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Infections, Not Clumsiness, Cause Many Falls

Illness can lower blood pressure, lead to dizziness, researchers say.

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Elephants' Cancer-Crushing Secrets May Someday Help People

Humans carry the same protective gene, but in a less aggressive form, study says.

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Suicide Risk May Rise for Some After Weight-Loss Surgery

Expert says that the life changes that follow can make it hard for these patients to cope.

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New Antibiotic-Resistant "Superbug" an Emerging Threat, CDC Says

Evidence of CRE found in seven U.S. cities monitored by researchers.

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Height May Be Linked to Increased Cancer Risk, Study Contends

But experts stress only an association was found, and there's no proof being tall causes disease.

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Higher-Protein Diet May Help Some With Type 2 Diabetes

Study finds benefit for those with gene variant related to vitamin D metabolism.

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Earlier Hormone Therapy May Pose Less Risk for Menopausal Women

Starting treatment around onset of menopause seems to lower heart disease risk.

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Toppling TVs a Risk to Kids

Three-fourths of injuries occurred when children weren't closely supervised.

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Sweetened Drinks May Damage the Heart

Added sugars raise the risk of heart attack and stroke.

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Retirement Might Not Agree With Your Health

Report found seniors who stayed in the workforce were better off physically.

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Fidgeting Might Be Good for Your Health

Having the jitters may undercut some of the negative effects of prolonged sitting.

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Most Americans Will Experience At Least 1 Diagnostic Error

In some cases the consequences can be severe.

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Adult Obesity Rate Tops 30 Percent in Half of States

Highest rates found in the South and Midwest.

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Natural Surroundings May Promote Sound Sleep

Time to get outside.

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This Year's Flu Vaccine Should Be Better Match, Says CDC

Americans 6 months of age and older encouraged to get vaccinated.