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Studies Link Cold Sore Virus to Alzheimer's Risk

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:15:30 EST
But other experts doubt that a herpes infection could cause the brain disease
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Could Air Pollutants Raise a Child's Autism Risk?

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:15:21 EST
Chromium, styrene implicated in preliminary study
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Heart Transplant 18Breakthrough 19 Shows Promise

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:21:46 EST
Australian doctors say they've made a breakthrough in the area of heart transplants that could save the lives of many more patients.
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NYC Doctor Diagnosed With Ebola

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:12:02 EST
New York City doctor Craig Spencer was diagnosed with Ebola after his return from Guinea working with Doctors Without Borders.
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Gestational Diabetes May Influence Daughter's Weight Later

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:50:39 EST
Girls' risk of being overweight may be more than tripled, study finds
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Experts Predict 'Catastrophic' Ebola Epidemic in West Africa if Aid Delayed

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:40:29 EST
Yale team foresees 90,000 deaths in one Liberian county alone by Dec. 15
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Disease Severity in One Eye May Predict Progression in the Other

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:40:27 EST
Study focuses on macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss in older Americans
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Airborne Transmission of Ebola Highly Unlikely, Experts Say

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:15:15 EST
No threat foreseen from public sniffles, coughs
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'Exposure Therapy' May Relieve Prolonged Grief Disorder

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:15:18 EST
Reliving the death of a loved one can help survivors, researchers say
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Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. Babies Delivered by C-Section, Study Finds

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:15:16 EST
But cesarean rates vary widely across the country
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Assured Brand Naproxen Sodium Tablets Recalled

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:30:07 EST
Assured Brand Naproxen Sodium Tablets Recalled
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Klain a Good Pick for Ebola Czar, Experts Say

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:54:33 EST
President Barack Obama has taken heat for picking former White House aide Ronald Klain -- someone without any medical or public health credentials -- to coordinate the federal government's response to Ebola.
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U.S. Ranks Last Among Wealthy Nations in Access to Health Care

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:15:29 EST
Survey conducted prior to implementation of Affordable Care Act, however
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Weight-Loss Surgery May Raise Risk of Severe Headaches, Scientists Report

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:15:28 EST
But experts find the study too small, problem too rare to be of concern
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Study Finds U.S. Diets Still Contain Too Many Bad Fats

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:15:23 EST
Americans need fewer trans and saturated fats, and more omega-3 fatty acids
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Taking a 'Selfie' May Help With Dermatology Care, Study Shows

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:15:21 EST
Emailing pics of eczema lesions to physicians worked nearly as well as in-person visits, researchers say
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Americans Show Distrust of Medical Profession in Survey

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:15:20 EST
But many were happy with their own doctors, researchers report
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Fertility Treatments Aren't Significantly Linked to Birth Defects

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:15:18 EST
Expectant parents can be reassured by findings, researchers say
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Could Survivors 19 Blood Stop Ebola?

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:53:41 EST
Kent Brantly, the first person to be treated for and recover from Ebola in the U.S., donated his blood -- and the potentially lifesaving proteins it contains -- to treat other Ebola patients.
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The Body Fat That Might Help You Shed Pounds

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:25:04 EST
Getting rid of extra pounds has long been a goal for people who want to improve their health and appearance. But a different type of fat -- called brown fat -- may help us lose weight.
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All People Returning From Ebola-Stricken Countries to Be Tracked

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:15:20 EST
Travelers will have to take own temperatures, report to local health departments for 21-day incubation period
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Controversial Chemical May Leach Into Skin From Cash Receipts

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:15:14 EST
Skin care products may also boost absorption of BPA, study finds
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Hospital Study Offers Solutions to 'Alarm Fatigue'

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:15:13 EST
2.5 million beeps, bleeps sounded in one month at one U.S. medical center
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Many Americans in Debt, Bankruptcy Paying for Cancer Care

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:15:11 EST
Others cut back on food, medicines trying to cover costs, studies found
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Recalled Supplements Linger on U.S. Store Shelves, Study Finds

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:20:34 EST
Researchers say many products with banned substances for sale six months later
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Anti-inflammatories May Help Ease Depression

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:44:45 EST
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may help ease depressive symptoms along with antidepressants, new research suggests.
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Dr. Oz-Endorsed Diet Pill Study Retracted

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:15:20 EST
Utility Workers Face Charges for Not Testing Water for Brain-Eating Amoeba
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New York City Ebola Patient in Stable Condition

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:15:23 EST
After two weeks of treatment at Nebraska Medical Center, hospital says Ashoka Mukpo can go home to Rhode Island
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Experimental Infertility Treatment Seems Effective, Cheaper

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:15:21 EST
Fertilization occurs in the vagina, instead of petri dish, researchers say
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Use Chia Seeds With Caution, Researcher Warns

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:21:34 EST
Never eat them dry, especially if you have swallowing problems, expert says
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8 Ways to Make Your Makeup Last if You Have Dry Skin

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:48:52 EST
WebMD discusses how to make your makeup last if you have dry skin.
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Binge Drinking May Boost Blood Pressure in Young Men

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:21:51 EST
Study didn't find same effect in young women or teens of either sex
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8 Ways to Make Makeup Last on Oily Skin

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:54:53 EST
WebMD discusses how to make makeup last on oily skin.
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Did Nose Cells Help Paralyzed Man Walk?

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:43:51 EST
A group of doctors and scientists say a paralyzed man has been able to walk again after surgery in which nerve cells from his nasal cavity were transplanted into his spinal cord.
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Black Women Fare Worse With Fertility Treatments, Study Says

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:15:24 EST
Success rates for in vitro fertilization were half those of white women
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Research Shows No Link Between Vaccinations, Risk for Multiple Sclerosis

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:15:22 EST
Large study finds no association, although certain shots might speed onset of existing illness
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Ban Most Edible Pot Products: CO Health Officials

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:15:21 EST
Ban Most Edible Pot Products: CO Health Officials
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Uninsured Still Know Little About Health Law As 2nd Enrollment Period Draws Near

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:45:14 EST
Uninsured Still Know Little About Health Law As 2nd Enrollment Period Draws Near
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Traffic Pollution May Be a Risk While Pregnant

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:15:24 EST
Reduced lung function seen in children at age 4, study says
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Living With a Smoker Like Living in a Polluted City: Study

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:15:16 EST
Air-particle levels in smoking households almost 10 times higher than nonsmoking homes
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More Plans Setting Spending Limits For Some Medical Services

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:45:10 EST
More Plans Setting Spending Limits For Some Medical Services
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CDC Tightens Rules on Caring for Ebola Patients

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:15:20 EST
Full body suits, respirators now recommended, along with monitor to observe workers removing gear
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Passengers From Ebola-Affected Countries Must Land at Designated U.S. Airports

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:15:16 EST
Testing would-be passengers in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone could spot 3 cases of disease a month
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Regular Doctor Visits Help Control Blood Pressure, Study Says

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:16:10 EST
Having health insurance also associated with better readings
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Parkinson's Drugs May Spur Compulsive Behaviors

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:15:25 EST
Study estimated a 10 percent increased risk of impulsive gambling, shopping and hypersexuality
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Herceptin Boosts Survival for Breast Cancer, Study Reports

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:15:24 EST
Taking drug in addition to chemotherapy also reduces risk of cancer recurrence
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Why Aren 19t There Sex Drugs for Women?

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:05:03 EST
The FDA has approved six brand-name drugs to help men get an erection. But it has yet to green-light a drug -- a 1Cpink Viagra 1D -- to help women distressed about their lack of libido.
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For Infertility Treatment, Should He Drink Less Coffee, More Booze?

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:15:16 EST
Study suggests male beverage consumption affects in vitro fertilization results
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Medication Errors Occur Every 8 Minutes in U.S. Children

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:15:14 EST
Study finds that liquid drugs are the most commonly misused at home
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Goodbye to Reading Glasses?

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:16:52 EST
Implantable eye device shows promise in preliminary trial, researchers say
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