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New High-Tech Tools to Help Control Diabetes
New high-tech devices may make it easier for many of the nation’s 21 million people with diabetes to control the disease.
When Someone You Love Has Multiple Sclerosis
Get tips on how on how to be a caregiver for a friend or relative who has multiple sclerosis (MS).
Yoga + Aerobics Doubles Heart Benefits
Combined, these exercises are better than either alone, study suggests
Wind-Up Musical Toys Recalled Over Choking Hazard
More than 500,000 of the toys were sold at Carter's, Target and Walmart.
What Does Your Medical Record Say About You?
Patient advocates urge transparency with medical records, but getting them isn't always easy -- or wise.
Solving the Mystery of Chronic Fatigue
Researchers want to better understand the origins of, and possible treatments for, a badly named disorders that affects millions of Americans.
Oral Sex Plus Smoking a Cancer Danger for Men
Risk of head and neck tumors tied to HPV infection jumps to 15 percent for this group, study finds
Hep C Screen May Boost Opioid Treatment Success
When people find out they have the infection, they're more likely to stay off drugs
How Many Mutant Genes Drive Cancer?
Study finds there's no precise number of DNA changes needed to spur a tumor
Drug OD Rate Now Higher in Rural U.S. Than Cities
Hardest-hit communities need targeted preventive measures, report suggests
Can Aspirin Stop Liver Cancer in Hep B Patients?
Study from Taiwan finds link between aspirin use and reduced cancer risk
Smartphones, Screens Sabotaging Teens' Sleep
Study found more adolescents getting less rest because of temptations of technology
Pollution Tied to 9 Million Deaths Worldwide
Dirty air and water aren't the only culprits, new report says
3 Million Americans Say They Carry Handguns Daily
And many keep them concealed, review finds
State Laws Help Reduce Concussions in Youth Sports
Study finds more students are reporting symptoms, preventing recurring injuries
Is a Dangerous Bird Flu on the Horizon?
H7N9 is still confined to China, but new research suggests potential for wider transmission
Lying Down After an Epidural: A Smart Idea?
Study found it increased chances of having a normal delivery
Could Too Much Exercise Be Bad for Men's Hearts?
Maybe, but only for white men, study suggests
More Kids Spending Lots of Time on Screens
Survey finds big jump over past 6 years in media availability, use for youngest Americans
Does Your Dog 'Talk' to You?
Study may advance what's known about canine-human communication
1 in 5 Young Women Who Tan Indoors Get Addicted
Depression and worries about appearance common in those who can't skip the tanning bed, study finds
Self-Harm on the Rise Among Teen Girls
Behavior was strongly linked to greater suicide risk, UK study found
Even a Little Walking Can Lengthen Your Life
Less than the recommended 150 minutes a week still seemed to help, study found
FDA Approves 2nd Gene Therapy For Leukemia
Yescarta fights a type of lymphoma; move is heralded as helping open 'new era' in medical care
Skip Opioid Treatment for Migraine in the ER
Non-narcotic drug far more effective in new study
HPV Vaccine Safe for Adult Women: Study
Analysis of millions of recipients finds no link to 44 different illnesses
Avoiding Alcohol Helps the Heart Beat Better
Each decade of teetotaling lowers risk of atrial fibrillation, study finds
2 Million Americans May Have Arsenic in Well Water
Naturally occurring element can raise risk of cancers, other health problems
Schizophrenia Affects Brain's Communication Path
Finding may help spur new research
Talcum Powder/Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit Award Tossed
Award in Missouri case set aside upon appeal. Does not affect larger California award in similar suit.
Newer Blood Thinners Don't Raise Bleeding Risk
Risk is similar to warfarin, study reports
Patient Prejudice Survey Results
This article provides data from a WebMD/Medscape survey done in collaboration with STAT on the topic of bias in health care.
Credentials Don’t Shield Doctors, Nurses from Bias
A majority of health care professionals – including doctors, nurses and physician assistants -- say patients have made offensive comments to them based on their age, gender, ethnic background, race, weight, or other personal traits. The findings are from a new WebMD/Medscape survey done in collaboration with STAT news.
Bipartisan Deal Gives Obamacare Temporary Shelter
Would cover cost of subsidies to insurers for 2 years, but passage in Congress uncertain
Farsighted Kids Have Trouble Paying Attention
The often-undetected eye condition could lead to school troubles
Company Recalling Organic Tarragon After Salmonella Found in Leaves
Spicely Organics is recalling jars of organic tarragon after routine sampling found salmonella bacteria in the leaves.
Diabetes Pill Might Replace Injection to Control Blood Sugar
Global study shows blood glucose levels dropped significantly, and low rates of low blood sugar
Is Blood Donated by Mothers Less Safe for Men?
Death rate after transfusion was highest if donor had ever been pregnant, study suggests
Could 'AI' Become a Partner in Breast Cancer Care?
Artificial intelligence technology predicted 97 percent of malignancies in study
Common Exercise Therapy May Not Help Women With Leaky Bladder
AHT is widely used, but data review shows little evidence it really works
1 in 9 American Men Infected With Oral HPV
Vaccine provides protection, but number of boys getting shots remains low, researchers say
Handgun Waiting Periods Save Lives, Study Says
Time to 'cool off' may prevent some homicides and suicides
Can Coffee Prevent MS?
You may have heard drinking coffee can prevent MS. Separate the facts from the myth.
With Skin Cancer Surgery, Insurance Matters
Wait could be more than 6 weeks longer than those with private insurance, study says
Trouble With #2? One Simple Step May Help
Small footstool changes angle while on toilet, improving bowel movements
Recall: Martha Stewart Knife Set At Macy’s
Martha Stewart Whiteware Cake Knife and Server set has handles that can break.
Calif. Declares Emergency Over Hepatitis Outbreak
Declaration allows governor to more swiftly respond as epidemic spreads.
A-Fib Hits Men Earlier Than Women
Excess weight also ups risk for the heart rhythm disorder, study says
Many College Kids Think ADHD Meds Boost Grades
But adolescent health experts say there's no evidence to support that belief
Diono Child Car Seats Recalled
Company recalls more than 500,000 car seats over injury risk.