Today's Health News

Blood Test Might Help Prevent Certain Birth Defects

July 30, 2014 Test to detect mom-to-be's folate concentration could spot those lacking nutrient for infant development

Adults Who've Abused Alcohol May Be at Risk for Memory Problems

July 30, 2014 Researchers say long-term consequences are little-known

Annual COPD Costs To Hit $49 Billion by 2020: CDC

July 30, 2014 Each year, almost 135,000 die from smoking-related chronic lung disease, experts say

Could a Blood Test Predict Suicide Risk?

July 30, 2014 Certain gene-based chemical changes seem to accompany suicidal behavior, study finds

Different Areas of Brain Affected in Autism, Sensory Disorders

July 30, 2014 Sophisticated brain scans show the two conditions are somewhat similar, but are also markedly different

Even Thinking an Odor is Harmful May Spur Asthma Symptoms

July 30, 2014 Study finds people's negative expectations can play a role in flare-ups

Extreme Weather Kills 2,000 in U.S. Each Year: CDC

July 30, 2014 Heat contributes to nearly one-third of those deaths, report finds

Fruits, Veggies May Have Their Limits in Boosting Lifespan

July 30, 2014 Study shows a benefit, but that tapers off after 5 servings per day

Gardens a Center of Calm for People With Dementia

July 30, 2014 Review found some evidence it helped soothe, distract sufferers, but safeguards important

Gene Mutation May Make Food More Tempting

July 30, 2014 Study shows most common genetic link to obesity triggers activity in the brain's reward centers

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