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Monday, Oct 24, 2016 at 11:37 AM EDT

1 in 4 US Cancer Deaths Linked to Smoking

1 in 4 US Cancer Deaths Linked to Smoking

Cigarettes contribute to more than 1 in 4 cancer deaths in the U.S. The rate is highest among men in southern states where smoking is more common and tobacco control policies are less strict. The American...

Monday, Oct 24, 2016 at 11:35 AM EDT

Infants, Parents Should Share Room: New Guidelines

Infants, Parents Should Share Room: New Guidelines

The American Academy of Pediatrics has released updated guidelines for new parents on infant sleep safety. Experts say room sharing could reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) by half and...

Friday, Oct 21, 2016 at 03:32 PM EDT

Pediatrics Group Lifts 'No Screens Under 2' Rule

Pediatrics Group Lifts 'No Screens Under 2' Rule

The American Academy of Pediatrics issued new guidelines for parents with infants and young children in regard to screen usage. Children under 18 months should avoid screens, with the exception of video-chatti...

Friday, Oct 21, 2016 at 11:46 AM EDT

New Advice: Parents Should Share Screentime with Kids

New Advice: Parents Should Share Screentime with Kids

Instead of playing a constant game of keep-away, parents are now encouraged to join the fun. Updated guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics on kids' media usage represents a shift to making moms and...

Thursday, Oct 20, 2016 at 03:21 PM EDT

Woman With Cancer: '#JuJuOnThatChemo'

Woman With Cancer: '#JuJuOnThatChemo'

A Texas woman is not letting cancer and chemo get her down. Ana-Alecia Ayala, who’s battling a rare form of uterine sarcoma, has joined the viral dance craze — and has a heartwarming message to share In a...

Thursday, Oct 20, 2016 at 03:05 PM EDT

Obama Touts Health Care Law, Urges Young Adults to Sign Up

Obama Touts Health Care Law, Urges Young Adults to Sign Up

President Barack Obama on Thursday defended his namesake health care program, long a target of Republicans and recently criticized by some Democrats, saying millions of Americans "now know the financial security...

Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016 at 04:47 PM EDT

3 Sexually Spread Diseases Hit Record High, CDC Says

3 Sexually Spread Diseases Hit Record High, CDC Says

Infections from three sexually spread diseases have hit another record high. Chlamydia was the most common. More than 1.5 million cases were reported in the U.S. last year, up 6 percent from the year before....

Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016 at 09:12 AM EDT

Mom Shares Emotional Update After Conjoined Twins Separated

Mom Shares Emotional Update After Conjoined Twins Separated

Nicole McDonald has reluctantly documented her family's experience as her twin sons who were attached at the head faced their most difficult surgery yet last week. But if supporters of her family read anything...

Monday, Oct 17, 2016 at 09:42 PM EDT

Study Examines Fridges' Chilling Effect on Tomato Taste

Study Examines Fridges' Chilling Effect on Tomato Taste

If you buy tomatoes from John Banscher at his farmstand in New Jersey, he'll recommend keeping them out of the fridge or they'll lose some of their taste. Now scientists have figured out why: It's because...

Friday, Oct 14, 2016 at 02:42 PM EDT

Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer Rates, Report Finds

Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer Rates, Report Finds

Despite innovative technology for detection and treatment of breast cancer, black women continue to have the highest rate of mortality, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed....