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Eczema's Effects More Than Skin Deep July 29, 2016

Itchy skin condition also linked to a number of other ills, skin specialist says

Family Lifestyles May Be as Important to Health as Genes July 28, 2016

Shared habits and environment contribute to heart disease, high blood pressure and depression, study reports

How to Keep Bug Bites at Bay July 23, 2016

CDC offers advice on thwarting disease-carrying insects

Living Past 90 Doesn't Doom You to Disease, Disability July 21, 2016

Study suggests life can be long and healthy, although good genes help a lot

Gut Bacteria May Hold Clues to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome July 15, 2016

Intestinal colonies differ in CFS patients, study finds, bolstering notion the disorder isn't a psychological problem

E-Cigs May Damage Cells in Mouth June 30, 2016

Findings suggest a possible increase in the risk of oral disease, researchers say

Puerto Ricans' Health Lags Behind Other Hispanics June 17, 2016

CDC report finds they have higher risk for 'multiple chronic conditions'

Diabetes Doesn't Doom Seniors to Disability June 13, 2016

Study found increase in 'good' years of life in recent decades

Researchers Uncover Surprises About Celiac Disease May 31, 2016

Immune condition most common among people descended from the Punjab region of India

Thousands of Public Pools, Hot Tubs Closed for Dirty Water: CDC May 19, 2016

Inspections in 5 states found kiddie pools had the most problems, with 1 in 5 shut down for violations

Drug Protects Lung Function in Kids With Sickle Cell: Study May 18, 2016

But many patients don't get hydroxyurea because of fears about 'theoretical' cancer risk, experts say

Pesticides Linked to Raised Risk of ALS May 09, 2016

One toxin in particular was tied to sixfold higher odds of developing Lou Gerhrig's disease

Restoring Blood Flow Beats Exercise for Poor Leg Circulation May 05, 2016

Opening vessels could prevent new scarring in muscles, researchers say

Psoriasis Tied to Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes April 27, 2016

A genetic link is one theory for the possible association, researchers say

Pharmacists Can Manage Some Chronic Conditions Effectively, Study Suggests April 25, 2016

But it's not clear if they could reduce symptoms more or help you live longer than your doctor can

Two-Step Ebola Vaccine Strategy Works in Early Trial April 19, 2016

But one expert says two shots might be hard to give in an outbreak setting

Americans' Longer Life = Poorer Health April 19, 2016

Life spans increased between 1970 and 2010, but disabilities also rose along the way, researchers say

Doctors Issue Call to Combat Climate Change April 18, 2016

They say respiratory illnesses, heat stroke and infectious diseases are growing threats due to a warmer planet

Diabetes Steals Years, Adds Disabilities April 15, 2016

Middle-aged adults will lose more than 3 years because of the disease, study estimates

Why Do Some Kids Escape Terrible Genetic Disorders? April 11, 2016

Insights into 13 rare cases suggest DNA is not always destiny when it comes to inherited diseases

Zika May Be Linked to Autoimmune Brain Disorder, Study Says April 11, 2016

Researchers in Brazil detect symptoms similar to multiple sclerosis

Scientists Try to Stop Another Deadly Virus April 04, 2016

Junin, an Ebola-like disease in Argentina, has a death rate of 20 to 30 percent

Location is Key to Help Hospital Hand Sanitizers Get Used March 15, 2016

The best spot to up visitors' hygiene: mid-lobby and near the entrance, study found

'Difficult' Patients Tend to Get Worse Care, Studies Find March 15, 2016

In fictional scenarios, doctors were distracted by bad behaviors during diagnosis, made more errors

Heavy Coffee Drinkers Show Lower Risk of Multiple Sclerosis March 04, 2016

But the finding isn't reason enough to up your java intake, experts say

Measles Outbreak May Have Swayed Some Parents on Vaccines February 08, 2016

Moms and dads who were well-informed on Disneyland cases were more confident about shots in survey

Preventable Ills Cause Nearly 8 Million Childhood Deaths Globally January 25, 2016

Diarrhea, respiratory infections are top killers, research shows

Study Questions Use of Physical Therapy for Early Parkinson's January 19, 2016

Future research should investigate more intensive programs, researchers say

Lyme-Causing Ticks Expand Their Range in U.S. January 18, 2016

Residents in nearly half of all counties now at risk, CDC says

High Uric-Acid Levels, Lower Risk of Parkinson's? January 13, 2016

Link found only in men, researchers say

College Football Player's Autopsy May Offer Clues to Brain Trauma January 04, 2016

Early death of Michael Keck provides researchers rare window to study chronic traumatic encephalopathy

Researchers ID Areas of Western U.S. With Risk of Plague December 31, 2015

Regions in California, Colorado and New Mexico most affected, study reports

Wearable Devices Aim to Monitor Epileptic Seizures December 08, 2015

Three different approaches in development

E-Cigarettes May Contain Chemicals Linked to Lung Disease December 08, 2015

Flavoring compounds have been tied to a serious illness known as 'popcorn lung'

Gene Therapy Shows Early Potential for Rare Immune System Disorder December 07, 2015

Without treatment, X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency leads to life-threatening infections

Hawaii Facing Rise in Dengue Fever Cases December 03, 2015

122 cases of the extremely painful, but rarely fatal, disease have been reported since mid-September

Ebola Blood Level May Predict Odds of Death, Study Says December 01, 2015

Scientists hope findings will point toward more effective treatments

Mosquito-Borne Virus May Cause Fatal Brain Infection November 25, 2015

Chikungunya outbreak on Reunion Island finds encephalitis more common than previously believed

Chronic Fatigue Therapies Provide Some With Long-Term Relief November 24, 2015

Study shows benefits from certain treatments can last more than two years

Screening Inmates for Hepatitis C Benefits General Community: Study November 23, 2015

Routine testing could prevent transmission, reduce health care costs, researcher says

Coffee Drinkers May Live Longer November 16, 2015

Regular java and decaf were linked to survival benefits in study

Preventive HIV Treatment Shown Effective at Health Clinics November 16, 2015

New research finds just two people out of more than 400 became infected in a year

Doctors Save Life of U.S. Child With Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis November 16, 2015

Case highlights growing threat of strain of the lung disease that doesn't respond to multiple antibiotics

Gene Therapy in Dogs Offers Glimmer of Hope for Fatal Childhood Disorder November 11, 2015

Researchers delayed onset of Batten disease-like symptoms

Kidney Disease Rates Have Stabilized in U.S., Study Finds November 09, 2015

Experts credit improved treatment of 2 leading causes: high blood pressure and diabetes

Scarlet Fever Resurfacing in Some Parts of the World November 05, 2015

Outbreaks of the childhood disease reported in Britain and Asia, study finds

Severe Combat Injuries Linked to Risk of Chronic Diseases November 02, 2015

Diabetes, high blood pressure more common among seriously wounded soldiers, study finds

Too Much TV Linked to Leading Causes of Death October 29, 2015

Study found the more time spent in front of the tube, the greater the risk

Study Refutes Notion That Obese Fare Better Against Chronic Ills October 23, 2015

Prior research suggesting that excess weight may offer protection called flawed

Plague May Have Infected Humans Earlier Than Thought October 22, 2015

DNA evidence suggests deadly germ was around 4,800 years ago

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