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Benefits of E-Cigarettes May Outweigh Harms, Study Finds

Findings run counter to recent calls for strict regulation

Malaria Growing Resistant to Drugs Used to Fight It

But several new drugs are in the development pipeline, experts say

Early Stem Cell Transplant Vital in ‘Bubble Boy’ Disease

Study found that doing so in first few months of life improved survival odds

Tip-Over Furniture Can Kill Kids

Experts share childproofing advice

Scientists Shed Light on Link Between Depression, Dementia

Researchers deem depression an independent risk factor for dementia

Gene Mutation May Make Food More Tempting

Study shows most common genetic link to obesity triggers activity in the brain’s reward centers

Different Areas of Brain Affected in Autism, Sensory Disorders

Sophisticated brain scans show the two conditions are somewhat similar, but are also markedly different

Make Kids’ Weight Loss a Family Affair, Study Suggests

If parent and preschooler are both overweight, tackling it together works best, researchers say

Extreme Weather Kills 2,000 in U.S. Each Year: CDC

Heat contributes to nearly one-third of those deaths, report finds

Even Thinking an Odor is Harmful May Spur Asthma Symptoms

Study finds people’s negative expectations can play a role in flare-ups

Health Highlights: July 30, 2014

Could a Blood Test Predict Suicide Risk?

Certain gene-based chemical changes seem to accompany suicidal behavior, study finds

Adults Who’ve Abused Alcohol May Be at Risk for Memory Problems

Researchers say long-term consequences are little-known

Annual COPD Costs To Hit $49 Billion by 2020: CDC

Each year, almost 135,000 die from smoking-related chronic lung disease, experts say

Gardens a Center of Calm for People With Dementia

Review found some evidence it helped soothe, distract sufferers, but safeguards important

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