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Volunteering in impoverished areas does not build caregiver empathy, Jefferson study finds

Past experience with poverty is not enough to build caregiver empathy

Adult Health

Air pollution increases the chance of going blind, study finds

High pollution levels in cities linked to rise in glaucoma

Adult Health

Caffeine won't turn you into Hemingway – but it can boost your problem-solving skills

Caffeine won't turn you into Hemingway -- but it can boost problem-solving

Mental Health

Transcendental meditation soothes anxiety by changing connections in the brain

Meditation anxiety stress

Addiction

More stringent regulations are reducing tobacco retailers in Philly, study finds

Tobacco retailers Philly

Women's Health

Struggling to eliminate the sweets? Try getting some more sleep

Poor sleep leads to overeating

Parenting

To help infants avoid asthma, go easy on the cleaning – at least for a bit

Chemicals in cleaning products could trigger asthma

Senior Health

Golfing may help older adults live longer, study finds

Golfers

Women's Health

Cervical cancer could be eliminated in the U.S. within 20 years, Harvard researchers say

Cervical cancer elimination

Mental Health

More teens are coming out as LGBTQ, but suicide attempts remain high

LGBTQ Teens Attempted Suicide

Senior Health

Brokenhearted over the death of a loved one? These heart medications could save your life, scientists say

Grief Broken Heart Health

Men's Health

For advanced prostate cancer patients, statins offer hope of a longer life

Statins reduce mortality in prostate cancer patients

Women's Health

Virtual reality offers women a new pain relief option during childbirth

VR in childbirth

Parenting

Here's how long your baby should be sleeping at night – and when to become alarmed

Baby sleep patterns normal

Women's Health

Some women who have C-sections are at higher risk for postpartum depression, researchers say

Postpartum depression after cesarean delivery

Addiction

Quit smoking at least 4 weeks before surgery, WHO advises

Quit smoking before surgery

Adult Health

Here's why stress turns your hair gray

Stress Gray Hair

Women's Health

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

Heavy Bleeding Menstrual Pad

Adult Health

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

Knee replacement study suggests timing is critical

Adult Health

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

Scientists identify four different types of aging

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

Children's Health

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

Cooking shows healthy food children

Senior Health

New blood test can improve triage for elderly concussion patients

New blood test to rule out brain tissue damage

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

Children's Health

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

Why do babies hiccup so much?

Adult Health

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

Apple research health app

Alternative Medicine

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

Cannabis PTSD suicide depression

Wellness

Getting enough sleep is crucial to people with chronic diseases

Sleep deprivation and chronic diseases

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

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