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40 States, District of Columbia Reporting Respiratory Virus That Targets Kids

Health officials also investigating whether germ is tied to cases of muscle weakness in 9 Colorado children

ADHD Can Hamper School Performance as Early as 2nd Grade, Study Says

Researchers report problems with reading, math, social skills

After-School Exercise Yields Brain Gains: Study

Findings suggest physical education, recess may improve academic success

American Doctor Exposed to Ebola Admitted to NIH Hospital

The patient was working in West Africa; not clear if infection occurred

Antibiotic Use Before Age 2 Might Raise Obesity Risk, Study Says

Researchers suspect broad-spectrum versions change makeup of microbes in gut

Doctors' Group Issues Painkiller Guidelines

Narcotics too risky in many cases, American Academy of Neurology says

Drug Gives Big Survival Boost Against Type of Advanced Breast Cancer

Women with HER2-positive tumors gained an average 16 more months of life with Perjeta, study finds

Emotional Life Lingers for Alzheimer's Patients, Even as Memory Fades

Study found that feelings tied to a loved one's visits remain, even if patient soon fails to recall the event

Health Highlights: Sept. 29, 2014
  • Tobacco Companies' Strong Warnings on E-Cigs Raise Eyebrows

  • Drug Greatly Extends Breast Cancer Patients' Survival: Study

Health Tip: Building a Safe Swing Set

Make sure anchors are below ground

Health Tip: What Causes Hives?

Most commonly, exposure to an allergen

Medical Implant Devices Skate Through Review Process, Studies Claim

Researchers criticize FDA for lax oversight; agency defends its approach

Obese in Adolescence, Colon Cancer in Later Life?

Study doesn't prove cause-and-effect, but suggests the need for healthy habits in childhood

Pediatricians Endorse IUDs, Implants for Teen Birth Control

These methods are more reliable than condoms, birth control pills, experts say

Rat Study Suggests Light at Night Might Hamper Breast Cancer Therapy

Tumors in rodents exposed to dim light seemed to develop resistance to a common cancer drug

Too Many Heart Scans May Pose Radiation Risks, Cardiologists Say

American Heart Association urges doctors to make sure patient understands dangers, test is appropriate

Scientists Detect Early Sign of Pancreatic Cancer

Finding might lead one day to test for a disease that's hard to detect before advanced stages

Avoid the Fall Sports Injury Trap

Most common injuries come from overuse, experts say

Breast-Feeding May Cut Risk for Aggressive Breast Cancer in Black Women

Finding was specific to tough-to-treat estrogen receptor-negative tumors, researchers say

Preemies May Have Stronger Immune Systems Than Suspected

Study finds infant's cells can mount inflammatory response to bacteria