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Babies' Marijuana Exposure Evident in Their Pee

Parents should reduce harmful secondhand smoke exposure, researcher says

Breast Cancer Death Rates Vary Around the World

Study found many countries seeing declines, but some Latin American nations, South Korea seeing increases

Certain Breast Cancer Drugs Tied to Blood Vessel Damage

But findings from small study are unlikely to change current practice, doctors say

'Cold Caps' May Halt Hair Loss in Breast Cancer Patients: Study

Devices reduce blood flow to hair follicles during chemotherapy treatments

Could a Computer Someday Guide Breast Cancer Care?

'Watson Oncology' agreed with doctors 90 percent of the time in many cases, study finds

Drones a Safe Way to Transport Blood: Study

Finding means they could be used to supply accident sites, natural disasters, rural areas

Florida Now Zika-Free

But Texas reporting 4 new cases of possible infections, near the Mexican border

For People With Mental Health Woes, Pets Can Be Invaluable

6 out of 10 patients put furry or feathered friends at the top of their support list, study finds

Health Highlights: Dec. 9, 2016
  • John Glenn, Legendary Astronaut and Later Senator, Has Died

  • Drug ODs Caused Record Number of Deaths in U.S. Last Year

  • Publix Pancake and Waffle Mixes Recalled

  • GNC Pays $2.5 Million to Settle Improper Labeling Investigation

Health Tip: Help Kids Develop Healthy Ambition

Offer encouragement, but don't overdo it

Health Tip: Using a Food Thermometer

Here's how to do so properly

Sleep Loss Tied to Changes in Gut Bacteria

The changes are similar to those observed in some obese patients, researchers say

Strength Training May Prevent Side Effect of Breast Cancer Surgery

Women who worked out twice a week saw less swelling in arms and chest, small study finds

Study Sees Link Between Insomnia, Asthma

Lack of sleep also tied to more weight and more frequent health visits for those with the airway disease

Tamoxifen May Get Blamed for Unrelated Symptoms

Perceived side effects might lead some to stop taking the breast cancer preventative, study finds

Zika-Linked Birth Defects Surge in Colombia: CDC

Study suggests the scourge of microcephaly tied to the mosquito-borne virus is no longer limited to Brazil

Alzheimer's Patients' Use of Painkilling Patches Cause for Concern

Researchers worried about long-term use together with other medications that cause drowsiness

Could Regular Pot Smoking Harm Vision?

Study suggests that it might slow signaling among cells that deliver visual information to the brain

Health Highlights: Dec. 8, 2016
  • John Glenn, Legendary Astronaut and Later Senator, Has Died

  • Americans' Life Expectancy Falls for 1st Time in Decades

  • Discrimination, Violence Common for Transgender Americans: Survey

  • Trump Appoints Fossil Fuel Industry Ally to Lead EPA

U.S. Surgeon General Calls for Crackdown on E-Cig Use in Teens

900 percent increase in use among youth in past 5 years; concerns about nicotine, harmful vapors continue

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