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Can Coffee Perk Up Heart Health, Too?

In lab tests, caffeine blocked inflammatory response, but did not prove cause-and-effect

Debunking Winter Weather Myths

For starters, alcohol won't warm you up

First Stop for Scuba Divers: The Dentist's Office?

Underwater pressure can heighten dental problems, study finds

Health Highlights: Jan. 16, 2017
  • Study Examines Genital Injuries in U.S. Veterans

Health Tip: Ward Off Infections During Pregnancy

Suggestions to protect yourself

IRS Reminds Millions About Fines for Not Signing Up for Obamacare

Letters being sent as GOP-controlled Congress races to repeal controversial health reform law

Kids Born to Opioid-Addicted Moms Seem to Fare Poorly in School

By 7th grade, 4 out of 10 failed to meet standards in at least one academic area, study finds

Medical Groups Raise Blood Pressure Rx Threshold for Healthy Adults Over 60

Guidelines say therapy should begin after top number in reading meets or exceeds 150 mmHG, not 140

Most Smokers With Mental Illness Want to Kick the Habit

But psychiatrists and caseworkers often don't recognize this need, survey finds

Parents Have Mixed Views on When to Keep Sick Kids Out of School

Most agree those with diarrhea should stay home, but about half would send a child who had thrown up

'Superbug' May Be More Widespread Than Thought

Study of 4 U.S. hospitals found wide variety of germs resistant to antibiotics of last resort

Taking the Bite Out of Frostbite

Young children and older people are at greater risk, but no one is immune, experts warn

Pediatricians Offer Heads-Up for Preventing Soccer Injuries

Sprains and strains are common on the field

Flu Tightens Its Hold on the Nation

It's not too late to get vaccinated, CDC says

Head for the Hills With Sled Safety in Mind

Kids at higher risk for head and neck injuries while sledding, safety experts warn

Health Highlights: Jan. 13, 2017
  • CVS Cuts Price of Generic Competitor to EpiPen

  • Jessica Alba's Honest Company Recalls Organic Baby Powder

House Joins Senate in Bid to Repeal Obamacare

Votes are initial steps in potentially complex process to replace the controversial health reform law

'Superbug' Resistant to All Antibiotics Killed Nevada Woman

She died after possibly picking up an infection in an Indian hospital, researchers say

Watching Others 'Vape' May Trigger Urge to Smoke

Newer e-cigarettes boost same impulses as real cigarettes, researcher says

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