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Ask doctors today about running the L.A. Marathon

Planning to run the Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday? Ready for 26.2 miles? Ready for the recovery afterward? A run that long takes preparation to get a body through it without problems beyond the expected aches and pains.

Change to daylight saving time takes biggest health toll today

Today is one of the most dangerous days of the year -- and the onset of daylight saving time is to blame.

Struggle to adjust to daylight saving? It's not just you.

Once again, the oft-dreaded daylight saving time change is upon us. The day that the clocks “spring” forward also inevitably takes a spring out of our step.

Meat Institute finds fault with study on red meat consumption

The American Meat Institute has weighed in on a study published this week about eating red meat, and it objects to the study’s methods and conclusions.

Another study finds association between red meat and disease

Another study has found an association between eating meat and premature death, this time linking the consumption of bacon, sausage and other processed meats with cardiovascular disease and cancer in a study of nearly a half-million Europeans.

More gun laws reduce violent deaths. Or do they?

Research on gun violence is staging a roaring comeback in the nation's leading medical journals, with a study published this week linking the strength of states' gun laws to varying rates of gun violence across the United States.

Researchers find chemical secret to recapturing youthful brain

Adults (especially parents) often find fault with the teenage brain. But they should admit that it is a powerful learning machine--and that sometimes, the grown-ups wish they could recapture its nimbleness. New research, conducted by...Show More Summary

Food memories may aid weight loss, researchers say

Dieters may want to forget episodes of falling off the wagon, but researchers say an attentive memory for what is eaten could help people eat less at their next meals.

Cellphones shouldn't be able to work in moving cars, experts say

Thousands of people die in car crashes each year because drivers were too distracted by their cellphones to pay attention to the road. A pair of researchers from West Virginia University have a radical proposal for reducing that death...Show More Summary

CDC: Deadly, drug-defying CRE bacteria on rise in U.S. hospitals

A deadly bacteria that’s practically impervious to antibiotics is on the rise and has appeared in medical facilities in 42 U.S. states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports.

Goggles-and-laptop device might help detect some strokes

Researchers believe that someday, doctors may be able to use specially-equipped laptops and smartphones to figure out if sudden-onset dizziness in patients is the result of a stroke, or of a (more likely) benign disturbance in the inner ear.

Wait a minute: Is that patient really unconscious?

For most of the 60,000 or so people who go under general anesthesia each day for surgeries and other medical procedures, the drugs work well — rendering a patient unconscious, immobile and unable to feel pain, as well as ensuring that he or she doesn’t retain any memory of the procedure taking place.

Americans want government to promote good health -- sometimes

Does the government have a role to play in preventing childhood obesity, helping smokers quit and heading off chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease? Yes, according to survey results published Monday by the journal Health Affairs.

Study: The health benefits of pessimism

Here's a bit of good news for people who like bad news:

Study: A day of video games tops a year of therapy for dyslexic readers

Playing action video games could help dyslexic children read faster, a new study suggests.

Sexting prevalent among minority teens, study finds

Who 'sexts'? And who cares, besides former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner’s wife?

Fukushima nuclear disaster adds only small health risks, WHO says

The 9.0-magnitude Tohoku-Oki earthquake and resulting tsunami that triggered a meltdown at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station has resulted in only a small increase in lifetime cancer risks for people living nearby, and an even smaller risk for populations outside of Japan, according to a new report from the World Health Organization.

Don't put that controller down -- Nintendo Wii trains future surgeons

When you’re playing Nintendo you may be learning more than how to control a voracious gorilla, rescue a kidnapped princess or negotiate a go-cart course, according to a new study.

In poll, 61% of doctors say mammograms should be less frequent

It’s been three years since the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force launched the mammography wars with its controversial recommendation that most women get fewer of the breast cancer screening exams -- one every other year between the ages of 50 and 74. Younger women could get tested if they wanted to.

Gay and cohabiting? Straight and married? It could affect your health

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

Same-sex couples who live together are more likely to judge themselves as being in poor or fair health than are married heterosexual couples, according to a new study.

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