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College Football Player's Autopsy May Offer Clues to Brain Trauma

Early death of Michael Keck provides researchers rare window to study chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

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It's Not Too Late to Get a Flu Shot

Influenza activity usually peaks in January or February, FDA says.

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Hospitals' Brain Death Policies Vary Dramatically, Study Finds

Researchers fear organ donations might drop if potential donors don't think proper steps are taken every time.

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Is the "No-Shampoo" Trend a Healthy One?

Experts say experimenting with longer times between washing is a personal choice

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New Rules for Mammograms, Tanning Beds Top Health News of 2015

Female libido pill, measles outbreaks and vaccine controversy also made headlines.

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Weight-Loss Surgery Lowered Risk of Heart Attack, Type 2 Diabetes in Study

British researchers say procedure provides many long-term health benefits.

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Night-Shift Workers May Be Prone to Car Crashes

More than one-third had near misses during driving test after work, small study finds.

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Sudden Cardiac Arrest May Not Be So Sudden

Study found symptoms showed up a month before attack in roughly half of all cases.

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Americans Growing More Concerned About Head Injuries in Football

Limiting aggressive tackles one option favored by many, finds

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Nasal Spray May Give Diabetics Faster Treatment for Low Blood Sugar

Trial found it easier to use than current remedy, an injection.

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Annual Blood Test Might Help Prevent Deaths From Ovarian Cancer

Analyzing results over time can detect harmful changes, study suggests

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More U.S. Kids Have Type 1 Diabetes, But Researchers Don't Know Why

And study found that more are developing kidney problems as a result of their disease.

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Antibiotics Often Enough for Kids' Appendicitis

For early, uncomplicated cases, study found the drugs often cleared up the condition without surgery.

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Seniors Who Head Back to School May Reduce Dementia Risk

Mentally stimulating activity can enhance brain function, researchers say.


Concussions Are Biggest Health Risk to Cheerleaders

As sport becomes more competitive, stunts become more dangerous, but injury rates still low, study finds.