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Ways to Treat Depression That Aren’t Antidepressants

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:16:22 EST
There may be hope for hard-to-treat depression as scientists explore novel approaches to the often crippling condition.
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Immune System Changes Tied to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:15:15 EST
Researchers saw evidence only in first 3 years of disease, findings could lead to early test
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Hepatitis C Infections in Hospitals Show Need for Tight Infection Control Practices

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:15:13 EST
In both cases, there were breaches in safety rules, CDC reports
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Actor Leonard Nimoy Dies of COPD at Age 83

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:15:20 EST
Actor Leonard Nimoy Dies of COPD at Age 83
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1 in 5 Preemies With Lung Disease Exposed to Secondhand Smoke

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:15:13 EST
22 percent were from what parents said were nonsmoking homes, study finds
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5 Things to Do After a Surprise Pregnancy

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:10:16 EST
There’s no need to panic with an unplanned pregnancy. Here are the first 5 things you need to do.
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5 Things To Know About The Supreme Court Case Challenging The Health Law

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:45:10 EST
Millions of Americans might not be able to afford insurance if the Supreme Court rules the government erred in making subsidies available in all states.
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Rear End Takes a Front Seat in Plastic Surgery Offices

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 19:15:16 EST
Men also drove up overall number of cosmetic procedures, doctors say
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Could Coffee Lower Risk of Multiple Sclerosis?

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 19:15:13 EST
Studies link several cups daily with reduced odds for the disease
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Flu Vaccine Just 18% Effective This Year

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:05:57 EST
It’s no secret this year’s flu shots didn’t work as well as doctors had hoped. But the news got worse Thursday when the CDC revised its estimates of the flu vaccine’s effectiveness downward even further, from 23% to 18%.
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Surprises in Proposed New Dietary Guidelines

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:50:57 EST
Eggs are no longer bad guys. Coffee with those eggs? Go ahead, have a cup, maybe even three. Those are among the latest recommendations an expert advisory panel has made for the upcoming "2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans."
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U.S. Ebola Survivor Dr. Craig Spencer Gives His Side of the Story

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:21:21 EST
Former volunteer in fight against West African outbreak felt vilified by media, politicians
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Women's Heart Attack Symptoms: 6 Possible Signs

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:04:45 EST
WebMD talks to cardiologists about possible symptoms of heart attack in women.
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For Many Middle-Class Taxpayers On Obamacare, It’s Payback Time

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 07:45:13 EST
Hundreds of thousands of people who received subsidies under the Affordable Care Act may have underestimated their incomes in 2014 – drawing more assistance than they were entitled to. Now many owe the government money.
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Supreme Court Insurance Subsidies Decision Could Trigger Price Spikes

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 07:45:11 EST
A Supreme Court decision invalidating subsidies in 37 federal exchange states would lead to sharp premium increases and prompt many to drop coverage, say experts.
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Q&A With Mariel Hemingway

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:09:33 EST
The actress and author opens up about her family and how she stays happy and healthy.
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Zac Posen's Designer Dogs

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:05:08 EST
Fashion designer Zac Posen may rule the runways, but his 3 dogs rule the roost.
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Michael Strahan Tackles Life After the NFL

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:05:08 EST
These days, 6-foot-5-inch, 240-pound Michael Strahan scares few people, and he likes it that way.
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Weight-Loss Surgery May Lower Some Pregnancy Complications, Raise Others

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 19:15:17 EST
Study finds gestational diabetes less likely, but smaller infants more common
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Dangerous C. Difficile Germ Infects 500,000 Americans a Year: CDC

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 19:15:16 EST
Overuse of antibiotics tied to rise in serious infections
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ADHD May Raise Odds for Premature Death

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 19:15:14 EST
Risk is small, but a sign the disorder is a serious problem, experts say
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Viruses Increasingly Behind Child Pneumonia Cases

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 19:15:13 EST
Bug that causes common cold, other infections often to blame, study finds
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Safety Add-Ons for Football Helmets May Not Cut Concussion Risk

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:20:18 EST
Crash dummy testing found extra padding, strips and treatments didn't make much difference on impact
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Long Sleep Time, Higher Stroke Risk?

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:20:15 EST
More than 8 hours a night linked to greater odds in study, but cause-and-effect not proved
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Can Supplements Give Athletes an Edge?

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:57:18 EST
Trying to up your game? WebMD has the latest on the most popular sports supplements.
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Additives in Processed Foods May Alter Gut Bacteria

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:18:18 EST
Study in mice suggests changes might raise risk of bowel diseases and metabolic syndrome
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U.K. Approves '3-Parent Babies'

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:41:26 EST
The United Kingdom has become the first country to approve laws that allow the creation of babies using DNA from three people.
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Fluoride in Drinking Water Tied to Higher Rates of Underactive Thyroid

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:15:12 EST
British study found an association, but couldn't prove cause-and-effect
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Taking Pill Before, After Sex Cuts HIV Infection for Gay Men: Study

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:15:11 EST
Research suggests that Truvada doesn't need to be taken daily, but more study still needed
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6 Things You Didn't Know About Chemo

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 10:25:25 EST
Are you or a loved one going to get chemotherapy? WebMD breaks down some of the side effects and ways some people handle them. Find out what may help you get through it feeling as good as possible.
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Could a Bad Night's Sleep Make You Eat More Fatty Food?

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 09:15:17 EST
Study suggests it might, raising the risk for potential weight gain
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Three Amputees Regain Function With 'Bionic' Hands

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 19:15:14 EST
Devices work by sensors that get signals from patients' own muscles, scientists say
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Colon Cancer's Location May Be Factor in Survival

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 17:20:15 EST
Poorer outcome seen in study when tumor began on the organ's right side
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Skin Test for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Shows Early Promise

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 17:20:13 EST
Higher levels of key proteins may point to disease, but more study is needed, experts say
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Younger Women Often Ignore Signs of Heart Attack

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 17:20:11 EST
Study participants, from 30 to 55 years old, said they were reluctant to trigger false alarm
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Top 10 Type-2 Superfoods

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 17:20:03 EST
Keep these wonder ingredients on your shopping list and in your pantry.
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U.S. Officials Pinpoint Common Sources of Foodborne Illnesses

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 15:15:17 EST
Almost 2 million Americans fall ill each year, report notes
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Certain Painkillers Ill-Advised After Heart Attack: Study

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 15:15:12 EST
If you're taking anti-clotting drugs, you should avoid meds like ibuprofen and Celebrex, doctors say
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Multiple Sclerosis: Questions to Ask Your Doctor

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:19:51 EST
Questions to ask your doctor about multiple sclerosis.
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2 of 3 Smokers Will Die Early If They Don't Quit, Research Shows

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:16:26 EST
Findings confirm newer estimates that put toll of cigarettes much higher than previously thought
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What Isn’t Your Loved One Telling You About MS?

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:07:07 EST
Multiple sclerosis can cause hidden symptoms. Here’s how to help your loved one.
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Dry Drowning and Secondary Drowning

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 11:22:22 EST
WebMD explains how to recognize the warning signs of dry drowning and secondary drowning, which can happen hours after your child has left the pool.
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After Blowing Their Stack, a Heart Attack

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 09:15:12 EST
Explosive anger increased risk 8-fold, study found
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Use of Long-Acting Birth Control Rises Fivefold in a Decade: CDC

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 07:15:13 EST
IUDs and implants among the safest, most effective forms of contraception, experts say
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Watch-and-Wait Strategy May Be Riskier for Certain Prostate Cancers

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:20:24 EST
Study found lower survival for intermediate-risk disease, compared to low-risk cases
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Aspirin 'Resistance' May Make for Worse Strokes: Study

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:20:22 EST
Daily dose won't prevent dangerous clotting in some people, researchers say
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Measles Cases Pass 150 Mark, CDC Says

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:20:21 EST
Health officials urge parents to get their children vaccinated against the disease
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Sociopath vs. Psychopath: What’s the Difference?

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:08:00 EST
You’ve heard the terms, but do you really know what they mean? Learn how to spot the differences in these personalities.
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Babies Who Eat Peanuts Early May Avoid Allergy

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:35:59 EST
Life-threatening peanut allergies have mysteriously been on the rise in the past decade, with little hope for a cure. But a groundbreaking new study may offer a way to stem that rise, while another may offer some hope for those who are already allergic.
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Low Levels of Vitamin D Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:15:17 EST
Association was found even when people weren't overweight, researchers said
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