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How frequently should women get a mammogram? Guidelines differ, but a new study estimates thousands of U.S. lives could be saved if mammograms were done every year from age 40 to 84.
For many people basking in the warmth of summer, the flu season may seem like a distant memory. Truth is, the start of the next one is only a month or two away.
Binge-watch a full season of your favorite television series and a night of bad sleep is bound to follow, new research suggests.
About 13 percent of all accidents that happen at the workplace are related to being sleepy on the job, the National Safety Council says.
Women who eat a lot of high-calorie foods may face a slightly higher risk of obesity-related cancers -- even if they remain thin, a new study suggests.
Wealthier Americans are more likely than others to be sedentary for much of the week and then turn into active "weekend warriors" on Saturdays and Sundays, researchers report.
Dieting is tough enough. But when you're the only one at home cutting back on calories, you might face temptation every time you open the fridge.
Rates of knee osteoarthritis have doubled in the United States since the 1940s, but it's not just because Americans are living longer and weigh more, a new study suggests.
Addressing malnutrition could save U.S. hospitals thousands of dollars per malnourished patient, a new study suggests.
About a third of people aged two to 19 are considered overweight or obese, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) says.