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Texters Walk Cautiously to Avoid Collisions

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:19:55 EST
A new study suggests that people walk more cautiously when they text, and they're no more likely to trip over obstacles than those who don't use their mobile phone while walking.
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Drug May Ease Passage When Kidney Stone Strikes

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:15:07 EST
Tamsulosin is especially helpful with larger stones, while smaller ones may pass on their own, study finds
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Scientists Suggest New Way to Predict Lung Cancer Risk

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:15:02 EST
They focused on telomere length, discovered association
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What's It Really Like to Have ADHD?

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:49:11 EST
Having ADHD can make you feel paranoid. WebMD explains why.
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Taking St. John's Wort for Depression Carries Risks: Study

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:15:07 EST
Herbal remedy isn't regulated, and can have side effects and serious drug interactions
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FDA Approves 'Belly Balloon' Device for Weight Loss

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:15:04 EST
Inflated with sterile solution and kept in stomach for no more than 6 months, it makes people feel full
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Jealousy Can Drive Some to Problem Drinking, Study Suggests

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:15:15 EST
Researchers say findings could help identify people at risk for alcholism
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Doctors Perform First Double Hand Transplant in a Child

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:15:13 EST
Boy, 8, lost limbs because of severe infection
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For Women, No Link Between Kidney Stones, Osteoporosis

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:15:09 EST
But one stone increases odds for more, study found
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Weight at First Pregnancy Linked to Complications Next Time

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:15:07 EST
Risk remains even for women who get to a healthy size, researchers say
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Four Kroger Brand Spices Recalled

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:01:24 EST
Four Kroger Brand Spices Recalled
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How a Food Writer Deals With Diabetes

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:24:48 EST
WebMD asks a food writer how she deals with a diabetes diagnosis 13 without derailing her career.
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Millions of Americans Reaping Benefits of Affordable Care Act: Study

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:15:07 EST
Gains seen in how many adults have medical coverage, a doctor and say they are in better health
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Ask the Expert: What Is Prediabetes?

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:13:52 EST
WebMD has a diabetes expert answer your questions about prediabetes.
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A Going-Out Guide for People With Diabetes

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:54:15 EST
Whether you're on a dinner date or spending a night out with friends, WebMD knows that type 2 diabetes doesn't need to intrude like an unwanted guest.
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Are Short Workouts Better for You?

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:28:05 EST
Sometimes nibbling is better than gorging. Likewise, experts say divvying up your workouts into exercise "snacks" can be a wise idea. WebMD explains.
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Bionic Eye Helps Restore Some Vision in 80-Year-Old

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:01:44 EST
An 80-year-old British man has become the first person to receive a bionic eye transplant to treat dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD). WebMD has the details.
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Fast Facts: Live Well With Diabetes

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:26:49 EST
Diabetes news and statistics from WebMD.
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Tips for Preventing Kids' Colds and Flu

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:18:44 EST
The top ways of keeping your kids from getting sick are washing hands and getting those flu shots.
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Standing All Day at Work? It May Take Toll on Health

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:15:12 EST
Experiencing lower-limb muscle fatigue daily may have long-term consequences, study suggests
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Heart Disease, Alzheimer's Linked by Common Risk Factors

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:15:11 EST
Study finds diabetes, smoking and obesity also affect brain areas tied in memory
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Outbreak Linked to This in Mexican Cilantro Fields

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:15:08 EST
Outbreak Linked to This in Mexican Cilantro Fields
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Protect Your Eyesight When You Have Diabetes

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:22:52 EST
Diabetes can harm one of your most prized assets: your eyesight. But WebMD says vision problems are not inevitable.
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The Right Way to Lose Weight When You Have Diabetes

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:40:03 EST
Dial back just a few digits on your bathroom scale, and WebMD says you'll likely get your blood sugar levels in check and feel better overall.
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Your Child Has Type 1 Diabetes. Now What?

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:21:20 EST
WebMD's crash course for parents dealing with a child's diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes.
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Expert Panel Recommends Questionnaire to Help Spot Depression

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:15:10 EST
Form could be filled out during visit to family doctor, and patient could be referred for follow-up care
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Big Swings in Blood Pressure Could Spell Trouble

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:15:05 EST
Wide fluctuations between doctor visits tied to raised odds of heart disease, early death, study says
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By the Numbers: Monitoring Your Blood Sugar

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:46:12 EST
If you were recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, you'll need to learn all about blood sugar testing. WebMD Magazine has the details.
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Time for a Pantry Makeover?

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:03:10 EST
You can put together healthy meals in minutes when you've got a well-planned pantry and freezer. WebMD Magazine has the details.
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The Truth About Stomach Flu

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:56:21 EST
Stomach flu isn 19t really a 18flu. 19 It 19s gastroenteritis and can be caused by bacteria, a virus, or a parasite.
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Hate to Exercise? How to Find Exercise Types You'll Like

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:27:53 EST
Do you hate to exercise? You might not have tried the right type yet. WebMD tells how to find exercise that you'll enjoy and stick with.
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Does Facebook Lead Young Women to Dangerous Diets?

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:19:03 EST
Risk is highest for those who use social media site to compare themselves to friends, study finds
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Nasal Balloon Can Treat Youngsters for 'Glue Ear'

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:15:15 EST
For kids with a common hearing problem, procedure may be an alternative to antibiotics, drainage tubes
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High Blood Sugar May Boost Alzheimer's Risk

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:15:14 EST
Insulin resistance can inhibit signaling between brain cells and affect memory, study suggests
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Summer Safety Tips for Outdoor Fun

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:57:46 EST
Whether you 19re heading to a national park, a beach, or hiking the trails near home, these tips from WebMD will help you enjoy the great outdoors and stay safe.
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Teens Using E-Cigs More Prone to Take Up Smoking: Study

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 09:15:12 EST
Experts want greater regulation of these nicotine-containing products
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New Moms Often Get Poor Advice on Baby Care: Study

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 09:15:10 EST
Tips from family or media can run counter to expert guidelines on vaccines, breast-feeding
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Is It a Cold or a Sinus Infection?

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 09:02:33 EST
How can you tell the difference between a cold and a sinus infection? And how do you treat them?
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What 19s Causing Your Sore Throat?

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 08:43:27 EST
How can you figure out what 19s causing your sore throat?
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Cough Relief: How to Lose a Bad Cough

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 08:35:30 EST
Cold and flu season brings on hacking coughs that can leave your chest aching. But allergies, asthma, acid reflux, dry air, smoking, and even some medications can also cause chronic cough. Try WebMD's five tips to manage your cough at home.
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Low-Nicotine Cigarettes Won't Necessarily Help Smokers Stop

Sat, 25 Jul 2015 09:15:13 EST
Study finds two years of less addicting tobacco didn't increase quit rates
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Look Great Even When You're Under the Weather

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 22:39:42 EST
Snuggle up! Getting enough sleep can help your beauty routine when you have a cold.
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9 Childhood Illnesses: Get the Facts

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 22:28:12 EST
WebMD shares facts on 9 childhood illnesses you may not know about: RSV, fifth disease, croup, scarlet fever, impetigo, Kawasaki disease, Reye's syndrome, whooping cough, and hand, foot, and mouth disease.
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Sex, Relationships, and Weight Loss

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 17:49:03 EST
Does sex change after drastic weight loss? Are couples happier after one partner loses weight? Two women share their stories with WebMD.
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Do You Have an Addictive Personality?

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 15:41:33 EST
WebMD explains what an addictive personality is and whether you might have one.
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Daily Value for Added Sugars Coming to Food Labels

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 15:21:33 EST
Food manufacturers will be required to tell consumers how much sugar is added to their products and show how the amount compares to recommended daily limits, under new changes to nutrition labels proposed by the FDA on Friday.
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New Skin Cancer Drug Approved by FDA

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 15:15:05 EST
Odomzo is a pill for locally advanced basal cell carcinoma
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Medical Marijuana May Pose Risk to Teens, Study Suggests

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 13:15:10 EST
Having access to legal source of pot was linked to greater addiction risk than buying drug illegally
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Sushi Linked to Salmonella Outbreak: CDC

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 09:15:05 EST
Sushi Linked to Salmonella Outbreak: CDC
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Dementia Risk May Be Dropping With Generations

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 09:15:03 EST
Study finds lower risk for people born after 1930 compared to those born earlier
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