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Antibiotics Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Researchers don't know if the drugs signal developing disease, or contribute to it


Black Women at Raised Risk of Carrying Breast Cancer Genes

In study of those under 50 with invasive form of disease, 12 percent had BRCA1, BRCA2 mutations


Despite Pockets of Resistance, Most U.S. Kids Getting Vaccinated

Health officials call the finding heartening, but worry about lingering opposition to inoculations


Even Short Bouts of Activity May Help Kids' Health

Three minutes every half hour for three hours lowered blood sugar levels, study says


FDA Approves Second Drug in New Class of Cholesterol-Lowering Medications

Trials showed Repatha slashed 'bad' LDL cholesterol levels in those who couldn't tolerate statins


Gains in Life Spans Seen Around the Globe

Data from 188 countries show average life expectancy is now about 71 years


'Goth' Teens Report More Depression, Self-Harm

But study findings didn't prove cause-and-effect, only showed an association


Growth Hormone May Lower Odds of Fractures in Older Women

But researcher says high cost, need to get shots in clinics make it an unlikely osteoporosis treatment


Health Highlights: Aug 27, 2015
  • Plague Death in Utah Under Investigation

  • FDA Sends Warning Letters to 3 Cigarette Companies Over 'Natural,' 'Additive-Free' Claims

  • FDA Issues Proposals on Lower-Cost, Generic Biotech Drugs

  • Critics Condemn Medicare Artificial Limb Coverage Changes

  • First Child to Have Double Hand Transplant Goes Home


Health Tip: Balance Homework With Down Time

Do what works for your child


Health Tip: If Allergic to Eggs

Here are potential substitutes


Healthier School Meals Offered Across U.S., Feds Find

Students get more fruits and veggies, less salt


High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy May Reappear Later in Life: Study

Genetics might play a key role in the findings, researchers say


How Reliable Are Medical Studies? Half of Findings Couldn't Be Replicated

Healthy skepticism needed for some scientific claims, researcher says


Injuries Tied to Illegal Meth Labs on the Rise: CDC

'Shake-and-bake' chemical explosions are one common, dangerous accident, agency report says


Liver Damage From Hepatitis C More Widespread Than Thought

If left undetected, it can lead to liver failure and even death, study authors note


Longer Colonoscopy Time May Cut Cancer Risk

Viewing time of less than 6 minutes linked to higher cancer rates, study finds


Summer Is High Time for College Kids Trying Illegal Substances

But illicit painkiller use tends to begin in winter, study finds