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Exposure to household chemical may be linked to heart disease and cancer

Dichlorophenols (DCPs) are chemicals known to disrupt hormone systems. DCPs can be found in a variety of consumer and industrial products, such as deodorizers, antibacterial...

Many people prefer medical marijuana over prescription drugs

As more states legalize cannabis consumption, many more people will likely use medical marijuana as a supplement to or substitution for prescription drugs, says...

Teen brain volume changes with even small amount of cannabis use

At a time when several states are moving to legalize recreational use of marijuana, new research shows that concerns about the drug's impact on...

Which is more important to our health – zip code or genetic code?

When it comes to disease and health, which is more powerful—zip code or genetic code? The degree to which nature and nurture affect disease and...

What you need to know about this flu season

This year’s influenza outbreak is increasing nationwide, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which reports more than 6,400 confirmed cases and...

Screenings, vaccine could help prevent cervical cancer

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, and the National Cervical Cancer Coalition is urging women to make a New Year's resolution to talk with...

People using cannabis for chronic pain report driving while high

New study finds worrisome statistics around medical cannabis users operating vehicles. More than half of people who take medical cannabis for chronic pain say they’ve...

U.S. overdoses and suicide double in 17 years

Suicides and drug overdoses kill American adults at twice the rate today as they did just 17 years ago. Opioids are a key contributor...

Poll: Older Americans really worry about health insurance

A new national poll suggests that many people in their 50s and early 60s harbor serious worries about their health insurance status, now and...

Shellfish is No.1 on the list of U.S. adult food allergies

More than 10 percent of adults in the United States—over 26 million—are estimated to have food allergy, and almost twice as many people believe...