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Anal, Throat Cancers on the Rise Among Young Adults, Study Finds

HPV is the main culprit, but vaccination can reduce the risk, experts say


Bacteria in Semen May Affect HIV Transmission, Levels: Study

As natural bacterial 'diversity' lessened, HIV viral load increased in infected men, researchers say


Diet Changes Can Alter Gut Bacteria, Study Says

Researchers monitored stool samples of two people for a year


Distractions Seem More Troublesome With Age

Seniors scored worse on tests than young adults, study says


Farmers' Market Vouchers May Help Poorer Families Eat Healthier

Special incentives encourage consumption of fruits and vegetables, study says


FDA Approves Hard-to-Abuse Narcotic Painkiller

Targiniq ER contains naloxone, which blunts euphoria of oxycodone when tablet is crushed or broken


Female Triathletes May Face Health Problems Such as Incontinence

Doctors should be alert for pelvic floor disorders, researcher says


Genes May Be Key to Language Delay in Kids

Study of twins suggests vocabulary, grammar skills largely inherited


Health Highlights: July 24, 2014
  • CDC Resumes Transfer of Biological Samples Between Labs


Health Highlights: July 25, 2014
  • CDC Resumes Transfer of Biological Samples Between Labs


Health Tip: Easing Headache Pain

Use an ice pack or heat wrap


Health Tip: Keep Youngsters Outside the Pool

To help prevent drowning


Health Tip: Pack Safety Essentials for a Long Hike

Don't forget a map


Health Tip: Recovering After Knee Replacement

Prepare your home before the surgery


Human Brain Has Coping Mechanism for Dehydration

The mind preserves oxygen to protect itself from the effects of too little fluid, research shows


IRS Caps Fines on Uninsured Americans at $12K for Family of 5

Maximum payment set at nearly $2,500 for individuals


Is Coffee Aggravating Your Hot Flashes?

Researchers suggest women skip caffeine if they're bothered by menopausal symptoms


Lift U.S. Ban on Blood Donations by Gay Men, Experts Say

American Red Cross, other groups also urge easing restrictions due to better blood screening


Lymphoma Treatment May Harm, Halt Men's Sperm Production

But most men regain their fertility within two years of final treatment, researchers add


Many Kids With Medicaid Use ER as Doctor's Office: CDC

Pediatrician says many physicians won't accept the publicly funded insurance plan


More Than 10 Million People Gained Coverage Under Obamacare, Study Finds

Expansion of Medicaid was a major factor in boosting numbers, researchers report


Most Adults Are Members of 'Clean Plate Club'

Study shows they finish 92 percent of what's on their plates, kids eat just 59 percent


Parents of Obese Kids Often View Them as Healthy

They're more likely to change their children's diet than encourage exercise, study finds


Rhymes Reveal Evidence of Learning in the Womb

By third trimester, unborn babies respond to rhymes recited by their mothers, research shows


Study Links Shift Work to Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers cite many possible reasons for the effect, including hormonal changes


Teenage Boys Want Intimacy, Not Just Sex, Survey Finds

Small study revealed most younger males more interested in closeness, trust with a girl


The 'Hobby Lobby Ruling' and What It Means for U.S. Health Care

Some predict challenges to medical practices that conflict with religious beliefs; others dismiss such scenarios as alarmist


Too Few Teens Receive HPV Shot, CDC Says

Agency urges doctors to recommend it along with other routine immunizations


Tough-to-Abuse Formulation of Oxycodone Approved

Targiniq includes naloxone, which blocks euphoric effect if pill is crushed or broken


Young Readers, Tomorrow's Leaders?

Study suggests link between early reading skills and later intelligence