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New Method May Detect Ovarian Cancer Earlier

Tue, 05 May 2015 17:42:58 EST
A screening method that uses blood tests can spot twice as many cases of ovarian cancer as older techniques can, and that may lead to women getting diagnosed sooner, researchers say.
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'Good' Bacteria Might Fight Common Hospital Infection: Study

Tue, 05 May 2015 15:20:41 EST
Drinking safe strain of C. difficile seems to help prevent recurrence of its toxic cousin
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Heart Drug Digoxin May Not Be Best for Some Heart Patients

Tue, 05 May 2015 13:15:14 EST
Review found it was tied to early death risk in those with irregular heartbeat, heart failure
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17 Tips for Using Blood Thinners When You Have DVT

Tue, 05 May 2015 11:16:15 EST
Blood thinners can save your life when you have DVT. But they must be taken carefully. Find out more.
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Women Hospitalized for Asthma More Often Than Men

Tue, 05 May 2015 09:15:11 EST
Female hormones, differences in health behaviors may play a role, researchers say
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Expert Panel Unclear on Whether E-Cigarettes Help Smokers Quit

Mon, 04 May 2015 17:20:19 EST
More and better data is needed, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says
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Diabetes Study Suggests a Little Extra Weight Tied to Longer Survival

Mon, 04 May 2015 17:20:16 EST
But doctors stress that there isn't enough research yet back up that conclusion
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Girls and ADHD

Mon, 04 May 2015 16:31:13 EST
Why attention deficit hyperactive disorder is so often overlooked in girls.
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10 Questions You Should Ask Your Doctor About DVT

Mon, 04 May 2015 13:55:24 EST
WebMD explains risks and treatments for deep vein thrombosis, a blood clot in one of the body’s deep veins, usually deep within the leg.
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How a Child's ADHD Affects Their Siblings

Mon, 04 May 2015 13:42:29 EST
WebMD talks to ADHD experts about how one child's ADHD can affect their brothers and sisters.
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Sleepwalking Parents Likely to Have Sleepwalking Kids

Mon, 04 May 2015 13:18:00 EST
Nighttime wandering passed down to as many as 60 percent of children, study finds
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Can Vitamin D Help MS?

Mon, 04 May 2015 11:46:14 EST
WebMD explores the buzz about vitamin D and multiple sclerosis.
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It’s a Girl: Kate Delivers a Healthy Princess

Mon, 04 May 2015 11:26:57 EST
The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a baby girl, and WebMD has the details.
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How to Preserve Your Relationship When Your Child Has ADHD

Mon, 04 May 2015 10:19:29 EST
WebMD talks to experts about how parents can keep their child's ADHD from harming their own relationship.
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Preteen Whooping Cough Vaccine Loses Strength Over Time, CDC Finds

Mon, 04 May 2015 09:15:13 EST
Results help explain recent surge in cases
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Cat Health Problem Might Be Linked to Flame Retardants

Fri, 01 May 2015 17:20:17 EST
Researchers search for causes of feline hyperthyroidism
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Unsupervised Home Births on the Rise: Study

Fri, 01 May 2015 17:20:15 EST
Not having either doctor or midwife present is risky, researcher warns
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Can Statins Help Lower Lung Cancer Death Risk?

Fri, 01 May 2015 17:20:14 EST
Small reduction seen with cholesterol-lowering drugs, but study couldn't prove cause-and-effect link
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Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy as Good as Full Breast Removal: Study

Fri, 01 May 2015 15:15:16 EST
No differences in survival or recurrence in women who chose to keep nipple, researcher says
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ADHD Tied to Higher Risk of Eating Disorder in Kids and Teens

Fri, 01 May 2015 15:15:13 EST
Study links attention disorder and a form of binge-eating syndrome
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Experts Continue to Scale Back Annual Pap Smear

Fri, 01 May 2015 12:55:03 EST
For women 21 years and older at average risk for cervical cancer, getting screened once every 3 years should suffice, according to advice from the American College of Physicians (ACP).
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Dropping One Sugary Soda a Day Could Cut Diabetes Risk: Study

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 19:15:14 EST
Drinking water, unsweetened tea or coffee instead lowered chances of blood sugar disease by 25 percent
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Want to Stay Slim? Keep Food Out of Sight

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 17:20:23 EST
Low self-esteem is also linked to obesity, study finds
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Many Pregnant Women Think E-Cigarettes 'Safer' Than Regular Cigarettes

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 17:20:18 EST
But expectant moms shouldn't use nicotine in any form, experts say
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Breast Reconstruction Often Involves Multiple Operations

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 17:20:16 EST
Study finds most breast cancer patients will need two or more procedures to complete process
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2-Minute Walk Every Hour May Help Offset Effects of Sitting

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 17:20:14 EST
Study found short bouts of light activity seem to boost longevity
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What to Expect With Relapsing-Remitting MS

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 16:42:50 EST
WebMD explains what to expect when you have relapsing-remitting MS.
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Exercise and Psoriasis: Why Will It Help You?

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 16:36:16 EST
Walking, swimming, and more may help your skin look and feel better when you have psoriasis. WebMD explains why.
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Can Medical Marijuana Treat Multiple Sclerosis?

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 14:46:23 EST
Medical marijuana may be an option to treat some MS symptoms if you live in a state where it's legal and your doctor gives the OK.
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Top 10 Health Tips for Men

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 14:40:08 EST
A men's health expert reveals the top 10 things you can do to improve your health, boost your sex life, and live better.
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Robin Roberts: A Profile in Courage

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 14:39:58 EST
"Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts reflects on 10 heroes in her life who helped her through her health struggles and shaped the woman she is today.
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Q&A With Debi Mazar

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 14:39:58 EST
Actor, cooking-show star, and mom of two Debi Mazar dishes on life with her own entourage.
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10 Questions With Reba McEntire

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 14:39:57 EST
We talk to Reba McEntire about what keeps her going, her secret to aging, and why she's helping fight hunger.
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Top 10 Fitness Tips

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 14:39:56 EST
A celebrity trainer shares his top 10 pieces of fitness wisdom with WebMD.
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Top 10 Parenting Tips

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 14:39:55 EST
When it comes to parenting, some guiding principles come in handy. Our expert shares her top 10.
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10 Years of Celebrity Health in 'WebMD Magazine'

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 14:39:55 EST
'WebMD Magazine' highlights 10 celebrities committed to major health and medical causes.
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Beauty Products to Help You Beat the Clock

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 14:39:54 EST
Anti-aging treatments keep getting better with time. Our experts round up the 10 best ways to keep your skin youthful.
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Top 10 Health Tips for Women

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 14:39:53 EST
Want a cheat sheet for healthy living? Our expert serves up her top tips for a lifetime of wellness.
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Top 10 Food Trends

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 14:39:52 EST
Move over, kale! WebMD explores the 10 biggest food trends on the horizon.
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10 Years of Health in 'WebMD Magazine'

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 14:39:52 EST
From the first human face transplant to a bionic pancreas, see how far medicine has come in the past 10 years.
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New Drug Kybella Zaps Double Chin: FAQ

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 13:21:12 EST
A shot that dissolves fat will offer people with a double chin a way to get rid of it without surgery.
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Heart Failure Implant Tied to Weakening of Thinking, Memory

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 13:15:17 EST
Research suggests left ventricular assist devices aren't a magic bullet
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Sharing Breast Milk May Pose Risks Women Haven't Considered

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 13:15:14 EST
Survey shows few ask about health of donor, discuss option with doctor
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What risky behaviors are teens with ADHD prone to?

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 09:55:05 EST
WebMD explains the link between ADHD and risky behavior in teens.
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Coming Soon: A Test to Gauge Your Obesity Risk?

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 09:15:16 EST
Certain digestive byproducts could point to trouble, best treatments -- someday, researchers say
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Cloudy Climes May Up Risk of Pancreatic Cancer: Study

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 09:15:15 EST
Shortage of vitamin D may be to blame
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Better Diabetes Blood Sugar Management Leads to Fewer Eye Surgeries

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 17:20:24 EST
Intensive therapy cut risk of needing a procedure in half, researchers report
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Women's Heart Health: Lower Stress, BP Important

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 17:20:16 EST
Managing stress as important as lowering blood pressure to prevent heart attack, expert says
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UTIs Are Getting Tougher to Treat

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 17:18:45 EST
If you’ve ever had one (or a dozen), you might not be surprised to learn that urinary tract infections, or UTIs, are the most common bacterial infections in the United States.
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3D 'Printout' Device Keeps Very Ill Babies Breathing

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 15:22:28 EST
Flexible implant adapts with child's growth, researchers say
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