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Widely Used Heartburn Drugs Linked to Dementia Risk

Research finds association among users over age 75, but can't prove the medications cause memory problems.

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Do Your Knees Buckle? You May Be at Risk for a Fall

Improving strength and balance may help.

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Gene Discovery Could Lead to New Lyme Disease Test

Researchers say patients have tell-tale genetic signatures, even after taking antibiotics.

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Parents: Teens Are Dying from Homemade "Dewshine"

Could your teen be experimenting with this mix of racing fuel and Mountain Dew?

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Why Americans Have Shorter Lifespans Than People in Similar Nations

Study finds shootings, crashes and drug overdoses contribute to a 2-year gap in life expectancy.

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Breast Cancer Survivors Vulnerable for Thyroid Tumors, and Vice Versa

Doctors and patients should know of increased risk, expert says.

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Your BMI May Not Be a Good Measure of Your Health

Authors warn against using body size as sole measure of good health, but other experts cite risks of too much weight.

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Bear Belly Might Hold Clues to Obesity in Humans

Researchers find alterations in gut microbes at different times of year.

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For Super Bowl Fans, Flu Can Be an Unwanted Catch

Study finds spike in deaths among seniors who live in areas with teams in the game.

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Study Pits Antiperspirants Against Underarm Bacteria

Grooming products seem to disrupt the bacterial 'community', but it's not clear if that's good or bad.

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Air Pollution Linked to Risk of Preterm Birth

Study doesn't prove cause-and-effect, but researchers believe the association is significant.

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Study Links Diabetes, Obesity in Moms-to-Be to Higher Autism Risk in Kids

Combination may nearly quadruple risk, researchers say, but their review did not prove cause-and-effect.

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Hepatitis C Reported at 19 Dialysis Clinics, says the CDC

Health officials blame lapses in infection control practices.

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Red Cross Needs Blood Donors After East Coast Storm

Many drives were canceled for bad weather, but donations are desperately sought.

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Women's Heart Attacks Are Different Than Men's, Experts Stress

American Heart Association points out critical differences in new scientific statement.