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- Loneliness takes a toll on many aspects of health, in part because it activates a fight-or-flight immune response. That may have helped ancestors survive lonely exile, but can slowly kill us today.Read More
- Savvy patients want the best medical care for the best deal, and online calculators seem like a great way to compare the cost of common scans and procedures. But many are inaccurate.Read More
- Part of the cancer risk posed by eating red and processed meats is actually related to how the meat is prepared. Lower temperature, slower cooking — like baking or roasting — is a better health bet.Read More
- Medicines that help users wean themselves from opioid drugs can be prescribed in a doctor's office or clinic. But some clients question whether the clinics always have their best interests at heart.Read More
- Reports from China show that E. coli bacteria are increasingly resistant to the antibiotic of last resort — and can pass that resistance on to other strains of bacteria.Read More
- These are the early days of innovation that allows diabetes patients to conveniently and securely gather and share data via a smartphone. One California teenager is an early user of Apple's HealthKit.Read More
Emergency room doctors deal with more than 123 unnecessary electronic alerts to prevent just one unwanted reaction from a medication.
- A decrease in PSA testing came after a controversial recommendation against routine screening. As a result, many fewer cases of the most common cancer to hit men are being diagnosed, research finds.Read More
- People who drank three to five cups of coffee per day had a lower risk of premature death than those who didn't drink, a new study finds. Decaf seems to have the same benefit.Read More
The World Health Organization says more than a billion teens and youth are at risk of hearing loss due to damaging levels of sound from personal audio devices.
- Babies born premature are at risk for eye damage that can cause blindness, like it did for Stevie Wonder. Babies who are fed breast milk are much less likely to be affected.Read More
- After decades of increases, U.S. obesity rates overall seem to be flattening out, the CDC says. But obesity is rising among middle-aged women, and particularly among black and Hispanic women.Read More
- In the fight against obesity, junk foods have become public enemy No. 1. But some people question whether certain foods are really the culprits. Two new studies come to very different conclusions.Read More