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1 in 5 U.S. Adults Has a Physical, Mental Disability: CDC

Race, poverty and less education linked to increased odds of having a disability


Do Sporty Teen Girls Live Longer, Healthier Lives?

Exercise from 13 to 19 cut odds for early death from cancer and all causes, researchers say


Drones Might Fly Blood Samples to Clinics, Study Finds

Machines could be used for medical testing in remote areas


Effective Ebola Vaccine May Be Here: Health Officials

Initial trials in Guinea show 100 percent effectiveness, larger trials are planned, WHO says


Experimental Treatment Uses Nitric Oxide for Acne

Researchers test slow-release nanoparticles on frustrating skin condition


Foreign Fungus Threatens U.S. Salamanders: Study

Researchers warn a ban is necessary to keep infection from entering United States


Health Highlights: July 30, 2015
  • FDA Warns of Name Mix-Ups Between Antidepressant, Blood Thinner

  • Obama Marks 50th Anniversary of Medicare, Medicaid

  • Five Distinct Groups of Prostate Cancer Identified

  • Legionnaire's Disease Outbreak Investigated in New York City: Health Officials


Health Highlights: July 31, 2015
  • FDA Warns of Name Mix-Ups Between Antidepressant, Blood Thinner


Health Tip: Easing Neck Pain at Night

Change pillows


Health Tip: Enjoy Berries

They're good for you


Health Tip: Injuring a Hamstring

Are you at risk?


Health Tip: When a Child Sucks the Thumb

Suggestions to help break the habit


In Rare Cases, Infection May Be at Root of Back Pain

New guidelines alert doctors to this possibility


Job Stress Might Make You Sick, Study Says

High levels linked to more leave for mental health problems


Just 1 in 3 Seniors With Diabetes Has Disease Under Control

Blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels key to managing disease, experts say


Kids' Hemophilia Drugs a Big Part of State Medicaid Spending

California-based study finds drugs for the blood disorder take up large share of budget


Knee Replacement May Ease Pain for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Procedure can 'turn back time' on the joints, at least temporarily, study finds


Many Older Americans Feel Prepared for Aging

But are concerned about physical, mental challenges, survey finds


Mineral Supplement: Wild Chimps May Eat Clay for Health

Biologists say the animals may be boosting minerals in diet or 'detoxing'


More Progress Needed To Get Stroke Patients Rapid Care

Study finds transport time to specialized center was sometimes longer than two hours


Mountain Biker Survives After Neck Impaled by Tree Branch

He traveled 20 miles to hospital with object in place, doctors say injury missed major blood vessels and airway


New Stem Cell Tactic Shows Promise for Heart Failure

Approach is 'simpler and probably safer' than earlier attempts, expert says


Noninvasive Stimulation Gets Legs Moving After Spinal Cord Injury

Device compares favorably to surgically implanted option, researchers say


Older Smokers With Migraines May Face Added Stroke Risk

Study finds no increased risk among nonsmokers


Regular, Moderate Coffee Drinking Tied to Better Brain Health in Seniors

But those who upped daily intake actually had higher odds for a precursor to dementia, researchers say


Smog Threatens Visitors to U.S. National Parks: Report

Investigators found unhealthy ozone levels, haze plague many natural sanctuaries


Stand, Don't Sit, to Get Healthier, Researchers Say

Even if you exercise, sitting for long periods linked to higher blood sugar, cholesterol levels


Stay Safe When Temperatures Rise

Expert offers tips on avoiding heat-related illness


Study Finds Drinking May Ease Fibromyalgia Pain, But Doctors Wary

U.S. specialists say alcohol is the wrong approach


Targeted Workouts May Strengthen Men's Bones in Middle Age

Weight-lifting regimen tied to increased bone mass in the whole body, lumbar spine and hip, study finds


Too Few U.S. Teens Getting HPV Vaccine: CDC

4 out of 10 girls, 6 out of 10 boys haven't started series that helps prevent some cancers, survey finds


Too Much Facebook, Twitter Tied to Poor Mental Health in Teens

Study found those on social media sites more than 2 hours a day were more likely to have problems