Health

Smartphone App Tells You When to Stop Drinking
Two women have a drink and look at a smartphone
July 6th, 2015
A new app can help you keep track of your not-so-healthy habits.
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Low Testosterone May Raise Depression Risk
A man sits in a dark office, looking depressed.
July 6th, 2015
Men's testosterone levels may be linked with their risk of depression, a new study finds.
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Overweight Colorectal Cancer Patients Survive Longer
colon, colonoscopy, colon cancer risk
July 2nd, 2015
People with colorectal cancer may live longer if they are overweight or obese, rather than thin, a new study finds.
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When Did Women Start to Outlive Men?
July 6th, 2015
It's well known that women live longer than men, but this wasn't always the case: A new study finds that differences between men and women's life expectancies began to emerge in the late 1800s.
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Driving with a Marijuana High: How Dangerous Is It?
Leaves of the marijuana plant
July 6th, 2015
Driving while high may not be perfectly safe, but it's actually much better than driving while drunk, research suggests.
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Ebola Returns to Liberia: Where Did It Come From, and Could It Spread?
Health care workers put on protective gear before entering an Ebola treatment unit in Liberia during the 2014 Ebola outbreak..
July 2nd, 2015
The return of Ebola cases to Liberia is worrisome, and raises questions about whether the country was really free of the disease to begin with, experts say.
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Should Placebos Be Used to 'Treat' Patients?
A bottle of pills
July 1st, 2015
Placebos can make people feel better, so why not use them?
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Child's Mysterious Paralysis Tied to New Virus
Enteroviruses
July 6th, 2015
Mysterious cases of paralysis in U.S. children over the last year have researchers searching for the cause of the illness. Now, a new study suggests that a new strain of a poliolike virus may be responsible for some of the cases.
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First US Measles Death in 12 Years: How Was It Missed?
July 2nd, 2015
A woman in Washington state is the first person to die of measles in the United States in a dozen years, but how did doctors miss her diagnosis.
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10,000 Monitored for Ebola in US Over Fall & Winter
This map shows the number of people monitored for symptoms of Ebola in each state between November 2014 and March 2015.
July 2nd, 2015
More than 10,000 people in the United States were monitored for symptoms of Ebola this past fall and winter, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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