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Mass Killings, School Shootings in U.S. May Be 'Contagious' July 02, 2015

These events appear to inspire similar tragedies afterward, study suggests

Parents' Genetic Similarities Could Affect Kids' Height, Intellect July 01, 2015

UK geneticists examine 'relatedness' and its impact on offspring in global study

Do Cholesterol Drugs Affect Aggression? July 01, 2015

Study finds it's possible, but more research is suggested

A Healthy Body Often Equals a Healthy Brain June 30, 2015

Experts stress that exercise, good diet help maintain memory as much as mental challenges do

1 in 3 American Adults Owns a Gun, Survey Finds June 30, 2015

Most are older white men rooted in a social gun culture

U.S. Kids Suffer High Rates of Assault, Abuse, Study Finds June 29, 2015

Long-term effects include poor mental and physical health, experts say

'Overwhelming' Evidence That Same-Sex Parenting Won't Harm Kids June 26, 2015

Review of thousands of studies on the issue finds broad consensus among experts

Supreme Court's Nod to Gay Marriage a Psychological Boost to Couples: Experts June 26, 2015

5-4 decision should help bring acceptance, respect for these committed relationships

Many More Women Than Men Living to 100 June 25, 2015

But male centenarians have fewer chronic ills than females, British study finds

Memory, Thinking Tests May Hint at Alzheimer's Risk June 24, 2015

Low score could be early warning sign for the disease up to 18 years before diagnosis, researchers report

Too Few Older Heart Attack Patients Get Implanted Defibrillators, Study Finds June 23, 2015

Age alone should not be a barrier, researchers say

Bad Neighborhoods May Make You Age Faster June 23, 2015

Living in areas with higher noise and crime adversely affect health, study contends

Even Light Activity Can Boost Seniors' Health June 19, 2015

Researchers suggest 300 minutes weekly of activities such as walking or gardening

'Friends and Family' OD-Reversal Kits Are Saving Addicts' Lives June 18, 2015

Narcan kits have prevented almost 27,000 deaths in two decades, researchers say

Many Parents Who Smoke Expose Kids to Fumes at Home June 18, 2015

4 in every 10 U.S. households with a smoking parent had no 'smoke-free' rules in place, study finds

Study Questions Value of Arthroscopic Knee Surgery for Older Patients June 17, 2015

Exercise a better way to relieve arthritis discomfort, researchers say

Chamomile Tea Tied to Longer Lives for Mexican-American Women June 13, 2015

But study did not determine how much was consumed, and only found an association, not cause-and-effect link

Psychosis Rarely Linked to Violent Crime, Study Says June 12, 2015

Findings counter common belief about mental illness

Asthma Treatments Fail Older Patients More Often: Study June 12, 2015

Having respiratory condition for longer time, lower lung function may be factors

Health Tip: Keep Your Cool During Summer June 12, 2015

Protect against heat-related illness

Tough Handgun Law Linked to Lower Gun-Related Murder Rate in Connecticut June 11, 2015

Background checks, raising minimum purchasing age, requiring eight hours of training almost halved rate

Some Medicare Advantage Plans Raising Hospital, Nursing Care Copays June 11, 2015

Researchers say changes may be needed to protect against significant out-of-pocket expenses

Anti-Rape Program Halved Number of Campus Assaults: Study June 10, 2015

It teaches women self-defense strategies, other coping mechanisms

Blood Proteins May Provide Early Clue to Alzheimer's June 10, 2015

Findings could offer possible ways to diagnose, treat the disease sooner, researchers say

Exercise, Games, Puzzles Don't Prevent Signs of Alzheimer's in the Brain: Study June 10, 2015

But mental and physical activity may keep your mind healthy in other ways, expert says

Older Americans Need Protein to Keep Muscles Strong, Study Says June 10, 2015

Both animal and plant sources are important

Stroke Ages Brain by 8 Years, Study Finds June 09, 2015

Memory impaired, thinking speed slowed in those who suffered brain attack

Spinal Cord Injuries Drop Among Young, But Rise Among Older Americans June 09, 2015

Falls are the major cause among the elderly, researchers say

Millions More Long-Term Care Workers Needed by 2030: Study June 08, 2015

Biggest need is in home and personal care aides, expert says

Gun Violence Takes Toll on Kids' Mental Health, Study Finds June 08, 2015

Even witnessing such incidents carries long-term consequences, researchers say

World's Population Is Getting Sicker, Study Shows June 08, 2015

People lose more 'years of healthy life' to illness now than they did in the 1990s, global survey reports

Scoring System May Predict Patient's Risk of Death in Next Year June 08, 2015

For now, researchers see this as a tool for hospital comparisons, not patient care

Falls Are Leading Cause of Childhood Injuries, Expert Says June 04, 2015

Parents should be particularly careful about windows

Shingles Vaccine Appears to Cut Odds of Long-Term Pain June 04, 2015

Findings support immunization of older adults

Rise in Deaths Even When Smog Is Below EPA Standard: Study June 03, 2015

Experts say stricter air pollution regulations are needed

Genetic Differences Seen in Younger Colon Cancer Patients June 02, 2015

New research suggests different treatment may be warranted

Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Proteins Tied to Poor Sleep in Study June 01, 2015

Research hints at 'vicious cycle' connected to dementia

Do Certain Medicines Raise Murder Risk? June 01, 2015

European study of homicides finds antidepressants not strongly linked to violence, but painkillers may be

ICU Delirium Tied to Higher Death Risk, Study Says June 01, 2015

Researchers recommend monitoring patients' mental state

Murder Most Foul, 430,000 Years Ago May 28, 2015

Wounds in ancient skull offer clues for evolutionary detectives

Older Hispanic Men at Risk of Hearing Loss, Study Finds May 28, 2015

Income, education, noise exposure also play role in odds people will lose their hearing, researchers say

White Matter Damage in Brain May Help Spot Early Alzheimer's May 27, 2015

Study finds widespread changes using specialized MRI

'Moderate'Drinking Might Harm Older People's Hearts: Study May 26, 2015

Research seems to question current recommendations regarding alcohol consumption

Too Many Women Who Need Bone Screening Aren't Getting It May 25, 2015

California study found that patients at highest risk for fractures often miss out on tests

Fish Oil Tied to Better Brain Function in Older Adults May 22, 2015

But small study doesn't prove omega-3 fatty acids boost mental flexibility

Diet and Exercise May Not Stave Off Age-Related Muscle Loss May 22, 2015

Review finds current research is inconclusive

Does Botox Actually Rejuvenate Skin? May 21, 2015

Elasticity, pliability improve after toxin injections, study finds

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

Nearly 1 in 5 Female College Freshmen Sexually Assaulted: Study May 20, 2015

Many raped when incapacitated by drugs or alcohol, researchers find

Cholesterol Drugs May Lower Stroke Risk for Healthy Older Adults May 20, 2015

Statins and fibrates both drop chances by about one-third, study suggests

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