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Flu Activity Up, Some Schools Closing

Posted on December 17, 2014
Flu season is ramping up, according to the CDC, which is reporting widespread flu activity in 14 states, including much of the U.S. mid-Atlantic region and several Southern states.

Children With Eczema: How to Stop the Scratching

Posted on December 17, 2014
Children with eczema who scratch the itchy skin can actually make the condition worse. Try these tips from WebMD to help your child stop scratching.

Cheap Natural Compound May Help Smokers Quit

Posted on December 17, 2014
But cytisine isn't widely available, study authors note

Migraine May Raise Risk for Bell's Palsy, Study Suggests

Posted on December 17, 2014
The headaches were tied to a doubling of odds for the facial paralysis, researchers say

Neurologists Say Jury Still Out on Medical Marijuana's Use for Brain Disorders

Posted on December 17, 2014
Easing federal restrictions on pot research might help get answers, doctors say

Seniors Still Given Potentially Dangerous Sedatives: Study

Posted on December 17, 2014
Drugs such as Xanax, Valium tied to confusion and falls, experts say

'Low-GI' Diet May Not Benefit Blood Sugar

Posted on December 17, 2014
Focus should be on eating healthy foods rather than glycemic index, experts say

Only 4 in 10 Americans Eat Heart-Healthy Nuts Each Day, CDC Says

Posted on December 17, 2014
Even fewer consume an amount thought to help curb heart disease, study found

Stent Treatment May Lower Stroke Disability

Posted on December 17, 2014
Treatment must be given within 6 hours after a stroke starts, researchers say

Expectant Dads May Also Have Hormonal Changes, Study Suggests

Posted on December 17, 2014
Experts can't explain why testosterone levels of men declined early in partner's pregnancy