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Blood Test to Detect 8 Cancers Early Gives Promising Results

Blood Test to Detect 8 Cancers Early Gives Promising Results

By Marilynn Marchione | Jan 21
Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones that lack screening tools now.

Smoking - Beginning of the End?

Smoking - Beginning of the End?

Jan 21
US health officials are pushing ahead with an unprecedented plan to make cigarettes less addictive and provide lower-risk alternative products to US smokers.

Fauci: NIH In "Scramble" For Any Gov't Shutdown

Fauci: NIH In "Scramble" For Any Gov't Shutdown

Jan 20
Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health says the institution is in a "scramble" to prepare for a potential government shutdown at midnight Friday.

U.S. Flu Season Gets Worse, Has 'Lot More Steam' Than Expected

U.S. Flu Season Gets Worse, Has 'Lot More Steam' Than Expected

By Mike Stobbe | Jan 20
Health officials last week said flu was blanketing the country but they thought there was a good chance the season was already peaking. But the newest numbers out Friday show it grew even more intense.

Scientists Closing in on Universal Flu Vaccine

Scientists Closing in on Universal Flu Vaccine

Jan 18
Scientists hope they're finally closing in on stronger flu shots to boost much-needed protection against ordinary winter influenza and guard against future pandemics at the same time.

Ask the Doc :: Porn-Induced ED

Ask the Doc :: Porn-Induced ED

By Dr. Michael Reitano | Jan 18
Masturbation and porn are once again a divisive topic of debate within the sexual health community, and even experts disagree on the potential health impacts of pornography.

Health Care Professionals Fear Medicaid Changes

Health Care Professionals Fear Medicaid Changes

Jan 13
Health experts warn of health care "rationing," "bureaucratic nightmare" if states start tying Medicaid to employment status.

Ask the Doc :: What Is Erectile Dysfunction?

Ask the Doc :: What Is Erectile Dysfunction?

By Dr. Tzvi Doron | Jan 11
In this edition of Ask the Doc, resident expert Dr. Tzvi Doron defines exactly what erectile dysfunction is and why regular erections are actually a really important indicator of a man's health.

Hot Bodies :: How Toxic Are You?

Hot Bodies :: How Toxic Are You?

By Tom Bonanti | Dec 24
You may be overlooking things in your life that can stress your body harder than you realize. Too much weekend partying, not getting enough sleep, skipping breakfast and eating too much junk are all factors that can take their toll.

Cat Named D-O-G Is Star Trainer for Support Dogs

Cat Named D-O-G Is Star Trainer for Support Dogs

Dec 18
One of the top dogs at a St. Louis training center is a black and white cat named D-O-G, who does his part helping teach canines for important jobs assisting people with disabilities.

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