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Friday, July 26, 2019
A study adds to evidence that belly fat is dangerous. It finds post-menopausal women of normal weight are at increased risk of death from heart disease and cancer if they have excess abdominal fat.
Sunday, July 07, 2019
Advances in online tech are revolutionizing health care, with patients now emailing doctors, filling prescriptions or even getting therapy via a video session. But what if you can't afford broadband?
Monday, July 01, 2019
A study from Columbia University finds that sitting for long periods in front of the television is more dangerous than sitting at work.
Monday, June 10, 2019
Changing how the mind reacts to pain can reduce the discomfort experienced, according to scientists who study brain pathways that regulate pain. A new type of therapy aims to enhance that effect.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
A new poll from NPR, Harvard and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation gives a glimpse into rural life in America today, finding that many people living in rural communities live on the edge financially.
Sunday, May 12, 2019
It was a warm, wet winter this year across much of the U.S., which means more snakes and a higher risk of bites. Here are some tips for avoiding vipers and their venom.
Friday, May 10, 2019
Black and Native American women die of pregnancy-related causes at a higher rate than white women. Researchers say the gaps are driven by unequal access to health care and the experience of racism.
Sunday, April 28, 2019
Evidence is growing that 3D mammography provides more precise images and is better at detecting breast cancer — but the jury is still out on whether it saves lives.
Monday, April 15, 2019
This year, the U.S. has confirmed 550 measles cases so far. A recent spike is connected to outbreaks in New York, but there are outbreaks in four other states too.
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission along with toy maker Fisher-Price are warning parents about using the "Rock 'n Play" infant rocker — which has been linked to at least 10 infant deaths.
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Advisers to the FDA concluded a meeting Tuesday on the safety of breast implants. What's emerged is a lack of scientific certainty about the risks implants pose to millions of women who have them.
Thursday, March 14, 2019
A new study shows a rise in depression and stress among young people parallels the growth in smartphone and social media use.
Monday, March 11, 2019
Maybe it's just because a large number of older people have learned the benefits of exercise and canine companionship. Whatever the reason, walking a dog on a leash has been linked to more fractures.
Thursday, March 07, 2019
The company said ads and other content containing false information about vaccines will be pulled from the platform and accounts that persist in disseminating discredited opinions will be disabled.
Monday, March 04, 2019
It's well-known that junk food ads on TV can strongly influence what kids want to eat. A study finds social media influencers can have the same effect on kids, but not when it comes to healthy foods.
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Following several measles outbreaks this winter, there is a movement among some states to make it more difficult for people to claim nonmedical exemptions to vaccine laws.
Thursday, February 14, 2019
African-Americans still have the highest death rate and the lowest survival rate of any U.S. racial or ethnic group for most cancers. But the "cancer gap" between blacks and whites is shrinking.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
An influential expert panel recommends pregnant women at risk of depression get referred to counseling to prevent the illness. But for many women and their doctors, it may be easier said than done.
Monday, February 11, 2019
In a recent survey, 1 in 5 parents thought that using a household spoon was OK for measuring their child's medicine. It's not. Here's how to help little kids without overdosing them.
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Frostbite can nip ears in just a few minutes in the sort of temperatures many Americans are facing this week. Pull that hat down and curb the drinking; alcohol can impair your judgment of temperature.