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Sexually transmitted diseases on rise in Minnesota

State health officials are concerned that Minnesotans aren't getting the message about safe sex and about testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases. More>>

Younger adults hit hardest this flu season

The H1N1 flu was the predominant influenza strain in the United States this year, but it packed a lot less punch than in 2009 when it caused a worldwide pandemic, health officials report. More>>

Blood test aims to predict breast cancer's return

A new blood test may one day help predict the recurrence of breast cancer and also a woman's response to breast cancer treatment, researchers report. More>>

Getting in front of back pain

Even though back pain affects nearly 10 million Americans a year, there's a lot you can do to avoid the problem, an expert says. More>>

A doctor's 'people skills' affects patients' health

A doctor's "bedside manner" seems to have a real effect on patients' health, a new research review suggests. More>>

Hearing loss might make elderly feel more isolated

Many elderly people tend to be less outgoing the older they get, but those with hearing loss may become even more socially isolated, according to a new study. More>>

Men with eating disorders often ignore symptoms

The widely held belief that only women experience eating disorders delays men with these conditions from getting treatment, a new British study says. More>>

Kids' concussions defined by where they live

City kids are more likely to suffer concussions playing sports while children in rural areas tend to sustain these head injuries while using dirt bikes and other motorized vehicles, a new Canadian study finds. More>>

So long snow, hello pollen

Although it still feels like winter in many parts of the United States, it's time to prepare for spring allergies, an expert says. More>>

Pfizer reports promising results for cancer drug

Pfizer says an experimental drug has shown encouraging results in treating advanced breast cancer in an early clinical trial. More>>

How you digest carbs may influence weight gain

The way your body digests carbohydrates may affect your risk for obesity, a new genetic study indicates. More>>

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