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Loose Skin After Weight Loss

Fri, 22 May 2015 13:32:53 EST
WebMD knows that a large weight loss can lead to loose, extra skin. Find out what you can do about it.
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Treating Gum Disease Might Help Prostate Symptoms: Study

Fri, 22 May 2015 13:17:31 EST
Periodontal problems linked to inflammation throughout the body, researcher says
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Raw Tuna Suspected as Source of Salmonella Outbreak: CDC

Fri, 22 May 2015 13:15:21 EST
At least 53 people in nine states have fallen ill, while 10 have been hospitalized, agency reports
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Medicaid Expansion Helps Cut Rate Of Older, Uninsured Adults From 12 To 8 Percent

Fri, 22 May 2015 07:45:10 EST
A study finds that in states that did not expand the health program for low-income residents, the rate of uninsurance among 50- to 64-year-olds is twice that of other states.
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Animals May Ease Social Anxiety in Children With Autism

Fri, 22 May 2015 07:15:13 EST
Playing with guinea pig in stressful situation was calming, study finds
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‘$5 Insanity': What You Should Know About Flakka

Thu, 21 May 2015 13:52:51 EST
Flakka, a new designer drug, is surging in popularity. Poison control centers in states including Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Texas are responding to an increasing number of incidents involving the drug.
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Can ADHD Be a Gift?

Thu, 21 May 2015 13:28:28 EST
WebMD talks to Lara Honos-Webb, PhD, and other ADHD experts about Honos-Webb's book, The Gift of ADHD.
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Coffee May Help Men Keep Impotence at Bay

Thu, 21 May 2015 13:17:16 EST
Study suggests caffeine may help maintain healthy blood flow and sexual function
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Does Botox Actually Rejuvenate Skin?

Thu, 21 May 2015 13:17:16 EST
Elasticity, pliability improve after toxin injections, study finds
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Too Few Younger, High-Risk Americans Get a Colonoscopy: Study

Thu, 21 May 2015 13:17:16 EST
Those with a family history of disease should have screening at age 40, but only 38 percent do
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Persistent UTI Symptoms May Signal Bladder Cancer

Thu, 21 May 2015 12:56:34 EST
Urinary tract infection symptoms that don’t improve with time or treatment could point to bladder cancer, a new study suggests.
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Quiet Activities for Sick Kids

Thu, 21 May 2015 12:11:49 EST
Here are 9 restful activities for you and your sick child.
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Over 4 Million Working Americans Suffer From Anxiety Disorders

Thu, 21 May 2015 09:15:19 EST
Illness can be debilitating, but treatment is available so workers can stay productive, experts say
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Tests That Diagnose Psoriatic Arthritis

Wed, 20 May 2015 18:17:40 EST
If you have psoriasis and joint pain, the two may be related. Talk to your doctor about psoriatic arthritis. Learn more at WebMD.
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Depression Tied to Some Risk of Parkinson's Disease

Wed, 20 May 2015 17:20:21 EST
Swedish study finds association, but overall risk is low -- only about 1 percent
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Heart Risk Factors May Harm Black Women More Than Whites

Wed, 20 May 2015 17:20:20 EST
Fewer unhealthy signs are needed before black women's risk starts to rise, study finds
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Flu Vaccines and Kids

Wed, 20 May 2015 16:54:43 EST
WebMD talks to CDC medical officer Lisa Grohskopf, MD, about flu vaccines for children.
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ADHD Drug Holidays: Should Your Kid Take One?

Wed, 20 May 2015 16:13:00 EST
WebMD talks to experts about the pros and cons of giving kids a "drug holiday" from ADHD medication.
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7 Foods for Children's Brain Development

Wed, 20 May 2015 15:47:36 EST
Good nutrition is part of children's brain development. Eggs, oatmeal, apples, and fish are some of the foods that have nutrients that are good for children's brains. Find out what other foods made the list.
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Family History of Breast Cancer Doesn't Worsen Patient's Prognosis: Study

Wed, 20 May 2015 13:15:19 EST
Over roughly six years, no difference seen in survival
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Choosing an OTC Pain Reliever

Wed, 20 May 2015 11:01:51 EST
Which pain reliever should you use? WebMD helps you sort out the differences between over-the-counter products, including how to use them safely.
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Chemo Before Surgery May Boost Outcomes for Advanced Ovarian Cancer

Wed, 20 May 2015 09:15:17 EST
Shrinking the tumor beforehand seems to raise quality of life without shortening survival, study finds
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More Evidence C-Sections Riskier for Moms

Wed, 20 May 2015 09:15:16 EST
First-time surgeries also lower chances of vaginal delivery for subsequent births, researchers find
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Secondhand Pot Smoke Can Give Bystanders Mild 'High'

Tue, 19 May 2015 19:15:22 EST
Experiment in unventilated room found some intoxication by those who weren't smoking marijuana
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Cholesterol Drugs May Lower Stroke Risk for Healthy Older Adults

Tue, 19 May 2015 19:15:20 EST
Statins and fibrates both drop chances by about one-third, study suggests
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Steroids No Better for Sciatica Pain Than Placebo, Study Finds

Tue, 19 May 2015 17:20:23 EST
But taking prednisone was tied to small improvements in ability to perform daily activities
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Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques May Arise Decades Before Symptoms

Tue, 19 May 2015 13:15:26 EST
Researchers hope for opportunity to head off dementia
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One-Third of Americans Have Dangerous Mix of Heart Risk Factors

Tue, 19 May 2015 13:15:19 EST
Metabolic syndrome, which includes high blood pressure and obesity, increases with age, researchers say
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How to Talk to Your Child About ADHD

Tue, 19 May 2015 12:24:29 EST
WebMD offers tips for parents of children who have ADHD on how to talk to their child about ADHD in a supportive, encouraging way.
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A Billion Smokers, 240 Million Alcohol Abusers Worldwide: Study

Tue, 19 May 2015 09:15:18 EST
Global tally finds adult health toll from legal substances may exceed that from illicit drugs
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Most Americans Still Not Using Sunscreen

Tue, 19 May 2015 09:15:16 EST
Women do so more than men, but still fall short of recommendations, CDC study finds
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Hormone Therapy for Menopause Linked to Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Mon, 18 May 2015 19:15:13 EST
Risk of a type of colitis increased somewhat for current HRT users, study found
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Medical Pot-Painkiller Combo

Mon, 18 May 2015 17:20:17 EST
But researchers say doctors should be kept informed of dual usage
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Should I Still Take Contrave?

Mon, 18 May 2015 17:07:07 EST
The new weight loss drug Contrave was in the headlines last week when researchers ended a study that looked at its safety.
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It May Soon Be Possible to Easily 'Brew' Narcotics

Mon, 18 May 2015 15:15:20 EST
While breakthrough could benefit medicine, researchers warn of potential to create illegal drugs
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Sleep Apnea May Boost Depression Risk in Men, Study Finds

Mon, 18 May 2015 15:15:14 EST
Researcher says cause and effect can't be proved, but link between the two conditions is strong
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FDA Issues Warning for Type 2 Diabetes Drugs

Mon, 18 May 2015 13:15:30 EST
SGLT2 inhibitors linked to potentially fatal condition called ketoacidosis
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Brain Differences Seen in Teenage Heavy Drinkers

Mon, 18 May 2015 09:15:26 EST
Researchers also spot genetic mutation linked to impulsiveness
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Many Kids With Asthma Also Sensitive to Peanuts: Study

Sun, 17 May 2015 13:15:18 EST
Parents may not realize that wheezing, shortness of breath could be allergy
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Probiotic Supplements May Contain Traces of Gluten

Fri, 15 May 2015 17:30:04 EST
Finding could be a problem for people with celiac disease who take these products
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Botox Eases Overactive Bladder, 2 Studies Find

Fri, 15 May 2015 16:16:06 EST
Botox Eases Overactive Bladder, 2 Studies Find
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Men Should Be Screened for Osteoporosis, Too

Fri, 15 May 2015 16:15:58 EST
Men Should Be Screened for Osteoporosis, Too
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This Boosts Survival With Implanted Defibrillators

Fri, 15 May 2015 16:03:36 EST
This Boosts Survival With Implanted Defibrillators
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Early Menopause Tied to Lower Risk of AFib

Fri, 15 May 2015 15:55:46 EST
Early Menopause Tied to Lower Risk of AFib
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Sleep Amount May Up Stroke Risk for Some

Fri, 15 May 2015 14:34:38 EST
Sleep Amount May Up Stroke Risk for Some
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Learning Daily Skills Prepares Kids With Autism for Adult Life

Thu, 14 May 2015 19:15:15 EST
Those who can clean house and make meals more likely to be employed, study says
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CDC: 1 in 10 Children Diagnosed With ADHD

Thu, 14 May 2015 17:15:26 EST
Numbers remain unchanged since 2007; boys still twice as likely to have the condition as girls
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Stomach Bug Traced to Swimming in Contaminated Lake Water

Thu, 14 May 2015 17:15:25 EST
Safe hygiene practices can prevent norovirus outbreaks, CDC says
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Early Chemo May Boost Survival in Advanced Prostate Cancer

Thu, 14 May 2015 17:15:21 EST
Study found combination with hormone therapy extended life by almost a year
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Botox Lowers AFib Risk After Cardiac Surgery?

Thu, 14 May 2015 17:15:18 EST
Preliminary trial found the drug effective against potentially fatal atrial fibrillation
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