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Certain Thyroid-Related Diseases May Vary by Race

04/15/2014 - Study looked at Graves', Hashimoto's thyroiditis among U.S. military personnel

Obesity Linked to Increased Odds of Losing Baby, Study Finds

04/15/2014 - Weight counseling should start before pregnancy, expert says

Family Dog Can Help Kids With Autism

04/15/2014 - The bond between child and pet can also be a 'bridge' to interaction with others, study suggests

Sleep Apnea May Be Linked to Poor Bone Health

04/15/2014 - Osteoporosis rates rose among people with breathing disorder, study found

Too Little Vitamin D May Add to Obesity's Burden

04/15/2014 - Study suggests severely overweight people are slowed down by low 'sunshine vitamin' levels

Tanzeum Approved for Type 2 Diabetes

04/15/2014 - Along with diet and exercise

Drowning Deaths Down Overall, But Still a Problem: Report

04/15/2014 - Rates increased for adults 45 to 84; kids 4 and under and adults 85 and older at highest risk

FDA Approves New Type 2 Diabetes Drug

04/15/2014 - Tanzeum is injected once a week and appears to help control blood sugar levels, agency says

Mother's Pregnancy Weight Gain May Influence Child's Obesity Risk

04/15/2014 - Study found that either too few or too many added pounds upped child's odds for being overweight

Easter Lilies Toxic for Cats, FDA Warns

04/15/2014 - Nibbling a few leaves, licking pollen off fur can cause kidney failure, veterinarian warns

Health Highlights: April 15, 2014

04/15/2014 -

Younger Adults Hit Hardest This Flu Season

04/15/2014 - Although H1N1 strain predominates, previous exposure prevented pandemic

Blood Test Aims to Predict Breast Cancer's Return

04/15/2014 - Study found DNA-based screen was more than 90 percent accurate in predicting recurrence

Gene Variant May Double Alzheimer's Risk for Women: Study

04/15/2014 - Effect wasn't nearly as pronounced among men, researchers say

Health Tip: Practice Biking Safety

04/15/2014 - Follow the rules of the road

Health Tip: Minimizing Seasonal Allergy Symptoms

04/15/2014 - Close the windows and run the air conditioner

Less Salt Use Tied to Drop in U.K. Heart Deaths

04/15/2014 - Deaths from stroke also fell in the 8-year study from England

Nearly 10 Percent of U.S. Adults Now Have Diabetes: Study

04/14/2014 - Researchers found a nationwide rise of the disease since late 1980s, and a parallel rise in obesity

Clues to Type 2 Diabetes Discovered on Mount Everest

04/14/2014 - Study found low oxygen levels in healthy people at high altitudes led to increase in signs of insulin resistance

Young People With Epilepsy Face Higher Injury Risk: Study

04/14/2014 - British researchers found increased odds of fractures, burns, medication poisoning