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Expert Panel Recommends Questionnaire to Help Spot Depression
Form could be filled out during visit to family doctor, and patient could be referred for follow-up care

Big Swings in Blood Pressure Could Spell Trouble
Wide fluctuations between doctor visits tied to raised odds of heart disease, early death, study says

Childhood Stress Might Raise a Woman's Risk for Preterm Birth
Canadian study of early trauma and childbirth finds surprising link

Early Birth Linked to Introversion, Neuroticism in Adult Life
Study found people who were very premature at birth were more likely to be socially withdrawn

Americans Becoming More Accepting of Gays, Lesbians, Study Finds
More people are genuinely changing attitudes, and not just bowing to cultural pressures

High Blood Sugar May Boost Alzheimer's Risk
Insulin resistance can inhibit signaling between brain cells and affect memory, study suggests

Drug Makers May Delay Reporting Patient Harms to FDA: Study
Analysis found roughly 10 percent of cases were filed after 15-day deadline passed

Are Hospitals Overusing Neonatal Intensive Care?
Study found newborns admitted to these expensive units were bigger, less premature than in prior years

After Breast Cancer, Many in Appalachia Say No to Lifesaving Drugs
Access to care, not insurance, is a key issue, researcher says

Does Facebook Lead Young Women to Dangerous Diets?
Risk is highest for those who use social media site to compare themselves to friends, study finds

Nasal Balloon Can Treat Youngsters for 'Glue Ear'
For kids with a common hearing problem, procedure may be an alternative to antibiotics, drainage tubes

New Moms Often Get Poor Advice on Baby Care: Study
Tips from family or media can run counter to expert guidelines on vaccines, breast-feeding

Teens Using E-Cigs More Prone to Take Up Smoking: Study
Experts want greater regulation of these nicotine-containing products

Many Young Cancer Patients Unaware of Fertility Preservation Options
Almost 1 in 3 weren't told cancer treatment might affect ability to have a baby later

Praluent Approved to Treat High Cholesterol
For people at risk of heart attack or stroke

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Health Tip: When Heel Pain is Afoot
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