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Colon Cancer Screening Rates on the Rise in NYC
Unique coalition may be one reason why, and might serve as model for other cities, experts say
Caffeine in Pregnancy May Not Harm Baby's IQ, Study Finds
Study looked at moderate amounts -- about one to two cups of coffee
Ah-Choo! Sneeze 'Cloud' Quickly Covers a Room, Study Finds
Videos of sneezers show droplets are of varying sizes, move at high velocity
ADHD Medications Linked to Sleep Problems in Kids
Review of studies finds drugs like Ritalin, Adderall may create sleep woes for some
Arsenic Exposure in Womb Linked to Respiratory Risks in Babies
High levels in well water may trigger infections in the very young, study suggests
Columbus Did Not Bring Syphilis Back to Europe, Research Shows
Traces of the STD's effects are found on 14th-century Austrian skeletons, scientists say
Hiding Tobacco Displays in Stores Might Lower Kids' Smoking Rates
Teens less likely to buy cigarettes when promotions aren't visible, study shows
Danger Persists for Young Women After Heart Attack, Stroke
Odds of another life-threatening event are much higher than normal, study says
High 'Resting' Heart Rate Tied to Higher Odds of Early Death
But more research is needed before this can used as a marker, expert says
Too Many Pregnant Women Gain Too Much Weight: Doctors' Group
Obesity can lead to complications for both mom and baby, experts say
Doctors' Group Urges Greater Use of Generic Drugs
Lower-cost options are usually just as safe and effective, experts say
Screening Inmates for Hepatitis C Benefits General Community: Study
Routine testing could prevent transmission, reduce health care costs, researcher says
Breast-Feeding May Cut Risk of Type 2 Diabetes for Some Women
Study looked at moms who had already diabetes in pregnancy
Chronic Fatigue Therapies Provide Some With Long-Term Relief
Study shows benefits from certain treatments can last more than two years
Why Women Should Lower Their Holiday Stress Level
Too much pressure can lead to heart damage, cardiologist says
Allergy and Asthma Sufferers Beware as Holiday Season Kicks In
Expert offers tips to cope with seasonal triggers
Motorized Wheelchair Users at Raised Risk for Traffic Deaths: Study
Over 500 wheelchair-using Americans died in such accidents over 6 years, researchers report
Depression More Common in Daughters of Older Mothers, Study Suggests
But researchers only found an association, and age gap didn't seem to affect sons
Teasing Girls About Weight May Cause Lasting Harm
Study finds link between being made fun of and problematic eating behaviors
Child Care Centers Offering Too Little Outdoor Time
Some kids don't even get the hour-a-day minimum, researchers report