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Decorate with care to avoid holiday fires

All that glitters and glows can be a serious fire risk during the holiday season.

Published: 12/17/2017

Holiday food can be deadly for your dog

Pay special attention to this list from the FDA of dangerous food for dogs.

Published: 12/16/2017

Psoriasis linked to a higher risk of type 2 diabetes

It could cause more than 125,000 new cases of type 2 diabetes worldwide each year, according to a new study.

Published: 12/15/2017

Baby boomers seeing less macular degeneration

A new study suggests that baby boomers and the generations that follow have a reduced risk of this common eye condition. But why?

Published: 12/14/2017

FDA warns against use of kratom

Proponents say the plant can ease opioid withdrawal, pain, depression and more. But kratom-containing products need more testing and may be deadly.

Published: 12/13/2017

Self-inflicted injuries are skyrocketing among young females

But the rate of self-harm in boys is holding steady.

Published: 12/12/2017

Weight-loss surgery may cut cancer risk by a third in women

Study shows bariatric surgery may significantly reduce women's risk of certain obesity-related cancers.

Published: 12/11/2017

6 tips for coping with holiday grief

Mourning the loss of a loved one, a marriage or a job is hard during the holidays. But there are ways to help manage your feelings this season.

Published: 12/10/2017

How to buy toys that are fun and safe

Every year, hundreds of thousands of kids visit an emergency department because of a toy-related injury. Follow these tips to help keep the kids on your holiday shopping list safe.

Published: 12/09/2017

Strength training beats cardio for older adults who want to lose weight

Cardio workouts may cause muscle loss in seniors trying to drop extra pounds.

Published: 12/08/2017

Having friends may help seniors stay sharp, study says

A new study highlights the link between people who stay sharp as they age and the social connections they keep.

Published: 12/07/2017

Mom's pre-existing health problems now causing most harm during pregnancies

The U.S. is one of the only developed nations in the world with a rising maternal death rate.

Published: 12/06/2017

Cannabidiol extract products often mislabeled

This chemical from the marijuana plant isn't supposed to make you high. But a new study reveals what's really in these alternative medicines.

Published: 12/05/2017

Ending menopausal hormone therapy can affect women's heart health

Women under 60 are more likely to have a heart attack or stroke within a year after treatment ends, a new study finds.

Published: 12/04/2017

6 steps to a cozy and safe fire (video)

These tips are a must-do to keep the home fires burning safely.

Published: 12/03/2017

10 healthy holiday gifts under $50

Find the perfect gift for everyone on your list with these health-inspired ideas.

Published: 12/02/2017

More than one-third of tanning salons broke rules about minors

Banning indoor tanning for people under age 18 could prevent more than 60,000 cases of skin cancer.

Published: 12/01/2017

Why does breast cancer come back? Study offers a new clue

Even after 15 years, the chance of ER-positive breast cancer returning or spreading is significant.

Published: 11/30/2017

Screen time at night affects kids' sleep

Electronic devices may steal more sleep from kids than from adults, according to a new report. Here's what parents should know about devices at bedtime.

Published: 11/29/2017

Bullying affects the whole school experience

Bullying damages how students feel about their school.

Published: 11/28/2017

Surviving colorectal cancer linked to a high-fiber diet

Fiber has previously been linked to a lower risk of developing colorectal cancer. A new study looked at the effects of fiber after a cancer diagnosis.

Published: 11/27/2017

Top 10 medicines that can harm your pet

Pets should never take medicine prescribed for people, but accidents can happen. Learn which drugs are most dangerous to pets.

Published: 11/26/2017

Deciphering between a cold or the flu

Use this handy guide to colds and flu to figure out what's likely causing your symptoms.

Published: 11/25/2017

You've got leftovers. Now what?

If the turkey isn't gone, try these tips to make the most of the leftovers.

Published: 11/24/2017

Last-minute tips for a tasty turkey

These tried-and-true turkey cooking methods deliver on both flavor and safety.

Published: 11/23/2017