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Common Painkillers May Help Prevent Certain Skin Cancers, Study Finds

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:15:10 EST
But medications such as ibuprofen pose their own risks, experts say
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More children in the U.S. are getting type 1 diabetes, especially kids ages 5 to 9, according to new research.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:09:40 EST
More children in the U.S. are getting type 1 diabetes, especially kids ages 5 to 9, according to new research.
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No Evidence Paleo Diet Matches Early Eating Habits

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:15:23 EST
No Evidence Paleo Diet Matches Early Eating Habits
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Many People Misuse Devices for Asthma, Allergic Reaction

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:15:18 EST
Memory of correct way to use inhalers, epinephrine pens faded over time, researchers report
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Flu Activity Up, Some Schools Closing

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:53:15 EST
Flu season is ramping up, according to the CDC, which is reporting widespread flu activity in 14 states, including much of the U.S. mid-Atlantic region and several Southern states.
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Children With Eczema: How to Stop the Scratching

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:52:14 EST
Children with eczema who scratch the itchy skin can actually make the condition worse. Try these tips from WebMD to help your child stop scratching.
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Cheap Natural Compound May Help Smokers Quit

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:20:26 EST
But cytisine isn't widely available, study authors note
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Migraine May Raise Risk for Bell's Palsy, Study Suggests

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:20:24 EST
The headaches were tied to a doubling of odds for the facial paralysis, researchers say
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Neurologists Say Jury Still Out on Medical Marijuana's Use for Brain Disorders

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:20:17 EST
Easing federal restrictions on pot research might help get answers, doctors say
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Seniors Still Given Potentially Dangerous Sedatives: Study

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:20:14 EST
Drugs such as Xanax, Valium tied to confusion and falls, experts say
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'Low-GI' Diet May Not Benefit Blood Sugar

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:21:43 EST
Focus should be on eating healthy foods rather than glycemic index, experts say
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Expectant Dads May Also Have Hormonal Changes, Study Suggests

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:19:43 EST
Experts can't explain why testosterone levels of men declined early in partner's pregnancy
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Only 4 in 10 Americans Eat Heart-Healthy Nuts Each Day, CDC Says

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:19:43 EST
Even fewer consume an amount thought to help curb heart disease, study found
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Stent Treatment May Lower Stroke Disability

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:19:43 EST
Treatment must be given within 6 hours after a stroke starts, researchers say
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Teens Use E-Cigarettes More Than Cigarettes

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:02:59 EST
Teens Use E-Cigarettes More Than Cigarettes
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Texas Infant Dies of Legionnaires' Disease After 'Water Birth'

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:15:25 EST
Though health officials couldn't confirm source of infection, they warn of dangers of practice
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FDA Approves System to Make Donated Blood Safer

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:15:22 EST
FDA Approves System to Make Donated Blood Safer
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Nearly 2.5 Million Consumers Have Selected Health Plans On Federal Marketplace

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 07:45:08 EST
Officials say the online site and consumer call centers were extremely busy over the weekend as people sought to buy insurance before the Dec. 15 deadline to have a policy in place for January.
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Screening Test Finds Drugs That Show Promise Against Ebola

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 07:15:16 EST
Researchers uncover 53 potential treatments; all are already FDA approved but need more study for this use
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Syphilis on the Rise Among Gay, Bisexual Men: CDC

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:20:17 EST
Rates of chlamydia dip for the first time in 30 years
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Music Classes Boost Language Skills, Study Says

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:20:16 EST
Kids who actively participate show greater thought processing gains
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'Kids' Diseases' Now Hitting Adults

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:15:47 EST
Doctors explain reasons behind surge in cases of chicken pox, mumps, whooping cough and the like
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FDA Warns Against Fetal 'Keepsake' Videos

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:15:46 EST
Ultrasound imaging, heartbeat monitoring should be left to medical professionals, agency says
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Work Steals Valuable Sleep Time, Study Finds

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:16:23 EST
Flexible start times, less late-night TV would help solve America's problem, experts say
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Yoga May Cut Heart Disease Risk Factors

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:16:22 EST
Review found those who took yoga classes saw improvements in blood pressure, cholesterol, weight
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Vivek Murthy Confirmed as U.S. Surgeon General

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:16:22 EST
Vivek Murthy Confirmed as U.S. Surgeon General
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Cancer Rates Higher in Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:16:20 EST
People with type 1 or type 2 diabetes are diagnosed with more of some types of cancer -- and are more likely to die from cancer -- than people without diabetes, a new Australian study shows.
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WebMD’s Top Stories of 2014

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:04:39 EST
These stories engaged our readers in 2014, heightening their awareness of diseases like Ebola and enterovirus D68 and informing them on topics ranging from the state of Alzheimer’s treatment and prevention to signs of suicide after comedian Robin Williams’ death.
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Alaska’s New Governor Sets Sights On Medicaid Expansion

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:45:11 EST
Gov. Bill Walker, an Independent, campaigned on Medicaid expansion and now he has to pitch it to a reluctant Republican legislature.
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Guinea Pigs Can Be Source of Serious Strep Infection

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:15:22 EST
But animal-to-human transmission of this bacteria is rare, researcher says
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Male Ebola Survivors Should Use Condoms for at Least 3 Months, Experts Say

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 07:15:15 EST
Studies find semen retains deadly virus for up to 91 days
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FDA Approves Blood Test That Gauges Heart Attack Risk

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:20:27 EST
The screen is meant for people without history of heart disease, agency says
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Indoor Tanning Tied to Burns, Fainting, Eye Injuries: Study

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:20:21 EST
Women, whites account for majority of emergency room patients
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Doctors Aren't Discussing Sex With Heart Attack Survivors

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:20:19 EST
Study of younger patients finds they often get misinformation
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Timing of First Period Tied to Women's Later Heart Risk: Study

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:20:17 EST
Getting it earlier or later raised chances of trouble, experts think childhood obesity might be at play
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Feel Younger Than Your Age? It May Help You Live Longer

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:20:15 EST
Researchers found death rate among young at heart was lower during study period
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Drug Interactions Common Among Hospitalized Kids, Study Says

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:15:11 EST
Medication combos may cause side effects or reduce treatment effectiveness, expert notes
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Pregnancy Complication Linked to Autism

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:19:36 EST
Unborn babies whose mothers get a pregnancy condition called preeclampsia may face a higher risk of having autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a large new study suggests.
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Obese Kids' Brains Show Stronger Response to Sugar: Study

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:15:13 EST
Research suggests that some children may be 'wired' to crave sweet foods
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Medication Linked to Fewer Injuries in Kids With ADHD

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:15:11 EST
Older teens experienced the greatest drop in injury risk while taking Ritalin, researchers report
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N.Y. Toddler Dies From Liquid Nicotine Poisoning

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 09:15:22 EST
N.Y. Toddler Dies From Liquid Nicotine Poisoning
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Small Businesses Drop Coverage As Health Law Offers Alternatives

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 07:45:11 EST
Small employers are canceling medical plans and leaving workers to buy insurance through the law’s online marketplaces — sometimes to everyone’s benefit.
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E-Cigarette Use May Be Rising Among Teens

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 07:15:16 EST
Nearly one-third of those surveyed in Hawaii have tried the devices
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Constant Email Checks Can Leave You Stressed

Sat, 13 Dec 2014 09:15:20 EST
People felt less stressed when they checked only three times a day, study finds
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No Link Between Migraine, Breast Cancer Risk, Study Says

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 17:20:20 EST
Since both involve hormone levels, researchers suspected a possible connection
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Exercise, Diet May Be Key to Beating a Common Irregular Heartbeat

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 17:20:18 EST
Atrial fibrillation often hits older people, but study shows getting healthier can curb it
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Smoking May Make It Tougher to Quit Problem Drinking: Study

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 13:15:09 EST
Those addicted to cigarettes spend less time in treatment for drinking problem
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Drug Can Cause Dangerous Skin Reaction: FDA

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 09:16:30 EST
Drug Can Cause Dangerous Skin Reaction: FDA
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Gene Test May Help Predict Return of Early Breast Tumor, Study Says

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 09:16:30 EST
Idea is to identify women who do and don't need further treatment
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Mom, Put Down That Smartphone at Dinner

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 09:16:29 EST
Study finds mothers who are distracted by devices at mealtimes connect less well with kids
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