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  • Hair Loss, Fibroids May Have Links in Black Women January 5, 2018
    About 80 to 90 percent of black women (and 70 percent of white women) develop fibroids by the time they're 50.
  • Medicinal Cream May Help Stop Skin Cancer's Return January 5, 2018
    The study tracked outcomes for just over 930 U.S. veterans who averaged 70 years of age.
  • Exercise Boosts Kids' Brain Health, Too January 5, 2018
    Turns out that physical activity gives the young brain needed boosts, according to a study published in Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development.
  • Childbirth Deaths Declining in U.S., Report Finds January 4, 2018
    A new report, from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), reflected initial findings from a national initiative to reduce complications and deaths during childbirth.
  • Good News, Parents: Teens Are Delaying Having Sex January 4, 2018
    The proportion of high school students who've ever had sex decreased to 41 percent in 2015, continuing a downward trend from 47 percent in 2005 and 53 percent in 1995, according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • More U.S. Women Obese Before Pregnancy January 4, 2018
    Pregnancy experts fear this trend may threaten the health of mothers and their babies.
  • Walloped by Winter Weather? How to Stay Safe January 4, 2018
    Winter weather can create many potential health hazards. Here's how to stay healthy when you're facing frigid temps and snow storms.
  • Is It Flu, Or Flu-Like? The Difference Matters January 4, 2018
    “Influenza-like illness," also called “flu-like illness,” is a more wide-ranging category.
  • No More, Needles? Patch Could Monitor Blood Sugar January 4, 2018
    The new patch -- which actually uses an array of tiny needles that researchers promise are pain-free -- senses when blood sugar levels are rising and then releases medication to bring those elevated levels back down.
  • Most U.S. Babies Start Solid Foods Too Soon January 4, 2018
    Introducing solid foods or new drinks too early could deprive them nutritionally, the researchers warned. Waiting too long can also have negative effects, they said.
  • Can Caffeine Levels in Blood Predict Parkinson's? January 3, 2018
    Japanese researchers found that low levels of caffeine were more common in people with Parkinson's disease than in those without the disorder, even if they had consumed the same amount of caffeine.
  • Hysterectomy May Have Long-Term Health Risks January 3, 2018
    The study tracked the health of nearly 2,100 women who underwent a hysterectomy, and a matched set of "controls" who hadn't undergone the procedure.
  • Prenatal Vitamins Tied to Lower Autism Risk January 3, 2018
    Kids were less likely to be diagnosed with autism if their moms took supplements before pregnancy and while they were expecting, according to a study of just over 45,000 Israeli children.
  • New Hope for 'Ringing' in the Ears January 3, 2018
    The experimental device uses precisely timed sound and skin stimulation to target nerve activity in the brain.
  • Are U.S. E. Coli Cases Tied to Romaine Lettuce? January 3, 2018
    U.S. officials are investigating whether the outbreak, which has killed two people, is tied to a similar case in Canada.
  • Risky Teen Behavior May Up Odds for HIV Later January 3, 2018
    Teens who engage in risky behaviors are more likely to have unsafe sex -- and that may put them at increased risk for HIV, the AIDS-causing virus, University of Michigan researchers reported.
  • Could Gene Therapy Someday Eliminate HIV? January 3, 2018
    The science centers around the use of "chimeric antigen receptor" (CAR) genes. In laboratory work with monkeys, these engineered cells have destroyed HIV-infected cells for more than two years, scientists reported.
  • Mediterranean, DASH Top Best Diets List January 3, 2018
    This year, the publication ranked 40 different diet plans. It based the rankings on input from an expert panel of the country's top nutritionists, dietary consultants and doctors who specialize in heart health, weight loss and diabetes.
  • Most Seniors Think Flu Shot a Must for Nursing Home Staff January 3, 2018
    With the flu season in full swing, a new poll shows that almost three-quarters of Americans over the age of 50 think all nursing home employees should get a flu vaccine every year.
  • U.S. Autism Rates May Be Stabilizing January 2, 2018
    An estimated 2.41 percent of children in the United States have autism spectrum disorder, according to a new analysis of data from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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