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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


'Brain Age' May Help Predict When You'll Die

An 'older' mind is linked to signs of physical and mental problems, study contends


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

Intestinal bacteria yield clues to the mysterious ailment, researchers say


Could Smoking in Pregnancy Affect a Grandkid's Autism Risk?

Study shows a generations-long link, but research can't prove cause-and-effect


Crossroads for Obamacare

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


Docs May Miss Major Cause of Vision Loss in Seniors

1 in 4 cases of age-related macular degeneration initially goes unrecognized, research suggests


Drugs Now Involved in More Fatal U.S. Crashes Than Alcohol Alone

Study suggests deaths due to drugged driving are rising as states legalize pot and drug abuse grows


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


Money Pressures Mount When a Spouse Gets Cancer

Household income drops as much as 9 percent, new research finds


No Excuses: Exercise Can Overcome the 'Obesity Gene'

Physical activity appears to lower effects of key DNA linked to weight gain, study finds


Opioid Use by Iraq, Afghanistan War Vets Mirrors Rest of U.S.: Study

Researchers conclude that use of the painkillers is 'an American problem,' not a VA problem


Repeat Teen Births Still a Problem in United States: CDC

Too few teens use the most effective birth control after having a first baby


Science Uncovers a True Meeting of the Minds

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


Stivarga Approved for Liver Cancer

First approved treatment for this disease in years


Type 2 Diabetes May Be Bad for Brain Health

Excess weight appears to amplify the threat, study says


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


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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