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Good news on aging: Get older, feel better

December 7, 2012 - 13:30

Growing old is not for sissies, the bumper sticker says, and as anyone who has entered midlife can attest. But a new study finds that despite the physical and mental toll of time, people actually feel better as they age -- not worse.

When depression drugs don't help, this might

December 7, 2012 - 00:51
Talk therapy may be a helpful supplemental treatment for people with depression who have not responded to medication, a new study from the United Kingdom suggests.

Forget diets: Cutting fat keeps you slim

December 7, 2012 - 00:16
Swapping fatty foods for low-fat alternatives will keep you slim - and now there's World Health Organization-backed research to prove it.

Pre-treatment helps young breast cancer patients

December 6, 2012 - 23:51
Researchers had good news about some of the most difficult-to-treat breast cancers on Thursday. They found that pre-treating young women with a rare form of breast cancer can help them survive better down the road.

Men who have cancer more likely to die from it

December 6, 2012 - 21:54
Not only are men more likely than women to be diagnosed with cancer, among those who get the disease, men also have a higher chance of dying from it, according to a new study.

FDA warns about US-made jerky pet treats

December 6, 2012 - 21:35
The Food and Drug Administration warned owners Thursday not to feed pets certain Nature’s Deli Chicken Jerky Dog Treats packaged and distributed by Kasel Associated Industries of Denver. Kasel Associated Industries of Denver has refused to recall the treats.

Key West waits on dengue mosquito experiment

December 6, 2012 - 20:36
Mosquito control officials in the Florida Keys are waiting for the federal government to sign off on an experiment that would release hundreds of thousands of genetically modified mosquitoes to reduce the risk of dengue fever in the tourist town of Key West.

Chocolate guilt only makes it more delicious

December 6, 2012 - 14:31

You know how this goes. You're aware that having a second doughnut is overkill, but you blissfully indulge anyway...only to regret it minutes later. So why do you keep giving in when you know you'll end up with regret later?

Dads 'helpless' over acute morning sickness

December 6, 2012 - 02:06

Many expectant fathers say they felt "helpless" while watching their partners battle the same rare pregnancy condition that hospitalized Britain's Duchess Kate.

Sex on first date may doom relationship

December 6, 2012 - 00:17
Having sex on the first date may harm relationships over the long-term, according to a new studythat included nearly 11,000 unmarried people in steady or serious relationships who rated their level of satisfaction with their relationship, their ability to communicate with their partner and the stability of their relationship.

Americans worry about obesity more than ever

December 5, 2012 - 23:49
When asked to name the most urgent health problem currently facing the United States, more people than ever say obesity, a new Gallup poll finds.

Having kids doesn't kill you, after all

December 5, 2012 - 23:34

They may feel like they are going to be the death of you, but having kids may not take years off your life. In fact, a study published Thursday shows that people who tried but failed to have children are two to four times more likely to die young than parents.

Bacteria in skin prep? FDA ponders sterility

December 5, 2012 - 22:19

Two years after the death of a Texas toddler that focused national attention on the contamination of alcohol wipes used widely in hospitals and homes, federal health regulators are considering whether such skin prep products should be required to be sterile.

Prenatal gene tests could show more risks

December 5, 2012 - 22:03
A new study sets the stage for wider use of gene testing in early pregnancy. Scanning the genes of a fetus reveals far more about potential health risks than current prenatal testing does, say researchers who compared both methods in thousands of pregnancies nationwide.

CPSC sues infant seat maker after baby deaths

December 5, 2012 - 20:54

Makers of the Nap Nanny popular infant recliner seats tied to the deaths of five babies have failed to adequately address the products' potential hazard, said federal consumer officials who voted Wednesday to sue Baby Matters LLC of Berwyn, Pa.

Disability to rise as more preemies survive

December 5, 2012 - 20:23
By Kate Kelland, ReutersLONDON - Little progress has been made in improving the long-term health of extremely premature babies, and with pre-term births on the rise across Europe, rates of serious disability are likely to increase, doctors said on Wednesday.

Synthetic marijuana blamed for 11,000 ER visits a year

December 5, 2012 - 17:45
MyHealthNewsDaily Street drugs known as synthetic marijuana — also known as K2 and Spice — were linked to 11,406 visits to U.S. emergency rooms in 2010, according to a new government report.

Your wandering mind is aging you

December 5, 2012 - 16:29

Do you ever have trouble focusing your attention on--oh look! A new Facebook friend request! Wait, what were we saying?

Ask TODAY your health questions!

December 5, 2012 - 15:24
Do you have a nagging health or medical question? Maybe you just haven't gotten around to asking your doctor about it, or maybe it's a wee bit embarrassing... worry no more! Send us your health questions, and Dr. Keri Peterson may answer them on TODAY. Nothing is off limits!

Missing cancer patient, 11, 'in good hands,' dad says

December 5, 2012 - 14:48

Parents of a young leukemia patient whisked out of a Phoenix hospital last week say that she is fine and getting care now in Mexico. Emily Bracamontes, 11, was last seen on surveillance cameras with her mother walking through Phoenix Children's Hospital, ducking into a bathroom.