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Almost Everyone Needs a Flu Shot: CDC
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:20:32 EST
Vaccine is safe, effective for those 6 months and older, experts say

Obama Administration Tackles Antibiotic Resistance
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:21:26 EST
The Obama administration on Thursday announced a set of measures aimed at combating the threat of antibiotic resistance, which can happen when these medicines are used too often and lose their power to treat bacterial infections.

One Dose of Antidepressant Changes Brain Connections, Study Says
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:15:16 EST
Researchers eventually hope to predict who will respond to a drug and who won't

Back-Related Leg Pain: Spine Manipulation Helps
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:37:22 EST
In people with back-related leg pain, spinal manipulative therapy plus home exercise and advice provided more short-term improvement in pain and ability to move than home exercise and advice alone, according to a recent study.

FDA Panel: Limit Testosterone Drug Use
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:15:14 EST
Joint committee also calls for drug makers to run heart-risk tests on popular 'Low T' products

PTSD Link to Food Addiction Seen in Report
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:20:23 EST
Study finds women with worst PTSD more likely to be addicted to food, but it's not clear if one causes the other

DNA Blood Test Might Identify Status of Prostate Cancer
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:20:19 EST
May help doctors pinpoint best treatment, researchers say

Are Migraines in Middle Age Tied to Raised Parkinson's Risk Later?
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:20:14 EST
Study sees a connection, but actual risk is small; more study needed, researchers say

Could Artificial Sweeteners Raise Your Blood Sugar?
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:16:32 EST
If you’re one of the millions of Americans for whom diet sodas and artificially sweetened desserts play leading roles in the effort to shed pounds and ward off long-term diseases such as diabetes, new research might give you pause.

Major U.S. Food Makers Cut 6.4 Trillion Calories From Products: Report
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:15:09 EST
16 companies exceeded pledge, but more work needed, experts say

Prenatal Exposure to Chemicals in Plastics Linked to Asthma Risk in Kids
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:15:14 EST
Association between phthalates and lung disorder needs additional research, study authors say

Urine Test for HPV Works Well, Analysis Finds
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:15:12 EST
It's a less invasive way to spot virus linked to cervical cancer; may increase screening rates, researchers say

Targeted Drugs Among Successes Against Cancer, Says New Report
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:24:34 EST
But aging population and increasing obesity threaten progress

Most Treatments for Blood Clots Appear Safe, Effective
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:22:35 EST
Analysis of studies shows almost all strategies have similar outcomes, Canadian researchers report

U.S. Waistlines Keep Growing, With Women Leading the Way
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:22:35 EST
Average is nearly 39 inches, CDC researchers find

Combo Therapy Best for COPD: Study
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:22:35 EST
Researchers found two-drug regimen cut death, hospitalization rates for the respiratory disease

Deaths From Narcotic Painkillers Quadrupled in Past Decade: CDC
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:22:35 EST
Increases highest among whites, and people between 55 and 64

1 in 5 U.S. Men Admits to Violence Against Spouse, Partner
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:15:12 EST
Acts include hitting, kicking, biting, choking, threatening with a weapon, survey finds

High-Fat Dairy May Lower Diabetes Risk
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:13:00 EST
New Swedish research shows that eating and drinking high-fat dairy products is linked to a lower risk of getting type 2 diabetes.

Blood Test Spots Adult Depression: Study
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:15:10 EST
It's as accurate as current methods, but can also confirm recovery, researchers contend

U.S. to Lead International Effort to Stop Ebola
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:46:36 EST
The U.S. Department of Defense will send up to 3,000 personnel to Liberia in the coming weeks in an effort to boost the international response to the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, which has claimed thousands of lives and shows no signs of slowing.

FDA to Probe Testosterone Therapy Claims, Safety
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:15:14 EST
Joint committee to consider whether 'Low T' products are overprescribed and whether treatment raises heart risks

Nonsurgical Treatments Suggested for Women's Urinary Incontinence
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:15:11 EST
Pelvic muscle exercises, bladder training and weight loss can help, doctors say

Male Pattern Baldness Tied to Prostate Cancer, Study Suggests
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:20:26 EST
Testosterone might be the link between the two, but more research needed to prove a connection

Heart Docs Don't Recommend Routine ECGs for Young Athletes
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:20:20 EST
Detailed history, examination can reveal teens' risk for sudden death, experts say