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Counseling Does Little to Deter Youth Drinking, Review Finds

Technique commonly used for problem drinkers only lowered consumption slightly, didn't change behaviors

Health Highlights: Aug. 22, 2014
  • Ice Bucket Challenge Has Raised $41 Million for ALS Research

Health Tip: Healthy Grilling Options

Choose from a variety of meats, veggies and fruit

Health Tip: Incorporating Flexibility Training

Stretching, for example, can help improve range of motion

Low-Nicotine Cigarettes May Not Lead to More Smoking

Concerns about inhaling more toxic chemicals weren't borne out in study

Blacks May Face Higher Risk of Diabetes-Linked Vision Loss

Diabetic macular edema seems to strike some types of patients more frequently

Both U.S. Health-Care Workers Infected With Ebola Released From Hospital

Though still weak, they're expected to continue to recover and pose no risk to the public, doctors say

Consumer Reports Advises Pregnant Women to Avoid Tuna

Guideline is prompted by concerns about mercury exposure

Failing Vision Tied to Shorter Lifespans for Seniors

Link could be due to faltering ability to carry out daily tasks, researchers say

Fewer U.S. Teens Using Sunscreen, Study Finds

Warnings about sun exposure and skin cancer aren't getting through, experts say

Getting Healthier a Big Money-Saver for People With Diabetes

Sticking with a fitness and nutrition plan can save more than $500 a year in health-care costs, study finds

Health Highlights: Aug. 21, 2014
  • Corona Beer Recalled

  • Jim Kelly Appears Free of Sinus Cancer: Doctor

  • MLB Pitcher Curt Schilling Blames Mouth Cancer on Chewing Tobacco

Kids With Autism Have Extra Brain Connections, Study Says

Too many of these 'synapses' could be a problem, but medicines might someday help prune them away

Low Birth Weights May Put Black Women at Risk for Diabetes

Study found association regardless of their current weight

New Drug May Fight Serious Respiratory Virus in Infants

RSV leading cause of hospitalization among infants, researchers note

New Test Helps Diagnose Type 1 Diabetes

But negative result doesn't rule out disease, FDA warns

Racial Disparities in Breast-Feeding May Start With Hospitals, Study Suggests

Maternity care practices differ in neighborhoods with more black residents than average, CDC research finds

Study: Men, Lesbians More Likely to Have Orgasms

Number of factors may make it tougher for straight women to do the same, experts say

Talk Therapy Plus Meds May Be Best for Severe Depression

But combination isn't better than drugs alone for those with mild or chronic mood disorder, study says

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