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1 in 5 U.S. Men Admits to Violence Against Spouse, Partner

Acts include hitting, kicking, biting, choking, threatening with a weapon, survey finds


12 States Now Reporting Severe Respiratory Illness That Targets Kids

Health officials urge good hygiene to limit exposure to Enterovirus D68


Are Migraines in Middle Age Tied to Raised Parkinson's Risk Later?

Study sees a connection, but actual risk is small; more study needed, researchers say


Artificial Sweeteners May Raise Blood Sugar Levels: Study

Scientists saw changes in helpful gut bacteria, which can affect some people's ability to process glucose


'Biospleen' Suggests New Way to Treat Blood Infection

But more research needed before blood-cleansing device is used on humans to treat sepsis


Blood Test Spots Adult Depression: Study

It's as accurate as current methods, but can also confirm recovery, researchers contend


Combo Therapy Best for COPD: Study

Researchers found two-drug regimen cut death, hospitalization rates for the respiratory disease


Deaths From Narcotic Painkillers Quadrupled in Past Decade: CDC

Increases highest among whites, and people between 55 and 64


DNA Blood Test Might Identify Status of Prostate Cancer

May help doctors pinpoint best treatment, researchers say


Europeans Are Descendants of at Least 3 Ancient Human Groups: Study

New genetic analysis reveals DNA from North Eurasians, researchers say


FDA to Probe Testosterone Therapy Claims, Safety

Joint committee to consider whether 'Low T' products are overprescribed and whether treatment raises heart risks


Fewer U.S. Teens Using Illegal Drugs and Alcohol, Report Finds

Plus, teen tobacco use fell to new low in 2013, government statistics show


Health Highlights: Sept. 16, 2014
  • 1 in 3 Retired NFL Players Will Suffer Neurological Problems, Records Show

  • Missouri Lawmakers Enact 72-Hour Wait Period for Abortions

  • Hospitals Overprescribing Antibiotics, Study Shows


Health Highlights: Sept. 17, 2014
  • Doctor Admits to Fraudulent Cancer Treatment


Health Tip: Avoiding Salmonella From Your Pet

Wash hands after handling food for Fluffy or Fido


Health Tip: Creating a Circuit Training Workout

Burn calories and minimize boredom


Health Tip: Know Your Risk for Anemia

Low-iron diet may be to blame


Health Tip: Minimize Jet Lag

Observe sleep and meal times in new time zone


Healthy Lifestyle Changes Linked to Reduced Risk for Dementia

Never too late to take steps to help avoid the memory-robbing disorder, researchers say


Major U.S. Food Makers Cut 6.4 Trillion Calories From Products: Report

16 companies exceeded pledge, but more work needed, experts say


Modern Forensics Provides Clues to Death of Richard III

Analysis of skeletal remains sheds light on fatal injuries English king suffered in battle over 500 years ago


More Than One Kind of Message May Convince Smokers to Quit, Study Says

Using both positive, negative wording on labels could have the most effect, researchers report


Most Treatments for Blood Clots Appear Safe, Effective

Analysis of studies shows almost all strategies have similar outcomes, Canadian researchers report


Movantik Approved for Constipation From Opioids

Painkillers frequently cause irregularity


Nonsurgical Treatments Suggested for Women's Urinary Incontinence

Pelvic muscle exercises, bladder training and weight loss can help, doctors say


Obama Steps Up Aid to Fight Ebola in West Africa

World Health Organization warns threat grows by the day


Prenatal Exposure to Chemicals in Plastics Linked to Asthma Risk in Kids

Association between phthalates and lung disorder needs additional research, study authors say


PTSD Link to Food Addiction Seen in Report

Study finds women with worst PTSD more likely to be addicted to food, but it's not clear if one causes the other


Researchers Discover How Bacteria Resist Antibiotics in Hospitals

Spotting infected patients, disinfecting hospitals key to curbing spread of resistant bacteria, experts say


Researchers Don't See Long-Term Benefits From Drug for Preemies

Magnesium sulfate still useful in short term for helping to reduce risk of cerebral palsy, study says


Social Networking Sites Can Help Obese Lose Weight: Study

Internet can offer constant, cost-effective support for dieters, London researchers say


Some Benefits of Screening Elderly Women for Breast Cancer Questioned

Mammograms for those aged 69 to 75 could result in overtreatment, researchers caution


Targeted Drugs Among Successes Against Cancer, Says New Report

But aging population and increasing obesity threaten progress


U.S. Waistlines Keep Growing, With Women Leading the Way

Average is nearly 39 inches, CDC researchers find


Urine Test for HPV Works Well, Analysis Finds

It's a less invasive way to spot virus linked to cervical cancer; may increase screening rates, researchers say


 

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