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3 hours ago College Kids Liked Pot More than Cigarettes in 2014: Study
College kids smoked marijuana more regularly in 2014 than cigarettes, a survey published Tuesday by researchers at the University of Michigan found.









6 hours ago Rare Brain Disease Caused by Cousin of Mad Cow Culprit
A rare, incurable brain disorder that resembles Parkinson's disease is caused by a mutant protein similar to the prions that cause mad cow disease.









9 hours ago Rare Brain Disease is Caused by Cousin of Mad Cow Agent, Study Finds
A rare, incurable brain disorder that resembles Parkinson's disease is caused by a mutant protein similar to the prions that cause mad cow disease.









9 hours ago Sleep Fights Colds, Study Finds
People who regularly sleep six hours or less each night are four times more likely to get a cold than people who sleep an hour longer, a study finds.









12 hours ago 'Happy Meals' Bill Could Help Kids, Researchers Say
A proposal that would force New York City's fast food restaurants to make their kids-themed meals healthier might actually have some benefit.









12 hours ago Give Peanuts to Babies, Pediatricians Advise
Giving peanut products to babies before they're a year old may help prevent allergies from developing later, pediatricians said Monday.









18 hours ago When Should You Have the 'Booze Talk' With Your Kids?
Parents and doctors need to talk to kids about drinking before the children try their first sip, the main pediatricians' group says.









Yesterday Have the 'Booze Talk' By Age 9, Pediatricians' Group Advises
Parents and doctors need to talk to kids about drinking before the children try their first sip, the main pediatricians' group says.









Yesterday Is Eating Fish Every Day Recommended?
With government guidelines urging everyone to eat fish twice a week for heart and brain benefits, you might wonder: If two days of fish is good, is eating fish every day even better?









Aug 29 Legionnaires' Disease Confirmed at California Prison
San Quentin Prison officials on Friday confirmed at least one case of Legionnaires' disease on prison premises.









Aug 29 Are Nurse Practitioners a Replacement for Doctors?
Patients are increasingly turning to nurse practitioners instead of physicians for a less expensive healthcare alternative.









Aug 28 Diabetes Drugs Can Cause Severe Joint Pain, FDA Warns
An entire class of diabetes drugs can cause severe and disabling joint pain, the Food and Drug Administration cautioned patients on Friday.The drugs,









Aug 27 Sterilization Lapse Puts Kids At Risk
Seattle Children's Hospital Bellevue Clinic says thousands of young patients may have been put at risk of Hepatitis and HIV infections due to a failure to follow proper cleaning procedures. KING's Jesse Knutson reports.









Aug 27 Scientists Work on New 'Liquid Biopsy' for Breast Cancer
British scientists say they've got a promising new blood test that might warn breast cancer patients that they're about to have a relapse.It's the lat









Aug 27 CDC Sometimes Struggles to See Who's Not Vaccinated
Almost all U.S. kids get at least one vaccine by the time they start school, federal officials reported Thursday. But while a lot of media coverage ha









Aug 27 Why is Psychology So Hard to Study?
Scientific studies involving psychology are really hard to replicate.









Aug 27 School Lunches Getting Better — Healthier, Anyway
Meals served at public schools are getting better for kids' health, federal officials said Thursday.









Aug 27 FaceTime Hits The NICU!
Technology helps mothers who can't be in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit bond with premature babies. KUSA's Steve Staeger reports.









Aug 27 FDA to Cigarette Makers: Your Products Aren't 'Natural'
The FDA scolded makers of three brands of cigarettes for labels saying they are "natural" or "additive-free".









Aug 27 The 9/11 'Dust Lady' Died, but What About the Others?
The stomach cancer that killed 9/11 survivor Marcy Borders is one of dozens covered by a federal fund for survivors of the attack and disaster that followed.









Aug 27 Fund That Covers 9/11 Survivors Is Due to Expire
The stomach cancer that killed 9/11 survivor Marcy Borders is one of dozens covered by a federal fund for survivors of the attack and disaster that followed.









Aug 26 Boy Leaves Hospital With New Hands
The first child to ever get a double hand transplant went home from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Wednesday, hands bandaged but working.









Aug 26 Pot Doesn't Shrink Brains, But It May Change Them
Marijuana doesn't appear to shrink important regions of the brains of users, but a study published Wednesday shows something possibly more subtle and









Aug 26 2 Million Pounds of Oscar Mayer Turkey Bacon Recalled
More than 2 million pounds of Oscar Mayer turkey bacon has been recalled after people reported becoming unwell after eating certain items.









Aug 25 Don't Forget, Omega-3 Pills Don't Help Memory: Study
The study may dispel the belief that taking omega-3 supplements can protect the brain from cognitive decline and dementia.









Aug 25 CDC to Doctors: Keep an Eye Out for Plague
Doctors should think about the possibility of plague when they see patients with flu-like symptoms this summer, the CDC advises.









Aug 25 Clothes Carry Germs into Newborn ICU
Parents and other people who come to visit babies in the newborn intensive care unit are sometimes carrying a potentially deadly germ on their clothin









Aug 25 Doc Called 'Greedy Conman' Takes Leave After NBC Report
Dr. Sean Orr, the subject of an NBC News investigation, says he wants to focus on his family and his legal problems.









Aug 25 Ice Bucket Challenge: Here's What Happened to the Money
A year ago, the Internet was inundated with what may have been the online equivalent of the largest chain letter ever — the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.









Aug 24 Tardy Tax Filers Risk Losing Health Insurance Subsidies
The next few days are crucial for hundreds of thousands of customers at risk of losing financial aid when they renew coverage for 2016.