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Job Worries Can Raise Asthma Risk, Study Says
Findings support idea that work-related stress contributes to development of respiratory disorder

NIH Adds $10M to Encourage Gender Balance in Clinical Trials
These strategic investments help incorporate sex into existing funded studies, U.S. health officials say

Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs May Help After Certain Strokes
Statins appear to boost survival rates after bleeding in the brain, study reports

Blood Test for Yeast Infections Approved
Rare infections primarily affect people with weakened immune systems

Some Women Need Tests for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Experts Say
Guidelines include all sexually active females 24 and younger, plus older women deemed at higher risk

Breast Milk a Risk for Spreading Common Virus to Preemies, Study Finds
CMV dangerous for low birth weight infants, but mom can be tested before delivery to see if she carries virus

Report Identifies Game Changers for U.S. Health Care
Recent innovations, developments may transform direction of patient care in next decade, researchers say

Ebola Cases Could Reach 1.4 Million in Months, CDC Predicts
Isolating infected patients is the best way to stem the epidemic, health officials say

Kids Taking ADHD Drugs Get Little Psychotherapy: Study
Researchers find rates vary widely by county in U.S.

FDA Warns Doctors of Danger From Fake Drugs
Health care providers ordering meds should view 'too good to be true' offers with suspicion, agency says

Younger Age at First Drink, Higher Odds for Problem Drinking: Study
How soon teen gets drunk after trying first drink also raises risk, researchers report

Lung Infections May Hamper Ability to Detect Lung Cancer
Certain conditions make it harder to reliably detect tumors, study says

Anti-Smoking Policies May Also Curtail Drinking
Study: Where smoking declines, so does consumption of beer, hard liquor

Diabetes Rates Leveling Off in U.S.
After 20-year increase, cases have been tapering lately, but some groups still at risk: government report

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