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Another Study Ties Obesity to Certain Cancers

Digestive organs may be hardest hit by too much weight, study suggests


Antiviral Flu Drugs Safe in Mid-to-Late Pregnancy: Study

No higher rates of complications seen in babies when mom took these meds after 22 weeks of pregnancy


Colon Cancer Rates, Deaths Drop in Americans Over 50

Report suggests higher screening rates explain the positive trend


Health Highlights: March 1, 2017
  • Gene-Modified Potatoes Approved in U.S.

  • VA Mistreatment of Patients Causes Uproar



Health Tip: Step Training

Tips for safe practice


Nerve 'Zap' Treatment May Speed Stroke Recovery

Small study found arm weakness improved when brain was stimulated during physical therapy


Xermelo Approved for Tumor-Related Diarrhea

Drug will treat a condition called carcinoid syndrome diarrhea


Childhood Cancer Survivors Living Longer

Decline parallels reduced use of radiation, at lower doses, researchers say


Colon Cancer on the Rise Among Gen Xers, Millennials

And an old adversary -- the obesity epidemic -- may be the cause, U.S. researchers say


Diagnostic Mammograms Find More Cancers, and More False-Positives

Digital technology leads to 'marked improvement' in detection rates, radiology expert says


Do Early Dental Visits Really Prevent Kids' Cavities?

Study found preventive care didn't help Medicaid toddlers in one state, but more research is needed


Gene Therapy Shows Promise for Aggressive Lymphoma

Over one-third of patients appeared disease-free 6 months after single treatment, report says


Health Highlights: Feb. 28, 2017
  • VA Boosting Efforts to Prevent Opioid Thefts

  • DNA Tests Show Subway Chicken Sandwiches Short on Chicken


Health Tip: Encouraging Picky Eaters

Suggestions to cope with their behavior


Health Tip: Talk to the Dentist About a Sealant

Learn about potential benefits


Indoor Tanning: A Big Financial Hit to U.S. Health Care

Skin cancers from UV light in devices totalled $343 million in 2015 alone, researchers say


Kids Should Be Screened for Lazy Eye by Age 5

Waiting later could lead to permanent vision problems, U.S. panel says


Some Hospitals May Overcharge for Hip, Knee Replacements: Study

Prices were double the average costs for the implants, but only one insurer was included in the research


Youth With Type 2 Diabetes Often Face Complications

This growing group has double the problems as peers with type 1 disease, study finds

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