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Lead Exposure May Be Bigger Threat to Boys Than Girls
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:20:15 EST
Hormones may offer young females some protection from toxic effects, study says

Flame Retardants May Raise Risk of Preterm Births, Study Finds
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:25:17 EST
Women with higher blood levels of common chemicals were more likely to deliver early

Researchers Learning More About Deadly Pancreatic Cancer
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:25:17 EST
FDA hopes targeted drug research will lead to 'big break'

Some With Kidney Stones Might Have Calcium Buildup in Blood Vessels: Study
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:25:17 EST
These patients might need closer monitoring for further signs of pending heart trouble, researcher says

Obama Lifts Curtain on 'Precision Medicine' Plan
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:39:30 EST
President Barack Obama will unveil details Friday about the “Precision Medicine Initiative” – a move toward tailoring and personalizing individual medical treatment.

Colon Cancer Rates Rising Among Americans Under 50
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:15:21 EST
Still, only 10 percent of cases occur in younger group, study finds

Insurance Choices Dwindle In Rural California As Blue Shield Pulls Back
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:45:08 EST
Blue Shield of California stopped selling individual plans on the state health insurance exchange in about 250 zip codes, leaving nearly 30,000 residents with only one insurer to choose from on the exchange.

Tamiflu Cuts 1 Day Off Average Flu Bout, Study Finds
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 19:15:13 EST
Researchers reviewed collected data on the influenza medication

Too Much Alcohol at Midlife Raises Stroke Risk, Study Finds
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:20:19 EST
The danger zone: more than 2 drinks daily

Should Vaccination Be a Personal Choice?
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:58:37 EST
As a measles outbreak linked to two Disney parks in California continues to spread, a backlash against parents who refuse or delay vaccination for their children has risen to a fever pitch.

Flu's Grip on U.S. Starting to Weaken: CDC
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:15:13 EST
Some areas are starting to see a decline in infections, official says

Acne Gel Linked to Rare Side Effect, Doctors Warn
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:15:09 EST
Teen developed blood disorder after using Aczone for a week

Little Improvement in Children Paralyzed After Viral Infection, Study Finds
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:22:51 EST
Cluster of Colorado cases may be tied to 2014 outbreak of enterovirus D68, experts say

Most Californians On Insurance Exchange Are Sticking With Last Year’s Plan
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:45:09 EST
In California, the vast majority of people renewing health insurance coverage in the state’s exchange did not switch health plans, and instead are sticking with the one they selected last year.

Binge-Watching TV May Be Sign of Depression, Loneliness
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:15:27 EST
Researchers say hours and hours of viewing often isn't just harmless fun

Eye Tracking May Help to Spot Concussions Quickly
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:15:19 EST
Simple technique offers possible way to assess brain injury severity, study says

Study Suggests Early Start to Football May Pose Brain Risks
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:20:28 EST
Former pros who played before age of 11 showed greater deficits in memory and thinking skills

Have Insurers Found Way Around Obamacare 'Pre-Existing Conditions' Rule?
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:20:24 EST
Analysis suggests hiking drug co-pays may help eliminate people with certain illnesses

Do Pregnant Women Need High Blood Pressure Treatment?
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:20:20 EST
Controlling blood pressure doesn't seem to affect baby, but may prevent problems for mom

Study Underscores Power of Placebo Effect
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:20:19 EST
Parkinson's patients given fake drugs fared better on 'more expensive' medication

Ebola Vaccine Appears Safe, Triggers Immune Response, U.K. Study Finds
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:20:18 EST
Early trial findings echo those from a smaller U.S. study

Pesticides, Plastics Chemicals Tied to Earlier Menopause in Women
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:15:17 EST
Research can't prove cause-and-effect, but higher exposures to PCBs, phthalates showed a link

72,000 Cases of Public Defibrillators Failing in Past Decade, FDA Says
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:15:16 EST
Agency vows action to boost the effectiveness of the life-saving devices

Indiana Medicaid Expansion May Tempt Other GOP-Led States
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:45:10 EST
A three-year agreement between Indiana and the federal government imposes cost-sharing on poor adults and uses a cigarette tax and a fee on hospitals to pay the state's costs of expanding Medicaid -- and could lead to other GOP-led states following suit.

If Supreme Court Rules Against Insurance Subsidies, Most Want Them Restored
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:45:08 EST
A new poll shows that most Americans favor governmental action to restore subsidies if the Supreme Court limits their availability.