Clinical trials are needed to help us improve how we fight diseases

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Long Afternoon Naps May Be Risky To Your Health

Snoozing for more than one hour could increase heart disease risk, researchers say.

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Bee Healthy: Honey May Beat Cold Meds Against Cough

There may be no cure for the common cold, but a s...

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Antibiotics May Reduce Efficacy Of Hormonal Contraceptives

Unintended pregnancies reported more often with antibiotics than other control medicines.

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Frequent Hand-Washing Tough on Those With Eczema

Hand-washing is one of the best ways to prevent t...

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Even With PPE, Risk of COVID-19 Still High for Frontline Workers

Minority health care workers are at especially high risk for testing positive.

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Is Your Home Workstation Hurting You?

If you're working from a home office these days,...

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Beware of Hand Sanitizers Containing Methanol

The American Association of Poison Control Center...

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Is it Safe to Exercise if You've Had COVID-19?

What you need to know about this novel virus and the heart

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Many Older Adults Can't Connect With Telehealth: Study

The coronavirus pandemic has fueled big increases...

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New Drug May Beat Older One at Preventing MS Relapse

A new injection drug can prevent multiple scleros...

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Many Older Americans Staying Strong in the Pandemic

Older Americans are feeling stressed by COVID-19...

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Pandemic Could Complicate Hurricane Season

As Hurricane Isaias moved toward the east coast o...

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Nearly Half Of All Adolescents In The U.S. Are Not Vaccinated Against The Human Papillomavirus

Parents cite safety concerns and lack of knowledge as two of the top reasons why, according to new study.

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Is Telemedicine the Future?

An expert explains the pros and cons

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Glaucoma Checkups Fall by the Wayside During Pandemic

In yet another sign that the coronavirus pandemic...

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Two Common Vaccinations Appear To Lower The Risk Of Alzheimer's Disease

Both the flu and pneumonia vaccines may help protect against cognitive decline.

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Is Chocolate Really A Sweet Treat For Your Heart?

Eating chocolate at least once a week appears to protect the heart's blood vessels, study finds.

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Even Mild Obesity Raises Odds for Severe COVID-19

Even mild obesity significantly drives up the ris...

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Can Doctors Predict Who Will Be Most Likely To Develop Dementia?

Here are some key factors that may help reveal dementia risk, according to a new study.

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People With Gum Disease At Higher Risk Of Certain Cancers

Tooth loss may also increase the risk, according to researchers.

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Two Popular Fasting Diets Lead to Weight Loss In Patients With Obesity

Time-restricted eating may also improve certain heart risk factors.

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Getting Your Daily Dose Of Protein From Plants May Lengthen Your Life

A more plant-based diet can also cut your risk of heart-related death, a new study finds.

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Hispanic Americans Being Hit Hard By COVID-19

COVID-19 is being diagnosed in Hispanic communiti...

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Loneliness Not Rising Among Americans Under Lockdown, New Study Finds.

Participants actually perceived greater support from others during this time.

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NBA Players to Assess New Coronavirus Test

A saliva-based test for the new coronavirus will...

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Coronavirus Delivering a Big Economic Blow to Women

Not only have women been more likely than men to...

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U.S. Reports Record Rise in New Coronavirus Cases

The United States recorded its worst day of new c...

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When Can Sports Fans Safely Fill Stadiums Again?

Sports fans are itching to watch their favorite t...

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COVID-19 Typically Mild for Babies: Study

Most babies with COVID-19 have mild illness, with...

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What Your Tongue Says About Your Heart Health

If it's dark red with a yellow coating, it could be a sign of chronic heart failure, study finds.

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Spring Break Trip Led to 64 COVID Cases in Texas

College students who partied on the beach at Cabo...

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Does COVID-19 Trigger New Cases of Diabetes?

Early in the coronavirus pandemic, doctors learne...

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COVID-19 May Trigger Diabetes In Previously Healthy People, New Study Finds.

Experts believe the virus may be attacking organs involved with sugar metabolism.

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Coronavirus Doesn't Favor Crowded Cities, Study Shows

Densely populated areas of the United States don'...

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Icky Prescription: Could Hookworms Help Ease MS?

In a new trial there are hints, but no proof, tha...

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COVID-19 Can Start With Neurological Symptoms

While a fever and cough have seemed to be the ear...

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Pandemic Causing Havoc for Kids With ADHD

Children with attention deficit hyperactivity dis...

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Eating A Late Dinner May Impact Your Metabolism

A 10 p.m. dinner date could lead to weight gain and up your risk of metabolic syndrome, new study finds.

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Drugs Commonly Prescribed For Anxiety And Insomnia May Increase The Risk Of Ectopic Pregnancy

Taking benzodiazepines before conception linked to dangerous pregnancy condition, new study finds.

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3 Ways Pets Can Help Protect Your Mental Health During Times of Crisis

The American Heart Association says pets can improve your mood, thinking and behavior.

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Are Healthy Gums Just A Vape Away From Gum Disease?

Vaping may increase the risk of inflammation and infection in your mouth, new study finds.

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How Many American Adults Are Obese?

The latest obesity numbers from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

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Drug Shows Promise Against Aggressive Breast Cancer

The immunotherapy drug Keytruda might offer a new...

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What Works Best to Ease Flare-Ups of COPD?

The best available drugs to treat sudden COPD fla...

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The Latest Trends In Marijuana Use

More baby boomers are smoking marijuana. Women, too.

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These Foods May Significantly Lower Your Risk Of Stroke

Fiber, fruits and veggies could cut your odds of the most common type of stroke.

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Common Tech-Related Injuries

Do you have swiper's thumb or text neck?

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Are Your Sitting Habits Increasing Your Risk Of Diabetes and Heart Disease?

Older women are sitting 8.5 to 9 hours per day throwing off their insulin levels and BMI.

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Women Patients Still Missing in Heart Research

Women remain underrepresented in heart disease re...

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What Is Toxic Masculinity?

And how does it impact the mental health of men?

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Pregnancy And Paraben Exposure

Artificial preservatives used in many consumer products linked to childhood weight problems.

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Sharing The Love On Valentine's Day And Every Other Day

10 tips to show your kids unconditional love and support.

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Defining Early Puberty In Girls

The age of breast development declined significantly over the past 4 decades.

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Teens And Sexual Identity

More high schoolers are identifying as sexual minorities.

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Share Your Room But Not Your Bed

Important advice to lower the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

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Smartphones And Distracted Walking

Texting, talking or listening to music -- what's more dangerous when you're on the go?

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Vaping Can Cause Serious Skin Problems, New Study Finds

More burns, rashes and mouth lesions linked to e-cigarettes.

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Should You Change Your Diet To Protect Your Heart?

Eating Red Meat Twice A Week Ups The Risk of Heart Disease.

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45 Or 50 When Should Colon Cancer Screenings Start?

A new study suggests many cases of colon cancer are going undetected in young adults.

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What Should You Be Adding To Your Diet To Help Stave Off Dementia?

Foods high in this antioxidant appear to fight Alzheimer's disease.

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Is That Restaurant Menu Full Of Unhealthy Choices?

Most fast-food and full-service restaurants need to improve nutritional quality, study finds.

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How Can You Inspire Kids To Work Harder In School?

The impact of praise versus reprimands in the classroom

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Too Few Patients Enrolling in Cancer Trials

Enrollment in clinical trials that can potentiall...

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Do You Know The Signs Of An Opioid Overdose?

More Americans are being urged to carry a potentially lifesaving medication.

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Is A Bigger Brain Better?

Brain size doesn't always matter when it comes to aging and memory.

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Undercover FDA Investigation Finds Illegal Steroid Creams Being Sold Over The Counter

Investigators recommend checking labels of steroid products purchased at foreign import stores.

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Is Drinking Milk Good Or Bad For Your Health?

Drinking low-fat milk may show down your biological clock.

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Treating Overactive Bladder In Men

Combining behavioral therapy with medication reduces urinary frequency in men with overactive bladder.

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Cancer Cases On The Rise In Workers Who Responded To The World Trade Center Attack.

And for the first time leukemia incidence increases significantly, researchers say.

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Anxiety Does Not Need To Be A Lifelong Battle.

Researchers say full recovery from anxiety disorders is possible.

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Tea Drinkers May Live Longer

Enjoying green tea regularly may lower the risk of heart disease and death.

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New Evidence That Sleep Loss May Have Detrimental Effects On Brain Health

A bad night's sleep may increase levels of an Alzheimer's biomarker.

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Alcohol-Related Deaths On The Rise Especially Among Women

Nearly 1 million alcohol-related deaths recorded in US from 1999 to 2017.

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Can Drinking Coffee Help Control Blood Sugar Levels?

Coffee consumption is linked to fat loss, but not improved insulin sensitivity.

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Cutting Alcohol For Your Heart?

Abstinence May Help Prevent Episodes of Atrial Fibrillation.

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Having A Pet As A Child May Protect Your Mental Health

Kids exposed to dogs before their teen years at lower risk of a serious psychiatric disorder.

About clinical trials

Clinical research is the study of health and illness in people. Clinical research is how we develop new treatments and gather knowledge for better health and medical care. A clinical trial is a research study involving human participants.

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How can I get involved in clinical trials?

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