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Heart risks added to Chantix health concernsupdated: Tue Jul 05 2011 15:53:00

A study published Monday in a Canadian journal concluded that smokers who take Chantix, one of the most popular smoking cessation drugs, could increase their risk of heart problems.

Severely short Ecuadorians resistant to diabetes, cancer, study saysupdated: Wed Feb 16 2011 14:23:00

For years, Dr. Jaime Guevara-Aguirre of Quito, Ecuador, noticed that his shortest patients never seemed to get the common ailments that befell others.

Scary symptoms that are (really!) no big dealupdated: Tue Sep 28 2010 08:20:00

Our bodies have an amazing capacity to freak us out.

'Magic mushrooms' ingredient may ease end-of-life anxietyupdated: Mon Sep 06 2010 20:47:00

Terminally ill cancer patients struggling with anxiety may get some relief from a guided "trip" on the hallucinogenic drug psilocybin, a new study suggests.

Smoking and diabetesupdated: Tue Jan 05 2010 12:45:00

New research suggests that quitting smoking increases the risk of diabetes. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.

Study: Quitting smoking raises diabetes riskupdated: Tue Jan 05 2010 12:45:00

People who quit smoking are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes after they kick the habit, most likely due to post-quitting weight gain, a new study has found.

3 Americans win medicine Nobel for chromosome researchupdated: Mon Oct 05 2009 14:18:00

Three U.S. researchers have won the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for solving "a major problem in biology," the Nobel Committee announced Monday.

Minorities wait long for matchupdated: Mon Jul 13 2009 14:56:00

Minorities hoping for a bone marrow match may have longer to wait because so few are on the register.

For minorities, the wait for a bone marrow match can be longupdated: Mon Jul 13 2009 14:56:00

In May, Denise Bertholin got married. She wore a white dress and carried beautiful lilies. She and her groom, Matt Braun, said "I do" in front of family and friends.

Seniors: Drink to your healthupdated: Wed Jan 21 2009 12:56:00

At 90, Melvin Seeman's daily objective is to enjoy every moment of life to its fullest.

Newer heart test may not be betterupdated: Thu Nov 27 2008 09:35:00

An expensive CT scan that uses multiple X-rays to produce spectacular 3-D images of the heart can't replace tried-and-true coronary angiography for finding blocked blood vessels in chest-pain patients, according to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine.

No kids, no jobs for growing number of wivesupdated: Tue Aug 05 2008 15:53:00

"What do you do all day?" is a question Anne Marie Davis, 34, says she gets a lot. Bright Lights May Hold Off Dementiaupdated: Tue Jun 10 2008 19:00:00

A new study shows that patients in nursing homes with brighter lights do better than those in dimly lit facilities. Why?

U.N.: Chronic ailments more deadly than infectious diseasesupdated: Thu May 22 2008 19:27:00

Chronic conditions such as heart disease and stroke have surpassed infectious diseases as the leading causes of deaths worldwide, according to a U.N. study released this week.

Get your memory in shape with a workoutupdated: Thu Jan 04 2007 13:30:00

If you've already forgotten your New Year's resolution to get off the couch, there may be another reason to get moving -- your memory.

CNNMoney: Before you call it quitsupdated: Wed Jul 12 2006 15:56:00

While half of all baby boomers expect to be working past 65 years old, only about 13 percent of retirees are actually doing so, according to a recent study.

Rare transplant aims to 'rewire' nervesupdated: Thu Nov 17 2005 09:51:00

It was three days before Christmas last year. Nick Anderson, a budding race car driver, was on his way home from a friend's house.

Fortune: From ICU To A Whole New You!updated: Mon Oct 13 2003 00:01:00

It's the latest example of real life imitating reality TV: In late November, Johns Hopkins Medicine will help open a $1.5 million facility in West Palm Beach, Fla., to provide extreme makeovers. Pi...

Money Magazine: Check It Out How doctors rate the top newslettersupdated: Mon May 01 1989 00:01:00

MONEY asked four prominent physicians to evaluate seven of the leading medical newsletters; their comments, and composite scores on a scale of 100, are shown below. The panel included Bruce B. Dan,...

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