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Acupuncture Might Help Ease High Blood Pressure

But small study isn't conclusive, experts say


Blood Pressure May Be Key to Brain Hemorrhage Recurrence

Survivors who kept pressure under control helped prevent a second 'bleeding stroke,' study found


Cutting Calories May Help You Fend Off Age-Linked Disease: Study

Smaller portions could lower risk of heart disease, diabetes, even in low-risk people


Cutting-Edge Gene Tests May Improve Management of Autism

Results could help personalize care, experts say


Day Care Won't Cause Aggressive Behavior in Child, Study Finds

Results from children in Norway could reassure working parents


Dentists Drill Patients for Drug Abuse Information

Survey finds most ask about illegal substance use


Genetics May Help Guide Kids' Cancer Treatment

Findings may allow more targeted therapy for the toughest cases, researchers say


Health Highlights: Sept. 1, 2015
  • Death Toll Reaches 7 in Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak at Illinois Veterans' Home

  • Pure Powdered Caffeine a Serious Health Risk: FDA


Health Highlights: Sept. 2, 2015
  • Man's Severely Burned Hand Saved by Implanting It in His Belly

  • Frozen Corn Recalled Due to Possible Listeria

  • Death Toll Reaches 7 in Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak at Illinois Veterans' Home


Health Tip: Athletes Are at Risk for Skin Problems

Suggestions to help prevent them


Health Tip: Can't Sleep?

Keep a sleep diary to help find out why


Health Tip: Coping With Mosquito Bites

Suggestions to help ease the itch


Health Tip: Taking Antacids

Who should avoid them without a doctor's consent


Heart Doctors May Have Hard Time Spotting Valve Problems

Additional training improved detection of heart murmurs and accompanying conditions, study finds


Many Say Mental Health Care Is Vital, But Often Tough to Get

Survey of U.S. adults finds concerns about accessibility, expense


More College Kids Smoke Pot Now Than Cigarettes, Survey Finds

Marijuana's gain in popularity may be due to widespread notion that it's harmless, researchers say


More Older Americans Falling Prey to Bike Injuries

Riders over 45 a big part of jump in hospital admissions for more severe accidents, report finds


Secondhand Smoke in Pregnancy, Youth Tied to Irregular Heartbeat Years Later

Effect was strongest for those without other risk factors for atrial fibrillation, but more study needed


Too Much Weight in Midlife Tied to Earlier Alzheimer's

Slimming down might delay dementia, research suggests


U.S. Smoking Rate Falls to 15 Percent: CDC

Higher tobacco taxes, tough messages contribute to falloff, experts say


Your Heart Is Likely 'Older' Than You Are

Smoking, high blood pressure and cholesterol can age this vital organ, CDC says