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Flu Season Is Off To Its Earliest Start In 15 Years - Driven By Unexpected Virus

“It is definitely causing symptoms that will put you in bed for a week"

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CDC: Tobacco Use Among Kids Jumped To 6.2 Million This Year

The survey found that about 1 in 3 high school students and about 1 in 8 middle school students are tobacco users

Cellphone-Related Face Injuries On The Rise, Study Shows


Study Shows Cellphone-Related Face Injuries On The Rise

"Cellphone-related injuries to the head and neck have increased steeply over the recent 20-year period."

Experts split sharply over experimental Alzheimer’s drug


Experts Split Sharply Over Experimental Alzheimer’s Drug

A company that claims to have the first drug to slow Alzheimer's disease made its case to scientists but left them sharply divided

Photo Credit: AP/Charles Krupa

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New Treatment Could Ease Pain And Passage Of Kidney Stones

Muscle relaxants delivered to the ureter can reduce contractions that cause pain when passing a stone.

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Study - Permanent Hair Dye, Hair Straighteners Increased Breast Cancer Risk

Although the numbers seem alarming, researchers said the study does not mean the products should be banned

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Prediabetes Now Common Among Teens, Young Adults 1 in 5 kids, 1 in 4 young adults now prediabetic, new study finds

A new study find 1 in 5 kids, 1 in 4 young adults now prediabetic

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Many Pregnant Women Seek Medical Advice From Their Moms

A new study suggests moms trump doctors when it comes to pregnancy advice



Drug Can Curb Dementia’s Delusions, Researchers Find

If regulators agree, it could become the first treatment specifically for dementia-related psychosis and the first new medicine for Alzheimer's in nearly two decades

Photo Credit: Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc. via AP