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1 in 8 American Adults Still Have High Cholesterol: CDC

Many don't meet targets, and expert says even those targets aren't good enough to prevent heart attacks

After Concussion Symptoms Fade, Slowed Blood Flow in Brain May Persist

But preliminary study doesn't determine whether that is cause for concern, experts say

Brain Gains for Older Adults Who Start Exercising

Besides improved heart and lung health, study detected growth in cerebral cortex

Cracking Knuckles Sets Off 'Fireworks' on Ultrasound

Bright flash shows up as gas bubble forms in joints, researchers report

Crave Coffee Too Much? Talk Therapy May Help

Caffeine intake dropped more than 75 percent after just one hour-long session, study found

Delayed Clamping of Umbilical Cord May Be Better for Preemies

Waiting 45 seconds was linked to enhanced motor skills among infants in study

Doctor Burnout Rates on the Rise

Surveys show a nearly 10 percent increase across a range of specialties in the U.S.

Doctor-Patient Relationship May Suffer When Technology Takes Over: Study

Care was not rated as high when clinician focused too much on computer screen while in exam room

Ebola Blood Level May Predict Odds of Death, Study Says

Scientists hope findings will point toward more effective treatments

Empliciti Approved for Multiple Myeloma

Drug boosts immune system to destroy cancer cells

Fitness in Youth Can Pay Off Decades Later: Study

The better 20-somethings performed on treadmill tests, the lower their odds for dying in middle age

Genes May Help Shield Seniors From Mental Decline: Study

Researchers suggest this allows older adults to continue to contribute to society

Health Highlights: Dec. 1, 2015
  • Hepatitis C Drug Maker More Concerned With Profits Than Patients: Senate Committee

  • Ethics of Human Gene Editing Focus of International Conference

  • Cheaper Alternative to Turing's Pricey Daraprim Soon Available

Health Highlights: Nov. 30, 2015
  • Salt Warning Symbol on Menus To Take Effect in NYC

  • Study Discovers How Alzheimer's Destroys Brain Cell Connections

Health Tip: Get the Facts on Iodine

It's an essential part of your diet

Health Tip: The Benefits of Oxygen Therapy

Here's how it can help

Health Tip: Use Antibiotics Wisely

Here are potential risks

Health Tip: Watch What You Eat

Keep a food journal

Higher Cigarette Taxes Tied to Fewer Infant Deaths

U.S. study suggests pregnant women may be less likely to smoke if tobacco prices are higher

HIV Prevention Pill May Not Need to Be Taken Daily

Research suggests Truvada still works when taken before and after sex

Human Brains Aren't Distinctly Male or Female, Study Says

Instead, researchers find 'mosaic' of masculine, feminine traits

Long-Distance Running Takes Toll on Joints, But It May Be Temporary

Cartilage between knee, ankle and foot joints has ability to regenerate, study suggests

Metformin May Not Help Obese Teens With Type 1 Diabetes

Study found most benefits waned over time, but one expert believes more research is needed

Minority Patients in ER Less Likely to Get Painkillers for Abdominal Pain

ER waits are also longer than for whites, study finds

New Diabetes Cases Among Americans Drop for First Time in Decades: CDC

But another report shows U.S. has more cases than 37 other developed nations

Obamacare Boosting Breast Cancer Screening Among Poor: Study

Researchers report that expansion of Medicaid coverage is improving access to mammograms

Planned Cesareans Tied to Slight Increase in Asthma Risk for Kids

But second report finds countries with low C-section rates had higher death rates for infants, mothers

Possible New Weight-Loss Tool: Blocking Stomach Artery

Experimental procedure tested in 4 morbidly obese patients so far

Sleep Apnea Devices Lower Blood Pressure

Researchers find both common treatments, CPAP and MADs, produce modest decreases

Sugar-Free Sodas, Candy Can Still Damage Your Teeth

But, researchers add that there are easy ways to prevent lasting harm

Teens More Cautious About Sex When Parents Set Rules, Study Finds

Kids tend to delay sex if Mom and Dad keep an eye on what they're doing, who they're with

Weight Loss May Spare Knee Cartilage, Study Finds

Losing more than 10 percent of body weight was linked to slower degeneration of cushioning in joints