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Study Hints at Why Women Suffer More Migraines

Results of new research suggest that changing levels of the female sex hormone estrogen make cells around a key nerve in the head and connected blood vessels more sensitive to migraine triggers,
Mayo, Cleveland Clinics Again Top Hospital Rankings

Mayo, Cleveland Clinics Again Top Hospital Rankings

The next two spots are also repeats from last year. Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore holds the No. 3 spot, and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston holds the No. 4 spot.
New Triple-Combo Pill Aids Blood Pressure: Study

New Triple-Combo Pill Aids Blood Pressure: Study

Target blood pressure for people in the United States is now 130/80, according to the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology.

Suicide Risk Higher in People with Brain Injury

A person’s risk of suicide more than triples in the first six months after a traumatic brain injury (TBI), and it stays significantly higher over the long term, a new Danish study suggests.

Vaping May Shut Off Lungs' Protective Cells

The vapor from e-cigarettes was much more harmful than e-cigarette fluid to lung cells -- and the more the cells were exposed to it, the more they were damaged, scientists report in a new study.

Women To Be Screened Yearly for Incontinence

New guidelines from the Women's Preventive Services Initiative (WPSI) call for annual screening to determine whether a woman has urinary incontinence and whether it affects her daily activities and
Essential Oils Promise Help, But Beware the Risks

Essential Oils Promise Help, But Beware the Risks

In the past year alone, U.S. retail sales of essential oils soared 14% to $133 million -- up from $55 million in 2015 -- according to market research firm SPINS.

Can Eating Crickets Boost Your Health?

Eating crickets may help improve the natural bacteria in your gut (microbiome) and reduce inflammation in your body, according to a small new study at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Lung Cancer Screening' Risks Not Discussed Enough

Lung cancer screening is recommended for high-risk current and former smokers. But the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and other organizations say that doctors need to explain the risks as well as
More Drug Makers Tagged as Valsartan Recall Grows

More Drug Makers Tagged as Valsartan Recall Grows

More than 20 European countries, Canada, and the United States have recalled valsartan medications in recent weeks after NDMA was discovered in the drugs’ ingredients manufactured by Zhejiang Huahai

Study: Tdap Vaccine Doesn't Boost Autism Risk

Children born to women who had a Tdap vaccination during pregnancy had no higher risk of autism than kids whose mothers were not vaccinated, a new study finds.

Weak Grip May Signal Health Trouble Even in Kids

In a new study followed children from 4th grade through 5th grade, children with weak grips were over three times more likely to remain in poor health or to have declines in health than those with

Study Links 3 Eye Diseases, Alzheimer's

Patients with age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy or glaucoma had a 40 to 50 percent greater risk of Alzheimer's disease than those without the eye conditions, the authors of a new
'Snapchat Dysmorphia': Seeking Selfie Perfection

'Snapchat Dysmorphia': Seeking Selfie Perfection

In increasing numbers, people go to cosmetic surgeons requesting “fuller lips, bigger eyes, or a thinner nose” that they see in photo filters, according to new research. The trend, called “Snapchat
Court Rules EPA Must Ban Sales of Pesticide

Court Rules EPA Must Ban Sales of Pesticide

Even tiny levels of exposure to chlorpyrifos can damage babies' brains, research shows.
This Spirited Toddler Has Rare Brittle Bone Dis

This Spirited Toddler Has Rare Brittle Bone Dis

Three-year-old Byron Baxter has bones that break easily, sometimes with just a wave of his hand, his parents say. But he’s inspiring social media fans with his fighting spirit and cheerfulness in

Women With Asthma More Likely to Develop COPD

More than 4 in 10 women with asthma developed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and heavy smoking and obesity were among the significant risk factors, a new study found.

Early Onset Type 1 Diabetes Tied to Heart Disease

Compared with the control group, life expectancy averaged 16 years less for people diagnosed with diabetes before age 10. Those diagnosed at an older age died, on average, 10 years earlier than people

New Dads Can Get the Baby Blues, Too

New research confirms that roughly 10 percent of new dads experience postpartum depression, and up to 18 percent have some type of anxiety disorder after the birth of a child.

Prenatal Vitamin D Pills Won't Boost Baby's Growth

Using vitamin D supplements while a woman was pregnant or after her child was born didn't help the baby grow, a new Canadian study found.