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Could Urban Lighting Raise Breast Cancer Risk for Some Women? August 17, 2017

Study found link between ambient light and higher odds in young, smoking females, but more research needed

Nurses Learn How to Get Patients to Say 'Yes' to Blood Thinners August 17, 2017

Online training aims to make sure those hospitalized get treatment to prevent dangerous blood clots

Which Heart Bypass Surgery Works Best? August 17, 2017

Study compares 'on-' and 'off-pump' procedures

Powerful New Cholesterol Med Won't Harm Memory, Easing Concerns August 16, 2017

Study findings on Repatha are 'reassuring,' but expert wants longer follow-up

Heart Risks May Rise After Cancer Diagnosis August 15, 2017

Study found heightened odds for dangerous clots that travel throughout body

Could Big Lifestyle Changes Be Key to Managing Type 2 Diabetes? August 15, 2017

Study finds lower blood sugar, reduced need for medication

Lack of Sleep May Raise Child's Type 2 Diabetes Risk: Study August 15, 2017

It found link -- but no proof -- between less slumber and risk factors for blood sugar disease

A Little Drinking Might Lengthen Your Life: Study August 15, 2017

But researchers stress too much alcohol can increase risk of early death

U.S. Antidepressant Use Jumps 65 Percent in 15 Years August 15, 2017

Women nearly twice as likely to use the drugs as men, CDC report finds

Health Tip: The Facts About Fat August 15, 2017

The good, the bad and the ugly

Air Purifiers May Help the Smog-Stressed Heart August 14, 2017

Small Chinese study found lower stress hormone levels in those who used indoor air cleaners

'Fat But Fit' a Myth? August 14, 2017

Extra weight linked to extra risk, even if blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol all normal

Smoking on the Rise Among Pregnant Women With Depression August 14, 2017

More than 1 in 3 smoke, compared to 1 in 10 who aren't depressed, U.S. survey finds

Maybe That's Why It's Called Work August 14, 2017

Tough schedules, hard physical labor and stress in the workplace are widespread, survey finds

Calming Those Back-to-School Jitters August 13, 2017

Child development expert offers advice on how to ease anxiety as classes start

Heart Risk Up if Hospitalized for Pneumonia or Sepsis August 11, 2017

And, the increased risk lasts for at least 5 years, study finds

When Stress Hormone Falters, Your Health May Suffer August 11, 2017

Study suggests lack of variation in cortisol levels could be linked to ills like inflammation, cancer

Parents of Preemies End Up Just Fine: Study August 11, 2017

When kids are grown, quality of life is the same as for parents of babies born full-term

Kidney Disease May Boost Risk of Abnormal Heartbeat August 10, 2017

And, the worse the kidney problems, the greater the odds of the heart condition, researchers say

Artificial Sweeteners Trick the Brain: Study August 10, 2017

Sugary taste can cause a heightened metabolic response, researchers say

Obesity Slows Recovery for Heart Surgery Patients: Study August 10, 2017

They're four times more likely to need more time in intensive care, three times more likely to be readmitted

Is Pot Linked to Blood Pressure Deaths? August 10, 2017

Study suggests so, but heart expert questions the finding

By Age 12, Poor May Show Signs of Heart Risks Ahead August 09, 2017

Neck arteries are narrower than those of wealthier children, study says

Stroke Rates Drop for U.S. Men, But Not Women August 09, 2017

Explanations for the disparity aren't clear

Immunotherapy Shown Safe in Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Trial August 09, 2017

Next step is to see if it works and for how long

Racial Gap Narrows for Survival of Hospitalized Cardiac Arrest Patients August 09, 2017

Difference stems from resuscitation, researchers report

Preterm Birth Risk Spikes in Mothers With Sleep Disorders August 08, 2017

Pregnant women with apnea or insomnia have roughly twice the risk of delivering before 34 weeks, study finds

Heart Health Ignored by Many With Type 2 Diabetes August 08, 2017

New evidence review reconfirms patient guidelines

FDA Will Target E-Cigs in Health Campaign for Youth August 08, 2017

Agency will warn of dangers of electronic nicotine delivery devices, not just tobacco products

Online Game Helps Those With Diabetes Control Blood Sugar August 08, 2017

Patients saw lasting improvement while playing team-based diabetes education game, study found

Blood Pressure Fluctuations Tied to Dementia Risk in Study August 07, 2017

But the research only found an association, not cause-and-effect connection

Angioplasty Outcomes Almost Equal Among Hospitals August 07, 2017

'Safety-net' facilities do as well as other hospitals with the artery procedure, researchers find

Instagram Shows How Diabetics Really Wear a Glucose Monitor August 07, 2017

2 out of 3 use a device that continuously tracks blood sugar on 'unapproved' body part, study finds

Midlife Behaviors May Affect Your Dementia Risk August 07, 2017

Of greatest importance are diabetes, blood pressure and smoking, researchers say

What Diabetics Need to Know About Over-the-Counter Meds August 07, 2017

Many cold, cough and headache remedies contain carbs, and as much alcohol as glass of beer or wine, pharmacist says

Diabetes Drug Shows Promise Against Parkinson's August 04, 2017

Byetta improved symptoms of motor disease in small, short trial, but more research needed

Engineered Skin Cells Control Type 2 Diabetes in Mice: Study August 03, 2017

'Therapeutic skin grafts' might someday treat multiple diseases, researchers say

Doctors Who 'Fat-Shame' Patients Can Cause Real Harm August 03, 2017

Many patients respond by avoiding needed care, psychologists warn

10 Factors to Predict Bleeding Risk in Stroke Survivors August 02, 2017

New method may aid doctors in assessing harms, benefits of anti-clotting drugs

Less Than Half of U.S. Stroke Patients Get Rx for Statins August 02, 2017

Country-wide comparison finds geography, age and gender affect who gets cholesterol-lowering meds

Stopping Statins After Stroke May Raise Risk of Another August 02, 2017

Large study serves as warning for stroke survivors who are prescribed cholesterol-lowering meds

Medical Reality Catches Up to Science Fiction August 02, 2017

Scientists unveil their Star Trek-like 'tricorder' to track human health

Women Who Gain Weight Between Babies at Higher Risk for Diabetes August 01, 2017

Danger is greatest for women whose weight was normal before they got pregnant, study finds

Protein Deposits Seem to Play Role in Type 2 Diabetes August 01, 2017

Injections in mice led to symptoms of the disease, researchers report

Rich, Well-Educated Get Bigger Bang for Buck From Mediterranean Diet August 01, 2017

Researchers suspect food quality may account for the difference

Stress of Flying Doesn't Dim Abilities of Search-and-Rescue Dogs July 31, 2017

Though their bodies reacted, their performance wasn't affected, study showed

Aspirin Safe for Heart Failure Patients, Study Finds July 31, 2017

Large trial comparing it to warfarin finds aspirin not tied to more hospitalizations or deaths

Moving From 'Stroke Belt' Doesn't Undo Higher Dementia Risk July 31, 2017

Study found odds for mental decline still higher for those born in certain southeastern U.S. states

FDA Looks to Reduce Nicotine in Cigarettes July 28, 2017

Goal is to combat smoking by making it less addictive

Could a Little Alcohol Lower Your Diabetes Risk? July 28, 2017

Daily drink or two may provide a bit of protection, study suggests, but one expert skeptical

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