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Genes May Not Explain Autism That Runs in Families

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:18:22 EST
Scientists searching for the genetic roots of autism have found something surprising: In families where two children have been diagnosed with the disorder, siblings don’t often share the same gene changes.
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Use of Certain Allergy, Depression Meds Tied to Higher Odds for Dementia

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:15:15 EST
Class of drugs interferes with a key brain chemical, but study can't prove cause-and-effect
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Thyroid Trouble May Harm Women's Fertility, Study Finds

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:15:13 EST
Experts urge routine testing of glandular function for women who have problems conceiving
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Are You Eating Because You Are Hungry or Emotional?

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:30:14 EST
It can be hard to tell if your desire to soothe your feelings with food has crossed a dangerous line. Learn the signs of emotional eating and 5 myths about binge eating disorder.
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How to Talk to Your Doctor About Binge Eating

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 12:11:19 EST
WebMD offers tips on how to talk to your doctor about binge eating.
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U.K. Nurse Recovers From Ebola

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:37:04 EST
Pauline Cafferkey, the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United Kingdom, has been discharged from a hospital in London after making a full recovery.
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Menu Calorie Counts May Mean Less Fattening Meals for Kids

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:15:29 EST
Study suggests certain calorie information might also prompt parents to encourage more exercise
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Pediatricians' Group Opposes Legal Marijuana

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:15:09 EST
American Academy of Pediatrics says drug has potential to harm children
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Flu Remains Widespread in Much of U.S.

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:56:25 EST
The flu is still widespread in a majority of states, and flu-related hospitalizations and deaths are on the rise, the CDC says .
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How to Care for Someone With Binge Eating Disorder

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:23:51 EST
Caring for someone with binge eating disorder is a big job, but your support can help your loved one get well.
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Should You Avoid Binge Foods Forever?

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:39:27 EST
Know when and how to eat foods you used to binge on. Smart strategies can help you eat “trigger foods” without bingeing.
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Many U.S. Girls Aren't Getting HPV Vaccine, Study Finds

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:15:22 EST
Researchers note that CDC recommends vaccination at age 11 or 12
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Many Parents Too Quick to Switch Child Car Seats, Study Finds

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:15:17 EST
Front-facing models unsafe before age 2, experts say
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Viruses May Play Role in Crohn's Disease, Colitis: Study

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:15:22 EST
More research is needed to define what role they play, researcher says
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Eczema Linked to Other Health Problems

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:15:21 EST
Study finds higher risk of heart disease, stroke in people with the skin condition
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Ebola Vaccine Sent to W. Africa for Testing

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:15:19 EST
Ebola Vaccine Sent to W. Africa for Testing
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Judge Orders California To Make Timely Decisions On Medicaid Coverage

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 07:45:10 EST
A California judge has ruled that the state must make timely decisions on Medi-Cal applicants, and that those who have waited more than 45 days for approval from the state can get temporary coverage.
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Many Women of Childbearing Age Take Narcotic Painkillers: CDC

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 17:22:27 EST
If they become pregnant, birth defects and preterm birth are possible risks
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Ebola 'Turning Point' as Cases Decline: WHO

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:15:19 EST
Ebola 'Turning Point' as Cases Decline: WHO
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Study Hints That 'Video Feedback' Therapy May Help Curb Autism

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:15:14 EST
Research suggests an effect for at-risk babies, but more study is needed, expert says
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Allergy Tests and Food Diets: What Parents Need To Know

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 10:49:47 EST
With the rise in food allergies over the past decade, allergists trained to treat children say they are seeing more cases where kids are being wrongly advised by pediatricians and primary care doctors to stop eating certain foods.
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Use of 'the Pill' Tied to Higher Risk for Rare Brain Cancer

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 09:19:07 EST
But the odds of any one birth control pill user getting the tumor remain extremely small, experts stress
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Antibiotics for Traveler's Diarrhea May Spur Growth of Superbugs: Study

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 09:15:27 EST
Researchers recommend caution when using antibiotics to treat digestive ills while abroad
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California Takes Different Path On Insuring Immigrants Living In U.S. Illegally

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 07:45:10 EST
Local initiatives offer free care and legislation proposes coverage for all regardless of immigration status. Will other states follow suit?
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Sleep Position Linked to Death Risk for Those With Epilepsy

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 17:20:24 EST
Researchers see similarities with sudden infant death syndrome
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FDA Approves New Psoriasis Drug

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 17:20:22 EST
Cosentyx blocks protein involved in inflammatory response of disease
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Leaks in Brain May Contribute to Dementia

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 17:20:20 EST
Study finds blood vessels in older adults break down
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High Levels of Cancer-Linked Chemical in E-Cigarette Vapor, Study Finds

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 17:20:19 EST
When users turn up the heat, formaldehyde levels may increase as well
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Could Nutrients in Fish Shield Fetus From Mercury's Harms?

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:15:16 EST
No developmental problems seen in kids of frequent seafood eaters from Seychelles islands, study says
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Tax Preparers Brace To Be Bearers Of Bad Health Law News

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:45:12 EST
With Affordable Care Act open enrollment ending Feb. 15, taxpayers could find themselves shut out of health insurance – and saddled with big fines – if they don’t do their taxes early this year.
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Better Outcomes for Children Born With Fertility Treatments

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 19:15:10 EST
Implanting just one embryo a significant factor in the change, study author says
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Can Coffee Protect You From Melanoma?

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 17:26:51 EST
Researchers suggest caffeine might mitigate sun damage
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Measles at Disneyland: What You Should Know

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 17:15:03 EST
At least 42 people have caught measles in an outbreak linked to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park over the Christmas holidays, health officials say. Here, experts address what you need to know.
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Pneumonia Raises Heart Disease Risk for Years: Study

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 15:15:17 EST
Findings underscore value of preventive vaccines
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Use of Male IVF Procedure Doubled in the Past Decade

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 13:15:18 EST
But the procedure is expensive and not always tied to better outcomes, study suggests
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Early Study Says Stem Cells May Reverse Multiple Sclerosis Disability

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 13:15:16 EST
Small initial trial showed improvement for people with relapsing-remitting MS
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Study Rates Migraine Medications

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 09:15:27 EST
Findings will be basis of new guidelines on treatments for debilitating headaches
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Therapy Dogs Help Cancer Patients Cope With Tough Treatments

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 09:15:22 EST
'I would've stopped the treatment, but I wanted to come see the dog'
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Ulcer Bacteria Tied to Lower Multiple Sclerosis Risk in Women

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 09:15:20 EST
Study suggests infection with H. pylori bug may be somewhat protective
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Researchers Rethink Inner-City Asthma Theory

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 07:15:14 EST
Poverty, race, ethnicity are more accurate predictors, study says
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Could a Drink a Day Lower Your Risk for Heart Failure?

Mon, 19 Jan 2015 19:15:15 EST
Study found an association for middle-aged people, but experts stress that heavy drinking is never healthy
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Too Much Sitting Can Be Deadly -- Even if You Exercise, Review Finds

Mon, 19 Jan 2015 17:20:12 EST
Researcher suggests ways to include movement in your day that goes beyond that hour at the gym
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Surgery Not Better for Spine Narrowing, Study Finds

Mon, 19 Jan 2015 17:20:09 EST
More conservative treatments worked just as well to ease back and leg pain
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Overactive Bladder a Common Problem, FDA Says

Mon, 19 Jan 2015 15:15:14 EST
But many people are too embarrassed to seek treatment, or don't know options exist
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Falls on the Rise Among U.S. Seniors

Mon, 19 Jan 2015 13:15:14 EST
Study found more than a third of people over 65 reporting a fall over the past 2 years
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A Bit More Salt Each Day May Not Harm Older Adults

Mon, 19 Jan 2015 13:15:11 EST
But experts say restricting intake is still advisable
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Vaccine Opponents Often Cluster in Communities

Mon, 19 Jan 2015 09:15:21 EST
California study found certain areas have high numbers of parents who forgo immunizing kids
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Pizza Takes a Slice Out of Kids' Health, Study Finds

Mon, 19 Jan 2015 07:15:13 EST
Children, teens consume more calories, fat and salt on days they eat this American staple
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New Device to Treat Obesity: Is It for You?

Fri, 16 Jan 2015 17:41:17 EST
WebMD asked two obesity experts involved in clinical trials of the device as well as the manufacturer, EnteroMedics, about how the Maestro System is supposed to be used and who might benefit.
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Many Americans Who Drink Also Take Prescription Medications: Study

Fri, 16 Jan 2015 17:20:21 EST
But researchers couldn't determine if people surveyed were using both simultaneously
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