Milk straight from breast best for baby's weight
Milk straight from breast best for baby's weight

Breast milk from the bottle may not have as many benefits for a baby's weight as feeding straight from the breast, a new study suggests.

FDA issues warning on pet reactions to common flea medicine
FDA issues warning on pet reactions to common flea medicine

Flea medicines protect your pet, but some animals can have serious side effects from products containing isoxazoline, U.S. health officials warn.

Regular bedtime might be key to better health
Regular bedtime might be key to better health

As important as getting close to eight hours of sleep a night is, new research suggests that going to bed and waking up at the same time every day is just as critical for your health.

More Americans are recording their doctor visits
More Americans are recording their doctor visits

Have you ever left a doctor's appointment with only a vague idea of what was said? You're not alone: A new survey finds many Americans, and their doctors, are turning to recordings for help.

5 facts every woman should know about ovarian cancer
5 facts every woman should know about ovarian cancer

The early symptoms of ovarian cancer are often confused with less serious issues, making successful treatment less likely, a cancer expert warns.

Mediterranean diet may cut stroke risk for women, but not men
Mediterranean diet may cut stroke risk for women, but not men

The Mediterranean diet may do more than help you reach and maintain a healthy weight: New research suggests that women who follow it also lower their stroke risk.

Boys lag behind girls in reading by 4th grade
Boys lag behind girls in reading by 4th grade

By fourth grade, girls in the United States read and write better than boys, a new study reveals.

Smog might cloud your memory
Smog might cloud your memory

The very air you breathe may make you vulnerable to developing dementia, a new study suggests.

30 million Americans now have diabetes
30 million Americans now have diabetes

1 in 7 Americans has diabetes, and many don't even know they have the blood sugar disease, a new report shows.

As more U.S. women delay childbirth, multiple births may rise
As more U.S. women delay childbirth, multiple births may rise

More American women than ever are having twins, triplets, quadruplets and even quintuplets, and it's not just because some are using fertility treatments, new research shows.

Many young doctors report burnout, regret career choice
Many young doctors report burnout, regret career choice

Burnout affects nearly half of all resident physicians in the United States, raising their risk for serious mistakes, a new study finds.

Parents blame smartphones, tablets for teens' sleep troubles
Parents blame smartphones, tablets for teens' sleep troubles

Many American teens are sleep-deprived, and parents blame their attachment to electronics, new survey results show.

Zapping airway nerves may help COPD patients breathe
Zapping airway nerves may help COPD patients breathe

Thousands of Americans struggling with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may have a new treatment option to help them breathe easier.

1 in 12 Americans lives with debilitating chronic pain
1 in 12 Americans lives with debilitating chronic pain

Of the 50 million Americans living with chronic pain, the pain is so bad for 20 million that it keeps them from doing the daily activities of life, researchers say.

Many Americans slicing meat from their diet
Many Americans slicing meat from their diet

Is America's love affair with meat starting to lose its luster?

Coffee may have another perk for kidney patients
Coffee may have another perk for kidney patients

Could that morning cup of joe bring a health boost to people battling kidney disease?

Scent of a woman: fertile females smell better to men
Scent of a woman: fertile females smell better to men

New research suggests there is no perfume a man loves more than the scent of a fertile woman.

Slaying the couch-potato mindset
Slaying the couch-potato mindset

There's no shortage of creative excuses people come up with to stay stuck on the sofa, but three of them top the list.

Is daily low-dose aspirin really worth it for seniors?
Is daily low-dose aspirin really worth it for seniors?

There's disappointing news for seniors: A new trial shows that taking daily low-dose aspirin doesn't prolong healthy, independent living in otherwise healthy people aged 70 and older.

Obesity tops 35 percent in 7 U.S. states: report
Obesity tops 35 percent in 7 U.S. states: report

Americans continue to fatten up, with obesity rates topping 35 percent in seven states, a new report reveals.

Timing may be critical when taking meds
Timing may be critical when taking meds

When you take your medications may have a lot to do with how well they work, new research suggests.

To help beat heart disease, stay upbeat
To help beat heart disease, stay upbeat

Optimism and a sense of purpose can improve your heart health, new research suggests.

1 in 3 college freshmen faces mental health woes
1 in 3 college freshmen faces mental health woes

More than one in three first-year college students around the world struggle with a mental health disorder, new research suggests.

FDA gets tough on juul, other e-cigarette makers
FDA gets tough on juul, other e-cigarette makers

Calling the use of electronic cigarettes a burgeoning epidemic among teens, the U.S Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday announced a crackdown on the sale of Juuls and other flavored e-cigarette devices to minors.

A needle-free flu vaccine in the mail? it might happen
A needle-free flu vaccine in the mail? it might happen

Instead of visiting the doctor each fall, sitting in a waiting room filled with the sniffling, sneezing masses -- what if you could just slap on a flu vaccine "patch" sent in the mail?

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