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Asthma May Raise Risk for Abdominal Aneurysm

Airway disease also linked to greater rupture risk in body's main artery, study suggests


CDC Offering Zika Virus Tests for Pregnant Women

Two U.S. women who contracted the virus while abroad suffered miscarriages, according to reports


CDC Reports Link Between Zika Virus and Microcephaly in Brazil

And two U.S. women who contracted the virus while abroad suffered miscarriages, according to reports


Flu Hits Poor Neighborhoods the Hardest, Study Shows

Low economic status doubles your chances of hospitalization, no matter your race, researchers find


Gains in Kids' Health Coverage Continue, But Many Still Uninsured

23 states had declines in number of uninsured kids in 2014, and none had significant increases, study finds


Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses Still Poorly Understood: Report

VA-sponsored study says people should be monitored for ALS, cancer and other diseases that take years to develop


Health Highlights: Feb. 11, 2016
  • Philip Morris Doesn't Have to Pay for Smokers' Lung Cancer Screenings: Court

  • All-Male Committee Upholds Utah Sales Tax on Feminine Hygiene Products

  • Second Trimester Abortion Method Targeted in Several States

  • Low Cancer Risk from Lumber Liquidators' Flooring: Report


Health Tip: Eat Wisely During Cancer Treatment

The immune system is weaker


Health Tip: Plan Family Meals and Exercise

Stay healthier together


Impotence Not an Inevitable Part of Aging

Experts advise men to check with a doctor to rule out diseases or medications that may cause the problem


More Young Breast Cancer Patients Getting Gene Test

New study finds nearly all women under 40 at diagnosis are opting for BRCA evaluation


Neanderthal DNA May Play Role in Modern Human Health

Genetic legacy can affect risk for nicotine addiction, depression, blood clots and stroke, research suggests


New Mental Challenges Can Sharpen Aging Brain: Study

Older adults who learned demanding skills showed better memory power than those who had no active learning


Overactive Thyroid Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

But researchers added that their study did not prove cause-and-effect


Study Counters Stereotypes About Native Americans and Alcohol

They're less likely to drink than whites, and have similar rates of problem drinking, survey finds


Study Links Child Abuse, Neglect to Earlier Onset of Bipolar Disorder

Researchers also found greater risk of suicide and more severe manic and depressive symptoms


Valentine's Day Can Still Be Sweet for Loved Ones With Diabetes

Flowers, jewelry or an outdoor excursion can make the holiday romantic, expert says


Varied Diets May Not Curb Childhood Obesity, Study Suggests

Kids given more food diversity might be heavier, researchers find


Weakened Knees a Big Cause of Falls for Older People: Study

But treatments to improve strength, balance may guard against injuries, disability, researchers say