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What Women Need to Know About the Textured Breast Implant Recall

What Women Need to Know About the Textured Breast Implant Recall

Here are the facts on the recent textured breast implant recall, and most importantly, whether you need to worry or not.

Early Signs of Lyme Disease

Early Signs of Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is caused by a bacterium that may be acquired from the bite of an infected tick. Left untreated, the infection can spread throughout the body and cause serious complications.

Here's How the Government Shutdown Could Affect Your Health

Here's How the Government Shutdown Could Affect Your Health

Tainted food, trash-filled parklands and even hungry kids: Public health could be increasingly at risk as the U.S. government shutdown drags into its 21st day.

FDA Approves a New Flu Medication

FDA Approves a New Flu Medication

This year, for the first time in two decades, health care providers will have a new drug to prescribe to patients sick with influenza. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Xofluza in October.

Could Eating a Hot Pepper Send You to the ER?

Could Eating a Hot Pepper Send You to the ER?

A new case report suggests that eating some of the hottest peppers may hurt more than just your mouth.

'One-Stop' Blood Test for Cancer Shows Early Promise

'One-Stop' Blood Test for Cancer Shows Early Promise

In an early step toward "one-stop" screening for cancer, researchers report they've developed a blood test that can detect eight types of the disease.

Feeling Sexually Harassed? You're Not Alone

Feeling Sexually Harassed? You're Not Alone

Before the #MeToo movement and the fall of numerous powerful men accused of sexual harassment, researchers surveyed thousands of women and found the problem to be widespread.

Even Light Drinking May Raise Your Cancer Risk

Even Light Drinking May Raise Your Cancer Risk

Maybe you should skip that glass of wine tonight, because even light drinking increases your risk of cancer, warns a new statement from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).

Who's Likely to Fall for Fake News?

Who's Likely to Fall for Fake News?

Folks who rely on their "gut feelings" to form opinions are more likely to believe fake news than others, researchers report.

Higher Cigarette Taxes May Mean Fewer Infant Deaths

Higher Cigarette Taxes May Mean Fewer Infant Deaths

A new European study finds that when the price of cigarettes rises, infant deaths decline.

Harvey's Wrath Still Poses Risks to Children

Harvey's Wrath Still Poses Risks to Children

Safety measures must be a priority for children returning to Houston and other communities affected by flooding from Hurricane Harvey, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Harvey's Floodwaters Harbor Many Health Hazards

Harvey's Floodwaters Harbor Many Health Hazards

Texans trapped in the unprecedented flooding wrought by Hurricane Harvey now face untold health hazards, officials say.

Medical Reality Catches Up to Science Fiction

Medical Reality Catches Up to Science Fiction

Average folks may one day be able to use a Star Trek-inspired home medical device to diagnose a dozen different ailments and track five major vital signs, all without needing to draw blood or visit a doctor's office.

Do You Overeat? Your Brain Wiring May Be Why

Is This Why You Overeat?

People whose brains are wired to produce a more muted response to food may ultimately compensate by eating more.

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New Health Care Bill Clears House Committees

Two key House panels on Thursday cleared the Republicans' plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, amid growing backlash from consumer and medical groups that oppose the GOP plan.

Have Americans Given Up on Losing Weight?

Have Americans Given Up on Losing Weight?

More Americans are overweight or obese, but many have given up on trying to lose those excess pounds, a new study shows.

Spotting Eating Disorders in Loved Ones

Spotting Eating Disorders in Loved Ones

It can be difficult for family and friends to detect these problems, a doctor warns. Meta Keywords: family, anorexia, bulimia, weight loss, eating disorders, binge eating disorder, family members, eating disorder specialist, signs of binge eating disorder

Colon Cancer on the Rise Among Gen Xers, Millennials

Colon Cancer on the Rise Among Gen Xers, Millennials

Americans in their early 50s and younger—Gen Xers and millennials—are experiencing significant increases in colon and rectal cancer, a new study reports.

Fruits and Veggies for Longevity

10 Daily Servings of Fruits, Veggies a Recipe for Longevity

If you want to add years to your life, 10 daily servings of fruits and vegetables may be the best recipe you can follow, a new analysis suggests.

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U.S. Life Expectancy On the Rise

By 2030, American women will live an average of more than 83 years, while men may reach an average of 80, a new study estimates.

Yoga Injuries

Serious Yoga Injuries, Though Rare, Are on the Rise

More and more Americans have been taking up yoga in recent years—and their rate of yoga-related injuries has also climbed, a new study finds.

Psoriasis May Be Genetically Linked to Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes

Psoriasis May Be Genetically Linked to Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes

Danish researchers found that people with type 2 diabetes had more than 50 percent greater odds of having psoriasis compared to people without diabetes.

Bullying Can Turn Victims Into Bullies

A combination of face-to-face taunting and cyberbullying may greatly increase the risk that victims will become bullies themselves, a new study suggests.

Can Psychotherapy Before Drugs Help Insomnia?

People with long-term sleep troubles should turn to a form of psychotherapy to reboot normal sleeping patterns before trying sleeping pills, the American College of Physicians recommends.