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Why Can 19t I Stop Eating? How to Curb Compulsive Eating

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:30:33 EST
Compulsive overeating, why it happens, and how to get it under control.
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Restroom Hand Dryers Spread More Germs Than Paper Towels, Study Finds

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:15:37 EST
Bacteria counts in the air around the machines far exceeded those around paper dispensers
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Housecleaning Tips to Ease Allergies

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:18:26 EST
Allergy and asthma symptoms getting you down? Take control with these simple cleaning strategies.
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Will Moving Help My Child's Allergies?

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:07:38 EST
Switching locations might be tempting, WebMD's allergy expert says, but it's not guaranteed to bring relief.
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Peanut Protein in Dust May Raise Allergy Risk

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:05:50 EST
Babies exposed to traces of peanut protein in house dust may have a higher risk of peanut allergy, researchers say.
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Weighing Growth Hormones for Short Kids

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:28:47 EST
In 2003, the FDA approved synthetic human growth hormones for kids who are healthy and not low in growth hormone but might wind up shorter than 97% of their peers -- a condition termed idiopathic short stature.
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Hookahs Deliver Toxic Benzene in Every Puff, Study Shows

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:15:37 EST
Even nonsmoking bystanders had raised blood levels of the chemical, which is tied to leukemia risk
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Senior-to-Senior Aggression Common in U.S. Nursing Homes

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:15:27 EST
Up to one in five residents involved in unpleasant, sometimes inappropriate confrontations, N.Y. study suggests
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Flu Season Off to a Slow Start ... for Now

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:15:22 EST
Get vaccinated, health experts say, because it takes about two weeks for protection to kick in
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A Quarter Of Uninsured Say They Can 19t Afford To Buy Coverage

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:45:23 EST
Poll finds that the high cost was the biggest obstacle noted by Americans who lack insurance and don 19t expect to buy it next year. About half of the uninsured hope to get coverage in 2015.
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Sleep Off Addiction to Cigarettes?

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:26:54 EST
Bad smells during sleep may teach smokers to dislike cigarettes and help them cut back, a new study hints.
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FDA Approves 'Abuse-Resistant' Narcotic Painkiller

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:21:12 EST
Agency says it's latest step in curbing epidemic of addiction to drugs such as Oxycontin, Vicodin
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Exercise Might Not Help Some Type 2 Diabetics Control Their Blood Sugar

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:16:26 EST
Study suggests that about 20 percent of patients carry 'exercise-resistant' genes
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Many People Who Drink a Lot Aren't Alcoholics: CDC

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:16:11 EST
But raising price of alcohol and limiting sales could help curb excessive drinking, researchers say
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Testosterone Plays Minor Role in Older Women's Sex Lives, Study Finds

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:15:28 EST
Quality of relationships may have more impact on libido
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Half of Adults Could be Overweight by 2030: Report

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:16:38 EST
Half of Adults Could be Overweight by 2030: Report
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Gel Implant Might Help Fight Heart Failure

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:16:38 EST
New treatment strengthens heart walls, researchers say, but skeptics remain
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1 in 5 U.S. Adults Dealt With a Mental Illness in 2013

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:16:13 EST
Federal official urges people to seek treatment to 'restore their well-being'
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Could Your Job Help Preserve Your Aging Brain?

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:15:48 EST
Mentally stimulating work may keep your mind sharp, research says
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A Bad Marriage Burdens an Aging Heart

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:15:28 EST
Older women in unhappy relationships seem especially vulnerable, researchers say
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Baby Strollers Recalled; Finger Amputation Risk

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:15:21 EST
Baby Strollers Recalled; Finger Amputation Risk
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Laser Used to Remove Tattoos May Help Reduce Acne Scars

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:15:18 EST
Small study found it improved skin with shorter recovery time than seen with another type of laser
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Costly Hepatitis C Treatments Help Drive 12 Percent Drug Spending Jump

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:45:08 EST
Increases are expected to moderate as more brand-name drug patents expire and the impact of the liver disease treatments lessens.
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U.S. Seniors' Health Poorest, Global Survey Shows

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:21:35 EST
Commonwealth Fund report reveals stark comparison to 10 industrialized countries with universal health coverage
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Mastectomy Rates Rising Among Women Eligible for Lumpectomy

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:20:55 EST
Better breast reconstruction outcomes may be one reason behind the trend, one expert said
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Type 1 Diabetes Lowered Survival in Study

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:20:44 EST
Better blood sugar management helped, but risk during 14-year period was still doubled
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'Wireless' Pacemaker Working Well So Far, Researchers Say

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:15:29 EST
Small, manufacturer-funded study of tiny device reports no complications
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New Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Show Promise

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:08:27 EST
Lowering cholesterol in new ways -- potentially to unheard-of levels -- was a big topic of discussion at this week's American Heart Association Scientific Sessions conference in Chicago. Experts say they're most excited about two drug trials.
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3-D Model of Heart May Help Surgeons Fix Defects

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:16:07 EST
New technology might make for better-prepared doctors, 'fewer surprises' in the OR, experts say
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Antibiotics and Kids' Risk for Juvenile Arthritis

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:55:24 EST
Antibiotics, which treat bacterial infections, may raise a child's risk of getting juvenile idiopathic arthritis, a disease that causes inflamed, swollen joints. That's according to investigators reporting at the American College of Rheumatology 2014 Annual Meeting in Boston.
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Low Levels of Vitamin D May Raise Early Death Risk: Study

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:15:44 EST
But having gene variants linked to levels of the vitamin didn't affect rate of deaths from heart causes
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Blue-Eyed People May Face Higher Melanoma Risk

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:15:29 EST
Study found genes for the eye color and for red hair were tied to moles, often a precursor for the skin cancer
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Worst-Case Ebola Scenario Won't Happen: CDC

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:15:19 EST
Major Effort to Find Ebola Treatments Announced by Coaltion Second Face Transplant Performed at Cleveland Clinic
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Big Changes For 2015 Workplace Plans: Watch Out For These Six Possible Pitfalls

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 07:45:12 EST
Consumers who get health insurance through their employers need to pay close attention this year to their enrollment materials.
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California 19s Managed Care Project For Poor Seniors Faces Backlash

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 07:45:08 EST
Nearly half of those eligible for a combined Medi-Cal and Medicare program are opting out.
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Alcoholism Damages Brain's White Matter, Scans Show

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 17:22:29 EST
Areas tied to decision-making, such as how much to drink, seem most affected, researchers say
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Number of Pregnant Women on Narcotic Painkillers, Heroin Doubles, Study Finds

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:19:27 EST
U.S. national data shows steady rise, and abuse may pose dangers to mother and baby, experts say
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Working Night Shift Slows Metabolism, Study Suggests

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:19:27 EST
Finding means fewer calories burned, and may explain why shift workers tend to gain weight, researcher says
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Some Fats Might Harm Your Memory

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:56:52 EST
Men under 45 years old who eat lots of trans fats may be hurting their memory, according to a new study released Tuesday.
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Even With a Little Weight Gain, Quitting Smoking Is Still Healthier Choice

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 13:15:52 EST
Japanese study found that stopping the habit boosted survival, even if a few pounds were added on
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Cocaine Can Cause Heart Problems: Study

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 09:16:46 EST
Subtle blood flow changes may not show on standard heart test, raising risk of disease or death, researchers find
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Nearly 3 in 10 Americans With Diabetes Don't Know It: Study

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 09:16:14 EST
Many had even seen a doctor in the past year, researchers report
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As California Expands Medicaid To New Beneficiaries, Many Others Are Dropped

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 07:45:18 EST
Previous enrollees in the program for low-income residents must reapply and many are finding the new applications too onerous to complete, advocates say.
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Study Ties Teen Smoking to Risk of Severe Menstrual Cramps

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 19:15:23 EST
Tobacco use known to restrict blood flow, researchers say
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Bedbugs Could Be Potential New Source of Tropical Disease in U.S.

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:22:09 EST
Deadly Chagas disease is now affecting Americans, experts warn
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Some Painkillers Tied to Bleeding Risk in Those With Abnormal Heartbeat

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:21:40 EST
People with atrial fibrillation should consider alternatives to commonly used NSAIDs, experts say
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Experimental Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Effective, Study Reports

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:21:33 EST
New medicine might help those who can't tolerate commonly used statins
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Long-Term Use of Aspirin Plus Blood Thinner Is Safe: Study

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:15:54 EST
Benefits of combination outweigh potential risks, experts say
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Daily Aspirin Fails to Help Older Hearts in Japanese Study

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:15:29 EST
Study's findings unlikely to change U.S. guidelines though, expert notes
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Voters in 2 States Reject GMO Labeling

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 14:02:59 EST
Voters in Colorado and Oregon rejected measures this month that would have required labels on foods made with genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
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