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Exercising 2.5 Hours a Week May Slow Parkinson's Progression

Even people with advanced disease might benefit, researchers say

FDA-OK'd Drug Offers Hope to Sickest MS Patients

It's also effective against the most common form of the disease, researchers say

Health Highlights: March 29, 2017
  • Health Care Plan Will Happen 'Very Quickly': Trump

  • Trump to Set Up Commission on U.S. Opioid Epidemic

  • Senator Probes Opioid Makers' Role in U.S. Drug Abuse Epidemic

  • Trump Seeks $1.23 Billion Cut in NIH Funding

Health Tip: Spring Cleaning?

Start with the bedroom

Heroin Epidemic Expands Its Grip on America

Use of the narcotic grew 5-fold in a decade, helped by scourge of prescription painkiller abuse

Ocrevus Approved to Treat Severe Form of Multiple Sclerosis

First drug sanctioned in U.S. for primary progressive MS

Preventive Mastectomy Rates Vary by State

Among young women with early breast cancer, almost half from 5 states opt to have healthy breast removed

Smokers May Be Prone to Risks From Breast Cancer Radiation Therapy

Long-term chances of heart attack, lung cancer higher for women who light up, study finds

Trauma as a Teen May Boost Depression Risk Around Menopause

Likelihood was more than twice as high, study reports

When Heart Stops Beating, Survival Better at Specialized Heart Centers

With cardiac arrest, they're more likely to perform procedures to clear blood vessels, study finds

Better Efforts Could Help Rid the U.S. of Hepatitis B, C: Report

Plus, 90,000 fewer deaths would occur by 2030, study authors estimate

Dupixent Approved to Treat Eczema

When topical medication doesn't work

Health Highlights: March 28, 2017
  • View Substance Abuse as Chronic Disease, Doctors' Group Says

  • Florida Residents Urged to Take Anti-Mosquito Measures

Health Insurance a Key to IVF Success, Researchers Say

At $12,000 and up a cycle, many forgo second attempt if they don't have coverage

Knee Replacement Doesn't Always Pay, Researchers Say

Less pain to begin with, less gain from the procedure, but more benefit seen in those with severe arthritis

Lead Exposure as Child, Lower IQ as Adult?

Leaded gasoline in New Zealand may have stunted intellectual development, study suggests

Many Women Who Get Breast Cancer Gene Test Don't Need It

6 out of 10 screened weren't at high risk for the disease, researchers say

More Older Women Hitting the Bottle Hard

Study found dramatic jump in binge drinking in this vulnerable group

New Eczema Drug Gets FDA's Blessing

Injections may ease itchiness, redness in patients who don't get relief with topical creams, agency says

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