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April 29 Is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Safe disposal helps prevent unwanted meds from being abused, U.S. officials say


Could Germs in the Gut Give Rise to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Intestinal bacteria yield clues to the mysterious ailment, researchers say


Crossroads for Obamacare

GOP efforts to replace the health law may affect consumer choice, premiums and protections


Health Highlights: April 27, 2017
  • Single-Payer Health System Proposal Moves Forward in California


Health Tip: Better Sleep, a Better Life

Here's how you may benefit


Health Tip: Coping With the 'Dawn Phenomenon'

If you have diabetes, here's what to do


Is Your Child Using Drugs?

Telltale signs to watch for


Science Uncovers a True Meeting of the Minds

When students are engaged in a classroom, their brainwaves sync up, new research finds


Are Kids' Vaccines a Victim of Their Own Success?

The shots have cut disease rates so low that some parents underestimate the threat, doctors say


Cancer Risk Rises After Childhood Organ Transplant: Study

Yet overall chances to any one child remain low, researchers stressed


Energy Drinks May Give the Heart an Unhealthy Jolt

Popular beverages also affect blood pressure for hours, small trial shows


Genes May Govern Your Risk for PTSD

Link with the psychiatric disorder is more apparent for women, study contends


Grieving Friends Often Find Support Online

Study shows social networks help bring solace, healing after loved one dies


Health Highlights: April 26, 2017
  • 'Silence of the Lambs' Director Jonathan Demme Dies at Age 73

  • Elton John Recovering From Serious Infection

  • 'Artificial Womb' Kept Premature Lambs Alive: Study


Higher Illicit Pot Use in States That OK Medical Marijuana: Study

Cannabis use disorder is also rising faster in states with legalization laws


Oktoberfest Study Links Boozing to Heart Woes

Munich researchers find 1 in 3 beer drinkers tracked at festival experienced abnormal heart rhythm


Parkinson's Disease May Originate in Gut, Study Says

Swedish scientists find link through vagus nerve removal


Study Says Blood-Chromosome Test Predicts Lung Cancer's Return

Unstable chromosomes quadruple a patient's risk of relapse, death within 2 years, researchers report


Women Fare Poorly With Aortic Aneurysm: Study

British study says their treatment, compared to men, needs drastic improvement


Women More Sensitive to Metal Joint Implants Than Men: Study

Researchers don't know if hormones or exposure to metals in makeup or jewelry may play a part

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