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Flu Rx May Be Safer Than Once Thought
Despite past concerns, a popular flu medication did not appear to increase the risk of suicide in children and teens, a new study found.
Opioids and Infection Risk
Opioid use may increase your risk of infectious diseases like pneumonia and meningitis, according to a new study.
Life's Simple 7: More Than Heart Health
The American Heart Association (AHA) has identified seven simple steps people can take to reduce their risk of heart disease. But new evidence suggests that the AHA's "Life's Simple 7" may wind up benefiting much more than patients' hearts. {C}
Smoking: A Habit to Kick for Life
If you need another reason to quit smoking, keep reading. New evidence supports past findings that smokers face a raised risk for many health problems.
Smoking May Be Even Riskier Than Once Thought
Smokers, it’s never too late to quit — and there may now be even more good reasons to do so.
CDC Reports Americans Living Longer Than Ever
Americans may be living longer than ever before. In a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report, measures of life span were up and rates of death were down.
Flu While Pregnant Might Affect Baby's Mental Health
Previous research established a link between prenatal exposure to infection and later schizophrenia. New research aimed to see if this same link was present for bipolar disorder.
Common Myths About Overactive Bladder
Bladder issues can be tough to discuss and there is a great deal of confusion regarding OAB and other forms of incontinence. Here are several common myths about OAB.
Things You Should Know About Prednisone
Prednisone is used to treat many conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and asthma. Here are some important things to know about prednisone.
What Women Need to Know About Bladder Control
Involuntary loss of urine can be embarrassing and a bit frustrating. Luckily, we have some information about the condition, possible causes and treatments.