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Addiction

Quit smoking at least 4 weeks before surgery, WHO advises

Quit smoking before surgery

Women's Health

New medication may be an alternative to surgery for some women with fibroids

Heavy Bleeding Menstrual Pad

Adult Health

People age in at least 4 different styles, Stanford study finds

Scientists identify four different types of aging

Adult Health

There may be a sweet spot for having knee replacement surgery, scientists say

Knee replacement study suggests timing is critical

Fitness

You can get a workout by watching a movie – if you're at the theater

Watching a movie in the theater may be good for you

Health Stories

Born without a uterus, Philly-area woman births milestone baby thanks to transplant at Penn Medicine

Uterus Transplant Baby Penn Medicine Gobrecht family 1

Senior Health

New blood test can improve triage for elderly concussion patients

New blood test to rule out brain tissue damage

Children's Health

Children who watch healthy cooking shows are more likely to eat nutritious foods, study says

Cooking shows healthy food children

Prevention

Administering century-old tuberculosis vaccine in a new way may make it more effective

TB vaccine IV

Volunteering

Adding good deeds to your New Year's resolutions may reduce physical pain

Good deeds can reduce physical pain

Mental Health

Growing up with dogs may lower the risk of schizophrenia as an adult, study finds

Link between having a pet dog in childhood and developing schizophrenia

Addiction

Nearly as many teens are vaping marijuana as nicotine, NIH reports

Vaping Marijuana

Senior Health

Sleeping – and napping – too long may increase risk of stroke

Sleep Stroke Risk

Politics

Wharton professor: Elizabeth Warren's wealth tax could fall $1 trillion short of proposed goal

Elizabeth Warren wealth tax study

Parenting

As measles cases rise worldwide, rate of unvaccinated U.S. children traveling overseas sparks concern

Measles Vaccine International Travel

Illness

Even drinking just a little alcohol increases cancer risk, study finds

Drinking alcohol cancer risk

Parenting

Most young kids – including infants – are getting way too much screen time

Screen Time Babies

Children's Health

More than 80% of adolescents worldwide don't exercise enough, study finds

Youth exercise study running

Children's Health

Mom's measles immunity may not protect baby beyond first 3 months

Measles vaccine babies

Adult Health

How to know whether a clinical trial is right for you

What to know before enrolling in a clinical trial

Adult Health

Apple launches new 'Apple Research' app, allowing you to sign up for its newest health studies

Apple research health app

Children's Health

Babies' frequent hiccups may be tied to brain development, scientists say

Why do babies hiccup so much?

Wellness

Getting enough sleep is crucial to people with chronic diseases

Sleep deprivation and chronic diseases

Alternative Medicine

Cannabis use could help mitigate depression, suicidal thoughts among those with PTSD, study shows

Cannabis PTSD suicide depression

Illness

Eating yogurt and fiber may reduce the risk of lung cancer, study finds

probiotic yogurt

Adult Health

Despite benefits, many cardiac valve surgery patients don't receive cardiac rehabilitation

Heart Anatomy

Research

Researchers publish first-ever spotted lanternfly genome, built from a Berks County insect

Spotted lanternfly dna genome

Healthy Eating

Healthier diets are usually also better for the environment, study shows

Food fruit vegetables environment study

Fitness

Exercising before breakfast allows body to burn stored carbs and more fat, study finds

exercise while sick unsplash

Mental Health

Gambling near-misses don't encourage your brain to keep betting after all, study suggests

Gambling brain study

Healthy Eating

Three weeks of a healthier diet could help reduce depression in young adults, study suggests

Healthy eating depression study

Healthy Eating

Controversial 'red meat is healthy' study author didn't disclose past food industry ties

Red meat trade group study

Children's Health

Men should avoid alcohol in months before conception for baby's heart health, study suggests

Drinking congenital heart disease

Senior Health

Penn receives $18M to study connections between Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and dementia

Penn research Alzheimers Parkinsons

Healthy Eating

Tea bags could be releasing billions of micro plastics into your cup of tea, study says

Tea bags micro plastics

Fitness

Too much exercise could lead to making bad decisions, new study suggests

over-exercising cognition study

Women's Health

Birth control delivery apps are generally safe and efficient, study finds

Birth Control Pills Delivery Services

Senior Health

Reducing 'zombie' cells may slow the aging process

aging-senescent-cells

Women's Health

Hot flashes tied to heart attacks, strokes and cognitive decline, studies find

Hot flashes menopause

Women's Health

Onion, garlic consumption could help reduce breast cancer risk, study suggests

Onions garlic health

Nonprofits

Jefferson Health, MANNA team up to deliver meals to diabetics

MANNA diabetics meals

Illness

A compound may improve pancreatic cancer survival rate, scientists find

Compound pancreatic cancer treatment

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