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High blood pressure may protect the very old from dementia

New research suggests high blood pressure may not be all bad. Elevated levels might help to stave off mental decline among the extreme elderly, a U.C. Irvine study suggests.

Tuberculosis cases on the rise

Tuberculosis cases have been on the rise, primarily among the homeless, but there are plenty of county hospital beds for those who need to be quarantined, health officials told the Board of Supervisors this week.

Most Kids Eat Fruit, Veggies Daily: CDC

More than three-quarters of U.S. children eat fruit on any given day, and nearly 92 percent dig into vegetables in a 24-hour period, a new U.S. health survey reveals.

Low Vitamin D levels linked to high blood pressure

Low levels of vitamin D may be a cause of high blood pressure, according to a new study published online June 25 in the journal The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.

Obamacare failing for Blacks, says new report

According to a recent survey, the Black population is not benefiting from Obamacare as compared to other demographic groups.

Share your health history

Family reunions are a great opportunity to reconnect and turn relationships into strong, eternal ties. This year, try starting a new tradition—share your health history with your family.

21: Science's limit when it comes to the drinking age

On July 17, 1984, President Ronald Reagan signed into law the National Minimum Drinking Age Act, which withheld a percentage of highway funds from any state that didn't raise the minimum drinking age to 21.

Child medication measurements confuse parents

Do you know the difference between teaspoons and tablespoons?

Partial transplant reverses sickle cell

Half of patients in a clinical trial have safely stopped immunosuppressant medication following a modified blood stem-cell transplant for severe sickle cell disease, according to a study in the July 1 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association ...

Supreme Court sides with employers over birth control

A ruling Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court that family owned corporations do not need to offer insurance coverage for contraception under the Affordable Care Act will jeopardize access to birth control for millions of women, an executive with Planned ...

HIV testing should be part of the dialog

Friday is National HIV/AIDS testing day and what better time to quickly review your HIV IQ.

Does cereal have too many vitamins for kids?

Most parents are concerned about their kids getting enough vitamins. Should they also worry about giving their kids too much?

Cedars-Sinai to train Black barbers in hypertension detection

The head of Cedars-Sinai’s hypertension center will use an $8.5 million grant to help train Black barbers to check men for high blood pressure, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center announced Wednesday.

Caffeine affects teen boys more

Caffeine affects boys more than girls, but only after they hit puberty, according to a new study published in the latest edition of the journal Pediatrics.

Moles may predict breast cancer risk

Skin moles may indicate a woman's risk for breast cancer, according to two studies coming out this week in the journal PLOS Medicine. More moles could mean a slightly higher risk, particularly in middle-aged women, researchers say.

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