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Infections, Not Clumsiness, Cause Many Falls October 09, 2015

Illness can lower blood pressure, lead to dizziness, researchers say

Decrease Seen in Epidural-Related Complications for C-Sections October 09, 2015

Rates for problems linked to certain types of anesthesia down 25 percent over decade, study finds

Common Gene Variant May Raise Miscarriage Risk, Study Finds October 09, 2015

Associated with abnormal number of chromosomes in a cell, it's also linked to failed fertility treatments

Elephants' Cancer-Crushing Secrets May Someday Help People October 08, 2015

Humans carry the same protective gene, but in a less aggressive form, study says

Carrots Do Help Aging Eyes, Study Shows October 08, 2015

Leafy greens, brightly colored veggies such as orange peppers also may stave off macular degeneration

Excess Weight Helps Women With Heart Failure, Hurts Men: Study October 07, 2015

This isn't an excuse for females to gain extra pounds, researcher says

PTSD Can Affect Female Vietnam War Vets, Too: Study October 07, 2015

They're at higher risk than women stationed in U.S. during the same time

Suicide Risk May Rise for Some After Weight-Loss Surgery October 07, 2015

Expert says that the life changes that follow can make it hard for these patients to cope

Sex May Boost Female Immune System to Aid Fertility October 07, 2015

Effect appears to work regardless of when in a woman's cycle sex occurs, study finds

Ovarian Tissue Transplant Can Help Some Women Have Kids After Cancer Treatment October 07, 2015

Researchers in Denmark report a success rate of about 30 percent

Early Detection Still Key to Breast Cancer Survival: Study October 07, 2015

Despite advances in treatment, finding smaller tumors linked to better results

Hospitals Doing Better Job of Promoting Breast-feeding: CDC October 06, 2015

Still, nearly 4 million babies are born each year in U.S., but only 14 percent in 'baby-friendly' hospitals

Hormone Replacement May Protect Women's Kidneys, Study Suggests October 06, 2015

But the finding is considered preliminary and needs more study

Concussion Recovery May Be Delayed in Older Adults October 06, 2015

Research suggests head injuries later in life cause more profound effects

Face-to-Face Contact May Beat Email, Phone for Staving Off Depression October 06, 2015

Older people who spent more time communicating in person showed fewer symptoms of mood disorder

Higher-Volume Rehab Centers Better for Hip Fracture Recovery: Study October 02, 2015

Patients more likely to go home within a month if facility handles more than 24 such cases a year

Obesity Won't Affect Joint Surgery Safety, Study Finds October 02, 2015

Heavy patients needed fewer blood transfusions, did not have more complications

Height May Be Linked to Increased Cancer Risk, Study Contends October 02, 2015

But experts stress only an association was found, and there's no proof being tall causes disease

Depression Adds to Burden of Alzheimer's Caregivers, Study Finds October 01, 2015

For spouses already depressed when their loved one was diagnosed, their stress only grew

Too Few Women Get Counseling Before Breast Cancer Gene Test: Study October 01, 2015

But outside expert questions whether counseling may be more important after test comes back positive

Psoriasis, Depression Often Go Hand in Hand: Study October 01, 2015

But research doesn't prove one causes the other

Health Tip: Stay Fit and Healthy During Pregnancy October 01, 2015

And keep up healthy habits once your baby arrives

Injury Toll in U.S. in 2013: $671 Billion September 30, 2015

Accidents and violence the driving forces, CDC officials report

'Placebo Effect' Might Help Predict Response to Depression Treatment September 30, 2015

Those who improved with fake drug benefited from antidepressants, study found

Abused Women Struggle With More Severe Menopause Symptoms: Study September 30, 2015

Doctors should seek evidence and encourage patients to report verbal or physical batterings, expert says

Less Sleep May Mean Less Sex After Menopause September 30, 2015

Women who reported insomnia were less sexually active, study finds

Earlier Hormone Therapy May Pose Less Risk for Menopausal Women September 30, 2015

Starting treatment around onset of menopause seems to lower threat to heart, study says

Added Calcium May Not Help Older Bones: Studies September 30, 2015

Researchers find no evidence that boosting intake will prevent fractures

Video Games May Make Women Pile Up More Than Points September 29, 2015

Study suggests they tend to gain weight while gaming, but men don't

Genes Help Set Menopause Timing: Study September 28, 2015

Findings might one day lead to fertility predictions, experts say

Cancer Treatment Should Proceed for Pregnant Women: Study September 28, 2015

Researcher says no risk found for unborn child

Computer-Aided Mammograms May Not Be Worth the Cost: Study September 28, 2015

Software doesn't appear to improve cancer detection rates, researcher says

News Coverage of Angelina Jolie's Breast Surgery Boosted Awareness of Options September 28, 2015

Since actress went public, women know more about their choices for breast removal and reconstruction, poll finds

Exposure to BPA in Pregnancy Tied to Low Birth Weight in Girls: Study September 25, 2015

But research doesn't prove the chemical caused the lighter weight

Bullied Teens Who Exercise May Lower Suicide Risk, Study Finds September 25, 2015

But researcher adds that many U.S. schools have cut opportunities for physical activity

Sleep Apnea May Raise Risk of Depression September 25, 2015

Study suggests popular apnea treatment could help ease symptoms of mood disorder

MRIs Before Breast Cancer Surgery on the Rise: Study September 24, 2015

Use of imaging tool has jumped dramatically, despite unclear guidelines on its use in this setting

Gene Tied to Adult Depression After Childhood Abuse September 24, 2015

But the same DNA variant is linked to more happiness in people without such abuse histories, researchers say

Retirement Might Not Agree With Your Health September 24, 2015

Report found seniors who stayed in the workforce were better off physically

10 Percent of U.S. Women Drink During Pregnancy: Study September 24, 2015

And 3 percent binge drink while expecting

Older Adults' Hearing Loss May Be Tied to Earlier Death September 24, 2015

Findings don't prove that impaired hearing is to blame, but draw attention to quality-of-life issues

For Unexplained Infertility, Breast Cancer Drug No Better Than Standard Treatment September 23, 2015

Study found letrozole did not result in more pregnancies compared to two other fertility drugs

Antidepressants Top Treatment Choice for Severe PMS: Researchers September 23, 2015

Other options include birth control pills, calcium, study says

Many Critically Ill Patients Lack 'Do Not Resuscitate' Orders September 22, 2015

After surviving cardiac arrest, only one in four let doctors know their wishes, study finds

Some Prostate Cancer Patients May Not Benefit From Hormone Therapy September 22, 2015

Analysis found men with heart disease might live longer when treated with radiation alone

Drug May Calm Agitation in Alzheimer's Patients September 22, 2015

It's a combination of cough suppressant and heart medication, and experts don't yet know why it may work

Treating Older Patients for Pneumonia in ICU May Boost Survival, But Not Costs September 22, 2015

More liberal admission policies could benefit these patients, researchers say

Pregnancy Complications May Be Linked to Later Heart Disease September 21, 2015

Risk was particularly high for women who had more than one health problem during pregnancy, study suggests

Exercise May Help Keep an Aging Mind Agile September 21, 2015

Study found seniors who were more active showed more activity in brain scans

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

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