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Being Fit Keeps Blood Pressure in Check

Those in poorest shape were more likely to have high blood pressure, study found

Common Painkillers May Help Prevent Certain Skin Cancers, Study Finds

But medications such as ibuprofen pose their own risks, experts say

Frail Elderly Might Benefit From High-Dose Flu Shot

Ramped-up vaccine elicits greater immune response, study finds

Health Highlights: Dec. 18, 2014
  • Former NFL Players' Lawsuit Over Painkillers Dismissed by Judge

  • No Evidence Paleo Diet Matches Early Human Eating Habits: Study

Health Tip: Eating Disorder Can Hurt Your Child

Here are possible health consequences

Health Tip: Tossing Leftover Food

A timeline of when food tends to go bad

'Homing Signal' in Brain Helps Humans Navigate, Research Shows

Finding may explain why some people are less likely to get lost than others

Many Flu Infections Aren't Good Match for Vaccine: CDC

But health officials still urge people to get inoculated because the shot should offer some protection

Many People Misuse Devices for Asthma, Allergic Reaction

Memory of correct way to use inhalers, epinephrine pens faded over time, researchers report

Scratch From Pet Rat Kills Child; CDC Warns of Risk

'Rat-bite fever' also sickened 16 others in 2000-2012 in San Diego County alone, report noted

Sensitive Parenting May Boost Kids' Social Skills, School Performance

Researchers found the positive effect lingered into adulthood

Severe Hot Flashes During Menopause May Raise Hip Fracture Risk Later: Study

Researchers suspect that more marked hormonal changes may explain possible connection

Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk

Expert notes, however, that potential threat is small

Xtoro Approved for Swimmer's Ear

Infection's symptoms include pain, swelling and redness

Cheap Natural Compound May Help Smokers Quit

But cytisine isn't widely available, study authors note

Federal Health Marketplace Enrolls Another 2.5 Million Americans

Re-enrollment of current health-plan participants continues

Health Highlights: Dec. 17, 2014
  • No Evidence Paleo Diet Matches Early Human Eating Habits: Study

  • Alcoholic Drink Calorie Info to be on Menus

  • Tax-Free Savings Accounts for Disabled Americans

  • New Brain Injury Treatment Program for NFL Players

  • FDA Approves System to Make Donated Blood Safer

  • Compounding Center Owners Arrested in Connection With Deadly Meningitis Outbreak

  • U.S. Doctor Cured of Ebola Says He'll Return to Liberia

Neurologists Say Jury Still Out on Medical Marijuana's Use for Brain Disorders

Easing federal restrictions on pot research might help get answers, doctors say

New System Targets Germs in Donated Blood Plasma

Reduces risk of infected donation

Stent Treatment May Lower Stroke Disability

Treatment must be given within 6 hours after a stroke starts, researchers say

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