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CDC Says U. S. Flu Season Is Ramping Up

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

Children Likely to Be More Active If They Have Involved Parents

Very few kids get the amount of physical activity they need every day, but a new study from Canada finds that parental support may...

Number of Flu Deaths in U.S. this Season Highly Unusual

This year's flu season is off to an early and aggressive start with more than two dozen deaths reported statewide so far, including nine...

Study Shows Eating Nuts Helps Keep Weight Down

A new U.S. study adds to growing evidence that nuts - once considered too fattening to be healthy - may in fact help keep...

Fitness In Teen Years May Guard Against Heart Attack Later In Life

Swedish study found link between aerobic fitness at 18 and lowered heart attack risk in middle age People who are aerobically fit as teenagers are...

CDC: Gonorrhea and Syphilis Regain Traction in U.S. Mostly Due to Homosexual Activity

Gonorrhea and syphilis are on the rise in the U.S., mostly in men who have sex with men, a trend the government said is linked to inadequate...

CDC Says Gonorrhea and Syphilis Is on the Rise In USA

Gonorrhea and syphilis are on the rise in the U.S., mostly in men who have sex with men, a trend the government said is...

New York Okays Medical Marijuana for Hospital’s to Prescribe

New York governor Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday he is authorizing the use of marijuana for medical purposes, making New York the 21st US state...

China Aims to Ban All Smoking In Public Places by End of 2014

China aims to impose a nationwide ban on smoking in public places this year, as authorities move to stamp out a widespread practice that...

Eating a Mediterranean Diet Can Lower Chance of Developing Diabetes

Key ingredient of study: use of extra-virgin olive oil, not calorie counting or exercise Adults at risk for heart disease who eat a Mediterranean diet...

Study Says African American Women Have Harder Time Losing Weight Than White Women

African American women who follow the same diet as white women and exercise just as much tend to lose less weight because they burn...

What Does It Mean to Be Brain-Dead?

What does it mean when doctors say a person is brain-dead? WebMD asked critical care specialist Isaac Tawil, MD, an assistant professor at the...