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Stroke Risk Factors: A Growing Threat

In spite of stroke-prevention efforts in recent years, stroke risk factors appear to be becoming more common, according to a new study.

How Weight Might Affect Cancer Risk

Cancer types associated with being overweight or obese may account for almost half of cancer diagnoses in the United States, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

New Device Approved to Treat Sleep Apnea

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new implantable device to treat moderate to severe central sleep apnea.

Seizure Rx Now Approved for Kids

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the approval of a seizure medication to allow it to be used in children ages 4 to 17.

Monitoring Blood Sugar Without the Finger-Stick

A newly approved device can monitor blood sugar without requiring a blood sample.

Dropping Daily Aspirin May Endanger Your Heart

Quitting your daily aspirin therapy may raise your risk of heart attack and stroke, according to a new study.

For Heart Attack Survival, Age Makes a Difference

Your age may affect your chance of survival in the hospital after a heart attack, a new study found.

On the Rise: Lung Disease Deaths

In recent decades, the United States has seen an increase in deaths from chronic respiratory diseases, according to a new study.

The Burden of Postpartum Depression

Many women may deal with postpartum depression and similar disorders for years after giving birth, a new study found.

All Types of Exercise Tied to Benefits

Household chores, washing the dog, taking the stairs and all other kinds of physical activity may reduce your risk of death, according to a new study.