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Antipsychotic Drugs Will Become More Affordable, Study Predicts

With patents expiring, access for Medicaid patients will likely expand


Autism Behaviors May Differ in Boys and Girls

Study also found gender differences in brains of children with the disorder


Early Treatment With Flu Antivirals May Shorten Seniors' Hospital Stay

Study found it also cut need for more care after discharge


Electrical Bursts to Pancreatic Cancer Cells May Help Fight Tumor

Study found procedure improved survival for people with stage 3 disease


Exercise Appears Safe, Helpful for Pulmonary Hypertension

Research review might reassure concerned cardiologists


Go Ahead and Cry, You'll Feel Better

Release of emotions appears to lift mood later, study says


Health Highlights: Sept. 3, 2015
  • Liberia is Ebola-Free: WHO

  • White House Moves to Prevent Health Care Discrimination Against Transgender People

  • Daily Pill Prevents HIV Infection: Study

  • End of Tobacco Sales at CVS Reduces Overall Smoking Rates: Study

  • Boston Bans Smokeless Tobacco at Ballfields


Health Highlights: Sept. 4, 2015
  • Kraft Singles Recall Expanded

  • Lab Operations Suspended, Reviews Under Way After Anthrax Mistake


Health Tip: If Your Child Chooses Unhealthy Foods

Suggestions to help break the habit


Health Tip: Shoe Inserts May Help Pain

Some popular types of inserts


Health Tip: Spot the Signs of Hypothyroidism

Common symptoms include weight gain and changes in skin and hair


Health Tip: Weigh Yourself Regularly

Using the same scale


Mentally Ill Inmates Prone to Violence After Release: Study

Researchers also see trouble for those with substance-abuse problems; call for social support plus psychiatric care


More Evidence Weight-Loss Surgery Helps Fight Type 2 Diabetes

Bariatric procedures beat drug therapy in easing the disease over the long term, study found


More High School Athletes Using 'Dip' and 'Chew,' CDC Finds

Experts think ban on smokeless tobacco among pro athletes might help curb use among kids


Needle-Exchange Program Curbed HIV Spread, Study Finds

Washington, D.C.-based effort also saved $44 million in potential disease treatment costs over 2 years


One-Third of U.S. Kids With ADHD Diagnosed Before Age 6: Report

But researchers add that few valid tests exist to support diagnosis in children that young


People Perceive Tall Men in 30s as Most Dominant

Psychological trend may have bearing on politics, Hollywood, researchers said


Psychopaths May Not Yawn Along With You

Not responding to this normally 'contagious' cue might signal a lack of empathy, researchers suggest


Research Spots Link Between Agent Orange, Blood Cancer in Vietnam Vets

Exposed veterans have higher rates of precursor condition to multiple myeloma, study shows


Researchers Explore Memory Problems Related to Parkinson's

Brain scans revealed changes in white and gray matter


Seniors Getting Smarter, Research Shows

But mental and physical health is declining at the same time


She Had Leukemia 7,000 Years Ago

Telltale signs in adult woman's bones point to first recorded case of the disease, scientists say


Treatments for Brain Cancer Take Heavy Toll on the Brain

Brain volume dropped, other structural changes seen in small study


West Nile Virus Most Common Mosquito-Borne Illness in U.S.

Cases aren't increasing, but persistent, infectious-disease expert says


X-Rays, Other Scans Generally Safe in Pregnancy: Report

Researchers seek to reassure concerned mothers-to-be and their doctors


Zaps From Electric Device May Prevent Motion Sickness

Unlike medications, this experimental therapy doesn't cause drowsiness, researchers say