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Early Treatment With Flu Antivirals May Shorten Seniors' Hospital Stay

Study found it also cut need for more care after discharge

Electrical Bursts to Pancreatic Cancer Cells May Help Fight Tumor

Study found procedure improved survival for people with stage 3 disease

Health Highlights: Sept. 3, 2015
  • Liberia is Ebola-Free: WHO

  • White House Moves to Prevent Health Care Discrimination Against Transgender People

  • Daily Pill Prevents HIV Infection: Study

  • End of Tobacco Sales at CVS Reduces Overall Smoking Rates: Study

  • Boston Bans Smokeless Tobacco at Ballfields

Health Tip: If Your Child Chooses Unhealthy Foods

Suggestions to help break the habit

Health Tip: Shoe Inserts May Help Pain

Some popular types of inserts

Mentally Ill Inmates Prone to Violence After Release: Study

Researchers also see trouble for those with substance-abuse problems; call for social support plus psychiatric care

More High School Athletes Using 'Dip' and 'Chew,' CDC Finds

Experts think ban on smokeless tobacco among pro athletes might help curb use among kids

Needle-Exchange Program Curbed HIV Spread, Study Finds

Washington, D.C.-based effort also saved $44 million in potential disease treatment costs over 2 years

One-Third of U.S. Kids With ADHD Diagnosed Before Age 6: Report

But researchers add that few valid tests exist to support diagnosis in children that young

Research Spots Link Between Agent Orange, Blood Cancer in Vietnam Vets

Exposed veterans have higher rates of precursor condition to multiple myeloma, study shows

Treatments for Brain Cancer Take Heavy Toll on the Brain

Brain volume dropped, other structural changes seen in small study

West Nile Virus Most Common Mosquito-Borne Illness in U.S.

Cases aren't increasing, but persistent, infectious-disease expert says

X-Rays, Other Scans Generally Safe in Pregnancy: Report

Researchers seek to reassure concerned mothers-to-be and their doctors

Could Common Diabetes Drugs Help Fight Leukemia?

Combining glitazones with standard treatment improved survival in small study

Health Highlights: Sept. 2, 2015
  • Rare Poliovirus Cases in Ukraine Concern WHO

  • Man's Severely Burned Hand Saved by Implanting It in His Belly

  • Frozen Corn Recalled Due to Possible Listeria

Light From Smartphones, Tablets May Lower Sleep Hormone in Kids

Finding suggests use of electronic devices before bedtime could delay slumber

More Americans Getting Knees Replaced, And at Younger Ages

Procedure rate nearly doubled between 2000-2010, CDC statistics show

More Men With Breast Cancer Having Second Breast Removed

Trend mirrors the one seen in women, researchers say

Type 2 Diabetes Linked to More Alzheimer's Brain 'Tangles'

Obesity might also be behind the increase, researchers say

Younger Women With Diabetes More Vulnerable to Heart Attack: Study

Smoking another risk factor for this age group, researchers say

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