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Adult Survivors of Childhood Brain Tumors May Have Lingering Troubles: Study

Intelligence, memory and attention can be affected by treatments, researchers say


Alcohol More Harmful for People With HIV, Study Suggests

Even moderate drinking linked to higher risk for death and alcohol-related health issues


Allergy Shots Still Effective for Seniors

Researchers say aging immune system doesn't significantly reduce injections' usefulness


Birth Defect Tied to Zika Virus Can Leave Children With Lifetime of Health Woes

But some with less severe brain defects may live a much more normal life, experts say


Brain Cells in Mice May Reveal Clues to Your Sighs

Researchers pinpoint the neurons behind this vital reflex function


Do the Seasons Affect How We Think?

Small European study finds evidence of seasonal changes in memory, attention


Doctors Should Screen Teens for Major Depression, U.S. Task Force Says

Experts add that more research needed to determine whether kids under 12 should also be tested


Eye Defects Seen in Some Babies Born With Zika-Linked Microcephaly

Doctors should check these infants with abnormally small heads for vision problems, researchers say


Frequent Monitoring May Keep Alcohol Offenders Sober

South Dakota program is credited with reducing deaths and is now headed to other parts of the U.S.


Health Highlights: Feb. 8, 2016
  • New York Governor Takes Action Against Gay Conversion Therapy

  • Chipotle Workers Attending Nationwide Food Safety Meeting

  • One-Third of U.S. Lawyers Have Drinking Problem: Study

  • Nearly 13 Million People Sign Up for Obamacare in 2016


Health Highlights: Feb. 9, 2016
  • State of Emergency Declared in Hawaii County Over Dengue Fever Outbreak

  • Tasering Causes Short-Term Mental Impairment: Study


Health Tip: Eating Iron-Rich Foods

Here's where you can find the mineral


Health Tip: Eating Red Meat

Watch how much you consume


Health Tip: Protect Against Group B Strep During Pregnancy

Expectant moms should be tested, CDC says


Health Tip: Restrict Your Diet Before Colonoscopy

Limit fiber several days in advance of the exam


Healthier Diets May Be Cutting Heart, Diabetes Risks in U.S. Teens

But obesity still rose and physical activity remained the same, study showed


Homemade 'Dewshine' Can Be Deadly

2 teens have already died from toxic mix of soda and racing fuel, expert says


Is Fat From Another Area of Body Safe for Breast Reconstruction?

Research shows this practice doesn't increase risk for new cancers or recurrence


Many in Hospice Don't Get Medical Visit in Last 2 Days of Life: Study

Findings led to an increase in Medicare payments to improve care, researchers say


Measles Outbreak May Have Swayed Some Parents on Vaccines

Moms and dads who were well-informed on Disneyland cases were more confident about shots in survey


New Lyme Disease Bacteria Discovered in Upper Midwest: CDC

Infection may trigger nausea, vomiting and a more widespread rash, officials say


Poor REM Sleep May Be Linked to Higher Risk for Anxiety, Depression

Preliminary study suggests that emotional stress builds when this phase is disturbed, creating a 'vicious cycle'


Pregnant Women Benefit From Tamiflu at First Sign of Flu: Study

During pregnancy, risk of serious complications and death from the illness intensifies


PSA Testing Differs Among Primary Care Doctors, Urologists

Researchers examine falloff after change in prostate cancer screening recommendations


Short Flashes of Light May Treat Jet Lag

Stanford researchers find therapy seems to help people adjust to new time zone faster


Smog's Health Effects Persist for Decades, Study Finds

Exposure to air pollution can increase risk of death from heart or lung disease for more than 30 years


Spelling Prowess Relies on Multiple Brain Areas, Study Finds

Researchers say at least three regions of left hemisphere are involved


Study Links Concussion to Higher Risk of Later Suicide

But while researchers found an association, they didn't prove cause-and-effect


Study Ties School Calendar to Asthma Flare-Ups

After summer or long break, symptoms spike when kids return to the classroom


Studying Tick Biology With Lyme Prevention in Mind

International team sequences the genome of the disease-spreading deer tick


VA Hospital Care Improving, Study Suggests

Death rates for three major conditions are similar to non-VA medical centers


White House Seeks $1.8 Billion to Fight Zika Virus

Emergency funds from Congress would combat the global health threat, officials say


Why Americans Have Shorter Lifespans Than People in Similar Nations

Study finds shootings, crashes and drug overdoses contribute to a 2-year gap in life expectancy