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1 in 8 U.S. Kids Not Protected Against Measles: Report

Researchers point to lower vaccination rates in explaining the troubling trend

Americans Spend More on Health Care, But Fare Worse: Report

Comparison with 12 industrialized nations shows more money spent, but life expectancy is lowest

Carrots Do Help Aging Eyes, Study Shows

Leafy greens, brightly colored veggies such as orange peppers also may stave off macular degeneration

Colonoscopy Findings Fade Quickly From Memory

Study found the more time between checks, the less likely patients remembered the results

Elephants' Cancer-Crushing Secrets May Someday Help People

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

Health Highlights: Oct. 8, 2015
  • Almost 2 Million Boxes of Cheerios Recalled

Health Tip: Is Your Baby's Crib Safe?

Make sure it's up to date

Health Tip: Stop Late-Night Snacking

And avoid those extra calories

Low-Income HIV Patients May Be Doing Better on Obamacare

Virginia data show rates of viral suppression rose on federally funded insurance

Risk of Bladder Cancer Rising for Workers in Many Industries

Odds for the disease are also climbing faster among women than men, research shows

Surgeon's Experience Tied to Success of Thyroid Removal: Study

Patients should ask how many of these operations the doctor does each year

Surgery May Raise Survival With Advanced Melanoma: Study

New analysis counters prior notion that tumor removal is useless in such cases, experts say

Whistle … and Walk … While You Work

Small study found a short stroll restored blood flow in legs after hours of sitting in a chair

Health Highlights: Oct. 6, 2015
  • Almost 2 Million Boxes of Cheerios Recalled

Health Tip: Make Good Gluten-Free Choices

Gluten-free doesn't necessarily mean healthy

Health Tip: Teaching Kids to Wash Hands

A good habit that could help prevent illness

Medical Marijuana Seems Safe for Chronic Pain Patients, Study Finds

And the drug modestly reduced people's pain scores

Sex May Boost Female Immune System to Aid Fertility

Effect appears to work regardless of when in a woman's cycle sex occurs, study finds

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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