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Flu Season Off to a Slow Start ... for Now

Flu Season Off to a Slow Start ... for Now

Get vaccinated, health experts say, because it takes about two weeks for protection to kick in

Flu Season Off to a Slow Start ... for Now

Get vaccinated, health experts say, because it takes about two weeks for protection to kick in

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Flu Season Off to a Slow Start ... for Now

Flu Season Off to a Slow Start ... for Now

Get vaccinated, health experts say, because it takes about two weeks for protection to kick in

Senior-to-Senior Aggression Common in U.S. Nursing Homes

Up to one in five residents involved in unpleasant, sometimes inappropriate confrontations, N.Y. study suggests

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Senior-to-Senior Aggression Common in U.S. Nursing Homes

Senior-to-Senior Aggression Common in U.S. Nursing Homes

Up to one in five residents involved in unpleasant, sometimes inappropriate confrontations, N.Y. study suggests

Ick! Tapeworm Infecting Man's Brain Yields Genetic Secrets

Parasite was causing seizures, headaches in 50-year-old, researchers say

Exercise Might Not Help Some Type 2 Diabetics Control Their Blood Sugar

Study suggests that about 20 percent of patients carry 'exercise-resistant' genes

Cost of Diabetes Care Keeps Climbing, Report Shows

Increases also seen for prediabetes, undiagnosed diabetes care

FDA Approves 'Abuse-Resistant' Narcotic Painkiller

Agency says it's latest step in curbing epidemic of addiction to drugs such as Oxycontin, Vicodin

Study Supports Giving Kidney Donors Priority When They Need a Kidney

Most former donors got a needed organ relatively quickly, researchers say

Many People Who Drink a Lot Aren't Alcoholics: CDC

But raising price of alcohol and limiting sales could help curb excessive drinking, researchers say

U.S. Proposes Greater Public Access to Data From Clinical Trials

New rules would require even failed trials to publish summary of results

Testosterone Plays Minor Role in Older Women's Sex Lives, Study Finds

Quality of relationships may have more impact on libido

MRI Can Be Painful, Disruptive for People With Cochlear Implants

Study finds some patients had to discontinue the scan, or the hearing device was impaired by magnetic field

Gel Implant Might Help Fight Heart Failure

New treatment strengthens heart walls, researchers say, but skeptics remain

Kids Born to Overweight Moms May Face Higher Heart Risks as Adults

But researchers add that eating behaviors mothers pass on might play greater role than genetics

Could Your Job Help Preserve Your Aging Brain?

Mentally stimulating work may keep your mind sharp, research says

1 in 5 U.S. Adults Dealt With a Mental Illness in 2013

Federal official urges people to seek treatment to 'restore their well-being'

A Bad Marriage Burdens an Aging Heart

Older women in unhappy relationships seem especially vulnerable, researchers say

Laser Used to Remove Tattoos May Help Reduce Acne Scars

Small study found it improved skin with shorter recovery time than seen with another type of laser

Type 1 Diabetes Lowered Survival in Study

Better blood sugar management helped, but risk during 14-year period was still doubled

U.S. Seniors' Health Poorest, Global Survey Shows

Commonwealth Fund report reveals stark comparison to 10 industrialized countries with universal health coverage