Facebook posts may hint at depression
Facebook posts may hint at depression

People may rely on social media such as Facebook to showcase the highlights of their lives, like vacations. But new research suggests the language they use in posts might also help predict depression.

Bug behind stomach cancer also linked to colon cancer
Bug behind stomach cancer also linked to colon cancer

The same type of bacteria that causes stomach cancer may also increase colon cancer risk, especially in black Americans, a new study finds.

Therapy dogs can spread MRSA, but antibacterials help prevent the danger
Therapy dogs can spread MRSA, but antibacterials help prevent the danger

While therapy dogs can help ease anxiety for kids with cancer, they may also carry antibiotic-resistant bacteria that can put patients at risk for serious infections.

Flu shot in pregnancy lowers risk of flu hospitalization
Flu shot in pregnancy lowers risk of flu hospitalization

The flu shot reduces a pregnant woman's risk of hospitalization for flu by 40 percent, new research shows.

Skip the cold meds for kids under 6, experts say
Skip the cold meds for kids under 6, experts say

School is in full swing, and with it comes a plethora of colds passed back and forth among kids.

Hey home exercisers, sometimes gym classes offer added benefits
Hey home exercisers, sometimes gym classes offer added benefits

There's nothing like the convenience of working out at home or going for a walk on your schedule.

Flu shot in pregnancy lowers risk of flu hospitalization
Flu shot in pregnancy lowers risk of flu hospitalization

The flu shot reduces a pregnant woman's risk of hospitalization for flu by 40 percent, new research shows.

Skip the cold meds for kids under 6, experts say
Skip the cold meds for kids under 6, experts say

School is in full swing, and with it comes a plethora of colds passed back and forth among kids.

Hey home exercisers, sometimes gym classes offer added benefits
Hey home exercisers, sometimes gym classes offer added benefits

There's nothing like the convenience of working out at home or going for a walk on your schedule.

Can intermittent fasting help reverse type 2 diabetes?
Can intermittent fasting help reverse type 2 diabetes?

Occasional fasting may help control type 2 diabetes, a small Canadian study suggests.

Smoggy air tied to higher odds for mouth cancers
Smoggy air tied to higher odds for mouth cancers

Living in urban areas with heavy air pollution could increase your risk for mouth cancer, a new study says.

Seniors, take steps to reduce your risk of falling
Seniors, take steps to reduce your risk of falling

One in four Americans 65 and older falls each year, with some ending up in hospitals or even dying. But new research suggests that it's possible to avoid some of these serious injuries.

Hospital privacy curtains may be home to dangerous germs
Hospital privacy curtains may be home to dangerous germs

Privacy curtains in hospital rooms can collect dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria, researchers report.

Four myths about breast cancer debunked
Four myths about breast cancer debunked

There are four common myths about breast cancer that can affect prevention and treatment of the most common type of cancer in American women, an oncologist says.

One-third of 'gluten-free' restaurant foods in U.S. are not: study
One-third of 'gluten-free' restaurant foods in U.S. are not: study

If you're gluten-sensitive, watch out: One-third of the "gluten-free" foods sold in U.S. restaurants actually contain trace levels of the substance, new research suggests.

Clinical trials need more volunteers
Clinical trials need more volunteers

Although clinical trials are the only way to test the mettle of new drugs and medical devices, just 1 percent of Americans participate in such trials, research experts say.

Does aspirin help prevent liver cancer?
Does aspirin help prevent liver cancer?

Take two aspirins and reduce your risk of liver cancer? New research suggests this weekly routine might help.

Drowsy driving as risky as drunk driving
Drowsy driving as risky as drunk driving

Getting too little sleep at night? If so, your odds for a car crash are rising, new research suggests.

Working out when under the weather
Working out when under the weather

Every now and then you might not feel well enough to exercise and decide to skip a workout. Here's how to stay in the game

Getting your medical records might not be easy
Getting your medical records might not be easy

U.S. patients face numerous roadblocks when trying to access their medical records at the nation's top hospitals, a new study finds.

How much he sleeps may affect his stroke risk
How much he sleeps may affect his stroke risk

Getting too little or too much sleep can affect stroke risk, depending on a man's race, researchers say.

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Brain scans suggest pain of fibromyalgia isn't imaginary
Brain scans suggest pain of fibromyalgia isn't imaginary

People with fibromyalgia have widespread inflammation in their brains, new research reveals.

Path to obesity may start in preschool
Path to obesity may start in preschool

Preschoolers who quickly pack on pounds may be at particular risk of becoming obese teenagers, a large new study finds.

Acne's stigma can take a big mental toll
Acne's stigma can take a big mental toll

The impact of acne is more than skin-deep, and often disrupts sleep and well-being, scientists have found.

What did Americans eat today? A third would say fast food
What did Americans eat today? A third would say fast food

Americans' love affair with fast food continues, with 1 in every 3 adults chowing down on the fare on any given day.

Does less-invasive surgery make sense for you?
Does less-invasive surgery make sense for you?

Among the most significant advances in surgery has been the development of laparoscopic -- or minimally invasive -- procedures.

For pain relief, why not try drug-free alternatives
For pain relief, why not try drug-free alternatives

Pain sends more people to the doctor than any other ailment. But if you don't want relief from a medicine bottle -- or when that relief isn't enough -- consider complementary and integrative health approaches

Therapeutic vaccine shows promise against a range of cancers
Therapeutic vaccine shows promise against a range of cancers

A personalized vaccine held an aggressive group of cancers in check among more than half of patients who received it in a small, preliminary trial, researchers report.

One football rule change might lower concussion risk
One football rule change might lower concussion risk

The most dangerous play in football can be rendered safer through a simple rule change, a new study out of the Ivy League suggests.

Common diabetes meds may raise odds for amputation
Common diabetes meds may raise odds for amputation

People with type 2 diabetes who are taking common drugs called diuretics may be at a significantly increased risk of losing a foot or leg, according to a new French study.

3 ways to tame food temptations
3 ways to tame food temptations

Losing weight often comes down to changing the patterns and habits that led to overeating. And that usually takes self-control, or the ability to resist temptation.

Colds especially bad? Your nose might be to blame
Colds especially bad? Your nose might be to blame

For people suffering from a cold, the severity of their symptoms may be linked to the mix of bacteria that inhabit their nose.

Will a defibrillator 'vest' protect recent heart attack patients?
Will a defibrillator 'vest' protect recent heart attack patients?

Wearable defibrillators do not lower the chances of dying from sudden cardiac arrest among high-risk patients who've just had a heart attack, a new investigation concludes.

Doctors use bacteria as weapon against cancer
Doctors use bacteria as weapon against cancer

It's a perfect case of the enemy of my enemy is my friend.

Diet tips that go beyond calorie cutting
Diet tips that go beyond calorie cutting

Calories in must be less than calories out -- that's the basic rule of dieting.

Don't turn a blind eye to vision problems
Don't turn a blind eye to vision problems

Your eyes are subject to a wide variety of health conditions, from minor annoyances to serious chronic diseases and even cancer.

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