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Adults Who've Abused Alcohol May Be at Risk for Memory Problems

Researchers say long-term consequences are little-known

Annual COPD Costs To Hit $49 Billion by 2020: CDC

Each year, almost 135,000 die from smoking-related chronic lung disease, experts say

Could a Blood Test Predict Suicide Risk?

Certain gene-based chemical changes seem to accompany suicidal behavior, study finds

Even Thinking an Odor is Harmful May Spur Asthma Symptoms

Study finds people's negative expectations can play a role in flare-ups

Extreme Weather Kills 2,000 in U.S. Each Year: CDC

Heat contributes to nearly one-third of those deaths, report finds

Gardens a Center of Calm for People With Dementia

Review found some evidence it helped soothe, distract sufferers, but safeguards important

Health Highlights: July 30, 2014
  • Leading Doctor in Ebola Outbreak Dies From the Disease

Health Tip: Choosing Sunglasses

To help protect your eyes

Health Tip: Monitor a Blister

Check for signs of Infection

Blood Test Might Help Prevent Certain Birth Defects

Test to detect mom-to-be's folate concentration could spot those lacking nutrient for infant development

Brown Recluse Spider Bites on the Rise, Expert Warns

They may sometimes cause serious symptoms that affect the whole body

Dieting at Young Age Often Backfires, Study Says

Researchers find later risk for obesity, alcohol abuse and eating disorders

Fruits, Veggies May Have Their Limits in Boosting Lifespan

Study shows a benefit, but that tapers off after 5 servings per day

Health Highlights: July 29, 2014
  • $1,000 Pill Now Leading Treatment for Hepatitis C

  • Young Soldiers Suffering High Rates of Erectile Dysfunction, Report Finds

Healthy Habits May Slow Cellular Signs of Aging, Study Finds

Pay attention to your lifestyle during stressful times, researcher says

Heart Attack Patients Treated at Night, Weekends May Have Worse Outcomes

Timing of arrival at ER affects how quickly an angioplasty is done, research shows

It's 'Buyer Beware' for Decorative Contact Lenses, FDA Says

Get an eye exam and a valid prescription to help prevent eye damage, experts caution

Less Flexibility Seen in Brain Wiring of Kids With Autism: Study

Scans reveal differences that might explain why transitions are difficult

'Love Hormone' Oxytocin May Help Some With Autism

Study found it boosted ability of certain patients to read facial expressions, nonverbal cues

Wider Face May Give You an Edge in Negotiations

But it's not an asset in matters requiring compromise, study finds

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