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Same-Sex Parents Won't Sway Kids' Gender Identity
Research showed no differences from children raised by heterosexual couples
Most Parents Would Support Teen Switching Gender
Findings indicate growing acceptance of gender transition
Sitting Could Be Big Health Risk for Frail Folks
Being sedentary not linked to early death in people who are generally healthy, study finds
Comic and Telethon Host Jerry Lewis Dies At 91
The legendary actor and comedian helped raise more than $2 billion for muscular dystrophy.
Study: Annual mammograms could save 1000s of lives
Study based on computer analysis has limitations; false positives a concern
Too Many Babies Still Placed on Stomach to Sleep
Pediatric experts recommend infants always sleep on their backs to avoid SIDS
Popular Heartburn Drugs Don't Raise Risk of Alzheimer's: Study
Researchers say proton pump inhibitors like Nexium or Prilosec not linked to dementia
Peanut Allergy Pill Works Four Years Later
Peanut Allergy Pill Works Four Years Later
Cocktail Confusion: Is Drinking Healthy or Risky?
This article looks at the latest research studies on the health benefits of alcohol.
Zika May Not Last in Semen as Long as Thought
Men should still follow CDC guidelines and use condoms for at least 6 months, health experts say
Researchers Developing Test For Lyme Disease
Researchers Developing Test For Lyme Disease
Could City Lights Raise Breast Cancer Risk?
Study found link between ambient light and higher odds in young, smoking females, but more research needed
Fatty Foods May Up Cancer Risk in Thinner Women
Plant-based diet could help avoid malignancies, study suggests
Alternative Cancer Therapy Linked to Earlier Death
There's not much research into these therapies, study authors said
EpiPen Maker Settles Lawsuit for $465 Million
EpiPen Maker Settles Lawsuit for $465 Million
Plague: Scary But Rare
This article looks at the plague, it's symptoms, how it is transmitted and how it is treated.
Powerful New Cholesterol Med Won't Harm Memory
Study findings on Repatha are 'reassuring,' but expert wants longer follow-up
Can a Blood Test Detect Cancers Earlier?
Researchers move 'a step forward,' assessing DNA fragments for colon, breast, ovarian and lung tumors
Study Finds Options to Opioids After Knee Surgery
Non-drug approaches that may work include acupuncture and electrotherapy, review finds
FDA Recalls Liquid Pharmaceutical Products
Concerns over possible bacterial contamination that could cause severe infections in patients prompted the move
Americans Injuring Themselves Grooming Pubic Hair
Study finds cuts, burns and infections send many to doctor, some to the ER
Fatal Opioid ODs on the Rise Among U.S. Teens
And heroin led to the most deaths among 15- to 19-year-olds, CDC says
Experts: Neck Floaties Risky for Babies
Experts warn parents from using neck floats on their babies in the water.
Are Big Lifestyle Changes Key to Managing Type 2?
Study finds lower blood sugar, reduced need for medication
Less Sleep May Raise Child's Type 2 Diabetes Risk
It found link -- but no proof -- between less slumber and risk factors for blood sugar disease
A Little Drinking Might Lengthen Your Life: Study
But researchers stress too much alcohol can increase risk of early death
Antidepressant Use Jumps 65 Percent in 15 Years
Women nearly twice as likely to use the drugs as men, CDC report finds
Givers Really Are Happier Than Takers
Even small acts of generosity trigger a brain boost, study finds
'Fat But Fit' a Myth?
Extra weight linked to extra risk, even if blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol all normal
Air Purifiers May Help the Smog-Stressed Heart
Small Chinese study found lower stress hormone levels in those who used indoor air cleaners
Marijuana May Help Ease Nerve Pain
But evidence for using pot to treat other types of pain or post-traumatic stress remains inconclusive
More Depressed Pregnant Women Smoking
More than 1 in 3 smoke, compared to 1 in 10 who aren't depressed, U.S. survey finds
Product Alert: Amazon Warns Of Bad Eclipse Glasses
The online retailer pro-actively emailed costumers who might have bought glasses that aren't safe for viewing next the Aug. 21 eclipse.
Fleas Test Positive for Plague in Arizona
Fleas Test Positive for Plague in Arizona
Zika Virus Tied to Neurological Woes in Adults
35 infected people were hospitalized with such conditions in Brazil during last year's outbreak
ER Rates Soar as Toddlers Ingest Pot, Study Finds
Accidental intoxication rose 133 percent in a decade; U.S. experts call findings highly relevant
Technology Improves Access to Birth Control
New companies and agencies such as planned parenthood are offering women birth control through apps and websites.
'Smart' Underwear May Help Prevent Back Pain
With just a tap, wearable device eases stress, fatigue on lower back muscles, researchers say
Opioid Overdoses & Deaths Flooding U.S. Hospitals
Medical costs jumped more than $30,000 per patient in less than 10 years, study finds
How Safe and Effective Is Your Sunscreen?
One out of three may not offer the right protection, study suggests
Trump To Declare Opioid Crisis National Emergency
President Donald Trump declared the opioid epidemic a national emergency and said the administration would dedicate money and time to fight it.
5 Deaths Reported After Balloon Obesity Treatments
Five people who had a balloon system put into their stomach to treat obesity have died since 2016, the FDA warns.
Only About One-Third of Americans Use Condoms: CDC
They aren't the best method of birth control, but they do help prevent STDs, health experts say
Artificial Sweeteners Trick the Brain: Study
Sugary taste can cause a heightened metabolic response, researchers say
For Drivers, Hands-free Can Still Be a Handful
Complex commands are more distracting than talking on your cell, safety experts say
Is Pot Linked to Blood Pressure Deaths?
Study suggests so, but heart expert questions the finding
ADHD Medications and Scary Side Effects
Side effects from ADHD medications are rarely dangerous, but they are unsettling. Knowing how to respond will ease your mind.
Stroke Rates Drop for U.S. Men, But Not Women
Explanations for the disparity aren't clear
During Eclipse, 'Your Eye Can Scorch'
The Aug. 21 eclipse will be visible across most of North America. Learn here how to watch it safely.
Immunotherapy Shown Safe in Type 1 Diabetes Trial
Next step is to see if it works and for how long