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Another Miami Neighborhood Now Zika-Free
Only one area in South Miami Beach still considered an active zone for local transmission of the virus, officials say
'Halo' Effect Common After Lasik Eye Surgery
But post-op problems typically clear up over time, specialist says
More Doctors Willing to Hide Mistakes, Survey Says
Seven percent of doctors say it's OK to hide a clinical mistake that harms a patient, and 14% say "it depends," according to a new survey.
Mice May Be Key to Kids' Asthma Attacks at School
Study suggests, but can't prove, that rodent allergens could play a role
Students Make Martin Shkreli's Drug for $2 a Pill
Students Make Martin Shkreli's Drug for $2 a Pill
Low-Carb Diet May Aid Your Metabolism
Cutting back on sweets helps, while exercising before meals may not, small study finds
24-Hour Shifts Can Play Havoc With the Heart
Small study found lack of sleep affected blood pressure, heart rate in healthy volunteers
2 Out of 3 Depressed Teens Benefit From Therapy
Early treatment of depression may lower risk of future episodes of mood disorder, study finds
Can Time Outdoors Reduce Nearsightedness?
More exposure to sun's UVB rays linked to lower risk of eye condition in study
Pradaxa May Beat Warfarin After Bleeding Episode
Research also shows that resuming any anticoagulant is still safer than stopping the drugs in these cases
Could Low Vitamin D at Birth Mean Higher MS Risk?
Perhaps, but researchers aren't ready to recommend routine supplementation during pregnancy
Americans Divided Over Organic, GM Foods: Poll
Their opinions aren't driven by politics or income, researchers say
Discovery Means Less Sugar Needed in Chocolate
Discovery Means Less Sugar Needed in Chocolate
After Cancer, Higher Risk of Severe Heart Attack
Cardiologists, oncologists must work together, researcher says
Improve Allergy Warnings on Food Products: Experts
Improve Allergy Warnings on Food Products: Experts
Docs Seeing More Multidrug Resistant HIV Patients
People resistant to older medication also have problems with newer drug, study finds
Could White Wine Boost Your Melanoma Risk?
Large study ties a daily glass to a slightly elevated rate of the deadly skin cancer
'Magic Mushroom' Chemical Eases Cancer Despair
Hallucinogenic drug psilocybin relieved depression, anxiety quickly and lasted for months, studies found
Vegetarian Diets Good for People and the Planet
These food plans are safe at all stages of life, nutrition group says
Some GOP Voters Skittish On Full Repeal, Poll Finds
Trump backers expressed support for some of the health law’s consumer protections, such as allowing young adults to stay on their parents’ insurance until age 26.
This May Help Type 2 Diabetics Control Blood Sugar
Study counters notion that vigorous exercise is key to battling the illness
Testosterone Therapy May Be Linked to Blood Clots
Risk peaks in the first 6 months of hormone treatment, but overall odds are low, study finds
U.S. to Ban Smoking in Public Housing
Agencies have 18 months to implement smoke-free policies
Wider Low-Dose Aspirin Use Would Save $692 Billion
Many patients who should take it don't, researchers say
Chef Ernest Quansah Tells How He Cured His Type 2 Diabetes
When a chef was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, he got serious about changing his habits and living healthier. Here's his story.
Web-Based Help for Insomnia Shows Promise
Interactive program aims to build better sleep habits, researchers say
Fewer in U.S. Struggle With Medical Bills: Report
Researchers credit Obamacare, but difficulties persist for uninsured and people with high deductibles
Here's What to Plan for When You Have Diabetes and Are Expecting
Women with type 1 diabetes can get pregnant and have healthy babies, but they need to work closely with their doctor to control glucose levels.
Here's How to Pick the Right Diabetes Specialist
Your diabetes specialist connects you with the tools and support you need to stay healthy. Here's how to pick the right one.
Good Food to Go: 3 Lunch Recipes
You'll save money, calories, and carbs with these packed-lunch recipes from a registered dietitian.
Speed Up Your Workouts With Bursts of Activity.
High-intensity interval training mixes bursts of exercise with rest, giving you a workout in as little as 10 minutes.
How to Test Your Blood Sugar
Master the blood sugar monitoring basics and know your numbers.
First Zika-Linked Glaucoma Case Diagnosed in Baby
Brazilian baby developed vision-threatening condition after being exposed to virus in womb
Americans' Cholesterol Levels Keep Falling
Eliminating trans fats from the U.S. diet may be one factor in this healthy trend, CDC researchers say
Protect your heart against the stress that diabetes can bring
Diabetes can strain your heart. Here's how to protect it.
How Can I Get My Blood Pressure Down?
High blood pressure can worsen diabetes , but exercise, changes in your diet, and getting enough sleep can help fight the negative effects.
Colorectal Cancers on the Rise in Younger Adults
A recent study says rates of colon and rectal cancer are rising among younger people, a group that’s rarely screened for such cancers.
Dehumidifiers Recalled Due to Fire Risk
Dehumidifiers Recalled Due to Fire Risk
FDA OKs Large Studies of Ecstasy to Treat PTSD
FDA OKs Large Studies of Ecstasy to Treat PTSD
It's Never Too Late to Stop Smoking
Even quitting in your 60s can add years to your life, researchers find
Smoking Ups This Risk 8-Fold in People Under 50
At all ages, the habit boosted odds for heart trouble, but younger people fared the worst, study found
Tennis Anyone? It May Prolong Your Life
Racquet sports, swimming and aerobics tied to lower risk of early death in study
Having Trouble Hearing? Maybe It's Not Your Ears
Part of the problem for seniors might lie in the brain, research suggests
Could My Kid Be Transgender?
What does it mean if your little boy wants to wear dresses? Or your tomboy girl refuses to? Parents and experts weigh in to help you support your child.
What Should I Do If My Bipolar Meds Don’t Work?
What to do if your bipolar medication doesn’t seem to work as well as it used to.
Even Low-Risk Should Get Heart Health Counseling
Even Low-Risk Should Get Heart Health Counseling
Hospital E-Prescribing: Trouble for Older Adults?
Hospital E-Prescribing: Trouble for Older Adults?
Child Teething, Ear Pain Relief Products Recalled
Child Teething, Ear Pain Relief Products Recalled
Trump Picks Obamacare Critic for Health Secretary
Trump Picks Obamacare Critic for Health Secretary
Does Light Daily Drinking Really Help the Heart?
Study found no evidence that moderate intake keeps arteries clear