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How Diabetes and Obesity Affect Cancer Rates

Obesity and diabetes might have caused nearly 800,000 cases of cancer around the world in 2012, a new study found.

Vitamin D in Pregnancy

There may not be enough evidence to support current recommendations on taking vitamin D supplements during pregnancy, according to a new study.

The Vitamin That Can Interfere with Lab Tests

Biotin, also known as vitamin B7, may interfere with lab tests and lead to incorrect results, according to a recent warning from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Your Dog May Protect Your Heart

Dog ownership may benefit your health by lowering the risk of heart disease and all-cause death, according to a new study.

The Benefits of the Flu Vaccine for Kids

Kids who receive the flu vaccine may be less likely to experience serious flu complications that send them to the hospital, a new study found.

Obesity in Pregnancy Tied to Bigger Babies

Being obese during pregnancy may raise the likelihood of your infant being apparently bigger, according to a new study.

How More Exercise Might Help Older Women

For older women, exercising more and doing so more vigorously could lead to a reduced risk of death, according to a new study.

High Blood Pressure Threshold Lowered

Because of new American Heart Association (AHA) definitions, many more American adults could be diagnosed with high blood pressure.

Antioxidants and Your Diabetes Risk

Here's another reason you may want to eat antioxidant-rich foods: They may lower your risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.

For Kids, Dietary Supplements May Pose Risks

Many kids and teens are using dietary and herbal supplements, but some health experts have questioned the safety of these over-the-counter products.