Health

Genes and the Brain

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Two related studies revealed gene activity in the brains of people of different genders and ethnicities, from fetal development to old...

Annual Chest X-rays Don’t Cut Lung Cancer Deaths

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X-ray image shows a growth on the left side of the lung, which could possibly be lung cancer. Image courtesy of NCI.

Why HPV Vaccination Of Boys May Be Easier

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Connor Perruccello-McClellan, a senior at Providence Country Day School in...

Second Thoughts On Medicines For Babies Who Spit Up

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A nurse burps a baby after he's been fed, circa 1955. Doctors say that for babies with extreme...

Looking at Lupus

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Lupus is a complex and mysterious disorder. It arises when the cells that are supposed to protect your body from...

NIH study finds stroke risk factors may lead to cognitive problems

High blood pressure and other known risk factors for stroke also increase the risk of developing cognitive problems, even among people who have never had a stroke, a study funded by the National Institutes of Health has found.

Worried Sick

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Anxiety is an uneasy feeling that something may harm you or a loved one. This feeling can be normal and...

Raising Medicare Age Could Lead To Higher Costs

U.S. Congress's so-called deficit reduction
"supercommittee" is down to the final weeks of deliberations in its efforts to come up with $1.2 trillion in budget savings. And one proposal that keeps cropping up is the idea of raising the...

Graduated drivers licensing programs reduce fatal teen crashes

Programs that grant privileges to new drivers in phases — known as graduated licensing programs — dramatically reduce the rate of teen driver fatal crashes, according to three studies funded by the National Institutes of Health.

THAILAND: Hospitals fear floods will hit drug supplies

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Racing to beat the deluge at gate to Siriraj Hospital