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FDA Approves First in New Class of Drugs for Advanced Ovarian Cancer
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:15:13 EST
Agency also gives OK to genetic test used to identify eligible patients

CDC Warns of Listeria Danger From Caramel Apples
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:16:21 EST
Outbreak has sickened 28 people in 10 states; 4 have died and 26 have been hospitalized, agency says

Half of Dr. Oz's Advice Unproven or Wrong: Study
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:16:19 EST
Half of Dr. Oz's Advice Unproven or Wrong: Study

E. Coli Germs Found on Farmers Market Herbs
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:16:17 EST
Nearly one-quarter of samples from West Coast vendors tested positive, study says

E-Cigarettes Less Addictive Than Regular Cigarettes, Study Finds
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:15:18 EST
Users report fewer cravings, less irritability

Loss of Teeth Linked to Physical, Mental Decline in Study
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:15:16 EST
Researchers say association was strongest among 60- to 74-year-olds

Some Blood Types Might Raise Type 2 Diabetes Risk: Study
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:15:22 EST
But experts question value of finding when so many other risk factors for disease can be changed

Can You Balance on One Leg? You May Have Lower Stroke Risk
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:20:19 EST
Inability to stand on one foot for 20-plus seconds could suggest brain vessel damage, study contends

Scratch From Pet Rat Kills Child; CDC Warns of Risk
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:15:11 EST
'Rat-bite fever' also sickened 16 others in 2000-2012 in San Diego County alone, report noted

Common Painkillers May Help Prevent Certain Skin Cancers, Study Finds
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:15:10 EST
But medications such as ibuprofen pose their own risks, experts say

More children in the U.S. are getting type 1 diabetes, especially kids ages 5 to 9, according to new research.
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:09:40 EST
More children in the U.S. are getting type 1 diabetes, especially kids ages 5 to 9, according to new research.

No Evidence Paleo Diet Matches Early Eating Habits
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:15:23 EST
No Evidence Paleo Diet Matches Early Eating Habits

Many People Misuse Devices for Asthma, Allergic Reaction
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:15:18 EST
Memory of correct way to use inhalers, epinephrine pens faded over time, researchers report

Flu Activity Up, Some Schools Closing
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:53:15 EST
Flu season is ramping up, according to the CDC, which is reporting widespread flu activity in 14 states, including much of the U.S. mid-Atlantic region and several Southern states.

Cheap Natural Compound May Help Smokers Quit
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:20:26 EST
But cytisine isn't widely available, study authors note

Migraine May Raise Risk for Bell's Palsy, Study Suggests
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:20:24 EST
The headaches were tied to a doubling of odds for the facial paralysis, researchers say

Neurologists Say Jury Still Out on Medical Marijuana's Use for Brain Disorders
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:20:17 EST
Easing federal restrictions on pot research might help get answers, doctors say

Seniors Still Given Potentially Dangerous Sedatives: Study
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:20:14 EST
Drugs such as Xanax, Valium tied to confusion and falls, experts say

'Low-GI' Diet May Not Benefit Blood Sugar
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:21:43 EST
Focus should be on eating healthy foods rather than glycemic index, experts say

Only 4 in 10 Americans Eat Heart-Healthy Nuts Each Day, CDC Says
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:19:43 EST
Even fewer consume an amount thought to help curb heart disease, study found

Stent Treatment May Lower Stroke Disability
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:19:43 EST
Treatment must be given within 6 hours after a stroke starts, researchers say

Expectant Dads May Also Have Hormonal Changes, Study Suggests
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:19:43 EST
Experts can't explain why testosterone levels of men declined early in partner's pregnancy

Teens Use E-Cigarettes More Than Cigarettes
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:02:59 EST
Teens Use E-Cigarettes More Than Cigarettes

Texas Infant Dies of Legionnaires' Disease After 'Water Birth'
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:15:25 EST
Though health officials couldn't confirm source of infection, they warn of dangers of practice

FDA Approves System to Make Donated Blood Safer
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:15:22 EST
FDA Approves System to Make Donated Blood Safer