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Children with Autism Respond Differently to Smells: Study

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:17:01 EST
Kids with ASDs didn't change their sniff response when odors were unpleasant
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Migraine's Link to Higher Heart Disease Risk May Not Be Genetic

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:15:24 EST
Study suggests non-genetic factors may be what increases risk
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Americans' Risk of Dying From Cancer Is Falling, CDC Finds

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:15:17 EST
But, due to aging population, actual number of cancer deaths is rising
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Could Blue Eyes Raise Odds for Alcoholism?

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:15:21 EST
Study finds genes that determine eye color line up along ones tied to alcohol abuse
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How to Be Smart About Sex With Hepatitis C

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:44:32 EST
WebMD explains how to talk to a sexual partner about your hep C. Plus, learn the best ways to protect them from catching the virus.
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Tips to Deal With Hepatitis C Fatigue

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:43:40 EST
When you have hepatitis C, being tired -- really tired -- can be a fact of life. But you can take certain steps to boost your energy.
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FDA Reviewing Safety of Codeine in Kids Under 18

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 11:48:02 EST
The FDA is investigating the safety of using medicines containing codeine to treat coughs and colds in children under 18, because of the potential for serious problems like slowed or difficult breathing.
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Home Care for Hives (Urticaria)

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 09:51:13 EST
WebMd offers some home remedies to treat your chronic hives.
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Naps May Boost Worker Productivity

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 09:15:15 EST
Hour of rest during the day seemed to ease impulsiveness and frustration, researchers report
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Summer Danger: BBQ Grill Brush Wires Causing Big Health Woes

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 09:15:12 EST
If ingested, stray wire bristles can pierce throat, intestines, public health experts warn.
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Patients with Low-Grade Brain Tumors Living Longer

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:15:19 EST
Chemo improvements have likely played a role, researchers say
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Menopausal Women at Lower Heart Risk Than Men of Similar Age

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:15:17 EST
Study found little difference between menopause types, but black women had less advantage than white
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Unapproved Ear Drops Targeted by FDA

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:15:14 EST
These prescription meds have been available for years, but safety, quality are concerns
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Yuck! What’s Really in Your Pool?

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:02:44 EST
That sparkling blue water looks cool and inviting on a scorching summer day. But do you really know what you’re getting when you dive in the pool?
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Umbilical Cord Blood May One Day Treat Eczema, RA

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:15:38 EST
Scientists say they have accidentally found a possible treatment for eczema and rheumatoid arthritis.
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Are Too Many Young Americans Getting Antipsychotics for ADHD?

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:23:03 EST
Study shows rise in prescriptions for the powerful medications, even though they're not OK'd for this use
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Do Cholesterol Drugs Affect Aggression?

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:15:15 EST
Study finds it's possible, but more research is suggested
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Build Stronger Bones With Nutrition

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:01:50 EST
WebMD explains how getting the right nutrients can boost your bone strength and help prevent osteoporosis.
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Build Stronger Bones With Exercise

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:01:24 EST
WebMD describes exercises that can help you build up your bones if you have osteoporosis.
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Exercise After a Broken Bone From Osteoporosis

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:58:26 EST
WebMD explains what kind of exercises you should do after you broke a bone due to osteoporosis.
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Scans Suggest Recurrent Depression May Take Toll on the Brain

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:15:29 EST
Shrinkage seen in region where new memories are made
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White Men May Get Better Treatment for Abnormal Heartbeat

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:15:28 EST
Women and minorities with atrial fibrillation less likely to receive standard of care, study says
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Most U.S. Hepatitis C Infections May Be Missed: Study

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:15:21 EST
In one state, only one from 183 diagnosed cases met reporting criteria for CDC
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Under-the-Tongue Hay Fever Pills Offer Little Benefit: Study

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:20:48 EST
For serious grass allergy, shots may be more effective, researcher says
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Women's Faces Are Redder During Ovulation, Study Says

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:19:25 EST
But these subtle changes aren't detectable to the human eye
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Too Few Men With Low-Risk Prostate Cancers Get 'Watch and Wait' Approach

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:15:28 EST
Study finds 12 percent or fewer getting active surveillance
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How Do New Blood Thinners Compare to Warfarin?

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:30:52 EST
WebMD describes how warfarin compares to new blood thinners that are prescribed to prevent blood clots and stroke.
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A Healthy Body Often Equals a Healthy Brain

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 09:15:21 EST
Experts stress that exercise, good diet help maintain memory as much as mental challenges do
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CA Governor Signs Tough Vaccination Bill Into Law

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 07:15:18 EST
CA Governor Signs Tough Vaccination Bill Into Law
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Can Orange Juice, Grapefruit Raise Your Melanoma Risk?

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 17:15:22 EST
Study authors think compounds in citrus may sensitize skin to sunlight, but further study needed
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Heart Group Stroke-Guidelines Support This Device

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 17:15:17 EST
If clot-busting drugs don't work, device can be used to pull the blockage out through the artery
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Heart Palpitations: Anxiety or Atrial Fibrillation?

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:27:25 EST
Is your heart racing or feel like it's skipping a beat? WebMD explains when it might be anxiety or caused by atrial fibrillation.
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Diabetes Rates Fall in Neighborhoods With Healthy Food, Parks and Gyms

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 13:20:26 EST
Study suggests making these resources easily accessible, affordable might cut odds of disease
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Immune Drugs Show Promise Against More Cancers

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:31:31 EST
Medicines that help our immune system fight off tumors are showing early success in a widening variety of cancers.
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Flavored Cigarettes Still Popular Online Despite U.S. Ban

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 09:15:19 EST
Continued interest surprises researchers
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Parents Should Set Good Example to Keep Kids Slim, Pediatrics Group Says

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 09:15:16 EST
Avoid keeping sugary, high-calorie foods in the house, and encourage being active together
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High Court’s Decision On Same Sex Marriage Expected To Boost Health Coverage Among Gay Couples

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 07:45:11 EST
By marrying partners with employer health plans, people in same-sex relationships are more likely to gain coverage.
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Fat No Longer the Focus of New U.S. Dietary Guidelines

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 17:15:14 EST
Nutrition experts endorse decision to drop restrictions, focus on quality of food instead
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Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Ease Incontinence: Study

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 15:15:17 EST
If pounds stayed off, bladder control improvement was seen after 3 years, researchers report
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Could Brain Scans Help Guide Treatment for OCD?

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 09:15:22 EST
Small study suggests neural activity can point to patients who'll benefit most from psychotherapy
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Common Antidepressants Linked to Higher Fracture Odds in Menopausal Women

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 09:15:14 EST
Drugs like Celexa, Prozac could undermine bone, research suggests
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New Rapid Ebola Test Shows Promise in African Clinics

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 09:15:12 EST
Researchers say speedy detection would dramatically improve containment efforts
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Obamacare’s Next 5 Hurdles to Clear

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 07:45:22 EST
In its first five years, the Affordable Care Act has survived technical meltdowns, a presidential election, two Supreme Court challenges -- including one resolved Thursday -- and dozens of repeal efforts in Congress. But its long-term future still isn’t ensured. Here are five of the biggest hurdles left for the law.
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Surgery May Help Teens With Frequent Migraines, Study Contends

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 19:15:17 EST
At least one expert questions whether improvements are due to the procedure
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FDA Looking at Essure Birth Control Device Safety

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:15:34 EST
FDA Looking at Essure Birth Control Device Safety
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Supreme Court Ruling Supports Tax Credits for Health Insurance

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 10:29:53 EST
The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the tax credits, offered on Affordable Care Act insurance policies sold through, are legal.
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Same-Sex Marriage Offers Couples Psychological Benefits, Experts Say

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 09:15:12 EST
Supreme Court decision to support it would also boost well-being of couples
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One Stillbirth Greatly Raises Odds for Another: Study

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 19:15:18 EST
Still, most second pregnancies lead to normal, healthy babies, experts say
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Blood, Saliva Tests May Spot Head and Neck Cancers Early

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 17:15:22 EST
Study shows potential for noninvasive tumor detection
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Memory, Thinking Tests May Hint at Alzheimer's Risk

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 17:15:21 EST
Low score could be early warning sign for the disease up to 18 years before diagnosis, researchers report
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