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New Study Casts Doubt on Dangers of Hormone Therapy for Hot Flashes
But other experts warn it's too soon to say the treatment is safe

Mom's Age at Childbirth Tied to Son's Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
Boys born to women in their late 20s, early 30s appeared to have the lowest risk, study found

FDA OK of 1st 'Biosimilar' Drug May Mean Cheaper Options for Patients
Zarxio approval paves way for less expensive cutting-edge medications, experts say

Specially Trained Pooch Sniffs Out Thyroid Cancer
Frankie, a German Shepherd mix, had 90 percent accuracy at spotting tumor traces in urine samples

Nuts Linked to Better Heart Health for Teens
Three small handfuls a week lowered risk factors in study, but few kids eat enough

A Sense of Purpose May Help Your Heart
Study finds physical rewards in meaningful activity

Could the 'Love Hormone' Be a Weight-Loss Aid for Men?
In small study, oxytocin tied to reduced food intake

Breast Cancer Survivors May Have Higher Thyroid Cancer Risk
It's unclear how the conditions might be connected; experts recommend caution

Painkiller-Addicted Babies a Growing U.S. Concern, Especially in Fla.
Newborns suffering from neonatal abstinence syndrome go through a difficult withdrawal

Air Pollution Linked to Increased Stroke Risk, Study Says
Narrowed neck arteries more common in areas with higher levels of fine particulate matter

Pneumonia in Early Childhood Tied to Higher Odds of Asthma
Lung problems before age 3 may have enduring impact, study says

Could Smartphones Lower Intelligence?
Study suggests that devices might promote lazy thinking and less brain use

Common Antiseptic Can Prevent Infant Deaths, Study Says
Findings useful for home births in developing countries

Always Sleepy After the Change to Daylight Saving Time?
Doctor offers tips to make 'springing forward' easier on your mind and body

When One Spouse Exercises, the Other May Start, Too
'Harness the power of the couple' to enhance health, researcher says

First Device Approved for Dialysis-Related Amyloidosis
A complication of kidney failure

Cresemba Approved for Serious Fungal Infections
Most often these illnesses affect people with weakened immune systems

First Biosimilar Drug Approved
Zarxio is 'highly similar' to long-sanctioned cancer drug

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Wear a cap while you swim

Health Tip: Teach Children About Dental Hygiene
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