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Arizona Officials Say Nearly 1,000 People May Have Been Exposed to Measles

In a development that could dramatically widen the scope of a measles outbreak that began last month at Disney parks in California, Arizona health officials said Wednesday that up to 1,000 people in that state may have been exposed to the highly infectious disease.
Binge-Watching TV May Be Sign of Depression, Loneliness

Binge-watching television is linked with feeling lonely and depressed, a new study suggests.
Health Tip: Handling Your Child's Fears About Weight

What does a parent do if you hear your child lament, "I'm fat?"
Liberals, Independents Win Life Span Sweepstakes, Study Claims

Liberals are in luck when it comes to longevity, new research contends.
U.S. Measles Outbreak Now Numbers 87 Cases

The number of measles cases linked to the outbreak at Disney amusement parks in southern California has reached 87, health officials are reporting.
Study Underscores Power of Placebo Effect

A new study -- this one involving patients with Parkinson's disease -- adds another layer of insight to the well-known "placebo effect." That's the phenomenon in which people's symptoms improve after taking an inactive substance simply because they believe the treatment will work.
Some Kids With Autism Show Improvement by Age 6: Study

More than 10 percent of preschool-age children diagnosed with autism saw some improvement in their symptoms by age 6. And 20 percent of the children made some gains in everyday functioning, a new study found.
ADHD Linked to Earlier Use of Illicit Drugs in Teens: Study

Among people who use illicit drugs, those with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) start using them one to two years earlier in their youth than those without the disorder, a new study finds.
Soda Habit May Prompt Early Puberty in Girls, Study Suggests

Girls who consume a lot of sugary drinks may enter puberty earlier than girls who don't, Harvard researchers report.
Seniors May Keep Falls a Secret

Many seniors don't tell their doctors they've had a fall because they're worried they'll be told they can't live on their own anymore, a physician says.

 

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