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Death Rates From Major Illnesses Fall in U.S.

Prevention key to continued progress in fighting cancer, heart disease and diabetes, researchers say.

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U.S. Task Force Urges Broader Screening for Type 2 Diabetes

Group advises testing overweight, obese people aged 40 to 70 for abnormal blood sugar.

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Unexpected Severe Allergic Reactions Strike Many Schools

Study found 1 in 10 dealt with anaphylaxis case in 2013, 22 percent were kids with no known allergies.

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Doctors Key to Stopping Child Hunger

American Academy of Pediatrics statement says all kids should be screened for signs of malnutrition

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Antibiotics Might Cause Weight Gain in Kids

Study finds link between repeated use in children and slightly higher weights in teen years.

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"Green" Public Housing May Help Families Breathe Easier

Rates of asthma attacks lower in specially designed buildings.

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Women Should Get Annual Mammograms Starting at Age 45

New guidelines place greater emphasis on approach of menopause.

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No Amount of Alcohol Safe During Pregnancy, Doctors Say

American Academy of Pediatrics issues new warning to women of childbearing age.

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Tribal Study Finds Short Sleep Not Just Curse of Modern Living

3 hunter-gatherer peoples get an average of just 6.5 hours of shut-eye a night, study finds.

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Should the Annual Physical Be Scrapped?

Harvard doctors argue for and against this medical ritual.

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New Study Finds Job Stress May Be Tied to Stroke Risk

Those with demanding jobs and little control seem most vulnerable.

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Unusual MRSA Germ Strikes NFL Player

Infections by the 'superbug' down significantly in recent years, CDC says

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Minority Women Get Worse Breast Cancer Care, Regardless of Tumor Type

Black or Hispanic women are more likely to be diagnosed later and go without recommended treatments.

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Child Safety Seats Often Incompatible With Cars

Parents should take measurements to ensure seats fit properly inside vehicle.

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Many Americans Traveling Abroad Lack Key Vaccinations

Outbreaks of measles, hepatitis A could be prevented if people were fully immunized, researchers say.