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Love Chocolate? Potato Chips? Your Genes Might Be to Blame

Study findings may someday lead to more individualized diet advice, researcher says


Timing of Lunch, Recess May Determine What Kids Eat

Study found children who ate first consumed more vegetables, while those who played first wasted less food


Could Breast Milk Tests Replace Mammograms?

Scientists hope to improve breast cancer screening of younger women


150-Year-Old Drug May Shorten 'Off' Time for Parkinson's Patients

Study finds apomorphine cuts the time until levodopa kicks in for those with advanced disease


At What Age Can Kids Safely Cross the Street?

In simulated experiments, the task was too tough for children younger than 14


Cleaning, Greening Vacant Lots May Help Fight Crime

Fighting urban blight sends message that residents are paying close attention to the neighborhood


Health Highlights: April 21, 2017
  • Cherokee Nation Sues Drug Distributors, Retailers Over Opioid Crisis

  • No Change in George H.W. Bush's Condition

  • New Mosquito Control Approach Field Tested in Florida

  • Banquet Chicken Nuggets with Mac & Cheese Recalled



Health Tip: Pregnant Women Need Omega-3 Fats

Fish low in mercury are safest


Home Birth Safe for Some, But Not All, Women

Certain factors make home delivery too chancy, pregnancy experts say


Many Students Reluctant to Use Asthma Inhalers at School

Survey suggests it's one reason why many children have poor control of their condition


Moms-to-Be Are Heeding Store Warnings About Alcohol

Drinking down 11 percent in states where liquor retailers must post signs, study finds


Opioid Abusers at Higher Death Risk When Addiction Specialists Not Part of Care

As treatment shifts to primary care doctors and hospitals, new strategies may be needed, researchers say


Stop and Smell the Roses at Work

Meanness in the office can spread faster than the common cold


When to Pick the Nose in a Medical Emergency

Instead of shots, some ERs are giving patients medicine through the nostrils, researchers say


You Can Probably Credit Your Genes for These Facial Features

Twins study found DNA most at play for nose's tip, area around lips, cheekbones


Young Adults With Autism Need Help Managing Money: Study

Many feel unprepared to handle responsibilities such as paying bills on their own


Do Diet Sodas Pose Health Risks?

Study suggests -- but does not prove -- a possible link to stroke, dementia


Don't Give Kids Medicines With Codeine, Tramadol: FDA

Agency strengthens warning labels on these medications to address dangers


Health Highlights: April 20, 2017
  • NYC to Raise Cigarette Prices to Highest in U.S.

  • Obama Funding to Fight Opioid Abuse to be Handed Out by Trump Administration

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