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Does Mercury in Fish Play a Role in ALS?

Certain types of seafood may be linked to the fatal disorder, early research suggests

Don't Punish Pregnant Women for Opioid Use, Docs Say

Better prevention and treatment, not jail time, would stem surge in drug-addicted newborns

Don't Skip Veggies in Winter

Root vegetables, oatmeal, hearty soups, sushi, broccoli and cauliflower should all be on the menu, nutritionists say

Health Highlights: Feb. 20, 2017
  • NASA Sends 'Superbug' to the Space Station

Health Tip: Reducing Your Heart Disease Risk

Tips to benefit your ticker

Health Tip: Stay Safe During Winter Sports

Suggestions before you hit the slopes

Kids Born to Older Moms Score Higher on Thinking Tests

Children with younger moms once had the advantage, but that trend has reversed, study finds

Kids' OD Risk Rises When Opioids Left Out at Home

Odds of overdose more than double if parent takes powerful narcotic instead of milder pain med, study finds

Most Parents Don't Think They're Meeting Their Kids' Nutritional Needs

In national survey, only 1 of 3 respondents felt they're teaching healthy eating habits

Same-Sex Marriage Laws Tied to Fewer Teen Suicides

Perceived acceptance may benefit gay, lesbian and bisexual teens, study suggests

Self-Checks Help Spot Melanoma's Return

Patient-detected symptoms were most common way of detecting return of deadly skin cancer, study finds

Staying Socially Active Nourishes the Aging Brain

Researchers suggest making friends of all ages

Stem Cell Transplants May Help Some With Multiple Sclerosis

Review found younger patients fared better over 5 years, though some deaths reported

Stress Buster

5 stress management tips you can use at work

The Short- and Long-Term Prognosis for Obamacare

The law still stands despite IRS decision to process tax returns without insurance status

There's Fun and Fitness in the Pool for Asthmatic Kids

High humidity in indoor pools can also help keep airways open and prevent attacks, doctor says

Tired of the Ups and Downs of Yo-Yo Dieting?

'Coaching' sessions seemed to help keep the weight from coming back, study found

Repeat Head Hits May Not Put NFL Players at Risk of Motor Problems

Study aimed to see if former pro football players faced the same fate as many professional boxers

Ready for Spring Break? Have Fun But Play It Safe

Drinking too much can affect your judgment, increasing your risk for injury, CDC warns

Is Surgery Always Needed for Kids' Appendicitis?

Review found many with inflamed appendix were fine with antibiotics alone, but more research needed

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