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Seniors May Have Trouble Managing Money, Medicines
By 85, many could use a hand, study finds
Taking the Stairs a Better Pick-Me-Up Than Coffee
A 10-minute climb can increase fitness and motivation, researcher says
Dog Food Recalled After Tests Find Euthanasia Drug
Party Animal is recalling dog food that tested positive for a pet euthanasia drug.
Chicken Patties Sold at Costco Recalled
Foster Farms is recalling more than 131,000 pounds of breaded chicken patties sold in Costco stores because they could contain pieces of plastic.
Type 2 Diabetes May Be Bad for Brain Health
Excess weight appears to amplify the threat, study says
Drugs Involved in More Fatal Crashes Than Alcohol
Study suggests deaths due to drugged driving are rising as states legalize pot and drug abuse grows
'Brain Age' May Help Predict When You'll Die
An 'older' mind is linked to signs of physical and mental problems, study contends
Exercise Can Overcome the 'Obesity Gene'
Physical activity appears to lower effects of key DNA linked to weight gain, study finds
Are Gut Bacteria Linked to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
Intestinal bacteria yield clues to the mysterious ailment, researchers say
April 29 Is Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Safe disposal helps prevent unwanted meds from being abused, U.S. officials say
Crossroads for Obamacare
GOP efforts to replace the health law may affect consumer choice, premiums and protections
Parkinson's Disease May Originate in Gut
Swedish scientists find link through vagus nerve removal
Grieving Friends Often Find Support Online
Study shows social networks help bring solace, healing after loved one dies
Oktoberfest Study Links Boozing to Heart Woes
Munich researchers find 1 in 3 beer drinkers tracked at festival experienced abnormal heart rhythm
Energy Drinks May Give the Heart an Unhealthy Jolt
Popular beverages also affect blood pressure for hours, small trial shows
Blood Test Predicts Lung Cancer's Return
Unstable chromosomes quadruple a patient's risk of relapse, death within 2 years, researchers report
Does Legal Medical Marijuana Spur Illicit Pot Use?
Cannabis use disorder is also rising faster in states with legalization laws
Women More Sensitive to Metal Joint Implants
Researchers don't know if hormones or exposure to metals in makeup or jewelry may play a part
Genes May Govern Your Risk for PTSD
Link with the psychiatric disorder is more apparent for women, study contends
'Artificial Womb' Kept Premature Lambs Alive
'Artificial Womb' Kept Premature Lambs Alive
Synthetic Mucus Could Battle Dangerous Bugs
Researchers are working on lab-grown versions to control disease-causing bacteria
FDA Warns 14 Companies on Bogus Cancer 'Cures'
Warning letters issued for treatments sold without approval mainly on websites and in social media
Opioid-Related Deaths Might Be Underestimated: CDC
Death certificates from drug-linked infections may not label painkillers as possible cause
'Mindfulness' Probably Won't Cure Your Back Pain
But one specialist still isn't ruling out this complementary therapy
Routine Tests Urged for Preeclampsia
Expert panel recommends blood-pressure check at every prenatal visit
Is a Low-Salt Diet Always Healthy?
Study claims current guidelines are too restrictive when there's sufficient potassium intake
Are You Raising an 'Emotional Eater'?
Calming kids with food can start a vicious, fattening cycle, study says
Mid-Life Exercise Could Jog Your Memory
Combination of aerobic, resistance training best for boosting brain health, study finds
Waist Size, Not Weight, May be Key to Life Span
Even those who aren't overweight are at risk of death if they've got a paunch, researchers report
Common Food Nutrient Tied to Risky Blood Clotting
Gut bacteria reacts to compound in eggs and meat to produce chemical that ups heart disease risk, study says
Walk Your Way to Better Brain Health?
Impact of the foot provides a boost to blood flow, study says
Frozen Hash Brown Recall Due to Golf Ball Parts
Frozen Hash Brown Recall Due to Golf Ball Parts
Frito-Lay Recalls Jalapeno Chips
Frito-Lay is voluntarily recalling some of its Jalapeno Flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked potato chips and Jalapeno Flavored Miss Vickie’s Kettle Cooked potato chips because salmonella may be in the seasoning.
These 5 Preventable Conditions Shorten Lives
Obesity steals the most years of all, researchers say
Prostate Cancer Screening: Earlier for Black Men?
New study suggests the disease progresses faster for them
150-Year-Old Drug May Help Parkinson's Patients
Study finds apomorphine cuts the time until levodopa kicks in for those with advanced disease
Home Birth Safe for Some, But Not All, Women
Certain factors make home delivery too chancy, pregnancy experts say
Henrietta Lacks Film Highlights Research Issues
The story of Henrietta Lacks, an African-American cervical cancer patient whose tumor cancer cells changed the course of biomedical research, will debut on HBO.
Do Diet Sodas Pose Health Risks?
Study suggests -- but does not prove -- a possible link to stroke, dementia
Immune Therapy Shows Early Promise Against MS
First step was to test its safety in small trial of 6 people
FDA: Don't Give Kids Meds With Codeine, Tramadol
Agency strengthens warning labels on these medications to address dangers
Second Cancers Deadlier for Younger People: Study
Survival rates drop significantly compared to older adults
Could a Zap to the Brain Jog Failing Memory?
Deep brain stimulation appears to help, but much more research is needed, scientists say
White Wine May Do No Favors for a Woman's Skin
Study suggests the drink, as well as liquor, are both tied to a higher risk for rosacea
Study Cites Factors Linked to Suicide in the Young
Researchers say interventions should come earlier in life for disadvantaged children
Banquet Chicken Nuggets with Mac & Cheese Recalled
Banquet Chicken Nuggets with Mac & Cheese Recalled
Is Annual Eye Exam a Must for Type 1 Diabetes?
An individual's level of risk for diabetic eye disease should guide how often they're screened, study says
FDA Approves Device to Help Curb Cluster Headaches
New technology stimulates a nerve in the neck to help ease the rare but painful syndrome
Longevity Secrets of 'Super Agers'
WebMD looks at characteristics that healthy 90 and 100-year-olds have in common.
Could a Pill Put the Brakes on Aging?
WebMD looks at efforts by researchers to find an anti-aging pill.