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A new infographic published by the CDC illustrates areas of the US where rates of death from certain conditions are higher than the national averages.
Medical News Today: Investing in hepatitis C drugs could save the economy billions, researchers suggest
New hepatitis C drugs may be more expensive but have have higher cure rates and fewer side effects, and could save the US and five European countries $3.2 billion a year.
A large population study spanning 10 years finds the lung disease emphysema progresses more slowly in people who take aspirin on 3 or more days a week.
A new study finds people who work shifts are more likely to experience sleep problems such as insomnia, which may increase their risk of obesity and diabetes.
A warning to all parents that send their kids to dance classes - a new study shows that nearly all youth dance classes supply limited amounts of activity.
Medical News Today: Peanut allergies common among children with asthma, but families often do not know
A new study finds that 53% of the families of children who tested positively for peanut sensitivity were not aware of their child's allergy.
Offers of cash to employees trying to give up smoking have been put to the scientific test to see if money makes a difference to quit rates compared with usual cessation programs.
Medical News Today: 'Surprisingly high' incidence of cardiovascular conditions among Olympic athletes
A study finds that 7.3% of athletes screened to compete in the Olympic games between 2002 and 2014 had significant undiagnosed cardiovascular abnormalities.