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Cases of Zika-Linked Birth Defects Dropped in Brazil in 2016

The South American country was the epicenter of the mosquito-borne disease a year earlier

Exercising 2.5 Hours a Week May Slow Parkinson's Progression

Even people with advanced disease might benefit, researchers say

FDA-OK'd Drug Offers Hope to Sickest MS Patients

It's also effective against the most common form of the disease, researchers say

Got the HPV Vaccine Before You Knew You Were Pregnant? Don't Worry

Accidental exposure after conception isn't linked to risks for baby, researchers say

Health Highlights: March 29, 2017
  • FDA Nominee Will Recuse Himself From Decisions on 20 Companies

  • Health Care Plan Will Happen 'Very Quickly': Trump

  • Trump to Set Up Commission on U.S. Opioid Epidemic

  • Senator Probes Opioid Makers' Role in U.S. Drug Abuse Epidemic

  • Trump Seeks $1.23 Billion Cut in NIH Funding

Health Tip: Spring Cleaning?

Start with the bedroom

Healthy Gums Tied to Longer Lives for Women

Study found link between periodontal disease and shorter lifespan, but cause-and-effect wasn't proven

Heroin Epidemic Expands Its Grip on America

Use of the narcotic grew 5-fold in a decade, helped by scourge of prescription painkiller abuse

'Menstrual Cycle in a Dish' Explores Intricacies of Female Body

Miniature model of reproductive system may advance treatment of women's diseases, researchers say

Ocrevus Approved to Treat Severe Form of Multiple Sclerosis

First drug sanctioned in U.S. for primary progressive MS

Preventive Mastectomy Rates Vary by State

Among young women with early breast cancer, almost half from 5 states opt to have healthy breast removed

Smokers May Be Prone to Risks From Breast Cancer Radiation Therapy

Long-term chances of heart attack, lung cancer higher for women who light up, study finds

Trauma as a Teen May Boost Depression Risk Around Menopause

Likelihood was more than twice as high, study reports

When Heart Stops Beating, Survival Better at Specialized Heart Centers

With cardiac arrest, they're more likely to perform procedures to clear blood vessels, study finds

Brain-Computer Link Restores Some Movement to Quadraplegic Man

8 years after a devastating bike accident, he uses arm to eat and drink

Dupixent Approved to Treat Eczema

When topical medication doesn't work

Knee Replacement Doesn't Always Pay, Researchers Say

Less pain to begin with, less gain from the procedure, but more benefit seen in those with severe arthritis

Many Women Who Get Breast Cancer Gene Test Don't Need It

6 out of 10 screened weren't at high risk for the disease, researchers say

New Eczema Drug Gets FDA's Blessing

Injections may ease itchiness, redness in patients who don't get relief with topical creams, agency says

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