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3 hours ago Pediatricians Warn Against Pot Use: Not Your Dad's Marijuana
The advice comes in a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics, published Monday in Pediatrics.
15 hours ago Doctors Can Ask Patients About Guns: Federal Court
A federal appeals court has ruled that Florida doctors can talk to patients about gun safety, declaring a NRA-supported law aimed at restricting such discussions to be a violation of the First Amendment's right to free speech.
15 hours ago Teen Suicide Attempts Fell as Same-Sex Marriage Became Legal
Teen suicide attempts in the U.S. declined after same-sex marriage became legal and the biggest impact was among gay, lesbian and bisexual kids, a study found.
15 hours ago Doctors Test Vaccine Against Mosquito Spit
The NIH has started testing a vaccine designed to protect against all diseases spread by mosquitoes, from Zika to malaria and yellow fever.
15 hours ago Testosterone Gel Didn't Help Men's Memories
Testosterone treatment did not improve older men's memory or mental function, researchers said Tuesday.
15 hours ago Cats Cleared of Causing Mental Illness
Your kitty is in the clear: People who grow up with cats are no more likely than anyone else to develop mental illness, British researchers say.
15 hours ago David Cassidy Reveals Dementia: I 'Always Knew This Was Coming'
The onetime star of "The Partridge Family" reportedly struggled to remember the lyrics to songs during a weekend concert in California.
15 hours ago Opioid Addicts Worry About Losing Obamacare
Obamacare brought health coverage to millions of Americans. It's saved the lives of those caught up in the opioid addiction epidemic.
15 hours ago GOP Obamacare Plans May Cost Older Americans
Some Republican plans for tweaking Obamacare could mean much higher health insurance premiums for Americans over 50.
15 hours ago Best RX After Breast Cancer? Exercise
Want to keep breast cancer from coming back? Exercise is the best way, studies show.
15 hours ago New Group Takes on Drug Prices and Big Pharma
It's a good time to be an advocate for lower drug prices. A cancer patient with a $26,000 per month drug bill thinks he's right for the cause.
15 hours ago Could Infections Cause Autism?
A new study supports the argument that infections during pregnancy may cause some cases of autism.
15 hours ago Addicts Given Opioids Alongside Treatment, Study Finds
Two-thirds of people prescribed a drug usually used to treat opioid addiction get more of the addictive drugs after treatment, researchers say.
15 hours ago Boehner Gives Obamacare Repeal Long Odds
If Republicans repeal Obamacare without a substitute, "anything that happens is your fault. You broke it," former House Speaker John Boehner said.
15 hours ago New Drugs May Stop Migraines Before They Start
Relief may be on the horizon for people suffering from migraines.
15 hours ago Deadly Heroin Overdoses Quadrupled in Last 5 Years
The number of deadly heroin overdoses in the United States more than quadrupled from 2010 to 2015, a government agency said Friday.
15 hours ago GOP Draft Health Care Bill Cuts Medicaid, Insurance Subsidies
A GOP draft bill to begin repealing and replacing Obamacare includes cuts in spending on Medicaid, increases on top-shelf health plans.
15 hours ago Superbugs Grow in Hospital Plumbing: Study
Antibiotic-resistant superbug bacteria grow up hospital drains and can splash out into sinks and onto counters, researchers reported Friday.
15 hours ago Trans Students Face 'Detrimental' Health Effects Without Fed Protection
Health professionals fear the Trump administration's decision to rescind past guidance on trans protections could lead to 'detrimental' health effects for trans kids.
15 hours ago Company 'Pauses' Launch of $89,000 Muscular Dystrophy Drug
A drugmaker fiven FDA approval to market a generic drug for muscular dystrophy has 'paused' rollout after an outcry over its $89,000-a-year price tag.
Yesterday Flu Vaccine Protects Only About Half, CDC Says
The CDC says the current flu vaccine protects only about half of people from infection.
Feb 24 Stop Calling Trump Mentally Ill, Psychiatrist Says
It's not a personality disorder if you just landed the most important job in the world, one psychiatrist points out. He should know. He wrote the book.
Feb 23 Brain Scans Detect Signs of Autism in Babies Before Age 1
It may be possible to detect autism in babies before their first birthdays, a much earlier diagnosis than ever before, a small new study finds.
Feb 22 First Trump ACA Rule Aimed at Calming Health Insurers
The Trump administration issued its first Obamacare regulation Wednesday - one aimed at calming down jittery health insurance companies.
Feb 22 Merck Drops Test on Alzheimer's Drug
A drug company has stopped one big test of an Alzheimer's drug because it's not helping patients.
Feb 22 Rare Disease Makes Woman Allergic to Her Husband
A rare and progressive immunological disease has forced 30-year-old Johanna Watkins to live in isolation in her home.
Feb 22 Would You Want to Know the Future If You Could? Most Say No
Most people don't want to know what life has in store for them — whether the future brings good things or bad, a new study finds.
Feb 22 Newborns vs. Toddlers: 6 Big Ways They Differ
One day it's sponge baths in the sink and the next you're cleaning "Paw Patrol" training toothpaste spittle off the bathroom mirror.
Feb 21 OK to Edit Baby DNA for Health Only, Experts Say
It would be all right to permanently edit the genes of babies so long as researchers were doing it for the health of the children, experts said.
Feb 21 Study Gets to the Roots of Baldness
Researchers searching for the genetic roots of baldness say they've found more than 280 different genes are involved.