WASHINGTON (AP) - Wives of smokers aren't more apt to die of breast cancer than are the wives of nonsmokers, according to a new study of more than 146,000 women.
A new study has exonerated the IUD, the birth control device that has been shunned in the United States since the 1970s because of fears it makes women sterile.
The AIDS drug cocktails that have saved the lives of countless adults have proved powerfully effective in children, too.
CHICAGO - American children are getting fatter at an alarming rate, with the percentage of significantly overweight black and Hispanic youngsters more than doubling over 12 years and climbing 50 percent among whites, a study shows.
A new type of imaging technique using an MRI device can detect most diseased coronary arteries, and so could spare many heart patients a more invasive, expensive and uncomfortable test, researchers say.
In a development that eventually might render moot the debate over use of fetal cells in brain therapy, researchers have succeeded in transforming stem cells from bone marrow into functioning brain cells in both rats and humans.
Healthier habits rather than better medicine may account for most of the dramatic drop in heart disease among U.S. women over the past two decades, a long-running study of nurses suggests.
All those colds toddlers pick up in day care may have a silver lining: Infants exposed to other children and their germs are less likely to develop asthma later on, researchers found.
The genes of both fathers and mothers appear to play a role in pre-eclampsia, a dangerous and sometimes deadly pregnancy complication that is on the rise among American women, a study found.
NEW YORK (AP) - Knowledge is power, and teaching children the relationship between germs and colds will help arm them in fighting the illness.
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