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NEW YORK - Expectant mothers often take Tylenol, with the active ingredient acetaminophen, to deal with back pain, headaches or mild fevers during pregnancy. But frequent use may be linked to poorer language skills and behavior problems among their children, according to a new study.
NEW YORK - Older men who spend several hours walking each day are less likely to have a stroke than their peers who rarely walk, a new study suggests. And walking pace didn't seem to matter.
People trying to sign up for health insurance on the federal website will get an extra week to sign up and get coverage that starts on Jan. 1, federal officials announced Friday.It’s the latest acknowledgement that HealthCare.
Even if HealthCare.gov worked as well as Amazon, buying insurance isn't easy. And for many young, first-time insurance buyers, trying to pick the most cost-effective plan can involve a steep learning curve.It's a key hurdle for Obamacare.
ATLANTA — The number of U.S. children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder continues to rise but may be leveling off a bit, a new survey shows.
Another Princeton University student has been sickened with meningitis, the eighth case in an outbreak that began last March, school officials said Friday.
Here’s another reason for ladies to just put down that sugary soda – it raises the risk of endometrial cancer.Women who drank the most sweet soft drinks had a 78 percent increased risk of the cancer, researchers found. But other sweet treats, such as baked goods, didn’t have an effect.
NEW YORK — Being in good physical shape may help preserve people's thinking and memory skills, suggests a new study.Researchers made this discovery by mapping participants' physical fitness against the number of errors they made on a range of cognitive tests over time.
A new case of meningitis was reported at a New Jersey university late Wednesday, raising worries that an outbreak of the potentially deadly infection may have spread beyond Princeton, where seven people have been sickened since March.An administrator at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, N.J.
With their uncoordinated movements and unfocused eyes, newborns may seem pretty clueless about the world. But new research finds that from the minute they are born, babies are well aware of their own bodies.
WASHINGTON —Angelcare Monitors Inc. is voluntarily recalling 600,000 baby monitors following the death of two infants due to strangulation. The U.S.
Technology experts say healing what ails the Healthcare.gov website will be a tougher task than the Obama administration acknowledges.
Americans are below average on most measures of health — from obesity to infant mortality — when compared with other rich countries, and they're falling behind on lifespan, too, according to the latest survey.
Doctors who specialize in treating head pain, such as chronic migraines, are out with a list of five procedures and treatments they think have risks or costs that may outweigh the benefits.
A week after President Barack Obama urged insurers to renew policies that don’t meet all the requirements of the health law, it remains unclear how many people might be affected by the proposed fix.
The condom of the future might be made of cow tendon or fish skin. It might have “shape memory” to instantly mold to a specific man. Or it might come with pull tabs so a man could slip it on with little fuss.
News that Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn suffered another ACL injury to her right knee in a crash during training on Tuesday has U.S. ski fans wondering: How bad is the tear to her ligament and will it impact her health long term?
Virginia officials are investigating whether doctors tried, and failed, to find help for Austin "Gus" Deeds before he apparently stabbed his father, state Sen. Creigh Deeds, and shot himself in rural Virginia Tuesday.
As if being unemployed isn't bad enough, the stress of long-term joblessness may cause men to genetically age faster, a new large study suggests.
Mercury blood levels in women of childbearing age have dropped by 34 percent, even though fish consumption has remained relatively constant over the past decade, a new government study shows.