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Does Long-Term Acetaminophen Use Raise Health Risks?

03/03/2015 - Analysis of research says it's 'not a benign drug' if used long term and in larger doses

Love Coffee? Your Heart May, Too

03/03/2015 - Three to five cups daily appeared to lower risk of clogged arteries, study says

Half of Known Strains of HIV Originated in Gorillas

03/03/2015 - Two of four classes of the AIDS-causing virus arose in these large primates, international study finds

Any Exercise Is Good, But Higher-Intensity May Be Better

03/02/2015 - Brisk walking drops blood sugar more than a slower walk, study finds

New York City Rats Carry Fleas Known to Transmit Plague

03/02/2015 - Researchers didn't find the Black Death bacteria, however

1 in 5 U.S. Teen Girls Physically or Sexually Abused While Dating

03/02/2015 - National survey finds one in 10 teen boys also experiences dating violence

Nuts May Lengthen Your Life, Study Suggests

03/02/2015 - It hints, but doesn't prove, they might reduce risk of death from heart disease, other causes

Tracking Brain Blood Flow May Help Predict Concussion Outcomes

03/02/2015 - In study, scans show reduced circulation in brains of football players who had not recovered from the injury

Very Obese Kids May Face Higher Heart Risks Than Thought

03/02/2015 - Study found half had high blood pressure, half had high cholesterol and 15 percent were diabetic

Growth Checks in Children Might Spot Celiac Disease

03/02/2015 - The gastrointestinal illness typically slows height, weight gains, experts say

Teens Can Easily Buy E-Cigarettes Online

03/02/2015 - Study finds minors successfully purchased smoking devices 3 out of 4 times tried

Heart Valve Repair Surgery May Ease Mental Health Symptoms, Too

03/02/2015 - Researchers find procedure leads to reduced depression and anxiety

Do Heart Surgery Patients Get Too Many Blood Tests?

03/02/2015 - New research raises concerns about the risk of anemia and blood transfusions

Health Highlights: March 2, 2015

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Doctors Often Yield to Parents' Requests to Delay Kids' Vaccines

03/02/2015 - But most believe it puts children at risk, study finds

Ultrasound Treatment May Be Option for Plantar Fasciitis

03/02/2015 - Most patients found relief from foot pain in short study, but longer trials are needed, experts say

Nerve Treatment Via Nose Shows Promise Against Migraines

03/02/2015 - Therapy reduced pain level by about one-third for up to a month, study found

Health Tip: Recovering From a Run

03/02/2015 - Drink fluids and eat a snack

Health Tip: Common Triggers for Dandruff

03/02/2015 - Including dry skin

Health Highlights: March 1, 2015

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