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Health Officials Release New Stroke Prevention Guidelines

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association have updated their guidelines for stroke prevention. The new guidelines focus on healthy eating, normal blood pressure and exercise as ways to lower stroke risk.

FDA Approves New Combination Pill for Type 2 Diabetes

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new combination pill to treat type 2 diabetes.

Epilepsy Rx During Pregnancy May Put Kids at Risk

Pregnant women face many choices as they prepare for the baby's arrival. And new research suggests that moms-to-be with epilepsy may have an extra decision to make about their medication.

FDA Approves Vaccine for Invasive Meningococcal Disease

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved a vaccine to prevent a particular type of invasive meningococcal disease.

Bariatric Surgery: Weighing the Options

For obese people, weight loss surgery can be an effective way to shed pounds. While bypass and banding operations are both popular, one may produce bigger results but also carry greater risk.

Fireball Whisky Recalled in Europe

After an accidental shipment of an American version of Fireball Whisky to Europe, three countries have recalled the product due to an ingredient in the whiskey also found in antifreeze. But Fireball says the chemical is safe for consumption.

Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet May Trim Epileptic Seizures

Medication can keep many adults with epilepsy from having seizures. For some, though, medication doesn't work. But new research suggests that diets low in carbs and high in fat may help.

Many College Students Used Indoor Tanning Facilities

Despite strong medical claims that indoor tanning may be a risk factor for skin cancer, tanning may be a common practice among college-age adults, a new study suggests.

Eczema May Increase Risk of Injury

The dry, itchy skin associated with eczema can keep patients up at night scratching. Those sleepless nights could lead to groggy days and set the stage for an accidental injury like a broken arm or leg, new research suggests.

Heart Valve Disease Tied to Genetic Variants

LDL cholesterol is called "bad" cholesterol because it may contribute to heart and blood vessel disease. New research has shown that some people with genetic variations that cause raised levels of LDL cholesterol may be at increased risk for a type of heart valve disease.