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'Medical Tattoos' Help Hide Surgical Scars
Pigments can restore more natural appearance that patients are happy with, study finds
What Does Bipolar Mania Look and Feel Like?
How to recognize the symptoms of bipolar mania.
Drug-Resistant Germs Thrive in America's Corroding Water Systems
Bacteria found in plumbing may sicken thousands each year, study suggests
The 'Love Hormone' May Quiet Tinnitus
Small, preliminary study suggests oxytocin might ease 'ringing in the ears'
Heavy Drinking Can Harm the Aging Brain
Study supports notion that the habit is toxic to brain cells, slows mental abilities
Falls a Growing and Deadly Threat for Older Americans
They cause millions of injuries and soaring health care costs, CDC report shows
DNA-Based Vaccine Guards Against Zika in Monkey Study
Human safety trials are already under way, researchers add
Flavorings Boost Toxicity of E-Cigarettes in Lab Study
Increasing device's voltage, to get bigger hit of nicotine, also inflames air passage cells, researcher says
23 Plans Earn Top Mark in Health Insurance Ratings
Twenty-three insurance plans out of more than 1,000 have received the highest score of 5.0, according to new ratings released Thursday from the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
Arthritis Drug May Help With Type of Hair Loss
Researchers saw regrowth in patients with the autoimmune disease alopecia areata
Do Open Floor Plans Invite Overeating?
Fewer calories are consumed in closed kitchen spaces, study says
Health Highlights: Sept. 22, 2016
Blue Bell Recalls Cookie Dough Ice Cream
Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea a Growing U.S. Threat: CDC
But new drug shows promise against sexually transmitted disease in early trials
Organ Transplants Linked to Higher Skin Cancer Risk
Experts say all recipients should have full-body skin evaluations after transplant surgery
More Breast Cancer Patients Should Consider Radiation, New Guidelines Say
Mastectomy patients with small tumors, fewer lymph nodes involved, benefit from the therapy, cancer experts agree
Cat Scratch Can Sometimes Lead to Serious Illness: CDC
But there's no need to banish your feline friend -- just send fleas packing instead
Why the Teen Years May Not Be Lean Years
Adolescents burn about 450 fewer calories daily than 10-year-olds, study finds
Can Stress Lower a Woman's Fertility?
Greatest impact is around ovulation time, research suggests
Smoking Leaves Lasting Marks on DNA: Study
Changes related to disease found in more than 7,000 genes, though many 'recover' five years after quitting
Obese Kids Have Different Germs in Their Gut
Targeting specific types of bacteria might one day help treat childhood obesity, research suggests
Stress Might Undercut Benefits of Healthy Diet for Women
Finding show importance of coping skills in tough times, researcher says
Early Introduction of Eggs, Peanuts May Cut Kids' Allergy Risk: Study
Allergy specialist suggests existing guidelines on introducing foods may be outdated
Even at Cancer Centers, Finding Relief for Pain Can Be Tough
'Mystery shopper' study shows staff at 1 in 10 facilities gave people misinformation on palliative care services
Surprise! Beer Makes You Happier, Friendlier
Study found this was especially true for women and the socially inhibited
H1N1 'Swine Flu' Vaccine Unlikely to Raise Birth Defect Risk
Swedish study finds that babies born to women who got the shot had no overall higher odds
Vasectomy May Not Raise Prostate Cancer Risk After All
Large study challenges previous research linking the procedure to slightly higher chance of disease
Healthy Diet May Be Key to Kids' Reading Skills
More fruits, vegetables, fish and whole grains linked to higher test scores in study
FDA OKs 1st Drug to Treat Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Exondys 51 seems to fill unmet need for devastating childhood disease, agency says
Sleep Troubles, Heart Troubles?
American Heart Association says it's too soon to say what's the optimal amount of shut-eye
CDC: Too Many Antibiotics Still Being Prescribed in U.S.
United Nations to discuss duel problems -- overuse and lack of access
Carrot-Stick Approach: A Way to Get Folks to Eat More Veggies, Fruits
Study of financial incentives for healthful eating also banned payments for sugary foods, sodas
CDC Ends Zika Travel Advisory for Miami Neighborhood
Pregnant women still urged to protect themselves from mosquito bites
What Is Kratom? Why Does the DEA Want to Ban It?
But the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is moving to ban the sale of kratom as of Sept. 30, citing an “imminent hazard to public safety.”
For College Freshmen, Four-Legged Friends Chase Away Homesickness
Dog therapy helps boost students' life satisfaction, researchers say
Codeine Not Safe for Kids, Pediatricians Warn
How it is metabolized is too unpredictable, could cause death, report finds
'Baby-Led' Weaning Doesn't Raise Choking Risk: Study
But only give softened 'finger foods' to infants and watch them while they eat, researcher says
Suicide Can Strike Children as Young as 5: Study
Overall numbers are low, but researchers say prevention efforts are needed
Internet Addiction May Be Red Flag for Other Mental Health Issues: Study
Over-reliance on the Web might be linked to depression, anxiety and impulsivity, researchers report
Not All Dogs Are Man's (or Kids') Best Friend
Study suggests young children need to be told they shouldn't approach a scared dog
Sound Waves: Rx for High Blood Pressure, Migraine?
Sound therapy balances brain signals, researcher says
Using Outdated Advice May Slow Concussion Recovery
Once-recommended practices such as waking a sleeping child for periodic checks can delay healing, expert says
Marriage May Help Diabetics Keep Weight Off
Study also found it lowered chances of risk factors for heart disease among men, but not women
What's Behind the Gluten-Free Trend?
These days, a gluten-free lifestyle has become one of the most popular diet trends in the U.S. One in five people now reduce or eliminate gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley or rye, in their diet, according to a 2015 Gallup poll.
Fish Oil Fatty Acids May Up Women's Diabetes Risk
Long-term French study finds an association between the two
Childhood Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall: CDC
Leukemia no longer the leading killer
More Evidence That Zika Causes Microcephaly
Study of Brazilian newborns spots virus far more frequently in blood tests of babies with the birth defect
Zika Found in Eye Fluid in Study
Virus may stay in urine, saliva longer, but corneal transplants may pose transmission risk, researchers say
Do Medical Pot States Have Less Opioid Abuse?
Study of fatal car crashes finds fewer linked to opioids where medical pot is legal, but some experts are critical of the research
CDC May Lift Zika Travel Warning for Part of Miami
And report says Congress moves closer to OKing more funding to fight the mosquito-borne disease that causes birth defects
Tighter BP Control Could Save 100,000 U.S. Lives
High-risk adults would benefit from intensive program to lower systolic reading