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Study suggests a child's risk for obesity starts much earlier than previously believed. (Getty Images)

Study: Child Obesity Risk Starts Before School Age

Researchers find that “weight fate” is set by age 5.

01/30/2014

Study finds heavy consumption of alcohol can cause a more rapid mental decline in middle-aged men. (Getty Images)

Drinking Linked To Faster Mental Decline In Men

Risk is greater for middle-age men who drink heavily.

01/16/2014

Priapism is defined as a prolonged, unwanted erection for more than four hours in the absence of sexual stimulation. (Getty Images)

Injured Mountain Biker Endures Seven-Week Erection

Rare injury resulted in a prolonged priapism.

01/15/2014

Even a single nights sleep leads to an increase in molecular brain damage markers in men. (Getty Images)

Study: Lack Of Sleep Could Be Risk Factor For Brain Damage In Men

A Swedish study found evidence that certain molecules associated with damage to brain tissue increase after even a single night without sleep.

01/11/2014

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CDC: Flu Outbreak Widespread In 35 States

Flu season is ramping up, with illness widespread in at least 35 states. That’s up from 25 in the previous week.

01/10/2014

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Study: Having Shingles May Increase Risk Of Having Stroke

According to a new study, having shingles may increase the risk of having a stroke.

01/06/2014

File photo of a person lighting a cigarette. (Photo by HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/GettyImages)

Historic Smoking Report Marks 50th Anniversary

Fifty years ago, ashtrays seemed to be on every table and desk. Athletes and even Fred Flintstone endorsed cigarettes in TV commercials.

01/04/2014

Women who drink a moderate amount of wine tend to have the best educations and healthier lifestyles. (Getty Images)

Study: Moms Who Drink Wine While Pregnant Have Better Behaved Kids

Mothers-to-be who drank about a bottle of wine a month had the most well adjusted children.

01/04/2014

"Baboon Syndrome" is a severe allergic reaction to penicillin and other antibiotics. (Getty Images)

‘Baboon Syndrome:’ An Unusual Complication Of Antibiotics

The syndrome is so named because of distinctive rashes that can develop.

12/24/2013

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Best Healthy And Diet Books For The New Year

With New Year’s just around the corner, you’re ready to be fitter, trimmer, and healthier. These great books from Simon & Schuster will help you kick off 2014 the right way—and stick to your health resolutions this year.

12/20/2013

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