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After Breast Cancer, Many in Appalachia Say No to Lifesaving Drugs

Access to care, not insurance, is a key issue, researcher says


Americans Becoming More Accepting of Gays, Lesbians, Study Finds

More people are genuinely changing attitudes, and not just bowing to cultural pressures


Are Hospitals Overusing Neonatal Intensive Care?

Study found newborns admitted to these expensive units were bigger, less premature than in prior years


Big Swings in Blood Pressure Could Spell Trouble

Wide fluctuations between doctor visits tied to raised odds of heart disease, early death, study says


Childhood Stress Might Raise a Woman's Risk for Preterm Birth

Canadian study of early trauma and childbirth finds surprising link


Deaths, Hospital Stays and Costs All Down Among U.S. Seniors

Study finds steady improvement among Medicare enrollees from 1999 through 2013


Does Facebook Lead Young Women to Dangerous Diets?

Risk is highest for those who use social media site to compare themselves to friends, study finds


Drug Makers May Delay Reporting Patient Harms to FDA: Study

Analysis found roughly 10 percent of cases were filed after 15-day deadline passed


Early Birth Linked to Introversion, Neuroticism in Adult Life

Study found people who were very premature at birth were more likely to be socially withdrawn


Expert Panel Recommends Questionnaire to Help Spot Depression

Form could be filled out during visit to family doctor, and patient could be referred for follow-up care


Health Highlights: July 27, 2015
  • Spinal Cord Injury Patients Able to Stand Again

  • Brain-Eating Amoeba Found in Water Supply of New Orleans-Area Parish

  • Autopsy Planned for Bobbi Kristina Brown


Health Highlights: July 28, 2015
  • Cyclosporiasis Outbreak Linked to Human Feces, Toilet Paper in Mexican Cilantro Fields

  • Four Kroger Brand Spices Recalled

  • Selfie With Rattlesnake Leads to Huge Medical Bill

  • South Korea MERS Outbreak Over: Prime Minister


Health Tip: Offer Support to Seniors

Particularly when they're dealing with loss or change


Health Tip: Protect Your Heart From Stress and Depression

Choose a healthier way to cope


Health Tip: Triggers of Swimmer's Ear

When moisture is trapped inside


Health Tip: When Heel Pain is Afoot

Foot injury, bruise or deformity are possible causes


Heart Disease, Alzheimer's Linked by Common Risk Factors

Study finds diabetes, smoking and obesity also affect brain areas tied in memory


High Blood Sugar May Boost Alzheimer's Risk

Insulin resistance can inhibit signaling between brain cells and affect memory, study suggests


Many Young Cancer Patients Unaware of Fertility Preservation Options

Almost 1 in 3 weren't told cancer treatment might affect ability to have a baby later


Millions of Americans Reaping Benefits of Affordable Care Act: Study

Gains seen in how many adults have medical coverage, a doctor and say they are in better health


Nasal Balloon Can Treat Youngsters for 'Glue Ear'

For kids with a common hearing problem, procedure may be an alternative to antibiotics, drainage tubes


New Moms Often Get Poor Advice on Baby Care: Study

Tips from family or media can run counter to expert guidelines on vaccines, breast-feeding


Praluent Approved to Treat High Cholesterol

For people at risk of heart attack or stroke


Psychiatric Woes Often Drive Euthanasia Requests in Belgium

Depression, personality disorders are some reasons people ask to die: study


Standing All Day at Work? It May Take Toll on Health

Experiencing lower-limb muscle fatigue daily may have long-term consequences, study suggests


Teens Using E-Cigs More Prone to Take Up Smoking: Study

Experts want greater regulation of these nicotine-containing products