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Study: Half of parents against later school start times
A new study by the University of Michigan finds that parents are divided in support of delays to school start times that would allow teens to get more sleep.
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Smokers more likely to quit when cigarette prices increase
Drexel University researchers have found that smokers are 20 percent more likely to quit smoking when the price of cigarettes is increased by just $1.
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New treatment cures, vaccinates mice against cancer
Researchers at Duke University have successfully cured and vaccinated mice against cancer in a recent small study using nanotechnology and immunotherapy.
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NASA offers advice on safe viewing of the Great American Eclipse
Excitement is building across the country for the biggest celestial event in the contiguous United States since 1979, but experts warn safety first.
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FDA allows new tools for testing of Zika virus
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has made available a panel of human plasma samples to aid in the regulatory evaluation of serological tests for Zika.
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Study: Hypertension in pregnancy may affect long-term heart health
Researchers have found that women who have hypertension during pregnancy have an increased risk of heart disease and hypertension later in life.
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1 dose of cholera vaccine as good as 2 doses for first six months, review says
Researchers say one dose of cholera vaccine appears to provide about the same protection as the standard two doses, at least for the first six months.
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Heartburn drugs like Nexium and Prilosec don't raise Alzheimer's risk: study
Widely used heartburn drugs, including Prilosec and Nexium, do not appear to increase Alzheimer's disease risk, according to a new study.
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Women should have annual mammograms starting at age 40, study says
Guidelines differ, but a new study estimates thousands of U.S. lives could be saved if women had a mammogram done every year from age 40 to 84.
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Zika hijacks pregnant women's immune systems to attack fetus
The Zika virus thrives in pregnant women by suppressing their immune systems and running roughshod over natural defenses, so it can attack the fetus, a new study reports.
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Survey: Majority of U.S. parents would support teen switching gender
More than half of U.S. adults surveyed would be supportive if their teenage child who wanted to transition to the opposite gender, a new online survey finds.
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Too many babies still placed on stomach to sleep: Study
Despite years of public health campaigns, many American parents are still putting their babies to sleep in an unsafe position, a new study finds.
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Lower blood pressure best for seniors' minds
For seniors and particularly blacks with high blood pressure, lowering it may help keep their minds sharp, a new study suggests.
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Sitting could be big health risk for frail folks
A new study suggests that being sitting for long periods of time is unhealthy, but affects different body types differently.
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Caffeine may help patients wake up faster after anesthesia
Caffeine may help patients wake up more quickly after general anesthesia, an animal study suggests.