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Could Appendectomy Protect You From Parkinson's?

People who’ve had their appendix removed appear to have a 20 percent lower risk of developing Parkinson’s disease than those who haven’t had an appendectomy.

It’s Hard Cider Season: Watch Out for Extra Sugar

Hard cider labels are required to include the number of grams of sugar per serving, but they don't have to distinguish between natural and added sugars.

Is Your Shower Making You Sick?

Areas of the United States where certain bacteria are most prevalent in showerheads are the same areas where bacterial lung infections are most common.

Does Your Hair Dye Contain Harmful Lead?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken steps to remove lead acetate in hair coloring products amid safety concerns about lead exposure.

Just 3 Percent of Kids Get Enough Exercise, Researchers Say

A U.K. study suggests that only 1 in 30 children meet minimum physical activity guidelines of at least one hour (60 minutes) of moderate exercise per day.

The High Cost of Obesity in the U.S.

The overall economic impact of obesity in the United States has reached more than $1.7 trillion, largely due to lost productivity and direct health-care costs.

This Eye Scan Can 'See' Early Alzheimer's

Results of two studies suggest that an imaging procedure called optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) can detect early signs of Alzheimer’s disease.

The Proven Benefits of Home Blood Pressure Monitoring

Home blood pressure readings of 130/80 mm Hg or above can be used to diagnose high blood pressure (hypertension) in adults, according to research.

A Little More Evidence That Cocoa May Help Your Heart

Research has shown that compounds found in cocoa can help promote heart health by lowering blood pressure and cholesterol and increasing blood vessel flexibility.

When It Comes to Cancer Risk, Your Height Matters

Research suggests that tall people are at increased risk for cancer because they have more cells in their bodies.