might Boost Odds for 2nd Heart Attack
Exercise Does Boost Teens' Health, Study Finds
Severely Obese Women Attempting IVF May Have Lower Egg Quality
For Mild Asthma, Daily Steroids May Not Be Needed, Study Says
Stress Adds to Salt Load of Some Blacks, Study Says
Soaring U.S. Spinal Care Spending Due to Specialists: Study
Health Reform 2.0: States Balking at New Insurance Exchanges
Health Highlights: Sept. 6, 2012
Cholesterol Screenings Up, But Certain Groups Still Lag: CDC
Childhood Vaccination Rates Remain High, CDC Says
Nonalcoholic Red Wine Might Help Lower Blood Pressure
U.S. Health Care System Wastes $750B Annually, Report Finds
The Plague: It's Still With Us
Lettuce: Buy Bagged or Not?
Super-Shy Preschoolers Might Struggle Academically
Put Traffic Safety on Back-to-School 'To-Do' List: Experts
New Strep Throat Guidelines Tackle Antibiotic Resistance
Young Children Treated for Cancer May Be at Risk for PTSD: Study
More Pregnant Women on Blood Pressure Drugs: Study
Supportive Spouse May Extend Cancer Survival
'Excellent' Survival Seen for Liver Transplant From Live Donor
Health Reform 2.0: Governors Pushing Back on Medicaid Expansion
Health Highlights: Sept. 5, 2012
Bosulif Approved for Rare Leukemia
Scientists Inch Closer to Genetic Blueprint of Diseases
Ex-NFL Players at Higher Risk for Alzheimer's, ALS: Study
Taking Breaks From Prostate Cancer Hormone Therapy Seems Safe: Study
Laundry Detergent Packs Pose Poisoning Threat to Toddlers
Ginkgo Won't Prevent Alzheimer's, Study Finds
Smokers Are Still High School's 'Cool Kids,' Study Finds
Third of Hospital Staff Say Hand-Washing Reminders Unwelcome
Newer Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs Don't Raise Cancer Risk: Study
Listening Aids May Help Boost Dyslexic Kids' Reading Skills
X-Rays May Up Breast Cancer Risk for Women With Certain Genes: Study
Elevated Antibody Levels May Predict Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk
Rise in Pregnancy-Associated Cancers Not Fully Explained by Older Age
'Chemo Brain' After Breast Cancer Backed by Study
More Patients With Irregular Heartbeat Recognize Stroke Risk: Survey
Want to Beat Spider Phobia? Talk About It
Pediatricians' Group Urges Flu Shot for Kids Aged 6 Months and Up
Video Game 'Teams' Tied to Cooperative Behavior in Players
Heavy Drinking Linked to Earlier Stroke
Children of U.S. Immigrants May Have Academic Edge
West Nile Cases Keep Climbing; 118 Deaths So Far, CDC Says
Health Tip: Coping With Separation Anxiety
Health Tip: Factors That Can Worsen Acne
Health Tip: Do Your Feet Have Poor Circulation?
Health Tip: Keep Baby Safe in a Stroller
Health Tip: Don't Leave Kids in the Car Alone
Health Tip: Managing With Psoriasis
Health Tip: Living With Rheumatoid Arthritis
Health Tip: Prevent Athlete's Foot
Health Tip: Make Your Recipes Healthier
Health Tip: Keep Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Check
Health Highlights: Sept. 4, 2012
Could Internet Addiction Be Genetic?
Millions of Americans Have Uncontrolled High Blood Pressure: CDC
Vitamin D Supplements Won't Help Cholesterol Levels: Study
Many Heart Attacks May Go Unrecognized in Seniors
Teen Obesity Linked to Mom's Smoking in Pregnancy: Study
It's Possible to Be Obese and Heart-Healthy: Studies
More Americans Get Effective HIV Treatment, Study Says
Treated Vaginal Ring Prevents HIV in Monkeys
Face-Down Position May Be Safer During Radiation for Breast Cancer: Study
Health Tip: Preventing Rabies
Experts Offer Tips to Help Keep Fall Sports Injury Free
Artery Stiffness May Predict High Blood Pressure
Longer Resuscitation After Cardiac Arrest May Be Warranted, Study Suggests
Poor Sleep Among Preschoolers May Be Tied to Special Ed Needs Later
Kids Develop Sense of Humor by Age 1, Study Finds
Language Barrier Hurts Elderly Asthma Patients
Almost Half of U.S. Adults Have Gum Disease
People More Likely to Guzzle Beer Served in Curved Glasses
Men, Women Do See Things Differently: Study
'Magic' Carpet Could Help Shield Elderly From Falls
Bottle-Feeding May Raise Baby's Risk for Intestinal Trouble
Almost Half of U.S. Kids With Autism Have Been Bullied
Organic Foods Not Healthier or More Nutritious, Study Says
Scientists Find Links Among Parkinson's, Cancer and Family History
Combat Stress Linked to Brain Changes in Study
Environmental 'Gene-Swapping' May Play Part in Antibiotic Resistance
Chemical in Household Products May Be Linked to Heart Disease: Study
Vets' Readjustment Issues May Spur PTSD Treatment
Few Doctors Discuss Exercise With Cancer Patients: Study
Obesity Might Lower Teens' Thinking Skills, Study Suggests
Child's Use of Certain Asthma Drugs Could Shorten Adult Height
Even 'High-Normal' Blood Sugar Tied to Brain Shrinkage
Health Tip: Packing a Backpack
Health Tip: Protect Kids From Mosquito Bites
Health Tip: Straining a Hamstring
Health Tip: Smokeless Tobacco Isn't Safe Either
Kids' Vaccine Exemptions Too Easy to Obtain: Study
Health Tip: Help Ease Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Health Tip: Keep Your Teeth Healthier
NFL Docs Urge More Caution With Key Pain Med
Health Tip: Taming Your Sweet Tooth
Health Tip: What's a Heart-Healthy Diet?
Health Tip: Use a Stability Ball
Improved Developmental Screening Urged for Hispanic Kids
At-Home Moms Cook, Shop, Play More With Kids: Study
Antibiotics in Meat May Thwart Efforts to Make Sausage Safe
Bus, Truck Drivers May Downplay Sleep Troubles
Pack School Lunches That Are Healthy and Fun
How Dog-Savvy Is Your Child?
Too Much Salt Might Harm Kids' Health: Study
Health Tip: Defrost Meat Properly
Health Tip: Diabetes Often Triggers Foot Problems
Health Tip: Help a Child With ADHD Sleep Better
Health Tip: Drink Enough Fluids
Health Tip: If You Have Rosacea
Health Tip: Are You at Risk for Anemia?
Health Tip: Cleaning a Young Child's Teeth
Water or Sports Drink?
Marathons Safe for Aging Boomers, Study Finds
Does Studying for Law School Test Boost Your Brain?
Pan-Fried Red Meat May Raise Prostate Cancer Risk: Study
Seniors' Creativity Can Thrive Despite Dementia
New Treatments May Help Restore Speech Lost to Aphasia
For New Mom With Aphasia, 'Giving Up Was Not an Option'
Woman Finds Balance in Life Via Drastic Change
Putting Your Mental Health in Order

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