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Widely Used Heartburn Drugs Linked to Dementia Risk

Research finds association among users over age 75, but can't prove the medications cause memory problems.

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Do Your Knees Buckle? You May Be at Risk for a Fall

Improving strength and balance may help.

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Gene Discovery Could Lead to New Lyme Disease Test

Researchers say patients have tell-tale genetic signatures, even after taking antibiotics.

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Parents: Teens Are Dying from Homemade "Dewshine"

Could your teen be experimenting with this mix of racing fuel and Mountain Dew?

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Why Americans Have Shorter Lifespans Than People in Similar Nations

Study finds shootings, crashes and drug overdoses contribute to a 2-year gap in life expectancy.

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Breast Cancer Survivors Vulnerable for Thyroid Tumors, and Vice Versa

Doctors and patients should know of increased risk, expert says.

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Your BMI May Not Be a Good Measure of Your Health

Authors warn against using body size as sole measure of good health, but other experts cite risks of too much weight.


Bear Belly Might Hold Clues to Obesity in Humans

Researchers find alterations in gut microbes at different times of year.

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For Super Bowl Fans, Flu Can Be an Unwanted Catch

Study finds spike in deaths among seniors who live in areas with teams in the game.

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Study Pits Antiperspirants Against Underarm Bacteria

Grooming products seem to disrupt the bacterial 'community', but it's not clear if that's good or bad.

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Air Pollution Linked to Risk of Preterm Birth

Study doesn't prove cause-and-effect, but researchers believe the association is significant.

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Study Links Diabetes, Obesity in Moms-to-Be to Higher Autism Risk in Kids

Combination may nearly quadruple risk, researchers say, but their review did not prove cause-and-effect.

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Hepatitis C Reported at 19 Dialysis Clinics, says the CDC

Health officials blame lapses in infection control practices.

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Red Cross Needs Blood Donors After East Coast Storm

Many drives were canceled for bad weather, but donations are desperately sought.

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Women's Heart Attacks Are Different Than Men's, Experts Stress

American Heart Association points out critical differences in new scientific statement.