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E-Cigarettes Less Addictive Than Regular Cigarettes, Study Finds December 19, 2014

Users report fewer cravings, less irritability

Some Blood Types Might Raise Type 2 Diabetes Risk: Study December 19, 2014

But experts question value of finding when so many other risk factors for disease can be changed

Can You Balance on One Leg? You May Have Lower Stroke Risk December 18, 2014

Inability to stand on one foot for 20-plus seconds could suggest brain vessel damage, study contends

Being Fit Keeps Blood Pressure in Check December 18, 2014

Those in poorest shape were more likely to have high blood pressure, study found

Common Painkillers May Help Prevent Certain Skin Cancers, Study Finds December 18, 2014

But medications such as ibuprofen pose their own risks, experts say

Global Life Expectancy Continues to Climb December 18, 2014

Women have slightly greater gains than men, study finds

Cheap Natural Compound May Help Smokers Quit December 17, 2014

But cytisine isn't widely available, study authors note

'Low-GI' Diet May Not Benefit Blood Sugar December 17, 2014

Focus should be on eating healthy foods rather than glycemic index, experts say

Only 4 in 10 Americans Eat Heart-Healthy Nuts Each Day, CDC Says December 17, 2014

Even fewer consume an amount thought to help curb heart disease, study found

Stent Treatment May Lower Stroke Disability December 17, 2014

Treatment must be given within 6 hours after a stroke starts, researchers say

Yoga May Cut Heart Disease Risk Factors December 16, 2014

Review found those who took yoga classes saw improvements in blood pressure, cholesterol, weight

Outreach Program May Help Poorer Smokers Quit December 15, 2014

Efforts included phone-based counseling and free nicotine-replacement therapy

Doctors Aren't Discussing Sex With Heart Attack Survivors December 15, 2014

Study of younger patients finds they often get misinformation

Feel Younger Than Your Age? It May Help You Live Longer December 15, 2014

Researchers found death rate among young at heart was lower during study period

Timing of First Period Tied to Women's Later Heart Risk: Study December 15, 2014

Getting it earlier or later raised chances of trouble, experts think childhood obesity might be at play

FDA Approves Blood Test That Gauges Heart Attack Risk December 15, 2014

The screen is meant for people without history of heart disease, agency says

New Test Estimates Risk of Heart Disease December 15, 2014

Agency says best results obtained for black women

E-Cigarette Use May Be Rising Among Teens December 15, 2014

Nearly one-third of those surveyed in Hawaii have tried the devices

Constant Email Checks Can Leave You Stressed December 13, 2014

People felt less stressed when they checked only three times a day, study finds

Fear of Police Keeps Many Hispanics From Calling 911, Study Says December 12, 2014

Researchers explore barriers to cardiac arrest treatment

Exercise, Diet May Be Key to Beating a Common Irregular Heartbeat December 12, 2014

Atrial fibrillation often hits older people, but study shows getting healthier can curb it

Heart Attacks Rose in N.J. in Hurricane Sandy's Wake December 12, 2014

Jump in residents' stress, physical exertion may have played a role, researchers say

Patients Given Less Blood During Surgery Do Fine, Study Reports December 12, 2014

Finding could lead to reduced risks for patients

Smoking May Make It Tougher to Quit Problem Drinking: Study December 12, 2014

Those addicted to cigarettes spend less time in treatment for drinking problem

Memory Lapses May Signal Stroke Risk: Study December 11, 2014

Link was seen mostly in people with higher levels of education, researchers said

U.S. Taxpayers Burdened by Smoking-Related Ills December 11, 2014

Annual tab approaches $170 billion a year, report finds

Millions of U.S. Kids Still Can Buy 'Harmful' E-Cigarettes: CDC December 11, 2014

10 states, D.C. permit sales to children, report says

Almost Half of U.S. Kids Suffer Traumatic Stress, Study Shows December 11, 2014

Teaching adults in their lives how to heal may be best first step, researchers say

For Young Kids, Too Little Sleep Linked to Later Obesity December 11, 2014

Sleep issues, such as sleep apnea, also associated with excess weight, study finds

Poor Sperm Quality May Signal Health Issues, Study Finds December 11, 2014

Medical conditions or treatments may affect fertility, researchers say

Progress Still Needed on 'Race Gap' in Older Americans' Health December 10, 2014

Blacks have made some gains, especially in the West, but whites still fare better overall, study finds

Sleep Apnea May Raise Risk for Dementia December 10, 2014

Study suggests low oxygen levels, less time in deep shut-eye may contribute to brain changes

Anti-Smoking Campaign Successful and Cost-Effective, CDC Says December 10, 2014

Ads featured advice from former smokers

Free Clinics Run by Med Students on the Rise December 09, 2014

More than half of all medical students are involved in such clinics, study says

Cigarettes Cause One-Third of U.S. Cancer Deaths: Report December 09, 2014

Figure doesn't include secondhand smoke, cigars, pipes or smokeless tobacco

Technology Helps Manage Diabetes: FDA December 08, 2014

Insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors assist with blood sugar management

Hookah Use May Make Cigarette Habit More Likely in Teens December 08, 2014

Researchers found similar trend for young users of a chewing tobacco called snus

BPA in Canned Goods May Raise Your Blood Pressure: Study December 08, 2014

Finding is latest to raise health concerns about the common estrogen-like chemical

Painkiller Tramadol Linked to Low Blood Sugar December 08, 2014

Study finds the drug may be riskier than expected

Hard Hit to Chest Triggered Irregular Heartbeat in Teen Football Player December 08, 2014

But case report notes 16-year-old's heart returned to normal in three days after rare occurrence

Text Messages Remind People to Take Medications December 05, 2014

Fewer than one in 10 forgot their daily dose after cellphone prompt, study says

Obesity Can Cause 'Silent' Damage to Heart December 05, 2014

Study shows excess weight harms cardiovascular system without symptoms

Daily Statin Might Raise Your Risk for Cataracts: Study December 05, 2014

But benefits of cholesterol-lowering drugs outweigh risks, experts say

Study Casts Doubt on Low-Dose Aspirin for Women Under 65 December 05, 2014

Benefits of cutting heart disease and cancer risk is clearer in older women, but use should be individualized, experts say

Obesity-Related Ills May Shave Up to 8 Years Off Your Life: Study December 05, 2014

Excess weight also shortens the time you live free of chronic diseases that lower quality of life, researchers say

Brain Scans Yield Clues to Future Stroke Risk December 04, 2014

Those with damage due to lack of blood flow more likely to suffer recurrence

Smoking Might Cost Men Their 'Y' Chromosome, Study Finds December 04, 2014

Consequences aren't clear, but experts suspect the change might be linked to increased cancer risk

Sleep Apnea May Lower Your Aerobic Fitness December 03, 2014

People with the sleep disorder take in less oxygen during exercise, small study finds

Could a 'Mediterranean' Diet Extend Your Life? December 03, 2014

Study points to genetic signs that the antioxidant-rich regimen might boost longevity

Better Diet, Exercise Can Prevent Diabetes in Both Sexes, Study Finds December 02, 2014

Taking blood sugar-lowering medications can also help, researchers say

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