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Too Few Americans Undergo Dementia Screening November 26, 2014

More than half of people with the condition never had a thinking/memory test, study found

U.S. Adult Smoking Rate Drops to New Low: CDC November 26, 2014

But certain groups, such as those below poverty level, are lighting up more

Your Dog Really Is Listening to You November 26, 2014

Study finds canines process speech in a human-like way

Early Puberty Linked to Increased Risk of Depression in Teens November 25, 2014

Researchers find odds raised in both boys and girls developing sooner than peers

Teens Given Anxiety, Sleep Meds May Be at Risk for Drug Abuse November 25, 2014

Study finds illicit drug use more likely after their prescribed medications run out

Childhood Obesity Brings Host of Health Problems, Researchers Report November 24, 2014

High blood pressure, liver problems and heart disease risk upped in heavy kids

Adult-Sized ATVs Deadly for Kids, Report Shows November 24, 2014

Study highlights risks associated with all-terrain vehicles

Jogging May Help Seniors Walk Better November 24, 2014

Study found that the high-aerobic activity of running helped people walk more efficiently

Rx for Better Health Care: Kindness and Compassion November 24, 2014

Data suggests that gentler, thoughtful approach helps boost patient outcomes, experts say

Talk Therapy Linked To Lower Suicide Risk November 24, 2014

Danish study finds multiple sessions help prevent repeat attempts at ending life

Holidays Can Be Sensory Overload for Kids With Autism November 23, 2014

Expert offers tips for parents on how to help children stay calm during hustle and bustle of the season

'Tis the Season of Challenges for Those With Food Allergies November 22, 2014

Expert gives tips on avoiding problems

Close Friends May Be Key to Teens' Drinking November 21, 2014

Larger peer group is less important when it comes to drinking or not, study says

Being the Boss Tied to Depression Risk for Women, But Not Men November 21, 2014

Women in powerful positions may be judged harshly, researcher says

Senior-to-Senior Aggression Common in U.S. Nursing Homes November 21, 2014

Up to one in five residents involved in unpleasant, sometimes inappropriate confrontations, N.Y. study suggests

Flu Season Off to a Slow Start ... for Now November 21, 2014

Get vaccinated, health experts say, because it takes about two weeks for protection to kick in

Health Tip: Check Stress at the Office November 21, 2014

Keep smiling at the job

FDA Approves 'Abuse-Resistant' Narcotic Painkiller November 20, 2014

Agency says it's latest step in curbing epidemic of addiction to drugs such as Oxycontin, Vicodin

Abuse-Resistant Prescription Painkiller Approved November 20, 2014

Hysingla ER is only for chronic pain, and is formulated to resist crushing, dissolving

Testosterone Plays Minor Role in Older Women's Sex Lives, Study Finds November 20, 2014

Quality of relationships may have more impact on libido

Many People Who Drink a Lot Aren't Alcoholics: CDC November 20, 2014

But raising price of alcohol and limiting sales could help curb excessive drinking, researchers say

1 in 5 U.S. Adults Dealt With a Mental Illness in 2013 November 20, 2014

Federal official urges people to seek treatment to 'restore their well-being'

Could Your Job Help Preserve Your Aging Brain? November 20, 2014

Mentally stimulating work may keep your mind sharp, research says

A Bad Marriage Burdens an Aging Heart November 20, 2014

Older women in unhappy relationships seem especially vulnerable, researchers say

Type 1 Diabetes Lowered Survival in Study November 19, 2014

Better blood sugar management helped, but risk during 14-year period was still doubled

Home Exercise Boosts Heart Patients' Frame of Mind November 19, 2014

But in-hospital workouts didn't produce same results, study found

U.S. Seniors' Health Poorest, Global Survey Shows November 19, 2014

Commonwealth Fund report reveals stark comparison to 10 industrialized countries with universal health coverage

Low Levels of Vitamin D May Raise Early Death Risk: Study November 19, 2014

But having gene variants linked to levels of the vitamin didn't affect rate of deaths from heart causes

Chasing, Tackling Suspects Raises Cops' Odds of Sudden Death November 19, 2014

Overall risk to any one officer remains very small, researchers stress

Alcoholism Damages Brain's White Matter, Scans Show November 18, 2014

Areas tied to decision-making, such as how much to drink, seem most affected, researchers say

Number of Pregnant Women on Narcotic Painkillers, Heroin Doubles, Study Finds November 18, 2014

U.S. national data shows steady rise, and abuse may pose dangers to mother and baby, experts say

Alcohol Taxes May Give Boost to Public Health, Economy November 18, 2014

Study counters notion that higher prices on booze will cost jobs, researchers say

Want to Raise Colon Cancer Screening Rates? Run a Lottery November 18, 2014

VA study found 20 percent boost in uptake if patients thought they might also win $50

Early Heart Disease May Lead to Impotence, Study Says November 18, 2014

Researchers find higher levels of artery plaque can affect a man's sexual health

Daily Aspirin Fails to Help Older Hearts in Japanese Study November 17, 2014

But study's findings unlikely to change U.S. guidelines, expert notes

Feeling 'Worn Out'? Your Heart May Pay the Price November 17, 2014

Unmanaged stress and fatigue take a toll on your cardiovascular health, researchers report

Trust Is Key to Curbing West Africa Ebola Outbreak, Study Finds November 17, 2014

Early in epidemic, many in Guinea were skeptical of Red Cross workers' messages regarding the disease

Many Teens Suffer 'Cyber' Dating Abuse, Study Suggests November 17, 2014

Researcher said the participants were part of 'high-risk' population

Preterm-Birth Complications Leading Global Killer of Young Children November 17, 2014

To mark World Prematurity Day on Monday, researchers announce $250 million to combat the problem

Emotional Stress Affects Women's Hearts November 17, 2014

Mental stress test shows blood flow reduction among younger women compared to men and seniors, researchers report

Are Women More Likely to Survive Cardiac Arrest? November 17, 2014

French, Dutch studies draw differing conclusions

Could Too Much Medication for Irregular Heartbeat Raise Dementia Risk? November 17, 2014

Study found patients who showed signs of overtreatment were twice as vulnerable

Certain Heart Attacks Are Deadlier in Hospital November 17, 2014

Percentage of STEMI deaths among inpatients three times higher than among outpatients, researchers report

Could Flu Raise Risk of Fatal Artery Tear? November 17, 2014

Preliminary research suggests a connection between the two

Deaths From Heart Disease Down, Up for Blood Pressure, Irregular Heartbeat November 17, 2014

Obesity and aging population may be contributing factors, researcher says

Alzheimer's Cases Expected to Double by 2050, Researchers Say November 14, 2014

Costs for care may go up as much as fivefold if disease isn't delayed, prevented

Two Generic Versions of ADHD Drug Not as Effective: FDA November 14, 2014

In some patients, the medications were released more slowly than extended-release Concerta

Weight Gain Doesn't Have to Be Part of Thanksgiving November 14, 2014

Registered dietician offers tips for slimming down your holiday

Talking to Friend While Driving? May Be Safer When They See the Road, Too November 14, 2014

Either sitting beside you or via videophone would be safer than standard cellphone call, study contends

Easy-to-Walk Communities Linked to Sharper Senior Minds November 13, 2014

Neighborhoods that encourage activity seem to benefit the brain, study suggests

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