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Eye Injury a July Fourth Safety Reminder
The case of a man who lost sight in one eye is a good reminder to wear eye protection before you light any fireworks this weekend.
Brain Stimulation Doesn’t Beat Meds For Depression
Novel treatment may need to be tailored to each patient, mental health expert says
Dirty Air Raises Death Risk for U.S. Seniors
Research suggests blacks, men and the poor are especially vulnerable
Poor Sleep May Worsen Suicidal Thoughts
Treating insomnia might help improve emotional well-being, researchers suggest
Aspirin a Day to Keep Pregnancy Problems Away?
Odds of preeclampsia dropped 62 percent for high-risk women who took a daily pill, study finds
Heartburn Meds Don't Raise Alzheimer's Risk: Study
New research debunks other studies suggesting that medications used to treat ulcers, reflux cause mental decline
TNT Red, White & Blue Smoke Fireworks Recalled
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and American Promotional Events are recalling fireworks because they could explode unexpectedly after being lit.
Two More Plague Cases in New Mexico
Two More Plague Cases in New Mexico
Bye-Bye Flu Shot, Hello Patch?
Early results look promising for dissolvable microneedle vaccine
Senate GOP Leaders Delay Vote on Health Reform Bill
Proposal to replace Obamacare would leave 22 million more uninsured by 2026: CBO
Acupuncture For Incontinence, Not Infertility
Research yields mixed results for this traditional Chinese treatment
E-Cigarettes Lead to 'Real' Thing for Teens: Study
But one public health expert questions whether the reported association is valid
Recall: Chicken Bites Sold at Target
Overhill Farms Inc. of Vernon, CA, is recalling about 54,630 pounds of frozen chicken bites from its Yummy Spoonfuls and Overhill Farms brands.
Few Upsets in U.S. News Top Kids' Hospitals List
U.S. News & World Report's 11th annual ranking of the best pediatric hospitals has few surprises, with Boston Children's Hospital in first place for the third straight year.
Some GOP Senators Balk at Health Reform Bill
Proposal to replace Obamacare would leave 22 million more uninsured by 2026: CBO
Could Shift Work Damage Your DNA?
Small study raises questions about daytime sleep and cell damage
Stress May Hasten Death in Heart Patients
Doctors should assess mental health at routine cardiac visits, study authors say
CBO: Senate Health Bill Leaves 22M More Uninsured
A report from the Congressional Budget Office says the Senate health insurance replacement for Obamacare would leave 22M more people uninsured.
Study Highlights the Beauty Industry's Ugly Side
Cosmetics, personal care products get little regulatory scrutiny
Childhood Poverty May Predict Heart Failure Later
Income inequalities when young appear to have lifelong effects, research suggests
When Is an Opioid Safe to Take?
Doctors say it can treat intense pain, but patients should stay on the drug for shortest time possible
Medicaid Cuts Tied to Higher Breast Cancer Risk
Tennessee's 2005 Medicaid rollback could forecast what might happen if GOP health plans become law, some say
Wallpaper May Breed Toxins: Study
Fungus on the walls might contribute to 'sick building syndrome,' researchers say
Recall: Britax B-Safe 35 Car Seat Chest Clip
Chest clips for more than 100 models of Britax Child Safety cars seats are being recalled over concerns a tab could break and create a choking hazard for infants.
Fish Eaters Find Less Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain
Study suggests most fish may play role in controlling symptoms
Fewer U.S. Kids Binge Drinking
But 1 in 7 still had excess alcohol at least once in past month, study finds
Is Your Smartphone Giving You Carpal Tunnel?
Maybe, especially for folks who spend more than 5 hours a day on their devices, study says
Guided Exercise May Help Chronic Fatigue Patients: Study
Little by little, patients step up activity levels as an expert coaches via phone or online video
Legalized Pot May Lead to More Traffic Crashes
But auto accident deaths aren't on the rise in states where recreational pot is allowed, researchers say
How Bad for You Are Fried Foods?
This story looks at the health effects of French fries and other fried foods.
Senate Republicans Reveal Their Replacement for Obamacare
Bill would rein in Medicaid budget more slowly, preserve preexisting condition safeguards, change tax credits
OCD May Be Linked to Inflammation in the Brain
Breakthrough could spur better treatments for anxiety disorder, researchers say
Expert Panel: Three Things May Save Your Brain
New study finds encouraging signs that exercise, managing blood pressure, and brain training may combat dementia.
Most U.S. Teens Aren't 'Doing It'
By 18, more than half of adolescents were still virgins, new CDC survey reveals
Recall: Hummus With Pine Nuts
House of Thaller recalls hummus with pine nut topping over listeria concerns.
Is an HIV Cure Possible?
Babies who got antiretroviral drug therapy within hours of birth and stayed HIV-negative for months or years may offer a clue to treating newly diagnosed adults.
Could You Raise a 'No-Diaper' Baby?
Physician couple found it's possible, but daycare workers and babysitters may not want to give it a go
More US Women Hospitalized for Opioid Abuse
U.S. cases rose 75 percent for females vs. 55 percent for males over a decade, study finds
Do Older Dads Produce Brainy Boys?
Study finds their sons score high in intelligence and focus
Zika Mosquitoes More Prevalent Than Expected
Surveillance also caught an increase in bugs that transmit dengue and chikungunya viruses
FDA: Don't Use Secondhand Test Strips
Previously purchased products may not have been stored properly, could lead to inaccurate results
When Is Risk Highest for Women With BRCA Gene?
Study narrows down peak times, possibly aiding in preventive treatment decisions
Hot Car Deaths: What to Know
About 37 children die in hot cars each year in the United States. Here's how to keep yours safe.
Hair Dyes Tied to Higher Breast Cancer Risk
Study findings differ by race, but one expert says they're inconclusive
Tougher Limits urged on Chemical in Toiletries
Triclosan isn't proven safe or effective, coalition of scientists from 29 countries says
Possible Link Between Some Statins and Parkinson’s
But the connection was only seen with certain types of the cholesterol-lowering drugs
Many Americans May Be Taking Too Much Vitamin D
Study finds more people are exceeding the upper daily limit of what is considered safe
Carrie Fisher Autopsy Finds Cocaine, Other Drugs
Actress died in December after cardiac arrest; experts say drug abuse can weaken the heart
Childhood Chemo May Have Lasting Effects on Memory
Study found timing of treatment seemed to play a role
Yoga Soothes Back Pain in Study
Age-old practice did as good a job as physical therapy, but neither was a cure for all patients