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Celebrity suicides highlight troubling trend in midlife
by Lindsey Tanner - June 9, 2018 - 9:22am
The deaths of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade highlight a troubling trend — rising suicides among middle-aged Americans.
Severe birth defects not as lethal as docs once said: Study
by Lindsey Tanner - July 27, 2016 - 1:02pm
 Parents of newborns with rare genetic conditions used to hear the grim words that the severe birth defects were "incompatible with life."
Opioids linked with deaths other than overdoses, study says
by Lindsey Tanner - June 16, 2016 - 2:38pm
Accidental overdoses aren't the only deadly risk from using powerful prescription painkillers — the drugs may also contribute to heart-related deaths and other fatalities, new research suggests.
Study: 'Biggest Loser' contestants have slower metabolisms
by Lindsey Tanner - May 4, 2016 - 1:02am
 A new study has found that many competitors on NBC's "The Biggest Loser" leave the show with a slower metabolism, making it more difficult to keep off the pounds.
Study: Huge global exercise contest shows healthy potential
by Lindsey Tanner - April 3, 2016 - 8:38pm
In the program, office teams compete against each other or with groups at companies in other countries to see who can take the most daily steps during a 100-day challenge. Workers post progress on a special social...
CDC expands tropical virus alert; 22 destinations on list
by Lindsey Tanner - January 22, 2016 - 11:24am
Health authorities have added eight tropical destinations to a travel alert about an illness linked with a severe birth defect and spread by mosquitoes.
Study: Teen obesity surgery benefits last at least 3 years
by Lindsey Tanner - November 6, 2015 - 4:02pm
The largest, longest study of teen obesity surgery shows huge weight loss and health gains can last at least three years, and many say it's worth the risks.
Study: New docs' suicidal thoughts eased with online therapy
by Lindsey Tanner - November 4, 2015 - 11:00am
Doctors-in-training face long, stressful hours, sleepless nights and a high risk of depression and suicidal thoughts, but often are too stoic and time-starved to seek help. A study suggests online self-help behavior...
Earliest breast cancer risky for some women, study suggests
by Lindsey Tanner - August 20, 2015 - 5:00pm
New research shows that chances of dying from very early breast cancer are small but the disease is riskier for young women and blacks, the same disparities seen for more advanced cancer.
An apple a day may not keep the doctor away, study says
by Lindsey Tanner - March 30, 2015 - 9:02pm
The findings don't mean apples aren't good for you but they do underscore that it takes more than just one kind of food to make a healthy diet and avoid illness.
Aspirin users with common genes may get less colon cancer
by Lindsey Tanner - March 18, 2015 - 11:30am
Researchers have identified common genetic traits that may explain how aspirin can help protect against colon cancer.
Fearing Ebola? Doctors say get a flu shot
by Lindsey Tanner - October 31, 2014 - 1:00am
Fever? Headache? Muscle aches? Forget about Ebola — chances are astronomically higher that you have the flu or some other common bug.
Got a rash? iPad, other devices might be the cause
by Lindsey Tanner - July 14, 2014 - 1:58pm
Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals.
Autism may be tied to flawed prenatal brain growth
by Lindsey Tanner - March 29, 2014 - 5:00am
A small study that examined brains from children who died found abnormal patterns of cell growth in autistic children. The research bolsters evidence that something before birth might cause autism, at least in some...
Sober smartphone app aids boozers' recovery
by Lindsey Tanner - March 29, 2014 - 3:08am
A smartphone app for recovering alcoholics that includes a panic button and sounds an alert when they get too close to taverns helped keep some on the wagon, researchers who developed the tool found.
Gene mapping study shows promise, challenges
by Lindsey Tanner - March 14, 2014 - 5:30am
These days, it's faster and cheaper than ever to decipher a person's entire DNA. But a small study suggests that looking for disease risks that way may not be ready for the masses.
Donor egg pregnancies on the rise, US study finds
by Lindsey Tanner - October 18, 2013 - 12:34am
U.S. women are increasingly using donated eggs to get pregnant, with often good results, although the ideal outcome — a single baby born on time at a healthy weight — is still uncommon, a study foun...
Doctors ignore advice on sore throats, bronchitis
by Lindsey Tanner - October 5, 2013 - 3:50am
Repeated warnings that antibiotics don't work for most sore throats and bronchitis have failed to stop overuse: Doctors prescribed these drugs for most adults seeking treatment at a rate that remained high over more...
Study seeks super agers' secrets to brain health
by Lindsey Tanner - August 24, 2013 - 2:00am
They're called "super agers" — men and women who are in their 80s and 90s, but with brains and memories that seem far younger.
Medical pot laws & treats may send more kids to ER
by Lindsey Tanner - May 31, 2013 - 1:22am
Increased use of medical marijuana may lead to more young children getting sick from accidentally eating food made with the drug, a Colorado study suggests.
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