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Health Officials Investigating Paralysis in Kids With Enterovirus D68

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:32:42 EST
Some children hospitalized with breathing problems caused by enterovirus D68 in Colorado and Kansas City have also developed unexplained paralysis in their arms and legs, officials say.
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Medical Implant Devices Skate Through Review Process, Studies Claim

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:15:23 EST
Researchers criticize FDA for lax oversight; agency defends its approach
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Antibiotic Use Before Age 2 Might Raise Obesity Risk, Study Says

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:15:16 EST
Researchers suspect broad-spectrum versions change makeup of microbes in gut
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Drug Gives Big Survival Boost Against Type of Advanced Breast Cancer

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:15:23 EST
Women with HER2-positive tumors gained an average 16 more months of life with Perjeta, study finds
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Obese in Adolescence, Colon Cancer in Later Life?

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:15:21 EST
Study doesn't prove cause-and-effect, but suggests the need for healthy habits in childhood
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American Doctor Exposed to Ebola Admitted to NIH Hospital

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:17:27 EST
The patient was working in West Africa; not clear if infection occurred
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Small Heart, Stroke Risks From Asthma Drug: FDA

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:10:38 EST
A safety study done by the maker of the asthma drug omalizumab (Xolair) suggests it poses slightly increased but serious risks for heart attacks and mini-strokes known as TIAs (transient ischemic attacks), the FDA says.
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After-School Exercise Yields Brain Gains: Study

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:15:22 EST
Findings suggest physical education, recess may improve academic success
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Pediatricians Endorse IUDs, Implants for Teen Birth Control

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:15:13 EST
These methods are more reliable than condoms, birth control pills, experts say
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Texas and Florida Expand Medicaid – For Kids

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 07:45:11 EST
Texas and Florida Expand Medicaid – For Kids
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Scientists Detect Early Sign of Pancreatic Cancer

Sun, 28 Sep 2014 15:15:09 EST
Finding might lead one day to test for a disease that's hard to detect before advanced stages
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The Future of Cancer Detection

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 18:20:58 EST
Spotting cancer early is key, but trying to do that -- often when there are no symptoms -- has been challenging. Still, more and more evidence suggests that all cancers have a signature, or even a scent, that can be detected early.
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Weekly Diabetes Drugs: FAQs

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 16:09:14 EST
The recent FDA approval of Trulicity, an injectable type 2 diabetes drug, gives people a third option when it comes to once-a-week diabetes medication. WebMD asked two doctors and a pharmacist familiar with the new medications to answer some commonly asked questions about the weekly options.
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Breast-Feeding May Cut Risk for Aggressive Breast Cancer in Black Women

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:15:14 EST
Finding was specific to tough-to-treat estrogen receptor-negative tumors, researchers say
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Preemies May Have Stronger Immune Systems Than Suspected

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 13:15:18 EST
Study finds infant's cells can mount inflammatory response to bacteria
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Stress Might Be Even More Unhealthy for the Obese

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 13:15:15 EST
Repeated exposure tied to escalation of inflammatory protein levels, but only in overweight people, study finds
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Debate Grows Over Employer Plans With No Hospital Benefits

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 07:45:11 EST
Debate Grows Over Employer Plans With No Hospital Benefits
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Researchers Evaluate Blood Test for Psychosis

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 17:15:26 EST
Study provides insight into schizophrenia
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Whooping Cough Vaccine Rates During Pregnancy Fall Short: CDC

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 17:15:24 EST
Infants at highest risk for illness and death from the infection
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Nature Walks With Others May Keep Depression at Bay

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 17:15:19 EST
Study found they lowered stress levels, lifted spirits after illness, job loss, divorce, death of loved one
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Junk Food Cravings Linked to Brain Lapse

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 17:15:15 EST
Reduced activity in the area that controls self-restraint can boost high-calorie cravings, study shows
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Half of HIV-Positive Gay Men in U.S. Aren't Getting Proper Treatment

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:15:21 EST
CDC report recommends greater effort to boost HIV testing and retain patients in care
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3rd U.S. Aid Worker Infected With Ebola Released From Hospital

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:15:19 EST
Treatments included experimental drug and blood transfusions from a fellow medical missionary who survived the virus
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Brain Chemical May Help Control Tourette 'Tics'

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:15:17 EST
Scientists say their finding may lead to new treatments for the disorder
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Special Therapy May Help Relieve 'Complicated Grief'

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 13:15:29 EST
Standard depression treatment is less successful after a loved one dies, study finds
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Can Diet Affect Multiple Sclerosis?

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:44:57 EST
A large new study of dietary patterns and risk for multiple sclerosis finds no relationship between eating a high-quality, healthy diet and a lower risk of getting MS.
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Obesity Isn't Sole Cause of Type 2 Diabetes

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 09:15:23 EST
Researchers uncover new genetic mutations, other contributing factors
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Can All Work and No Play Make You Diabetic?

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 23:15:48 EST
Blue-collar jobs of 55 hours a week or more might raise your risk, study says
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Increasing Skirt Sizes May Hike Your Breast Cancer Risk: Study

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 23:15:45 EST
British researchers suggest that going up a size every 10 years raised chances of disease by 33 percent
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Common Painkillers Tied to Blood Clot Risk, Study Suggests

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 23:15:43 EST
NSAID medicines include aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen/Aleve
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BMI, Waist Size, and Other Ways to See if You're Overweight

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 17:28:20 EST
WebMD reports on BMI, waist size, and other measurements -- and explains why some fall short in gauging obesity.
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Varicose Vein Treatments All Work, but Aren't Quite Equal

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 17:20:11 EST
Study found minor differences between three therapies
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Can Media Multitasking Alter Your Brain?

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:48:21 EST
The more wired you are, the less dense your gray matter, study suggests
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Study: Family-Based Therapy Can Aid Those With Anorexia

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:48:07 EST
Teaching parents to help their children with eating behaviors may lead to faster weight gain, researchers say
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Memory Slips in Senior Years May Signal Dementia Risk

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:44:56 EST
Healthy elderly people who begin reporting memory lapses are significantly more likely to be diagnosed with dementia roughly a decade later, new research suggests.
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Soda Giants Pledge to Make Calorie Cuts in Their Drinks

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:39:10 EST
Soda Giants Pledge to Make Calorie Cuts in Their Drinks
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Drugs Not Always Best for Mild High Blood Pressure

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 15:51:45 EST
Treating mild high blood pressure with drugs has unclear benefit and adds steep sums to national health care expenses, experts write in an article published online Sept. 14 in BMJ.
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Scientists Explain Why Statins Raise Diabetes Risk

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 11:15:34 EST
Taking statins can lead to weight gain, raised blood sugar levels, and it can increase the chances of getting type 2 diabetes, say scientists who have been trying to explain why.
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Better-Educated People More Open to Dubious Health Info on Web: Study

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 09:15:10 EST
Also more likely to trust non-professional advice from social media, video sharing, researchers say
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Insurance Brokers Key To Kentucky's Obamacare Success

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 07:45:15 EST
Insurance Brokers Key To Kentucky's Obamacare Success
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Drinking Alcohol More Common on Exercise Days

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 19:15:11 EST
Study authors say it's not clear why physical activity and alcohol appear linked
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Diabetes Rates Leveling Off in U.S.

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 17:20:15 EST
After 20-year increase, cases have been tapering lately, but some groups still at risk: government report
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Anti-Smoking Policies May Also Curtail Drinking

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 17:20:11 EST
Study: Where smoking declines, so does consumption of beer, hard liquor
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Younger Age at First Drink, Higher Odds for Problem Drinking: Study

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 17:20:09 EST
How soon teen gets drunk after trying first drink also raises risk, researchers report
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Number Of Marketplace Insurers To Rise 25 Percent, HHS Says

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:45:09 EST
Number Of Marketplace Insurers To Rise 25 Percent, HHS Says
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FDA Warns Doctors of Danger From Fake Drugs

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:15:40 EST
Health care providers ordering meds should view 'too good to be true' offers with suspicion, agency says
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Ketamine: The Future of Depression Treatment?

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:26:51 EST
A growing body of research shows there may be new hope against depression: the anesthetic drug ketamine.
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Ebola Cases Could Reach 1.4 Million in Months, CDC Predicts

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:15:22 EST
More than twice as many people are falling ill in Liberia, Sierra Leone as reported, health officials say
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Breast Milk a Risk for Spreading Common Virus to Preemies, Study Finds

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:15:17 EST
CMV dangerous for low birth weight infants, but mom can be tested before delivery to see if she carries virus
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Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs May Help After Certain Strokes

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:15:18 EST
Statins appear to boost survival rates after bleeding in the brain, study reports
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