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Love Chocolate? Potato Chips? Your Genes Might Be to Blame

Study findings may someday lead to more individualized diet advice, researcher says


Timing of Lunch, Recess May Determine What Kids Eat

Study found children who ate first consumed more vegetables, while those who played first wasted less food


Could Breast Milk Tests Replace Mammograms?

Scientists hope to improve breast cancer screening of younger women


150-Year-Old Drug May Shorten 'Off' Time for Parkinson's Patients

Study finds apomorphine cuts the time until levodopa kicks in for those with advanced disease


At What Age Can Kids Safely Cross the Street?

In simulated experiments, the task was too tough for children younger than 14


Cleaning, Greening Vacant Lots May Help Fight Crime

Fighting urban blight sends message that residents are paying close attention to the neighborhood


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Health Tip: Pregnant Women Need Omega-3 Fats

Fish low in mercury are safest


Home Birth Safe for Some, But Not All, Women

Certain factors make home delivery too chancy, pregnancy experts say


Many Students Reluctant to Use Asthma Inhalers at School

Survey suggests it's one reason why many children have poor control of their condition


Moms-to-Be Are Heeding Store Warnings About Alcohol

Drinking down 11 percent in states where liquor retailers must post signs, study finds


Opioid Abusers at Higher Death Risk When Addiction Specialists Not Part of Care

As treatment shifts to primary care doctors and hospitals, new strategies may be needed, researchers say


Stop and Smell the Roses at Work

Meanness in the office can spread faster than the common cold


When to Pick the Nose in a Medical Emergency

Instead of shots, some ERs are giving patients medicine through the nostrils, researchers say


You Can Probably Credit Your Genes for These Facial Features

Twins study found DNA most at play for nose's tip, area around lips, cheekbones


Young Adults With Autism Need Help Managing Money: Study

Many feel unprepared to handle responsibilities such as paying bills on their own


Health Tip: Help Manage Constipation

Actions that may improve symptoms


Health Tip: When Asthma Doesn't Improve

What to discuss with your doctor


What to Know About Online Dating Sites

Always proceed with caution when looking for love in cyberspace

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