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One Stroke, More Strokes: Risk remains years later
Ongoing care is essential to prevent recurrence, experts say

Having A Soda With That Burger Is Double Trouble
High-sugar drinks combined with protein triggers extra fat storage by body, study finds

20% of Adults Have Mental Illness or Drug Problem
New Jersey is the mentally healthiest state, report finds

Sharks! What They Can Teach Us About Our Health
Scientists studying ancient predators for possible human benefit

Syphilis in Babies: Old Disease Makes A Comeback
Rates of congenital syphilis are on the rise after years of decline.

Estrogen May Influence Women's Depression Risk
Early menstruation, more frequent periods seem to make sad times less likely, researchers suggest

ACL Surgery Often Successful Over Long Term
Even 10 years after procedure, many still playing sports, study finds

Oxygen Therapy Revives Toddler's Brain
Shrunken areas of brain tissue actually re-grew after treatment, doctor says

What's Ahead for Health Care Reform in 2018?
Higher premiums, fewer choices, less time could confront consumers shopping for insurance, analysts say

Nine Risk Factors Boost Dementia Risk: Study
Reducing mid-life hearing loss might make the biggest difference

Sen. John McCain Diagnosed With Brain Cancer
Sen. John McCain of Arizona was diagnosed with a brain tumor.

As Weight Creeps Up, So Does Risk of Heart Failure
But losing a few pounds might help decrease the damage, cardiologist suggests

Healthy Heart in 20s, Better Brain in 40s?
Following lifestyle recommendations in young adulthood pays off later, study says

'Smart' Robot Tech Could Give Stroke Rehab a Boost
State-of-the-art harness shows promise in early trials

Oncologists Offer Ideas To Ease Cancer's Costs
New drugs routinely priced at $100,000 a year, ASCO says

No Extra Risk to 'Nipple-Sparing' Cancer Surgery
Research suggests that the cosmetically superior procedure comes with no added risk

Early Menopause May Be Tied to Type 2 Diabetes
When periods stop before 40, risk is 4 times greater compared to late menopause, study suggests

Future of Health Care Reform in Limbo
3 Republican senators tank effort to dismantle health law without an immediate replacement

High-Dose Vitamin D May Not Curb Kids' Colds
Study seems to dispel a common myth around the daily supplement, researchers say

Training And Meds May Help Advanced Alzheimer's
Skills lost, such as dressing or bathing, can potentially be relearned, small study suggests

Dozens of Potential Alzheimer's Meds in the Pipeline
Last new drug for the memory-robbing disease was introduced in the United States in 2003

Is 10-Year-Old Youngest Victim of Opioid Crisis?
New Breast Cancer Drug Approved by FDA

2 More GOP Senators Defect on Health Bill Vote
7-year Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare in serious jeopardy -- at least for now

Not All Plant Foods Are Equal
Analysis found that only healthy fruits, vegetables and grains guarded against heart disease

McCain's Recovery Time After Surgery Uncertain, Experts Say
Fate of Affordable Care Act may depend on Senator's return to work
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Having A Soda With That Burger Is Double Trouble
High-sugar drinks combined with protein triggers extra fat storage by body, study finds

20% of Adults Have Mental Illness or Drug Problem
New Jersey is the mentally healthiest state, report finds

Sharks! What They Can Teach Us About Our Health
Scientists studying ancient predators for possible human benefit

Syphilis in Babies: Old Disease Makes A Comeback
Rates of congenital syphilis are on the rise after years of decline.

Estrogen May Influence Women's Depression Risk
Early menstruation, more frequent periods seem to make sad times less likely, researchers suggest

ACL Surgery Often Successful Over Long Term
Even 10 years after procedure, many still playing sports, study finds

Oxygen Therapy Revives Toddler's Brain
Shrunken areas of brain tissue actually re-grew after treatment, doctor says

What's Ahead for Health Care Reform in 2018?
Higher premiums, fewer choices, less time could confront consumers shopping for insurance, analysts say

Nine Risk Factors Boost Dementia Risk: Study
Reducing mid-life hearing loss might make the biggest difference

Sen. John McCain Diagnosed With Brain Cancer
Sen. John McCain of Arizona was diagnosed with a brain tumor.

As Weight Creeps Up, So Does Risk of Heart Failure
But losing a few pounds might help decrease the damage, cardiologist suggests

Healthy Heart in 20s, Better Brain in 40s?
Following lifestyle recommendations in young adulthood pays off later, study says

'Smart' Robot Tech Could Give Stroke Rehab a Boost
State-of-the-art harness shows promise in early trials

Oncologists Offer Ideas To Ease Cancer's Costs
New drugs routinely priced at $100,000 a year, ASCO says

No Extra Risk to 'Nipple-Sparing' Cancer Surgery
Research suggests that the cosmetically superior procedure comes with no added risk

Early Menopause May Be Tied to Type 2 Diabetes
When periods stop before 40, risk is 4 times greater compared to late menopause, study suggests

Future of Health Care Reform in Limbo
3 Republican senators tank effort to dismantle health law without an immediate replacement

High-Dose Vitamin D May Not Curb Kids' Colds
Study seems to dispel a common myth around the daily supplement, researchers say

Training And Meds May Help Advanced Alzheimer's
Skills lost, such as dressing or bathing, can potentially be relearned, small study suggests

Dozens of Potential Alzheimer's Meds in the Pipeline
Last new drug for the memory-robbing disease was introduced in the United States in 2003

Is 10-Year-Old Youngest Victim of Opioid Crisis?
New Breast Cancer Drug Approved by FDA

2 More GOP Senators Defect on Health Bill Vote
7-year Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare in serious jeopardy -- at least for now

Not All Plant Foods Are Equal
Analysis found that only healthy fruits, vegetables and grains guarded against heart disease

McCain's Recovery Time After Surgery Uncertain, Experts Say
Fate of Affordable Care Act may depend on Senator's return to work

Poor Vision May Be Sign of Zika Damage in Babies
All infants with prenatal exposure to the virus need a vision exam, researchers say

Dozens of Contact Lenses Found in Woman's Eye
Dozens of Contact Lenses Found in Woman's Eye

Do Artificial Sweeteners Raise Odds for Obesity?
Products won't lead to significant weight loss and are even tied to weight gain, research review finds

A Healthy Diet May Help Ward Off Dementia
New studies suggest that, yes, eating right could boost your brain function

Sabrett Hot Dogs Recalled
Sabrett Hot Dogs Recalled

FAQ: What To Know About Dangerous Vibrio Bacteria
Understanding the risks, symptoms and treatment for disease bacteria found in saltwater and raw fish can cause.

Diabetes Treatment Teaches Rogue Cells to Behave
'Stem cell educator' provided at least 4 years' benefit for some people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, study says

Mother Questions Use of Chemical After Son's Death
EPA has struggled to regulate powerful chemical used to strip paint even after multiple deaths from its use.

Study Finds Phthalates in Mac & Cheese Products
Macaroni and cheese mixes made with powdered cheese contain high levels of potentially harmful chemicals called phthalates, according to a new study.

Despite Warnings, Kids Are Still Dying in Hot Cars
Even on a 60-degree day, a small child's body temperature can quickly rise

Too Much Work Could Lead To Irregular Heart Rhythm
Study shows a link between on-the-job hours and atrial fibrillation, but couldn't prove cause-and-effect

Revised Senate Bill Allows Bare-Bones Health Plans
Fate of the GOP measure remains uncertain amid party discord

'Observation' Best for Low-Risk Prostate Cancer
20-year study found little difference in death rates, more complications with surgery

FDA Panel OKs First Gene Therapy For Leukemia
Expensive but potent leukemia therapy genetically transforms patients' immune system cells to fight disease

Breast-Feeding May Lower Risk of MS, Study Says
Benefits reported for women who nursed 15 months or more

CT Scans Might Help Gauge Heart Attack Risk
Researchers aim to identify vulnerable patients before damage becomes irreversible

CPAP Mask Not a Prescription for Heart Troubles
Device helped with sleep apnea, but didn't cut deaths from cardiovascular causes, study finds

Early Parkinson's May Prompt Vision Problems
Changes in sight could signal disease a decade before motor symptoms surface, study suggests

New Hope in Search for Vaccine Against Gonorrhea
Study shows that routine meningitis shot may offer at least some protection

Daily Jolt of Java May Bring Longer Life
Two large studies boost potential benefits of coffee, and one looked at consumption in all races

Fatal First Heart Attacks More Common in Blacks
Black men are twice as likely to die, so prevention is crucial, researcher says

Can 'Love Hormone' Help Kids With Autism?
Researchers seek to boost social abilities in small study

Sleep Disturbances Linked to Alzheimer’s Risk
New research shows people with poor sleep habits have higher levels of proteins tied to Alzheimer's.

Brain-Trainer Didn't Boost Thinking Skills: Study
Young adults who took the program performed no better than those who played video games

Sugary Drinks in Pregnancy Tied to Heavier Kids
2 or more sweet drinks a day in second trimester linked to an extra 2 pounds in 8-year-olds

Alabama Warns About Dangerous Vibrio Bacteria
Alabama Warns About Dangerous Vibrio Bacteria
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