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Heavy metals at levels called ''troublesome'' are lurking in foods commonly eaten by babies and toddlers, according to a new Consumer Reports investigation of 50 packaged foods made for children.

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Women who had high exposure to the long-banned pesticide DDT appear to have a higher chance of having a child with autism, according to new research.

An experimental drug could improve survival for women with breast cancer who have the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations, a new study says.

Researchers have found strong evidence that if a kidney transplant doesn’t work, it may be due to the “wear and tear” on the organ before it’s donated.

Life expectancy in the United States is declining, according to two new studies, largely because of drug abuse including opioid deaths. Suicide and alcoholism among people 25-64 were also key factors.

Aretha Franklin, the "Queen of Soul," died of pancreatic cancer. She had several recent health scares but did not reveal their causes.

Out of 61 food samples tested, 48 had some glyphosate in them. The most heavily contaminated were made with conventionally grown — as opposed to organically grown — oats.

While global warming appeared to have eased early in the 21st century, a new forecasting method points to the likelihood of abnormally high average air temperatures worldwide.

A long-term study of about 22,000 postmenopausal women in the United States found that those whose mothers had lived to age 90 were 25 percent more likely to reach that milestone without suffering serious health issues. The chances are even higher if both parents reached 90.

Childhood exposure to secondhand smoke might raise women’s risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, new research finds.

Even if you brush your teeth regularly, fluoride is what helps you avoid cavities, a new study reports.

Critical limb ischemia is the most severe form of peripheral artery disease (PAD) and can lead to ulcers, gangrene and amputation, the researchers said.

The newly identified genes suggest that an inflammatory response and changes in the production of certain proteins contribute to brain deterioration in Alzheimer's patients.

A person’s risk of suicide more than triples in the first six months after a traumatic brain injury (TBI), and it stays significantly higher over the long term, a new Danish study suggests.

Results of new research suggest that changing levels of the female sex hormone estrogen make cells around a key nerve in the head and connected blood vessels more sensitive to migraine triggers, scientists say. And that increases migraine risk.

New guidelines from the Women's Preventive Services Initiative (WPSI) call for annual screening to determine whether a woman has urinary incontinence and whether it affects her daily activities and quality of life.

The next two spots are also repeats from last year. Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore holds the No. 3 spot, and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston holds the No. 4 spot.

Target blood pressure for people in the United States is now 130/80, according to the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology.

The vapor from e-cigarettes was much more harmful than e-cigarette fluid to lung cells -- and the more the cells were exposed to it, the more they were damaged, scientists report in a new study.