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Live Close to a Gym? You're Probably a Bit Trimmer

In a new British study, middle-aged adults and seniors who had homes close to gyms and other exercise facilities tended to be trimmer than those who didn't.
World Health Group: Pot's CBD Has Health Benefits

World Health Group: Pot's CBD Has Health Benefits

The World Health Organization said the marijuana derivative should not be classified as a dangerous drug.

Mom's Blood Sugar Tied To Baby's Heart Defect Odds

But new research shows that the threat may also extend to women who simply have high blood sugar levels -- not just full-blown diabetes.

Today Is the Deadline for Obamacare 2018

Dec. 15 is the last enrollment day for people living in 39 states served by the HealthCare.gov website.

New Cancer Drug Shows Promise Against Many Tumors

The preliminary trial of a drug called ulixertinib was conducted with 135 patients who had already failed treatments for one of a variety of advanced, solid tumors.

Excess Weight May Raise Rosacea Risk

Their large new study found that the risk for rosacea increases among women as weight rises.

Feeling Sexually Harassed? You're Not Alone

Among women 18 to 29 years old, 60 percent said they or a female family member had been sexually harassed.

Could a Hot Cup of Tea Preserve Your Vision?

The study of U.S. adults found that people who drank hot tea on a daily basis were 74 percent less likely to have glaucoma, compared to those who were not tea fans.

Zika Babies Facing More Health Problems With Age

Their findings come from a study of 19 Zika-infected children in Brazil, the epicenter of a Zika outbreak that began in 2015.

U.S. Teens: Vaping Up, Smoking Down, Pot Use Level

At the same time, marijuana use has held steady as it remains more popular than cigarettes and, in a piece of good news, misuse of opioid painkillers like OxyContin has actually dropped among

Family Meals Serve Up Better Behaved Kids

Family meals yield multiple physical and mental health benefits, according to the long-term Canadian study.

Your Pets Can't Put Your Aging on 'Paws'

The British researchers pointed out that some studies have suggested that pets can improve psychological health, perhaps by easing loneliness or providing companionship.

Many With Early Breast Cancer Are Skipping Chemo

Fewer women with early stage breast cancer are turning to chemotherapy to fight their disease, a new study finds.

Another Legacy of Terror Attacks: Migraines

Norwegian researchers examined the aftermath of a 2011 terrorist attack on a summer camp in Norway that left 69 people dead and 33 severely wounded. Most of the dead were teenagers.
Woman's Skin Cancer Selfie Sparks Awareness

Woman's Skin Cancer Selfie Sparks Awareness

Dzierzek was a regular user of tanning beds in her youth. She was diagnosed with skin cancer at age 21.

Nearby Fracking Linked to Low Birth Weights

Newborn babies face a greater risk of health problems if they live close to a "fracking" site, a new large-scale study contends.

Ritalin During Pregnancy May Raise Risk of Heart Defect in Baby

A new study found a small increased risk of having a baby with a heart defect if Ritalin/Concerta (methylphenidate) was taken by the mother-to-be.
Is Spice Rack Staple Turmeric a Health Star?

Is Spice Rack Staple Turmeric a Health Star?

The common spice, found in many Indian dishes, has properties that can help fight cancer and inflammation, researchers say.

Drug May Help Surgical Patients Stop Opioids Sooner

When patients received a non-opioid medication called gabapentin before and after surgery, the need for continued opioid painkillers was reduced by 24 percent, said researchers at Stanford University
Recall: Crib Mattresses Don't Meet Fire Standards

Recall: Crib Mattresses Don't Meet Fire Standards

Cribs, sold by major retailers online, did not meet federal flammability standards.