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Leprosy Still Occurs in U.S., CDC Reports

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:15:19 EST
Experts estimate about 100 cases a year occur in America
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Eczema Tied to Bone Fracture Risk in Study

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:15:18 EST
Risk was small; distractions caused by itch and sleep problems are possible factors, experts say
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World Bank Pledges $100M More to Fight West Africa's Ebola Outbreak

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:15:16 EST
It's hoped the added money will encourage additional foreign health care workers to get involved
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Brain Scans Yield Clues to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:15:14 EST
Findings might help doctors diagnose the baffling condition
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Scientists Set Their Sights on First Whole-Eye Transplant

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:15:12 EST
Nerve regeneration is challenge, but real headway is being made in the field, researchers say
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High-Fat, Low-Carb Diet May Help With Tough-to-Treat Epilepsy

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:15:17 EST
Regimens seem to cut down on seizures but are hard to stick to long-term, study shows
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FDA Approves New Vaccine to Protect Against Meningitis

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:15:10 EST
Trumenba guards against type of bacteria that is one of leading causes of life-threatening disease
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Hormone Therapy May Up Heart-Related Deaths in Some Prostate Cancer Patients

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:15:22 EST
But the overall risk is small, researchers say
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Ebola Outbreak in Liberia May Be Slowing: WHO

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:15:20 EST
But health agency says epidemic in West Africa is far from under control
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Scientists Create Tiny Stomachs From Stem Cells

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:15:16 EST
Feat may help researchers learn more about causes of stomach diseases
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Egg Freezing for a Future Pregnancy: What to Know

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:17:01 EST
WebMD asked three experts to address the questions they most often get about egg freezing.
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Stroke Prevention Guidelines Emphasize Healthy Lifestyle

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:15:18 EST
Eat lots of fruits and veggies, get exercise, limit salt and don't smoke, experts say
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Pill Would Detect Cancer in Early Stages: Google

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:15:14 EST
Hi-Tech Pill Would Detect Cancer in Early Stages: Google
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Women Often Ignore Signs of Heart Trouble

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:15:11 EST
Study finds they're more likely than men to delay seeking medical help
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Plastics' Chemical May Affect Baby Boys' Genital Development

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:15:20 EST
Link between phthalates and possible defect needs more study, researcher says
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Is Milk Your Friend or Foe?

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:15:11 EST
Instead of reduction in fractures, study suggests higher risk of heart disease, cancer
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Home Blood Pressure Monitors May Occasionally Miss the Mark

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:15:19 EST
Study finds inaccurate readings in small percentage of patients
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Vitamin D May Not Prevent Return of Women's Infection After All

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:15:16 EST
Repeat episodes of vaginosis no less likely with supplements, says study
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Second Dallas Nurse With Ebola Released From Hospital

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:21:00 EST
Head of World Bank urges thousands of medical professionals to travel to West Africa to fight outbreak
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Metformin Beats Other Type 2 Diabetes Drugs for First Treatment: Study

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:15:16 EST
Researchers find this commonly used medication controls blood sugar for many
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Baby Wipes Recalled Due to Possible Bacteria

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:15:13 EST
Baby Wipes Recalled Due to Possible Bacteria
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CDC Clarifies Treatment Policies for Ebola Workers

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 19:15:14 EST
Move is designed to have uniform procedures across the U.S., but states aren't obligated to follow them
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Brain Injuries in Older Age Could Boost Dementia Risk, Study Finds

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 17:15:21 EST
Active seniors should take measures to protect their head, expert says
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Placebo Treatment May Quiet Kids' Cough

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 17:15:18 EST
Parents report a spoonful of agave nectar or flavored water reduced symptoms
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Virus Present at Birth Causes More Than 10 Percent of Hearing-Loss Cases in Kids

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:15:18 EST
But most babies don't show symptoms, study says
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Type 1 Diabetes Increasing Among White American Kids

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 13:15:28 EST
Children 5 to 9 years old hardest hit, study finds
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N.Y., N.J. Ease Ebola Quarantines

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 13:15:26 EST
Health care workers returning from West Africa can now spend confinement at home
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31,000 Pounds of Chicken Products Recalled

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 13:15:23 EST
More Than 31,000 Pounds of Chicken Products Recalled by Company Surgeons Transplant First Non-Beating Heart
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For a Child's Fracture, Use Ibuprofen, Not Morphine: Study

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 13:15:19 EST
Fewer side effects reported with the over-the-counter pain reliever
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More Kids Harmed by Drinking in Pregnancy Than Expected, Study Reports

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 09:15:11 EST
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders may affect about 5 percent of U.S. children
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White House Presses N.Y., N.J. to Rethink Ebola Quarantines

Sun, 26 Oct 2014 17:15:13 EST
Move follows diagnosis of a New York City doctor, but many experts say rule is excessive
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Special Cocoa Drink May Improve Age-Related Memory Loss

Sun, 26 Oct 2014 15:15:11 EST
Findings don't apply to regular chocolate or hot cocoa, however
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Few U.S. Hospitals Ready to Handle Ebola, Survey Finds

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:15:28 EST
Many don't have enough staff, training or equipment to control often deadly virus, experts say
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Osteoporosis Screening Guidelines May Miss Younger Women at Risk

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:15:22 EST
Current assessment methods were poor at predicting risk for those 50-54 in study
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Dark Days Here for Folks With Seasonal Depression

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:15:20 EST
Expert offers tips to compensate for reduced light exposure
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Studies Link Cold Sore Virus to Alzheimer's Risk

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:15:30 EST
But other experts doubt that a herpes infection could cause the brain disease
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Sleep Duration Linked to Ulcerative Colitis Risk in Study

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:15:25 EST
Getting too much, too little may raise chances of inflammatory bowel condition
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Researchers Say Antibiotics in Fish a Health Concern

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:15:21 EST
Although levels are below government limits, scientists believe it contributes to antibiotic resistance
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Could Air Pollutants Raise a Child's Autism Risk?

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:15:21 EST
Chromium, styrene implicated in preliminary study
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Childhood Peanut Allergy May Be Linked to Skin Gene Mutation

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:15:15 EST
Study bolsters the dual-allergen-exposure theory, expert says
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Heart Transplant ‘Breakthrough’ Shows Promise

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:21:46 EST
Australian doctors say they've made a breakthrough in the area of heart transplants that could save the lives of many more patients.
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NYC Doctor Diagnosed With Ebola

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:12:02 EST
New York City doctor Craig Spencer was diagnosed with Ebola after his return from Guinea working with Doctors Without Borders.
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Gestational Diabetes May Influence Daughter's Weight Later

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:50:39 EST
Girls' risk of being overweight may be more than tripled, study finds
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Experts Predict 'Catastrophic' Ebola Epidemic in West Africa if Aid Delayed

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:40:29 EST
Yale team foresees 90,000 deaths in one Liberian county alone by Dec. 15
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Disease Severity in One Eye May Predict Progression in the Other

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:40:27 EST
Study focuses on macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss in older Americans
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Airborne Transmission of Ebola Highly Unlikely, Experts Say

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:15:15 EST
No threat foreseen from public sniffles, coughs
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'Exposure Therapy' May Relieve Prolonged Grief Disorder

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:15:18 EST
Reliving the death of a loved one can help survivors, researchers say
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Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. Babies Delivered by C-Section, Study Finds

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:15:16 EST
But cesarean rates vary widely across the country
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Assured Brand Naproxen Sodium Tablets Recalled

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:30:07 EST
Assured Brand Naproxen Sodium Tablets Recalled
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Klain a Good Pick for Ebola Czar, Experts Say

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:54:33 EST
President Barack Obama has taken heat for picking former White House aide Ronald Klain -- someone without any medical or public health credentials -- to coordinate the federal government's response to Ebola.
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