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Racial Disparities in Breast-Feeding May Start With Hospitals, Study Suggests August 21, 2014

Maternity care practices differ in neighborhoods with more black residents than average, CDC research finds

Fewer U.S. Teens Using Sunscreen, Study Finds August 21, 2014

Warnings about sun exposure and skin cancer aren't getting through, experts say

New Test Helps Diagnose Type 1 Diabetes August 21, 2014

But negative result doesn't rule out disease, FDA warns

Consumer Reports Advises Pregnant Women to Avoid Tuna August 21, 2014

Guideline is prompted by concerns about mercury exposure

Exercise May Guard Against Irregular Heartbeat in Older Women August 20, 2014

Study found it lowered risk even if they were obese

Cerdelga Approved for Gaucher Disease August 20, 2014

People with rare disorder lack key enzyme

Want to Stay Slim? Leave the Car at Home August 20, 2014

Driving to work, rather than walking, cycling or public transit, tied to extra pounds in study

Health Tip: Teach Children Not to Waste Food August 19, 2014

Make sure school lunch has food they'll eat

Big Drop in U.S. Heart-Related Hospitalizations and Deaths, Study Finds August 18, 2014

Lifestyle changes, wider use of medications driving the trend, researchers say

Lunchbox Hygiene Helps Prevent Foodborne Illness, Expert Says August 18, 2014

Pack a paper towel or wax paper so kids don't set food down on dirty tables

When Your Child Asks for Contact Lenses August 15, 2014

Consider kid's maturity level before giving your answer, FDA says

Avastin Approved for Late-Stage Cervical Cancer August 15, 2014

More than 4,000 women projected to die this year from the disease

Beware Fake Ebola Treatments on the Internet, FDA Says August 15, 2014

There are no approved treatments or preventive drugs against the deadly virus

Health Tip: Losing Weight May Help Against Osteoarthritis August 15, 2014

Too much weight can strain joints

Worker Layoffs Tied to Rise in Teen Suicides, Study Finds August 14, 2014

Effect was most prominent among girls and black teens

Women's Vitamin D Levels May Play Role in IVF Success August 14, 2014

Small study suggests deficiency in the nutrient might impair fertility

Nearly 1 in 5 Americans Drinks at Least 1 Soda a Day: CDC August 14, 2014

Of 18 states surveyed, Mississippi had highest rate with 32 percent of adults downing a daily soda

Painkillers May Halve Risk of Breast Cancer Return in Obese Women: Study August 14, 2014

Experts think anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin might help cancer treatments work better

Belsomra Approved for Insomnia August 14, 2014

First such drug designed to affect sleep-wake cycle

Popular Southern Fare May Harm Your Kidneys August 14, 2014

Study finds fatty, sugary foods raise risk of death linked to organ trouble

Tough Laws Continue to Target Tobacco Sales to Minors August 14, 2014

Everyone in a community must work together to stop illegal sales, U.S. health official says

FDA Approves New Kind of Insomnia Drug August 14, 2014

Belsomra acts on brain chemical that regulates sleep-wake cycle

Are We Overdoing Salt Restrictions? August 13, 2014

Too little sodium can harm heart, study suggests

Malnutrition Threatens Many U.S. Seniors Seen at ERs August 13, 2014

Depression, dental problems, difficulty buying groceries among most common reasons, study finds

Health Tip: Keep Takeout Meals Safe August 13, 2014

Make sure they're refrigerated

40 Percent of Americans Will Develop Diabetes, CDC Projects August 13, 2014

Rates for black women and Hispanics even higher at 50 percent

Donor-Lung Preservation Device Approved August 12, 2014

Technology may lead to more transplants, FDA says

Obese More Likely to Survive Serious Bloodstream Infection August 12, 2014

Researchers aren't sure why extra weight seemed protective for sepsis

New Colorectal Cancer Screening Test Approved August 12, 2014

Disease is the second-leading cause of cancer death in United States

Preemies' Thinking Skills May Catch Up by Adolescence August 12, 2014

Study hints at the importance of nutrition and a stimulating home environment

Front-of-Head Hits Blamed for Nearly Half of Young Football Player Concussions August 11, 2014

High school injury reports support safer tackling efforts

Health Tip: Brush Up on Nutrition for Back to School August 11, 2014

Start the year with a healthy eating plan

Plan Children's Meals That Make the Grade August 09, 2014

Put healthy foods on your back-to-school shopping list, dietitian advises

School Vending-Machine Bans May Not Boost Kids' Nutrition: Study August 08, 2014

Comprehensive school policies are needed, researchers say

Poorly Packed Lunches Can Cause Food Poisoning August 08, 2014

Health officials share tips for keeping perishables safe

Experts Issue Guidelines for Treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome August 08, 2014

Certain interventions may ease IBS, while others work against chronic constipation

Distracted Teen Drivers Often on Cellphone With Parent: Study August 08, 2014

Survey also finds that many text mom and dad from behind the wheel

Coffee May Keep Your Ears From Ringing August 08, 2014

Study found women who drank more java were less likely to develop tinnitus

Fitness May Help Ward Off Depression in Girls August 07, 2014

Being in good physical condition likely to help boys avoid the blues too, expert says

Eating Out Equals Eating More August 07, 2014

Study found dining at fast-food spots, restaurants added 200 calories a day, on average

Orbactiv Approved for Drug-Resistant Skin Infections August 07, 2014

Third such antibiotic sanctioned this year

Health Tip: Signs That an Elderly Person Isn't Eating Right August 07, 2014

Including unexplained weight loss

Pride Over Weight Loss May Help Drive Anorexia August 06, 2014

Researchers see need to redirect positive emotions

Low Vitamin D Levels May Boost Alzheimer's Risk, Study Finds August 06, 2014

But it's too soon to recommend supplements, dietary changes for prevention

Coaching May Help Diabetics Battle Depression, Disease Better August 06, 2014

Study found mental health sessions allowed patients to manage blood sugar levels more effectively

Health Tip: Feeding Your Body Essential Nutrients August 06, 2014

Here's what you should be eating

Cholesterol Drugs' Benefits Far Outweigh Side Effects, Review Finds August 05, 2014

But long-term use of statins may raise odds of diabetes among people with risk factors, experts say

'Immunonutrition' Ill-Advised for ICU Patients on Feeding Tube, Study Says August 05, 2014

Adding agents to boost immune system might actually be harmful

The 'Bear' Facts on Obesity and Diabetes August 05, 2014

Hibernating grizzlies offer new clues to common human ailments, scientists say

Health Tip: Give Kids Nutritious Meals August 05, 2014

Suggestions for healthy offerings

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