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Finding Disease Cures Can Take Up to a Century: Analysis September 24, 2015

Researchers looked over data stretching back decades to chart the path to discovery

Though Rare, Some Disabilities Seen Long After Newborn Heart Surgery September 21, 2015

Study authors suggest a lack of oxygen before the procedure may play a role

Racial Differences in Breast Cancer Linked to Genes September 21, 2015

Mutations associated with aggressive tumors are more prevalent among black women, study shows

This Year's Flu Vaccine Should Be Better Match: CDC September 17, 2015

Americans 6 months of age and older encouraged to get vaccinated

E-Pillboxes Improve Medication Adherence, Study Finds September 15, 2015

Text messaging alone was as ineffective as no reminders at all among TB patients

Childhood Abuse Linked to Ulcerative Colitis Later in Life September 11, 2015

But study finds no association with another inflammatory bowel disease

Obamacare Likely to Spur Rise in Chronic Disease Diagnoses: Study September 09, 2015

More with insurance may lead to better treatment of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes

Researchers Explore Memory Problems Related to Parkinson's September 04, 2015

Brain scans revealed changes in white and gray matter

West Nile Virus Most Common Mosquito-Borne Illness in U.S. September 03, 2015

Cases aren't increasing, but persistent, infectious-disease expert says

New Hope for Rare 'Stone Man' Disease, Where Flesh Turns to Bone September 02, 2015

'Extraordinary finding' comes from research with mice, expert says

Cutting Calories May Help You Fend Off Age-Linked Disease: Study September 01, 2015

Smaller portions could lower risk of heart disease, diabetes, even in low-risk people

Many Teens With Chronic Illnesses Use Alcohol, Pot August 31, 2015

Four out of 10 high schoolers with medical conditions used one or both in past year, study found

Despite Pockets of Resistance, Most U.S. Kids Getting Vaccinated August 27, 2015

Health officials call the finding heartening, but worry about lingering opposition to inoculations

Gains in Life Spans Seen Around the Globe August 27, 2015

Data from 188 countries show average life expectancy is now about 71 years

Start of School Year Calls for Vaccine Check August 21, 2015

Experts outline which ones are recommended at what ages

Poorly Maintained Plumbing Often Leads to Legionnaires' Disease, CDC Says August 13, 2015

Culprits can include cooling towers, hot tubs, decorative fountains

Lyme Disease in U.S. Is Under-Reported, CDC Says August 12, 2015

About 329,000 cases actually occur each year

Insured Americans Up to 3 Times Likelier to Get Preventive Care: CDC July 16, 2015

Type of coverage doesn't matter, researchers say

Human Brain Has Nearly Ideal Network of Connections, Research Shows July 15, 2015

Findings may help identify the causes of brain diseases, new treatments for them

Formaldehyde in Embalming Fluid May Raise ALS Risk for Funeral Directors July 14, 2015

Previous animal research has shown link between chemical and fatal neurological disease

Surgery May Beat Drugs for Ulcerative Colitis: Study July 13, 2015

Patients 50 and up with advanced disease benefited the most

Celiac Disease in Family May Up Your Risk for Related Disorders July 10, 2015

Close relatives, including spouses, had higher odds for type 1 diabetes, lupus, sarcoidosis, study finds

Only 1 in 10 Americans Eats Enough Fruits and Veggies: CDC July 09, 2015

The foods help lower risk of illnesses such as obesity, heart disease and type 2 diabetes, expert says

Experimental Psoriasis Drug Shows Promise July 08, 2015

Guselkumab appears more effective than standard treatment, researchers report

Chronic Ills May Add Up to a Shortened Life Span July 07, 2015

Study finds combination of diabetes, heart disease and stroke can cut up to 15 years of life expectancy

Virus-Carrying Mosquitoes Spreading to New Regions July 06, 2015

Scientists track carriers of dengue and chikungunya infection

Drug Offers Hope Against Disease Where Sunlight Causes Pain July 02, 2015

Implanted pellet allows people with rare genetic condition to venture into daylight

Ebola Linked to Rise in Malaria Deaths in Guinea June 24, 2015

West Africans were avoiding clinics for fear of catching the deadly virus, study finds

Poor Health as Teen, Poor Job Prospects Later, Study Suggests June 22, 2015

Chronic mental or physical problems were tied to worse education, employment goals in adult life

As Mosquito-Borne Illnesses Threaten U.S., Less Money Spent Fighting Them June 11, 2015

Study shows funding has dropped 61 percent since 2004

Another Tick-Borne Illness Documented in Northeast June 08, 2015

Recurring fever is hallmark for this little-known infection, study says

Study Shows Arthritis' Toll on Work, Social Life June 04, 2015

Joint disease plus other chronic health conditions may keep up to one-third affected out of workplace

Could Type 2 Diabetes Shield Against ALS? June 01, 2015

Study suggests a potential link, but researchers can't explain it

Women, Poor, Uninsured Face Higher Risk of Psychological Distress: CDC May 28, 2015

Better access to mental health care is needed, expert says

Gene Testing Can Be Flawed, Study Finds May 27, 2015

Labs interpret findings differently, perhaps leading to inappropriate 'treatment'

Smoking Rates Continue to Drop in Many States: CDC May 21, 2015

But some people are using alternative tobacco products in addition to cigarettes

At-Home Walks Help Those With Clogged Leg Arteries Stay Mobile May 20, 2015

In study, people with peripheral artery disease benefited from organized exercise program

Probiotic Supplements May Contain Traces of Gluten May 15, 2015

Finding could be a problem for people with celiac disease who take these products

Study Links Celiac Disease to Nerve Damage May 11, 2015

Researchers suggest screening people with gluten sensitivity

Gene Therapy Shows Promise for Rare Immune Disorder April 22, 2015

People with Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome rarely live beyond their 20s, 30s

Remote Amazon Tribe Members Have Greater Germ Diversity in Their Bodies April 17, 2015

Finding suggests that 'Western' lifestyle may be driving diseases like asthma, diabetes, obesity

18th Century Mummies Reveal How TB Spread Through Europe April 08, 2015

Samples from bodies uncovered 14 different strains during height of disease

Clues to 'Brain Fog' in Chronic Fatigue Patients Found in Spinal Fluid March 31, 2015

Study reveals evidence that it's 'not made up,' researcher says

Kitchen Towels Can Make You Sick March 26, 2015

Researchers find cellphones a potential source of cross-contamination, too

'Ground Zero' Workers at Risk of Autoimmune Diseases: Study March 19, 2015

Prolonged exposure linked to rheumatoid arthritis, lupus

American With Ebola Now in Critical Condition March 16, 2015

CDC monitoring other health care workers who may have had contact with the patient

Other Americans in Sierra Leone May Have Been Exposed to New U.S. Ebola Patient: CDC March 13, 2015

Agency said it is monitoring health workers, making contingency plans to fly them home

More Americans Support Vaccines: <i>HealthDay/Harris Poll</i> March 12, 2015

Measles outbreak likely driving the trend, experts say, but critics of the shots remain

6 in 10 Americans Interested in Genetic Testing, Survey Finds March 11, 2015

But researchers wonder if everyone is adept at accurately interpreting test results

Divorce May Be More Likely When Wives Get Sick March 05, 2015

Women might be more comfortable as caregivers than men, researcher suggests