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Having A Dog Is Good For Your Heart, Study SaysA study published Friday in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings says that owning a pet, especially a dog, may help maintain a healthy heart -- in case you needed any more reason to head to your local animal shelter.
Want To Avoid An Early Death? Get Moving, A Study SaysThe medical journal BMJ published a report today that links a lower risk of early death to higher levels of physical activity at any intensity in middle-aged and older people.
'Crazy Cat Ladies' Are Not A Thing, Study FindsIt's the news cat owners have been waiting for: Owning lots of cats does not, in fact, mean you're mad, sad or anxious.
Former Planned Parenthood President Dr. Leana Wen Takes Job At George Washington UniversityDr. Leana Wen, the former president of Planned Parenthood and Baltimore City Health Commissioner, has taken a job at George Washington University.
Health Officials Need Help Identifying Man Who Removed Rabid Raccoon From Baltimore County RoadHealth department officials are asking for help identifying a good Samaritan who removed a dead raccoon from a road in Baltimore County after the agency learned the animal was infected with rabies.
'Red Flag' Laws Can Play A Role In Preventing Mass Shootings, Study SaysPreliminary research, published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine on Monday, suggests that this "urgent" and "individualized" intervention can play a role in efforts to prevent mass shootings.
New Study Raises Questions About How Fluoride Affects Children's DevelopmentThe study, published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics on Monday, found that increased levels of fluoride exposure during pregnancy were associated with declines in IQ in children.
Lung Disease Cases In Teens Across US May Be Caused By Vaping, Doctors SayRecent reports show teenagers in other parts of the country are being treated for lung injuries that doctors say may be caused by vaping.
'Tomorrow's Not Promised' | Maryland Man Recovering After Contracting Brain-Eating Amoeba While Jet SkiingRyan Perry is adjusting to life at home after 90 days in hospitals and two months in a rehab facility.
Tyson Foods Recalling 39K Pounds Of Weaver Brand Ready-To-Eat Chicken Patty Due To Possible ContaminationTysons Foods Inc is recalling around 39,000 pounds of Weaver brand frozen chicken patty product that may be possibly contaminated by foreign matter. 
Crying On The Job? You're Not Alone, With 8 In 10 Workers Shedding TearsMore than 8 in 10 workers admit to crying at work, with almost half of those saying they were driven to tears because of their bosses or colleagues, according to a new survey from career site Monster.com.
Taking 'Miracle' Solution As Cure For Autism Or Cancer Is The 'Same As Drinking Bleach', FDA SaysPeople should stop using the "Miracle" or "Master" mineral solution products sold online as cures for autism, cancer, HIV, hepatitis, flu, acne and a host of other illnesses and diseases, the US Food and Drug Administration warned Monday.