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Avoiding Alcohol Helps the Heart Beat Better

Each decade of teetotaling lowers risk of atrial fibrillation, study finds


Cooling Mitts, Socks May Ease a Major Chemo Side Effect

Nerve damage in limbs causes some to stop cancer treatment early


Firefighters Exposed to Carcinogens Through the Skin

Immediate decontamination might help reduce harms of contact with hazardous chemicals, study suggests


Health Highlights: Oct. 18, 2017
  • Calorie-Counting App Pulled by Google

  • Talcum Powder/Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit Award Overturned

  • U.S. Fatal ODs in 2016 Outnumbered Americans Killed in Vietnam War


Health Tip: Best Grains And Starchy Veggies for Diabetics

What the American Diabetes Association suggests


Health Tip: Meditation May Help Lower Heart Disease Risk

Here's what the American Heart Association says


Higher Doses of Vitamin D May Boost Preemies' Bone Health

Doubling amount given also improved their growth


HPV Vaccine Safe for Adult Women: Study

Analysis of millions of recipients finds no link to 44 different illnesses


New Genes Linked to Restless Legs Syndrome

Scientists found 13 new culprits among 45,000 patients with the condition


Newer Blood Thinners May Not Bring Higher Bleeding Risk

Risk is similar to warfarin, study reports


Schizophrenia Affects Brain's Communication Network

Finding may help spur new research


Skip Opioid Treatment for Migraine in the ER

Non-narcotic drug far more effective in new study


The Upsides and Downsides of Telecommuting

Review suggests need for clearer boundaries between work, personal life


The Value of Unplugging

Yes, this means turning off your devices!


Could 'AI' Become a Partner in Breast Cancer Care?

Artificial intelligence technology predicted 97 percent of malignancies in study


Diabetes Pill Might Replace Injection to Control Blood Sugar

Global study shows blood glucose levels dropped significantly, and low rates of low blood sugar


Farsighted Kids Have Trouble Paying Attention

The often-undetected eye condition could lead to school troubles


How Foods Labeled 'Healthy' Can Still Make You Fat

Those that contain high amounts of sugar trigger snacking later, study finds


Is Blood Donated by Mothers Less Safe for Men?

Death rate after transfusion was highest if donor had ever been pregnant, study suggests


Who's Most at Risk of Head Injury in Youth Football?

Those involved in running, passing more vulnerable, study finds

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