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Lynparza Approved for Advanced Ovarian Cancer December 19, 2014

Associated with genetic defect

FDA Approves First in New Class of Drugs for Advanced Ovarian Cancer December 19, 2014

Agency also gives OK to genetic test used to identify eligible patients

Preschoolers Need Eye Screening, Experts Say December 19, 2014

Testing recommended annually from age 3 to 6

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

Severe Hot Flashes During Menopause May Raise Hip Fracture Risk Later: Study December 18, 2014

Researchers suspect that more marked hormonal changes may explain possible connection

Many Flu Infections Aren't Good Match for Vaccine: CDC December 18, 2014

But health officials still urge people to get inoculated because the shot should offer some protection

Sensitive Parenting May Boost Kids' Social Skills, School Performance December 18, 2014

Researchers found the positive effect lingered into adulthood

Health Tip: Eating Disorder Can Hurt Your Child December 18, 2014

Here are possible health consequences

Global Life Expectancy Continues to Climb December 18, 2014

Women have slightly greater gains than men, study finds

Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk December 18, 2014

Expert notes, however, that potential threat is small

Few Parents Think 18-Year-Olds Can Handle Their Health Care December 17, 2014

Yet poll says two-thirds think older teens should be able to take charge

Expectant Dads May Also Have Hormonal Changes, Study Suggests December 17, 2014

Experts can't explain why testosterone levels of men declined early in partner's pregnancy

Texas Infant Dies of Legionnaires' Disease After 'Water Birth' December 17, 2014

Though health officials couldn't confirm source of infection, they warn of dangers of practice

Health Tip: Spot the Signs of a Fractured Thumb December 17, 2014

Pain and tenderness are prime signals

Health Tip: When Children Wake at Night December 17, 2014

Separation anxiety is a frequent cause

Syphilis on the Rise Among Gay, Bisexual Men: CDC December 16, 2014

Rates of chlamydia dip for the first time in 30 years

FDA Warns Against Fetal 'Keepsake' Videos December 16, 2014

Ultrasound imaging, heartbeat monitoring should be left to medical professionals, agency says

First Newborn Screening Test Approved for Rare Immune Disorder December 16, 2014

Blood test can help identify Severe Combined Immunodeficiency

Yoga May Cut Heart Disease Risk Factors December 16, 2014

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

Health Tip: Protect Children During Holidays December 16, 2014

Clean up quickly after a party

Male Ebola Survivors Should Use Condoms for at Least 3 Months, Experts Say December 16, 2014

Studies find semen retains deadly virus for up to 91 days

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

Drug Interactions Common Among Hospitalized Kids, Study Says December 15, 2014

Medication combos may cause side effects or reduce treatment effectiveness, expert notes

Obese Kids' Brains Show Stronger Response to Sugar: Study December 15, 2014

Research suggests that some children may be 'wired' to crave sweet foods

Vaccinating Schoolkids Cuts Flu in Communities: Study December 15, 2014

Infection rate went down among other population segments, such as preschoolers and adults

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

No Link Between Migraine, Breast Cancer Risk, Study Says December 12, 2014

Since both involve hormone levels, researchers suspected a possible connection

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

Mom, Put Down That Smartphone at Dinner December 12, 2014

Study finds mothers who are distracted by devices at mealtimes connect less well with kids

Low-Fat Diet May Boost Survival for Some Breast Cancer Patients December 12, 2014

Women without estrogen-dependent disease benefited most in study

Gene Test May Help Predict Return of Early Breast Tumor, Study Says December 12, 2014

Idea is to identify women who do and don't need further treatment

Could a Supplement Prevent Weight Gain? December 11, 2014

Chemical compound curbed appetite in study, but more research is needed before marketing

More Young Adults Getting Preventive Care After Obamacare, Study Finds December 11, 2014

More people in early 20s getting blood pressure and routine health checks

Many Americans Still Haven't Gotten a Flu Shot December 11, 2014

Health officials cite reports on the vaccine's potentially limited effectiveness

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

Almost All U.S. Teens Are Sleep Deprived, Study Finds December 11, 2014

Too-early school start times are one big factor, experts say

The Pill Remains Most Common Method of Birth Control, U.S. Report Shows December 11, 2014

But long-acting IUDs are gaining in popularity, experts note

New Treatment Shows Promise in Younger Breast Cancer Patients: Study December 11, 2014

Suppressing the ovaries and adding an anti-estrogen drug reduced recurrence in premenopausal women

Raised Asthma Risk Seen for Toddlers Who Share Bed With Parents December 11, 2014

But researchers weren't able to show why the association was found

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

Hormone Treatment for Brain Injury Fails to Meet Expectations December 10, 2014

Progesterone study halted early because of disappointing results

Having Eczema Won't Make You Shorter December 10, 2014

Though a few kids who also have sleep trouble may grow slower, study says

Prenatal Exposure to Common Chemicals Linked to Lower IQs in Study December 10, 2014

Children's IQs were about 7 points lower among mothers with the highest exposures

Many Breast Cancer Patients Get Too Much Radiation Therapy, Research Suggests December 10, 2014

Studies show that a shorter course of treatment yields similar benefits, but it remains underused, experts say

Does High-Fructose Corn Syrup Make People Hungrier? December 10, 2014

Study suggests link between fructose and obesity

Preliminary Studies Target Advanced Breast Cancers December 10, 2014

Combination treatment for estrogen-receptor-positive tumors shows promise, researchers say

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