Low-carb diet or low-fat one? Either diet will trigger the body to burn off fat, a new study finds. Mahafreen H. Mistry/NPR hide caption

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You Don't Need To Go Low-Carb To Burn Body Fat, Study Says

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We all get by better with a little help from our tunes. iStockphoto hide caption

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Sutures With A Soundtrack: Music Can Ease Pain, Anxiety Of Surgery

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Parents of children who are extremely finicky may find it useful to seek help, psychologists say, because some kids won't outgrow the behavior on their own. But don't make the table a battlefield. Chad Springer/Corbis hide caption

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Could Your Child's Picky Eating Be A Sign Of Depression?

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When A Child's Picky Eating Becomes More Than A Nuisance

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A Yale University study analyzed the experience of 60 million Americans covered by traditional Medicare between 1999 and 2013, and found "jaw-dropping improvements in almost every area," the lead author says. Ann Cutting/Getty Images hide caption

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Happy 50th Birthday, Medicare. Your Patients Are Getting Healthier

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For best quality of life, many cancer patients who can't be cured might do best to forgo chemo and focus instead on pain relief and easing sleep and mood problems, a survey of caregivers suggests. iStockphoto hide caption

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What If Chemo Doesn't Help You Live Longer Or Better?

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National Institutes of Health funding has been flat for years. iStockphoto hide caption

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Bill To Boost Medical Research Comes With A Catch

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Heroin Use Surges, Especially Among Women And Whites

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Kids and teens should get two to three quarts of water per day, via food or drink, research suggests. iStockphoto hide caption

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Got Water? Most Kids, Teens Don't Drink Enough

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A Stanford University study explored the medical records of millions of people looking for patterns. People taking proton-pump inhibitors for chronic heartburn seemed to be at somewhat higher risk of having a heart attack than people not taking the pills. IStockphoto hide caption

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Data Dive Suggests Link Between Heartburn Drugs And Heart Attacks

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Costs Of Slipshod Research Methods May Be In The Billions

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A single Lassa fever virus particle, stained to show surface spikes — they're yellow — that help the virus infect its host cells. London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine hide caption

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How Worried Should We Be About Lassa Fever?

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