Ick! Synthetic Mucus Could Battle Dangerous Bugs

Researchers are working on lab-grown versions to control disease-causing bacteria

Is a Low-Salt Diet Always Healthy?

Study claims current guidelines are too restrictive when there's sufficient potassium intake

'Mindfulness' Probably Won't Cure Your Back Pain: Study

But one specialist still isn't ruling out this complementary therapy

Obesity Quadruples Kids' Type 2 Diabetes Risk: Study

About 415 million people worldwide have the disease, which is costly to treat but can be prevented

Opioid-Related Deaths Might Be Underestimated: CDC

Death certificates from drug-linked infections may not label painkillers as possible cause

Puberty's Onset May Depend on DNA

British researchers zero in on genetic links between early puberty and increased cancer risk

Routine Tests Urged for Pregnancy Complication Preeclampsia

Expert panel recommends blood-pressure check at every prenatal visit

Seizure Control Key to Avoiding Sudden Death With Epilepsy

Tonic-clonic seizures are a major risk factor for this rare event, new guideline says

Some Surprising Sources of Germs

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Common Food Nutrient Tied to Risky Blood Clotting

Gut bacteria reacts to compound in eggs and meat to produce chemical that ups heart disease risk, study says